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Icehouses and the international trade in ice

21 October 2019
7:30 pm

 

 

Icehouses and the international trade in ice – a┬átalk by Dr. Rob David

Wealthy people used icehouses to preserve food before the invention of refrigeration.
This talk examines icehouse buildings in N.W. England and how they were used, describe an experiment in which an icehouse was put back into use n 1980, and investigates how ice was shipped around the world during the Victorian era.