Glasgow’s Riverside Museum

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When Papa Joe was a little boy, he lived in Glasgow and he can still reminisce about the trams, trolley buses and the smell of ‘The Subway’. So he was delighted to explore Glasgow’s modern Riverside Museum and see all the old vehicles that he remembered so well.

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Quiz Walk : Spitalfields

Explore Spitalfields in London’s East End, a contrasting mix of narrow cobbled streets, historic Victorian buildings, modern glass office towers and piazzas full of sculptures.

The walk is circular and about 1½ miles long.

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The Tank Museum – Bovington- Dorset

Watch out – Papa Joe takes command of a Chieftain Tank!

We then watched the Tanks In Action Display which was takes place at in the outdoor arena. It was thrilling watching the tanks speed around the arena. You can also pay for a ride around the arena in tracked vehicles.

The Tank Museum, which has been greatly enlarged since we first went over 25 years ago, has lots of excellent things to do which will appeal to all the family.

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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Which is my favourite Roald Dahl Story?

The choice is so hard, ‘James and the Giant Peach’ is great, ‘ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ a classic, but I think ‘THE BFG’  wins.

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On the river at Christchurch – Dorset

It is just like ‘Swallows and Amazon’ the grandma next to me exclaimed and I thought how right she was. Now Swallows and Amazons is a classic childrens book but Papa Joe spent his boyhood reading ‘Biggles’.  Of course, The Mayhems think Peppa Pig is a classic so I will have to explain the story to all of them.

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