20 Images : 8. St Joseph The Worker, Sherburn.
The other day I was in the village of Sherburn-in-Elmet and I came across a church dedicated to St Joseph The Worker. I freely confess that I am not the most well-informed individual when it comes to the lives of the great saint, but this particular appellation was new to me. It was, however, quite fitting for the local area because, despite its rural sounding name, Sherburn-in-Elmet is quite a little hive of industrial activity. During the Second World War the Blackburn Aircraft Company made the famous Fairey Swordfish plane hereabouts, and today Optare manufacture buses and Sainsbury's distributes products from large factories and depots here. One company that is very active in Sherburn-in-Elmet is British Gypsum which manufacture the kind of plasterboard that would have been used by the plasterers in the photograph from yesterday.