Dorchester Historical Society October Meeting

Wednesday 25th October 2017, 7.30pm, Dorchester Village Hall (back room). Members free, Visitors welcome (£3)

Chris Wardley on: ‘The Great Exhibition of 1851: how and why a quarter of the population visited London in the summer of 1851’

Chris is a retired Chartered Civil Engineer. After graduating from the University of Manchester his career developed into senior roles with large United Kingdom construction contractors. Latterly he ran his own business representing clients of the construction industry.

 After retirement his early interest in industrial archaeology, inspired by living in the northwest and both of his grandfathers having been engineers in the cotton industry in Bolton, developed into an interest in the industrial revolution generally. This led to his developing some illustrated talks on aspects of this of which this is one.

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Posted on October 9, 2017 in Events in and around Dorchester

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