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I forget where it is but there is one district in the South where the natural ochre in the soil is used in making a wash for the buildings and they are all a certain shade of pink.
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That one in Thornton is almost 'Barbie' pink. In my opinion it needs to be a few shades lighter
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Stanley wrote: 24 May 2022, 07:25 I forget where it is but there is one district in the South where the natural ochre in the soil is used in making a wash for the buildings and they are all a certain shade of pink.
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Could be Kev.....
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A very personal forgotten Corner for me this morning. Victoria Wood and Russell Harty at Radio Lancashire in the 1970s. I was on the same programme and Willy Russell was on the panel as well. At the time I was working with John Miller at Pendle Heritage and he was at school at Giggleswick with Alan Bennet and Harty. I was lucky enough to be introduced to all of them. I can report that rumours about Harty being a bit 'fond' were correct.....
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This is a corner I am glad to forget. I bought this Sunbeam Talbot Alpine brand new and it was the worst car I ever owned. I was so glad to see the back of it 12 months later......
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This came up on my school Facebook page this morning. Girls from a grammar school in Leeds heading off to pick potatoes down south somewhere.... it certainly wouldn't happen today!
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We used to go potato lifting from Primary School. I remember picking hips and haws as well for Vitamin C.
One wonders why they went so far. Did one of the school governors own the farm?
If I read the card right they were going to Burnham Beeches, that's a seven hour train ride and 160 miles! Seems a long way....... and an expensive journey.
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I don't know why they went to Burnham Beeches or how long they went for, but I've asked the question on the Facebook page. :smile:
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Perhaps they were going anyway for a visit and potato lifting was just one activity.....
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I've just been googling and there were many school harvest camps set up during the war which both boys and girls went to. In that period between 1945 and 1950 there was a huge shortage of agricultural labour so school children were a valuable resource.
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I knew that in the North of Scotland the school holiday were adjusted to cater for the potato harvest. Seems to have gone now, but interesting to read about. Tattie Holidays

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Th watermill at Kildonnan on the Isle of Eigg. For many years Mary and I stayed there for a fortnight in March and October and it was a magical place. My understanding is that everything has changed now on the Isle so it's a forgotten corner.
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Dye House Farm in September 1929.
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200 years ago this was the way a normal person travelled long distance. Definitely a forgotten corner now.....
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This used to be classed as a forgotten corner, it was located during war time petrol rationing. Funny thing is that it has become pertinent again.... What does that say about our leadership?
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The local name for this small hillock with the lone tree on top to the South of Letcliffe is 'King Hill'. I wonder why? Perhaps that's the forgotten corner.
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We have an area called One Tree Hill (just up the road). Established in 1851 and named after a Giant Red Gum tree, on the hill.
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That's an interesting photo Mick, early 1950s before TV arrived?
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Ayr harbour in 1969 when there was still a fishing fleet. A forgotten corner now as Brexit has destroyed an industry.
The other forgotten corner is my cab dog Fly the border collie.... He was in his prime then!
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Peter Thompson in 1998 with a canal boat he has built at Lower Park Marina. I doubt if this happens there now, so a forgotten corner.
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Kelbrook Show 1977. Kelbrook Young Farmers section. Winston Horsfield leaning on the heifer.
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