Peaceable Kingdoms

Peter Fryer

An exploration of allotment garden culture in Newcastle upon Tyne, 1991/92, commissioned by the city council and developed as both an exhibition and a book.

Peter Fryer took photographs and writer Graeme Rigby interviewed many of the 3,000 allotment holders and pigeon fanciers in Newcastle upon Tyne. The work looks at the people who keep these small but important pieces of land, which provide leisure, escape, work, pleasure, friendship and freedom, as well as food. This collection of photographs and stories shows the diversity of the people, culture and lives found within and enhanced by allotments.

All images © Peter Fryer

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