Fascinating folk

November 2023

Science and engineering

Newcastle has connections to some important scientists and engineers.

Wolstanton resident Oliver Lodge was an eminent scientist. Noted for his involvement in the development of radio.  In 1894 Lodge demonstrated a radio wave detector in his Royal Institution Lecture. He was knighted for his achievements

November focus Reginald Mitchell was the famed inventor of the Spitfire aeroplane.

Born near Kidsgrove, Mitchell studied engineering and mathematics at night school. At the time he was an apprentice at an engineering works. In 1927 he became Technical Director at Supermarine. There he developed the world-famous aeroplane.

Mitchell's Spitfire became a famous emblem of World War II.

What's on

Remembrance Day event: Reginald Mitchell talk

Brampton Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 0QP

Saturday 11 November 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

A fascinating talk Potteries Museum curator Joseph Miller about the life of Reginald Mitchell.

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Fascinating folk of Newcastle film: Reginald Mitchell

Brampton Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 0QP

Thursday 23 November 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

A special film by Ray Johnson about the life of Reginald Mitchell. More details to follow soon.

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Fascinating folk of Newcastle talk: Oliver Lodge

Brampton Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 0QP

Thursday 30 November 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

A talk about eminent scientist and Wolstanton resident Oliver Lodge by local historian Phil Rowley.

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