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E. Oldroyd & Sons (Lofthouse) Ltd, Rhubarb Growers

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E. Oldroyd & Sons (Lofthouse) Ltd, Rhubarb Growers
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2005. This is the location for the family firm of E. Oldroyd & Sons (Lofthouse) Ltd, which has earned the title of Champion Forced Rhubarb Producer. The rhubarb is forced in heated, irrigated sheds which are kept darkened with low watt bulbs or even candlelight. The rhubarb is ready to be harvested between January and March, and during this period Oldroyd's produce 150 tons.

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K Tuck

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Over 40 years ago I wrote my BA thesis on The Rhubarb Triangle of West Yorks.Good Luck in gaining European designated status as reported in press/The Guardian March 21st '07. We did get up to the Rhubarb festival a few years' ago -can remember the area shown on photo quite well

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Keith Clarkson

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I use to go strawberry picking at this farm as a young kid with my family, and also played football around the corner from here for the Queens pub. Now I live in Dronfield near Sheffield its a little far to pick strawberries, however when visiting family and friends in Leeds, I could see if they still do the strawberries, although they are more famous for the Rhubarb now and was recently seen on the BBC's country file.

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06-Mar-2011

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