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Join the IWA Lancs and Cumbria Branch for our November meeting.

Presentation on John Rennie the elder, Civil Engineer:

Guest Speaker : Chris Hudson

Chris is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

^BJohn Rennie ^b(1761-1821), Scottish civil engineer. Rennie studied at Edinburgh University and worked as a millwright before turning to canal engineering in the 1790s. From about 1800 he worked on extensive drainage projects in the East Anglian fens and on improving English harbours and naval docks. He also built the London and East India docks on the Thames. Rennie is best known for his designs for the Waterloo and Southwark bridges in London, as well as for the New London Bridge. He declined a knighthood in 1817 and is buried in St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Taken from ^ILives of the Engineers^i by Samuel Smiles, 1862.
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IWA Lancashire & Cumbria Branch
Event Dates

Wednesday 30th November 2022

Location

Chorley

Heritage

John Rennie the elder – Civil Engineer

Join the IWA Lancs and Cumbria Branch for our November meeting.

Presentation on John Rennie the elder, Civil Engineer:

Guest Speaker : Chris Hudson

Chris is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

^BJohn Rennie ^b(1761-1821), Scottish civil engineer. Rennie studied at Edinburgh University and worked as a millwright before turning to canal engineering in the 1790s. From about 1800 he worked on extensive drainage projects in the East Anglian fens and on improving English harbours and naval docks. He also built the London and East India docks on the Thames. Rennie is best known for his designs for the Waterloo and Southwark bridges in London, as well as for the New London Bridge. He declined a knighthood in 1817 and is buried in St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Taken from ^ILives of the Engineers^i by Samuel Smiles, 1862.

Details

Time

7:30pm

All our live meetings start at 7.30pm but we will be there from 7pm for setting up and chatting.

We usually finish between 9.30pm and 10pm.

We will provide tea, coffee and biscuits.

Location

Primrose Gardens, Fleet Street, Chorley, PR7 2EE.

Primrose Gardens is an Extra Care facility in Chorley.  It has a meeting room which we have hired.  The address is Primrose Gardens, Fleet St, Chorley, PR7 2EE.

There is no car parking available to us, as that is reserved for residents, although we can drop off and pick up.  However, there is car parking at Fleet St car park which is a directly across the road from the Primrose Gardens residential/community building.

Members should enter the building via the main entrance and are welcome to wait in the lobby if they are a little early.

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Chorley

Primrose Gardens, Fleet St, Chorley, PR7 2EE

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