Turning on the Light: Social History at Home

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Society of Genealogists

14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
Greater London

Live on Zoom Some things just never change. Lighting and fuel has always been an important element in a family budget. For Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, candle use in their novels was a shorthand for social class and a family’s wealth. In this talk, Adele Emm asks how did the Candle Tax (1709-1831) and the introduction of gas and electric lighting affect your ancestors’ home lives? There will be a question and answer session after the talk. There are no special entry requirements for this talk and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists to attend. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail.

For more information on this event: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/turning-on-the-light-social-history-at-home-2

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Saturday 10th October 2020 10:30 - 11:30


£10.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £5.00. On 9 October an email invitation will be sent to all who have booked which includes a password and link to the talk - remember to check your spam folder! Please ensure that your Zoom user name is similar to the name that you used to book your place so that you can quickly be admitted to the talk on the day.

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