This is a photograph showing the lower part of Halifax, which I must have taken in the 1960s. There is a mist – or perhaps a fog – clinging to the town and making it sufficiently difficult to pinpoint actual buildings, there is an element of challenge about it. What can be clearly seen are the areas of cleared land, getting ready to make way for the new Halifax of the late twentieth century. I used to walk down those crowded streets – down Winding Road and under the railway arches – to meet my Dad from work. The area seemed to be so large, but when stripped of its building and its history, it was little more than a patch of land.