Made in Britain: Making and Selling Household Goods in Britain 1851-1914

'Made in Britain: Making and Selling Household Goods in Britain, 1851-1914', was a research project led by Dr Francesca Carnevali, University of Birmingham and Dr Lucy Newton, University of Reading. It aims to stimulate research, support an exhibition and work with heritage organisations to increase our knowledge of the design, manufacturing and marketing of household goods in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

On 2 March 2012, a workshop which included academics, heritage professionals and graduate students was held in Special Collections at the University of Birmingham. It enabled participants to learn about 'Made in Britain', see presentations describing collections from museums and archives and contribute to the future shape of the project. The workshop was supported by a generous contribution from the Economic History Society. The next stage involves the preparation of a bid for financial support to the Economic and Social Research Council with a view to beginning the project in January 2013. The podcasts below provide extracts from the contributions on the day.


Made in Britain at the Cadbury Research Library
Martin Killeen

Decorative Iron Products made at Coalbrookdale
John Powell

Made in Britain: Making and Selling Household Goods in Britain 1851-1914
Dr Francesca Carnevali

Stourbridge Glass at Broadfield Glass Museum
Charles Hajdamach

Social History and Household Goods at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Henrietta Lockhart

The new Kidderminster Carpet Museum
Richard Pugh Cook

The Whitworth Art Gallery in the University of Manchester
Christine Woods

If you want any more information about the project contact:
Dr Malcolm Dick (heritage):