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'Brings together groups and individuals with an interest and expertise in identifying, recording, preserving and presenting the remains of our industrial past ... The AIA organises a number of events each year, including the Annual Rolt Memorial Lecture, established in 1975 to honour the first President of the AIA, L T C Rolt.'

'We offer our members the chance to attend our regular events and outings and to receive our quarterly newsletter, as well as being able to share time and information with like-minded individuals. When required we undertake preservation and recording projects and work with local and countrywide bodies to protect our heritage.'

'We believe that the industrial history of the north east and Yorkshire is important and we work for its preservation. Our members make records of industrial sites and equipment, carry out historical research and work to help the preservation of business records and physical relics themselves. The Society organises a programme of lectures and site visits. It publishes two or three newsletters a year, containing short contributions and current news.'

'An active group with a current membership of about 80, interested in all aspects of Hampshire's Industrial Archaeology. Our activities have included surveys of mills, breweries, brickworks, etc., as well as restoration and preservation ... We meet once a month ... usually with a talk on an IA related subject.'

'Risca Industrial History Museum houses one of the best collections of artifacts relating to the industrial heritage of the South Wales valleys ... Oxford House Industrial History Society was formed in 1971 following a course of lectures given by the late Ray Bowen on industrial archaeology at Oxford House Adult Education Centre. The Museum displays its collection of artefacts, memorabilia and photographs illustrating some of the industrial history of the area: coal mining, the iron industry, tram roads, railways etc ... OHIHS meet in the Risca Colliers Institute, home of the Risca Industrial History Museum.'

'The South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group (SGMRG) was set up by local people to understand, record and where appropriate preserve the remains, of what was once an extensive industry, for the present community and future generations. SGMRG is a voluntary organisation that relies on grants and donations from local people. Our membership is made up of archaeologists, surveyors, historians, engineers, cavers and those simply interested in finding more about what lies under their feet. We have regular meetings, walks and talks including the opportunity to get involved in exploration, archaeology and restoration work.'

'We run a series of monthly meetings from October to April. They are all on Monday evenings - come and meet us. We investigate our industrial heritage and publish our findings in monographs and newsletters. We have covered many industrial subjects.'

'Formed in 1989 with the aim of promoting the study, recording and preservation of the industrial archaeology of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The Society is affiliated to the Association for Industrial Archaeology. The main activity of the Society is the regular monthly meeting, with talks by visiting speakers, although additional visits to sites within Warwickshire and beyond are arranged on an occasional basis.'

'The Society aims to celebrate the great achievements of British Industry past and present as well as their pioneers, leading engineers, designers, inventors and entrepreneurs. Originally set up in 1967 to share knowledge on the industries local to Watford, we now embrace industries, transport, machines and structures throughout the UK and beyond ... Meetings are held ... each month on the third Thursday from September to April starting at 8.00pm.'

'We aim to stimulate interest in, record, study and, where appropriate, preserve items of local industrial history in Worcestershire ... We stage a series of talks through the winter and visits during the summer ... From September to April, we host monthly talks on industrial archaeology and local history from society members and guest speakers. Talks are usually illustrated and are held on a Friday evening ... From May to September, we organise visits to local and distant attractions. We usually have a knowledgeable guide and many attractions allow us access not usually open to the general public. Coach trips are arranged for more distant locations.'

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