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A2SN 2018  One Day Conference Cancelled

Unfortunately, after some urgent consideration in the last few days, we have had to cancel this year’s A2SN event.

After double checking the financial model we operate by, it was, very unexpectedly, not viable for the venues that were on offer. However, we anticipate that this is an unfortunate blip.

We will be holding an exciting two-day event in Glasgow during 2019.  We will let you know details as soon as the dates are finalised

Please keep checking the website for updates. The trustees of A2SN apologise for any inconvenience caused.



Next conference –  “Shipping the Goods in more ways than one – and more” – 9 & 10 September 2016 – National Waterways Museum and Archive, Ellesmere Port

The next A2SN Conference will be on 9th and 10th September, 2016 at the National Waterways Museum and Archive, Ellesmere Port.  The current title is “Shipping the Goods in more ways than one – and more”.  Our intention is to explore some of the stories behind archives and artefacts at this wonderful repository, as well as the more general narratives behind historic freight and our usual mix of other topics. The costs will be unchanged, £40 for one day and £60 for two days including daytime refreshments and a buffet lunch.  Students get two days for the price of one.  There is a Holiday Inn next door to the Museum and we are hoping to get a good rate.  We  also hope to have a convivial meal around 18.00 hrs on the Friday at a local venue.

Presentations already booked for Ellesmere Port include those with subjects such as, “Museums and Archives: Belligerent bedfellows or cooperative colleagues”, John Benson and Margaret Harrison, Pete Skellon, Bahamas Locomotive Society– “LNWR Coal Tank No 1054 – Research, Writing, Overhaul & Archaeological Dig,”  “The role of Bills of Lading in evidencing maritime and especially coastal trade”, John Scott, “From a drawing in the NWA archives to the Mahmoudie Canal, Egypt, via the River Shannon.” Brian Goggin,  “Exploring changes in freight at Lancashire ports via TNA” Research funded by the Economic History Society, Helen Bates, “Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Company – a voyage from the archive.” Jonathan Pepler”,   “Improving records through a study of their background based on artefacts and records at Ellesmere Port”, Joseph Boughey, and  “Graces Guide – Objectives, Methods and Management”, Andrew Tweedie, Editor


National Waterways Museum. Photo Steve F. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license