Wednesday 2nd July. Change of plan this month as John Johnson, who we had planned for this meeting can’t make it. In is place, at short notice, an old friend, Jack Smith has agreed to give us a talk on Horwich Loco Work. Jack served his time there and has fond memories of the place. He was also involved in a campaign to turn the site into a conservation area. This massive factory complex, built by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Co., started producing steam engines in 1887 and continued right up to the end of the era of steam in the mid 1950s. Famous names in the world of team engine design, such as Sir Nigel Gresley, also learned their trade there. Sure to be a great talk.