“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” Winston S. Churchill
Month: April 2023
Martin’s Bank And Ford Anglias
Photographs of streets always provide a fascinating insight into the past. The backdrop - the shape of the buildings and the layout of the streets - may last for centuries, but the decorations - the shop names and signs, the parked cars, the people - change all the time. This was Brighouse over half a … Continue reading Martin’s Bank And Ford Anglias
Echoes Of The Past
Echoes of a past when there was no news on the web, but the occasional spider's web strung from the dark corners of the news stand, and when click-bait was the sound of a pair of heels on a stone pavement.
In The People’s Park
Another of the "Sketches of Halifax" from the 1882 article in the Illustrated London News. "In The People's Park: The People's Park, given to the town by the late Sir Francis Crossley ... was laid out with much taste and skill by Sir Joseph Paxton; and its terrace, shown in one of our Sketches, likewise … Continue reading In The People’s Park
Rock Of Ages
From what little I can remember, I think I had a good time there last night. It was great to catch up with friends I hadn't seen for ages, and to get the opportunity to celebrate Jack's move down the hill.
Mills And Movement
Crouching in the shadow of a shadow; stone walls set under a stone sky; mills and movement.
Sometime, you can be going about your day's business, walking the dog or buying a bag of pork pies, and suddenly you have to stop in your tracks, look around and say "what a magnificent place I am lucky enough to live in!"
A View Over Halifax, 1882
In August 1882, The Yorkshire Agricultural Society held its annual show at Saville Park, Halifax. The event drew considerable publicity, not just from other parts of the County, but from wider afield as well. The Illustrated London News - if you are not familiar with the publication, think of it as a bit like The … Continue reading A View Over Halifax, 1882
DAYS : Twigs, Windows And Koi Carp
PROMISE OF TREES TO COME Scanned twig (Please note, no trees were hurt in the making of this photograph) BACK STREET, SOHO, 1975 I remember being fascinated by the windows and their arrangement. It's as though they set out to create the very opposite of those grand Georgian buildings with their symmetrical windows - and … Continue reading DAYS : Twigs, Windows And Koi Carp