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http://www.penninehorizons.org/Omeka_photos/MOT00124.jpg
A painting by Alfred Bayes, the Lumbutts-born artist, depicts a packhorse train travelling along the moorland causey stones, which still exist in many places today. The horses, led by a drover, were disciplined to follow the sound of bells fastened…

http://www.penninehorizons.org/Omeka_photos/EWW00147.jpg
Packhorses were used to transport goods in the period up until the coming of the first turnpike roads and canals in the 18th century. In this area of the Pennines they carried wool to the hand-weaver, and then the finished pieces to market. This…
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