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dc.contributor.author Owen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-13T16:51:06Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-13T16:51:06Z
dc.date.issued 2006-04 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01426390600638422 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Roberts , O 2006 , ' Developing the untapped wealth of Britain's “Celtic fringe”: water engineering and the Welsh landscape, 1870-1960 ' Landscape Research , vol 31 , no. 2 , pp. 121-133 . , 10.1080/01426390600638422 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 87848 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1170 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1170
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on the development of water engineering schemes in Wales in the late 19th and 20th centuries, concentrating mainly on water-supply schemes promoted by large English municipalities such as Birmingham and Liverpool, but also discussing hydro-electricity. It is argued that the first water engineering projects in Wales were informed by certain perceptions of the Welsh landscape and wider discourses regarding Britain's 'Celtic Fringe', and that such concepts were used to promote ideas of water purity. Ideas of 'progress' and 'modernity' surrounding the changing of the landscape through water works are analysed, and how such notions were challenged in the 20th century is explored, particularly from conservationist and nationalist perspectives. In the second half of the 20th century, it is argued, a paradox emerges, whereby different ways of seeing or perceiving the landscape of Wales led to a divergence in the political dynamics surrounding water-supply projects and hydro-electric schemes. en_US
dc.format.extent 13 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Landscape Research en_US
dc.title Developing the untapped wealth of Britain's “Celtic fringe”: water engineering and the Welsh landscape, 1870-1960 en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of History & Welsh History en_US


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