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Visits, Extra Meetings & AGM

Saturday 28 April SERIAC 2012 - South East Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference
Annual one-day conference; in Newbury, Berks
Saturday 7 July Surrey Industrial History Group AGM + Conservation Award
Rural Life Centre, Tilford (details to follow)
Saturday 27 April SERIAC 2013 - South East Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference
Annual one-day conference; this year at Dartford Grammar School, Kent
Saturday 20 July SIHG AGM and Presentation of Conservation Award 2013
(Provisional date, details to be confirmed)

Lecture Course at Guildford 2012-13

The 37th Series of Industrial Archaeology Lectures
Tuesdays 1930 - 2130 at the University of Surrey (from december 2012 at the Education Centre, Guildford Cathedral).

2 October 2012
Robert Stephenson - Eminent Engineer
Dr Michael Bailey, Past President Newcomen Society
16 October 2012
Mapledurham Mill: The Millers Tale from Domesday to 2012
Mildred Cookson, Miller
30 October 2012
Crossing London’s River
Geoff Roles, SIHG member
13 November 2012
Thomas Newcomen: 300 years of his Engines
Prof David Perrett, Past President Newcomen Society
27 November 2012
The Coming of Railways to Mid-Surrey
Peter Tarplee, SIHG Hon. member

From December onwards the Tuesday Evening Meetings will be at
The Education Centre, Guildford Cathedral (Map)
The Education Centre is the first building on the left near the top
of the road up to the cathedral; enter by the first door you come to
Park on the left just before the Education Centre

11 December 2012
Members’ Evening - Free to all lecture attendees (even if not members of SIHG)
A social evening to celebrate our move to the new venue.
Short talks by members plus refreshments and a chance to meet other members.
The Development of the Battleship 1800 - 1914 by Bob Bryson
A Pilgrim Valve in 1961 by Roy Johnson
Building Models of Animal Machines by Jan Spencer
Surrey Roads from Turnpike to Motorway by Gordon Knowles

Christmas Break

15 January 2013
Industries of the Tillingbourne Valley
Prof Alan Crocker, SIHG President
29 January 2013
Surrey's Spas and Holy Water
Dr Gerry Moss, Past Chairman SIHG
12 February 2013
The Butterley Company (1790-2009)
Gwilym Roberts, Formerly Chairman Acer Group & President ICE
26 February 2013
The Story of the Schneider Trophy and the Spitfire
Colin van Geffen, Aviation Artist and Enthusiast
12 March 2013
The Changing Face of the Chemists Shop in the 20th Century
Tony Yoward, Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society member

Lecture Courses at Leatherhead 2012-13

Thursdays 1000-1200, The Institute Leatherhead. Programme co-ordinator: Bob Bryson.

Autumn 2012

  4 Oct History of Epsom Coaches
Steve Whiteway, Epsom Coaches
11 Oct The East India Company:
          The Foundation Stone of the Britsh Empire
Janet Bateson, RH7 History Group
18 Oct WW2 Defences in Surrey
Chris Shepheard, Rural Life Centre
25 Oct The Wealden Iron Industry
Jeremy Hodgkinson, WIRG
  1 Nov Firing and Driving a Steam Locomotive
Tony Drake, Bluebell Line
  8 Nov Half Term Visit
Milestones in Basingstoke
15 Nov Army Bridges
Derek Flippance, R E Museum
22 Nov Kingston’s Aviation Centenary &
          The History of UK V/STOL Aircraft
Chris Roberts, Aviation Consultant
29 Nov Cobham Mill
Paul Bryant & Michael Rodd,
Cobham Mill Conservation Trust
  6 Dec The Rise and Fall of Cine Film
Jon Weller, TV Historian
13 Dec Railways Around Leatherhead
Peter Tarplee, SIHG

Spring 2013

10 Jan The History of the Global Positioning System
Alan Thomas, SIHG
17 Jan Croydon Airport
John Wettern, Leatherhead LH Soc
24 Jan Brunel and the Brunel Museum
Robert Hulse, Director
31 Jan Calcutta and Beyond – India’s Industrial History
Paul Whittle
  7 Feb The Time Ball at Greenwich
Douglas Bateman, Horologist
14 Feb Half Term Visit
- to Firepower
21 Feb 500 Years of the Watch
David Thompson, Horology Curator BM
28 Feb Gomshall Tannery
Colin Woolmington, Manager
  7 Mar Landscape and Industry in the SE
Geoffrey Mead, Sussex University
14 Mar Regional Migration & the Industrial Revolution
Ken Tythacott
21 Mar Restoration and Operation of Paddle Steamers
Roddy McKee, PSPS