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The Boulton & Watt Bloomfield engine

  • Glebefields Library St Marks Road Tipton DY4 0SZ (map)
Drawing of an early Watt beam engine

Drawing of an early Watt beam engine

This morning at Glebefields Library will feature a display and presentation about the Bloomfield Engine. At 11am and 12 noon Keith Hodgkins will talk about the 1776 Bloomfield engine and also about the 1779 Smethwick engine which was relocated to Ocker Hill in 1897 and now survives in the Thinktank, Birmingham as the world`s oldest working steam engine.

Keith Hodgkins is a native of Tipton and a retired architect with a long standing interest in the history, industrial archaeology and built environment of the Black Country. He is President of the Black Country Society, a member of the Historical Research Panel of the Black Country Living Museum and a founder member and current Chairman of the Tipton Civic Society.

Cost: Free. No booking required

This event is organised by the Tipton Civic Society.