In memory of Yorkshire Brewery: a pictorial retrospective
It is my blog’s 5th birthday today! To celebrate, I am posting a tribute to the subject of my very first blog post: Yorkshire Brewery.
I first visited Yorkshire in 2007 when a photographer friend wanted to find a way up to the top. We were peering through the fence when the caretaker came up behind us and asked if we were photographers and if we wanted to have a look around the grounds. We didn’t go in the buildings that day, but I returned a few months later and from there on Yorkshire pretty much became my second home.
I’d go early in the morning to watch the sunrise and the hot air balloons float across the sky whilst doing a bit of writing. I’d go late at night when I couldn’t sleep. I’d scramble up to the top on my way to work just to have a half hour of peace and quiet to myself. I’d have a few ciders with friends on the silos watching the sun go down.
Being up high afforded me not only a great view, but a solitude and silence unachievable on the ground.
Last year the silos were demolished in preparation for redevelopment of the site into apartments. Redevelopment is inevitable, but it was sad days for me to see my second home go.
Who remembers inching your way around the very edge of the uppermost room where the floor was made of rotted wood barely holding together, hoping you didn’t plunge through to your death several stories below, so you could get up onto the outside ledge at the top of the tower?
Feel free to share your stories in the comments section.
The following photos were taken 2007-2012.
x Kitten of Doom