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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 23rd February, 2018)

Old Farm

Old Farm
Springs Road, Kitt Green.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
Views: 3,136

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd February 2018 at 08:51

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?

Comment by: Gary on 23rd February 2018 at 09:17

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."

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd February 2018 at 10:36

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.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 23rd February 2018 at 11:45

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.

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd February 2018 at 12:52

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.

Comment by: Garry on 23rd February 2018 at 14:36

The now decorative brickwork were once there for ventilation purposes ie livestock.

Comment by: Julie on 23rd February 2018 at 16:20

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.

Comment by: Poet on 23rd February 2018 at 22:32

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..

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 24th February 2018 at 07:44

Well said Poet !

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th February 2018 at 09:28

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th February 2018 at 12:25

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.

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