Spitalfields City Farm

Scope and Content

Papers of Spitalfields City Farm (1978-2010), including: minutes and papers of the Management Committee, 1996-2008; financial reports, expenses and petty cash books, 1993-2008; message books, farm diaries and visitor books, 1997-2010; papers and progress reports on the founding of Spitalfields City Farm, 1978; colour and black and white photographs, and posters, of the Farm and activities, 1980s-2009; papers regarding and scrapbooks compiled by the Young Farmers Club at Spitalfields City Farm, 2003-2007.

Administrative / Biographical History

Spitalfields City Farm is a community farm in the heart of London’s East End. The farm was started in 1978 by local people wishing to convert wasteland into allotments, having lost their land to developers. The farm is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, managed by a voluntary management committee drawn from its membership. The farm receives over 18,000 visitors a year on its 1.3 acres of land, where they keep a selection of farm animals and have developed growing areas in every available space. The land is owned by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Railtrack.


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Acquisition Information

Deposited with Bishopsgate Institute by Spitalfields City Farm, 8 April 2013.

Other Finding Aids

Adlib catalogue

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Grace Biggins

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying and digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.