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Talk, Wed 6 Mar 2019


Guard That Fire! A History of Fire Safety in Brita

Guard That Fire! A History of Fire Safety in Brita


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 []'.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Wed 6 Mar 2019 14:45 to 15:45


Book in advance. Talk costs £5.50 (payable on the day). Includes admission to the rest of the museum.

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    Abbey Walk,
    Abbey Road,
    LS5 3EH



    See location of Abbey House Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 259363  Lat: 53.82237 Long: -1.60710

    By Car - from Leeds City Centre follow the A65 (Kirkstall Road) for approximately 2 ½ miles. Abbey House can be found on your right approximately ¼ mile after the Kirkstall Retail Park, opposite Kirkstall Abbey.

    Public Transport - Abbey House is located directly on a well serviced bus route.

    Buses: 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley & Kirkstall Forge station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups