Farley Hill, Bedfordshire
Farley Hill shown within Bedfordshire
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In the late 12th century a 'hospital' was built on the Stockwood Estate in Farley Hill. This old hospital was partly renovated and extended to house a museum that holds the 'Mossman Collection', a large collection of horsedrawn carriages and other vehicles, along with locally found artifacts, an historical garden and a craft center where ancient crafts such as basket weaving and candle making are practised and taught to members of the public.
The estate was constructed after World War II to replace houses destroyed by German bombers. The design of the estate primarily consists of residential housing, which was considered advanced at the time of its construction, incorporating a shopping precinct in the centre of a large roundabout and a wide avenue stretching from the centre to the edge of Stockwood Park. Farley Hill is served by two Junior schools, St Margaret Of Scotland Roman Catholic which opened in 1960 to serve the large, mainly Irish, Roman Catholic population and Farley Juniors which opened in 1956. A single secondary school, Rotheram Senior School existed until 1988 but dwindling numbers and government funding restrictions led to its almalgamation with Stockwood High School into South Luton High School.
The estate is bound by the M1 motorway and the villages of Caddington and Slip End are nearby. A view of Luton can be seen from the top of the Dallow Hills which are situated on the outskirts of the estate.
Farley is represented by Cllr Paul Castleman (Labour), Cllr Mahmood Hussain (Labour) and Cllr Sian Timoney (Labour). The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton South, and the MP is Gavin Shuker (Labour). Farley is situated within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).
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Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all houses in Farley Hill, with news about Luton and the surrounding area.
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