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Visits, Extra Meetings & AGM

Saturday 22 April SERIAC 2017 - South East Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference
Annual one-day conference at Worthing College, Sanditon Way, Worthing BN14 9FD
Hosted by Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society (SIAS)
Saturday 21 April SERIAC 2018 - South East Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference
Annual one-day conference at Windsor
Hosted by Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group (BIAG)

Lecture Course at Guildford 2017-18

The 42nd Series of Industrial Archaeology Lectures

Tuesdays 19:30 - 21:30
NEW VENUE Church House Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford GU2 7YF [map]

10 October 2017
The R101 Disaster and the Broken Elevator Cable
Dr Bryan Lawton, Newcomen Society
24 October 2017
The River Thames Society and the River Thames
Peter Finch, Chairman RTS
31 October 2017
The History of Croydon, London’s Main Airport of the 1920s and 1930s
Peter Skinner, Archivist, Historic Croydon Airport Trust
14 November 2017
Strange Planes
Colin van Geffen, Aviation Artist and Enthusiast
21 November 2017
Tales and Trails of the Tillingbourne Valley Project
Dr Anne Sassin, Surrey Hills

NEW VENUE Church House Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford GU2 7YF [map]
12 December 2017
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
The Stocking Frame & The Circular Sock Machine
Glenys Crocker
Thomas Sopwith 1803-1879
David Atkinson
Pilgrim’s Way Motor Co.
Peter Minett
Mechanisation of Agriculture & the Tractor
Bob Bryson
Christmas Break
  9 January 2018
The Development of the Motor Car in the Interwar Years
Trevor Williams. Farnham U3A
30 January 2018
The Planning and Construction of High Speed 1
Doug Irvine, Civil Engineer
  6 February 2018
Eric Alliott RFC, RAF and From Icarus to Airbus
Michael Alliott, son of an Aviation Pioneer
20 February 2018
Heroes & Villains of the Basingstoke Canal
R Cansdale, Basingstoke Canal Society
  6 March 2018
Shieldhall, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund
Graham Mackenzie, Chief Engineer of SS Shieldhall

Lecture Courses at Leatherhead 2017-18

Thursdays 10:00-12:00, Room G6 The Institute, 67 High Street, Leatherhead KT22 8AH.

Autumn 2017

  5 October
Maidstone, Gravesend and Rochester
Proposed Airports in Kent
that failed to take off
James Preston
  12 October
Development of Containerisation
and the fall of the Pioneer
British Companies
Richard Mellor
19 October
Regency Revels - the drama at
the opening of the Regents Canal
Lester Hillman
26 October (Half Term)
Guildford Visit
led by Hugh Anscombe
  2 November
The High Speed between St Pancras
and the Channel Tunnel
Douglas Irvine, Structural Engineer
  9 November
J Lyons & Co., tea rooms, Nippies, LEO
A K Lyons
16 November
The “Railway Man” Eric Lomax -
The Beginnings of his interest
in Railways
Michael Bailey
23 November
A Career in Aviation
Peter Hoar, Career Airman
30 November
Shell Transport and Trading
Hugh Anscombe, SIHG
  7 December
The BP Deep Water Horizon Incident
Richard Rumble
14 December
Members’ short talks

Spring 2018

11 January
Collapsing Buildings
and how to save them
Chris Shaw
18 January
The Titanic
Bob Bryson SIHG
25 January
The Future is Square -
P.O. Street Furniture
Julian Stray, P.O. Museum
1 February
Southern Railway and Transport
Reg Davies
8 February
Patrick Griffin, Crossrail
15 February (Half Term)

22 February
LEO The Lyons Computer
Neville Lyons
1 March
Snow Emergency
small group discussion

8 March
Geoff Roles
15 March
Alexander Raby and the Downside Mill
Richard Savage, SyAS
22 March
Members’ short talks