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Fields into Factories: the impact on the rural landscape of Britain’s expanded war industry, 1936–1945

Part of the Tuesday Seminar Series 2018-19 series

2 Apr 2019, 1.00PM–2.00PM
Cottrell 3B145
Gary Willis

Photo courtesy of Allan King, taken by Derek Hurst

Fields into Factories: the British State built approximately 1,000 new industrial sites to produce materials for Britain's Second World War Effort, predominantly in rural areas or on the urban periphery; the vast majority of sites never returned to their pre-war use. This presentation will look at the impact on the rural landscape of this aspect of Britain’s war effort, using those sites which were built in Scotland as examples.

Gary Willis

Gary Willis

PhD candidate, University of Bristol

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