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Guard That Fire! A History of Fire Safety in Britain during the Twentieth Century
6 Mar 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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'.
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.
Induction loop, minicom and lift access are all available. Toilets including disabled facilities available.
- Adults only
- Wheelchair access
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