And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?
– William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827), Milton: A Poem in Two Books, 1804 – 1810
I’m in the process of moving back up north, specifically to Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, a town very much rooted in the woollen mills of the Industrial Revolution. Plenty of people will tell you that It’s Grim Up North, but the inhabitants are far friendlier than elsewhere in England, and the scenery (natural and manmade) is stunning.