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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 18th January, 2013)

Chimney


Chimney
The old furness chimney, a remnant of the Patchcroft coal mine, Haigh.

Photo: Edward Collins  (Canon DIGITAL IXUS 950 IS)
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Comment by: Ken R on 18th January 2013 at 00:02

Looks like the old ventilation shaft, Memories of a long gone industry.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 18th January 2013 at 01:34

Nice pic Edward.......a bit eerie though......cheers!!!

Comment by: pete on 18th January 2013 at 10:45

trees or chimney?
a change from canal anyway ed !

Comment by: Mick on 18th January 2013 at 11:25

I dont know where this place is

Comment by: e collins on 18th January 2013 at 13:48

hi mick it is pennington lane redrock

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 18th January 2013 at 14:13

Mick, have a look at :-
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Patchcroft-Pit-Furnace-Pit-Chimney/

Comment by: Mick on 18th January 2013 at 16:13

Thanks E Collins and Ernest Ive rode up there on my b ike but didnt notice it but I can see it now in the trees on Google maps,

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 18th January 2013 at 20:11

All those bricks!!! Wonder how long that took to build?
They dont make `em like that anymore !!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 18th January 2013 at 20:22

Following my last posting re cimney brick building...

Our main road from machynlleth to Aberystwyth is being widened and the lads down there have built a fantastic wall, the height of a chimney ....all of small cobble stones...its a heck of a long wall and still ongoing.....it`s a credit to all concerned.It looks amazing.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 18th January 2013 at 21:57

Jean, re your 20:22 comment, I hope the size of the cobbles are as those from `oop North` and not as those from `darn Sarth` (16/01/2013 P-a-D).

Comment by: AP on 18th January 2013 at 22:57

So, are Northern 'cobblestones' = to Southern 'Granite Sets'?

If so, is there a northern name for the smaller stones known as cobbles further south?

Comment by: Ken R on 19th January 2013 at 00:05

Ernest. Could not get anything on your address. 14.30 message.

Comment by: Farmer on 19th January 2013 at 10:28

at Back o Billy Pit nr red rock

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th January 2013 at 12:06

Ken R, don`t understand you. Where`s the message?
If you mmean my 14:13 comment, I`ve just copied and pasted the web address right now and got website headed `Patchcroft Pit (Furnace Pit Chimney).
If you put `Patchcroft Pit` on Google, it`s the second item down :-
Photographs of Patchcroft Pit Furnace Pit Chimney.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th January 2013 at 12:20

Hello! `AP`, if you Google `cobblesone sizes` there`s a lot of info.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th January 2013 at 12:57

AP, have just found this photo on :-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kotaji/5462441232/in/photostream/
Am surprised to see the large size there as well as the small. Never noticed them when in Rye as they are mostly what I call pebbles !! Probably the large ones are fairly recent in comparison.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 19th January 2013 at 15:19

Hello Ernest,Don`t know where the cobblestones are from but wherever it is they are small dark grey and very very impressive.

Comment by: AP on 20th January 2013 at 17:02

Thanks, Ernest Pike. I had grown up calling them 'cobblestones', and it was only when I needed to buy some, that the quarry products supplier told me that what I was asking for were 'granite setts'!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 21st January 2013 at 11:45

We know what we mean don`t we AP.
All look the same to me !

Comment by: Mr T on 22nd January 2013 at 14:44

Looks so out of place this chimney, just hiding here in the woods!

Comment by: C RAD on 17th October 2013 at 01:49

Found this picture a bit spooky..

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