Monday, 19 October 2009

Brick Hay Barn

Cheethams Park
Stalybridge

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What a shame that vandals have attacked this fine old building, it pleases me to say that this park seems to be on the up, with money being spent in many areas. I am sure there will be a 'grant' available somewhere for this and if there is then our council will seek it out.

19 comments:

PERBS said...

Such a beautifyul structure! I had to look at each photo several times. . . you captured detail wodnerfully for those of us too far away to see it in person!

Tom said...

Hi Perbs...
Thanks for stopping by again and taking the time to comment. These brick barns can be quite old... but to tell the truth I am not sure how old this one is.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tom: That is a wonderful building to be in disrepair.

Tom said...

Hi Fishing Guy
I first saw this around 30 years ago... it was well on it's way to this state then... but then so much of the park. It seems our parks are again in favour and monety is being sought to get them back in shape.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Not sure why people do this vandalism but they do and sometimes it is older people who do it. More men and boys than women and girls. I wonder why?

Tom said...

Hi Abe... I can't think for the life of me why someone would want to destrot something... just because it is there. I am sure I could find better things to do that wreaking something.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Around here the vandals tend to be boys who want to "leave their mark." I have a couple of neighbours who remember breaking windows, painting bridges, that sort of thing. They are now horrified by what they did back then.

James said...

I love finding and taking pictures of old buildings. This is a nice collection of photos and it really is a shame about the vandals.

Tom said...

Hi EG..
I can understand the 'Leaving a mark' thing, ut when it come to destroying stuff I do find that hard to understand.
Hi James...
I was near here again today... but I was looking for shots of Autumn...

SandyCarlson said...

It is a shame that the building has been damaged. I hope it gets the repair work it deserves. What a lovely park, Tom.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Are the holes in the brick walls for ventilation or for pidgeons

Tom said...

Hello Sandy
I could fill a years full of blog post from my resent visits here... I am trying to get a few walks in while my health allows.. The park and it's woodland are very nice at any time of year... but I am a sucker for Autumn and its colours.

Carletta said...

Hi Tom,
Your title says Hay Barn. It seems so small to store Hay. I too was wondering about the openings. I feel they would be for ventilation but the cross shape is unique.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

shame on the graffiti was my first thought on watching these too.

Tom said...

Hi Carletta and Outhouse,
The holes are for ventilation, the designs on some can be elaborate.. but also need to follow the course work of the brick. As for size.. they are just like your wooden hay barns.... built to the size thats needed. I must try to find a few more to compare and do a post on them,

nonizamboni said...

Lovely views of a sweet lady just needing a bit of TLC. I really like the views through the crosses.
Have a great week, Tom!

Arija said...

What a superb barn! I wonder what it was used for with all thosw vents? Any ideas Tom?

Barbara Martin said...

A lovely structure with an interesting history to it.

Rose said...

I am sure enjoying catching up on your blog...