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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Willy Lott’s House at Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion

Visitors to Constable Country, as it came to be called in his own lifetime, are often surprised by how small it first seems on the ground. Many of the sites of John Constable’s major paintings, such as The Hay Wain (1821), are located within a few miles of Flatford Mill. In the past twenty years many of the views around Willy Lott’s House have been cleared of blocking trees and vegetation, so that the landscape on the ground now imitates that in Constable’s pictures, no matter what license the painter took in his own time assembling pictures from a variety of sources. Constable’s paintings of Suffolk have been credited for putting parts of the country previously thought of as unremarkable on the picturesque ‘map’. Here a member of the National Trust holds up a replica of one of Constable’s paintings to visiting tourists. To British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, Constable’s landscapes were so deeply etched into the landscape that they had ceased to be separable from it: ‘Of a plough team coming over the brow of a hill, the sight that has been seen in England since England was a land’. Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #flatfordmill #constablecountry


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
In the week Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU, ramblers explore the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. For many, the Seven Sisters between the Seaford and Eastbourne coastline are symbolic of Britain; they were recently voted one of the top twenty breath-taking views in the UK. As Stephen Purcell, who teaches English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, comments, ‘The cliffs are used in the play to symbolize a boundary, one between the known and the unknown. That’s what the cliffs represent to many, a boundary between land and sea, high and low, between Britain and the outside.’ In June 2017, two massive rock falls took place in less than twenty-four hours along the chalk cliffs, sending tons of rock crashing into the sea, and outlining the fragility of this landscape.
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#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #southdowns #whitecliffs #beachyhead #britishlandscape #britishcoast #southdownscountrypark


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Regrann from @natgeo - Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Penshaw Monument, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.

Visitors enjoy the view overlooking Herrington Country Park from atop Penshaw Monument. The monument was built in 1844 for the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton, becoming a National Trust property in 1939. The monument dominates the bucolic landscape, with many sources suggesting it is a half-size replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. Overlooked by Penshaw Monument is Herrington Country Park, home to one of the former collieries of the Durham Coalfield. When the colliery closed in 1985, soon after Margaret Thatcher’s victory in the miner’s strike, the waste heap was the biggest in North East England. Now a site of industry is transformed to a site of leisure, with walkways, cycle trails, and environmental sculptures. In addition to running a variety of shows, including the North-East Funfair, Herrington Country Park also hosts the annual Miners Memorial Service.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts ##postindustriallandscape #britishlandscape #penshawmonument #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Penshaw Monument, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.

Visitors enjoy the view overlooking Herrington Country Park from atop Penshaw Monument. The monument was built in 1844 for the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton, becoming a National Trust property in 1939. The monument dominates the bucolic landscape, with many sources suggesting it is a half-size replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. Overlooked by Penshaw Monument is Herrington Country Park, home to one of the former collieries of the Durham Coalfield. When the colliery closed in 1985, soon after Margaret Thatcher’s victory in the miner’s strike, the waste heap was the biggest in North East England. Now a site of industry is transformed to a site of leisure, with walkways, cycle trails, and environmental sculptures. In addition to running a variety of shows, including the North-East Funfair, Herrington Country Park also hosts the annual Miners Memorial Service.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts ##postindustriallandscape #britishlandscape #penshawmonument #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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natgeo : Photograph by @simoncroberts
In anticipation of next Saturday’s royal nuptials in Britain, here is Prince Harry’s brother, William, sealing his marriage to Catherine Middleton with a kiss on 29 April 2011. It was a moment watched by thousands of revellers in Hyde Park, London, on giant screens as the royal couple’s kiss on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony was televised. Whilst the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Ms Middleton took place at Westminster Abbey, Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle will be wed in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, outside London. The newlyweds will then undertake a two mile tour of Windsor greeting well-wishers lining the streets. It was the father of the modern British constitution, the nineteenth-century essayist Walter Bagehot, who once wrote, ‘A royal family sweetens politics by the seasonable addition of nice and pretty events’. Follow@simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #royalwedding#britishlandscape #merriealbion#landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
In anticipation of next Saturday’s royal nuptials in Britain, here is Prince Harry’s brother, William, sealing his marriage to Catherine Middleton with a kiss on 29 April 2011. It was a moment watched by thousands of revellers in Hyde Park, London, on giant screens as the royal couple’s kiss on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony was televised. Whilst the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Ms Middleton took place at Westminster Abbey, Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle will be wed in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, outside London. The newlyweds will then undertake a two mile tour of Windsor greeting well-wishers lining the streets. It was the father of the modern British constitution, the nineteenth-century essayist Walter Bagehot, who once wrote, ‘A royal family sweetens politics by the seasonable addition of nice and pretty events’. Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #royalwedding #britishlandscape #merriealbion #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
In anticipation of next Saturday’s royal nuptials in Britain, here is Prince Harry’s brother, William, sealing his marriage to Catherine Middleton with a kiss on 29 April 2011. It was a moment watched by thousands of revellers in Hyde Park, London, on giant screens as the royal couple’s kiss on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony was televised. Whilst the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Ms Middleton took place at Westminster Abbey, Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle will be wed in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, outside London. The newlyweds will then undertake a two mile tour of Windsor greeting well-wishers lining the streets. It was the father of the modern British constitution, the nineteenth-century essayist Walter Bagehot, who once wrote, ‘A royal family sweetens politics by the seasonable addition of nice and pretty events’. Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #royalwedding #britishlandscape #merriealbion #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
In anticipation of next Saturday’s royal nuptials in Britain, here is Prince Harry’s brother, William, sealing his marriage to Catherine Middleton with a kiss on 29 April 2011. It was a moment watched by thousands of revellers in Hyde Park, London, on giant screens as the royal couple’s kiss on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony was televised. Whilst the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Ms Middleton took place at Westminster Abbey, Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle will be wed in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, outside London. The newlyweds will then undertake a two mile tour of Windsor greeting well-wishers lining the streets. It was the father of the modern British constitution, the nineteenth-century essayist Walter Bagehot, who once wrote, ‘A royal family sweetens politics by the seasonable addition of nice and pretty events’. Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #royalwedding #britishlandscape #merriealbion #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Edmonton Church of Christ Bank Holiday Picnic, Brighton, UK by @simoncroberts from the series #MerrieAlbion.

