rationalisation of urban allotments systems a case study of Birmingham by Harry Thorpe

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Statementby Harry Thorpe, ElizabethB. Galloway [and] Lynda M. Evans.
ContributionsGalloway, Elizabeth B., Evans, LyndaM., University of Birmingham. Department of Geography. Leisure Gardens Research Unit.
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