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 National Coalmining Museum – David Cross and Jill Clapham including a sound recording of Ivor talking to the curator about the opening of the Museum.

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

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

On the evening of the 27th the SCMC will be holding it's Annual Dinner at the Wroxeter Hotel with guest speaker Nigel Dibben on Alderley Edge Mines. Cost £25 per person. All are welcome.

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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