John F Bateman Britain's foremost reservoir engineer and local lad

  • Michael O'Grady (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


"During this year of staying at home, many of us have probably been walking in the hills, and no doubt drawn to the reservoirs above Hebden Bridge. Michael O'Grady, senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Huddersfield, combining his interest in local history with a past career in civil engineering, has investigated the details of the construction of the reservoirs at Widdop, Gorple and Walshaw Dean. In a fascinating Zoom talk to Hebden Bridge Local History Society he explored their construction, and the stellar career of John F Bateman, the engineer behind their planning and design....continues"
Period24 Feb 2021
Held atHebden Bridge Local History Society, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal