Rural History 2015

Panel 67

Organizers: Hoyle, Richard W (1); Martin, John (2); Glover, Catherine (3)

Affiliation: 1: Institute of Historical Research, United Kingdom; 2: De Montfort University, Leicester; 3: Independent scholar

Title: The creation of national parks in England

This session looks to continue the work of exploring the non-productive uses of the English countryside started elsewhere, and the role of lobby groups representing both established landholding interests but also the new recreational interests in determining landscape change. Hence it wishes to contribute to our developing knowledge of the evolution of recreational uses of the English countryside.



Paper 1: John Dower and the National Park Movement

John Martin, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Paper 2: Landholders’ and farmers’ opposition to the creation of national parks, 1945-55

Richard Hoyle, Institute of Historical Research, UK

Paper 3: The New Forest National park: why a belated national park?

Catherine Glover, Independent scholar, UK


Suggested deadline for sending completed papers 31 july 2015

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