Monday, March 15, 2021

Britannia Over Elland

 


For over a century, Britannia has sat on top of the old bank building and the end of Elland Bridge, flanked by columns of Aberdeen granite, two pubs, and a host of mill chimneys. Whether she was looking at the old gas works, watching the traffic of the new by-pass or scanning Elland Woods - is that a meandering bear I see? - remains a mystery. Pubs, chimneys, gas works - and even bears - come and go, but Britannia remains, resolute in stone, ruling the occasional waves that appear in the Calder And Hebble Canal.

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