Thursday, 16 January 2020

1846 : Fire In Halifax





These are four photographs I took back in Halifax in the late 1960s. I remember the day well: I was walking up towards the library at Belle Vue when I came across a fire in one of the mills towards the bottom of Pellon Lane. I have published individual shots from this sequence before, but here - for the first time - are all four shots.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

1845 : No More Nahum's


I took this photograph of Salterhebble Hill in Halifax in the late 1960s for someone who wanted it as evidence in claim for compensation following an accident. Looking at it now, it is fascinating to see long-forgotten buildings such as Nahum's Union Mill standing where the Water Mill pub and restaurant now stands. This area is undergoing more changes at this current time as part of the road widening scheme.

Monday, 23 December 2019

1839 : Fake Views

The hotel was real, as were the swans. The thunder and lightening are as fake as a politicians' promise, however: fake views.

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