Early Engine Events

Events related to early engines.

  • 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…

  • Image of cast iron beam of the static Cornish bean engine at Prestongrange industrial museum.

    IEEC3 Conference Attendees – Joining instructions

    As we approach the the Conference at Summerlee later this month, we’re delighted to share Joining instructions with Delegates who have confirmed their bookings. Additional attendees are welcome, and we would encourage all to visit the updated Conference programme page and to share any comments or queries ready for when we all arrive in Scotland. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone! IEEC3 Conference Joining instructions

  • Post-Pandemic Hope – Looking to October 2021

    From Plan A to Plan C! Our initial contingency plans to reschedule for May 2021 have been, predictably further disturbed by COVID19. The UK national lockdown in the new year underlined how serious the situation had become, BUT there is new hope with the successful vaccination programme well underway as we enter Spring 2021; indeed our conference venue – the Black Country Living Museum – is contributing to the vaccination programme in Dudley! In the interests of safety we have decided to postpone IEEC2 by a further 5 months, from May until October 2021. Specifically 8th-10th October 2021 – and still able to combine the conference with BCLM’s “Red By Night” live steaming event.  Conference format Whilst we…