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LSS: Cynthia Brown - History of Allotments in Leicester

Description: ZOOM TALK - Cynthia Brown:

'Industry and ardour'– a history of allotments in Leicester

The allotment movement had its origins in the countryside in response to changes in agriculture that reduced the amount of land available for cultivation by rural labourers - but by the 1840s allotments were also a feature of urban areas. This illustrated talk will consider the origins and subsequent development of allotments in Leicester, including social, moral and cultural dimensions which went well beyond the production of food itself.

Cynthia Brown is a social historian and author of several publications on the history of Leicester, including Wharf Street Revisited, Leicester Voices and regular articles for the Leicestershire Historian. She also teaches adult courses for the Workers’ Educational Association, and is an Honorary Vice President of the Leicester Group, Victorian Society

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Location: Online via Zoom
Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Time: 18:30 BST
Access: Public
Category: LSS - Public event (not at Secular Hall)*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Saturday, 13 June 2020 22:42 GMT
Attachments: None

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