Monday, 27 September 2010

Carpet Days And Happy Nights


It is getting towards the end of the month and therefore the end of this series of my old black and white photographs of Halifax. This one must have been taken at the beginning of the 1970s : if you look carefully you will see that the overpass is now complete. I was away at University most of the time but came back to Halifax in the holidays. Often I would work at the Homfray Carpet mill which can be seen in the centre of this picture. Built against the side of a steep hill, it had loading bays that gave direct access to a road on the first five floors of the mill. You could walk in off the road at the front of the mill, climb five flights of steep stone stairs and walk directly out onto the road at the back of the mill. The money earned by lumping rolls of carpet during the day helped to pay for many a happy night.

4 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

Those vacation jobs were the best!

tony said...

I Dont Remember! Its Gone now? Oh! The Cooling Tower Also (no Great Loss!)
So Sad, All those lost Mills!
The Photo Was Taken From Beacon Hill I Guess?

L. D. Burgus said...

That mill looks like the buildings Henry Ford built for his factories. They turned the one in downtown Des Moines into a school building and it still stands.

Valerie said...

All the great old buildings (and jobs) have either gone or been revamped. I shall be sorry to see the end of these interesting pictures.