Index of WIAS Meetings
Over the years, the amount of meetings held by the society has been considerable and some are so long ago as to have been forgotten! However, records of meetings and visits, (usually walks), do exist as far back as 1993 and these have been compiled as a searchable index. Use the search box towards the right to find a particular or topic or speaker by just typing in a few letters.
|13th May 1993||A walk around the Chapelfields area of Coventry. Please meet at the junction of Craven Street and Allesley Old Road at 7.00 p.m. This walk will be in conjunction with the Coventry Watchmakers Project.||Visit
|15th May 1993||A visit to Hemmings Brickworks, 274, Stoney Stan ton Road, Coventry (with the entrance at the side of Uni-Rents).||Visit|
|10th June 1993||A joint meeting with Atherstone Civic Society taking the form of a walk around Atherstone. Meet at 7.00 p.m. in the car park at Atherstone Station. (Judy Vero suggests M69-A5; Martin Green prefers M42 - A5; Toby Cave would use "the attractive route" via Meriden, Fillongley and beyond. Your choice!).||Visit|
|27th June 1993||Visit to the cement works at Long Itchington at 10.30 a.m. This is by ticket only, and the Society has applied for 25.||Visit|
|8th July 1993||Peter Chater will lead a walk from Newbold on Avon to Long and Little Lawford, return along the Oxford Canal. Please meet at 7.00 p.m. by the two pubs - the Boat and the Barley Mow - close to the canal and the church in Newbold.||Visit
|10th July 1993||Open Day at GEC Alsthom, Rugby.||Details to be published|
|14th October 1993||"Coal Mining in the Nuneaton Area" at 7.30 p.m. in the Warwick School Junior Drama Hall.||Alan Cook|
|16th October 1993||Visit to the Rugby Works of the Rugby Cement Company.||Details can be obtained from Toby|
|11th November 1993|| "Recollections of the Birmingham Paint Industry" at 7.30 p.m. in the|
Warwick School Junior Drama Hall.
|13th January 1994||Our Annual Members' Evening of slides and videos at 7.30 p.m. in the Warwick School Junior Drama Hall.||Members|
|10th February 1994||"Early Development of British Petroleum Marketing in Great Britain". This will be|
based on the BP Archives, now housed in the Modern Records Centre of the University
|10th March 1994||Annual General Meeting, followed by Roger Cragg on "The Life andWorks of Thomas Telford" at 7.30 p.m. in the Warwick School Junior Drama Hall.||Members|
|14th April 1994||"Great Central Railway" at 7.30 p.m. in the Warwick School Junior Drama Hall.||Arthur Jordan|
|12th May 1994||Visit to the Modern Records Centre and British Petroleum Archives at the University of Warwick. Organised by Richard Storey and Anita Hollier. Limited to 15 members.||Visit|
|26th May 1994||Visit to Longbridge Sewage Treatment Plant. Arranged by Severn Trent Water . Details to be|
announced. Limited to 20 -25 members.
|22nd June 1994||Peter Chater: continues his series of walks with a visit to the Oxford Canal. Please meet at 7.00 p.m. for a 7.15 p.m. start on the A423 Southam to Banbury road, near the old Fenny Compton Tunnel. There is parking space by the side of the road for a number of cars.||Visit
|13th October 1994||John Selby: one of our members, will talk on his research into The Tunnel Brickworks, Fenny Compton'.||John Selby|
|10th November 1994||'Further aspects of the Industrial History of Nuneaton'. This is a follow-up to his highly successful talk to the Society last year.||Alan Cook|
|8th December 1994||Talk on the Elan Valley Dams. This will provide a fascinating insight into a piece of industrial and social history.||Rita Morton|
|12th January 1995||Members Evening: This is a chance for members to show some of the slides and videos that they have been taking, or simply to give a short presentation on a topic that interests them. We also hope to have an IRIS update at this meeting, with plans established for the coming twelve months.||Members|
|9th February 1995||'The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway' by Roger Cragg. Roger has given us much insight into our Civil Engineering heritage and he now turns his attention to a railway close to his heart.||Roger Cragg|
|9th March 1995||“The Machine Tool Industry of Coventry" by Arthur Astrop. Arthur has provided an introduction to this topic elsewhere in this issue.||Arhtur Astrop|
|13th April 1995||Trevor Lord: of the Motor Museum at Gaydon will talk on "The History of Petrol Filling Stations in Great Britain in the 1920s and 1930s."||Trevor Lord|
|11th May 1995||AGM followed by speaker to be arranged.||Members|
|8th June 1995||Members Evening and IRIS Update. A similar venture to the January meeting, with plans established for the summer months.||Members|
|13th July 1995||'Shop front geology' A guided tour of Leamington Spa by Mr. John Crossling. Please meet at the top of the western (Tesco) end of the Parade, Leamington Spa at 7.15 p.m. This is strongly recommended.||John Crossling|
|10th August 1995||John Haslam: has led us into 'unknown' territory in Coventry before and he continues this with a walk around Earlsdon. Please meet at 7.00 p.m. for a 7.15 p.m. start outside Earlsdon Library.||Visit
|10th September 1995||Sunday visit to Rugby Cement Open Day at Southam Works. Tickets available from the Chairman in due course.||Visit|
|14th September 1995||Dr. Nigel Crowe:|
Heritage Officer, British Waterways. 'The British Waterways Architectural Heritage Survey'.
