Events

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

Oct
22
Mon
2018
A History of Metal Fatigue @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

A lecture by Professor Roderick A Smith: A history of metal fatigue and the development of an understanding of what it is and why it still causes problems

Nov
26
Mon
2018
The Engineer and the Metallurgist defeat Heat, Corrosion and Cold @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

A lecture by Dr David Dulieu: The Engineer and the Metallurgist defeat Heat, Corrosion and Cold – 50 years of technical applications of stainless, heat and corrosion resistant high alloy steels 1913 – 1963

Jan
28
Mon
2019
Who Designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge – Fact and Fiction @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

A lecture by Julia Elton: Who Designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge – Fact and Fiction. Construction of I K Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge was abandoned in 1853 and not completed until 1864 to a different design developed by Sir John Hawkshaw and W.H. Barlow. 

Feb
25
Mon
2019
The Age of Machinery – Engineering in the Industrial Revolution @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

A lecture by Dr Gillian Cookson: The Age of Machinery – Engineering in the Industrial Revolution

Apr
22
Mon
2019
Newcomen S Yorkshire AGM + lecture: Steam below sea- the Royal Navy K Class steam turbine submarines of WW1 @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Newcomen S Yorkshire  AGM followed by Chris Hodrien’s lecture: Steam below sea- the Royal Navy K Class steam turbine submarines of WW1

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