There is quite a lot of information out there on Dean Wood, and Dean Wood House, and I’ve collated enough information to warrant a page. Some great photos and quite a lot of lyrics http://www.anglezarke.net/popular-culture/dean-wood/
Some unique information has been sent in of late, including possibly unpublished (till now) images and tales from the ruins of Simms, amongst others. http://www.anglezarke.net/ruins/simms/ – thank you! The newly added photographs are courtesy of the notes in an unpublished book by the local historian DA Owen.
Anglezarke Moor was the location of a tragic air crash on the 16th November, 1943. Wellington Bomber Zulu 8799 lost control over Hurst Hill on the moors, and all the crew were pronounced dead at the scene. Read the most comprehensive account of this event, online or off, at our latest article here.
It’s taken a while to gather enough information to warrant a publishable page, but after much research I have discovered some interesting tales about the former inhabitants of the isolated ruin of Old Brook’s farm http://www.anglezarke.net/ruins/old-brooks/
The farmer living at Parson’s Bullough became a widower, and he committed suicide here in September 1910. He was 71 years old.
He had been suffering from asthma and insomnia. His sons, Samuel Jr. and John saw a shaving mirror on a wall in the farmyard… read more on our latest article here.
I’ve added quite a few pages to the ruins section – the latest being Stoops Farm http://www.anglezarke.net/ruins/stoops/
I’ve added two walks – one easy and one challenging. Perfect for this weekend! http://www.anglezarke.net/walks/
New – Brook House ruins were thought to have been lost to the reservoirs, but they continued as a dwelling for at least another 35 years… http://www.anglezarke.net/ruins/brook-house/
I’ve added a new farm, the ruins of Old Knowle Farm which you pass right by on the road from Rivington to Belmont (Sheep House Lane). It’s on the road side of the dry stone walls.
Following a productive trip to Chorley Library, I can now add a page for the ruins of Lee House, on the Anglezarke Woodland Trail. http://www.anglezarke.net/ruins/lee-house/