Geoff Wallis C.Eng. MIMech E.

Geoff Wallis

After his indentured apprenticeship at Rolls Royce Aero Engines in Bristol, Geoffrey graduated at Bath University in Mechanical Engineering with French.

During his student days he volunteered at Crofton Beam Engines and at Ironbridge, where he soon realised this was where his life’s interest lay. Thus in 1975 he joined the newly-formed Dorothea Restoration Engineers Ltd, which he subsequently directed for 32 years, providing specialised restoration services throughout the UK.

He is a chartered engineer, founder-member and director of the Avon Industrial Buildings Trust, and of the National Heritage Ironwork Group, trustee of the Bath Industrial Heritage Trust, leader of the Ironwork Conservation course at West Dean College, and he lectures widely on engineering & conservation matters.

Geoff became a member of the Newcomen Society in 1984

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    Oct
    23
    Mon
    2017
    6:30 pm Gun barrels, Muskets to Tanks @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
    Gun barrels, Muskets to Tanks @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
    Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    A lecture by Stephen Cater
    Oct
    24
    Tue
    2017
    6:30 pm The Famous ‘Flying Scotsman’ – M... @ MANCHESTER Renold Building, University of Manchester
    The Famous ‘Flying Scotsman’ – M... @ MANCHESTER Renold Building, University of Manchester
    Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    The Famous ‘Flying Scotsman’ - Marketing, Circumstance and Chance   @ MANCHESTER Renold Building, University of Manchester | England | United Kingdom
    A lecture by Bob Gwynne who is an outstanding speaker from the National Railway Museum in York on a topic that needs no introduction. This is a (joint meeting with The Stephenson Locomotive Society. In the[...]
    Oct
    27
    Fri
    2017
    2:00 pm After the Age of Oil: reflection... @ EDINBURGH National Museum of Scotland
    After the Age of Oil: reflection... @ EDINBURGH National Museum of Scotland
    Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
    Book tickets at: www.nms.ac.uk/oil  or call 0300 123 6789 Dr Sam Alberti, Keeper of Science & Technology at National Museums Scotland chairs this discussion which focuses on the current challenges facing the Scottish energy industry[...]
    Nov
    1
    Wed
    2017
    7:00 pm A History of Mine Transport @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    A History of Mine Transport @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Dr Tom Elliott
    Nov
    14
    Tue
    2017
    2:00 pm The Willington Wagonway @ NEWCASTLE: Tyne&Wear Discovery Museum
    The Willington Wagonway @ NEWCASTLE: Tyne&Wear Discovery Museum
    Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    A lecture by Dominique Bell
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