Preston in the Picture: Horockses Fashion

Posted on - 2nd September, 2012 - 9:11am | Author - | Posted in - Photos



It’s bigger, it’s better and it’s brighter. The recently refurbished and now open ‘Discover Preston’ exhibition at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery tells the many fascinating stories from the City’s long history.

This week’s photograph focuses on one aspect of Preston’s industrial heritage – the cotton mills which are depicted in the exhibit pictured here. In the 19th century, cotton was the biggest employer and Horrockses sold their cotton goods all over the World.

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This photograph was taken from a low viewpoint and is cropped to focus attention on the mill buildings with the advert filling the background. I think there is probably more I could have done with this picture – it might have been nice to light the inside of the models for example but I’m not sure what reaction I would have got from the Museum staff if I’d started placing lights in their exhibits!

The Discover Preston exhibition also includes a look at Preston Guild through the ages so it’s well worth a visit during this Guild year.

Photo: Fuji x100 f4 ISO200 1/13sec


Paul Melling [paulmellingphotography]

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