Food for Thought Gallery by Mark Ratcliffe

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Food For Thought

Food for Thought unearths the people behind the allotment gates across seven sites in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

The photographs were shot throughout the summer of 2020 on 35mm film. All pictures and words were captured by Mark Ratcliffe. Thanks to the site secretaries for all their help and to those who participated from:

  • Pontefract Road
  • Mill Hill, Larks Hill
  • Barratts Road
  • Hendal Lane, Kettlethorpe
  • Woodcock Lane
  • The Ridings Rooftop
  • Common Lane, East Ardsley

To view the images in the collection, select and click on the thumbnails in the online gallery below.

Food for Thought has been funded as part of Festival of the Earth, led by Wakefield Council from July to October 2021 across the Wakefield district.

For more information on the Festival of the Earth please visit: 

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For more work by Mark Ratcliffe, visit or follow on Instagram @markratcliffephoto