Woods of Haslingden

In November 2017 Helena chose to concentrate her Master’s research project (dissertation) on changes to small-scale farming in the land surrounding the small industrial town of Haslingden, Lancashire. East Lancashire has long been considered different to other farming areas in Englandbecause of the nature of its smallholdings and the close proximity of industry. Helena’s research takes the Woods farming family as a case study and uses them to illustrate the nature of farming in the area as a whole.