Tea Gardens

Tea Gardens

Allotments

Series: Britain's Heritage

Publication Date15th April 2017

Book FormatPaperback

pages64

Illustrations80

Height234

Width165

More popular now than ever, the allotment is part of the fabric of British life. This is the ideal story of this phenomenon by the subject’s leading historian.
RRP: £8.99 Online Price £8.09
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ISBN
9781445665702
The allotment is a much-loved part of every British city, town and village. At their height in the years around the Second World War, and increasingly neglected towards the end of the twentieth century, Allotments are now in the throes of a full-scale revival. Many allotments now have long waiting lists, and allotment keeping has become a fashionable hobby across society.

This book explores the fascinating social history of the allotment from its roots in the 17th century Digger movement, through religion, protest and war, to the influence of ‘food miles’ and GM. It includes insights into quirky rules and regulations, murder and looting, and even art and opera on the allotment. Drawing on archival and contemporary material, this heavily illustrated book considers both the history and the future of the not so humble allotment.
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