Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History


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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.

Book ISBN 9781445665702

Book Format Paperback

pages 64 pages

Publication Date 15 Apr 2017

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 80


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