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Hasgill

Hasgill, Dalehead

Hasgill, Dalehead 

Photograph used by kind permission of Lancashire Library Service - Clitheroe

 

Hasgill Farm & Buildings

Hasgill Farm & Buildings

Photograph from the late May Jackson collection, used by kind permission of Mrs. J. Cowking

 

"Hasgill was a house and a cottage and in the cottage they had a “backstone” (bake-stone) for making oatcakes. It was an iron plate about half as big as this table with a fire under it. Then you had a board with a couple of nails driven in one at either end which protruded. Then you tipped your oatmeal onto the iron plate and scraped it out with the board and then it cooked on the plate. When we lived at Higher Clough there used to be a rack up in between the two centre beams in the living room. It had holes bored about every 6”; a rope across these holes, and that was the drying rack for oatcakes. They said that John - he was a big fellow with long arms and they said that he could reach an oatcake off the rack when he was sitting in the chair….of course chairs were higher in those days!" (L. Blackwell)

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