Mains electricity didn't reach the farms & cottages beyond Keld until the late 1960s.
Hoggarths Farm however had a water powered electricity supply
engineered by Chris' grandfather, Kit Calvert.
|This piece of land and the field above is known as Engine Piece and is where the water |
from higher ground was directed to.
|This is all that remains of the hydro electricity workings. It only produced a limited amount of power.|
Chris' mum told me she couldn't iron and have the lights on at the same time but it was still wonderful.