Maintenance of the Britannia Wharf Mill Tower in West Yorkshire 2017 ©

April 14, 2017
I remember speaking to some steel erectors who spoke with some passion about the days of no such thing as Health and Safety in the workplace and scaffolding, in many of the structures in Yorkshire.
 
Sometimes we forget about some of the structures we see around us that were built over 100 years ago and still standing.  
 
By men and women who were probably not good at reading and writing, they were hard grafters or hard working people for a  day's pay without some of the luxuries we see today in building equivalent projects around the world.
 
With mechanical assistance, scaffolding with a book full of health and safety rules and laws to guide them through the most complex of projects even a simple hard hat and gloves, many of the men and women did not have.
 
And yet they were able to build complicated structures that have remained standing for many hundred of years.
 
I for one have to respect these hard working men and women for their legacies they have left behind.
Walter JamesWalter JamesWalter James Photography

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