Monday 25 June 2018

East End Farm

East end farm in Cholsey has been there as long as I can remember and no doubt longer before that. A few years ago planning went in for the land to be redeveloped and so ensued a battle to stop this happening.  To my mind it was only a matter of time before the developers moved in and after having planning turned down a couple of times it went to appeal with the government who upheld the appeal.That meant the place would be demolished and work on new housing could begin.

 This was the farm back in 2013 when it was still a riding stables it's farming days had ceased a while ago though they did still keep sheep on other parts of the farm still owned

 There were some large buildings around the farm some older than others

  A couple of weeks ago this hording went up prior to that the farm owners were still living there, then one weekend the went and the hoarding went up

 There little house looks like this now nearly demolished
The old farm buldings have gone and are just a memory. It will not belong before you see houses being built and when it does I will show you the photos.


  1. That is sad.

    I have, thanks to bitter personal experience, an extremely negative opinion of developers.

  2. Same everywhere, sadly. I grew up in a very rural part of the North Pacific coast. (Most of which was rural to outright outback in those days.) Now a great deal of it's gone. All become houses and shopping centres.

    Developers are rapacious, and unfortunately they largely own the government.

    Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit

  3. I hope they look nice. It's such a shame to lose that farm so hopefully the new homes will fit in nicely.

  4. Heartbreaking to witness destruction in the name of progress.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. This is happening everywhere. Sad to see the destruction and know that the new buildings will be nothing like the past.

  6. It is so hard finding riding stables these days. When I was little it was a huge part of my life on weekends even near the big city of Los Angeles. Sad to have farms uprooted for development. We need more local food options. - Margy


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