Outskirts, living life on the edge of the Green Belt, an illustrated talk by John Grindrod

Popular architectural writer John Grindrod grew up on the edge of the Green Belt near Croydon. His brother developed agrophobia in that great expanse. This is at once a talk on social history and the place where the natural world meets the built environment.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017
7PM - 8PM
Five Leaves Bookshop
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About this event

Everybody knows of the Green Belt, but it doesn’t appear on maps, it is not signposted. The Green Belt – whose aim was to stop urban spread – has been and is becoming more of a political battle ground fought over by developers, environmentalists, politicians and farmers.

Where did the idea come from? What do people do there (golfing and dogging is only the start). Join us and find out more from John. 

Location of this event

Five Leaves Bookshop
14A Long Row

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Tickets are £3 and refreshments will be provided. To book your place, email Five Leaves or or call 0115 837 3097

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