Events in the 2014-2015 Session….

Read about the events lined up for the current session by pulling down the ‘Events’ menu above (for a complete list) or clicking each one in ‘Forthcoming Events’ in the section at the right hand side.  There are still some events in 2015 to finalise, such as the Church Service, the Annual Dinner and the Golf Tournament. These will be … Continue reading “Events in the 2014-2015 Session….”

Special Visit to Sheffield Forgemasters……

At short notice your vice-president, Barrie Yates, has been able to arrange a special visit to Sheffield Forgemasters… The visit is to be on Friday 16th May at 2.30 pm. (prompt) A ‘PDF’ map of the location is available showing the meeting point at Gate No. 2   Map Announced recently at the last meeting there is a visit to … Continue reading “Special Visit to Sheffield Forgemasters……”

Visit Report: Huddersfield Railway Modellers

We were warmly welcomed by an enthusiastic group of railway modellers who put on a splendid display of their modelling skills with several operating layouts of 2mm, 4mm, 7mm and 16mm sections. LAE treasurer John Bentley brought along a couple of his own locomotives which were run on the layouts. The four different gauges offered something to interest all railway … Continue reading “Visit Report: Huddersfield Railway Modellers”

Report on the recent visit to Constar International….

Visit to Constar International – 23rd May 2013 Based in Sherburn-in-Elmet this was quite a trek for most of us but turned out to be one worth making. We were well greeted by Allison (Human Resources Manager) and taken upstairs to their meeting room. Allison gave us a company overview before handing over to Will, the company’s Project Manager, who … Continue reading “Report on the recent visit to Constar International….”

Date change for the visit to Constar International

Please note – that there is a change of date for a forthcoming event. Our factory visit to Constar International in May has been brought forward by one week to suit our host company. The new date for your diaries for this visit is Thursday 23rd May 2013. Click on the link above or see the Events list to view … Continue reading “Date change for the visit to Constar International”

Report on the Visit to Thomas Broadbent Ltd., by Andrew Kibler

A little history of the company Broadbent was founded in 1864 providing engineering services to the local textile industry across the north of England. During its early years the company built a diverse range of products including steam engines, cars and large overhead travelling cranes. In the late 1800s Broadbent concentrated on designing and manufacturing centrifuges, and by the early … Continue reading “Report on the Visit to Thomas Broadbent Ltd., by Andrew Kibler”

Report on the ‘Boxford’ Visit – 1st November 2012

We were invited to visit the factory of ‘Boxford’ in Elland. Our host, Paul Barraclough who is Managing Director, welcomed the group and we were given a short presentation and video history of the company. From somewhat less than ideal conditions in a former mill that dated back to the mid-nineteenth century the company had moved to a brand new … Continue reading “Report on the ‘Boxford’ Visit – 1st November 2012”