|Wolverton Express 22nd June 1973
FIREMEN spent seven hours, using water from the nearby canal, to put out blazing farm buildings at Castlethorpe Wharf Farm, Cosgrove, on Friday.
Luckily, the farmer, Mr. Robert Alderman and his wife Gloria managed to rescue all the animals from the buildings with no injuries. and also got out several farm implements.
But the couple. who have built up a cattle rearing business at the farm over the past seven years. lost all the calf breeding boxes and will now have to start from scratch again.
Mr. and Mrs. Alderman. who are tenants at the farm, returned from a fortnight’s holiday abroad only the night before.
The fire started in straw in one of the wooden buildings on Friday afternoon, and destroyed half of the outbuildings. The farmhouse and dutch barn were not damaged.