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Top Place Chimney
Photo: David Devine
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Item #: 14972
Demolition of Top Place Chimney, Top Lock, mid 1930s.

Comment by: Brian H on 1st June 2010 at 14:26

David, did you take photo.I lived in this area for 40 years.

Comment by: Gerry on 1st June 2010 at 19:15

Most of this pile of bricks was still in situ in the 50s/60s. We used to play on them along with a lot more derelict buildings

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 1st June 2010 at 21:46

Two vague recollections about this chimney and i do stand to be corrected
i) it was one of the tallest in the country?
ii) the demolition was featured in a programme 'All Our Yesterdays'?

Comment by: David Devine on 10th June 2010 at 20:12

The Photo was given to me yaers ago by Fred Dibnah, he told me it was the tallest chimney in the country at the time.
i have a photo of it coming down, as soon as i can find it i will post it

Comment by: Mercury on 2nd July 2010 at 17:34

Felled in 1936 approx., 360 feet high. Typical WC&I design with just a slight flare to the top rather than a full oversailer.

Comment by: AAH on 21st April 2020 at 12:35

YouTube footage of Top Place chimney being demolished:
Starts 6 seconds in

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