Contributions from members and visitors

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Contributions from members & visitors – click here to send us yours!
Automotive Products AP, Leamington Spa VIEW
Automotive Products AP, Wartime Factory Film VIEW
Avon Power Station, Warwick VIEW
AW52 Flying Wing VIEW
Chedhams Yard, Wellesbourne VIEW
Civil Engineering in Warwickshire VIEW
Coombe Abbey Country Park VIEW
Coventry Airport 2010 Fly In with Vulcan VIEW
Coventry Period Adverts from 1941 VIEW
Coventry Workshops Project VIEW
Flavel of Leamington Spa VIEW
George Singer of Coventry VIEW
Gone but not forgotten – Alfred Herbert Edgwick Works VIEW
Kenilworth Greenway VIEW
LNWR Archive Kenilworth VIEW
Long Marston Yard VIEW
MAPS & The Midland Air Museum – John Berkeley OBE VIEW
Milestone Society Project in South Warwickshire VIEW
Napton Brickworks VIEW
President Steam Boat VIEW
Stratford upon Avon Improvement Works VIEW
The Rise & Fall of Coventry’s Machine Tool Industry – Arthur Astrop VIEW
Tie Plates VIEW
Visit to GE (BT-H) Frank Whittle 80th Anniversary – John Willock VIEW
Warwick Castle Engine House VIEW
Warwickshire Ice Houses VIEW
Warwick Road Goods Yard, Coventry VIEW
Webster’s Brickworks, Foleshill VIEW

Speakers & Topics at past WIAS meetings VIEW
Index of WIAS Proceedings VIEW

The Late Peter Chater

“I have had an interest in Industrial Archaeology for more than fifty years and have been a member of Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society since it was formed. Over the course of time I have researched a number of subjects and thought I would like to share them with others. I have endeavoured to name the source from where I obtained the information, but in a few instances I regret that I have no record”.
Peter Chater,
April 2013

I’m afraid I have to pass on the very sad news that Peter Chater died this morning. He was a founder member of WIAS and had remained an enthusiastic supporter of the Society over the past 28 years. He possessed an unrivaled knowledge of local industrial and transport history, always seeming able to add additional information to any topic under discussion. Over the years, he delivered many talks and led several walks for WIAS, all part of the process of passing on his knowledge to others. He shared his passions with a close group of friends with whom he embarked on many an exploratory trip to sites near and far. Peter was also a member of other local history groups, and his knowledge and enthusiasm will be sorely missed by all.
Martin Green WIAS Chairman
12th January 2018

Peter’s contributions have now been added in magazine style, you can turn the pages and read them all in one place as well as being able to select the individual articles below!

I.A. Holidays & Days Out
Coach outing to Wigan VIEW
Glasgow I.A. Holiday VIEW
Peregrination in Cornwall VIEW
Sussex & Kent I.A. Holiday VIEW

I.A. Subjects
Cob Walling, Claverdon VIEW
Harbury Windmill, Warwicks VIEW
Leamington Spa LNWR Railway Bridge VIEW
Sydney Harbour Bridge VIEW
Warwick & B’ham Canal VIEW
Water Wheels, Different Types VIEW
Wharf Locations Warwick & B’ham Canal (Bradshaws 1904 Canal & River Guide with further details) VIEW
Wharf Locations Warwick & Napton Canal VIEW
Wind & Watermills Write Up VIEW

Hatton Bank & Bank Engine VIEW
Leamington Spa Ave Booking Office VIEW
Lighting up a Locomotive VIEW
Locomotive Sand Pipes VIEW
Preparing a GWR Locomotive for a Day VIEW
Train Working Leamington Spa & Stratford upon Avon VIEW
The Alcester Railway VIEW
Warwick Gas Works 2005 VIEW

An Imaginary Conversation with a Donkey VIEW
Armscote Railway Coaches VIEW
Coat of Arms Leamington Spa VIEW
Herman and His Lamp – Letter VIEW
Leamington Spa High Street Railway Bridge VIEW
Lillington & Red House Farm VIEW
Piping Pebworth, Dancing Marston VIEW
Wormleighton Grange Landing Stage VIEW