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2004/2005 Lectures PD

September 14th The Bessemer Converter

Dr Denis Smith, PhD, MSc, DIC, CEng

Story of the Bessemer Converter presented by our President

October 12th AGM (members only) followed by a members slide and video evening Back by popular demand

November 9th Secret Underground Factories and Bunkers

Frank Turner

Secret underground facilities by author and previous speaker

December 14th Papermaking in the Gade Valley

Mike Stanyon

Worlds first paper making machine was sited at Frogmore. Talk by retired Dacorum Heritage Trust officer

January 11th Rockets, Rains & Roman Candles: A History of Fireworks

Dr Gerry Moss

The story of fireworks by the Chairman of Surrey Industrial Heritage Group

February 8th The Routemaster Bus

Colin Curtis OBE

A history of the world’s most recognisable bus after its 50th birthday. Talk is by renowned expert and organiser of the birthday party

March 8th History of Scammell Lorries Ltd

John Faddelle

History of Scammell and some of its vehicles by an ex heavy vehicle engineer at Scammell

April 12th Submarine Cables

Glyn Wrench

A talk about the cables we all take for granted by a member of the National Maritime Museum and ex Global Marine Systems

April Annual study trip A repeat of the society’s successful weekend trip to look at an areas industrial heritage. Details to be confirmed during the programme and online

May 10th Brunel, GWR & Paddington Station

Dr Steven Brindle

The making of Paddington Station by English Heritages London Region Inspector of Ancient Monuments

June 14th (Date may change) Day visit to Kempton Park Engine

2003/2004 Lectures

Sept 9th

Tony Rooke Author

REPLACED I Come About the Drains (The influence of Roman Engineering on Architecture)

Oct 14th

Richard Thomas

Waterway Wonders (The canal system)

Nov 11th

Brian Strong Secretary GLIAS

Distilling in London

Dec 9th

Alan Crocker Surrey Industrial History Group

Wm. McMurray Wiremaker, Paper maker &Espartero

Jan 13th

Malcom Tucker Engineering Historian & Industrial Archaeologist

Gas Holders History and Design

Feb 10th

David Perman Curator Ware Museum

The Malting Industry

Mar 9th

Richard Muir Surrey Industrial History Group

Beacons, Semaphore & Radar

Apr 13th

Gordon Knowles Lecturer & Author on Transport & Industrial History

Dennis of Guildford, manufacturers of busses, fire eng’s & lorries

May 11th

Geoffrey Starmer President Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group

The Rise and Decline of the Northamptonshire Iron Industry

June 8th Visit

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