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Post by Stanley » 13 Jul 2012, 05:00

Every town and village has forgotten nooks and corners that slowly fade into obscurity and eventually get destroyed or altered fundamentally by the march of progress. When this happens there is a frantic search for images and information but it is usually too late. It might be a good idea to post images and descriptions of any examples we know so that there is some evidence for researchers. Don't limit it to Barlick, any examples gratefully received and archived.

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Here's an example in Barlick. Ripe for development, it can't survive much longer. This is just below Commercial Street in Barlick, on the bank of Butts Beck. These units are the old Shambles for Barlick, used by many of the local butchers for slaughtering and butchering meat. The beck was a handy waste disposal unit. The gap nearest the camera is where Briggs and Duxbury had their original workshop until the 1930s but it burned down later. At one time they extended into the building on the other side of the ginnel and constructed an over-bridge to join the premises together.
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Post by Big Kev » 13 Jul 2012, 10:23

Now there's an interesting project...
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Post by Stanley » 14 Jul 2012, 04:43

Here's an example of how valuable these images can be. The Nook at the end of King Street in 1979 just before it was demolished.

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Post by Stanley » 15 Jul 2012, 08:02

This part of Butts has always struck me as being ripe for change. There has been some eart-moving on the terrace just beyond the steps on the left....

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Change in Valley Gardens, the hedge that used to be on the left of the path has been grubbed out.

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Not yer average picturesque view but this could easily change shortly.

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Post by Stanley » 16 Jul 2012, 05:19

Thomo, I see you have put some pics of the interiors at the Syke up. How about posting them in this topic, they will very soon become research shots.
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Post by Stanley » 16 Jul 2012, 05:29

Barney and Moss Sheds at Long Ing in 1978

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Here's a pic that Gus posted of Barnsey and Long Ing in the mid 1950s I think. Lots of information in here with the old canal bridge and even the milk stand on the corner of the lane.

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Post by Stanley » 18 Jul 2012, 05:10

The Valley Gardens pic of the hedge removal has changed already. Evidently a boundary has been agreed and a fence is being put in. I'll post a pic....

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The hovel in Wapping in 1982. Is it really thirty years ago?
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How fast shops change... Newtown shops have all changed.
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Central Co-op Albert Road in 1989.
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King Street in 1983.
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Post by Stanley » 22 Jul 2012, 05:13

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The original durex pattern setts laid in Newtown in about 1900. Revealed during re-surfacing a few years ago. I have been told that the men who laid them were French.
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Post by Tripps » 22 Jul 2012, 13:11

Another wonderful coincidence...
The final stage of the Tour de France is on TV, and they have just shown the junction of the Place de la Concord, and the Champs Elysee. It's cobbled, and they are laid out in a fan shape just like the ones above. :surprised:
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Newtown before the setts, only the gutters are paved. Pre 1900.

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The junction with King Street at about the same time.
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Post by Stanley » 24 Jul 2012, 06:38

Part of Rainhall Road in 1983. Remember the Pram Shop?

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More Rainhall Road in 1983. Remember Ken and Ern's and Roy Cardus' sweet shop?
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Post by Stanley » 26 Jul 2012, 05:37

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I was asked a question by a gentleman yesterday and didn't know the answer. He had been told that the massive cast iron girders under the two footbridges in Valley Gardens over Butts Beck were originally part of the railway bridge over the canal at Salterforth. I told him I didn't know but would look into it. I have often wondered about these massive iron girders but never made the connection.

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I think he may be right, they are certainly far too big to be made specially for the bridges. Must have a word with Eric Parker!
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Post by Stanley » 26 Jul 2012, 06:55

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The new fence in Valley Gardens is finished.
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Post by Stanley » 28 Jul 2012, 05:03

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Bank Street workshop in 2005.
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Post by Stanley » 29 Jul 2012, 04:59

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East Hill back street in May 2003 before the big refurb by the Council.
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Post by Stanley » 30 Jul 2012, 04:18

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Majestic cinema in 1983.
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Post by Stanley » 30 Jul 2012, 07:41

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I tripped over this image while looking for the Majestic pic. It's a door panel in the late Boris Hartley's bungalow on Greenberfield Lane. It originally came from the SS Majestic which was being scrapped by Thomas Ward in their yard at Inverkeithing. Matt Hartley who built the Majestic Cinema bought a lot of artefacts and used them in the cinema, this is of course where he got the name from. The booking office in the old cinema was the original purser's office from the ship and I know of at least one other house that had panelling from the ship used in the bathroom.
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Post by Stanley » 01 Aug 2012, 04:53

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Ouzledale Foundry on Longfield Lane in 1937 when the cupola was outside and in production.
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Post by Stanley » 02 Aug 2012, 06:27

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The casting floor at Ouzledale in 1979. I'll bet protective clothing and H&S has changed since then!
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Post by Stanley » 03 Aug 2012, 04:56

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Gisburn Road School Yesterday, August 2 2012. How long before the old Board School gets replaced?
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Post by Stanley » 03 Aug 2012, 05:02

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An example of how things change over the years. In 1979 Gisburn Road school used to have its original ventilator on the roof. One of the design criteria for the Board Schools was to have adequate ventilation. In those days foul air was believed to be the most important vector for disease.
PS. This ventilator was on top of the Infant's department at the top of the yard.
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