Birmingham History Day is taking place on Saturday 25th November at the University of Birmingham and provides an opportunity to hear about new history projects and heritage activities in the city.
This year’s event will include a talk by David Hulse on ‘James Watt’s Lap Engine at the Soho Manufactory’. David has been making working replicas of major steam engines. He provides an illuminating and accessible insight into the ways in which steam engines were made and worked: http://www.davidhulse.co.uk/.
University of Birmingham undergraduates Caitlin Russell and Christopher Oliver will be sharing their research on the hidden histories of the men, women and children who worked for Boulton and Watt. There will also be contributions from Norman Bartlam and the children of ‘The News Team’ and updates from Birmingham Museums, The Library of Birmingham and other local history projects.
Details of how to book your place will be available shortly.