Tenterfield, Pig Hill Wood, near Huddersfield

Made:
1987
maker:
Ian Beesley

Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

Gelatine silver print entitled 'Tenterfield, Pig Hill Wood, near Huddersfield' by Ian Beesley. Prodiced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'. 1985-1987'.

For many centuries woven cloth was dried in the open air by means of stretching it on tenter seam or tenter hooks (hence the phrase 'to be on tenterhooks'). Here are possibly the last surviving hooks fixed to the weaver's cottage and stretched to these tenter posts at the end of each cottage garden (three in all).

[Table 14: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5061/17
type:
silver gelatin print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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