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.


It’s a pretty typical Yorkshire farmhouse.


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.


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!