Peaceable Kingdoms

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.

Working together with writer Graeme Rigby we photographed and interviewed many of the 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 fresh vegetables.

This collection of photographs and stories shows the diversity of the people, culture and lives found within and enhanced by the use of allotments.

All images © Peter Fryer

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