Events Programme

2019/20 Winter Programme starts on 11th October: History of Brickmaking in Bedfordshire

Winter Programme 2019/20


11th October
History of Brickmaking in Bedfordshire
Alan Cox
The forest of chimneys and vast clay pits of Bedfordshire were testament to a brick industry far exceeding that of the parish brickyards of Northamptonshire. Alan Cox of the British Brick Society will explain the development and decline of that industry. (Postponed from last winter due to illness)
8th November
NIAG Annual General Meeting
this will be followed at approximately 7.45 pm by
Wolverton Railway Works
Phil Marsh
Just over the county border, Wolverton Works was built at the mid-point of the London and Birmingham Railway in 1838. After a brief introduction to the L&B, Phil Marsh will recount the history of the works which was initially used to service and repair locomotives before becoming the largest carriage works in the UK.
13th December
Repair of Market Harborough Old Grammar School
Bryan Martin
The Old Grammar School in the centre of Market Harborough is a wooden-framed building dating from 1614. Brian, an architect, illustrates the problems found in the structure during its recent restoration and explains how these were overcome.
10th January
Members' Evening
Our annual presentation by members of NIAG is expected, as usual, to cover a diverse range of topics. Members wishing to make a contribution are invited to contact the Secretary by email beforehand. Secretary
14th February
Ten and a Half Years on Crossrail
Steve Brame
Steve Brame was Principal Civil Engineer on Crossrail from 2007 until he retired in 2018. He will talk about his involvement in the development of the Crossrail route, with the aid of video technology.
13th March
Bassett-Lowke's Artwork
Christine Sanderson
Christine from 78 Derngate, describes how WJ Bassett-Lowke & Co used cutting-edge artwork to promote their trains, ships and other model engineering products in their heyday.

Winter Programme

The Committee has organised a number of talks for the winter months catering for a wide range of interests.

These meetings will be held on a Friday evening in the Garden Room at St Matthews Church Hall, off Kettering Road Northampton (car park entrance in The Drive). Meetings commence at 7.30 pm and are free to NIAG members.

We welcome visitors to all our meetings; there is a charge of £2.00 per person per meeting.

Potential new members are always welcome at any of these meetings when you can join on the night.


Archived winter programmes


Summer Programme

Details of the Summer Programme will be available in the new year (April).


Archived summer programmes

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