Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fire In Halifax #2


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 crowds that fascinated me then, and still do: fifty years down the line. The bee-hive hair styles, the bow-legged man, the housewives with babies and children who go out to watch the goings-on: Halifax folk in a world gone by.

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  1. The fashions are fun to see after all these years. Love the fire hose 's' bend leading into the photo.

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  2. Everybody loves to watch the firemen at work. The photo is really a classic to show of times gone by. Having a fire hydrant on my property makes me glad as I will be close to the water if I need it.

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