Ten From The Pub 7 – Anchors Away

Anchor Inn, Brighouse (c1970)   There has been a pub next to the Anchor Bridge over the Calder and Hebble Navigation in Brighouse ever since the canal was constructed in the 1750s. For most of that time, the pub was quite reasonably called the Anchor Inn, but for some reason it was decided that it … Continue reading Ten From The Pub 7 – Anchors Away

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 … Continue reading Ten From The Pub 6 : Warts From A Saddle

Northern Capitals 3 : Yours Truly

The question I have been asking myself since I acquired this 90-year-old photo album is, who took the photographs? I am now on to page three and I find the first hint of an answer. A photograph has been removed - as far as I can tell, the only one to have been removed from … Continue reading Northern Capitals 3 : Yours Truly

Northern Capitals 2 : The Ghost Of Kronburg

We continue on our tour of Northern Capitals via the 1925 photograph album I bought at an antique shop. We are still in Kronburg in Denmark, and we get to meet "the sentry on the platform where the ghost walked", as we wander through the sunlit courtyards of the old castle. Our photographer appears, by … Continue reading Northern Capitals 2 : The Ghost Of Kronburg

Ten From The Pub 5 : Fallen Apples

North Bridge, Halifax (1966) You might need to search a little to find the pub in my photo of North Bridge in the mid 1960s, but there, at the end of the bridge on the left of the picture, is the eighteenth century Pine Apple Hotel. When Burdock Way ploughed its way down the hill … Continue reading Ten From The Pub 5 : Fallen Apples

Northern Capitals 1 : Kronborg Castle

Whilst wondering around an antique shop this afternoon I discovered a little old album of photographs, modestly enough priced at just £8. It contained about fifty photographs, all taken on a cruise on board the SS City Of Nagpur in July and August 1925. Most of the photographs are captioned and they provide a fascinating … Continue reading Northern Capitals 1 : Kronborg Castle

Ten From The Pub 4 : Wither The Withens

WITHENS HOTEL, WAINSTALLS, HALIFAX (1965) It is not the best of photographs, but it has a certain historical interest as this old inn was gutted by fire in 2001 and converted into a private residence soon after. That, I think, was my late sister-in-law consulting the map, and that might even be me next to … Continue reading Ten From The Pub 4 : Wither The Withens

Harry’s Cousin With A Smile

Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a magnificent photograph of Florence Timms on her wedding day in 1928. I know nothing of Florence other than that she was the niece of the Vancouver printer and photographer Philip Timms (1874-1973). I know even less about my match image other than it was taken in Bradford … Continue reading Harry’s Cousin With A Smile