A while ago I posted about a copse which hides the ruins of a farmhouse: of course, I now can’t find the original photo but I do have some old pictures, taken in the 1950s, kindly sent to me by Janet whose family used to live there.

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It’s a pretty typical Yorkshire farmhouse.

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I love the small outbuildings you find scattered around farmyards – there’s no knowing what you’ll find inside. Also, the rickety gate providing a theoretical barrier to livestock wandering off.

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See the stones in the building wall? If this pic was in colour, you’d see they were identical to the stones making up Howley Hall. I am also very envious of the girl’s waspie waist!

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