IMechE Engineering Heritage Award – Shirley’s Bone and Flint Mill

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Technical visit
02 December 2017 11:30 - 13:30
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The event will commence with welcome and greetings from the Etruria Industrial Museum, followed by several speeches setting the context of Engineering Heritage Awards, the museum and the particular merits of the Shirley’s Bone and Flint Mill. The plaque hand over will take place in the mill pan room and be followed by a speech by the local/regional IMechE chair and closing comments from the Museum. After the ceremony Members are invited to assemble in the engine house at 12.45pm to meet the mill volunteers and see the 1820 beam engine, which drives the mill and powered by steam generated from a 1903 Cornish boiler, started. They can then tour the various rooms while the machinery is in operation.

Dr Barry Job will accept the award on the behalf of the mill. A mining engineer and geologist by profession, Barry was a member of the work party that met in 1978 and restored to mill to working condition by 1990. He continues to be an active member of the volunteer group and is a trustee of the charity that owns the mill.  


John Wood, Chair of the Engineering Heritage Committee & Past President. John Wood was the 125th President of the Institution, Chairman of the Engineering Heritage Committee & was Chairman of Formula Student for 10 years. He has since been awarded an MBE for his services to Mechanical Engineering


Etruria Industrial Museum
Kilndown Close
off Etruria Vale Road
United Kingdom

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