An artistic insight into steelmaking technology and working conditions 100 years ago, the ship that carried the fatal cargo of ammonium nitrate to Beirut, and the twists and turns of civil nuclear power generation in Britain + news of the latest Journal, on-line lectures, more websites and a book recommendation.
Bob Gwynne discusses the impact of lockdown on conservation groups - A back-street invention of a respirator for polio (with echoes of the Covid crisis) at Willcocks Engineering - Watt’s Kettle by Frances Green + Newcomen News, web-links, more reading & a free ride on Melbourne's cable trams.
Now in its third incarnation, the Society's Newsletter includes features on Autogyros, the Cheshire Saltscape, the closing of Fiddler's Ferry power station plus more web-links, books etc.
A 2nd Newsletter from the Society that includes 80 Years of Cavity Magnetron from WW2 Radar to Microwave Ovens, the story of Carpet Looms in Kidderminster, Mr Tetin's beloved canaries & more web-links, books etc.
1st edition of the Newcomen Newsletter launched during the Corona Virus Pandemic. Includes Kenneth Yeomans Award, Runcorn to Widnes Bridge, Hazards of New Technology & various web-links.