Folly Dolly Falls
Folly Dolly Falls is a picturesque waterfall near to the town of Meltham. The falls are formed by a small stream, formerly known as Gylloproyd Dike, dropping over a natural fault line where sandstone meets softer shale. The falls were no more than a trickle when I visited, this is partly due to the low level in the reservoir. Still, well worth a visit to know the location for when we have some substantial rainfall.
Allen Brickworks was a Glazed brick manufacturers established by Henry Victor Allen when he took over the Halifax Glazed Brick Works in the Walterclough valley. He converted the works to manufacture refractory bricks. Their Selfrac refractory bricks were world famous. The bricks were carried by narrow-gauge railway up the valley to the sidings at Hipperholme station. In recent years it was a plastic manufacturer, but a series of suspicious fires and the bankruptcy of the site owner have meant the site is derelict now.
The Brickworks site is a sprawling urban wasteland, and just seems to keep going. The site is tucked away within the woods, at the end of a secluded track. The sheer amazement that a site this size is just left to turn to ruins, recently it has become a canvas for local artists.