I think her death was not unexpected locally, but it's still an end of a particular era. The Yorkshire TV programme which featured her farm in Baldersdale was an eye-opener for many, particularly for those who still thought the North East was a land of cloth caps, pigeons, whippets and slag heaps. In fact, upper Teesdale is staggeringly beautiful, although harsh for anyone trying to eke out a living on a smallholding.
In latter years Hannah lived in a retirement home in the village of Cotherstone (it used to be in Yorkshire, but as a result of boundary changes in the early 70s is now in County Durham). At the time of her death, she was being looked after in a care home.
I never met her, but her story certainly had an impact on me - my mother's family was from County Durham and I have known the area around Baldersdale since I was a boy. And a cousin of mine, after divorce, married into the Hauxwell family.