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Visits, Extra Meetings & AGM

Saturday 12 April SERIAC 2014 - South East Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference
Annual one-day conference at Royal Russell School, Croydon
Saturday 26 July Presentation of Conservation Award & SIHG AGM
Abinger Hall Waterwheel and Pump

Lecture Course at Guildford 2014-15

The 39th Series of Industrial Archaeology Lectures
Tuesdays 1930 - 2130 at the Diocesan Education Centre, Guildford Cathedral.

7 October 2014
The Peak Forest Canal and Railway: their place in the development of canals and early railways
Grahame Boyes, Railway & Canal Historical Society
21 October 2014
Traditional Tide Mills
David Plunkett, Chairman Mills Research Group
  4 November 2014
The History of Brewing
Ken Smith, Publications Editor Brewery History Society
18 November 2014
150 years of London Underground Design
Mark Ovenden, Author & Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
2 December 2014
How Steam Reforming Saved the Gas Industry
Dr Fred Starr, Newcomen Society
16 December 2014
Members’ Talks Evening - Free to all lecture attendees (even if not members of SIHG)
Short talks by members plus refreshments and a chance to meet other members.

Christmas Break

20 January 2015
Railway electrification
Peter Bosomworth, Locomotive Engineer and Railway Enthusiast
3 February 2015
Harry Ferguson and the Agricultural Revolution
Ed Marshall, Newcomen Society
17 February 2015
Prehistoric metalworking from scratch - relearning ancient knowledge.
Fergus Milton, Experimental metallurgist at Butser Ancient Farm
3 March 2015
The London Water Ring Main
John How, voluntary consultant, Inland Waterways Association & Basingstoke Canal Society
17 March 2015
Superseding the Seamstress; a history of the sewing machine
Dr Martin Gregory, Newcomen Society & HIAS

Lecture Courses at Leatherhead 2014-15

Thursdays 1000-1200 Room G6 The Institute Leatherhead

Autumn 2014

  2 Oct History of Roads in Britain
Douglas Irvine - Structural Engineer
  9 Oct Old Ocean Liners
Richard Mellor -
Maritime Carrier Shipping UK Ltd
16 Oct 200 years of Steam Locomotives
Peter Bosomworth - Engineer
23 Oct Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre
Museum Speaker
30 Oct The Beginning of the London Underground
Geoff Roles - SIHG
  6 Nov Half Term Visit to Greenwich
13 Nov WWI Tunnelling Unit
Ken Tythacott - SIHG
20 Nov The Efficient Use of Steam
Bob Bryson - SIHG
27 Nov Future Sources of Energy
ExxonMobil Speaker
  4 Dec The History of the Great War
Michael Gilbert - Historian
11 Dec AIA Tour of Sweden 2011
David Neish
+ Members’ Talks

Spring 2015

  8 Jan Surrey Roads from Turnpike to Motorway
Gordon Knowles - SIHG
15 Jan Death of a Light Bulb
John Otten - Engineer
22 Jan Three Victorian Railway Bridges
Douglas Irvine - Structural Engineer
29 Jan Steam Power in Miniature
Frank Paine - Lecturer
  5 Feb Papermaking in Hertfordshire
Michael Stanyon - Archivist
12 Feb Half Term Visit to Frogmore Paper Mill
      Hemel Hempstead,
      - own trnsport, please arrange car shares
Contact Bob Bryson for information
19 Feb Nineteenth Century Monorails
Adrian Garner - Lecturer
26 Feb Mille Miglia 2014
Angela Hume - Brooklands Trust
  5 Mar History of Lubrication
Peter Longstaff - ExxonMobile
12 Mar The Lighter Side of the V Force
Bill Turnill - ex Vulcan Pilot
19 Mar Preserved Railways in the USA
Alan Thomas - SIHG