Illustrated talk by Richard Thomas. A tour of some of the engineering marvels around the waterways system. We visit Foxton inclined plane, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Harecastle Tunnel, Anderton Lift and the Bingley Five Rise Locks among other perhaps not quite so well known.
Talk by Mike Brown.
Talk by Alison Telfer, Project Officer MOLA.
Talk by Professor Virginia Davis (Queen Mary, University of London)
An illustrated talk by Stuart Harvey. Stuart continues his series of interesting talks with this one on Britain’s most famous architect who was responsible for St Paul’s Cathedral and many churches in the City of London as well as buildings for Oxford University and the Royal Naval College at Greenwich.
Edmonton and Eastern Enfield Group.
Dr Jim Lewis will speak about his new book about the Royal Small Arms factory: The Factory that became a Village.
Talk by Dr Martin Dearne.
Talk by Dr Louise Seaward (University College, London)
Talk by Ivor Evans from the Broomfield House Trust. The Trust was involved in curating the exhibition Hidden Treasures Revealed: Broomfield House and Park which may be seen at the Dugdale Centre until 22nd April. For more information on the House, see article by Stephen Gilburt.
Talk by David Cufley. This talk gives an idea of working in the brickfields and covers the period from the 1700s to WW1 with an emphasis on the 19th century. It shows how the workforce were organised, their wages and social conditions. The details of local brickfields will be included in the talk. Joint talk with the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society.