We'd like to know what you think about our web site. In the past we did have a public guest book but we have had problems with spam. Use the following link to e-mail us. We will then update the website with your comments so that we can share your thoughts with other visitors. We would particularly welcome any family memories, stories or anecdotes.


 

Date: 12.02.2004

I think it is good and I know the people that live there in Hollins House


Date:07.03.2004

Excellent website - good collection of photographs. Thanks for putting this together. Gerry Hall


Date:07.03.2004

I have only just discovered the site, but it has excited my interest. I am the great great grandson of both Robert Moorhouse of Dale House & Joseph Taylor of Cocklick End (both on the1881 census)& would be interested to know what date the photograph of Cocklick End was taken. My great grandparents William Moorhouse & Isabella Taylor married in Rossendale in December 1877 possibly after an elopement?

J D Walsh, Bury, Lancs E-Mail address lol.walsh@btinternet.com


Date:04.04.2004

What a fantastic web site. I have always been interested in water supply engineering in the UK, especially aqueducts but getting the information has always been so difficult. Your site is absolutely brilliant and I would like to thank you for all the effort and work that has gone in to it. Richard Rees Bridgend Garage Llanwrda Carms SA19 8EH


Date:20.05.2004

WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHS AND INFORMATION - THANK-YOU! I AM RELATED TO THE HARRISONS, ROBINSONS, HAYTHORNTHWAITES, ETC.......... AND IT IS LOVELY TO SEE THE PLACES THEY LIVED. MY FAMILY MOVED TO LANCASHIRE FROM YORKSHIRE IN THE EARLY 1900'S, SO I NEVER MET ANYONE WHO HAD ANY STORIES OR MEMORIES OF LIVING THERE, BUT I FEEL VERY CONNECTED TO THE AREA AS MY MOTHER'S FAMILY ARE ALL FROM THE GIGGLESWICK/GISBURN/SETTLE AREAS. THANKS AGAIN. TRACEY

 


Date:28.05.2004

Excellent website. Very interesting. I used to spend holidays in the Forest of Bowland as a boy, and the area had a profound influence on me. Perhaps some kind of "street map" of the area before flooding would be a good idea, to provide visitors to the site with an overview. Maybe you already have one and I missed it. Ken Paver, Solihull, West Midlands (formerly of Liverpool).


Date:01.07.2004

Very informative and educational, hope it goes well with the collection of material.


Date:09.07.2004

Great site, I am mostly interested in reservoir & dam building. I am studying the Reservoirs of the Derwent Valley. I hope to write a book on this subject. Your site is o.k. I will visit again in the future. Regards Dave Rimmington S.Yorks.


Date:09.07.2004

I have lived in the Dalehead area since I was a baby I am now 12. I love this web site my house Higher Clough is on it. I am doing a project on it love Alex Mcintyre


Date:25.07.2004

Thanks for the website. The inhabitants of Grange Hall are my ancestors in some way or another - I should find out exactly how. Any clues? Mike Cowking mike_cowking@hotmail.com


Date:02.08.2004

My grandad Edward McGinty worked as a stonemason my dad Raymond and his brother Ted lived at Hollins. My grandma looked after one of the huts. Janice Kayley


Date:15.08.2004

An interesting website. Thank you for putting it together. I'll spend hours poring over it!! I agree with the suggestion that an overview map showing where the reservoir is on top of an old map would be helpful and informative. But it's a minor point. Well done Allan Friswell – Chaigley

Please check the “Dale Head Maps” link on the site navigation bar. There is a pre 1932 map and a link to a post 1932 Ordnance Survey map which shows an overlay of  the reservoir.


Date: 04.10.2004

I find this website fascinating, as on the staff office photo dated November 14th 1931, the bald man next to Jim Leeming is probably my grandfather William Quarmby. He and his wife Amy lived with my Mum Connie at Phynis for some years. Connie attended school in Slaidburn and then went to Skipton girls school as a weekly boarder. She does remember some people in the photo and the lady on the front row could be her aunt Adelaide Hocking. William died in 1945 and is buried somewhere in the churchyard at Slaidburn. My daughter and I are visiting Skipton this weekend and intend coming up to Slaidburn. sue@lewin12.wanadoo.co.uk

 


Date: 04.06.2005  

Just discovered the website after visiting the area recently. I have discovered that my great great great grandmother Isabella Taylor lived at Greenfold and other family members lived at Lower Croft House. Also from other research that my great great grandfather Robert Wood lived at Cocklick House in 1861. From looking at Chapel House the pictures of the Lord family also appears to be family links and would really appreciate some further information on this or any more on the Wood and Taylor families in this area.

The website has been fantastic, thank you so much. Catherine

 cjlynagh@btinternet.com


Date: 28.11.2005  

I have no direct family connection with the area. Once having a business in Clitheroe and fishing lower down the beautiful Hodder valley and even now I fish a few times a year at Stocks. I have a great felling for the area and its history. The collection of old photographs are superb and it is good to know that so many are gathered together in one place and even within my life time they bring home to me the vast and irrevocable changes that have taken place for good or ill in this part of the country and when one considers that this was brought about in the main by the hard physical toil of generations past and in conditions that would be considered a harsh prison sentence today. Thank you for making this site available.

D. E. Jebson

landd@ujebson.fsnet.co.uk


Date: 16.02.2006  

Loved this website, I even found a photograph of the farm (Greenfold Farm) where my great grandparents lived and where my grand-dad was born.

MarianJarvis@aol.com