Hard Decisions? Freedom and pressure in Second World War mechanisation

  • South East of England

  • 01 January 2017

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Free

Food security fears drove the pressure to mechanise farming but farmers often had different solutions. Felicity McWilliams will explore grass roots decision-making on mid-20th century farms. Convened as part of the Being Human Festival of the Humanities, this series of events will explore freedom and examine the hopes and fears associated with Our Country Lives. It will touch on ownership, land use, labour, food, movement, and decision-making. At each event a different researcher will join a colleague from the Museums and Collections service. Together they will lead visitors on a conversational tour of the new Museum's displays before taking them behind the scenes where specially-selected items from the archives, library and object collections will form the basis of further discussion. Event held at: The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire. RG1 5EX

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