Blackley : Smoke And Chapel

This is a photograph of mine from the early 1970s. For a long time I wasn’t sure where it was and I was going to categorise it as yet another of those “somewhere in West Yorkshire” shots. And then I recognised it : that is Blackley Baptist Church and the chimney is that of Wilkinson’s Brickworks. The brickworks and the chimney are long gone, but the Baptist Church still remains and those stone gravestones still form silhouettes against the skyline.