Events

Oct
3
Wed
2018
The R101 Disaster and the Broken Elevator Cable @ BIRMINGHAM ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum,
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A lecture by Dr Bryan Lawton

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
7
Wed
2018
Development of the Engineering Drawing Office @ BIRMINGHAM ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum,
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A lecture by Ivor Lewis

Jan
2
Wed
2019
The Cobb Land Speed Record Car @ BIRMINGHAM ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum,
Jan 2 @ 4:07 pm – 5:07 pm

A lecture by Dr Jim Andrew

Feb
6
Wed
2019
Opportunities for Women in Wireless Telegraphy during World War One @ BIRMINGHAM ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum,
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A lecture by Dr Elizabeth Bruton

Mar
6
Wed
2019
The History of Gas Manufacture in the U.K. @ BIRMINGHAM ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum,
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A lecture by Russell Thomas

Apr
3
Wed
2019
The Early History of the Newcomen Engine @ BIRMINGHAM ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum,
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A lecture by Mike Potts

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