Events

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Surveying the UK’s oldest complete Newcomen Engine House, Brislington, 1740 @ BRISTOL BAWA
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by David Hardwick: Surveying the UK’s oldest complete Newcomen Engine House, Brislington, 1740

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Symposium: The White Salt Industry: Production, Transport & Impacts @ NORTHWICH The Lion Salt Works Museum
Oct 20 @ 10:45 am – 6:45 pm

The symposium on the technologies associated with White Salt, organised by the NewcomenNorth, will take place at The Lion Salt Works Museum outside Northwich on 20 October. Cheshire salt was known to the Celts and the Romans, but the emergence of Cheshire into Britain’s primary salt source was dependent on the development of the local transport infrastructure, including the Weaver Navigation and the Trent and Mersey Canal. Salt extraction in Cheshire continues on a major scale today, both through rock salt mining and through solution mining to provide brine for white salt production and as feedstock for the local chemical industries. The Symposium will look  at the geology of the Saltscape, the history of subsidence due to ‘wild’ brine pumping and touch on the challenge posed to HS2 as it passes through the salt country. We then have speakers on the historical development of both the production and the transport technologies for White Salt in Cheshire;  the ‘wild brine’ pumping technology used at Lion Salt Works and at Murgatroyd’s in Middlewich; and the modern ‘controlled’ solution mining technology developed in the early 20th century at Preesall near Fleetwood and deployed in Cheshire today. The day promises a fascinating insight into some less widely understood technologies. Further information and to book here SaltFlyer1808A4

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) Technology @ BRISTOL BAWA
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A lecture by Chris Hodrien: Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) Technology

Jan
10
Thu
2019
Lecture TBC @ BRISTOL BAWA
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
21
Thu
2019
Chepstow Bridge (1816) and John Rastrick @ BRISTOL BAWA
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A lecture by John Burrows: Chepstow Bridge (1816) and John Rastrick

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Rise and Fall-Steam and the Suspension Bridge @ BRISTOL BAWA
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A lecture by Stephen Jones

Apr
18
Thu
2019
Severn Bridge @ BRISTOL BAWA
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A lecture by Don Hillman

May
16
Thu
2019
SS Xantho and the Penn Engine @ BRISTOL BAWA
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A lecture by

John Anning: SS Xantho and the Penn Engine

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