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Brushing Up on Mr Gooch

Brushing Up on Mr Gooch
If you want to be ready to test our speaker on Daniel Gooch at the next BIAG talk on 18th November then the new book from David Maidment has a chapter on the engineers of…
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Enjoying The Trains

Enjoying The Trains
BIAG arranged a successful visit to London Transport's Acton Depot on Saturday 29th September. Here is our former Chairman, Peter Trout, enjoying being a tube train driver. However, as well as the fun there were…
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Gassing about Gas

Gassing about Gas
Last night the members of BIAG were treated to a talk on the history of the gas industry, and in particular the Reading Gas Company, along with a reprise of the technologies used in the…
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“What!! Watt”

Was it just my Dad who always said "you mean Pardon - not Watt, he was the man who invented the steam engine" when I blurted out "What!". Well it is nearly the 200th anniversary of…
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Playing at Printers

Watch the video of us getting to use an historic print press on our fun and informative visit to Reading University's Typography and Graphic Communication department. On Monday 5th August Martin Andrews hosted BIAG in a dip…
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A good day at Reading Waterfest

The BIAG stand at Reading's Waterfest on 15th June saw a number of visitors interested in local industrial history many of whom took away membership applications and we hope to see them soon at our…
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Steaming Sunday at Crofton

On Sunday 5th May BIAG was pleased to be part of the Experience Archaeology event at Crofton Beam Engines, Marlborough. It was a Steaming Day so we enjoyed the site in full working glory and were able to…
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