Aireborough Historical Society

Mount Farm 1954

Mount Farm, Rawdon. 1954

Mount Farm
Date 16th July 1954
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
Mr Penny with helpers making hay on a sunny Sunday at Mount Farm.
Comment from Graham Branston 6th July 2016

'Sorry I don't know which Mr. Penny is on the photo, but Mount Farm, now Mount Farm House, was/is set back from Town Street on the opposite side to St. Peter's Church. The hay making would have been in fields running down the slope from the farm towards the A65.'

Graham Branston (our house is on a former field, now Emmott Drive).


Could someone tell me which Mr Penny this was and whereabouts was /is the farm please
14 June 2015
Members of my family used to farm at Mount Farm I used to love going down there. Jack Braithwaite farmed there before he married my Gran Clara Louisa Long and they moved to Grange Farm. Also the Moorhouse Family farmed there early late 1940s /1950s. My Mum's half sister Mollie Braithwaite married John Moorhouse and they moved to Ling Bob Farm Scotland Lane Horsforth. I can remember the rough track leading down there surrounded by trees and the lovely farmyard smells of fresh milk being collected in huge silver coloured churns left at the top of the lane on a rough wooden bench near the road opposite the church. And obviously other not so pleasant smells! Lovely high walls still there hid it from view of the road except when I was on the top of a Sammy Ledgards bus! I am sure if my memory serves me right there were some solid stone horse mounting steps in or near that lane. Molly Moorhouse (sister of John and Burford Moorhouse) of the Moorhouse family still lives down Over Lane we exchange Christmas cards every year! Happy times and memories. March 2020
11 March 2020
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