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The Test Of Time

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 […]

A Dream And A Half

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 […]

The Power Of Elland

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.