Mid Staffs Charters President’s Evening Wednesday 14th November 2018
The story behind the conversion of the Flint Mill at Stone”
As part of our charters programme of events, once a year we hold a Presidents Evening which is the club’s social event held at the Moat House Acton Trussell.
Traditionally we have a speaker and this year Alan Appleby, a local Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer agreed to talk to us about his new home which has been a restoration project of the Old Flint Mill, Stone.
The title “Restoration Man” comes from the channel 4 programme which featured Alan’s project.
The mill was built in the 1770s and produced flint for the manufacture of porcelain.
Research has shown that much of the flint produced was used by Josiah Wedgewood in his factory.
The Mill had lain abandoned for over 50 years and had become a dumping ground for fly tippers.
Alan’s presentation explained how, with his wife Dora, they had restored this old mill in to a modern family home full of the latest technology, whilst at the same time retaining the buildings history and character.
This was an excellent, enthusiastically received presentation; we thank Alan for his time and wish them well in their new home.
For more information about the project see https://www.theflintmillinstone.co.uk/restoration
In the photograph, our President David Boote is thanking Alan and Dora for joining us for the evening.
Recent Talks – Mid Staffs Charters Club
PROGRAMME 2017 – 2018
11th October 2017 “My early career in civil engineering” –
Tony Skelton – MS Charters Member
9th November 2017 President’s Open Night at the Acton Suite, Moat House,
Acton Trussell “Antiques Evening” – Ian Kettlewell – Antiques Auctioneer and Valuer
12th December 2017 “From Engineer to Chair of Planning”-David Morrish – former MS Charters Member
11th January 2018 “The provision of Affordable Homes – a Reality Check”
Karen Armitage – Chief Executive of Stafford and Rural Homes
7th February 2018 “Cyber Crime” – Matthew Ellis – Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner
20th March 2018 AGM “The Reformation in Staffordshire” Alex Chong – Historian
PROGRAMME 2016 – 2017
13th October 2016 “The refurbishment and upgrade of Quarry Bank Mill, a National Trust property” – Ken Saint
9th November 2016 Ladies Night “Duchess Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire”
Lindsey Porter – Author & publisher
13th December 2016 “Regeneration & Management of the Trentham Estate”
Mike Herbert – Regional Director St Modwen
12th January 2017 “The Midlands Air Ambulance” – Katie West
8th February 2017 “Tales from Stafford Gaol” Bruce Braithwaite (Local Historian)
21st March 2017 AGM “Restoration of the Ingestre Pavilion”- Dr Anne Andrews
PROGRAMME 2015 – 2016
7th October 2015 “WW1 Messines Model at Brocton” Stephen Dean – Staffs County Archaeologist
11th November 2015 “Severn Trent Water – The Engineering Challenges of Capital Investment in Stafford” Ruth Farrell – Programme Manager
10th December 2015 “Norton Bridge Rail Project” Matt Clark – Staffordshire Alliance Manager
12th January 2016 “The Monumental to the Mundane” Robert Turner – Eura Conservation
10th February 2016 Ladies Night “William Salt Library, Stafford” Joanna Terry – Head of Service William Salt Library
24th March 2016 AGM “Fauld Arms Dump” James Major – Local Farmer
PROGRAMME 2013 – 2014
2nd October 2013 “West Coast Main Line” Les McDowell – President
7th November 2013 “Fracking” Dr I G Simpson – Director of Geology, Keele University
l0th December 2013 “The Sutherland Papers” Mr R Wisker
16th January 2014 “The Role of The Planning Officer”
J W Heminsley – Cannock Chase Development Control Officer
18th February 2014 Ladies Night “Staffordshire Place – County Council Offices Building” Councillor Len Bloomer
26th March 2014 AGM “The Trials of a District Judge” David Goodman OBE
PROGRAMME 2011 – 2012
6th October 2011 Staffordshire Coal Mining History Mr Dean – Cannock Chase Mining Society
8th November 2011 “Cannock Chase and its Forestry Activities” -Roger Wilson
15th December 2011 “Why Ecolory Matters” Martin Godfrey BA. MSc. FLS
l9th January 2012 Ladies Night “the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Trust”
– Mr B Williams
21st February 2012 “The Engineering Challenge of connecting 3DGW of Wind Power to the National Grid” Mr Jones – Engineering Manager of ABB UK Ltd
22nd March 20l2 AGM “The Design, Manufacture and Installation of Stained Glass” – Graham Chaplin