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Blue Cow, the evening before the farm sale
18 October 2002
Moor Cottage Farm
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'It's time to let the old place go...it's falling down 'round me...let someone else have the worry of it. I've been working here for forty odd years, since I left school, I don't suppose it will be a working farm again when I go. I hope whoever gets it will have young 'uns here, the old place needs new life' (Peter Melbourne, Moor Cottage Farm). This view shows Blue Cow, Peter's favourite cow, on the evening before the farm sale. ' The hardest thing will be seeing the cows go, most of them don't know anything but this place...they're all old pals aren't they. That will be the hardest thing.' From 'This Place', images featuring the working communities of rural Derbyshire: a photographic essay. To purchase limited edition signed handprints visit www.katebellis.com.