AGM & MARCH LECTURE: LANCASTRIANS – MILLS, MINES AND MINARETS

In his latest publication Dr Salveson explores the cultural heritage and identity of Lancashire, stretching from the Mersey to the Lake District, charting the county’s transformation from a largely agricultural region noted for its religious learning into the Industrial Revolution’s powerhouse, as an emerging self-confident bourgeoisie drove economic growth.

Lecture by Dr Paul Salveson, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Bolton and Huddersfield

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 2pm at Liverpool Athenaeum, Church Alley, Liverpool,L1 3DD
Entrance is by ticket only

In his latest publication Dr Salveson explores the cultural heritage and identity of Lancashire, stretching from the Mersey to the Lake District, charting the county’s transformation from a largely agricultural region noted for its religious learning into the Industrial Revolution’s powerhouse, as an emerging self-confident bourgeoisie drove economic growth. This capital boom came with a cultural blossoming, creating today’s Lancashire.

Lancashire developed a distinct business culture, but this was also the birthplace of the world co-operative movement, and the heart of democracy campaigns including Chartism and women’s suffrage. Lancashire has generally welcomed incomers, who have long helped to inform its distinctive identity: fourteenth-century Flemish weavers; nineteenth-century Irish immigrants and Jewish refugees; and, more recently, ‘New Lancastrians’ from Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

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