Technology and Science

Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in Kensington House, Station Road at 2.30

Forthcoming Subjects.
11th October.        Guns by Frank Wood
25th October.        Let there be light by Norman Stalford.
8th   November      The Great American Elipise by John Blundell.
22nd November      Sand Wars by Colin Bennett.
No Meetings in December

Tech and Science underground

On 28th June a group of 16 from the Technology and Science had a private tour of Georges Dock Building. Starting with the old control room dating back to 1934, whose access corridors and stairs are ’tiled and corniced’,  giving it a style not around in today’s buildings.
We then visited the ventilation towers themselves with glazed bricks and original massive vertical exhaust fans still in operation but only used intermittently now, as cars engines are much cleaner and lorries are no longer allowed. The original inlet fans have been replaced by modern horizontal units which pump air into the lower section of the tunnels length.
And finally down many stairs to the Tunnel itself, to walk along the windy service tunnel into one of the ‘refuge’ stations installed after the 1999 Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire, complete with its CCTV, toilets and communicators to the main Tunnel Police control room. Due to many of us having engineering backgrounds the tour was enhanced by the in-depth knowledge of our 2 guides Allison and Billy.

Technology & Science

The tour of the Liverpool ‘Old Dock Experience’ went very well. We are looking for ideas for future days out.  Do you have any please?

April 12th          Motorbikes with Frank

April 26th          Serendipitous Inventions

May 10th           Radio receivers from Hertz to SDR

May 24th           Chemistry and production of Cannabaceae

We have 2 dates to fill in June before our summer break.  Any offers for presentations or subjects to be presented please?  Contact Colin or Phil

Technology & Science

Wed 8 March

Blood – Composition and chemistry.

An introduction to blood history, chemistry without the gore.

Wed 22 March

Tours of Liverpool’s Old Dock

The T+S group will be taking a ‘free’ tour of Liverpool’s revolutionary Old Dock – the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock on Wednesday March 22 @ 2.30 pm.

Please Note. This Tour is now Fully Booked with a reserve list