Streatley Day 1
At this time we drove to the youth hostel which is where we will be staying until day 5. This took us about 1 hour and 25-35 minutes. It wasn’t very exciting but that’s normal.
At this time we unloaded all the luggage and sat in the lounge and had a small chat. After that we all headed off to Didcot Railway Museum.
At this time we were at Didcot railway museum. Here there were loads and loads of trains and train tracks which were all very fascinating (which I think is everybody’s opinion so a basic fact). First we went for a hike
down beside the train track. Then we went into the engine shed and split up into different groups to look at different things in the shed. First we went to a steam train to look how the engines used to work. First you put the gears into first. Then you pull the regulator up and down and blow the whistle so people know you’re coming. After that we went and looked at all the trains. There were side tank, saddle tank, well tank and pannier tank engines. After that we had a big talk about how transport was used before
trains and how trains were invented, also how trains got faster over the decades. Then we had some lunch which was lovely, (as usual). After this we went over to the far end of the site. We met Mr Brunell and he talked
to us about how he built his own train track. At about 3:10pm we did lots of sketching of things around Didcot railway museum. After that we headed back to the youth hostel.
At this time everybody paraded to the classroom to study. We studied (except the dinner monitors who left at 5:40pm) until 6:00. Afterwards we headed back to study again until 8:00.
At this point we got ready for bed.