Monthly Archives: April 2019

Cobbles And Clotheslines

SCANNED NEGATIVES : COBBLES AND CLOTHESLINES

Another of my photographs from fifty years ago. This was one of the many streets that climbed the hill to Claremount, Halifax. Streets of cobbles and clotheslines.

Many of the tightly packed streets that climbed up New Bank were swept away when Burdock Way carved its way through Halifax. The houses had no gardens – a back yard was the most you could hope for. When it came to drying the washing, lines were spread across the streets. Few vehicles attempted such gradients – those that did, had to dodge the clotheslines.