UK-Plymouth, Field House
June 2011




LAUNCHED: 9 November 2010.       LAST UPDATED: 22 May 2011


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Rob's UK cell phone: 07789 080436

[If calling from overseas, drop the first zero and add the UK calling code: 44]


ROB'S ITINERARY (and others as well):

No Day Date Description/Activity Location Notes
1 Wednesday 25 May Fly BOS-LHR In flight Drive to Nashua, leaving no later than 1:30 pm. Secure car and take Boston Express bus to airport, departing 3 pm, arrive Logan at 4:15 pm, service #13. Phone: 1-800-639-8080.
Possibly go to Salem, NH, and leave car in order to get bus coming back. Leave at 2:50 pm (arr 3:50), 3:50 (arr 4:50), 5:50 (arr 6:50), or 6:50 (arr 7:50).
Iberia 4641 (British Airways BA 214) Depart 10pm
2 Thursday 26 May Arr LHR 9:15am Union Jack Club, London Reservation No : 209375. £307.50/5 nights (change to 4).
Dulwich College in pm (Aurora). Train: Victoria-West Dulwich.
RGS, V&A, Christies, Sothebys re AA.
3 Friday 27 May Auroras: Windsor, Eton Union Jack Club, London Windsor 10am (Aurora). Train: Waterloo-Windsor Riverside. 1 hour.
Eton in pm (Aurora; Oates plaque). If time, RGS, V&A Natl Art Library (10-22 Fri), Christies, Sothebys re AA. Dinner with Bonham/Leggatt perhaps.
4 Saturday 28 May To Ann Shirley in Canterbury Union Jack Club, London Train possibilities: Appear to be 2 an hour, 22" and 52" after the hour. Dep: Victoria 8:22. Arr: Canterbury East 9:58. Dep: Canterbury East 7:32 pm. Arr: Victoria 9:07 pm. No changes. Ca, 1-1/2 hours. £25.90ret
Little Bridge Place, Bridge, Kent CT4 5LG
Take cab to and from station, ca. 3 miles.
5Sunday 29 May In London. Union Jack Club, London LLAGs. British Library. V&A Natl Art Library (open 10-5:45). St Pancras hotel. Dinner with Bonham/Leggatt perhaps.
6 Monday 30 May In London. Jennifer Speirs BANK HOLIDAY. LLAGs
Extra free day on railpass. Possibilities: Manchester, York
YRK: Dep Kings Cross (KGX). Every 30 minutes or so. No changes. Ca. 2 hours.
Visit regimental museum if open on the holiday. YRK-EDB Ca. 2-1/2 hours. 2 trains an hour. No changes.
7 Tuesday 31 May Nat Lib Scotland Jennifer Speirs Day 1/4 BritRailPass, $289. Probably London-Edinburgh. ca. 4-4.5 hours. Dep KGX 10:00 Arr EDB 14:25.
8 Wednesday 1 June Dundee Heritage Trust Probably hotel in Dundee, or travel north depending on weather. Day 2/4 BritRailPass, $289. Edinburgh-Dundee. ca. 1.2 hours. Dep EDB 9, 9:28, 10, 10:27, 11.
Could go DEE to INV in pm. 1 change in ABD. Dep 2pm Arr 5:45pm
9 Thursday 2 June Touring Jennifer Speirs Day 3/4 BritRailPass, $289. Dundee-Aberdeen-Inverness-Edinburgh Dep DEE 9:04 Arr ABD 10:16. Dep ABD 13:40 Arr INV 15:59. Dep INV 16:53 Arr EDB 20:29. Alternative is to go back to EDB and spend time there. INV-EDB Dep 12:47 Arr 4:24pm 3-1/2 hours.
Duffy flies US to Shannon.
Joe takes ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard, Wales, arriving Friday 00.45.
10 Friday 3 June Train to London then Plymouth Jurys Inn Plymouth.
Room for 3 in 3 beds.
