The theme of Lottie’s Tour this year is 'Then and Now' to celebrate the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Centenary.
We therefore took Lottie to visit our local railway station at Bradford on Avon, as it contains some fascinating historical items. Lottie discovered that the first passenger train arrived at Bradford on Avon railway station in 1857 (before WES was even formed!), and that the station has the honour of being designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel himself!
Whilst looking around the railway station, Lottie took advantage of the GWR (Great Western Railway) and BR (British Rail) benches to take a break in the sunshine, and spend a happy few moments admiring the architecture, and watching the arrival and departure of several trains.
With the 'Then and Now' theme of this year’s tour in mind, we dug deep into our archives here in the HICSE office and found examples of some older technology, which Lottie was keen to examine, and to learn more about.
During a quiet moment on her last day here with us at HICSE, Lottie spent some time reading some of this year’s Hitachi publications, and considering how much things have changed in the field of engineering since WES was established 100 years ago.
HICSE’s office is relocating shortly, so this is the last time we’ll welcome Lottie to this site. We’re therefore looking forward to showing her round our fantastic new offices during ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers’ week in 2020. Thanks for visiting us Lottie, see you next year!!
To find out more information about Lottie’s Tour, and to see the other companies that Lottie is visiting this year, search for #WESLottieTour.
To find out more about WES, visit their website: https://www.wes.org.uk/wes-centenary