Surrey Industrial History Group

SIHG Zoom Meeting. The Hidden World of Canal Heritage

A colourful introduction to the wonderful world of our inland waterways with dramatic engineering, unusual architecture, interesting landscapes, historic boats and lots of unusual and quirky features.  This talk will be given by Roger Butler, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society.

SIHG Zoom Meeting. The Story of Shepperton Studios

This talk looks at the story of Shepperton Studios from its foundation in the early days of 'talkies' to its current role as the major production hub for Netflix in the UK.  Along the way are the ups and downs of the British Film Industry, and a surprising role in World War Two.  The talk will be given by Nick Pollard, Curator of Spelthorne Museum in Staines.

SIHG Zoom Meeting. Industrial Archaeology in Plain Sight

Talk to be given by Simon Ritchie.  The Ordance Survey has been mapping the UK for over 200 years. Until recently they used simple mathematics, theodolities and a network of benchmarks and trig points to achieve one metre accuracy, a triumph of engineering in its day. This network is now redundant and beginning to need conservation, but nobody is picking up that responsibility.


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