Category Archives: Site visits

The Haven and Dunton plotlands

Last autumn I was able to visit the Langdon Nature Reserve near Basildon in Essex, and took the collection of photos at the end of this post. The site was a plotlands community of chalets on plots of land owned … Continue reading

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Essex beach huts

This post has galleries of photos I took of stretches of Essex beach huts at West Mersea and at Thorpe Bay in Southend-on-Sea. This was the first time I’d had a good look at some beach huts and talked to … Continue reading

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What went wrong with Jaywick?

Jaywick in Essex has been in the news recently with the by-election in Clacton on Thursday. It began as a 1920s plotland development, and as recently as 1984 its huts and chalets were being held up as a “charming example … Continue reading

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The Humberston Fitties: magical but under threat

The Humberston Fitties are a colony of about 300 chalets, huts, and cabins on former salt marshes (“fitties”) on the Lincolnshire coast near Cleethorpes. The site began after the First World War and the freehold was acquired by the local … Continue reading

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Swiss allotment chalets

Last month I posted about allotment huts in Hamburg and here are some even larger allotment sites from Geneva in Switzerland. They have more uniformity as most of the buildings are neat and tidy log cabins arranged along straight paths … Continue reading

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Huts and chalets near Farndon, Cheshire

There’s a plotland colony of about 50 huts on the banks of the River Dee where it forms the border between Wales and England near Farndon in Cheshire. Last month I walked along part of the riverĀ  and took some … Continue reading

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Allotment huts in Hamburg

I took these pictures in one of the pockets of allotment plots that are dotted around Hamburg. This one is in woods on the edge of the Altonaer Volkspark. As you can see there are flags and a noticeboard for … Continue reading

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