Ivor Brown Day

Ivor Brown Day

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SCMCIvor Brown Day, 27th Oct. 2018

Provisional Programme of Events

09:00 Registration

09:30 Dave Adams (Shropshire Caving and Mining Club - President and founder member) to welcome everyone.

09:40 Kelvin Lake presentation on Ivor's life.

10:25 Neil Clarke – Ivor and the Coalport Dodger.

11.00 David Poyner – God and the Miners (Methodist influence on mining communities).

11.30 Tea Break.

11.45 Sam Wood - Ivor Brown and the St Aidan's Opencast Site. Saving of the dragline.

12:20 Andrew Wood – SCMC / Shropshire Mines Trust and Nigel Dibben Ivor's involvement in NAHMO.

12:50 Buffet Lunch (with a showing of the Draglines DVD).

13:40 John Challen – The Great Rock Sandwich (geology of the local area).

14:20 David Hardwick – South Gloucs Celestine Mineral.

15:00 Tea and Coffee.

15:20 Rob Vernon - The adventures of a Coal Mining Geologist - Lea Hall, Rugeley, and Yorkshire.

16:00 Eddie Downes - Yorkshire Coalfield.

16:40 National Coalmining Museum – including a sound recording of Ivor talking to the curator about opening of the Museum.

17:20 Summary of the day, and Thank you - Neal Rushton Chairman SCMC and David De Haan Chairman of Friends of IGMT.

Evening option: SCMC Annual Dinner guest speaker Nigel Dibben on Alderley Edge Mines.

Sunday 28th October walks

  1. Coalbrookdale - Leader David De Haan
  2. Jackfield Stabilisation and Mining remains in the Gorge - Leader Neal Rushton

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