Celebration week of Thomas Newcomen 300th anniversary of the first successful engine - Thomas Newcomen Engine

By: Thomas Newcomen Engine
Added: 26 April 2012

Celebration Week: 9-14 July.

Monday, July 9

2.00pm Celebration week opening by David Lingard with Newcomen Exhibition and Children’s activities in the Flavel.

Poetry & Painting Competition Results

7.30pm at the Flavel: “From Floods Defend’ by Dartmouth Players

Tuesday July10

7.30pm at the Flavel: ‘From Floods Defend’ by Dartmouth Players

Wednesday July 11

3.00pm Interdenominational Service of Celebration for Newcomen at St Saviours Church

7.30pm at Flavel: Film: The Birth of Steam & talk by Adam Hart Davis  

Thursday July 12

Free entry all day to Dartmouth Museum for everyone.     

Friday July 13

At the Flavel:    

11.15am Lecture 1. Brian Corfield “Newcomen the Man”

2.00pm   Lecture 2 David Hulse “The Newcomen Engine”

4.00pm. Lecture 3. Prof David Perrett “The Archaeology of the Newcomen Engine”

Saturday July 14                                

Steam Fair by South Hams Vintage Steam Club on Dartmouth’s Market Square

5.00pm Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir at Bandstand

7.00pm Budleigh Salterton MVC at St Saviours Church for concert

Foss St Chapel/Baptist Church will serve free refreshments all week from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Newcomen Exhibition at the Flavel is on From July 9 until July 30th 2012