Newcomen North West

Chairman: Jonathan Aylen
Hon Secretary: Robert Steeds

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Events


Sep
25
Tue
2018
NW Regional AGM + Lecture: George E Davis and the Dawning of Chemical Engineering in Britain @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Newcomen North West AGM followed by Peter Reed’s lecture:  George E Davis and the Dawning of Chemical Engineering in Britain. The founder of the Chemical Trade Journal who taught at Manchester Technical College – the foundation of chemical engineering in Britain

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
30
Tue
2018
Vulcan to the Sky – the legendary Avro Vulcan @ MANCHESTER Renold Building, University of Manchester
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Dr Robert Plemming. The Renold Building is entered from Altrincham Street, close to Piccadilly Railway station taxi exit and Tram Stop.  There is a multi-storey car park on Charles Street with a pedestrian exit on Sackville Street which leads to the Renold Building.  The Renold Building is the tall white building with the zig-zag front and open glass staircase. There will be a small charge to defray expenses.

Nov
27
Tue
2018
Cold War to Coal Trains @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A joint meeting with the Computer Conservation Society. Please note start time of 18.00.Jonathan Aylen’s lectureJoint Meeting with Computer Conservation Society:  Cold War to Coal Trains –  TOPS – British Railways’ first computer based train operating system. How computers helped transform British Rail from a craft based industry to modern management

Jan
29
Tue
2019
It’s not just about the robot! @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Bob Bowden: It’s not just about the robot! The development of automated welding

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Learning Through Archaeology: Killingworth Billy @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Joint Meeting with the Stephenson Locomotive Society. Dr Michael Bailey and Peter Davidson: Learning Through Archaeology: Killingworth Billy

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Bulldozers  @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A joint lecture with the Institution of Structural Engineers:  Dr Ralph Harrington, Bulldozers

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Lady Charlotte Guest at Dowlais @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Dr Victoria Owens: Lady Charlotte Guest at Dowlais, 1833-55: how a pioneering Victorian businesswoman came to head the world’s largest ironworks

  • Forthcoming Events

    Sep
    24
    Mon
    2018
    6:30 pm Armour for the Grand Fleet @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
    Armour for the Grand Fleet @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
    Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    A lecture by David Boursnell: Armour for the Grand Fleet. The role of Sheffield companies in making the face-hardened steel armour for the British Fleet that fought at the Battle of Jutland.
    Sep
    25
    Tue
    2018
    6:30 pm NW Regional AGM + Lecture: Georg... @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
    NW Regional AGM + Lecture: Georg... @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
    Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Newcomen North West AGM followed by Peter Reed’s lecture:  George E Davis and the Dawning of Chemical Engineering in Britain. The founder of the Chemical Trade Journal who taught at Manchester Technical College – the[...]
    Oct
    3
    Wed
    2018
    7:00 pm The R101 Disaster and the Broken... @ BIRMINGHAM ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum,
    The R101 Disaster and the Broken... @ BIRMINGHAM ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum,
    Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Dr Bryan Lawton
    Oct
    10
    Wed
    2018
    5:45 pm Henry Ford’s Holiday in 1928 @ LONDON 75 Cowcross St,
    Henry Ford’s Holiday in 1928 @ LONDON 75 Cowcross St,
    Oct 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
    A lecture by Professor David Perrett: Henry Ford’s Holiday in 1928    . Please note change to venue.
    Oct
    16
    Tue
    2018
    6:30 pm The Refurbishment of Hammersmith... @ PORTSMOUTH University of Portsmouth
    The Refurbishment of Hammersmith... @ PORTSMOUTH University of Portsmouth
    Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    A lecture by Paul Jackson: Refurbishment of Hammersmith Viaduct. The lecture is planned to be held at the University of Portsmouth commencing at 6.30p.m.  The building and room will be confirmed in due course.
    Oct
    18
    Thu
    2018
    7:30 pm Surveying the UK’s oldest comple... @ BRISTOL BAWA
    Surveying the UK’s oldest comple... @ 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
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