Allotment studies by Norman Cornish

Allotment studies  by Norman Cornish
Allotment studies by Norman Cornish

A selection of other works by Norman Cornish

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Media: Flo-Master pen on paper

Size: 20.5 x 29.5 cm

Price: £4,800

Allotment studies  by Norman Cornish

Norman Cornish – Behind the Scenes page 150

Allotments with Greenhouses and Pigeon Crees were very much part of the cultural landscape of mining communities. Here Norman has created preliminary sketches to be used in later pictures.

Vegetables were grown to provide additional food for families. Racing Pigeons were reared as a hobby outside of work and to this day there are seven areas for allotments in and around Spennymoor where the traditions continue. Growing vegetables became competitive in the autumn during the annual Leek Shows where prizes were awarded for the best specimens in each category. A Leek Show was never included in his work but posters advertising Leek Shows sometimes appear in Bar Scenes.

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