The Church of Christ at Edmonton is a branch of the Universal Church of Christ, one of several Christian denominations formed out of the Restoration Movement of the early 1800s. Along with other churches based in London, it has helped see Christian congregations grow by 16 per cent, which means that a quarter of England’s churchgoers worship in London. The figures were revealed by the London Church Census covering the period 2005 to 2012, and show that the growth is driven by London’s ethnic diversity. The census, commissioned by London City Mission, found that two new London churches opened every week in the seven-year period. Two-thirds of those were Pentecostal, black majority churches, and a third catered for a particular linguistic or ethnic group such as Polish Lutheran. At the same time, the major Christian denominations such as Anglican, Catholic, and Presbyterian all saw falls in membership.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #brightonbeach #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Ashley Vale Allotments, Bristol, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion

Sophie and Matthew Holker tend their plot on the Ashley Vale Allotments, whilst their daughter Esme looks on. Ashley (meaning ash tree wood in Old English) Vale has been occupied since Roman times. The history of the allotments starts around the time of the First World War, when the land was turned over to the growing of vegetables, shortly before rationing was introduced. The ‘Rules of the Ashley Vale Allotment Association Ltd.’ were registered with the Agricultural Organization Society in 1917. The site now consists of over 200 plots overlooking St Werburghs City Farm. In July 2009, the House of Commons Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee published a report, ‘Securing Food Supplies up to 2050: The Challenges Faced by the UK’. It acknowledges the important role of home-grown food and that the Government needs to plan for increased public demand for allotments. In fact, a 2017 study by food policy experts from three universities has warned that departure from the EU raises such urgent complications for food and agriculture that without focus on the issue “the risk is that food security in the UK will be seriously undermined”, leading to dwindling supplies and erratic prices.⠀

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #allotments #foodsustainability #ashleyvale #britishlandscape"


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Edmonton Church of Christ Bank Holiday Picnic, Brighton, UK by @simoncroberts from the series #MerrieAlbion.

The Church of Christ at Edmonton is a branch of the Universal Church of Christ, one of several Christian denominations formed out of the Restoration Movement of the early 1800s. Along with other churches based in London, it has helped see Christian congregations grow by 16 per cent, which means that a quarter of England’s churchgoers worship in London. The figures were revealed by the London Church Census covering the period 2005 to 2012, and show that the growth is driven by London’s ethnic diversity. The census, commissioned by London City Mission, found that two new London churches opened every week in the seven-year period. Two-thirds of those were Pentecostal, black majority churches, and a third catered for a particular linguistic or ethnic group such as Polish Lutheran. At the same time, the major Christian denominations such as Anglican, Catholic, and Presbyterian all saw falls in membership.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #brightonbeach #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Edmonton Church of Christ Bank Holiday Picnic, Brighton, UK by @simoncroberts from the series #MerrieAlbion.

