22 Feb 2017
The Elizabeth Tower (aka Big Ben)
Today's speaker was Paul Thompson who gave an audio visual talk on 2 topics
"The Elizabeth Tower [Big Ben]" and "A Pinch of Salt".
He described the history of the bell tower originally containing the Ayeton light which was lit during late sittings of parliament and the mechanics of the clock maintaining accurate time.
He then spoke of Titus Salt of Crow's-Nest Park at Brighouse and his passion for developing the production of Worsted cloth during the industrial revolution by bringing together water, coal, people and wool at Saltaire Mills in Bradford.