Event Organiser: ICE

Café 200: A history of the River Ribble Navigation and Preston Dock, Preston


  • Lecture
  • Preston
  • 28 September 2018
  • 19:30 - 21:00
Preston Dock plans.

About this event

Have you ever wondered how Preston's dock was built? By civil engineers of course!

Records describe the project as being 'plagued from the outset with problems'. Civil engineers met the challenges and provided the solutions.

They were responsible for the navigation improvement works (straightening the river), plus construction of the dock and associated infrastructure, including railways.

Come along and find out about the renowned civil engineers involved such as Robert Stevenson, David Stevenson, Sir John Coode and the infamous Edward Garlick of Preston.

The event is free to attend – donations to the Church Stained Glass Window Fund welcome


For more information, please contact:

Chris Hudson
e: chris.hudson@volkerstevin.co.uk

Supported by Ribble Rivers Trust

Ribble River Trust


Chris Hudson, IEng MICE MCIHT

Chris Hudson


St. Leonards Church
Church Brow
Preston PR5 4HJ
United Kingdom
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For more information please contact:

Janice Parkinson

e: janice.parkinson@ice.org.uk