The Church of Christ at Edmonton is a branch of the Universal Church of Christ, one of several Christian denominations formed out of the Restoration Movement of the early 1800s. Along with other churches based in London, it has helped see Christian congregations grow by 16 per cent, which means that a quarter of England’s churchgoers worship in London. The figures were revealed by the London Church Census covering the period 2005 to 2012, and show that the growth is driven by London’s ethnic diversity. The census, commissioned by London City Mission, found that two new London churches opened every week in the seven-year period. Two-thirds of those were Pentecostal, black majority churches, and a third catered for a particular linguistic or ethnic group such as Polish Lutheran. At the same time, the major Christian denominations such as Anglican, Catholic, and Presbyterian all saw falls in membership.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #brightonbeach #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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‘Gordon Brown (Labour Party), Rochdale, Greater Manchester, 28 April 2010’ from the series #MerrieAlbion and taken as part of my @ukparliament British Election Artist commission.
Eight years ago today Rochdale was brought to national attention when Gordon Brown was caught on tape describing local woman Gillian Duffy as ‘bigoted’, following a conversation with her while on the campaign trail. The then-Prime Minister had been visiting a community re-offender project in the Lancashire town when Duffy called out to him and asked why he was not addressing the debt crisis. As part of the Labour Party’s ‘real voters’ strategy, she was ushered by an aide to speak directly to Brown, a discussion that was destined to get little coverage on the day’s election broadcasts. However, having got into his car still wearing a microphone provided by Sky News, Brown was recorded saying to his director of strategic communication, Justin Forsyth: ‘She was just a sort of bigoted woman.’ Once his gaffe was made public, he was forced to drive back to Rochdale and say sorry to her in person. Here Brown, flanked by his chief press spokesman, is seen being interviewed live on the BBC One O’Clock News, just as Duffy, dressed in the blue coat with red collar, starts calling out. Although the incident caused lasting damage to Brown’s political chances, Simon Danczuk, of the Labour Party, won the Rochdale seat with 36.4 per cent of the vote. #duffygate #gillianduffy #britishlandscape #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #electionartist @flowersgallery @inciteproject


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‘Nadhim Zahawi (Conservative Party), Salford Priors, Warwickshire, 26 April 2010’ from the series #MerrieAlbion. The photograph was taken eight years ago today when I was commissioned as the 2010 British Election Artist by the @ukparliament.

Nadhim Zahawi was born in Baghdad to Kurdish parents in 1967. Under threat of persecution from Saddam Hussein’s regime, his family immigrated to the UK when he was nine. A successful businessman, he co-founded the polling company YouGov. In the 2010 General Election, Zahawi was the favourite of David Cameron’s Conservative Central Office for the Stratford seat, and gained his nomination in a vote of local Tory members after failed attempts to become a parliamentary candidate in Devizes and Suffolk. However, he scored the lowest tally in the first Stratford vote and was only confirmed as the candidate on the third count. Unsurprisingly he won the very safe Tory seat of Salford Priors with 51.6 per cent of the vote. Here he is seen canvassing with local party members and political assistants from Washington DC, on a modern housing development adjacent to the grounds of Park Hall Manor. #nadimzahawi #electionartist #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Friends embrace in their way to the Masjid Ali Mosque, Aston Church Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK by @simoncroberts from the series #MerrieAlbion.
The Masjid Ali Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat mosque dominates the skyline of the Saltley area of Birmingham, standing alongside the family owned H. W. Taroni Metals Ltd. scrapyard, which has operated on Aston Church Road for the past sixty years. As Birmingham developed as an industrial location, Saltley became an over-spill area for workers and, during the 1950s, many of the houses were bought by immigrants from the Commonwealth. Residents have formed a strong community over the last half-century. The mosque, built in 2008, represents the Deobandi Islamic group, and has space for 2,700 members (including women). The Deobandis are virtually unknown to most British people, yet their influence is undeniable. As the largest Islamic group in the UK, they control over 40 per cent of mosques. For more from this series and other works please follow @simoncroberts .
#britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Friends embrace in their way to the Masjid Ali Mosque, Aston Church Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK by @simoncroberts from the series #MerrieAlbion.
The Masjid Ali Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat mosque dominates the skyline of the Saltley area of Birmingham, standing alongside the family owned H. W. Taroni Metals Ltd. scrapyard, which has operated on Aston Church Road for the past sixty years. As Birmingham developed as an industrial location, Saltley became an over-spill area for workers and, during the 1950s, many of the houses were bought by immigrants from the Commonwealth. Residents have formed a strong community over the last half-century. The mosque, built in 2008, represents the Deobandi Islamic group, and has space for 2,700 members (including women). The Deobandis are virtually unknown to most British people, yet their influence is undeniable. As the largest Islamic group in the UK, they control over 40 per cent of mosques. For more from this series and other works please follow @simoncroberts .
#britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Friends embrace in their way to the Masjid Ali Mosque, Aston Church Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK by @simoncroberts from the series #MerrieAlbion.
The Masjid Ali Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat mosque dominates the skyline of the Saltley area of Birmingham, standing alongside the family owned H. W. Taroni Metals Ltd. scrapyard, which has operated on Aston Church Road for the past sixty years. As Birmingham developed as an industrial location, Saltley became an over-spill area for workers and, during the 1950s, many of the houses were bought by immigrants from the Commonwealth. Residents have formed a strong community over the last half-century. The mosque, built in 2008, represents the Deobandi Islamic group, and has space for 2,700 members (including women). The Deobandis are virtually unknown to most British people, yet their influence is undeniable. As the largest Islamic group in the UK, they control over 40 per cent of mosques. For more from this series and other works please follow @simoncroberts .
#britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Grenfell Tower, North Kensington, London, 19 June 2017 from the series #MerrieAlbion.

