Tuesday, 30 August 2016

1485 : Can't See The Mills For The Trees


WEST VALE MILL FROM HULLENEDGE : 29 AUGUST 2016 (1608C68)

I had a discussion the other week with a friend about changes to the West Yorkshire landscape that have come about over the last fifty or so years. We came to the conclusion that one of the most visible changes was the return of the trees. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century you would have been hard pressed to see a tree amidst the stonescape of mills. Now you can hardly see the mills for the trees.