Sunday, 17 October 2010

Liverpool painting No. 84. Northway allotments.

21cm x 14cm Acrylic on canvas board

The allotments at the back of my house coming to life first thing this morning. These particular plots back onto the railway and always remind me of a of a time gone by…dig for victory etc.

During the First World War Germany's blockade caused food shortages which increased the demand for allotments. One source of land suitable for allotments but not large enough for general agricultural use was the land owned by railway companies. These parcels of land were often allotted to the railway workers and this is the reason that you will often see allotments by railway lines today.

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