The Grenfell Tower fire started after midnight on 14 June 2017 but took until the following day to get it under control. Even weeks after the event, police claimed that while eighty people are currently presumed to have died, the final death toll will not be known for some time; nor will the conclusions from the public inquiry into the disaster. The twenty-four-storey block, part of the Lancaster West Estate, was designed in 1967 in the brutalist style of the era, and underwent a major renovation in 2016. The estate is located in a predominantly working-class housing complex surrounded by affluent neighbourhoods, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. No other local authority in the country has such a large gap between rich and poor, and given that there were a high number of immigrants in Grenfell Tower, many now see the loss of these lives as symbolic of an unjust social order: an emblem of a broken society. #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #grenfelltowerfire #grenfell


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Flooding of the Somerset Levels, Burrowbridge, Somerset, 11 February 2014 from #MerrieAlbion (2007-2017). Eighty feet above the flooded Somerset Levels, from the relative safety of Burrow Mump, spectators photograph the waterlogged scenery below. Large areas of Burrowbridge and the surrounding Somerset Levels had been submerged since the beginning of the year. It is estimated there were 100 million cubic metres of floodwater covering an area of 65 square kilometres. Residents accused the Environment Agency of having abandoned the village, leaving it to volunteers to help evacuate neighbours from their flooded houses, piling up home-prepared sandbags, and attempting to clean houses. In early February, Royal Marines from 40 Commando were deployed to help reinforce flood defences. Intensive agriculture, increasing urbanization, poor management of rivers, and the draining of wetlands have left the vast majority of natural flood defences—many previously preserved for centuries by communities who understood their value—unable to fulfil their intended functions, with some close to collapse. Met Office forecasters predict a one-in-three chance there will be a new record set for monthly rainfall during coming winters. #burrowmump #somersetflooding #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Mel and Charlie’s Roundhouse, Talley, Carmarthenshire, 22 February 2016 from the series #MerrieAlbion (2007-2017)

Mel and Charlie are part of a self-affirmed group of hippies who founded the UK’s first eco-community in 1976 in a valley in Carmarthenshire. They are a village, not a ‘commune’, which includes families, singletons, activists, many ‘originals’, environmentalists, artists, and musicians. Despite its long-standing existence and residents owning the land, the community’s legal status has been the object of discussion over the years. The majority of the land has been purchased from local farmers for agricultural usage with no planning permission for residential structures. Living off the grid, without rent or mortgage concerns, most reside in low-impact dwellings including round houses, yurts, or tipis that are moved every six months (thereby allowing residents to claim they are non-permanent agricultural structures). Everyone is responsible for his economy: maintenance work on the dwellings, chopping firewood, cutting rushes for the floor. There are no hard and fast rules: although many dwellers live entirely off the land, others buy their food locally, and similarly some children are home-schooled, while others are locally educated. With sustainability now a buzzword, Britain has seen a burgeoning subculture of eco and co-operative communities, with over a hundred listed on the website Diggers and Dreamers. #diggersanddreamers #tipivalley #roundhouse #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Ashley Vale Allotments, Bristol, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion

Sophie and Matthew Holker tend their plot on the Ashley Vale Allotments, whilst their daughter Esme looks on. Ashley (meaning ash tree wood in Old English) Vale has been occupied since Roman times. The history of the allotments starts around the time of the First World War, when the land was turned over to the growing of vegetables, shortly before rationing was introduced. The ‘Rules of the Ashley Vale Allotment Association Ltd.’ were registered with the Agricultural Organization Society in 1917. The site now consists of over 200 plots overlooking St Werburghs City Farm. In July 2009, the House of Commons Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee published a report, ‘Securing Food Supplies up to 2050: The Challenges Faced by the UK’. It acknowledges the important role of home-grown food and that the Government needs to plan for increased public demand for allotments. In fact, a 2017 study by food policy experts from three universities has warned that departure from the EU raises such urgent complications for food and agriculture that without focus on the issue “the risk is that food security in the UK will be seriously undermined”, leading to dwindling supplies and erratic prices.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #allotments #foodsustainability #ashleyvale #britishlandscape


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Ashley Vale Allotments, Bristol, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion

