HIAS Meetings, 2019

All meetings  are held at the Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF at 7.45 PM on the first Monday of the month, unless stated otherwise. Visitors Welcome. Free Car Parking. See here for directions. Occasional visitors are welcome to attend at no charge.

The 2019 Meetings programme is available here  (Note that it does include some changes from the printed card distributed at the December 2018 meeting) 

Short reports of  past meetings from January 2015 onwards are available here.




  January 7th

  The Royal Navy's Coastal Forces Stephen Fisher

February 4th

  The Burrell Build - final instalment Rob Fish

March 4th

  Great Western Railway in Devon & Cornwall Howard Sprenger

April 1st

  Trolleybus Technology - the early days John Stainforth

May 13th

  Along the Portsmouth Direct Railway [Portsmouth & Petersfield] Peter Keat

June 3rd

  The Panama Canal Jon Sims

July 1st

  The Development of Fastenings
        - from their beginnings to an everyday technology

August 5th

 A look at Canal History -  its people & their art

 Metalliferous Mining in the Channel Islands
Terri Robinson

Howard Sprenger

September 2nd

 The Flying Scotsman Stephen Hoadley

October 7th

  Underground Tunnelling used by both sides in WW1 Peter Jones

November 4th

  Annual General Meeting


December 2nd

  Twyford Waterworks Martin Gregory