Flake Howe Farm

 

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 The morning of Flakehowe farm sale, And a sad day for Tom Edmondson and his family, who farmed here for over thirty years, most of the land was of little use, but it also has a small amount of the best land along the valley too, the farm would carry on for a few years after this, with Mr Jack Lancaster, who married John's daughter, then Maggie Edmondson, and would run things right up until the flooding, below is a true plan of the dwelling, notice the round bread oven in the top right hand corner of the kitchen, several other houses in the valley had similar ovens, and outer walled spiral stair cases, which were not heated saving valuable energy during the winter months.

 

 

 

 Flakehowe looking North East across the valley, the old lake of High Water can be seen in the distance, the new take off tower now sits roughly where the lake ends.

 

 

 The Lancaster children with the twin girls Maggie and Marion either side of centre, and their brothers, Alexander, Jack and Raymond, mother Maggie Lancaster can be seen behind to the left, sowing corn by hand and below is their father Jack Lancaster standing in his best clobber, in front of Measand High school, Jack was also responsible for the fishing and the church warden for many years. 

 

 

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