At the feet of giants
In a corner field under a simpson sky not far away a pylon awaits its demise, as the land it stands upon is advertised as ‘for sale’ upon wooden roadside signs for housing opportunities.
Or at least I think that is what it is… But it is yellow and it glows and it fills the space and it runs right up to the southern perimeter of the Creyke Beck electricity substation. Now and again bright red poppies pop-up to pierce the yellow sea.
The Scale Lane to Tower Street (57 metre span, 1000 tonne) footbridge is a swingbridge and people can sit and stand on it whilst it swings and there is a cafe for tea and coffee and buns except there isn’t because no business has moved in there yet, but it should be good once one does.
Dead Bod Jetty got it’s name from some graffiti painted on it by Captain Len [Pongo] Rood and Chief Engineer Gordon Mason back in the 1960s. The jetty is soon (2015?) to be demolished as the adjacent Alexandra dock becomes the home of a large wind-farm factory.
Well it will be soon with luck, the school holidays and rebuilding an old website have taken up most of my time but hopefully I am now I a position to manage my moments better. The website “rebuild” is for filabrazillia.net it isn’t quite ready as I type but hopefully it’ll be up and running within a week.
Last night an old friend and I watched the film ‘A Taste Of Honey‘ starring Rita Tushingham, we had coffee and mints. The new neighbours dog was wearing a bandanna and my friend Mr Simpson had been busy in his garden all day long, I can’t remember if he had a chocolate mint or not but he did drink beer from a cold bottle. Mr Simpson and I were both born in 1961 which was the year in which A Taste Of Honey was released. You can download music by Fila Brazillia from Bandcamp.
Grrrr, Apologies but I am currently unable to upload any ‘digital-files’ for people to purchase (download). Exaggeratingly I must have had 50 attempts today at uploading the files, but each time, just when I think excitedly to myself “Yes this is the one” I get yet another stupid WordPress failure error message. Pffft is all I can say, well pffft and grrrr to be exact..
I’ve always been fascinated by the façade to this decrepit building, the murky curtains, the thin wonky doorway and its up-the-steps-door. And the gentle slope, I’ve always liked the gentle slope.
Derelict hydraulic tower and pump house (c1870) St Andrew’s Dock, Hull. English Heritage Building ID: 387497. Grade II, listed January 21, 1994. Opened in 1883 St. Andrew’s Dock was originally to be used for coal handling but was used entirely for Hull’s fishing industry. The dock closed in 1975 and has laid derelict ever since, plans for it’s redevelopment rise and fall as fire and time slowly engulf it’s broken remains.
Casting the fabulous shadow is the also derelict Lord Line building.