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Fernbank stack in 1982 when Lontex were occupying the mill.

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30 years later it became a forgotten corner.
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Looks familiar :biggrin2:
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Thought it might Tom! :biggrin2:

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Poetry in motion..... :biggrin2:
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An outbarn in the Dales in 1983. The system of farming in the Dales even as late as the 1980s in some instances, was to work with a series of small barns scattered around the holding. Each barn had a few milking cows associated with it and a field or fields. They were run like separate holdings and each morning and evening each barn was visited and the cows milked. In winter each barn had its own small herd of cattle sheltering in it and in effect they were each treated as a separate holding.
This is a forgotten corner because this method of farming has totally vanished now and we will never see it again. Outbarns are falling into disrepair all over the dales and the land is, in many cases, reverting to boggy pasture.
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Barnsey and Moss sheds in 1978. Barnsey is long gone....... In the latter days it was owned by Pickles' and run in conjunction with Long Ing Shed. If your interested, have a look at Newton Pickles' evidence in the Lancashire Textile Project.
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Stanley wrote: 10 Jul 2024, 02:54 Image

Fernbank stack in 1982 when Lontex were occupying the mill.

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30 years later it became a forgotten corner.
Have a look here at the proposals for the former Fernbank Mill site.

https://fernbankbarnoldswick.co.uk/
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I don't see any mention of the infrastructure or services like shops and amenities. Just the usual house-building.....
Or am I just being too picky?
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Strangely enough we got a card with the proposal and a return slip for any comments or concerns. I wonder why as we are at least a half mile from the site! Notifications are normally just sent to those in the immediate vicinity who it will impact the most.

A couple of claims from the Muller Property Group who are the builders:

90 Residential Dwellings (including affordable homes)

with a mix of housing types to address the needs those in the local area

Does this mean that the majority will not be affordable?

It should also me noted that the population of Barlick has only increased by 200 over the last 5 years and they already live somewhere in town.

Strengthen the local economy.

? Unless this is an expansion of the folk that will spend in the town (if they do).

Support and deliver new amenities to Barnoldswick to enhance the historic mill town

I would like to know if this is new Medical Centre or an extension to the Sewage Works or maybe lights or a roundabout, (don't think there is room for that) at the end of Fernbank onto Gisburn Road which is a bad junction to start with. The proposal could mean another 160 cars using the junction as there is no other egress unless using a single rat run through other established residential areas and double parked terraced streets.

Good that it's on Brown Field but I question the need unless it is all affordable social housing which I very much doubt. The same will apply to the proposal for Barnsey which is not just the former mill footprint but spills over onto Green Field (flood plane).
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I got that card as well Ian. The developer has spent all of an hour and a half cobbling together a statement of intent loaded with all the usual phrases and which in the end means nothing.
You are quite right, no additions to the capacity of any of the services simply more load on all of them. People will have to get in their car to go shopping, will it be in Town Square? How many of the tenants will have jobs in Barlick?
It's simply a money-making exercise all round......

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Dick Lancaster and his farm man at Paradise Farm Horton in Craven in 1969 when I had brought a load of hay.
All long forgotten now.
(Loading eight courses on a flat and successfully transporting it was an art and I suspect that's largely forgotten these days also.)
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