Three Acres and a Cow

field-2Telling the history of land and food in Britain is always a multi-stranded narrative. On one side we have the history of enclosure, privatisation and the dispossession of land based communities; on the other we have the vibrant histories of struggle and resistance that emerged when people rose up and confronted the loss of their lands, cultures and ways of life.

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Dig for Victory

Dig for Victory

Vegetables for you and your family every week of the year. . . Ministry of Agriculture advice leaflets from 1945. more...

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Edgbaston Guinea Gardens

Edgbaston Guinea Gardens are the last remaining example in Birmingham of groups of detached rented gardens which once encircled eighteenth century Birmingham.  more...

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Loughton Potato Ground

The Lady of the Manor, Ann Whitaker, and the Forest Court granted Revd. Anthony Hamilton six acres of forest waste so that the poor inhabitants of Loughton could grow potatoes and vegetables for the improvement of their families.  more...