|Dr. Nigel Crowe|
|12th October 1995||Dr. Shirley Rodden:|
The Telford Memorial Library followed by IA of Warwickshire: Bridges by Roger Cragg.
|Dr. Shirley Rodden
|9th November 1995||Roger Waring:|
The Stonebridge Railway' followed by IA of Warwickshire: Railway Stations by Peter Chater.
|14th December 1995||Rita McLean:|
on the Soho House Project, Birmingham.
|11th January 1996||Members Evening and IRIS Report followed by IA of Warwickshire: Gasworks by Toby Cave.||Members
|8th February 1996||Gillian Bardsley:|
'The History of the Lucas Company of Birmingham' followed by IA of Warwickshire: Ironstone Quarries by Mark Abbott.
|14th March 1996||Keith Croucher:|
on 'Lead Mining in the Peak District'.
|11th April 1996||Trevor Lord:|
of the Gaydon Motor Museum on the History of Petrol Filling Stations in Great Britain during the 1920s and 1930s.
|9th May 1996||AGM followed by 'Railway Adventures around Nuneaton' by Peter Lee.||Members
|13th June 1996||Members Evening and IRIS Report.||Members|
|12th September 1996||Huw Jones:|
Keeper of Industry, Herbert Museum, Coventry. 'The Coventry Silk Weaving Industry'.
|10th October 1996||John Goode:|
'The History of the Warwick GasWorks'.
|14th November 1996||C. Innes Jones:|
'Leamington's Water Supply'.
|12th December 1996||V.C.Miles:|
'West Midlands Gas Appliance Manufacturers'
|9th January 1997||Members Evening and IRIS Report||Members|
|13th February 1997||Mark Singlehurst and Kevin Wilkins:|
'Coventry Car Factories'. Mark and Kevin played a major role in producing the Centenary Guide to the remaining sites in the City.
|13th March 1997||Andrew Baxter:|
|10th April 1997||Dr Barrie Trinder:|
The industrial archaeology of the milk train' We are very fortunate to have a visit from of the country's leading experts on industrial archaeology.
|Dr Barry Trinder|
|8th May 1997||Roy Thomas:|
The engineering work of Frederick Lanchester'.
|12th June 1997||AGM||Members|
|27th June 1997||'A walk in the Offchurch area'. This is another in the series of evening walks organised|
and researched by Peter Chater, one of our members.
|11th July 1997||An evening visit to the Warwick Railway Museum.||Visit|
|11th September 1997||Ron Hall:|
'Letter Boxes and their History.’
|9th October 1997||Ray Shill:|
'The Birmingham Canal System and its Carriers.'
|13th November 1997||Robert Herring:|
'Restoring Vintage farm Machinery'.
|11th December 1997||Roger Cragg:|
'The London and Birmingham Railway.'
|9th January 1998||Michael Price:|
The South Wales Railway Coal Trade'.
