Open Menu
Add your event

Your what's on guide for events in Leeds

Guard That Fire! A History of Fire Safety in Britain during the Twentieth Century

Guard That Fire! A History of Fire Safety in Britain during the Twentieth Century
Dates and times

6 Mar 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Show Map

Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3EH

With Dr Shane Ewen (Leeds Beckett University)

This talk will examine the history of fire and burns prevention campaigns in twentieth-century Britain. It will focus on the evolution of iconic images of child safety (e.g. the ‘burning girl dress’, ‘the scalded boy’ and the absent fire-guard) through a visual tour of key local and national campaigns across the century. In so doing, the talk will trace the growing role of the state (both central and local government), industry bodies and charities in regulating fire safety within the home, especially in targeting vulnerable, ‘at risk’ groups.

A talk to tie in with Abbey House Museum's 2019 exhibition, 'Danger Zone'.

Image Info: © Leeds Museums & Galleries. Photographed by Norman Taylor.

Visit Website

Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.

Book in advance. Talk costs £5.50 (payable on the day). Includes admission to the rest of the museum.

Wheelchair Access

Induction loop, minicom and lift access are all available. Toilets including disabled facilities available.

  • Adults only
  • Wheelchair access
  • Discussion
  • Talk
About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and projects in Leeds. Since April 2012 we…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...