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Photographer: © Sue Bristo (Gallery)(18th March 2010)
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Dalehead Church

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


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Comment by Ruth Gregory(19th March 2010)

It's a lovely picture, Sue. And thanks for the history, it makes the photo all the more special.

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Comment by Stephanie Jackson(19th March 2010)

Interesting history Sue - lovely picture too

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Comment by Andrew Harker(19th March 2010)

Nice picture...........

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Comment by Jez Taylor(19th March 2010)

Nice shot Sue

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Comment by Chris Williams(20th March 2010)

another very good photo,

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Comment by Stephen(25th March 2010)

Looks to be a very tranquil place.

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Comment by Gary Hadley(24th January 2012)

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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