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Filename: DP039617.jpg

Size: 4810 x 3780 (12.9MB)

Date: 1st May 2007

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Staff Photographer

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Wood blocks DP039617

View of discarded wooden blocks, probably used on the floor of the old Swindon Railway Works

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Abstract Detail Timber Wooden


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print by Peter Williams showcases the intriguing world of discarded wooden blocks, possibly once used on the floor of the historic Swindon Railway Works. The image invites us to delve into a forgotten era, where craftsmanship and industry converged in a mesmerizing display. The composition captures an abstract perspective of timber, revealing intricate details that tell stories of countless footsteps and years gone by. Each weathered block carries its own unique character, bearing witness to the passage of time and serving as a testament to human ingenuity. As we gaze upon this photograph, our imagination takes flight, envisioning bustling railway workshops filled with skilled workers who meticulously laid these very blocks. We can almost hear echoes of their labor echoing through time. Williams' keen eye for detail allows us to appreciate both the beauty and functionality inherent in these humble wooden artifacts. The interplay between light and shadow adds depth and texture to the composition, further enhancing our connection with this relic from England's industrial past. Through this evocative image, Historic England reminds us not only of our rich heritage but also prompts reflection on how progress shapes our society today. It serves as a poignant reminder that even seemingly insignificant objects can hold great historical significance when viewed through an artist's lens.

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