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Ice patterns, Limersgate


By the middle of the 17th century, England's population was growing rapidly again after the enormous decimation of the Black Death.  Fresh agricultural land was being won from the moorland fringes of the Pennines, but the acid soil needed lime.  One source of lime was near Clitheroe, on the western side of the hills, from where it was carried over the Pennines by packhorse.  One of the routes used, still in existence near Hebden Bridge, is marked on modern maps as 'Limersgate'.


Bronica SQ - 250mm lens.  1/60 sec f22
Ilford FP4 film.


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