40 years of farming explained in one photo.
Forty years ago in 1968 this steel work was erected as part of the UK subsidised push for home food production. By the 1980s the barn was too small for industrialised agriculture and it fell into disuse. It was pulled down in the 1998 and the old granary turned into a Rockchick home. The steel work was left in a pile of nettles in case it came in useful. In 2008 it is being re-erected at a new site as a EU funded environmental measure to help prevent nitrates running into a river.
(In 2018 I expect it will have yet another use....)