The Institution of Civil Engineers invites the public to Explore Engineering on Saturday 2 June


As part of its bicentennial celebrations the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has organised a number of public events around the country to demonstrate the contribution that civil engineers have made to the built environment and how they have helped to shape our world.

Explore Engineering — one of the ICE’s anniversary activities — is a series of walks, tours and trails designed to inspire young people to consider civil engineering as a career and to demonstrate to the public how civil engineers help to transform lives for the better. 

ICE West Midlands has organised a free, six-mile (3-hour) guided walk along the Trent and Mersey Canal towpath. During the walk members of the public will experience various industrial, commercial, residential and regeneration projects that have transformed parts of North Staffordshire over the last three hundred years and will see some great examples of early civil engineering — often forgotten or overshadowed by modern schemes.

This Explore Engineering guided tour will take place on Saturday 2 June, from 12.30-3.30pm. The tour will go from Stoke-on-Trent railway station (outside the main entrance to platform one) to Longport (following a level, surfaced, disabled accessible, footpath) and will finish at the Etruria Canals Festival where the group will be able to see the Etruria Mill engine in steam.

For those arriving by car there is parking adjacent to Stoke-on-Trent station £4 all day); there is also free all-day parking on Wharf Road — a 5-minute walk from the station.

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