The peoples of East Anglia are well known for their quarrelsome ways. From Hereward The Wake to Kett's Rebellion and Cromwell, 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 it became the crucible for Brexit with some areas recording over a 70% vote for leaving the EU. Dismissed as a place of bigots & 'low information people' by some 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'.
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 late asked to remove it by the council.
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.
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.
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.
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.