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1852 Formation of Association of Foremen of the Engineering Trade.
Presumably later became the London Association of Foremen Engineers before adopting the current name.
1871 37th half-yearly meeting; 120 ordinary members and 80 honorary members
1875 Around 400 people attended the annual dinner
1887 34th anniversary dinner; Lord Thurlow presided. Unlike previous such occasions, hardly any employers of note were present. Mr. Powrie was president of the Association. The deputy chairman on this occasion was Mr. William Beardmore.