The Society’s committee is pleased to announce the itinerary for the February 2015 London study visit, on Victorian Engineering and Fire Prevention. Members wishing to book a place on this tour should send the booking form enclosed with Bulletin 123, or contact the Executive Officer, Peter Thomas (
), by 31 January.
Cost: £24 per person. The cost includes museum admissions and buffet lunch, and excludes drinks and any public transport fares.
Friday 27 February 2015
11.00 London Fire Brigade Museum
Winchester House, 94A Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EG (www.london-fire.gov.uk)
Built in 1820, Winchester House was home and workplace to London's Chief Fire Officers between 1878 and 1937. This building now houses one of the most comprehensive collections of firefighting equipment and memorabilia in the country.
A light buffet lunch at the Goldsmith Pub and Dining Room, 96 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EF.
14.00 Kirkaldy Testing Museum
99 Southwark St, London SE1 0JF (www.testingmuseum.org.uk)
This building was erected in 1874 specifically to house "Kirkaldy's Testing and Experimenting Works", determining the strenghts of materials. As well as Kirkaldy's unique Universal Testing Machine, still in its original location and in working order, the museum houses a number of smaller testing machines and a collection of extensometers. This is a special visit for the SIS, as the museum is currently open to the public on one Sunday a month.