Holt Hall Farm Liverpool, Tragedy and Deliverance
This episode I recall with little pleasure.
Having sorted out things at home, and as matters got no better in future years in dealing with them I always thought of myself as the juggler spinning plates, I went off to Holt Hall Farm. It was on the easterly outskirts of Liverpool at Gateacre, and for its day quite large, carrying a dairy herd of over 50 milking cows supplying milk locally. Holt Farm also had pasture and arable land of a considerable acreage. There were no dogs, sheep, pigs or hens.
My Friend and Fellow Land Girl Veronica
Veronica was well settled in and liked the dairy work, going out on her milk round, and didn’t mind the work with the crops in the fields. The farmer was a Mr Jackson and Veronica had worked there as long as I was at Lower Greenbank Farm. She had lived at home cycling to and fro in the blackout while air raids were taking place, and there when German bombs landed and set fire to the barns.
Les Jackson says
My family owned Holt Hall Farm from the 1920s to the 1960s and I believe that Billy may be my father. It is very to read about from another perspective.
Tom Magness says
Very interesting read, especially about Holt Hall farm.