We're off to visit the plotlands of Essex.
We’re hosting a joint trip with Radical Essex to the Plotlands Museum in Dunton.
“The Essex plotlands were on the heavy clay known to farmers as ‘three-horse land’, which was the first to go out of cultivation in the agricultural depression. After the war the land was divided into small plots and sold to people wanting to build a holiday home or smallholding from scratch. The huts and houses are made from various salvaged materials and structures: army huts, old railway coaches, sheds, shanties and chalets, which evolved over time.
Intended and used as a space to get out of London, the plotlands were the result of factors including agricultural decline from the 1870s into the beginning of World War II, which resulted in farmland being sold at rock bottom prices”.
The trip is free but spaces on the coach are limited. Contact us on email@example.com if you’d like to reserve a place. Adults only.