Newcomen Atmospheric Engine to be awarded an Engineering Heritage Award

Posted: October 1st, 2017

The Society is proud that the Newcomen Atmospheric Engine will be awarded an Engineering Heritage Award by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The Newcomen Society moved the engine from the Coventry Canal for preservation in Dartmouth, Newcomen’s birthplace in 1962. The Ceremony will take place at the Engine House (Tourist Information Centre), Mayor’s Avenue,  Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9YY at 14.30 on Saturday 21 October in the presence of senior representatives of the I.Mech.E, the Newcomen Society and the Mayor and Mayoress of Dartmouth. All interested are invited to attend. For more information please contact d.perrett647@btinternet.com

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