Exploring the most Picturesque & Historic parts of England
Dalehead Church is set in an isolated spot near Stocks Reservoir in the Forest of Bowland near Slaidburn and alongside Gisburn Forest in Lancashire ... The valley of Dalehead and the village of Stocks in Bowland are no longer to be found on maps of the Forest of Bowland. Sadly the village, Church and farms had to be demolished and the people rehoused, as much of the area was flooded by the construction of a dam in the 1920s and early 1930s to create Stocks Reservoir. This Church was built as a mortuary Chapel in 1936, the original St. James Church was removed together with the graves, and this Chapel was rebuilt using material from the original Parish Church. My grandad (who worked for the water board in those days) was one of the people who took the bodies from the original Churchyard and reburied them here at the new Chapel.
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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-TZ7
Aperture: f 5, ISO: 80, Exposure time: 1/500 sec, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: March 14, 2010, 2:08 pm
ImageID:1110863, Image size: 3648 x 2736 pixels
It's a lovely picture, Sue. And thanks for the history, it makes the photo all the more special.
Interesting history Sue - lovely picture too
another very good photo,
Looks to be a very tranquil place.
Beautiful photo, Sue. I'm always pleased with your pics. Also, I have relatives who were moved from one cemetery to another here in Kentucky, for the very same reason.
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