Photo-a-Day (Friday, 23rd February, 2018)
I wouldn't have minded seeing the building in its setting with the trees and land. The brick wall in the middle is quite decorative. Is it still a working farm?
If that were in East Anglia or parts of Northumberland it would be "a desirable barn conversion home for the discerning buyer" with a description of open fields and easy access to a main road and a local gym.
Some of the barbed wire would be preserved for "authenticity."
I like the decorative wall too. The building may be falling to bits now but it was built in a time when buildings had character and charm. I like it.
You are dead right there Gary & it would cost an arm, a couple of legs too !
It a nice old barn & would make a great home, that wall is very artistic, somebody cared about its design years ago.
You like buildings Mick & I like your pics.
Been sniffing out Heinz Mick, though having stated that whenever I've been past there lately I haven't smelled anything, at one time the aroma coming from there was quite strong and you could even tell which soup they were making.
Suppose all the land around there will soon be covered with what the government call affordable housing despite the protests, half a million quid upwards along with exorbitant yearly ground rents isn't affordable to the majority of folks who are in need of homes.
The now decorative brickwork were once there for ventilation purposes ie livestock.
Don’t know what it is like now, but this area
I remember , once had the most wonderful and peaceful atmosphere, I place you liked to be in .. Well done Mick.
If affordable housing is required why not build a few terraces in the style of the farm depicted instead of sprawling ugly yuppy estates and drives for 2 or 3 Volvos?
Attractive, affordable and the capacity to house more people per acre and a potential return to community spirit. I have a dream..
Well said Poet !
They have built a row of terraced houses in the Whelley/ New Springs area, on the left of the main road going towards Aspull and they look really nice and traditional.
Also the lovely buildings further down Irene in Scholes on the left going up. They are quite near where the Scholes Picture House was.. So much nicer than what was put up in the sixties. If only they would keep to that style. Bungalows for the old folk are much nicer as well.