Langdon's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Douglas Eckley Langdon: 23rd April Graduate 1908; Associate Member 1911. Drawing Office, Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway. Captain, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, 1st Battalion. Killed in action. Spanish national. 1917 Obituary  Captain DOUGLAS ECKLEY LANGDON, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, second son of William Langdon, of Launceston, was born at Huelva, … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Hewson's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Charles Lysaght Bruce Hewson: 12th April Associate Member 1908; Member 1911. District Locomotive Superintendent of the Olokemeji-Jebba Division, Government Railways of Southern Nigeria. Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Died on service, at sea. Awarded: Mentioned in Dispatches. 1918 Obituary  Lieutenant CHARLES LYSAGHT BRUCE HEWSON, R.E., second son of the late George Hewson, D.L., of … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Walker's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Robert Hugh Walker: 9th April Graduate 1898; Associate Member 1901. Manager, Neuchatel Asphalt Co, Switzerland. Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders, 9th Battalion. Died in France. Awarded: Mentioned in Dispatches. 1917 Obituary  Lieut. ROBERT HUGH WALKER, Seaforth Highlanders, was born at Crowborough on 25th January 1875. He was educated at Barham House, St. Leonards-on-Sea, and … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Buckton's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Arthur Scott Buckton: 9th April Graduate 1910; Associate Member 1916. Land Surveyor, Canada. Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery, 100th Siege Battery. Died in France. 1917 Obituary  Captain ARTHUR SCOTT BUCKTON, R.G.A., B.Sc. (Loud.), was born at Plaistow, Essex, on 29th October 1888. He was educated at the East London School and College, where … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Women factory workers 1917

CLAUDIA & VERENA

Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines Guest blog from Henrietta Heald Loughborough University’s Pioneering Women: There must be some sort of creative magic in the air of Loughborough. This thought occurred to me last week when I heard that two 16-year-old schoolboys from the Leicestershire town had been jointly awarded the title Young Engineer of the Year. Sankha Kahagala-Gamage and David Bernstein won the prize for inventing a vest … Continue reading CLAUDIA & VERENA

Thorne's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Guy Strafford Thorne: 18th March Associate Member 1914. Engineer in Chief & Manager, Kwang Tung Elec Supply Co, China. Captain, Royal Flying Corps, 13th Squadron. Aviator’s certificate 1 Apr 1916. Died of wounds, France. Institution First World War Honour Roll Members log in to Ancestry, via our Virtual Library, to access membership records … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Griffiths' membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Royston Swire Griffiths: 17th March Graduate 1906; Associate Member 1913. Sales Engineer, British Westinghouse Co. Enlisted 24/9/14; Discharged to Commission 12/1/15; To France as Temporary Lieutenant 21/7/16-17/3/17. Appointed Lance Corporal 19/11/14; No active service with Royal Naval Division. Major, Acting Major, Acting Lieutenant Colonel, Lance Corporal, Royal Marines (Royal Naval Divisional Engineers), 123rd … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Latest project before painting.

CHERRY HILL

Cherry Hinds Hill is a well-known name to those in the model engineering world and her models are considered remarkable for their quality. The Duke of Edinburgh Challenge Trophy and the Championship Cup has been won by Cherry 9 times. Yet she has always maintained a low profile-she has allowed her work to speak for her. Cherry’s models are based on both historic working engines … Continue reading CHERRY HILL

BEAULIEU: VISIT REPORT

Recently we were invited to visit the workshops at the National Motor Museum where they are working to restore the 1927 1000hp Sunbeam twin engines that hopefully be running again in March (more on that in a future post!). The Museum tells the story of the advancement of the motor cars and propelled transport, from penny farthings, to steam cars, to icons such as the … Continue reading BEAULIEU: VISIT REPORT

CREATING A DIGITAL ARCHIVE

Creating a virtual archive for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE’s Virtual Archive In conjunction with Townsweb The vast archive of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) spans over 150 years in scope and is of National importance. So we were privileged to be selected by the Institution to build a Virtual Archive portal and publish their prestigious holdings online. Above image: Napier Deltic engine, … Continue reading CREATING A DIGITAL ARCHIVE