Daily Victorian : Halifax – Blackpool Axis

This is another studio portrait from the Halifax photographer, Edgar Gregson. Gregson had studios in both the seaside resort of Blackpool and the Yorkshire textile town of Halifax, which, on the surface, seems like a strange combination. By the later part of the Victorian period, however, mill workers were beginning to benefit from bank holidays … Continue reading Daily Victorian : Halifax – Blackpool Axis

Nine Distilleries : 4. Ardbeg

It was a bit of a black and white day when we visited the Ardbeg Distillery: the buildings were Islay white, but most other things including the clouds were black. Nevertheless the distillery complex managed to maintain the refined dignity of a maiden aunt, completely in keeping with an organisation owned by the Mo√ęt Hennessy … Continue reading Nine Distilleries : 4. Ardbeg