Sunday, August 18, 2013

Picture Post 1123 : Thornhill Briggs WMC


I was having some problems with my camera on Friday, and believing that I had fixed it (note to self : take off the bloody lens hood) I took a few test shots. At the time I was down in Brighouse and close to the area called Thornhill Briggs. One of the shots was of Thornhill Briggs Working Men's Club which was taken for no other reason than to test whether the shutter was working properly. Experience from the photographs I took forty or so years ago suggests that it is such throw-away shots that are the most fascinating to look back on a few decades later. They provide a record of reality, a picture of normality.

6 comments:


  1. Is that an old Webster's Brewery free-trade sign I see before me on the side elevation? Can't quite make it out, but if it is, it must be very old.

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  2. And for we old fools who love old buildings, it's a keeper. I appreciate that in spite of the grade you kept the picture "on the level" visually. I find that hard to do, and wind up with more throw aways than keepers.

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  3. I'd say a lovely shot, and what is a Hair Room?

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  4. As you show in many of your posts we see details years later that we missed the first time. WMC? Working mens' club? We never had those here.

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  5. The facade is redolent of old Co-operative buildings - good, solid buildings at the heart of a community.

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  6. IT is a nice old building and a good clear shot.

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