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Hudeshope (probably 1980s) (photo)
Posted: 16/06/2017 14:21:43
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Nettles love lots of nitrogen and tend to grow where organic waste is prevalent.

I doubt this will be due solely to miners micturations, more likely to be kitchen waste and fireplace ashes, as well as, latterly, sheep sheltering in the lee of the ruins and easing themselves.

In my youth when I would go bottle-digging (its always digging with me, isn't it?) we'd investigate nettle patches as being suggestive of old rubbish tips.

Again, nice work Jim Thumb Up

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Hudeshope (probably 1980s) (photo)
Posted: 16/06/2017 14:35:28
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The photo may be early 1970's as I've just seen another taken on a road somewhere up Hudeshope Beck with with Mum, younger brother and the Ford which had been replaced with the LWB LandRover by 1974.

I think nettles and human activity is a bit of a rural myth but they do seem to thrive in disturbed soil and they are very useful for several types of caterpillar.

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Hudeshope (probably 1980s) (photo)
Posted: 18/06/2017 21:55:43
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More likely to mid to late sixties,by the seventies the local estate had recycled the stone for other purposes.

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Hudeshope (probably 1980s) (photo)
Posted: 19/06/2017 18:13:14
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grover dave wrote:

More likely to mid to late sixties,by the seventies the local estate had recycled the stone for other purposes.


Thanks for the information, pic updated accordingly, it's always useful to put things into context and you never know when some benighted soul will come across a nugget which helps makes things that little bit clearer
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Posted: 19/06/2017 20:22:08
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Dave has some gems I'm sure; he was mucking about in Teesdale mines whilst I was still experimenting with Airfix model planes and cordite. Thumb Up

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