The Life & Times of Magnus Volk

Bill McNaught


Region:
South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Retirement hobby
Fee:
Paid: £45 plus modest travel expenses
Category:
History
Updated:
9th August 2018
Tagged:
Biography | History | Railways

One of Brighton’s famous residents who the first person in England to describe himself as an ‘electrician’ and one of the earliest electrical engineers in Victorian England, a prolific inventor, and the designer of the oldest, and still operating, electric passenger railway in the world. The talk also covers some aspects of life in Victorian Brighton.

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About Bill McNaught

I started work in 1961 as a Westland Helicopters engineering apprentice spending 25 years with the company before moving on to manage a number of other aviation and defence companies. Following retirement in 2008 we moved back to the West Country but in 2014 moved again to Saltdean, just outside Brighton. I have worked for the Prince’s Trust, been Chair of Governors at a local Academy, and sat on numerous committees. Currently I am Secretary of the Brighton and District Probus Club, Treasurer of the 5 Deans U3A, and a member of the Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions. My other interests include genealogy and presenting talks on ‘fascinating historical characters’ which over the years I have given to a variety of organisations including Probus, the WI and U3A. All my talks are fully illustrated using powerpoint slides.


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