Friday, November 08, 2019

The Shaw Syke Redemption

The final two negatives from a 35mm strip shot almost forty years ago show what was left then - and I suspect what still exists now - of the very first Halifax Station. Built  at Shaw Syke in 1844 as the terminus for a branch of the Manchester and Leeds Railway, it survived less than ten years before being replaced by the new station a few hundred yards to the north east.


  1. A lonely looking place, knowing the commerce has move away to the northeast.

  2. The black and white film grain with the frosting of snow makes very striking textures. It brought to mind the carol "In the Bleak Midwinter".


Fire In Halifax

  I can't be certain, but it must have been around 1967. I had been to the Central Library - which, at the time, was perversely located ...