Monday, 20 September 2010

Wooden Wagon In Woolshops


I took this picture of the Woolshops area of Halifax back in the 1960s. It has since been re-developed and in place of the old wooden wagon is now a bright new ("newish") concrete and brick shopping centre. This was the part of the town in which, back in the fifteenth and sixteenth century, wool fleeces would be traded between local farmers and weavers. Most of what you see in this photograph is now long gone, including the rather splendid New Talbot Inn.

3 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely wagon - but my eye is drawn to the black car on the right. We used to have one very like that, it cost us £100 and we once mended a hole in the exhaust with a baked bean can and Gun Gum! Ah, memories.

Rinkly Rimes said...

That photo just HAS to be monochrome! A lovely accidetal composition.

The Retired One said...

What a fantastic shot of that old wagon...perfect!!