Photo-a-Day (Friday, 21st February, 2014)
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Nikon D800 with Nikon 16-35mm F/4 AF-S G VR)
The headgear pulley reinstalled. Beautiful, good photo Dave.
Block-paving looks good.
For me the old location was a better spot it's a bit like the rugby ball at Tesco .
It's a Wigan landmark!
Surprised elf and safety didn't comment on those pavers. Trip hazard. Imagine head butting that ironwork. Without a doubt super pic though.
Is it Frog Lane or New Market Street ?
A much better place for it up close to the building, now its not as visible as before.
Modern Wigan as no Pier
This came from Bickershaw Colliery, it was a 'spare' pulley, donated when the pit was still working. Note how it has been cast in two halves.
John; It is in New Market Street.
Don`t like the white letters on a black ground in the caption.
Another great pic and a bit of history saved
It's definetly New Market Street.
Great photo. I'm not keen on the location of the wheel it doesn't stand out like it did on the front of the college.
Great photo as usual, Dave. I think the wheel looks good in this location.
I wonder if those pavers are designed to keep people off?
Loz I don't think it was cast in two halves but it definitely was poured in two halves. I think the casting was segmented to form a full circle. By the way great picture Dave
It was cast in two halfs..look at the split on the axle eye and on the rim.
The paveing is designed for wet conditions.
Why do most people call this a wheel? it is not a wheel it is a pulley, and it is cast in two halves, then joined together, pinned and machined. The "H" beam supports would have looked more authentic with proper bearings fitted and locked.
The paving surrounding the wheel is "Tactile anti-pedestrian paving" designed to discourage people from walking/standing on it.
Ken R..anything that is round and spins is called a WHEEL. Bearings can't be fitted, otherwise people would try and spin it! The block pave is more like drainage.
The correct terminology is a headgear pulley
Tony, it's a Wheel.
When armed forces change direction whilst marching, they either right or left wheel...Without the need for an axle.
It's a headgear or winding wheel..;o)
Ask Winder, his job depended on it..
The Pulley in your photon came from Number 4 Head Gear at Bickershaw Collery Leigh Appox., 1988 it was taken down on a routine change