Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.
The blast furnaces at the Acklam Ironworks in Middlesborough, photographed in 1924.
Have you ever seen Bernd and Hilla Becher’s photos of blast furnaces, Matt? Their favourite type of industrial installation to photograph, if I remember rightly, because every one is different. Some are visible here:
No I hadn’t: thanks Ben! Some great images there. This is a view from my youth: http://legacymedia.localworld.co.uk/275792/Article/images/13638692/3273263.png
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