Tigerland

Year

2017

The peoples of East Anglia are well known for their argumentative ways; From Hereward The Wake who resisted the Norman invasion, to Thomas Paine and the Boston Pilgrims who founded modern America, and Oliver Cromwell who asserted the primacy of democracy. The 'Fen Tigers' have had cause to remind Parliaments & Kings that they ultimately govern by consent of the people. No surprise then, when in 2016 the area became the crucible for Brexit with some areas recording over a 70% vote for leaving the EU. Dismissed as a place of 'low information people' by those that considered themselves enlightened liberals this ongoing project looks at daily life beyond the soundbite in the place which William the Conqueror referred to as 'that most disputatious part of England'.

Teenage Girls at Kings Lynn Mart. The Mart, which is the country's oldest fair begins on Valentines Day and has done so almost every year since 1537 providing the young people of the town with somewhere to go in the Winter.

Migrant workers harvesting cabbages near Boston, Lincolnshire during a rainstorm.

Remain voter Bren Goillon finishing a mural of the EU flag on his house watched by his dog Flint. The lumberjack from Helhoughton in Norfolk painted the flag to express his disappointment with the Referendum result and replaced one of the twelve stars with a tear. He was later asked to remove it by the council.

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A scarecrow made up with a niqab in a field of wheat, Lincolnshire.

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Police officers conducting raids on a car wash business in Cambridgeshire where employees were found to be working long hours for less than the minimum wage and living in very poor conditions. A number of people, all from Eastern Europe, were taken into voluntary protective custody in the form of the National Referral Mechanism - a Governmental framework for identifying victims of human trafficking and ensuring they receive the appropriate protection and support.

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Graffiti on a farm building by the A14 in Cambridgeshire on land which will shortly be used for housing.

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Woman at car boot sale with dogs, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, Norfolk UK.

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Retired pest controller, Southery, Norfolk.

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David Bishop, aka Lord Byro of the Church of the Militant Elvis Party campaigning at the Sleaford & North Hykeham by election where he polled 55 votes, losing to Caroline Johnson of the Conservative Party.

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Tribute to Margaret Thatcher at St Mary Magdalene Church, Gedney Lincolnshire. The memorial features coal, a handbag and a book on the Falklands war.

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Selling carpets from a van at Swaffham Marketplace, Norfolk.

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An HGV lorry carrying a consignment of flour which crashed into Outwell Creek in Norfolk, spilling its load into the river. The driver was reportedly unhurt.

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MIss Norfolk 2018, Louise Bennison on a store promotion.

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Villagers celebrating the Queen's Birthday in Great Moulton, Norfolk.

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St Nicholas Tavern, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk,UK

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Donald Trump and entourage of bodyguards entry for the Wells Next The Sea carnival in Norfolk, August 2017.

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The Reverend Ian Cuthbertson of Gosberton Church blessing the Council gritters at Pode Hole Depot, Linconshire where prayers are given for the safety of drivers during the Winter months before the gritting vehicles set off to deposit salt on the county's roads to combat the icy conditions.

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Waiting for the first customer at Baxter's chip shop window, Sutton Bridge,Lincolnshire,UK

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Donkeys in the congregation at St Michael's Church, Swaton,Lincolnshire on Palm Sunday which commemorates the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey prior to the Last Supper.

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Two girls pass by the local celebrity known Puppetman, Great Yarmouth.

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Battle of Britain plates on sale at Swaffham Market, Norfolk

©Si Barber Moral Rights Asserted

Care homes residents dsiplaying signs affirming their dignity.

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Migrant workers from Eastern Europe shopping in Boston, Lincolnshire, UK

Factory workers start the early morning shift, Fleet Hargate,Lincolnshire, UK.

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Mr & Mrs Street showing the collection of chinaware including a teapot commemorating Article 50 the legislation which will bring about Brexit.

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A classic and modified car enthusiasts event in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK

© Si Barber. Moral rights asserted.

Crucifixion re-enactment Reedham, Norfolk,

Scooter Funeral

The funeral for scooter enthusiast Eamonn Payne making its way to the Mintlyn Crematorium, March 2018.