A fascinating book that delves into the social history of the allotment movement. Clearly a very inteligent conservationist, Lesley writes with a passion that permeates the whole book. If you are interested in how allotments have developed, the social influences behind allotments, the grow your own movement, and the struggles that are faced with in the allotment movement; then this is the book for you.


Some of the images within the book are fascinating, showing how important growing your own was during the Second World War and post-war Britain. The final Future Growth chapter is very insightful and offers an interesting perspective on the future development of allotments.

Available in store & online.

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