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22 February 2022 18:30 - 20:30
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The first full meeting of the IMechE took place in January 1847, following discussions at Bromsgrove Station and in Birmingham in late 1846.  The Institution is marking the 175th Anniversary in a number of ways, and this will include a number of events with a historical theme.  The first event for Worcester Area is this webinar on the life of Sir George Dowty.   

Sir George Dowty (1901-1975) was a noted inventor and businessman, who pioneered many components used in the aviation industry before, during, and after the Second World War, and founded a string of companies which bore his name. His typescript autobiography, dictated shortly before his death, was discovered recently by his son, and is now published for the first time. It offers a unique insight into the drive and enthusiasm of an exceptional man, and of the fledgling aircraft industry of which he played a major part.

Using excerpts from the autobiography and knowledge gained from the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, Ally McConnell will guide the audience through a history of the Dowty Group, its constituent  companies, locations and people .

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event is a webinar,  registration will close at 12:00 on 21st February and in the afternoon registrants will be sent a link to the Teams event.  To register, please make a booking using the “book now” box in the Tickets section of the event advertisement.  
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Ally McConnell - Senior Archivist, Gloucestershire Archives


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