It is not often that you find yourself with a picture of a crime in progress, but this particular scan from my old negatives must be one such case. It shows Commercial Street in Halifax in the midst of redevelopment. I certainly do not take the view that all modern buildings in the town are concrete monstrosities, nor that all the old buildings are stone works of art, but this particular transformation can surely have few supporters. My photograph dates from the mid 1960s, the modern image is a Google StreetView grab.
Monthly Archives: July 2020
The Cleethorpes Ferris Wheel is hardly a “big wheel” and it seems to balance precariously on the sands rather than dominate the seafront. It is, however, a wheel of fortune, that has watched the changing fortunes of this Humberside town over many decades.