June 2022news

Our speaker on the 13th June will be Brian Price, giving a talk entitled “A Laugh on the Ocean Wave”. Brian successfully completed most of the Institute of Bankers exams before deciding that banking was not for him and running away to sea as a Junior Assistant Purser.  He finished his seafaring career as Cruise … Read more

April 2022 news

At our next monthly meeting on Monday, 9th May, Andrew Rowe will be returning to give a talk, this time titled “The Titanic – are you sure there are enough lifeboats?”.  This follows his entertaining talk on Hancock’s Half Hour last September.  On this occasion the talk will be in the form of a drama in … Read more

April 2022 news

The talk at our next meeting on Monday, 11th April, will be given by guest speaker Shaun Farrelly on the subject of “James Brindley – The Father of British Canal Engineering”. Born in 1716 to yeoman farmers in Tunstead in the Peak District, James Brindley was apprenticed at 17 to a millwright in Macclesfield before … Read more

February 2022 news

Our speaker on the 14th February will be Keith Stevens and his topic will be – ‘Covid – did we have to shoot ourselves in the foot?’ Keith started out as a graduate physicist working at the AEA on friction, wear and corrosion.  He moved on to work on surface coatings and treatments in an … Read more