Northcott's membership form


On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. HENRY HANS MACFARLANE NORTHCOTT: 17th January Associate Member since 1910. At the outbreak of war he was a Draughtsman and Works Manager, The General Engine & Boiler Co. Wartime posting(s) was/were, Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Eastchurch Naval Flying School (Pilot). Killed whilst flying in BE2c No.1146, side-slipped & wrecked (Flight Sub-Lieutenant … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Verena Holmes first female IMechE member


At the 15th March 1918 meeting of the IMechE a member of the audience rose to read a paper on employment in munitions factories. The speaker was a woman; the first to present a paper before the Institution’s membership.Olive Monkhouse worked for the Home Office and her interest was the type of labour best-suited to female workers, in terms of welfare conditions, working hours and … Continue reading PIONEERING WOMEN