This is a two part visit:
We are invited to view the private range of models created by David Hulse.
Being fascinated by the very earliest development of using steam as a source of motive power he recreated models of Newcomen’s steam engine; the first time that steam had been used effectively as source of power. A model of that engine was improved by James Watt - so he built a model of that!
David’s collection is an outstanding collection of the first seven steam engines ever built. The first for pumping water out of a mine and then onto rotary power for factory use.
In 1970 he started a project which was to occupy all his spare time for the following 45 years. He researched and constructed in miniature the important steam engines which were built in the 18th century. These engines paved the way for the industrial revolution in the British Isles which spread to many other countries throughout the world.
Each model is accurate in every detail on 16th scale. Further details see www.davidhulse.co.uk
There will be no charge but the PTSG will be making a donation the Guide Dogs for the Blind and visitors will be welcome to make additional contributions.
Please note as this is at a private house and workshop we are limited to a maximum of 8 to 10 people. If we have too many we may ask you to visit the world of Wedgewood first and then return later!
Afterwards (If you can tear yourself away from his displays and workshops) we will take lunch at the World of Wedgwood 4 miles to the north see.www.worldofwedgwood.com
Here there is no limit to the numbers for this second part (and we do not need to book!) you can visit the museum and factory shops. For an additional charge take a factory tour.
Like to come?
Please register by contacting the organiser William Waddilove Email [email protected]
Guests, family and visitors are welcome to the meeting