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”.
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!
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