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Preserving history

Post by Sue » 02 Oct 2015, 08:45

https://www.change.org/p/rochdale-counc ... t-rochdale

This featured on BBC news programme last night. Please help to preserve these wooden cobbles by signing this petition.
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Post by Stanley » 03 Oct 2015, 04:34

Wooden paving blocks were quite common especially in central London. I once helped a man publish his memoirs about the Blitz and he said that word soon got round if a bomb had disturbed them. People swarmed in and pinched them because, being soaked in tar, they made excellent fuel for open fires!
Another ploy used to reduce noise was to put sawdust down on the road outside a house where someone was very ill if they were wealthy enough to afford it.
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Post by Sue » 03 Oct 2015, 21:40

John Widdup referred to them in London in one of his political articles.
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Post by Stanley » 04 Oct 2015, 03:28

Just remembered, they used discarded tanner's bark (Oak bark) for deadening the street noise as well.
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Post by Sue » 04 Oct 2015, 19:58

Just heard that the petition was successful . The cobbles are to be preserved.
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Post by PanBiker » 04 Oct 2015, 20:24

Excellent Sue.
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Post by Stanley » 05 Oct 2015, 02:33

Good, they must be very rare in this area.
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