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Remembering James Watt


In this illustrated talk, Josie Wall will look at James Watt, his death, and the memorials erected to him in Birmingham and beyond. Particular attention will be paid to the ‘Cathedral of the Industrial Revolution’; St Mary’s church in Handsworth where James Watt is buried along with Matthew Boulton and William Murdoch. The talk will also cover the wider topic of burial in Birmingham, which was on the cusp of huge change when Watt died, thanks mostly to the industrial revolution he had been so instrumental in powering.

Saturday 1511.00AMJune2019-06-15T11:00:00Z2019-06-15T12:50:00Z

Spoken Word

Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works

13-15 Fleet Street
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

B3 1JP Birmingham GB

0121 233 4790

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