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BIAG Film Show – Boat Lifts

BIAG Film Show – Boat Lifts
Just prior to closing our doors temporarily, we held an IA film show. Did you know that there are stunning engineering works that link our canal systems. During the show we saw the restoration of the…
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BIAG News 50

BIAG News 50
The latest copy of BIAG News that is available to non-BIAG members is now on our publications page. It features articles on Perry & Co - Reading ironworks Fire brigades around Wokingham A wider perspective…
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BIAG Events Postponed

BIAG Events Postponed
Given the official guidance regarding Covid-19 BIAG has decided to postpone all meetings and events outstanding on the spring 2020 programme, which are the April and May talks. The programme will restart in September 2020.
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SERIAC 2020 – now open for booking

SERIAC 2020 – now open for booking
This year's S E Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference will be on 2nd May at Goldsmiths College, London and hosted by the Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society. Further information and a booking form is available here.
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50 shades of printing

50 shades of printing
Take a look at our updated article on Cox & Wyman, Reading's oldest printer whose Cardiff Road site is currently being demolished...and find out why it is 50 shades
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Sneaky Peep in Fobney

Sneaky Peep in Fobney
Out for a stroll in the winter sun today I spotted that the pumping house at Fobney Lock was open. I peeped in, camera at the ready, and there was the old pumping works sitting…
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PHEW – That went well

PHEW – That went well
Our 2020 events programme started excellently with David Hunter's talk on the Institute of Civil Engineering's heritage work which includes the Panel of Historical Engineering Works (PHEW).
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New Eyes on an Old Building

New Eyes on an Old Building
Yesterday BIAG members spoke to young architecture students from Reading University about the history of the old gas governor house on Gas Works Road, Reading. The students have been tasked with designing a new life…
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