Interest Group - Industrial Heritage
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This group meets on the third Monday of the month at 10am.

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Current Group Status: Vacancies

We meet at 10am in Fetcham Village Hall on the third Monday of the month for a winter season of talks in September, October, November, January, February, March and April. In December we go for a walk and Christmas lunch, again on the third Monday.

The group is open to members of all local U3As and welcomes visitors. We started activities in March 2003. Information about the programme is usually circulated by email so please get in touch if you would like to be informed of meetings and visits. We organise visits to a variety of sites, mostly in the summer period.

In recent years we have had talks on the V Bomber Force, Brick Making, WWl Mining & the Trenches, Chinook Helicopters in the Falklands Campaign, Bloodhound SSC, the London-Portsmouth Barge Route, George & Robert Stephenson, Animal Power, the Efficiency of Steam Engines and Early Computing.

Our mission is to explore Britain’s industrial heritage through talks, discussion and site visits, which are arranged to suit the group and the opening arrangements of the sites to be visited. We hear presentations prepared by members on topics of specialist knowledge and also invite outside speakers.

Please sign up for the visits at the meetings or contact the organisers at

Programme for 2019

Monday 21st January Leatherhead Council - Pioneers of Composting from Refuse and Sewage – Hugh Baker.
Monday 18th February Ada Lovelace -- 100 Years Ahead of Her Time – Roger Price.
Monday 18th March George Croydon Marks – Forgotten Engineer – Jo Livingston.
Monday 15th April Members’ Short Talks - Offers of talks to Ian Funnell or Michael Herbert, or email

A programme of summer visits will be arranged.

All meetings are in Fetcham Village Hall and start at 10am.

There is a small charge but coffee/tea is included.