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Peter Melbourne in the empty farm buildings
19 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). Here Peter is seen reading a scrap of paper that has fallen from the loft. 'Nothing can stay the same way forever...everything changes, that's the way it is. Maybe when everything's gone I can buy a caravan and go touring.' From 'This Place', images featuring the working communities of rural Derbyshire: a photographic essay. To purchase limited edition signed handprints visit www.katebellis.com.