Last train to Shippea Hill



Looking at migrant labour in the East Anglian Fens to Brexit & Beyond


Shippea Hill station in Cambridgeshire. The request-only stop was, until recently the least used station in Britain. In latter years it has become more popular as migrant workers commute from the villages surrounding the Ely rail terminus to the 07.17 train for the nine minute ride to the packhouses of the fens which surround the towns of Soham and Mildenhall.


Reflections in a kubus window,New England, Peterborough,Cambridgeshire

A room to rent,advertised in Russian, King's Lynn, Norfolk

A police raid on a car wash suspected of employing illegal workers.

Hoeing weeds by the A47, Norfolk.

Portuguese cafe, King's Lynn

Celery cutting team, Cambridgeshire.


Newly arrived migrant workers from Lithuania looking at adverts for accomodation in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Waiting for trransport at the Britannia Cafe, Blackfriars Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire,UK

Wash day, King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Rooftop graffiti depicting the Virgin Mary cradling a bottle of beer in Boston Lincolnshire, UK. apparently representing the dependence on alcohol & religion

Mihai, a worker from Romania in a vegetable processing factory in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire sitting on a bench in the town centre on his day off from work.

Closed Polish shop in Great Yarmouth.

Newsagents window with advert for a rented room in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

The former Bull & Monkie public house, Spalding,Lincolnshire, now occupied by some of the town’s East European homeless.

LIttle Europe shop in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Lithuanian workers on a Saturday morning, Norfolk.

A woman on a splitshift walking to work, Wisbech,Cambridgeshire

Migrant workers from Eastern Europe shopping in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Anti-loan shark campaign, March, Cambridgeshire

Unpicked apples in orchards by theA47,Wisbech Cambridgeshire.

A demonstration in Boston, Lincolnshire, UK calling the invocation of Article 50, which would initiate the process of the UK leaving the EU.

Young workers from Eastern Europe fishing at Boston docks, Lincolnshire on a Saturday morning.

A English flag painted on a the door of No 11 Falcon Rd, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

An abandoned pig-sty in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire which was formerly occupied by two female migrant workers who were eating dog food to survive.


Contraband & Counterfeit cigarettes concealed in a chair, uncovered by Trading Standards during a raid on a newsagents in Lincolnshire.

Romanesc broccoli awaiting harvest, Lincolnshire.

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

Shift change at Fleet Hargate, Lincolnshire.