On the Sunday morning of the NWR Conference weekend a large group of us were taken on an underground tour of the Victorian sewers of Brighton. There are 48km of sewers - but we only walked along 366 metres!
The conference this year was full of interest, lively conversation and fun! Fortunately, my journey to Brighton was considerably less traumatic than some, due to ongoing industrial action and flash flooding in London.
On 12 May 2016, anyone in the UK could record their diary and send it to the Mass Observation Archive, which is housed at The Keep in Brighton. The Mass Observation Archive specialises in material about everyday life in Britain and our members were asked to send their diaries in, not only to The Mass Observation Archive, but to NWR as well so that we could get a glimpse into a day in the life of our members.
On Saturday 5 March, Thornbury North group had an interesting and enjoyable visit to the BBC Studios for radio and television in Bristol. A group of 16 of us were given a guided tour around the BBC Bristol complex, visiting radio and television studios, especially the Points West studio and also the roof garden from where the weather forecast is often broadcast.