Illustrated by video.
|13th February 1998||Edward Woodward:|
'The Coventry Canal'.
|12th March 1998||Jim Foster:|
'Aspects of the History of the Telephone System'
|9th April 1998||Fire Service Preservation Group - Midlands Branch.||Speaker and subject to be confirmed|
|14th May 1998||Keith Thomas:|
'Brickmaking in North Warwickshire'
|11th June 1998||Annual General Meeting and Members' Evening||Members|
|9th July 1998||Gazetteer Group Meeting, an attempt to make a positive start to the task of listing IA sites in Warwickshire||All members welcome|
|10th September 1998||John Burge:|
Chairman of Friends of Ferguson Heritage: 'The History of the Ferguson Tractor'
|8th October 1998||Steve Bagley:|
Curator of the Coventry Motor Museum:
The History of Car Making in Coventry
|12th November 1998||Adrian Shooter of Chiltern Railways:|
'The Chiltern Railway System'
|10th December 1998||TBA||TBA|
|14th January 1999||Glynne Bowsher:|
'The Thrust Project'
|11th February 1999||Roger Butler of British Waterways:|
'Aspects of the Canal System'
|11th March 1999||David Fry:|
'Coventry's Industrial Heritage as seen through old postcards'
|8th April 1999||Mr. Duston of the Fire Service Preservation:|
Group Fire Fighting through the Ages'
|13th May 1999||TBA||TBA|
|10th June 1999||Annual General Meeting and Members' Evening.||Members|
|9th September 1999||Anthony Coulls:|
'Adventures of an Industrial Archaeologist'
|14th October 1999||Roger Bailey:|
'The Development of the Coventry Transport System'
|11th November 1999||Richard Drew:|
'The Early History of Electricity in Leamington Spa'
|9th December 1999||David Hooper:|
'What the Butler saw at the end of the Pier'.
A look at the history of slot machines.
|13th January 2000||Roger Butler:|
'A further look at our Canal Heritage'
|10th February 2000||Donald Rushton, M.A., C. Eng: The Victorian Engineers that Changed the World'||Donald Rushton|
|9th March 2000||Arthur Astrop:|
'More recollections of the Machine Tool Industry'
|13th April 2000||Robin Leach:|
'Mill End, Kenilworth: the last 150 years'
|11th May 2000||A speaker from the Midland Air Museum||TBA|
|8th June 2000||Annual General Meeting and Members' Evening||Members|
|13th July 2000||Members' Research Evening||Members|
|14th September 2000||Ian Frimston:|
'Three local aerodromes: Wellesbourne, Gaudon, Shennington'
|12th October 2000||Clive Hester of Ordnance Survey:|
'The history of Ordnance Survey'
|9th November 2000||Mark Barnard:|
'The development of the Rover gas turbine car'
|14th December 2000||Keith Draper of the Coventry Evening Telegraph: 'Aspects of Coventry’s industry'||Keith Draper|
|11th January 2001||Maureen Bourne:|
'Francis Skidmore of Coventry the famous 19c metalworker'
|8th February 2001||David Kennet of the British Brick Society: 'The development of brick making in the British Isles'||David Kennet|
|8th March 2001||M T Sharman:|
Warwickshire Bridges, 'How the county council looks after our local bridges'
|M T Sharman|
|12th April 2001||Dr Barrie Trinder:|
'The I.A of two world wars: manufacturing industries and their problems'
|Dr Barrie Trinder|
|10th May 2001||TBA||TBA|
|14th June 2001||AGM and members’ evening||Members|
|12th July 2001||Members’ research evening||Members|
|13th September 2001||Roger Cragg:|
'The history of railway signalling'
|11th October 2001||Brian Redknap, former City Engineer of Coventry: 'Thoughts on planning of Coventry from a historical point of view'||Brian Redknap|
|8thNovember 2001||Nigel Crowe of British Waterways:|
'Recent work at British Waterways'
|13th December 2001||Jo Bell:|
