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EA1 Final Load Out
On February 4th 2019 the talk was given by Edward Rees of Scottish Power and he told us about East Anglia One, a massive array of 102 Wind Turbines out in the North Sea, which has the capacity to generate an enormous 714 megawatts of electric power. He described progress on the installation of the land-
On March 4th 2019 the speaker was Steve Chalkley, from Ipswich Makerspace https://ipswichmakerspace.com/ . He talked to us about Personal Manufacturing which is about designing a product yourself, making some prototypes, making a few changes and then repeating the process. When satisfied you then make a few dozen, few hundred or a few thousand. You can then start selling the product. You don’t need to commit to minimum volumes or even a long-
Laser Cutting Machine
Laser Cut Model
On April 1st 2019 Sarah Margittai presented “A History of Shinglestreet: How it all began”, the first of two talks on the subject of Shinglestreet. Very few seaside hamlets have attracted as much myth and fantasy as Shinglestreet, but truth really can be stranger than fiction. In reality Shinglestreet resembled a series of small socio-
On May 13th 2019 Sarah presented “Shinglestreet: The End of the Affair”. This addressed the question: “Did the Germans invade Shingle St in WW2?”. Our meeting on Monday 13th May revealed “all” and created a lot of interesting questions and discussion
On June 3rd 2019 Peter Youngs presented “Water for Food”. Peter has extensive knowledge of this from his original job managing the vegetable crops on the Broxtead estate at Sutton and his retirement job managing the East Suffolk Water abstractors group, looking after the interests of irrigators. He l explained why irrigation is so important, how it is done and where the water comes from. He also covered the legislation affecting abstraction and also looked at future supply challenges and potential new sources of water in East Suffolk. A most enlightening talk.
On August 5th 2019 Peter Wain spoke to us about the medieval port of Goseford. The talk was all about a lost medieval port on the river Deben, its origins, its disappearance and its importance. Another fascinating talk at Woodbridge Probus.
David Empson a local Researcher & Collector of all things WW1 & WW2 joined us on September 2nd 2019 to talk about what all our Fathers’ & Grandfathers’ and of course Mothers’ & Grandmothers’ generation did in the Two World Wars
He answered questions on research and how to expand on your knowledge of their long sacrifices to give us a free world.
Sutton Hoo Ship Project
On October 7th our speaker was Mr Brian Knibbs, chairman of the Woodbridge Riverside Trust who spoke about one of the most significant archaeological projects in Britain . . . the building of the full-
On November 4th Roy Dowding gave us a fascinating talk about Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in East Anglia Past and Present. Over a span of 122 years the area has played host to 43 vehicle makers at 32 different locations. This has included one of Europe’s largest vehicle plants, one of the world’s most successful F1 manufacturers, innovators that built cars that won major events, manufactured some of the world’s finest locomotives and buses and the maker of Britain’s consistently best-
Always a good lunch followed by a fascinating talk
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