Tuesday, 10 December 2019

1838 : Loose Cannon

This is Union Street and Cannon Mills in Great Horton, Bradford: a photograph I must have taken sometime in the 1980s. The cars date it, of course: as well as the minor detail that everything to the right of the street has now been demolished.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Friday, 29 November 2019

1836 : A Wet Day In Manchester

We went to Manchester and walked along the Rochdale Canal. The water seeping up through the stone sets mingled with the water streaming down from the sallow sky.

Monday, 25 November 2019

1835 : A Foggy Night

A cold and wet night: fog keeps the light from the street lamps close to home, rain shines the footpaths, a bus stop looks forlorn.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

1834 : Anchor Bridge, Brighouse

The canal in Brighouse flows under Briggate, encased in a stone-sided artery. For over 250 years it has brought life-blood to the town, and even in retirement, it still brings beauty.

Monday, 18 November 2019

1833 : Mill, Church And Car Park

An old mill, loomless and quiet; a church spire, bell-less and orphaned; and a busy car park: Halifax on a wet Sunday afternoon.

Monday, 4 November 2019

1832 : Fireworks At The Wes

There is something quite captivating about fireworks: no matter how many times you have witnessed their extrovert performance, their momentary ostentatiousness, you are still drawn to them. This particular display was at Almondbury Wesleyans Cricket Club last night. A cracking good night.

Monday, 28 October 2019

1831 : Walk On By

Looking at fine buildings in Halifax can be a bit like looking at paintings in the National Gallery, you get drawn by the famous and casually walk passed what would be excellent in other contexts. How can I have walked by Lord Street Chambers for seven decades without noticing them?

Thursday, 24 October 2019

1830 : Memories

I have so many memories of the Plummet Line Hotel, you could probably fill the old Tap Room with them. Back in the 1960s the family of one of my first girlfriends ran the pub. I remember going to the folk club that used to meet in one of the upstairs rooms. Memories, memories, memories.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

1829 : Light And Airy

There has been a greengrocers under the clock in Halifax Market for as long as I can remember - and that, I have to admit, is an increasingly long time. These days it is all colourful, light and airy: my earliest memories are of something darker and gas-lit.