There is something slightly fake about this Victorian photograph: the quality of the print is a little too good, the line between the foreground and the background is just a little too sharp. I have examined the print carefully, and as far as I can make out, it […]
This 1908 Birn Brothers postcard – which arrived in my collection from who knows where – asks a perfectly reasonable question, and I have to say that the answer is an unequivocal “no”. I did, however, dream the other night that they had turned my old school into […]
A walk around Sheffield, thirty years ago courtesy of a strip of negatives I scanned today. The River Don from Lady’s Bridge, with the old Exchange Brewery on the left hand side. Until 1961, the brewery was owned by Tennants, who then became part of the Whitbread empire. […]
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.
These days on the cruise ships, passengers assemble outside the restaurant doors like expectant gulls following a herring boat, waiting for the doors to be opened. Back in 1925 on our tour of the Northern capitals, things were much more stately: a smiling restaurant steward would bang a […]
This is one of my pictures from the 1960s of the old fishing harbour at Bridlington. The Sailor’s Bethel was a non-conformist church catering for the welfare and spiritual needs of fishermen and sailors. The building is still there, but is now known by the less picturesque name […]
Photographs taken at the gig by Threeway – Ben Crosland, Steve Lodder and Steve Waterman – at The Keys in Huddersfield. Thursday 15 March 2018