Lord D’Abernon’s “Model Farm”: The Central Control Board’s Carlisle Experiment

  title={Lord D’Abernon’s “Model Farm”: The Central Control Board’s Carlisle Experiment},
  author={Robert Duncan},
  journal={The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs},
  pages={119 - 140}
  • R. Duncan
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • History
  • The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs
This article considers the Carlisle Experiment undertaken by the Central Control Board (CCB) during the First World War. The Board bought out the drink trade in Carlisle and managed to implement many of its most radical ideas in the city. This scheme was a test case for many controversial temperance policies and its popularity and success was important, as the Board later sought to introduce nationwide state purchase. The experiment is unique in the history of Britain and informs us just how… 
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