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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Hoghton Tower before the restoration

These are the steps leading up to the internal courtyard. The photo dates from before the restoration began. In 1880, my great great grandparents, John and Sarah Windle, moved from Newby Hall Farm, near Clapham to Home Farm Hoghton Tower.  The photo, no doubt reflects how they would have found it. They farmed there until the mid 1880's, moving later to Bolton Hall Farm, Hoghton. Their son, John Thomas Windle worked at Hoghton Tower, living in the Tower Cottages.


  1. I've put your link on my Blackburn Past (Facebook) group Deborah. Colin

  2. I have quite a few photos of Hoghton from the early 1900's through to late 40's of my family - I have an excellent condition 1940 program of Snow White, a show put on at the tower with photos of all the cast and of the entire Hoghton Red Cross Party - there used to be an image upload here somewhere - please tell me where I can upload a copy of that and other pictures. Thanks

    1. I would love to see these, but there is no upload button. Could you send a link to the contact email above left please?