For once I can be fairly definite about the date I took this photograph. The history books state that construction of the massive Halifax by-pass scheme - known as Burdock Way - started in 1970 and was completed two years later. It wasn't so much a "by-pass", more a road that seemed to cut straight through the town : flying over the valley and cutting through the adjacent hillside. Some claimed it was one of the most exciting civil engineering projects of its day, others that it resulted in a scar across the face of a fine Victorian town. I have to say I have always found that its lines and proportions had a certain grandness about them.