STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 26 Mar 2016, 06:09

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Coral Mill at Newhey in 1989 with a full scaffolding. I can't remember if this was demolition or not. Anyone know?
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 28 Mar 2016, 06:40

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Bolton townscape in 1979.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 29 Mar 2016, 03:55

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Click to enlarge. Could this be the furthest South stack on the mainland? Cape Cornwall at Penzance.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Spinningweb » 03 Apr 2016, 09:09

Repairs to the chimney at Tulketh Mill, Preston, 1966.

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 04 Apr 2016, 03:38

Are there any chimney repairs at all going on now or is the trade dead.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Spinningweb » 04 Apr 2016, 21:27

The trade isn't dead as I know, every summer at the Ena Mill, Atherton, as shown on the web photo, they have an annual chimney inspection, the mill is listed, and the stack stands within the car park, so I guess its vital nothing falls.

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Steeplejerk » 08 Apr 2016, 19:49

The guy laddering Ena mill chimney last year was me,quick inspection and took the tree out,now ive retired from steeplejacking and hope i never see another chimney :surprised:
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Invernahaille » 08 Apr 2016, 21:12

Tom,
Have you seriously laddered your last stack? How many years have you been steeplejacking?

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 09 Apr 2016, 02:56

Nice one Tom, I'm glad. You've done your share and it's a young lads job. Good luck in whatever you do next.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Bodger » 10 Apr 2016, 15:59

Tom, how about some flag pole maintenance?

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Bodger » 10 Apr 2016, 16:00

Guinnnisness, i forgot the link
https://mortenson.wistia.com/medias/tejnwpitig

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 11 Apr 2016, 04:37

LINK

The link didn't work Bodge so I reposted it. It is OK now.....
Then I tried the original link again and it worked...... Ah well!
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Spinningweb » 20 Apr 2016, 15:40

Unknown chimney work at Preston.

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 23 Apr 2016, 06:00

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The detached chimney at Facit Mill. One of Robert Aram's "Lonely sentinels of the industrial revolution".
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Spinningweb » 13 May 2016, 22:41

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In 1878 at Hesketh Bank, ‘the Ainsdale and Skelmersdale Brick Company’ was formed, being a rather strange name as neither Ainsdale nor Skelmersdale are particularly local to the area.
The location of the brickworks was close to transport links for despatching bricks to a wide area and for bringing in coal.
The process of brick making changed little over the years and essentially comprised firing the kilns to bake the bricks. This was done using slack coal fed down tubes from a floor on the top of the kiln.
The drying sheds were low roofed and covered a large area. They were heated by the waste heat from the kilns which passed through flues under the drying shed floor on the way to the chimney.
The brickworks changed hands in its early life to the ownership of 21-year-old Henry Alty and remained so for over 100 years.
Henry Alty managed to make the works into one of the largest and most successful ones in the area, which in time a second kiln was built.
Demand for common bricks began to fall drastically at the end of the 1960s as builders were using concrete blocks instead, and brick making at Hesketh Bank finished in 1970.
The Alty site still contains substantial remains of the former brick making. A tall pug mill building still stands as does the last of the kilns and its associated chimney. These represent the most intact features from all of the nine or so brickworks sites which were to be found in the area
The business today supplies building materials and horticultural supplies to the trade, and the public.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 14 May 2016, 03:57

Thanks for that John. Even a small town like Barlick had a brickworks in the late 19th century, clay pits and kilns were common. Then there were the kilns specialising in 'sanitary ware', high fired sewer and drainage pipes, lavatory pedestals, Urinals and chimney pots. They all had one thing in common, chimneys and often multiple stacks. With the advent of concrete bricks and breeze blocks which were cheaper to produce almost all of them were demolished. Off the top of my head I can't remember a single one still working.

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 15 May 2016, 06:06

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John sent this pic of the stack at Alty's Brickworks at Hesketh Bank. He wants to know what you lot think about the crack......
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 20 May 2016, 04:41

No comments?
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Tizer » 20 May 2016, 09:07

Something different...
`MP launches petition to repair Wellington Monument'
"An MP's petition to raise awareness of a deteriorating Somerset monument is being supported by the National Trust. MP Rebecca Pow urged people to support a move to restore the Wellington Monument, saying it could have an impact on the government. The world's tallest three-sided obelisk, standing at 75ft, was built as a tribute to the Duke of Wellington. It was recently fenced off due to falling stone debris posing a risk to the public. The National Trust said it was looking at several repair options."
More, plus pics here: BBC

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by chinatyke » 20 May 2016, 23:47

Stanley wrote:
John sent this pic of the stack at Alty's Brickworks at Hesketh Bank. He wants to know what you lot think about the crack......
Stanley wrote: No comments?
Cracking photo. :smile:

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 21 May 2016, 03:08

:grin: :grin:
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Invernahaille » 24 May 2016, 18:40

Re The above chimney with the superfluous crack.

I think a bit of red mastic and a few rubber bands should do the trick!!!
Perhaps Robert Aram might be interested in adopting it.

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 25 May 2016, 02:44

Robert is sitting on what he already has Robert. Don't mention mastic to a proper steeplejack!
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 27 May 2016, 04:16

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Not sure if I ever posted this. I tripped over it in the archive this morning. Click to enlarge.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 06 Sep 2016, 05:14

In the absence of posts on SC I have been watching arborists working on dangerous trees in tight locations on Youtube. They have much in common with steeplejacks and their rope access techniques are amazing and at times quite scary! Well worth looking for them.
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