Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Where There's Muck There's Culture


The negative adjacent to the Trafalgar Square shot featured yesterday is this one of a Wool Merchant's warehouse in Halifax (one can therefore presume that it also dates from 1969). The building is on the corner of the delightfully named Mulcture Hall Road. I always think that the word Mulcture sounds like a West Yorkshire mixture of muck and culture, but in fact it referred to a toll that millers were entitled to back in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Holdsworth's have long vacated the building which, some 25 years ago, was converted into a hotel which still bears the name "The Wool Merchant".

9 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

What is that stacked up against the windows of the upper left floor?

Can you see the ghost above the L&D of Holdsworth?

Alan Burnett said...

Yes, I see the ghost now, well spotted. I assume it is old bits of wool samples up against the windows.

Rosie said...

Do you have a modern picture of the hotel, The Wool Merchant? Also what is the little dots on the hill, there are about 5 of them? Would they be chimneys?

Valerie said...

I assume the hotel cleaned the building before opening... grins

Alan Burnett said...

You don't need to ask me twice. If it's fine tomorrow I will get on down there and take an up-to-date picture (and see if those terraced houses on the top of the hill are still there).

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is nice that the old building took on another use and even used the same name.

John said...

I suspect it wouldn't be the same with a 'crisp' digital SLR. Prefer the old film.

Vicki Lane said...

Love the curve of that building.

Mmm said...

is it a hotel now> hope it is in better condition too! LOL.

Love this line:
"I always think that the word Mulcture sounds like a West Yorkshire mixture of muck and culture..."