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.


2 comments:

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

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  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".

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