Walking the Canal after the Calder Valley Floods
Last December, a string of villages just a stone’s throw from my home town of Halifax were flooded. Villages whose impossible-sounding names you may never have heard of – Luddenden Foot and Mytholmroyd among them – were battered by flood waters of up to 6ft.
Four months on, and while you know strife remains behind many of the doors, outwardly things seem pretty much back to normal.
Calder Valley is beautiful. All the more so because it is a working, often unkempt, beauty where renewal lags into decay.
I hope I’ve captured some of that beauty in these images taken on the canal route from Sowerby Bridge to Mytholmroyd.