'Exploring Telford’s Welsh Road'
|10th January 2002||TBA||TBA|
|14th February 2002||J M Carrington:|
'The Motorway Archive and the preservation of documents telling the story of the construction of British Motorways'
|J M Carrington|
|14th March 2002||Anthony Coulls:|
'Power in Manchester; the Energy Collection of the Museum of Science & Industry'
|11th April 2002||Brian Stokes:|
'How Automotive products became Leamington Spa’s largest manufacturing company'
|9th May 2002||Geoffrey Starmer:|
'Changes in IA in Northants in the last 35 years'
|13th June 2002||Peter Lee:|
'Railways in the Warwickshire Coalfield'
|11th July 2002||AGM followed by Lyndon F Cave:|
'How to make cement and concrete, the Warwickshire cement industry'
|12th September 2002||Peter Lee:|
'Railways in the Warwickshire Coalfield'
|10th October 2002||Charles Catt:|
'Why Roads Exist'
|14th November 2002||Dr John Bland:|
'Coal Mining in North Warwickshire'
|Dr John Bland|
|12th December 2002||Paul Howells:|
'Restoring the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa'
|9th January 2003||Peter Coulls:|
'A Look at the History of Fairground Machines'
|13th February 2003||TBA||TBA|
|13th March 2003||Huw Jones:|
'Coventry’s Engineering Heritage'
|10th April 2003||Alan Cooke:|
'Subject to be confirmed'
|8th May 2003||Peter Cross-Rudkin:|
'Some Warwickshire Eighteenth Century Engineers and their Work'
|12th June 2003||TBA||TBA|
|10th July 2003||Society AGM, followed by|
Lyndon F. Cave:
'Brick making in Warwickshire'
|11th September 2003||Dr Michael Hodder:|
'The Industrial Archaeology of Birmingham'
|Dr Michael Hodder|
|9th October 2003||John Boynton:|
'Railways to Stratford-upon-Avon'
|13th November 2003||Regional Survey:|
'A presentation by members of the Society on the industrial archaeology of the Warwick District'
|11th December 2003||Dr Barrie Trinder:|
'The Industrial Archaeology of the Market Town'
|Dr Barrie Trinder|
|8th January 2004||Dr Anthony Streeten:|
'Industrial World Heritage Sites in the UK:
Successful Nominations and Future Prospects'
|Dr Anthony Streeten|
|12th February 2004||An Evening Led by Members of the Society: 'The Stratford District'||Members|
|11th March 2004||Dr Alan Cooke:|
'Once Upon a Time - the World’s Thickest Coal Seam. The Geological Story of the Warwickshire Coalfield'
|Dr Alan Cooke|
|8th April 2004||Ken Chapman:|
'Troth and Hillson: The Langley Ploughmakers'
|May 13th 2004||Mike Rumbold:|
'Some History of the Weedon Royal Ordnance Depot'
|June 10th 2004||Dr George Noszlopy:|
'The Public Sculpture of Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire: Some Industrial Connections'
|Dr George Noszlopy|
|July 8th 2004||Society AGM and Members’ Contributions||Members|
|September 9th 2004||Mrs T Demidowicz:|
'The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter'
|Mrs T Demidowicz|
|October 14th 2004||D Fowler:|
'The History of Cheese and Cheese Making in Warwickshire' Includes cheese tasting!
|November 11th 2004||John Boynton:|
'The London and Birmingham Railway'
|December 9th 2004||J Burton:|
'Ribbon-weaving and Hat-making in the Bedworth Area'
|January 13th 2005||Dr Mike Hodder and Mrs Toni Demidowicz:|
'The Birmingham Glass Industry'
|Dr Mike Hodder and Mrs Toni Demidowicz|
|February 10th 2005||George Sayell:|
'The Old Mineral Line, West Somerset'
|March 10th 2005||David Depledge:|
'Coventry Airport: Past, Present and Future'
|April 14th 2005||Members’ Evening:|
'The Industrial Archaeology of the Rugby District'
|May 12th 2005||Peter Cross-Rudkin:|
'William James: Father of the Railways?'
