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The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Discovery Museum will take place at 12-00 noon in the Turbinia Room (4th Floor) at the Discovery Museum
FODMs members currently run engines and carry out repairs and maintenance of exhibits and equipment within the museum.
We are a small group of retired, young at heart, enthusiastic individuals who use our collective engineering knowledge and experience providing support to Newcastle’s Discovery Museum.
Note from The Secretary :
FODMs Spring Bulletin has been sent out to members - you can read it online here
Following the publication of my reminiscences last year on the motorcycling activities just around the corner from Discovery on Westgate Road
The Reference library at Discovery contains some 14,000 artefacts, including engineering firms' brochures and publicity material, magazines, journals and books.
The North East of England led the Country in the application of electricity to motive power in industry in the early years of the 20th Century.
Our members who help out in the Discovery Museum by repairing and cleaning exhibits, running the engines and taking our Arcs and Sparks tours now have a natty new polo shirt to wear whilst carrying out their activities.
I have been asked by our chairman, Ian Burdon, to start a series of newsletter articles on this topic as an ongoing feature.