Leeds Trinity University/Interwar Rural History Research Group

Transforming the countryside? The electrification of rural England, 1890-1970

Saturday 9th March 2013, Leeds Trinity University

10.30          coffee/registration
11:00-11:15  Welcome & Introduction: Karen Sayer & Jeremy Burchardt
11:15-11:45   Karen Sayer, ‘The Life and Labour of the Farmer’s Home’
11:45-12:15   Rosemary Shirley, ‘Pylons and Frozen Peas: The Women’s Institute Goes Electric’
12:15-12:45   Karl Ditt, ‘Municipal Electrical Enterprises and Rural Electrification in England 1888-1939’
12:45-13:45   lunch
13:45-14:15   Paul Brassley, ‘Electrifying Farms in South West England’
14:15-14:45   James Purdon, ‘Pylon Modernism’
14:45-15:00   tea
15:00-15:30   Blaise Vyner, ‘An early hydro-electric station at Linton on the River Wharfe’
15:30-16:00   Ruth Sandwell, ‘People, Place and Power: Rural Electrification in Canada, 1890-1960’

Poster Presentation: ‘Supplying infrastructure to the north of England: Siemens regional activities in the early twentieth century’ Katherine Platt, doctoral student, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester.

Display material organised by John Beckerson, Senior Curator, Museum of Science and Industry

For further details and booking form please contact:
Prof Karen Sayer
Leeds Trinity University College
Brownberrie Lane
LS18 5HD
Tel: +44 0113 2837 212
email: [email protected]