Feeding the County - Agriculture in Surrey

Date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
10:00 to 17:00

Location

Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
GU21 6ND Woking

Saturday 25th March 2017

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – ‘Feeding the County – Agriculture in Surrey’

The Local History Committee will be holding their Annual Symposium on Saturday 25th March at The Surrey History Centre, 30 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND.

The symposium will cover various aspects of agricultural history and also look at useful sources for historians. We have a very full and varied programme with some excellent speakers which we are sure will be of great interest to local historians across the county.

 

9.30

Registration

10.00

Catherine Ferguson, Surrey Archaeological Society

Welcome to the Morning Session & Chairman’s introductory remarks

10.05

Professor Peter Edwards, University of Roehampton

Agriculture and Rural Society in Surrey in the Early Modern Period

10.50

Coffee

11.15

 Clues to our Agricultural Past - Three short presentations

 Dr. Judie English, Surrey Archaeological Society

Agricultural lime burning in South-West Surrey and the Low Weald

Sue Jones, Research Student, Continuing Education Department, University of Oxford

When shall we marry? Marriage seasonality and agriculture in Early Modern Surrey.

 

Janet Balchin, Surrey Archaeological Society

Agriculture in the mid 19th century – information in Tithe Maps and Census

12.15

Lunch

13.00

Gerry Moss, Surrey Archaeological Society

Introduction to the Afternoon Session

13.05

Dr. Judith Hill

Agricultural poverty and unrest in the early 19th Century

13.50

Jane Lewis, Professional Genealogist, Surrey History Centre

Life and Labour in a Country Village

14.35

15.00

15.05

 

Tea

Presentation of the Gravett Award

Professor Brian Short, University of Sussex

The Battle of the Fields in Surrey: the county 'War Ag' in the Second World War

15.50

Close

 

The cost will be £12.00 if registered in advance. Places can be booked online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritage-culture-and-recreation/archives-and-history..., or phone 01483 518737. It is advisable to book early as places are limited.

Tickets will not be sent out – please pay on the day.
Morning and afternoon refreshments are included. It is recommended to bring a packed lunch as there are no cafes near the Surrey History Centre. 

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