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Archive Launch: Constructing Post-War Britain
  • Category
    Archive
  • Date(s)
    10 October 2018
  • Time
    7:00 PM
  • Price
    Free
Archive Launch: Constructing Post-War Britain
Constructing Post-War Britain: Building Workers Stories 1950-70 is an archive of oral histories, recorded between 2010 and 2013, of men who worked on Britain’s post-war building sites. These men laboured, often under difficult conditions, to build the New Towns, motorways, housing, cultural complexes, and power stations that epitomise the post-war built environment of twentieth-century Britain. Their contribution has so far been invisible, both in academic histories of twentieth-century architecture and construction, and in the wider public domain. 

This special archive launch event is an opportunity to explore the archive. There will be a display, short talks from those involved in the project, and excerpts from recordings in which the workers describe, in their own words, their role in the formation of the post-war built environment. 

Drinks will be available to purchase from the pop-up bar.

Wednesday 10 October, 19.00 - 21.00

Free, booking required


Image credit: Stevenage New Town building workers, photograph courtesy Peter Legge’

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