Day 4/4 BritRailPass, $289. EDB-LON ca. 4-4.5 hours. LON-PLY ca. 3-3.5 hours. Dep. EDB 9:30 Arr KGX 14:10. Dep PAD 15:06 Arr PLY 18:38.
Film 'Great White South.'
Joe arrives in Plymouth early afternoon.
11 Saturday 4 June Scott 100 gathering Jurys Inn Plymouth.
Room for 3 in 3 beds.
9:30 Welcome. 9:45-10:40 David Wilson. 10:45-11:30 Stig Anderson. 12-1 Michael Smith. Lunch 2:15-3 Isobel Williams. 3:30-4:15 Charles Lagerbom.
6pm Civic Reception (Lord Mayor, apparently. We're invited)
7:30 for 8 Banquet.
12 Sunday 5 June Scott 100 gathering Jurys Inn Plymouth.
Room for 3 in 3 beds.
10-11 Sara Wheeler. 11:30-12:30 Meredith Hooper. 2-2:45 Paul Davies. 3:15-4 Bob Headland. 4-4:30 Q&A.
Rumelys depart Newark 9:20pm for LHR on Virgin Atlantic.
Pay MC & Disc bills.
Ring Landmark Trust caretaker Elaine Blatchford 01 453 757044
13 Monday 6 June Scott 100 gathering
RGS AGM
Jurys Inn Plymouth.
Room for 3 in 3 beds.
To Stoke Demerel school to see Scott Bust.
10-12 coach tour.
Visit Paul & Andrea Davies in Kingsbridge.
Inspect AA.
Or do AA, then Davies, then tour if possible
Dinner on HMS Drake (not a ship after all!)
Field House rental begins 4pm (but Joe and I will miss that).
Rumelys arrive LHR 9:25am Terminal 3.
Conrad arrives at Gatwick at 10:35am. Takes train to Stroud, dep 12:03, arr 3:22pm.
Pay MC & Disc bills.
14 Tuesday 7 June Plymouth to Minchinhampton Field House-Landmark Trust Joe and Rob drive up in his car with some Antarctic stops along the way, perhaps.
Duffy departs Shannon 7am for LHR. Train to Stroud.
15 Wednesday 8 June Local touring Minchinhampton-Field House-Landmark Trust Oxford, Cheltenham, Malmesbury, Tetbury, Cotswolds, etc.
16 Thursday 9 June Local touring Minchinhampton-Field House-Landmark Trust Oxford, Cheltenham, Malmesbury, Tetbury, Cotswolds, etc.
17 Friday 10 June Local touring Minchinhampton-Field House-Landmark Trust Oxford, Cheltenham, Malmesbury, Tetbury, Cotswolds, etc.
18 Saturday 11 June Local touring Minchinhampton-Field House-Landmark Trust Oxford, Cheltenham, Malmesbury, Tetbury, Cotswolds, etc.
"Garden Party" 4 pm onwards
19 Sunday 12 June Local touring Minchinhampton-Field House-Landmark Trust
20 Monday 13 June Field House. Depart Field House by 10am Joe & Rob drive to Cardiff, perhaps via Bickley.
Royal Hotel in Cardiff. £65 per night total.
Sightseeing in Cardiff as time allows.
Captain Scott Dinner Monday evening, Royal Hotel.
Duffy departs London for home.
21 Tuesday 14 June Cardiff Sightseeing in Cardiff, as time allows. Joe departs for Fishguard for 2:30pm ferry to Rosslare. Rob dropped off somewhere along the way, perhaps Swansea.
22 Wednesday 15 June Rob Swansea?-LHR. Fly home Iberia 4243 (American Airlines AA155. Seat 32F). Dep 6:05pm Arr 8:45pm.
Last Boston Express bus is 8:40 pm so will probably have to stay overnight somewhere. Possibly leave car at Salem, NH, not Nashua, to avoid staying over in Boston.
These buses depart Logan 9:25 pm (arr 10:35 pm) or 10:35 pm (arr 11:35 pm)
Rumelys dep 4:15pm for home, Virgin Atlantic, Terminal 3 LHR.


- Scott statue (get ladder)
- Browning settlement
- V+A auction cats
- Christies, Sothebys
- RGS archives