James Watt Bicentenary Commemoration
The Etruria Industrial Museum and Heritage Centre is the home of Jesse Shirley’s 1857 Bone and Flint Mill, the only remaining operational Steam Driven Potters' Mill in the world. Until 1972 the mill ground bone, flint and Cornish stone used by the pottery industry to produce bone china. Now fully restored, the mill is driven by a rare 1820s Boulton and Watt type rotative beam engine, believed to be built by Bateman & Sherratt.
To commemorate James Watt’s life the Etruria Industrial Museum will be offering a series of Lectures.
Wednesday 31st July at 2.15pm – James Watt’s Life and Achievements by Dr Malcolm Dick
Thursday 1st August at 6.30pm – James Watt’s Lap Engine of 1788 by David Hulse
Friday 2nd August 6.15pm – The achievements of James Watt, by Dr Jim Andrew
Full detials can be found on the Etruria Industrial Museum website.
This event is organised by Etruria Industrial Museum