SNITTERBY CARRS [Snitterby Bridge (TF028948)]

The river is straight here, a canal made in the nineteenth century to export the produce of this intensive agricultural landscape – corn, wool, later sugar beet – and to import fuel: coal in exchange for potatoes in trade with the new industrial centres of the north. At Brandy Wharf and Bishopbridge are brick warehouses, at Harlam Hill a lock to raise barges. Beyond the terminus, the Ancholme is once again in its own bed, no more than a winding ditch disappearing into the agricultural landscape…

Recommended routes for walking:
Brandy Wharf (TF025970) to Brown's Bridge (TF018948) and return (3 miles)
Brandy Wharf (TF025970) to Harlem Lock (020943) and return (3.5 miles)

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In creating the Snitterby audio work we would like to thank the following interviewees:

  • David Cooper (farmer)
  • Cliff Cooper (farmer)
  • Prof Steve Daniels (geographer)
  • Prof David Matless (geographer)
  • Dot Milson (family member, farm worker)
  • Members of the Triangle History Group: Ann Ford, Jenny Major, Ann Sykes

Responsibility for all textual content, composition and tone resides solely with the author.

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Carrlands is supported by:Arts and Humanities Research Council

University College of Wales Aberystwyth

Landscape and Environment