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by Invernahaille
02 Dec 2015, 18:13
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Nice piece of Oxy Acetalene cutting there Stanley.
I thought the following would create a bit of interest.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-34984504
by Invernahaille
14 Nov 2015, 01:55
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

It dos'nt take the demo men long to dismantle an old mill does it?
by Invernahaille
10 Nov 2015, 18:45
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47461

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley,
I think what you say is an Understatement to say the least
by Invernahaille
09 Nov 2015, 23:40
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47461

Re: Marine Engineers

I understand the complication Ian. The point I was making is that it was not neccesary to stop the attendees parading. Like you say there are enough younger Merchant Navy pesonnnel to carry out the more technical monouvres.
by Invernahaille
09 Nov 2015, 16:13
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47461

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley, I am pretty annoyed at the report. They wer'nt prevented from marching at the cenotaph, they were prevented from parading at the festival of rememberence. Usually at the Albert Hall. Still shows poor form from the powers that be who are in charge of the British Legion. Over the coming days ...
by Invernahaille
08 Nov 2015, 14:58
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47461

Re: Marine Engineers

Rememberence Sunday 2015.

To those who go down to the sea in ships........

Here's to absent friends.....

A privilege to have served with you.......

God Bless them all
by Invernahaille
26 Oct 2015, 15:08
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Here a clip of Durban Mill stack felling today.


www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-34631424
by Invernahaille
25 Oct 2015, 12:06
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

That's great photo of Peter. With his Capstan Full Strength too. (Ronnie smoked Senior Service cigarettes, and had the same pose when he was working on stacks). Taken in the winter. I bet it was absolutely freezing on top of Ellenroad stack when the photo was taken. Typical Peter pose, Ronnie had th...
by Invernahaille
25 Oct 2015, 02:56
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley, I have been looking at your recent posts. The thing that strikes me is the casual manner the jacks pose for the photos. FDR once said that there is nothing to fear but fear itself. I personally have climbed more stacks than I care to remember, with the assistance of my stepfather Ronnie Bam...
by Invernahaille
21 Oct 2015, 23:49
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Tom,
So has the Isle of Man
by Invernahaille
19 Oct 2015, 23:49
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Duh,
Do you know Stanley, I am getting as blind as a bat.
by Invernahaille
18 Oct 2015, 22:49
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
Dee mill was not in Newhey/Milnrow. It was always in Shaw. I remember Ash mill, what I don't see on the map is Freds, (Dibnah), Briar, the stack he brought down brick by brick+
by Invernahaille
03 Oct 2015, 22:32
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Strange, On one of my visits back I noticed Coates, had purchased all the houses on Ellenroad Street, that must have cost them a small fortune. There used to be chicken pens and garages on the other side of the perimeter wall. They obviously preferred a more central position for building their facto...
by Invernahaille
02 Oct 2015, 12:29
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
I didn't know that when they demolished Ellenroad, they left the perimeter wall intact. Was this done for any particular reason, or just for security?
by Invernahaille
17 Sep 2015, 20:11
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Perhaps we should start another subject.......History Detectives
by Invernahaille
16 Sep 2015, 23:42
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
The painting shows the prefabs on Hawthorne Lane, and New-Hey county school. The prefabs were built as temporary housing just after WW II, Temporary, they where still inhabited until 1965, when they built brick bungalows to replace them.
by Invernahaille
08 Sep 2015, 19:14
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Here is a link to a very old painting of Ellenroad and Garfield Mills. Must be prior 1948 because the Bentgate Estate has not been built. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=16&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDEQFjAFOApqFQoTCLfW9sCS6McCFQmLDQodXz0Lcg&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen-gb.facebook.c...
by Invernahaille
04 Sep 2015, 13:35
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Its all about coefficients!
by Invernahaille
03 Sep 2015, 20:30
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

This Link show a good photo of boiler operation controls and gauges etc.
. http://www.ribblevalleyrail.co.uk/ELLEN ... 67%20X.jpg
by Invernahaille
03 Sep 2015, 12:30
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Tizer, To follow up on your question. Schoolboy science comes in to play. Water turns into steam at 212f/100c. If you have less volume of water it will turn to steam quicker. However, you need to keep up steam pressure and therefore need a good water supply to maintain that pressure. There is also t...
by Invernahaille
02 Sep 2015, 22:24
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Ellenroad and Garfield have had their moments in producing heavy black smoke. That was about 40 years ago, if I remember. Ronnie my father cleared the flues out on a few occasions.
by Invernahaille
01 Sep 2015, 15:03
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Good to see the sites picking up a little, Stanley.
by Invernahaille
10 Aug 2015, 23:31
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Such a shame. So sad. Well played Stanley. Where have all the guys gone?
by Invernahaille
12 Jul 2015, 19:54
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47461

Re: Marine Engineers

Eight Bells.
Time for cocktails!!
by Invernahaille
04 Jul 2015, 15:29
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190925

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
Isnt life strange? I have lived in the USA for nearly twenty years now. Last time I was at Ellenroad was around 1999.
Unbelievable that an engine in an obscure part of the world could pull so much interest internationaly.

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