Essex's Industrial Archaeology

A special one-day conference at the Essex Record Office investigating Essex's industrial past: Saturday 6 July, 9.30am-4.30pm

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.

The day will also include the launch of a brand new industrial archaeology sub-group of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History, affiliated to the Association for Industrial Archaeology, for those wishing to share their common interest in the county's industrial past, its archaeology and heritage.

Tickets: £15.00 including refreshments and buffet lunch. Please book in advance on 01245 244614.

The programme

Speakers and talks for the day:

  • David Alderton: Why Industrial Archaeology?
  • Prof Roy Simons OBE: Marconi, the Father of Wireless
  • Paul Gilman: The Essex Historic Environment Record (EHER) and the Industrial Archaeology of Essex
  • David Morgans: Beeleigh Steam Mill
  • George Courtauld: The history of Courtaulds Ltd in Essex – the first 100 years
  • Tony Crosby: Industrial housing in Essex

Further details about the speakers and talks can be found on the Essex Record Office Blog.

For more information, visit the Essex Record Office Blog.

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