The Society has cancelled the three-day Summer Visit to Birmingham that was due to take place from 28th– 30th August. The main technical visit to Castle Bromwich Works had to be called off due to a maintenance shut-down, scheduled since the Summer Visit was first planned, and there was a considerable risk the Summer Visit would incur a loss.
The Summer Visit was designed to dovetail with the separate University of Birmingham Conference on James Watt. The Watt Conference however is still running from 30th August to 1st September 2019. (see www.jameswatt.scot/2019/01/30/wattconference). The Newcomen Society is strongly supporting the Watt Conference.