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The Allotment Movement in England 1793 – 1873

The Allotment Movement in England 1793 – 1873 by Jeremy Burchardt 

(Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series) Hardback First Published: 2002, Paperback 2011

The living standards of the rural poor suffered a severe decline in the first half of the nineteenth century as a result of high population growth, changing agricultural practices, enclosure and the decline of rural industries. more...

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The Village Labourer 1760-1832: A Study in the Government of England before the Reform Bill

The Village Labourer 1760-1832: A Study in the Government of England before the Reform Bill 

by J.L. and Barbara Hammond

Originally published 1911 New Edition, 1920. more...

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The Cultivation of Allotments (P Elford and S Heaton 1917)

PERCY ELFORD, M.A. AND SAMUEL HEATON, F.R.H.S. 1917

Full text Elford and Heaton_1917

Nowadays many people are cultivating an allotment or a vegetable garden for the first time, and any practical assistance that can be given to them should be really useful in saving them from unnecessary expense and in enabling them to grow enough garden produce to keep themselves and their families.

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The Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950

The Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950 edited by Matthew Cragoe and Paul Readman

The Land Question in Britain, 1750–1950, is that rare collection of essays which is more than the sum of its parts; 14 essays by different authors, all of which connect with each other to reveal a hidden picture of a topic that has inexplicably dropped from view. more...