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programme 2012



The Weekend begins in the afternoon of Friday 26th October

  • registration between 11.00 and 14.00 at Tavistock Hotel
  • 14.00 departure from the Tavistock Hotel to Three Mills
  • guided walk in the Three Mills area in the East End of London, with a chance to learn about the House Mill - said to be the largest tidal mill in the world, which operated from the 1770s until 1940 - and the Abbey Mills pumping station.
  • 18.00 to 19.00 informal meeting in the bar at the Tavistock Hotel
  • 20.00-... : informal meeting, discussing the topics (Tavistock Hotel)

Saturday 27th October
The presentations will be given in the lecture hall at Toynbee Hall in Whitechapel, itself of I.A. interest as the place where Marconi first demonstrated his wireless in the UK.

  • 08.45 assembly at the Tavistock Hotel for guided travel by public transport to Toynbee Hall
  • 09.00 - 09.30 : registration at Toynbee Hall (for those who didn't register on Friday)
  • 09.30 : morning session at Toynbee Hall in Whitechapel:
    -- welcome by the Chairman of the Greater London Industrial Archaeological Society, Professor David Perrett
    -- opening address by Geoff Wallis of GW Conservation (Dorothea): CAN IT BE SAFE? Issues relating to the management of safety on working historic sites
    Geoff Wallis will draw on his long experience of restoration work to set the scene for the day of presentations, exchange of ideas and discussion by representatives of I.A.voluntary associations from around Europe.
  • the afternoon will be devoted to presentations, exchange of ideas and discussion
  • followed by an early evening visit to the Kirkaldy Testing Museum in Southwark.
  • 20.00-... : informal meeting, discussing the topics (Tavistock Hotel)

On Sunday morning 28th October,

  • the focus will be on the voluntary theme and the challenges facing voluntary museums and their staffing, with particular reference to increasing regulation and safety requirements, led by John Porter, Trustee of Kew Bridge Steam Museum (in the Musical Museum)
  • Conclusions
  • The morning will end with a visit to the Kew Engines Museum when the huge Cornish Engines will be in steam.


2015 - European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year


European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year
Année européenne du patrimoine industriel et technique
Jahr des Industriellen und Technischen Erbes
Anno del Patrimonio Industriale e Tecnico Europeo
Año Europeo del Patrimonio Industrial y Técnico

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