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AGM and Geoff Egan Memorial Lecture 2017

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The Geoff Egan Memorial Lecture for 2017 will be given by Dr David Higgins of the National Pipe Archive and the University of Liverpool

Goods for the Colonies: British Tobacco Pipes Made for the Atlantic Trade, c1600–1850

This lecture will look at how British pipe makers at coastal locations responded to the opportunities offered by the Atlantic trade prior to 1850. In particular it will consider the heelless pipes that were made specifically for the export market during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These are well known as Bristol products, but this paper will show that manufacturers from as far apart as London and Glasgow were also attempting to take a share of the transatlantic trade. The regional and chronological evolution of these forms will be discussed, together with areas for future research. This lecture will provide a reference point for this type of pipe that is of relevance to historical archaeologists from Newfoundland to the Caribbean and beyond.

The lecture will be preceded by the SPMA's AGM and a drinks reception.

Tickets are FREE but spaces will be limited, so please reserve your ticket here.

SPMA AGM 5.30pm, Wine Reception 6.00pm, Lecture 7.00pm

Voluntary donations to the SPMA's Community Engagement Award fund are very welcome.

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