EMIAC 80: A Taste of Lincolnshire: Food and Farming in the Fens

Programme Details

Richard Hornsby Plough 1890s

Richard Hornsby Plough c.1890s


Blackstone Potato Spinner 1930s

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.

Conference programme:

09:30 Registration with tea/coffee

09:50 Welcome

10:00 The Changing Scene in Agriculture

10:50 Fenland Farm Machinery

11:40 break

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:

Alan Stennett:

Although Alan does not have his own website, he is featured on many websites; interested readers should use their favourite search engine.

Stuart Gibbard:

Gary Naylor:

Mike Dudbridge:

Archive material:

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.