Fifty years ago I took a series of photographs of a fire in Halifax. It was just a relatively small fire in one of the mills; none of the photographs actually show the fire itself. It was the fire engines, the hose pipes and, in particular, the watching […]
This is a new scan of a negative I must have taken fifty or more years ago. It was taken from the churchyard of St Thomas’ Church, Claremount, and shows the bottom part of Halifax back in the days when the buildings were still soot-black and the chimneys […]
I reach into an old box of 35mm colour slides and pull out three random slides for scanning, all of which date from the 1960s. The first was taken in the Autumn of 1968 and shows my bedroom at Fircroft College in Birmingham complete with Cuban posters and […]
Another scan from my archive of negatives taken in the Halifax area in the 1960s and 1970s. This one shows Elland Power Station dominating the lower Calder Valley and the new Elland Bypass. Elland Bridge can be seen in the foreground.
This is a rescan of a negative from 35 years ago, taken at the Yorkshire Miner’s Gala. Pit bands from all over the North were there, and as they chatted with other bandsmen, instruments in hand, the lot of the trumpet player was far preferable to that of […]