2024 Spring Programme

Annual Subscriptions:  were due in January £15  and may be paid at any meeting, but preferably by direct bank transfer email the secretary or ask at a meeting  if you do not have the details for BACS.  Please check with the Treasurer if you believe you may be in arrears!

Please note that cheques should be made payable to “Lancaster Engineering Society”

If paying Cash please try to have the right change or try to get some at the bar so we don’t delay proceedings

Tuesday 20th February Gilkes Products and History – a presentation by Chris Crewdson

Gilkes is a Kendal company with international credentials earned in over 85 countries, a Royal Warrant and 165 years of design and manufacturing experience. Whilst small enough to be flexible and responsive, they are large enough to have the technical and engineering competency needed to be one of the world’s leading brands. They are a world class manufacturer who have maintained quality whilst increasing operational reliability and efficiency, whether for hydropower projects or pumps for marine, rail, or cooling of high horsepower diesel & gas engines. Gilkes provide a single source solution for a range of turbines and pumps, with a high level of customer support, product development and ‘whole life’ cost value.

Tuesday 19th MarchHow Green is your Hydrogen” – a Presentation by Phil Slack

There are many options for the production of hydrogen. Phil will give an overview of Hydrogen and production methods, Fuel Cells, and Carbon Capture and Underground Storage (CCUS) and what the experts think of future use of Hydrogen for clean transport.

Tuesday 16th AprilTramways – a presentation by Brian Yates

Not many people would guess that the Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham area once boasted 3 separate tramway systems. In this talk Brian Yates will describe and illustrate them and include some interesting local history.

The May meeting will be a trip to a place of engineering and general interest. Gikes engineering works is favourite at the moment, but other suggestions have been made for local visits e.g. Winter Gardens which may be in parallel or in addition. Note that we intend putting the May venue to the vote at the meeting after the Gilkes presentation we also we intend that visitors will be welcome to join us as we seem to be always struggling for numbers these days.

June 19th “TBA

A Note for your diary:  Ladies Evening this year will be on Tuesday 19th November 2024 at Morecambe Golf Club

As you are no doubt aware meetings are on the THIRD Tuesday in the month, at the Bare Village Hall, Bare Lane, Bare, starting at 7.30 p.m.  However if circumstances change e.g. if the government re-impose restrictions (I Hope Not!) we will revert to virtual meetings on Zoom, any changes to the above programme will be notified by e-mail and Facebook but please make sure your contact details are up to date and you have submitted a GDPR form so we can contact you.

Visitors are always welcome to attend, especially young engineers, who are eligible to join at a favourable rate.

Further information on any aspect of the Society is available from the Secretary, Phil Slack, tel. 01524-423287 or  les.secretary@yahoo.com, from the LES Web Site www.lancasterengineeringsociety.org.uk or at the Society’s new Facebook group page. www.facebook.com/groups/LancasterEngineeringSociety

Please notify any change of email address, postal address or telephone number to the Secretary, either at a meeting or preferably via e-mail.