A Historic Corner Ditherington Flax Mill, Shrewsbury Where iron-framed factory construction was pioneered. Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Corners Share this:PrintTumblrPinterestMoreFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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A great entry for this week. Thanks Tish for playing along 😀
My pleasure, Cee.
Dithering ton is a fantastic name.
Now you’ve made me wonder (after rather a lot of years of not wondering) how it acquired it. Hm.
It’s an intriguing question.
I am intrigued too – you know you are going to have to research for us!
A quick trawl says ‘origins obscure’, but someone breaking down place names says ‘ton’ is Saxon for farmstead or settlement. The ‘ing’ usually is ‘of’ a person or family. So clearly it’s the homestead of a chap called ‘Dither’ 🙂 🙂
Brilliant 🙂 what a great sleuth you are
🙂 your appreciation appreciated, Becky 🙂
Works just right in B&W.
Thank you, Janet. I was rather surprised how well it worked. It was a very dull day when I took the photo.
Congratulations! I have selected your post to be featured on CBWC.
I sure hope you have a terrific weekend.
That’s very lovely of you, Cee. Many thanks. Happy weekend to you too.
You are welcome Tish 😀
Sometimes you get your best light on dull days. No burned out patches or black areas where you don’t want them. Actually, I prefer shady days to sunny ones for photography. Not necessarily for fun, but for pictures.
I agree less sunlight can be good. But then there are those days which I call nuclear winter days when there is ‘an absence of light’ even in daylight hours. It’s hard to get a decent photo then, I feel, though it was that kind of day when I took the photo. I think certain substances radiate their own kind of light.
Interesting materials on the building, Tish. Iron framed? It looks kind of like tin roof material on the side.
This photo is of a later building on the site, i.e. adjoining the original flax mill. You need to follow the link to see the history of flax mill and the origins of cast iron framed buildings, which of course made sky scrapers feasible.
I will go back and do that in the next couple of weeks. I’ve got a busy week coming up, but I should b back on target by the next week. Thanks for sharing that Tish. I love your work. 🙂
what an evocative shot, I love our industrial heritage
I’m rather keen on it too. And as you well know, there’s quite a lot of it around in my corner of Shropshire.