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by Spinningweb
08 Feb 2021, 11:59
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

My Littlewoods copies have no dateline on the images. I can see Stanley why you advised Littlewoods to use the picture on page 17 as part of the presentation images as its very dramatic looking at the building buckling inwards because as your report stated at the time as you said the building might ...
by Spinningweb
07 Feb 2021, 11:15
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Stanley. Did you have a stand-by camera when recording the demolition of the Dee Mill engine and house ? as in those times you'll have used a film camera, and was there a set plan as to how many images would be taken for the report.
by Spinningweb
02 Feb 2021, 13:07
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

You might know Stanley if at the time of demolition the River Beal flowed near the Dee Mill engine room as I think it was diverted around the Littlewoods Site prior to the large sorting being built.
by Spinningweb
01 Feb 2021, 14:17
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

In 1997 after the Dee Mill engine house was long gone, work had started on the site of the former scheduled monument erecting a large warehouse as a sorting centre for Littlewoods. This large binder shows from the very start of construction on what would be one of the largest warehouse complex's in ...
by Spinningweb
01 Feb 2021, 09:23
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

The company donated everything Stanley, but the binder included the background notes, and recommendations, and the introduction to the report. You did a great job with the presentation by the way. The Very Group also donated several photo framed pictures from the 1960's when the company traded as th...
by Spinningweb
29 Jan 2021, 16:09
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

This 50-page folio with 98 photographs is the work of Stanley Graham, he was assigned by Littlewoods Home Shopping Group to do a record of the demolition of the Dee Mill engine house, and the vandalised Scott Hodgson engine, my copy was donated to me by The Very Group whose companies were Shop Direc...
by Spinningweb
17 Oct 2020, 20:17
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1470
Views: 214928

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... zKbxZNiUWI

Sadly steeplejack Ben Lancaster has passed away.
by Spinningweb
13 Sep 2020, 20:43
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1470
Views: 214928

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

From the news report it seems Cyril Bernstein wanted rid of another of their chimney's in Middleton as their Albany Mill was demolished in 1976, eventually in 1977 the chimney was in course of demolition.
by Spinningweb
11 Sep 2020, 20:40
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1470
Views: 214928

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Reported in Jan 1976 for sale at £5.00.
by Spinningweb
10 Sep 2020, 14:40
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1470
Views: 214928

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Good afternoon Stanley.

It might have been a rumour that Fred Dibnah was one of the steeplejacks who turned down the offer of taking down the Schwabes stack ?
by Spinningweb
09 Sep 2020, 19:26
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1470
Views: 214928

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Schwabes Chimney, Manchester Old Road, Rhodes, nicknamed the Colossus of Rhodes during the final moments of demolition in 1982, I think this was bought for £5.00 by local steeplejack Ben Lancaster. bricks were lowered in buckets as the structure was close to the main road.
by Spinningweb
06 Sep 2020, 15:49
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

A new photograph I have of a Lancashire boiler possibly 30ft in length being transported by Pickford's haulage. no date unfortunately. The business is believed to have been founded in the 17th century, making it one of the UK's oldest functioning companies.
by Spinningweb
28 May 2020, 23:17
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Coal to Oil conversion at A. V. Roe, Chadderton, Oldham, 1947.
by Spinningweb
28 Oct 2019, 16:05
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1470
Views: 214928

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Today 28-10-2019. in the news Stanley was a man trapped at the top of the Shadden Mill chimney, Carlisle, built in 1836, and once the eighth tallest chimney in the world.
by Spinningweb
05 Jul 2019, 07:20
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

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by Spinningweb
04 Jul 2019, 23:14
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

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A nice find I bought from the internet, and not made of brass. Daniel Adamson & Co. Ltd, Dukinfield.
by Spinningweb
02 Mar 2019, 12:12
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1470
Views: 214928

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

When looking through Roger Holden's book titled Stott and Sons I noticed either an inaccuracy by himself or from one of my Frank Wightman drawings of the Baytree - Laurel Mills at Middleton, the book mentions the Broadstone Mills at Stockport having eight boilers similar to the Baytree - Laurel Mill...
by Spinningweb
26 Jan 2019, 10:26
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Stanley, How often were the engine bed bolts checked for tightness at Bancroft ?
by Spinningweb
05 Nov 2018, 22:50
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Stanley,

When possible would you please write again about the safety systems incorporated in the engine rooms, for example the Tate device.

Thanks.
by Spinningweb
01 Nov 2018, 23:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5335
Views: 267789

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Stanley,

Nice to hear your back in your own surroundings, and take it easy.
by Spinningweb
01 Nov 2018, 11:41
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Waterwheel at Ashton New Warehouse Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0QA The three-storey Ashton New Warehouse stands on the wharf on the southern side of Portland Place. The original building was destroyed by fire and the present building was built as a replica of the or...
by Spinningweb
27 Sep 2018, 10:12
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

On the John & Edward Wood horizontal cross compound engine at the Brooklands Mill, (Mather Lane Mill No. 3) Leigh, Greater Manchester, to warn the engineer of a fraying rope, a metal rod spanning the flywheel had two bells on either end, which ever frayed rope lashed the rod would operate the bells....
by Spinningweb
26 Aug 2018, 14:57
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Regarding my photo the worm screw pipe did feed the boiler from its own bunker and was still embedded in the remaining coal. Coal delivered was tipped on the boiler house floor, and had to be shovelled into the bunker.
by Spinningweb
25 Aug 2018, 22:01
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

This is a similar worm screw type feed with an electric motor
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by Spinningweb
19 Aug 2018, 11:10
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2566
Views: 215078

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

I’ve seen several of these emergency stop buttons during mill demolitions, this one was pictured at the Bamber Bridge Spinning Mill at Preston in 2013, manufactured by James Tate & Co, Bradford. During my photo shoot I must have walked around this mill many times before I spotted this, including ano...

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