MEETINGS PROGRAMME FOR 2023 - 2024
Our speakers are experienced in their fields giving PowerPoint and well illustrated presentations.
Bletchley Park – The People and Places
A volunteer tour guide and radio centre presenter for six years at Bletchley Park, Peter’s background is in radio
systems with BT and UK government departments. Now Chairperson of the Radio Society of Harrow.
THE GRAHAME NEALE MEMORIAL LECTURE
Roy is a leading tunnelling engineer, director and UK manager for Herrenknecht International, one of the world’s largest tunnelling companies. In the UK their recent projects include Crossrail, Elizabeth Line, Thames Tideway and HS2.
(The meeting will be preceded by the AGM starting at 7.30pm)
From BBC studio manager, Jim moved into sound engineering and computerised designs for moving scenery and lighting in West End theatres, film and TV. This talk will no doubt be as interesting and amusing as his previous ones on the history of the Entertainment Industry.
Richard is a freelance historian specialising in the impact of the railways on the development of manufacturing in Victorian Britain. He has also been a tutor with the WEA running courses on industrial, railway and military history.
This meeting will include our usual cornucopia of seasonal nibbles.
Waves Wheels and Sparks - Part 3
Based on his extensive knowledge of navigation and its history, Jeremy will now follow his fascinating talk last April with part 3 of this topic. Taking navigation into the electronic age.
Bench Marks and The Ordnance Survey
The history of maps and map making will be fully discussed and Frank will also point out some local bench marks. He is a well-known local historian, Master carpenter, Freeman of the City of London as well as joint author of 'The Newlyn Tidal Observatory'.
Thomas Brassey – Railway Builder extraordinaire!
Thomas Brassey, working with leading engineers, went on to build over a third of the railways in the world. Initially in the UK then Europe and on into many parts of the globe including the magnificent Digswell Viaduct near Welwyn, opened in 1850. After a career as a TV studio engineer Chris has pursued his interests in local history and engineering heritage.
WE NOW MEET on Tuesday Evenings at The Stanborough Centre
609 St Albans Road
Watford WD25 9JL
● MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 8.00 PM ●
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