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The Peoples Landscape: Podcast
Shaun C. Badham with Fay Armstrong, Ron Bates, Pauline Beckwith, Tilly Hogrebe, Ray How, Kamil Pachalko and Philippa Stewart.
17 November 2021 to 16 January 2022




The People’s Landscape podcast aims to look at how the ownership of local land in South Essex has changed over the years from farmers, land speculators, plotlanders to current day. We hope to better understand the synergy between both these past communities and today’s local allotment societies and community growing projects. By tracing the demise of the plotlanders from compulsive purchasing schemes to slower encroaching commercial developments, what can this history tells us about today’s precarity around community land ownership and what the future holds for these groups who care and work the local land today. The podcast brings together current day conversations and historical accounts.
A podcast by Shaun C. Badham with Fay Armstrong, Ron Bates, Pauline Beckwith, Tilly Hogrebe, Ray How, Kamil Pachalko and Philippa Stewart. Edited by Gabriella Milanese, Realm Video.
You can listen to the podcast here


Contributors & Credits
Thanks so much to our incredible contributors:

Kamil Pachalko – Southend in Transition Community Allotment – https://southendintransition.co.uk/

Ron Bates – Allotment Holder at Manchester Drive and Trustee for Trust Links – https://www.trustlinks.org/

Ray How – Treasurer and Site Manager at Gaynes Park Manners Way Allotment and Gardens Association – https://gpmwallotments.co.uk/

Fay Armstrong (Secretary) and Pauline Beckwith (deputy chair) of Westcliff Land Cultivation Society at Springfield Drive Allotments – https://wlcsallotment.wordpress.com/

Tilly Hogrebe – Member of Southend in Transition and Urban and Coastal Forager – https://www.instagram.com/soswildfood/

Philippa Stewart – Allotment Holder at Springfield Drive and Artist – https://www.philippastewart.com/