Sunday 4th October 2020
A visit to the Royal Armouries Museum Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, PO76AN to see the astonishing collection of artillery. It will be a good morning out to enjoy and discover, the intriguing history of artillery and, how it has changed the nature of battles and affected the lives of many people between the 15th and 21st century, the phrase ‘must see’ truly applies to Fort Nelson’s astonishing collection of different artillery and guns from different time periods. Over 700 items of artillery from many countries and spanning 600 years are brought to life whilst sensitively telling the unique stories behind them, and set within 19 acres and featuring the Ramparts Parade eerie tunnels, restored barracks, museum galleries, the fort is an exciting day out whatever the weather!
Patricia and I have arranged reserved parking at Fort Nelson, there is a cost of £3 per car which is mandatory and needs to be paid in advance, however entry to the museum is free, once more ALL members must book with us in advance to secure the time slot of 10am to 12am. Again a maximum of only 30 people is allowed. All people and cars need to be in place no later than 09:45 to allow us all to gather ready for the start of the tour at 10am.
You have the option of having your own picnic beside your car after the tour of the museum, or take a drive to Wonderberrys Coffee Shop based at the Burlesdon Brickworks, Charlotte (owner) has assured Mal that the Coffee Shop meets all of the social distancing requirements, and that separate tables are available, we will need you to book if you wish to go, Please book your place no later than Friday 25th September 2020, as we need to confirm reservations at both the Wonderberrys Coffee Shop and Fort Nelson, plus pay for the reserved car parking at Fort Nelson.
PLEASE NOTE: The MX5OC Club, in accordance with the latest Government & Public Health England Guidance have limited the numbers attending MX5 drives to 30 people (not numbers of MX5’s) in total, so this will be done strictly on a “first come first served basis”!
The club has also requested that AC’s log names and contact phone numbers for all participants in these events, up to 30 members (max), as a safety measure. It will be a “manual list” and only held by our AC’s and therefore, not held on computer or any media device and will be destroyed by shredding or burning after the pre-determined time dictated by the MX5OC has passed. We will collect contact phone/mobile numbers on the day, as people arrive at Fort Nelson, as this is also a requirement for the list.
Patricia and Me look forward to seeing you all, Stay Safe
**Please be aware that, if the MX5OC club decide this event cannot go ahead, due to revised government guidelines, the event will be cancelled as soon as possible, so that Patricia and I can cancel with both venues.