Thursday, 5 February 2015

1240 : Silent Sheds And Verdigris Nameplates


The mill used to be that of Martin & Sons who, according to my old Halifax Almanac, were worsted coating manufacturers. By the middle of the twentieth century, like so many similar establishments, the weaving sheds had become silent and abandoned invoices were blown in the breeze that broke through the tired windows. Verdigris lay siege to the nameplate and the proud letters fell exhausted to the floor.

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