On Wednesday 26th February twenty members of Ashdown Probus Club and their Partners enjoyed a guided visit to London’s Imperial War Museum.
The party was split into two small groups, each led by a highly knowledgeable official guide. The tour lasted an hour, and covered the history of the museum itself, together with an explanation of just some of the most important exhibits, including a Lancaster bomber, a Russian T-24 tank, and the casing of one of the atom bombs, fortunately never used.
The guided tour was really only a taster of the huge collection that the museum holds. After a lunch at The Three Stags pub many of us were ready to go back to learn more. Sadly, though, that was not to be, as the museum had to close to deal with an unexplained alarm. Not to be deterred, a group of doughty Probus members was last seen marching off towards Borough Market – perhaps for a second lunch?
The visit was organised by Phil Parker and Neil Platt, who are really becoming most accomplished in arranging tours of this nature. Thank you again, Phil and Neil, for a most enjoyable day out.
Footnote: As many of us were disappointed not to be able to continue our visit after lunch we will circulate all members about a possible “follow up” trip to the IWM in the coming weeks.