24th September Ian Pell: ‘Connections’ South Staffordshire Railway, Coal & Norton Junction
29th October Alan Hill: PART 2 ‘Water as a mechanical agent – water turbine’.
Speaker’s note on Water Turbine: Water power would be saved from extinction by the development of the water turbine and its application to the generation and transmission of hydro-electric power. This talk shows how the waterwheel re-invented itself in the guise of the water turbine and this form continues to be a significant contribution to the world’s supply of primary energy. Early forms of water turbine and later reaction and impulse turbines and the many variations on these two types of turbine are covered.
26th November John Outram : ‘The Four Lives of Cheddleton Flint Mill’.
10th December Members Contributions and Chairman’s Christmas Buffet.
7thJanuary David Baddeley: ‘Unusual Railway Locomotives’.
4thFebruary Steve Booth & Paul Green (Geology): ‘Cannock Chase – Cradle of the Industrial Revolution ?’
4th March Peter Brown: ‘Shropshire Union Main Line & Middlewich Branch 1772-1922
8th April Robin Mathams; ‘Milford and Brocton Railway Station – a study’
29th April A.G.M. and Members Contributions.
All meetings at the Village Hall at Tixall at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome.
Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society