|June 9th 2005||Martin Green:|
'Aspects of the Industrial Archaeology of New Zealand'
|July 14th 2005||Mike Buxton:|
'Milestones: Warwickshire and Beyond'
|September 8th 2005|| Hugh Compton:|
'The Oxford Canal'
|October 13th 2005||Dr Michael Harrison:|
'Highlights of Recent Annual Conferences of the Association for Industrial Archaeology'
|Dr Michael Harrison|
|November 10th 2005||David de Haan:|
|David de Haan|
|December 8th 2005||Prof. Marilyn Palmer:|
'Technology in the English Country House and Estate'
|Prof. Marilyn Palmer:|
|January 12th 2006||Roger Cragg:|
|February 9th 2006||Tim Booth:|
|March 9th 2006||Jeromy Hassell:|
'White and Poppe'
|April 13th 2006||George Demidowicz:|
'The Soho Foundry'
|May 11th 2006||Martin Green:|
'Aspects of the Industrial Archaeology of New Zealand'
|June 8th 2006||Mel Thompson:|
'Woven in Kidderminster'
|July 13th 2006||AGM and Members’ Evening to include:|
'Aspects of the Industrial Archaeology of North Warwickshire'
|September 14th 2006||Brian Jones:|
'The Birmingham Pen Trade'
|October 12th 2006||Mike Beech:|
'Foxton Locks and the Foxton Inclined Plane'
|November 9th 2006||Anthony Coulls:|
'Locomotion: NMR at Shildon'
|December 14th 2006||Members’ Evening: 'Brunel'||Members|
|January 11th 2007||Ron Speddings:|
'The Rolls Royce Heritage Trust, Coventry'
|February 8th 2007||Roger Cragg:|
|March 8th 2007||Jeromy Hassell:|
'Joseph White: Watchmaker'
|April 12th 2007||Hugh Jones:|
'The Building Stones of Warwickshire'
|May 10th 2007||Derek Billings:|
'Aspects of the Industrial Archaeology of Cornwall'
|June 14th 2007||Melvyn Thompson:|
'Woven in Kidderminster Part 2'
|July 12th 2007||AGM and Members’ Evening:|
'The IA of Nuneaton and Bedworth'
|September 13th 2007||Ron Moss:|
'Chain-making in the Black Country'
|October 11th 2007||Martin Bloxsom:|
'Stratford and Midland Junction Railway'
|November 8th 2007||David Bright:|
'The Mill and Engine House at Warwick Castle'
|December 13th 2007||John Frearson:|
'The Lime and Cement Industry of North Warwickshire'
|January 10th 2008||Anna Stocks:|
'Listing and Planning Issues for the Industrial Archaeologist'
|February 14th 2008||Chris Holland:|
'Forgotten Hero: Joseph Elkington Agricultural Pioneer. 1739-1806'
|March 13th 2008||Tony Green:|
'Mapmaking: Past Present and Future'
|April 10th 2008||Michael Derby:|
'Coke Quakers and Charcoal'
|May 8th 2008||Peter Leather:|
'Industrial Birmingham 1760-1840'
|June 12th 2008||John Burton:|
'Nineteenth Century Industry in the Bedworth Area'
|July 10th 2008||AGM and Chairman’s Lecture||Members & Chairman|
|September 11th 2008||Lawrence Ince:|
'Engine-Building at Boulton and Watt’s Soho Works'
|October 9th 2008||Michael Derby:|
'Coke Quakers and Charcoal'
|November 13th 2008||Ms. Gillian Bardsley and Rev. Colin Corke:|
'Car-Making at Longbridge'
|Gillian Bardsley and Rev Colin Corke|
|December 11th 2008||Malcolm Hancock:|
'The History of Rugby Radio Station'
|January 8th 2009||Members’ Research Evening||Members|
|February 12th 2009||Nicholas Billingham:|
'The early industrialisation of Stratford upon Avon'
|March 12th 2009||Brian Ellis:|
Blinman: 'A nineteenth century South Australian copper mine and its environment'
|April 9th 2009||Joanne Gloger:|
‘There is more to a needle than meets the eye’: Needle-making in Redditch and beyond
|May 14th 2009||Dr Jim Andrew:|
'The Smethwick Engine'
|Dr Jim Andrew|
|June 11th 2009||AGM followed by|
The Chairman’s Lecture
|Members & Chairman|
|September 10th 2009||David Close:|
|October 8th 2009||Steve Bagley and Damian Kimberley:|
'Three Cycling Pioneers of Coventry – James Starley, William Hillman and George Singer'
|Steve Bagley and Damian Kimberley|
|November 12th 2009||TBA||TBA|
|December 10th 2009||Roger Cragg:|
|January 14th 2010||Dr Amelia Pannett:|
'Warwick Gas Works'
|Dr Amelia Pannett|
|February 11th 2010||Richard Hartree:|
'The Aluminium Works at Banbury 1929-2009'
