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I took this a week ago, and would have posted it sooner, but as I was working on it my news reader informed me that Jon (groundglass) had posted a new entry, and the colour scheme – particularly the shade of red – was so similar to this one that I thought I’d leave it for a few days.

As for this image: Holt Hosiery is just around the corner from where I work, but I don’t know anything about it so looked it up on Google. I didn’t find much, but did come across a part of Alice Urmston’s life history which indicates that the factory was well established by the 1930s. I doubt the sign in this picture is 70+ years old, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the door was – it was in rather a sorry state.

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comment by nantel at 01:38 AM (GMT) on 29 March, 2004

I'm alway impressed how you take the environment around you and diplay it in such a vibrant way. If it wasn't for my "strategic reserve" I don't know how I would keep up with this photo-a-day thing.

comment by djn1 at 07:15 AM (GMT) on 29 March, 2004

nantel: thanks. When I started with the photo-a-day thing I didn't think I'd be able to sustain it, and for the first few weeks I found it very difficult, not least because I made the decision to exclude any images I have in my archive. But as the week's have gone by it's got easier, mostly I think because the process disciplines you to look at the world in a different way.

comment by myla at 05:27 AM (GMT) on 30 March, 2004

Oh D, this is AWESOME. I don't know what it is about this image that really is so striking. I think this is one of my all-time favorites. :)

comment by Muk at 11:51 PM (GMT) on 30 March, 2004

I just love these bright colors.

comment by Graham at 08:37 PM (GMT) on 22 August, 2006

Hello David

What a small world. I work at this company as the it Manager. We are manufacturers of thermal underwear for the Damart group of companies. The factory reflects the sorry state of this picture, however the staff are fantastic and it's like an extended family atmosphere. I love your B&W separations and keen abstract eye.