Patent Slipway and Patent Slipway Carriage – a talk by Derek Speakman

The slipway at the Waterways Museum
A Patent Slipway Carriage

This WMS talk on 15th February will cover the research undertaken to enable an authentic reproduction of the front part of the carriage being built for display on the slipway at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port by Derek Speakman and Brian Spencer.  In addition, the talk will explore the operation of a patent slipway using historic records and will look at some of the problems that can occur both from historic records and present-day examples.