The puzzling thing about the Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) is that it is native of Chile where there are no monkeys at all.
Residential Care Home, Halifax (April 2019)
I’m not sure of the name of this machine, but generations of mill workers in my family will have known it well. To them it signified toil inside a dark mill; to me it is a shape against the light. I have lost the thread.
Bottles, jars and jugs piled high against a window in Salt’s Mill, Saltaire. A stained glass window of infinite variability.
The back of the old Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Elland, taken from Morrison’s car park: all empty pews and shopping trolleys. The chapel is a wonderful building, with bits grafted onto the main building like afterthoughts.
The weather forecast for today is sunny intervals, with heavy rain showers and great thick Yorkshire stone kerbs
My old 35mm negatives are cut into strips of five or six. This week I am focussing on a strip of five negatives from the mid 1960s – at a guess 1966. All five photographs were taken in Brighouse – the majority of them within Brighouse Street Market. The styles of the coats, the size of the bags and the […]
This is a scan of a negative of mine from 1970 featuring a Wool Merchant’s warehouse in Halifax. The building is on the corner of the delightfully named Mulcture Hall Road. I always think that the word Mulcture sounds like a West Yorkshire mixture of muck and culture, but in fact it referred to a toll that millers were entitled […]
Whenever I get a new camera – in this case a new Smartphone – I can’t resist taking a few photographs just to see what it is like in various circumstances. The subject matter of such shots is entirely inconsequential – it is whatever happens to be there in front of me at the time. Last night, Bradford Road in […]