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dc.contributor.author Owen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-03T14:31:09Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-03T14:31:09Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0268416007006352 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Roberts , O 2007 , ' Waterworks and commemoration: purity, rurality, and civic identity in Britain, 1880-1921 ' Continuity and Change , vol 22 , no. 2 , pp. 305-325 . , 10.1017/S0268416007006352 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 87716 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1305 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1305
dc.description.abstract This article studies the commemoration and ceremonial culture surrounding the inauguration of new waterworks in British municipalities during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It analyses how new waterworks could be seen as a symbol of a progressive civic government, and how the commemoration of their opening could be used to enhance a city's image. The article also studies the ways in which ideas concerning the purity of new water supplies were constructed. An examination is made of how ceremonial culture and publications reflected the particular politics of waterworks in individual localities, and how such commemoration could serve as a vehicle for the promotion of civic unity. en_US
dc.format.extent 21 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Continuity and Change en_US
dc.title Waterworks and commemoration: purity, rurality, and civic identity in Britain, 1880-1921 en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of History & Welsh History en_US


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