West Pennine Moors

Haslingden Grane : an abandoned community.

Haslingden Grane This valley was home to around 1500 people in the mid-19th century, with 600 in the village and the rest in dozens of farms and hamlets. By the 1920’s almost everyone had left due to decreasing opportunities for employment and the creation of three reservoirs in the lower valley. The water companies bought up most of the land and didn’t renew the tenancies of the farmers and villagers.
Today it is a beautiful and desolate area, but with many reminders of what was there. grane house ruin OLD GRANE WITH TREE FLICKR

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