Summer Meeting / Visits 1999
A most instructive and enjoyable visit was made to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast . The hospitality shown to the Group Members who attended was greatly appreciated.
The visit to the preserved Carrickfergus old Gas Works gave members an insight into the working conditions that were expected in those days. The collection of old gas lamps, fittings and other examples of gas fired equipment that has been collected and saved for future exhibition was truly remarkable.
The committee meeting had a slightly
different character to it that time being held in the cafeteria of the Carrickfergus local Co-op Supermarket.
Christmas Lecture 1999
It was decided that unfortunately a Lecture could not be held this year as
it had become too late to make the necessary arrangements and to find a suitable building for the visit.
WILSON WEATHERLEY PHIPSON
Research is continuing into tracing this
eminent engineers history. Particular
points of current interest are:
· Family History genealogy
· Work for the Admiralty in Woolwich
· Lecture to the Medical Officers of Health in Marylebone London 1859
· American connection with District
· Birmingham Town Hall c. 1890
· Author of “ A Memoire” c. 1892
· The search for a photograph
South West Region wish to dispose of some old IHVE ASHE and ASHRAE bound technical guides for the following years.
IHVE 1929 - 1934
1937 - 1944
ASHVE 1948 - 1954
ASHACE 1955 - 1958
ASHRAE 1959 - 1962
Should anyone wish to add any of these guides to their collection or know of someone who may, please contact committee member
F J Ferris
A possible venue for the spring meeting has been suggested as a visit to St Georges Hall in Liverpool, to be held in May 2000, and this is currently being researched by Mike Barber. This is one of the first “Air Conditioned ” buildings c.1850 using mechanical ventilation and is a pioneering example of early HEVAC engineering. Members attending will also have the opportunity to visit an example c.1870 of a hermetically sealed building;- A Doctors surgery comprising domestic residence / consulting rooms.