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Edge End Farm and Early Fielden Weavers.

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Edge End was the home of Joshua Fielden Sr. (born 1748) the founder of the Fielden business. Like most farmer weavers in the Upper Calder Valley, he had to work hard to make a living. He followed his father making a living from the farm and as a clothier, carrying his "pieces" to the Halifax market every weekend, a distance of 12 miles. At that time Todmorden was a mere village consisting of just Todmorden Hall, St. Mary's church, two or three inns and a scattering of cottages. The rest was farmland, woods and marshes.

Once you've listened to the commentary continue with your journey.

Keep the drystone wall on your left and follow it through two gateways till reaching Parkin Lane at Todmorden Edge. (Escape route 1 - Follow Parkin Lane right downhill into Todmorden). 

Turn left up Parkin Lane for about 100 metres to a farm track on the right. Sourhall Cottages, formerly an Isolation Hospital, lie about 800 metres further up Parkin Lane over the hill on a barren stretch of moor.

Here is a good place to listen to the next track.

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