SO1050 : Abandoned sheep dip, Pen Blaen

taken 14 years ago, near to Llanbadarn-y-Garreg, Powys, Great Britain

Abandoned sheep dip, Pen Blaen
Abandoned sheep dip, Pen Blaen
There is a saying. "Look up the river for a wife, and down the river for a farm."
It was the ambition of a tenant farmer to move to better land down stream on lower ground, especially the richer lands in England. My own family took this route out of Radnorshire.
This illustrates a trend for if there is a net loss of people living off the land the higher farms are abandoned.
This is quite a modern looking sheepdip, now the descendants of the sheep that went through here are farmed from a far bigger enterprise in the valley, a consolidation of many small units that once grazed a few sheep on the common.
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Sunday, 7 March, 2004   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 25 May, 2005
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Animal husbandry   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 10 50 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 52:8.7307N 3:18.5613W
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