The Banbury Aluminiun Works 1929 – 2009
The late Richard Hartree was a great enthusiast for the industrial heritage and travelled near and far in pursuit of his interests. He was a member of the AIA for many years, performing the role of treasurer for four of those years, and adopted a similar role for WIAS. He gave several presentations to WIAS, including one in 2010 on The Aluminium Works at Banbury 1929-2009, which accompanied the publication of a book on the subject written by Richard. (See below).
Richard graduated in 1954, from Cambridge in the Natural Sciences tripos with metallurgy as his Part II subject, a long way from today’s Materials Science. In the 1970’s, he was Director of Alcan’s R&D Centre in Banbury. Above all, he was splendid company, genial at all times, and ever-willing to share his knowledge with others. Richard made the journey from his home in Sibford Ferris, Oxfordshire to most WIAS meetings.
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