Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Adam Clark, Bridge Constructor, Budapest
Our next talk is on Sunday, 29th April, in the Drill Hall, Peebles Community Centre, EH45 8AU, when Jim Lyon will be talking to us about Adam Clark who supervised the construction of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge over the Danube between Buda and Pest, Hungary.
Jim Lyon, a well-travelled civil engineer born in the Scottish Borders, will give us an insight into the amazing life of Adam Clark. The presentation will cover Adam’s early years in the Scottish Borders, his apprenticeship as a millwright and the building of the first bridge over the Danube since Roman Times linking Buda and Pest. Whilst Adam Clark is immortalised in Hungary and the iconic bridge, opened in 1849, is still in use today, Adam Clark is barely known in Scotland.
I warmly invite you to attend the talk whether you are a member or not.
The doors will be open at 2pm; the talk begins at 2.30pm.
It’s free, so we hope to see lots of you there.
We'll have a range of family history publications available to buy.
As usual there’ll be tea, coffee, and biscuits available after the talk.
We’ll also be making the monthly 50-50 draw at the meeting.
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