It’s… alive!

An early use for domestic electricity which, thankfully, didn’t really take off.

Welcome to the project blog for ‘Electrifying the country house’. Over the next 11 months I shall post updates here regarding the progress of the project in order to provide a real-time record of our activities. The main blog categories will be updates, events, resources, and one for each of the partner houses, Cragside, Lotherton Hall and Standen.

We envisage that, as well as being useful for us in terms of keeping track of our own ups and downs over time, this could also be of interest to those in academia or in the heritage sector who are also – or who might be considering – working on similar impact and engagement activities as we are developing.

If you are currently, or have previously, run such a project, or think that the aims and outcomes of this project might be applicable to your institution, organisation, group or society, do get in touch, we’d very much like to hear from you – and please subscribe to the blog to get your regular dose of electrical historical goodness!