Sophie and Matthew Holker tend their plot on the Ashley Vale Allotments, whilst their daughter Esme looks on. Ashley (meaning ash tree wood in Old English) Vale has been occupied since Roman times. The history of the allotments starts around the time of the First World War, when the land was turned over to the growing of vegetables, shortly before rationing was introduced. The ‘Rules of the Ashley Vale Allotment Association Ltd.’ were registered with the Agricultural Organization Society in 1917. The site now consists of over 200 plots overlooking St Werburghs City Farm. In July 2009, the House of Commons Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee published a report, ‘Securing Food Supplies up to 2050: The Challenges Faced by the UK’. It acknowledges the important role of home-grown food and that the Government needs to plan for increased public demand for allotments. In fact, a 2017 study by food policy experts from three universities has warned that departure from the EU raises such urgent complications for food and agriculture that without focus on the issue “the risk is that food security in the UK will be seriously undermined”, leading to dwindling supplies and erratic prices.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #allotments #foodsustainability #ashleyvale #britishlandscape


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Ashley Vale Allotments, Bristol, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion

Sophie and Matthew Holker tend their plot on the Ashley Vale Allotments, whilst their daughter Esme looks on. Ashley (meaning ash tree wood in Old English) Vale has been occupied since Roman times. The history of the allotments starts around the time of the First World War, when the land was turned over to the growing of vegetables, shortly before rationing was introduced. The ‘Rules of the Ashley Vale Allotment Association Ltd.’ were registered with the Agricultural Organization Society in 1917. The site now consists of over 200 plots overlooking St Werburghs City Farm. In July 2009, the House of Commons Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee published a report, ‘Securing Food Supplies up to 2050: The Challenges Faced by the UK’. It acknowledges the important role of home-grown food and that the Government needs to plan for increased public demand for allotments. In fact, a 2017 study by food policy experts from three universities has warned that departure from the EU raises such urgent complications for food and agriculture that without focus on the issue “the risk is that food security in the UK will be seriously undermined”, leading to dwindling supplies and erratic prices.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #allotments #foodsustainability #ashleyvale #britishlandscape


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#inst10 #ReGram @natgeo: Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Ashley Vale Allotments, Bristol, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion

Sophie and Matthew Holker tend their plot on the Ashley Vale Allotments, whilst their daughter Esme looks on. Ashley (meaning ash tree wood in Old English) Vale has been occupied since Roman times. The history of the allotments starts around the time of the First World War, when the land was turned over to the growing of vegetables, shortly before rationing was introduced. The ‘Rules of the Ashley Vale Allotment Association Ltd.’ were registered with the Agricultural Organization Society in 1917. The site now consists of over 200 plots overlooking St Werburghs City Farm. In July 2009, the House of Commons Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee published a report, ‘Securing Food Supplies up to 2050: The Challenges Faced by the UK’. It acknowledges the important role of home-grown food and that the Government needs to plan for increased public demand for allotments. In fact, a 2017 study by food policy experts from three universities has warned that departure from the EU raises such urgent complications for food and agriculture that without focus on the issue “the risk is that food security in the UK will be seriously undermined”, leading to dwindling supplies and erratic prices.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #allotments #foodsustainability #ashleyvale #britishlandscape


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Ashley Vale Allotments, Bristol, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion

Sophie and Matthew Holker tend their plot on the Ashley Vale Allotments, whilst their daughter Esme looks on. Ashley (meaning ash tree wood in Old English) Vale has been occupied since Roman times. The history of the allotments starts around the time of the First World War, when the land was turned over to the growing of vegetables, shortly before rationing was introduced. The ‘Rules of the Ashley Vale Allotment Association Ltd.’ were registered with the Agricultural Organization Society in 1917. The site now consists of over 200 plots overlooking St Werburghs City Farm. In July 2009, the House of Commons Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee published a report, ‘Securing Food Supplies up to 2050: The Challenges Faced by the UK’. It acknowledges the important role of home-grown food and that the Government needs to plan for increased public demand for allotments. In fact, a 2017 study by food policy experts from three universities has warned that departure from the EU raises such urgent complications for food and agriculture that without focus on the issue “the risk is that food security in the UK will be seriously undermined”, leading to dwindling supplies and erratic prices.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #allotments #foodsustainability #ashleyvale #britishlandscape


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Ashley Vale Allotments, Bristol, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion

Sophie and Matthew Holker tend their plot on the Ashley Vale Allotments, whilst their daughter Esme looks on. Ashley (meaning ash tree wood in Old English) Vale has been occupied since Roman times. The history of the allotments starts around the time of the First World War, when the land was turned over to the growing of vegetables, shortly before rationing was introduced. The ‘Rules of the Ashley Vale Allotment Association Ltd.’ were registered with the Agricultural Organization Society in 1917. The site now consists of over 200 plots overlooking St Werburghs City Farm. In July 2009, the House of Commons Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee published a report, ‘Securing Food Supplies up to 2050: The Challenges Faced by the UK’. It acknowledges the important role of home-grown food and that the Government needs to plan for increased public demand for allotments. In fact, a 2017 study by food policy experts from three universities has warned that departure from the EU raises such urgent complications for food and agriculture that without focus on the issue “the risk is that food security in the UK will be seriously undermined”, leading to dwindling supplies and erratic prices.

