Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 11th July, 2018)
Interesting photo. A "brickies" pride and joy. Didn't Gus have that building for a time?
Theres some antique telephone thingymagigs on that wall, if that woman from the Money for Nothing TV program got her hands on them, they might end up being turned a pair of bedside lamps.
Beautiful brickwork. Can't believe they haven't turned it into "luxury
It's a sin and a shame for this to happen and not fair to people who live nearby. Such artistic design on the brickwork - it must have seemed like a palace when it was first built.
Just look how substantial is that telephone bracket. In the days of open copper wire, it had to withstand the loading of the wire being tensioned. A special vice gripped the wire, and incorporated a winch to set the tension.
Think of the poor workman who had to fit it. No power tools or cherry pickers. He would have been balanced atop a ladder, hammer in one hand, holding a tool called a jumper int tuther, bashing away to drive those required screw holes into the wall. No wonder they are in the mortar, and not the brick.
The ceramic insulators may look like the ones on telephone poles, but these are terminal pots. The top unscrews, revealing a terminal block where the open copper wire connected to the downlead into the premises.
Look at the intricate brickwork in this Mill. A lot of skill and effort went into the planning and building of this factory. Now it's left to decay and rot. Would it not be kinder, if no use can be found for it to pull it down and let it come to a dignified end?
I must have been dreaming earlier, it wasn't "Gus" I should have said "John Englands"