Friday, 19 June 2015

1327 : The End Is Nigh

A little further up the path the steps change, the incline eases, the end - of the hill - is nigh.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

1326 : Perverse Footpaths

All footpaths in Sheffield either go uphill or downhill : to follow the contours would be perverse and un-Yorkshire like.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

1325 : Scaffolded Thighs


There is something rather sensuous about the lines of the overpass that skies over Halifax. The scaffolded thighs, the bridge too far.

1324 : Slubbing The Melange


Dean Clough, Halifax (c. 1970)
Scanned Medium Format B&W Negative
Alan Burnett  (N601D-1)

Slubbing Dyeing = The dyeing of textile fibres prior to spinning
Melange Printing = Printing of textile fibres with bands of colour alternating with unprinted areas

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

1323 : Selfie With Camera


Self-Portrait With (Another) Camera
Scanned Medium Format B&W Negative
Alan Burnett. c. 1966  (N601C)

1322 : Brother In Thought


Roger Burnett
Scanned Medium Format B&W Negative
Alan Burnett. c. 1966  (N601C)

Monday, 15 June 2015

1321 : The Closing Star

The Star Inn, Broughton Road, Manchester
Scanned Medium Format B&W Negative
Alan Burnett.  c. 1985  (N601B)

The Star Inn eventually closed for good in 1990

1320 : No Milk Today

Back Street With Milk Bottle, Probably Manchester
Scanned Medium Format B&W Negative
Alan Burnett   Circa 1985  (N601B)

1319 : River In Manchester

River in Manchester
Scanned Medium Format B&W Negative
Alan Burnett. c. 1985  (N601B)

Sunday, 14 June 2015

1318 : No Chips Today

Whitehouse Lane, Walkley, Sheffield
Scanned Medium Format B&W Negative
Alan Burnett (Circa 1982)  N601A

1318 : Oxford Backs

Back Oxford Street, Sheffield
Scanned Medium Format B&W Negative
Alan Burnett (Circa 1982) N601A

1317 : Platform Soul

King Cross Station, London
Scanned Medium Format B&W Negative
Alan Burnett (Circa 1982) N601A

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

1316 : Texting The Maid

Bell 1 2 3 4 : 8 June 2015
We were visiting an old friend last night and I spotted this high on the kitchen wall. It had obviously been some kind of bell system for the use of the maid of work (long, long gone before my friend moved into the house). How times change : these days the Good Lady Wife just sends me a text when she wants a cup of tea making.

Monday, 8 June 2015

1315 : Plastic Memories

Brighouse 1940s Weekend : 6 June 2015
Authentic uniforms and carefully preserved vehicles help capture a time seventy five long years ago. As genuine as a plastic beer glass.

Friday, 5 June 2015

1314 : A Day Too Late

Arndale House, Headingley : 3 June 2015
I am not really into cricket (which is a strange confession for a Yorkshireman) but this black cloud that descended on Headingley on Wednesday would, I believe, have been more welcome if it had come 24 hours earlier.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

1313 : Cricket Gates

Sir Leonard Hutton Gates, Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds : 3 June 2015
The gates are wrought iron with holes cut out - a bit like an iron version of a paper silhouette. The burst of colour on the hat band of the upper figure was produced by a JCB or a tractor or something in the drive behind the gate. And before you ask, I was at Headingley taking photographs and not watching the cricket.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

1312 : Seen For The First Time

BRIDGE END UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, BRIGHOUSE : 2 JUNE 2015
Built in 1856 in the Italian style that was popular with the non-conformist community at the time, I must have driven by the former Bridge End Church a hundred times. Today I walked passed it and saw it for the first time.

Monday, 1 June 2015

1311 : Born In The Workhouse

St Lukes Hospital, Little Horton, Bradford : May 2015
Despite the blossoming trees and the fresh green grass, the building is infused in institutionalism and cries out for monochrome. It used to be Bradford Union Workhouse and then it became a hospital. I was born there sixty-odd years ago - when it was a hospital, not a workhouse!