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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Ashley Vale Allotments, Bristol, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion

Sophie and Matthew Holker tend their plot on the Ashley Vale Allotments, whilst their daughter Esme looks on. Ashley (meaning ash tree wood in Old English) Vale has been occupied since Roman times. The history of the allotments starts around the time of the First World War, when the land was turned over to the growing of vegetables, shortly before rationing was introduced. The ‘Rules of the Ashley Vale Allotment Association Ltd.’ were registered with the Agricultural Organization Society in 1917. The site now consists of over 200 plots overlooking St Werburghs City Farm. In July 2009, the House of Commons Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee published a report, ‘Securing Food Supplies up to 2050: The Challenges Faced by the UK’. It acknowledges the important role of home-grown food and that the Government needs to plan for increased public demand for allotments. In fact, a 2017 study by food policy experts from three universities has warned that departure from the EU raises such urgent complications for food and agriculture that without focus on the issue “the risk is that food security in the UK will be seriously undermined”, leading to dwindling supplies and erratic prices.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #allotments #foodsustainability #ashleyvale #britishlandscape


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
River Esk at Trough House Bridge, Eskdale, Cumbria from the series #MerrieAlbion

Trough House Bridge, an old packhorse bridge, is in a little rock gorge below Stanley Gill in Eskdale, and is popular for jumping off into the deep river pool. For Wordsworth, Eskdale was ‘the Green Vale of Esk—deep and green with its glittering serpent stream’. The development of Eskdale Common in Cumbria is an integral part of the valley’s landscape history. Initially an aristocratic estate, it is now an expanse managed by the National Trust that includes the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike. There are still more than a million acres of common land in England and Wales, most privately owned and in upland regions of northern England and Wales. The National Trust, along with English Heritage, Ministry of Defence, utility companies, and the Forestry Commission, are among the largest landowners in Britain.

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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
River Esk at Trough House Bridge, Eskdale, Cumbria from the series #MerrieAlbion

Trough House Bridge, an old packhorse bridge, is in a little rock gorge below Stanley Gill in Eskdale, and is popular for jumping off into the deep river pool. For Wordsworth, Eskdale was ‘the Green Vale of Esk—deep and green with its glittering serpent stream’. The development of Eskdale Common in Cumbria is an integral part of the valley’s landscape history. Initially an aristocratic estate, it is now an expanse managed by the National Trust that includes the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike. There are still more than a million acres of common land in England and Wales, most privately owned and in upland regions of northern England and Wales. The National Trust, along with English Heritage, Ministry of Defence, utility companies, and the Forestry Commission, are among the largest landowners in Britain.

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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Willy Lott’s House at Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion

Visitors to Constable Country, as it came to be called in his own lifetime, are often surprised by how small it first seems on the ground. Many of the sites of John Constable’s major paintings, such as The Hay Wain (1821), are located within a few miles of Flatford Mill. In the past twenty years many of the views around Willy Lott’s House have been cleared of blocking trees and vegetation, so that the landscape on the ground now imitates that in Constable’s pictures, no matter what license the painter took in his own time assembling pictures from a variety of sources. Constable’s paintings of Suffolk have been credited for putting parts of the country previously thought of as unremarkable on the picturesque ‘map’. Here a member of the National Trust holds up a replica of one of Constable’s paintings to visiting tourists. To British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, Constable’s landscapes were so deeply etched into the landscape that they had ceased to be separable from it: ‘Of a plough team coming over the brow of a hill, the sight that has been seen in England since England was a land’. Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #flatfordmill #constablecountry


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Willy Lott’s House at Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion

Visitors to Constable Country, as it came to be called in his own lifetime, are often surprised by how small it first seems on the ground. Many of the sites of John Constable’s major paintings, such as The Hay Wain (1821), are located within a few miles of Flatford Mill. In the past twenty years many of the views around Willy Lott’s House have been cleared of blocking trees and vegetation, so that the landscape on the ground now imitates that in Constable’s pictures, no matter what license the painter took in his own time assembling pictures from a variety of sources. Constable’s paintings of Suffolk have been credited for putting parts of the country previously thought of as unremarkable on the picturesque ‘map’. Here a member of the National Trust holds up a replica of one of Constable’s paintings to visiting tourists. To British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, Constable’s landscapes were so deeply etched into the landscape that they had ceased to be separable from it: ‘Of a plough team coming over the brow of a hill, the sight that has been seen in England since England was a land’. Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #flatfordmill #constablecountry


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The World Party and Croydon Mela, Lloyd Park, Surrey, 1 August 2010 from the series #MerrieAlbion (2007-2017), currently exhibited @flowersgallery, Kingsland Road, London until 10 March.

