Painted whilst Creffield was Gregory Fellow in Leeds, drawing a series of great industrial towns.
Halifax was famous for its production of carpets. Dean Clough, one of the largest textile factories in the world, at more than half a mile long, was in the north of the town and signs of industrial production would have filled the landscape.
This work was painted en plein air, Creffield explains: ''Standing on the edge of slag cliff. It was a huge canvas to paint insitu.''