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Lower Birch Hill

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"When I was young in the 1930's my family used to cut rushes at Lower Birch Hill. My father and uncle together with myself and one of my brothers would take two horses  and carts and mow the rushes. The land was very wet. We would spend the day there, taking food with us. We used to light a fire in the house when we brewed up at lunchtime. Some of the windows still had glass in them but in others it had gone. 

I remember going upstairs one day and there was a sheep in one of the bedrooms! The bedroom windows were very low, only about a foot above the floor. It was a small farmhouse with only three bedrooms." (A. Walmsley) 


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