March with BMtv and Members Talks
03 March 2021
After the success of our first live zoom talk we have scheduled in two more for this month, you'll find details of both of these below as well as what is coming up in the March edition of the Track. The team has also been busy uploading and recording new videos over the last month, you can catch-up on the latest uploads at the bottom of this page
April marks the 30th anniversary of the public opening of Brooklands Museum and during that month we’ll be bringing you some special programmes and live online
events to mark the occasion.
The History of Goodwood Monday 8th March 7pm
We'll be joined by author Harry Sherrard for a look back at the history of Goodwood from King Charles II and the creation of the Duke of Richmond in 1672 through to the modern day motor racing revival of the 1990s.
Campbell@100 Thursday 25th March 7pm
Marking the occasion of Donald Campbell’s 100th Birthday we'll be bringing together members of his family for a conversation about the legendary record breaker.
The Track is broadcast on Brooklands Radio on the last Thursday of the month at
1pm and the following Wednesday at 7pm. That show is then available as a podcast via Brooklands Radio.
The March edition features Dr Iain Murray talking about The Highball bomb and personal recollections from Bob Webb about his friend, and the Brooklands All-Stars Banjo player, Tony Pitt who died in January.
Catch-up on BMtv
Highball - The other bouncing bomb
A very successful live Zoom webinar with 89 in the live audience. Dr Iain Murray instructed us on the story behind this Barnes Wallis designed bomb, what was its use and how and why did it come to Brooklands in 2019. A niche story with quite a blast. We suspect Iain will be back later in the year with more to say about Sir Barnes and his inventions.
The Michael Turner Collection
Without doubt the most intensive and detailed post production of any of our talks to date. Michael is a world renowned artist whose attention to detail extends to our production of the video about his talk on the book. The work and time, 20 hours plus, involved in creating the best images of his work with correct colour balance, hue and focus was a fascinating learning curve for both Mark and Michael. The devil is in the detail, for all to see. Michael will be back later to talk about his aviation art. We can't wait.
We celebrated our 100th podcast delivery with the Michael Turner Collection in February. For those who haven't considered the wonders of podcasts before, here is the link to our "In Conversations".
We recommend you download the Soundcloud App to your phone or ipad, find a comfy armchair and connect with "Brooklands Members In Conversation" through a pair of headphones. There is something for everyone who loves Brooklands. For instance have a listen to The Voices of Brooklands