Circa late 1890s
Folly Hall Farm
boarding kennels (January 2009).
on the left hand side of the road coming out of Brierley towards
Information from Richard Cornell now living in Hemsworth
I lived at
Folly Hall Farm from about 1963 until 1977, and had a great time down there.
I could tell some good tales about Folly Hall. When we looked into its history, it was thought that the building was originally for
the men that dug the railway cutting, and became a farmhouse later.
We bought the farmhouse and about 5 acres of land from
Henry Kenyon, local Hemsworth farmer who bought the lot just to get the
land, consequently selling off what he did not need. When we
there was no water at all in the house, no toilets etc, my dad put water
in, later putting a bathroom in. Happy days.
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