This is my hometown Widnes, a small industrial town that sits on the banks of the river Mersey. It was built on the chemical industry with the old ICI being the company that fed the town. Much of this industry is gone but some remnants of its past remain.
Most that live here accept it for what it is, a real mix of an urban sprawl, good and bad areas, most though don't look beyond the scars of the past and realise what we have.
There is beauty to be found everywhere, the steam rising from Fiddlers Ferry power station would be considered a blot on the landscape but taken with a long exposure during sunrise it has a whole new perspective.