Monday, 4 January 2016

1416 : Drizzle Cake


This is unmistakably Brighouse - the giveaway being the twin flour mill silo towers towards the left of the photograph. The silos will have been quite new when I took this photograph (probably around the mid 1960s). For some reason I have always considered them an immovable part of the Brighouse landscape although they were only constructed in 1959 and 1963. The flour mill closed down in the late 1990s and the silos were subsequently converted into a climbing gym (which has been in the new recently because it was damaged by flooding over Christmas). Many of the houses in the foreground of the photograph have now gone, but a quick glance out of the window convinces me that the grey drizzle still falls over that hill in the background.

1 comment:

L. D. said...

It is a remarkable shot. Definitely you are in England. I don't know if I would want to crawl up and down inside of towers.