Frames Of Reference

Halifax Town Hall framed in stone. Both the town hall and the half-demolished building on Winding Road (which was probably the works of Haigh, Allan & Co, Brass Founders and Finishers) must be of a similar vintage, but when I took this photograph in 1969, one was going, and one, thank goodness, was staying.

Roadworks On Salterhebble Hill

I have just added a new vintage postcard to my collection which shows "St Luke's Hospital and Salterhebble Hill, Halifax" The card was posted in May 1917, but I suspect that the photograph dates from at least a decade before that. St Luke's Hospital was the original name for what later became Halifax General Hospital, … Continue reading Roadworks On Salterhebble Hill

Moral Condiments

Another of my photos from 1969, and it shows the two cooling towers - Salt and Pepper - at Halifax Power Station next to North Bridge. Between them can be seen the hill rising to Claremount, with, I believe, St Thomas Street Methodist Church at the top. It is said that it cost more to … Continue reading Moral Condiments

Monochrome Lives In Sepia Spaces

This is a photograph of my grandmother, Harriet Ellen Burnett, outside her house in Arctic Parade, Great Horton, Bradford. I've added a touch of colour to the photo, because 100 years ago - about the time the photo was taken - people didn't lead monochrome lives or inhabit sepia spaces. My grandparents were living at … Continue reading Monochrome Lives In Sepia Spaces

A Bevy Of Beanlands

My mother, Gladys (left), her sister, Amy (right), and between them someone I can't be sure of. The chances are that it is another Beanland relative, and it might be Ada Beanland. I know I must have taken the photograph in 1969, so I need to check whether Cousin Ada was still with us at … Continue reading A Bevy Of Beanlands