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Join us for an evening with Jeremy Batch.

What connects Limehouse Marina, Tower Bridge, the USS Enterprise, a National Trust property in Northumberland, the Anderton Lift, Barton Swing Aqueduct and a host of other engineering developments? They all made use of hydraulic machinery conceived by Blaise Pascal and later developed, amongst others, by Sir William Armstrong. Working examples of Armstrong’s hydraulic lifts can be seen at Cragside, his house in Northumberland and now a National Trust property.

Cragside was also the first in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. One of his hydraulic accumulator towers in Limehouse Basin, the best surviving example in Britain, once powered the cranes, capstans, lock gates and bridges of the Regents Canal Dock. Jeremy’s presentations are unmissable and his talk on the power of water and how it was harnessed in the service of man will be informative, entertaining and full of excellent graphics.

 

Branch
IWA Chiltern Branch
Event Dates

Wednesday 26th January 2021

Location

Rickmansworth

Heritage

Power of Water: the Story of Hydraulic Power

Join us for an evening with Jeremy Batch.

What connects Limehouse Marina, Tower Bridge, the USS Enterprise, a National Trust property in Northumberland, the Anderton Lift, Barton Swing Aqueduct and a host of other engineering developments? They all made use of hydraulic machinery conceived by Blaise Pascal and later developed, amongst others, by Sir William Armstrong. Working examples of Armstrong’s hydraulic lifts can be seen at Cragside, his house in Northumberland and now a National Trust property.

Cragside was also the first in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. One of his hydraulic accumulator towers in Limehouse Basin, the best surviving example in Britain, once powered the cranes, capstans, lock gates and bridges of the Regents Canal Dock. Jeremy’s presentations are unmissable and his talk on the power of water and how it was harnessed in the service of man will be informative, entertaining and full of excellent graphics.

 

Details

Time

8:00pm

Address

Batchworth Lock Canal centre
Canal Bridge
99 Church Street
Rickmansworth
WD3 1JD
Access via steps from bridge.

Chiltern Branch venue details (pdf)

Parking

4 closest places are (free parking after 6.30pm):

  • Moor Lane layby (street parking)
  • Church Street (street parking)
  • Talbot Road (council car park) WD3 1EY
  • Ebury Road (council car park) WD3 1BH

Please note: Do not park in Aquadrome for evening events as gates close at 8pm.

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Location

Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth WD3 1JD, UK

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