Lecture: The Pennine Dam and Use of ‘Puddle Clay’…..

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Date(s) - 22/12/2016
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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Tonight we hear about the construction of the Pennine Dam from guest speaker Tony Jackson.


Puddling is used in maintaining canals or reservoirs on permeable ground. The technique of puddling and its use was developed by early canal engineer James Brindley; it is considered his greatest contribution to engineering.  This processed material was used extensively in UK canal construction in the period starting circa 1780.  Starting about 1840 puddle clay was used more widely as the water-retaining element (or core) within earth-fill dams, particularly in the Pennines

There will be chance for a ‘hands-on’ experience with ‘Puddle Clay’ so leave the best suit at home !







It’s just before Christmas, so come along for an interesting lecture and to meet up with friends and colleagues…..

As is the tradition we will retire afterwards to the local hostelry for refreshments….