Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Work


Halifax, back in the 1960s. I suspect the building in the foreground is the Albion Mills factory of John Mackintosh & Sons. My father used to work there. The building to the right of the photograph is the Riding Hall Carpets Mill. I used to work there. Between are a fine collection of gas works and cooling towers. All gone, now, of course. Replaced by discount stores and car parks. Few people work there.

9 comments:

  1. Many memories for you! Very nice.

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  2. An interesting historical photo but many questions about the changes that have taken place. Key point "No one works here anymore."

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  3. Oh goodness -- do i remember the gas works. Not the one in Halifax, but somewhere around north east London. It just reminds me of city life and the war. Not happy memories. That's why I love Yorkshire. Flamborough rescued me from all that.

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  4. Great photograph, Alan. Are those skylights in the foreground?

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  5. Great image, full of social history. Happy New Year Alan!

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  6. Happy New Year dear Alan!

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  7. A telling image and post. Well-done. Happy New Year, Alan.

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  8. I might be hopelessly disorientated, but aren't those tower blocks in the far distance - the ones that still stand near the middle of town?

    Last time I was there I discovered they'd built something big on the Broad St car park (I think it's called that). A shame, as I have fond memories of car boot sales being held there.

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  9. A belated slight correction: the building in the foreground was part of the John Mackintosh complex, but as I remember, it was part of "G" Mill, not Albion Mills.

    Happy New Year Ali.

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