Tuesday, 18 June 2013

'Essex's Industrial Archaeology' is the next event

Our next event is a one day conference on Saturday 6 July 2013 hosted at the Essex Record Office and supported by the Essex Society for Archaeology and History.

Since large-scale industrialisation began in the eighteenth century, industrial development has had a huge influence on the way people have lived.  Essex is often overlooked as an industrial county, but industry is a fascinating aspect of the county's past.  This one-day conference will take a look at the industries which sprang up here, and the impact they had on local people's lives, and will also include the launch, at 11am, of a new industrial archaeology sub-group of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History. 

Subjects and speakers will include: 
David Alderton: Why Industrial Archaeology?
Prof. Roy Simons OBE: Marconi, the Father of Wireless
Paul Gilman: title TBC
David Morgans: Beeleigh Steam Mill
George Courtauld: The history of Courtaulds Ltd. In Essex– the first 100 years
Tony Crosby: Industrial Housing in Essex (a topic published in Volume 37, third series, of our Transactions).

For more information, follow these links:
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford
Saturday 6 July 2013, 9.30am to 4.00pm
Tickets £15 including buffet lunch and refreshments
Please book in advance by telephoning 01245 244614

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