Photo-a-Day (Monday, 30th November, 2015)
What am I?
I'm not your LARGEST FAN.
What ever it is it looks indestructible
Well I'm blowed!
You are a large volume mining circulating fan.
The only thing I can think of is a wind turbine, but it is probably some kind of display the council have spent hundreds of thousand dollars for.
Could it be a Walker Brothers "Indestructible" fan?
Walker built Sutton Manor Fan, rebuilt here in Wigan.
£s not Dollars Derek Platt, this is Great Britain not yanky land.
It's a steam ships propeller.
Derek, I`m amazed you don`t know this. Surely you`ve been to the Trencherfield Mill area on your visits from Canada?
Ernest you haven't said what it is!!
have you!! so leave Derek alone.
Sorry Gary, I've been in Canada too long. And Ernest, I only go to pubs when I visit England
Sorry Gary I've been in Canada too long. By the way I wouldn't live in Yankie land. And Ernest I only go to pubs and clubs when I visit England apart from walking round Wigan eating meat and potato pies
Garry-We do have dollars in Canada.--And we are definitely not in "yanky land!!
Yanks came to mind Ellen and Derek.
Lovely country Canada.
Garry if you go to Trencherfield Mill via Caroline Street as you go onto the car park the mine ventilation extractor fan is on show there
It is a Walker "indestructible" fan, used by most of the mines in Wigan and the surrounding areas. There was one of these at Stones colliery where I used to work. They were driven by a steam engine and were placed in a fan drift just below the surface in the up cast shaft
Brian; have been waiting for you to reveal all.
So here`s a website that includes a photo of this Walker Indestructible Fan:-
No need Ernest. its a indestructible fan, like most of us know.