Photo: Jane Roby nee Harrison
Item #: 11160
I wonder if they'd come to watch the felling of the chimney which was in 1936.
Good photo, Jane. Thanks
I agree with Winder, it is a cracking photograph, there are far too few good ones of Top Place. Thanks.
We kids played all over this area in the 50s and 60s it was an adventure playground for us, of course it was all demolished by then, but there was still plenty of buidings and ruins and tunnels to play in. My dad as a child used to beg any food from the foundry workes as they came home from work down Belle Green Lane. he said this was the tallest chimney (not CHIMBLEY as some Incers say) in europe
Hi read your comments Gerry, did you come from Belle Green Lane?, as thats where I come from, whats your surname? In 1950 I would have been 8.
Hiya Jenny I were born in 1952 and lived at 4 Battersby St till thouses were knocked down the we went to 33 Kendal Road
Height was 360 feet.
YouTube footage of Top Place chimney being demolished: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBXoyEwrMa4
Starts 6 seconds in