Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Clearing Woodbine Streets


You only have yourselves to blame. You say you like these old photographs of 1960s West Yorkshire, so here is another one. I must have taken this in the late 1960s and it shows the demolition of a group of streets of terraced houses just to the south of Halifax town centre. The sign advertising Woodbine cigarettes to the very left of the shot seems to sum up the mood and the time. These were Woodbine streets.

9 comments:

Sunny said...

The black and white pictures you have been posting are so interesting. I especially like the one with the tricycle.
It seems very strange to think of pictures from the 60's as being old. LOL!
☼ Sunny

Denise said...

Hello Alan, thanks to Sunny and looking in on her blog this morning where I saw your comment, I surfed in to take a look. Lovely photos and you have a lovely blog.
An English Girl Rambles

Valerie said...

Gosh, Woodbines! I remember my Dad smoking them, and regretting it. Keep hunting these wonderful old picures out, Alan, we're all enthralled.

geraldgee said...

Wills Woodbines brings back National Service days !! We called them coffin nails.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Those old cigarette signs are probably worth more now than the actual cigarettes.

I must confess, standing in line at Walmart checkout the other week, I noticed the price of a single package of cigarettes was $4.60 and some were $6.50 for one package of 20 cigarettes. I have no idea what a whole carton of ten packages might cost but probably more than I used to make working 40 hours.

I really like your black and white photographs, Alan. They have a good feeling about them. Nit quite Ansel Adams but damn close.

L. D. Burgus said...

Keep them coming. It is so revealing of your country and times of the 1960's. Your historic views are always welcomed.

Titania said...

Hi Alan, I get to see scenery of England of earlier times when still black and white was used for photography. Smoking was not banned.In Switzerland they were also called coffin nails, (Sarg- Nagel) and Swiss girls were send to England to polish their English language skills,now they go to California or Australia and Sandy shaw sang "Puppet on a string" etc.

John said...

But we all like these nostalgia prints, keep digging them out.

Ian said...

all very interesting. bravo