|March 11th 2010||A joint meeting with the Leamington Society:|
'The works of William Louis de Normanville'
|April 8th 2010||Dr Malcolm Dick:|
'Matthew Boulton (1728 – 1809) and the celebration of industrial technology'
|Dr Malcolm Dick|
|May 13th 2010||Peter Coulls, Alain Foote and John Willock:|
|Peter Coulls, Alain Foote and John Willock|
|June 10th 2010||A presentation by members:|
'Industrial Archaeology Abroad'
|September 9th 2010||AGM followed by ‘The Last Picture Show’ a showing of 35mm slides by members to reflect the work of WIAS over the past 21 years||Members|
|October 14th 2010||Mike Glassson:|
curator of the Walsall Leather Museum, and author of several books on the leather trade:
'The Walsall Leather Industry'
|November 11th 2010||Sarah Chubb, borough archivist for Sandwell Community History and Archives Service: 'Chance Brothers – glassmakers of Smethwick'||Sarah Chubb|
|December 9th 2010||WIAS members who attended the AIA Conference in Cornwall:|
‘Aspects of the industrial heritage of Cornwall’
|January 13th 2011||TBA||TBA|
|February 10th 2011||Peter Cross-Rudkin:|
'The life and works of John Rennie (1761-1821)'
|March 10th 2011||Anthony Leahy and Martin Green:|
Nelsons of Warwick – gelatine and a great deal more
|Anthony Leahy and Martin Green|
|April 14th 2011||Tim Booth:|
'Warwickshire Mills, news of research and updates on the state of various mills in the county'
|May 12th 2011||Members Evening:|
'a chance for several short contributions from members'
|June 9th 2011||Damien Kimberley, of Coventry Transport Museum:|
'The Coventry motor-cycle industry'
|September 8th 2011||AGM and Industrial Shorts. 'A programme of short presentations from members, each lasting no more than fifteen minutes. Co-ordinated by Martin Green'||Members|
|October 13th 2011||Sally Hoban:|
'Curator The History of Birmingham Assay Office'
|November 10th 2011||Roger Bailey:|
|December 8th 2011||Peter Lee:|
'Nuneaton and Bedworth Coal, Stone, Clay and Iron'
|January 12th 2012||Christina Evans, Archaeological Project Manager (Outreach) at Warwickshire County Council. 'Warwickshire Historic Environment Record and the Imaging Past and Present project'||Christina Evans|
|February 9th 2012||John Bedington:|
Charlecote Mill: 'Powered by two large undershot waterwheels from the River Avon, the mill grinds wheat and maize between French burr millstones to make cornflour and wholemeal wheat flour'
|March 8th 2012||Graham Fisher MBE:|
Jewels on The Cut. '(Stourbridge glass industry and the Stourbridge Canal)'
|Graham Fisher MBE|
|April 12th 2012||Sam Collenette: Archive Service Manager|
'From Bolton to Warwick. Warwickshire County Record Office'
|May 10th 2012||Derek Hurst:|
'Droitwich Salt Production: The technology'
|June 14th 2012||Jeromy Hassell:|
'Coventry Machinists and Coventry Victor'
|September 13th 2012||'AGM and Industrial Archaeology of Essex’. Co-ordinated by Martin Green, with a report on this year’s AIA Conference held in Essex'||Members & Chairman|
|October 11th 2012||A Living Dinosaur: 'from crystal sets to quantum computing in one lifetime'||Dennis Cripps|
|November 8th 2012||'Four Hundred Years of Stroudwater Textiles'||Ian Mackintosh (of the Stroudwater Textile Trust)|
|December 13th 2012||'From Pens to Particle Physics: the story of a Birmingham family business'||John Berkeley OBE|
|January 10th 2013||'The English Electric Company 1918-1968'||Alain Foote|
|February 14th 2013||Members’ Evening |
'A chance for members to give short presentations on topics of their choice'
|March 14th 2013||'The first iron-framed building in the world: Ditherington Flax Mill – history and restoration'||John Yates|
|April 11th 2013||'Ariel motorcycles from Selly Oak'||Richard Thomasson|
|May 9th 2013||'Newman Coffin Works, Birmingham' ||Elizabeth Perkins (Director, Birmingham Conservation Trust)|
|June 13th 2013||'Leamington’s manufacturing past – Ford and Automotive Products'||Members and Visitors|
