Where There’s Muck There’s Culture

Holdsworth’s Wool Merchants, Mulcture Hall Road, Halifax (Alan Burnett, 1970)

This is a scan of a negative of mine from 1970 featuring a Wool Merchant’s warehouse in Halifax. The building is on the corner of the delightfully named Mulcture Hall Road. I always think that the word Mulcture sounds like a West Yorkshire mixture of muck and culture, but in fact it referred to a toll that millers were entitled to back in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Holdsworth’s have long vacated the building which, some 30 years ago, was converted into a hotel which still bears the name “The Wool Merchant”.

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