The council-run Croydon Summer Festival began in 1995 as a one-day Asian celebration or (in Hindi) mela, and grew to incorporate a second World Party day that aimed to involve the wider community through street theatre, dance, and live bands. In January 2011, a council cabinet meeting run by a Conservative majority passed a set of proposals that saw the annual festival axed, along with the city’s cultural beacon, the Clocktower arts centre, and the David Lean Cinema, for savings of about £1.5 million a year. The festival was reinstated in 2015 under a new Labour-led council. #britishlandscape #britishlandscapephotography #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #croydonmela


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‘Griffin Youth Club event, Saint Wilfrid’s, Blackburn, Lancashire, 23 July 2008’ from the series #MerrieAlbion (chromogenic print, 152x182cm). Currently on show @flowersgallery, Kingsland Road, London until 10 March 2018.

For over a decade, I have been photographing events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, reflecting on the nature of our shared histories and communal experiences. Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together photographs that record social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped define recent history. While my interests have often gravitated towards evolving patterns of leisure, and the complex relationship between history, place and culture, I have also photographed events that have a more immediate, topical significance in Britain’s recent past, and which collectively form a detached visual chronicle of the times in which we live.
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Be sure to click our link in the bio to learn how to build your own online revenue streamPhotograph by @simoncroberts. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
In the week Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU, ramblers explore the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. For many, the Seven Sisters between the Seaford and Eastbourne coastline are symbolic of Britain; they were recently voted one of the top twenty breath-taking views in the UK. As Stephen Purcell, who teaches English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, comments, ‘The cliffs are used in the play to symbolize a boundary, one between the known and the unknown. That’s what the cliffs represent to many, a boundary between land and sea, high and low, between Britain and the outside.’ In June 2017, two massive rock falls took place in less than twenty-four hours along the chalk cliffs, sending tons of rock crashing into the sea, and outlining the fragility of this landscape.
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#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #southdowns #whitecliffs #beachyhead #britishlandscape #britishcoast #southdownscountrypark


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@Regranned from @natgeo - Photograph by @simoncroberts. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
In the week Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU, ramblers explore the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. For many, the Seven Sisters between the Seaford and Eastbourne coastline are symbolic of Britain; they were recently voted one of the top twenty breath-taking views in the UK. As Stephen Purcell, who teaches English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, comments, ‘The cliffs are used in the play to symbolize a boundary, one between the known and the unknown. That’s what the cliffs represent to many, a boundary between land and sea, high and low, between Britain and the outside.’ In June 2017, two massive rock falls took place in less than twenty-four hours along the chalk cliffs, sending tons of rock crashing into the sea, and outlining the fragility of this landscape.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #southdowns #whitecliffs #beachyhead #britishlandscape #britishcoast #southdownscountrypark - #regrann


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
In the week Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU, ramblers explore the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. For many, the Seven Sisters between the Seaford and Eastbourne coastline are symbolic of Britain; they were recently voted one of the top twenty breath-taking views in the UK. As Stephen Purcell, who teaches English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, comments, ‘The cliffs are used in the play to symbolize a boundary, one between the known and the unknown. That’s what the cliffs represent to many, a boundary between land and sea, high and low, between Britain and the outside.’ In June 2017, two massive rock falls took place in less than twenty-four hours along the chalk cliffs, sending tons of rock crashing into the sea, and outlining the fragility of this landscape.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #southdowns #whitecliffs #beachyhead #britishlandscape #britishcoast #southdownscountrypark


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- Photograph by @simoncroberts. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
In the week Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU, ramblers explore the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. For many, the Seven Sisters between the Seaford and Eastbourne coastline are symbolic of Britain; they were recently voted one of the top twenty breath-taking views in the UK. As Stephen Purcell, who teaches English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, comments, ‘The cliffs are used in the play to symbolize a boundary, one between the known and the unknown. That’s what the cliffs represent to many, a boundary between land and sea, high and low, between Britain and the outside.’ In June 2017, two massive rock falls took place in less than twenty-four hours along the chalk cliffs, sending tons of rock crashing into the sea, and outlining the fragility of this landscape.

#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #southdowns #whitecliffs #beachyhead #britishlandscape #britishcoast #southdownscountrypark - #regrann


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
In the week Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU, ramblers explore the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. For many, the Seven Sisters between the Seaford and Eastbourne coastline are symbolic of Britain; they were recently voted one of the top twenty breath-taking views in the UK. As Stephen Purcell, who teaches English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, comments, ‘The cliffs are used in the play to symbolize a boundary, one between the known and the unknown. That’s what the cliffs represent to many, a boundary between land and sea, high and low, between Britain and the outside.’ In June 2017, two massive rock falls took place in less than twenty-four hours along the chalk cliffs, sending tons of rock crashing into the sea, and outlining the fragility of this landscape.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #southdowns #whitecliffs #beachyhead #britishlandscape #britishcoast #southdownscountrypark


