Programme notes for recent Days of Heritage held around the region
EMIAC 80: A Taste of Lincolnshire: Food and Farming in the Fens
Richard Hornsby Plough c.1890s
Blackstone Potato Spinner c.1930s
Images courtesy of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology.
Organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology and held on Saturday 16th October 2010 in Holbeach, Spalding.
09:30 Registration with tea/coffee
10:00 The Changing Scene in Agriculture
10:50 Fenland Farm Machinery
12:00 Fenland Farming Today
12:40 Questions ...
12:45 EMIAC Business Meeting
13:00 Lunch and outside exhibits
14:00 Process Demonstration
14:45 Film Farming in the Fens
This conference explored aspects of farming and food production in the Fens of South Lincolnshire, an activity which has earned for the area the title of the Larder of England.
The conference venue was the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at the Holbeach campus of the University of Lincoln. The Centre’s facilities included a complete factory process area where we had the opportunity to see how produce is processed and packed.
Postscript to the conference
The following websites provide additional background to the papers presented:
Although Alan does not have his own website, he is featured on many websites; interested readers should use their favourite search engine.
- Worth Farms - www.worthfarms.co.uk
- QV Foods - www.qvfoods.com
- Gary Naylor - garynaylorphotography.com
- National Centre for Food
Manufacturing - www.lincoln.ac.uk/holbeach
Please note: Although checked at the time of writing, NIAG cannot be held responsible for the validity of these links or the integrity of these sites.