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SWWERIAC 2018 – Details announced

The SOMERSET INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY in conjunction with the COKER ROPE AND SAIL TRUST extends a cordial invitation to anyone interested in Industrial Archaeology to attend the Conference and to go on the accompanying tour of the award-winning and newly restored Dawe’s Twine Works.

Saturday April 14th 2018

West Coker Commemoration Hall, Churlands Close, West Coker, Yeovil BA22 9AL

09.15 Registration
10.00 Welcome by Mary Miles (chair of SIAS)
10.10 Coker Canvas : Hemp and Flax in South Somerset by Richard Sims
10.50 Dawe’s Twine Works by Ross Aitken
11:10 Break
11.30 Visit to Dawe’s Twine Works
12.30 Lunch
13.50 What a Load of Rubbish the History and Industrial Archaeology of Solid Wastes Management by Peter Daniel
14.30 Ham Hill: “England’s Most Seductive Stone” by Peter Stanier
15.10 Break
15.30 Gloving in Yeovil by Joseph Lewis
16.10 Close of Conference
16.15 Visits:
  • Crewkerne
  • Ham Hill
  • Stoke-sub-Hamdon
  • Clapton Mill

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