HIGHLIGHTING HERITAGE: THE BUTTERLEY COMPANY’S GREAT 19th CENTURY ENGINEERS
In this talk, Tim Castledine will review the life and achievements of the engineers and endeavours that ensured the Butterley Company built and maintained a reputation as a leading international engineering business.
Venue: Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Mills
Time: Doors open 7pm with refreshments available (Talk starts at 7.30pm)
Cost: Tickets are £5 per person
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The Butterley Company was formed in 1790 as Outram & Co. by Benjamin Outram and Francis Beresford. Later partnering with William Jessop and John Wright. The day to day running of the Company undertaken by Outram, with the aid of his brother Joseph and manager George Goodwin. Following Outram’s untimely death in 1805 and the name change to the Butterley Company, the remaining partners realised that new blood had to be brought in to ensure the future of the Company. They appointed William Brunton was Chief Engineer, who was the first of five eminent engineers to guide the Company through the 19th century golden era.
In his talk, Tim Castledine will review the life and achievements of these engineers; endeavours that ensured the Butterley Company built and maintained a reputation as a leading international engineering business.
This is one talk in a series of collaborative events between the Arkwright Society and Belper North Mill, looking to reveal interesting aspects of local heritage. Six evening talks, from March through to October, will alternate between venues in Cromford and Belper. Find out more about the Highlighting Heritage Series.