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Sepia Saturday post!Yesterday I was busy uploading some more photos to the facebook page OLD PHOTOS OF HALIFAX.
Mostly , they are scans of slides taken by the late Harold Illingworth.He was a gent who lived next door to my Mum when she lived on Clover Hill,Halifax in the 1980s..
In the 1970's Halifax had a large rebuilding programme.Harold made a point of wandering the town & capturing buildings before the bulldozers arrived.
By chance, he took many photos of a part of the town i knew as a child.
For example.Here is Elsie Whitley's Mill.This is the route i walked as a toddler to Infant School.
I went through a phase where every morning I played a game of not walking on the cracks in the pavement for fear "The Devil Would Get Me".
Over the years I have a recurring dream where I still travel on these roads.You know how in dreams places are both familiar yet changed?This is very much a template for them.
Ironically, This mill wasnt knocked down.It still stands.I'm never sure why he took this one.Maybe someone changed their mind?
[p.s. after writing above, I looked up on the Internet what goes on inside The Old Mill now.Irony! It's currently (among other things) the HQ of The Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board! Devils Take Note!]
p.p.s. while on the subject of my birthplace of Halifax.I read this bizarre +macabre story in the local paper 2 days ago.Weird but true!