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
In the week Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU, ramblers explore the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. For many, the Seven Sisters between the Seaford and Eastbourne coastline are symbolic of Britain; they were recently voted one of the top twenty breath-taking views in the UK. As Stephen Purcell, who teaches English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, comments, ‘The cliffs are used in the play to symbolize a boundary, one between the known and the unknown. That’s what the cliffs represent to many, a boundary between land and sea, high and low, between Britain and the outside.’ In June 2017, two massive rock falls took place in less than twenty-four hours along the chalk cliffs, sending tons of rock crashing into the sea, and outlining the fragility of this landscape.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #southdowns #whitecliffs #beachyhead #britishlandscape #britishcoast #southdownscountrypark - #regrann


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#inst10 #ReGram @natgeo: Photograph by @simoncroberts. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
In the week Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU, ramblers explore the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. For many, the Seven Sisters between the Seaford and Eastbourne coastline are symbolic of Britain; they were recently voted one of the top twenty breath-taking views in the UK. As Stephen Purcell, who teaches English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, comments, ‘The cliffs are used in the play to symbolize a boundary, one between the known and the unknown. That’s what the cliffs represent to many, a boundary between land and sea, high and low, between Britain and the outside.’ In June 2017, two massive rock falls took place in less than twenty-four hours along the chalk cliffs, sending tons of rock crashing into the sea, and outlining the fragility of this landscape.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #southdowns #whitecliffs #beachyhead #britishlandscape #britishcoast #southdownscountrypark


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
In the week Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU, ramblers explore the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. For many, the Seven Sisters between the Seaford and Eastbourne coastline are symbolic of Britain; they were recently voted one of the top twenty breath-taking views in the UK. As Stephen Purcell, who teaches English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, comments, ‘The cliffs are used in the play to symbolize a boundary, one between the known and the unknown. That’s what the cliffs represent to many, a boundary between land and sea, high and low, between Britain and the outside.’ In June 2017, two massive rock falls took place in less than twenty-four hours along the chalk cliffs, sending tons of rock crashing into the sea, and outlining the fragility of this landscape.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #southdowns #whitecliffs #beachyhead #britishlandscape #britishcoast #southdownscountrypark


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Red Road Flats, Balornock, Glasgow, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.

When the eight Red Road flats were built in 1967 they were seen as the answer to Glasgow’s housing shortage and the clearance of the slums, but as time went on the high-rise buildings became synonymous with serious gang crime, drug dealing, and suicides, not to mention health and safety risks (there is asbestos throughout the structure). By the 1990s, residents included refugees from Kosovo, Africa, Iran, Iraq, and the former Soviet Union, housed in the Red Road by asylum charities. As part of a regeneration programme, the Glasgow Housing Association announced in 2005 its intention to demolish the tallest block, and phased demolition was planned for the remaining high-rises. The flats were brought down by controlled explosion in 2015.
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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Red Road Flats, Balornock, Glasgow, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.

When the eight Red Road flats were built in 1967 they were seen as the answer to Glasgow’s housing shortage and the clearance of the slums, but as time went on the high-rise buildings became synonymous with serious gang crime, drug dealing, and suicides, not to mention health and safety risks (there is asbestos throughout the structure). By the 1990s, residents included refugees from Kosovo, Africa, Iran, Iraq, and the former Soviet Union, housed in the Red Road by asylum charities. As part of a regeneration programme, the Glasgow Housing Association announced in 2005 its intention to demolish the tallest block, and phased demolition was planned for the remaining high-rises. The flats were brought down by controlled explosion in 2015.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.

#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #glasgow #redroadflats


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

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#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

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#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge


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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Shoreham Air Show, West Sussex, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion currently on show @flowersgallery.
Air displays are the second-most popular outdoor event after football. Organised by the Royal Air Force Association, the Shoreham Airshow has been a part of the Shoreham community since 1991. The theme of the event was the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. 2018 is particularly significant, as it forms part of the national Royal Air Force Centenary celebrations, marking the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the RAF and the Armistice and the end of World War One.
Exhibition runs until 10 March, Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road, London E2.
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Fancy a January dip in the sea? In Victorian costume?! #Dickens #DickensFestival #Broadstairs #Seaside
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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Members of the Dickens Society enjoy a dip in the sea whilst wearing authentic Victorian bathing suits (Broadstairs, UK) from the series #MerrieAlbion. The Broadstairs Dickens Festival was founded in 1937 to commemorate the centenary of Dickens’s birth. Dickens visited Broadstairs frequently; it was his favourite seaside summer escape between 1837 and 1859, and he called it ‘Our English Watering Place’. Gladys Waterer, who at the time of the founding of the Dickens Festival lived in Dickens House, conceived of the idea of putting on a production of David Copperfield, and publicizing it by having people wear Victorian dress about the town. The festival has been held annually ever since, with the only exception being the Second World War years.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more work from this series and other works. @flowersgallery @natgeo
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