Lincoln's Allotments - A History, by Geoff Tann
Booklet published by the Survey of Lincoln in 2008, 64 pages. A5 size booklet (N5454)
From the rear side cover: Thousands of Lincoln residents have cultivated an allotment plot. In wartime, their contributions to feeding the city have been valued. In peacetime, allotment sites have thrived and declined with changing lifestyles. This study explores the origins of Lincoln's allotment plots and provides a glimpse of social trends which prompted the development, and at times led to the closure, of the city's many different allotment sites, past and present.
Sections include: Introduction, Origins: allotted lands, but not allotments, Lincoln's earliest-recorded allotments, Church lands, The early twentieth century, 1901-14: legislative progress, The effect of the First World War on Lincoln's allotments 1914-1918, Return to peace 1919-29, More difficult times 1930-38, Lincoln allotments in the Second World War 1939-45, After the Second World War 1946-58, Map depicting known located allotment sites in the City of Lincoln, Neglected plots 1959-79, Open to change 1980-97, Uncertain optimism 1998-2008, and Conclusion.
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover