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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 7th January, 2013)

Lino factory


Lino factory
Dog lovers and the Lino Factory, Appley Bridge.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Ellen on 7th January 2013 at 00:02

Does she have a picture of her dog on that sweater??

Comment by: Lizzie downunder on 7th January 2013 at 01:24

What a lovely jacket.........guess who is a dog lover then......good one mick, cheers!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 7th January 2013 at 04:09

For video`s of Appley Bridge, see :-
http://www.ovguide.com/appley-bridge-9202a8c04000641f80000000009108c3
Some useless info, Mick!! :-
Linoleum was invented in Staines, Surrey, in 1855 by an Englishman, Frederick Walton, who was baptised near Halifax in 1834.

Comment by: Mick on 7th January 2013 at 08:06

Appley Bridgers used to say that the ghost of a woman who was killed working at the Linoleum factory walked along the canal bank on misty nights, her nick name was Lino Lil.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 7th January 2013 at 08:43

Lizzie, did you go to Fairy Glen? - re my comments yesterday.

Comment by: Mick on 7th January 2013 at 09:21

Ernest theres a lot more proper Appley Bridge videos here,,,,

http://www.youtube.com/user/singaporemick/videos?query=appley+bridge

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 7th January 2013 at 09:40

Not that I can remember Ernest but I do believe in faries because when you have grandchildren, I have two, you go back into your childhood a little bit..... I have a little fairy plaque near the front door on the wall, just to let them know they are welcome......
My granddaughter always says that there are faries in the garden, which I think is lovely....cheers!!

Comment by: Cyril. on 7th January 2013 at 11:32

I've obviously been mistaken Mick, but I've always thought that factory had been demolished years ago.

Lizzie I also believe in fairies as most of the time I'm away with them. LOL.

Comment by: Mick on 7th January 2013 at 12:06

Cyril the front part as been knocked down after there had been one of the many fires.

The bits you can see are all the new parts of the factory.

Comment by: Phil Taylor on 7th January 2013 at 12:29

Cyril, You are correct there was a Lino factory on the south side of the canal at the end of Canal Bank it was demolished years ago. I know the factory in the photo used to manufacture lino but now produces roofing products such as ashphalt etc.

Comment by: Mick on 7th January 2013 at 16:19

When I was growing up the south side of the canal was only used for dumping off cuts of lino which seemed like it was always on fire there was some old brickwork but that was it.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 7th January 2013 at 20:17

Cyril sometimes not a bad place to be..lol
Cheers!!

Comment by: alan lad on 7th January 2013 at 20:21

where was/is fairy glen inbetween appley bridge and dangerous corner ?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 7th January 2013 at 21:51

alan lad, refer :-
http://www.westlancs.gov.uk/leisure__tourism/countryside_parks/fairy_glen,_appley_bridge.aspx

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 7th January 2013 at 22:39

Like your comment Cyril.....think it refers to a lot of us ...if we would admit it !!

Comment by: Ellen on 7th January 2013 at 23:41

How true, Jean F.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 8th January 2013 at 02:37

Jean, did you read my comments on 1st Jan.21:24 and 2nd Jan.13:30?
Did you go to Fairy Glen?
The mild weather is forecast to end and back to winter again!

Comment by: Mick on 8th January 2013 at 05:15

Phil just seen the photos that you have uploaded to the album page of the lino and cant see anything of a factory on the south side of the canal.

Comment by: Phil Taylor on 8th January 2013 at 21:05

Hi Mick,
I was mistaken, the factory on the south side of the Canal was an Oil & Varnish works not a lino factory.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 11th January 2013 at 20:41

Sorry Ernest,only just read your comment onthe 8th.No... I dont recall going to Fairy Glen.

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