Industrial Archaeology meetings

topics to be covered by the IA group at their regular Friday Meetings.

The Westminster Lecture theatre at Farnborough College of Technology is back to normal, and with sensible social distancing, good attendances are expected.


Please contact the group before attending if not enrolled as a IA group member. See the Yearbook for further details of the group.

Friday 17 September at 3pm Dinosaurs

Eric McLoughlin. Dinosaurs - How a childhood infatuation led to a lifelong interest.


Friday 1 October at 3pm Imperial Works & Worthy Kings

Ken Saunders will talk about The building of Portland Breakwater 1847 - 1871

Friday October 15th ~ Origins of aviation at Brooklands

Tim Morris, the founder Membership secretary for the Brooklands Members will trace the origins of aviation at Brooklands and its sister airfield at Wisley.

Friday 29th October The Air Sciences Museum.

Graham Rood has spoken to us before on historical aspects of the RAE and this time will talk about the development and successes of this excellent museum that is on our doorstep.


Friday 12th November. Bespoke Weapons in WW2.


Following Arthur Kearse’s analytical study of the Dam Busters for our recent Zoom, Arthur will give more fascinating surveys of various weapons.


Friday 26th November. German WW2 Fortifications in the Channel Islands.


Chris Shaw has lectured to us recently on Millmead Wier, Guildford, and this talk is the result of studying and researching the fortifications over a period of more than 30 years. Chris is known worldwide for his expertise in reinforced concrete.