We are a networking, social and discussion group having business or personal interest in transportation issues, methods and logistics.

 

Next Meeting - Wednesday 10 November 2021.

The guest speaker for this meeting will be Brian Heard, a retired Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Officer . The venue will be the Club Room at the Mercure Norwich Hotel, 121, 131 Boundary Rd, Norwich NR3 2BA commencing with drinks in the Hotel's Reception bar from 6.00 pm. The 2 course dinner will be served at 6.45pm.  The event is open not only to Club members and their guests but anyone else interested in finding out  about the Norwich Traffic Club or just interested in the speakers subject matter. 

In the interest of protection the health and safety of our members,  guests and the hotel staff we will be continuing to exercise a degree of social distancing

Non members wanting to find out more and and perhaps book a place  should contact Barry Parnell, Hon. Secretary at thenorwichtrafficclub@gmail.com.

October event reports:

On 3rd October members and their quests enjoyed a  tour of the Classic Team Lotus FI museum at the Lotus Factory in Hethel. During the tour their guide took them through the history of Lotus since it moved to Norfolk from Hertfordshire in 1963 and during visits to the workshop and F1 car museum where they leant about the engineering and the race cars. All who took part rated this an excellent tour and good value for money.

The 13th October meeting was attended by 16 members and guest who heard from Mike Mizen, an associate Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides whose subject of the Victoria Cross, its origin, status and many of the people who one this prestigious medal, was very interesting and well received. The   attendance numbers at this, our first meeting since February 2020, were slightly lower lower than pre- Covid19 lockdown levels, However, this was not unexpected given the concerns still prevalent regarding potential transmission, we are still operating social distancing rules  and as the season progresses hope to build attendance confidence among the membership.

 

 

 President’s Message May 2021

he 2020/21 season has been a very strange one. We have been unable to meet as a club face to face which is very disappointing as a lot of hard work goes in to planning the monthly meetings and the Christmas and Annual dinners which all had to be cancelled. Thankfully, the club has not been affected financially and the finances remain in a good place..

click here to see full content of the President's May 2020 Message.

Click here to see the 2021-22committee members names and roles.

 

A Brief History of Norwich Traffic Club

The Norwich Traffic Club was born on 25th January 1933, the date of the preliminary meeting at Langfords Restaurant at which it was founded with 31 members.

The Club came into being at the time when transport problems were assuming greater importance than ever before, and there was a need for some common ground on which responsible managers could meet irrespective of the forms of transport in which they were engaged.

Today the Club boasts around 65 members, both Personal and Corporate, from all aspects of the Transport Industry, who meet monthly for informal donners and to debate and discuss important topics related to Transport today. The opportunity for business networking is also at the core of the Club’s activity and best practice and business improvement develops from these meetings.

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