David Hey Memorial Conference

Posted on 25th June 2018 by Paul Carter

The life and work of Professor David Hey, President of BALH from 2008 until his death in 2016, was celebrated in a wide-ranging and well attended conference in Sheffield on 23 June 2018, organised by the British Agricultural History Society with other partners.  Ten presentations demonstrated not only the breadth and depth of David Hey’s interests but also the high regard and great affection he inspired. Speakers included George Redmonds  (personal names), Professor Ian Rotherham (lost landscapes),  Professor Melvyn Jones (deer parks in South Yorkshire), Dr Gill Cookson (Hallamshire metal trades and early machine-making), Professor Henry French (Gough’s history of Myddle in Shropshire), Professor John Chartres ( Hey the transport historian), Professor Peter  Edwards (William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire and his use of local carriers), Dr Andrew Wareham (the Hearth Tax returns and the wealth of Yorkshire) and Professor  Richard Hoyle (the earls of Shrewsbury and Sheffield’s status in the early modern period).  This well organised meeting was an apt and welcome tribute to David Hey’s lasting legacy.