Improving the public house in Britain, 1920-40: Sir Sydney Nevile and 'social work'

Mutch, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-8054-6649, 2010. Improving the public house in Britain, 1920-40: Sir Sydney Nevile and 'social work'. Business History, 52 (4), pp. 517-535.

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The ‘improved public house’ movement in the inter-war years was a central part of the shift towards retailing by the brewing industry. An important part of the reform movement was the alliance between certain brewers, notably Whitbread, and ‘social workers’, particularly those associated with the University settlement movement in London. Using the papers of Sydney Nevile, the importance of a particular social milieu is outlined, calling into question attempts to align the movement to improve public houses with transatlantic Progressivism. Rather, this alliance drew upon longstanding English traditions of public service and religious affiliation amongst a fraction of the gentry.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Business History
Creators: Mutch, A.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 2010
Volume: 52
Number: 4
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:32
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:32

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