• Group of IEEC3 attendees in front of the Farme Colliery Newcomen winding engine at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life at Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire, 24th March 2024

    IEEC3 – Conference complete!

    An initial short post to report that the 3rd International Early Engines Conference took place between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th March 2024. We were delighted to welcome delegates to the fantastic Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, in North Lanarkshire. Home to a wonderful collection of objects, artefacts large and small reflecting the material, technical and social development of industry in Scotland, it is also the custodian of the remarkable Farme Colliery Newcomen winding engine. In addition to the 3 day conference, the organising committee were pleased to arrange a pre- and post- conference tour programme on Thursday 21st and Monday 25th March. We thank all attendees and the…

  • To Scotland for Steam Engines – The pre IEEC Recce

    Checking out the conference trips As you all know, if you travel a long way to see something and hope to just walk in – sometimes it doesn’t turn out well! So, to make sure the trips planned on either side of IEEC3 in March 2024 are properly organised and our hosts expecting us, part of the IEEC3 organising group (Steve Grudgings accompanied by Chris Jones) travelled north to Scotland to meet them, and make sure that what we were planning was viable. This note of our journey should help those planning to join the trips to prepare accordingly, although we’re only providing brief glimpses of the sites as there’s…

  • First look – IEEC3 Conference Programme 2024

    Draft Programme Following the excellent response to the call for papers, the IEEC3 organisers are delighted to provide the first draft programme, prepared in collaboration with the host venue, Summerlee Industrial Museum in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Running from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th March 2024, the 3 day conference has a full programme of papers and activities. Additional industrial site excursions are being arranged at separate cost on Thursday 21st and Monday 25th March