Saturday, 7 February 2015

1242 : A Scalloped Motif And A Carved Stone Name


Opened in 1861, Branch No 8 of the Halifax Industrial Society still exists although the industrial society itself is long gone. Even the building now looks tired and slightly unwanted. But if you squint against the winter sun you can be transported back to the days when a committee of Victorian co-operators were inspecting the architect's plans and nodding approval to the scalloped motif and the carved stone name.

2 comments:

A Heron's View said...

I believe that the significance of the carved venus scallop indicated "industry"

Alan Burnett said...

That would make sense, thanks for the information