Turning on the Light

Turning on the Light

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 10th Oct 2020

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Adele Emm asks how did the Candle Tax (1709-1831) and the introduction of gas and electric lighting affect our ancestors’ home lives?

As Adele points out, lighting and fuel have always been an important element in a family budget. For Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, candle use in their novels was shorthand for social class and a family’s wealth.

Cost: £10.00


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2020-10-10 2020-10-10 Europe/London Turning on the Light Adele Emm tells us how gas and electric lighting affected our ancestors’ home lives. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/10/10/turning-on-the-light-244578 ,,,

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