The smell of the hops reminded me of school dinner carrots. Whilst I still think the smell of hops is not nice, I'd love to see the breweries still in production. I really don't like the way that our towns and city's have lost their identities and individuality. The breweries in Sheffield have mostly been replaced by apartments - that all look the same. On the way home from swimming, we passed the big bakery in Hillsborough (I think its owned by Northern foods now, but it is under constant threat of closure). They were obviously baking hot cross buns. Hillsborough, Sheffield - not only home to "The Owls", but it smells like heaven!!
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Not the best photo in the world, but it wasn't the view I needed to capture this time, it was the smell. After work, we all went swimming. The Swimming pool is right next to "Bassetts" sweety factory. They were obviously making Liquorice Allsorts because the air was heavy with the aroma of Liquorice. I loved it, the hubby loved it, the kids hated it. But what I really love about Bassetts is that its always been here, and its still here - making sweets when every other manufacturing plant seems to have been moved abroad. When I was little, I hated catching the bus back from Sheffield on the "Wicker" because of the smell of all the breweries.