Tuesday, 27 March 2018

1714 : Ten From The Pub 6 : Warts From A Saddle


Saddle Hotel, Market Street / Russel Street, Halifax (1965)

Hidden behind the undoubted delights of the Mixenden Gala Queen on the back of a lorry, is the undoubted splendour of the Saddle Hotel. When I took this photo in 1965 it was an integral part of Halifax Borough Market, but a year later it closed down, and shortly after that it was pulled down. It was replaced by the concrete monstrosity that still sits there, like a wart on the fair face of the Borough Market.

1 comment:

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

We await the great age of sensitivity when it comes to rebuilding on old sites, or new buildings in old towns.