|September 12th 2013||AGM and Chairman’s Lecture – ‘The industrial archaeology of Dundee’||Members & Chairman|
|October 10th 2013||Roger Cragg: ‘Managing the civil engineering heritage’||Roger Cragg|
|November 14th 2013||'Pontcysyllte: its place in history’||Dr Barrie Trinder|
|December 12th 2013||‘The History of British Thomson-Houston, Rugby'||Alain Foote|
|January 9th 2014||'Industrial Coventry in old postcards’||David Fry|
|February 13th 2014||'The Channel Tunnel Fires’||John Brace|
|March 13th 2014||‘Jonathan Dumbleton Pinfold and the Brickmakers of Rugby'||John Frearson|
|April 10th 2014||'A new light on an old industry: the industrial archaeology of the Worcestershire potter'||Malcolm Nixon|
|May 8th 2014||'The rise and fall of the Northamptonshire boot and shoe industry’.||Peter Perkins|
|June 12th 2014||Members Evening|
‘1989-2014: Twenty Five Years of WIAS’
|September 11th 2014||AGM, Report on the AIA Conference in Chester, and members’ contributions||Members|
|October 9th 2014||‘The Ford Foundry, Leamington Spa’||Peter Grenfell|
|November 13th 2014||‘Cadburys and Bournville’||Bob Booth|
|December 11th 2014||‘Nooks and Crannies of Warwickshire’s Industrial Heritage’||Martin Green|
|January 8th 2015||‘The BAe 146: the last UK designed civil aircraft’||Richard Thomasson|
|February 12th 2015||‘Coventry Shadow Factories’||Christiaan van Schaardenburgh|
|March 12th 2015||‘Leamington’s Water Supply’||Jeff Burgess|
|April 9th 2015||‘Housing the Great Exhibition – the Crystal Palace of 1851’||Jim Andrew|
|May 14th 2015||‘Matthew Boulton and the Soho Mint: Copper to Customer’||Sue Tungate|
|June 11th 2015||Members Evening ‘Industrial archaeology and agriculture – strange bedfellows?’||Members|
|September 10th 2015||AGM, including Report on the AIA Conference in Sussex, followed by Martin Green ‘ Company housing and company towns: Warwickshire and beyond’||Members & Chairman|
|October 8th 2015||‘From Fleas to Phantoms: a museum in the making'||John Berkeley OBE|
|November 12th 2015||‘English railway stations’||Dr Steven Parissien|
|December 10th 2015||‘Bringing Birmingham’s Water: The Elan Valley Aqueduct’||Roger Cragg|
|January 14th 2016||‘The Willans Project – what did it achieve?’ An evening where speakers – principally archivists Gary Collins and Donata Santorini– will explore the results of the project to catalogue the archive held at the County Record Office||Gary Collins and Donata Santorini|
|February 11th 2016||‘Industry in Banbury: an overview 1700-1960’||Dr Barrie Trinder|
|March 10th 2016||‘Rover – The Marque Doomed to Die’||Mike Gould|
|April 14th 2016||‘Nuneaton’s Mills and Factories’||Peter Lee|
|May 12th 2016||‘The London Water and Steam Museum’||Anthony Coulls|
|June 9th 2016||Members Evening 'An opportunity for members to give short presentations on topics of their choice'||Members|
|June 19th 2016||'Visit Ditherington Flaxmill and Coleham Pumping Station, Shrewsbury'||Alain Foote|
|July 8th 2016||'Visit to the “Cementing Relations with Southam” exhibition in Southam followed by a site visit to examine the remains uncovered during the excavations at Nelson’s Wharf Stockton'||Alain Foote|
|July 21st 2016||'Visit - Chris Barney will be leading a tour of the canal installation and buildings at Braunston'||Alain Foote
|September 8th 2016||AGM followed by Tim Clark: ‘The Parkes, Brookhouse and Crompton Mill at Warwick’||Members
|October 13th 2016||'An Art of Great Importance to Commerce' : the Midlands Japanned tin and papier mâché industry of the 18th and 19th centuries||Yvonne Jones|
|November 10th 2016||‘The work of the Association for Industrial Archaeology’ followed by a report on the AIA Conference 2016 … plus … Martin Green ‘Travels with my camera’||Chris Barney
|December 8th 2016||‘The Kempton Great Engines’||Alain Foote|
|January 12th 2017||‘A working life at Alvis and beyond’||Peter Crowley|
