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The Allotment Chronicles: A Social History of Allotment Gardening (History & Heritage of Britain) [Paperback]

Steve Poole
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24 May 2006 History & Heritage of Britain
This fascinating and unique book provides a social history of allotment gardening from the Enclosure Acts of the 1700s to recent times, describing how it has evolved from a matter of necessity to a major leisure activity. The text is supported by the author's own delightful line drawings.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Silver Link Publishing Ltd (24 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185794268X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857942682
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Strong focus on social history 3 Jun 2011
Format:Paperback
This is not so much a book on the history of vegetable growing but on the social and political history of the allotment movement. Whereas some modern gardeners view the movement as a product of alternative 1970s lifestyles, Poole stresses the much older origins arising from the need to alleviate poverty, and in some cases, destitution. He views events such as the need to compensate commoners disposessed through the Enclosure Acts, the benevolance of some landowners, and nineteenth century local government reforms, as critical contributions towards the strength of the allotment movement. Never short on detail, Poole inserts a diverse range of quotes to illustrate his arguments.

This book would interest social historians (even those who are not growers themselves) who wish to understand the social and political factors which contributed to the allotment movement.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very Dry 6 Jan 2010
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An excellent very informative book filled with lots ant lots of detail.
This I feel has made the book a bit dry and thus hard going.
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