|February 9th 2017||‘The Lost Railway: Lapworth to Henley in Arden’||Paul Baker|
|March 9th 2017||‘Nelson’s and Kaye’s: two Warwickshire cement companies’||John Frearson|
|March 19th 2017||'Visit to Kempton Great Engines and London Museum of Steam and Water'||Alain Foote|
|April 13th 2017||'The immense historical significance of the cast iron cooking pot'||Richard Williams|
|May 11th 2017||Chairman’s Evening|
An evening of short presentations co-ordinated by the Chairman, Martin Green'
|June 8th 2017||‘Thomas Newcomen and the engine that changed the world’||David Hulse|
|September 14th 2017||AGM, AIA Conference and Chairman’s Report followed by short presentations including Richard King: ‘ The Henley in Arden and Lapworth Railway 1959-1961’||Members & Chairman
|October 12th 2017||‘The Canals at Lapworth and Rowington’||Nick Holmes|
|October 30th 2017||'Visit to the Birmingham Museum Collections Centre at Dollman Street, Nechells in Birmingham'||Alain Foote|
|November 9th 2017||Joint presentation by WIAS and Leamington History Group, ‘The Ironfounders of Leamington Spa’||Mick Jeffs, Peter Coulls,
Margaret Rushton, Martin Green
|November 24th 2017||'Visit to Charlecote Mill, Warwickshire'||Alain Foote|
|December 14th 2017||‘Canal reservoirs’||David Brown|
|January 11th 2018||‘The Healey Archive’||Robert Eyre|
|February 8th 2018||‘Military Head Protection’ |
Plus members’ contributions
|March 8th 2018||‘The Stench of Victorian Indecision’||Tony Boughton|
|March 17th 2018||'Visit to the former Coventry Evening Telegraph premises'||Alain Foote|
|April 12th 2018||‘The Exhall Colliery Disaster’||John and Lynda Burton|
|May 10th 2018||‘Marc Isambard – the other Brunel’||Roger Cragg|
|June 14th 2018||‘A Way with Water: water resources and the life of an eighteenth century Warwickshire park’ (Farnborough)||Stephen Wass|
|September 13th 2018||Annual General Meeting and Chairman’s Lecture||Members & Chairman|
|October 11th 2018||‘The Healey Project’||Robert Eyre|
|November 8th 2018||‘Birmingham Brassfounders: a fierce cartel’||Duncan Frankis|
|December 13th 2018||‘Another Icarus: The Rise and Fall of Percy Pilcher and the Art of Flying’||Roy Smart|
|January 10th 2019||Members Evening: ‘Twenty’s Plenty’. A series of short presentations each lasting less than twenty minutes. Topics to be announced||Members|
|February 14th 2019||‘Forgotten Foleshill’||David Fry|
|March 14th 2019||‘The legacy of the Stockton and Darlington Railway’||Anthony Coulls|
|March 19th 2009||'Visit to Taylors Bell Foundry in Loughborough'||Alain Foote|
|April 11th 2019||Stanley Mills, Perthshire: 'Textile Milling in Good and Bad Times'||Peter Bolton|
|May 9th 2019||‘The history of the Metropolitan Vickers Electrical Co.’||Alain Foote|
|June 13th 2019||‘The Redditch Needle Industry’||Chris Barney|
|July 13th 2019||'Visit to VIP day at Fawley Hill Railway and Museum near Henley-on-Thames'||Alain Foote|
|September 12th 2019||Annual General Meeting and Chairman’s Lecture||Members & Chairman|
|October 10th 2019||‘The Warwick and Leamington Tramways’||Peter Coulls and Allan Jennings|
|October 20th 2019||'Visit to Crossness Pumping Station'||Alain Foote|
|November 14th 2019||'The geological background to Warwickshire’s industrial activity'||Brian Ellis|
|December 12th 2019||'The Life and Engineering Achievements of Dr. Frederick Lanchester’||Ian Pogson|
|January 9th 2020||'Giants in the Sky - the Zeppelin in World War One'||David Skillen|
|February 13th 2020||‘Twenty’s Plenty: Members Evening’|
A series of short presentations by members, with each talk lasting up to twenty minutes
|March 12th 2020||‘The Life and work of Sir Frank Whittle’||Ian Whittle|
|April 9th 2020||‘Bandstands - History, Decline and Revival'||Paul Rabbitts|
|May 14th 2020||‘Fetch the Engines: a history of the Warwickshire Fire Service’||Mike Bunn|
|June 11th 2020||‘A View of Computing History – 22,000 years in 60 minutes’||Peter Hoath|