STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

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Post by santon » 05 Jan 2013, 23:43

Just found this site
Does anyone remember my father. Dave Hill form Santons?

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Post by Stanley » 06 Jan 2013, 05:41

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Post by Steeplejerk » 06 Jan 2013, 12:09

I got a dvd off Bob Hulin a while ago,part of it was Santons dropping a chimney at Lafarge cement works in Wales??,Dave Hill was foreman on the job i think??,i'll see if i can do anything with it..
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Post by Dunny » 07 Jan 2013, 15:14

In all honesty chaps- when you see a stack with frames round, or a good baton stage , there is only one winner, aesthetic wise!!!!

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Post by Steeplejerk » 07 Jan 2013, 15:51

Aesthetic ,thats a big word for a monday :wink: ,yeah back in today mate,aches and pains in places i forgot i had,few beers should cure it :surprised:
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Post by Stanley » 08 Jan 2013, 05:06

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Could be right Dunny. Staging on Ellenroad in 1986.
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Post by Steeplejerk » 09 Jan 2013, 13:45

Stages always looked better with lollypop stick scaff boards :grin: ,it was a treat using 8' boards instead of the usual 18' :surprised:
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Post by Stanley » 11 Jan 2013, 06:20

It was a good scaffold and got plenty of work........ One funny story about it. I had no measurements for the original height of the drum so I asked Peter if the battens were on the same level as when he worked on the stack when the drum was intact. He said yes so I asked him to think back whether he could see across the top of it. He said no, it came to about the middle of his forehead so I stood him next to a vertical scaffold pole, added 1" for shrinkage over the years and marked the height with a hacksaw on the metal pole. When we finished the head, stripped the scaffold and compared how it looked with an old picture it was perfect!
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I've used this pic in this week's article. Thought it was worth posting it here. Higgy and Berger at Salford Destructor chimney demolition in 1979. Tow good lads, both died young.
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Post by Stanley » 12 Jan 2013, 05:33

Not only that Bodge. If you look carefully at Higgy's left arm it's in plaster. He had broken it falling down a hole on the way back from the pub while he was with Peter on his Gloucestershire contract where they lived in a caravan on site. Didn't stop him going to work.... They don't breed 'em like that today.
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Post by Steeplejerk » 14 Jan 2013, 07:34

Not exactly true Bodge,those hats were never washed,full of muck and sweat,hard as iron!! :grin:
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Post by Stanley » 14 Jan 2013, 07:56

Reinforced by the fact Higgy used to spit on Andrew when he was above him on the ladder. I can still hear Andy's plaintive cry "Peter! He's spitting on me again!"

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Salford Destructor demolition 1976. Peter Tatham first, Higgy below him, then Andy and Daniel Meadows trailing on behind. First time he had ever climbed a stack.
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Post by Steeplejerk » 14 Jan 2013, 08:05

Looks like Bergy invented the reinforced steel toed safety sock :grin:
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Post by Stanley » 21 Jan 2013, 05:53

Definitely not jack's weather! I suspect the boozers will be doing well......
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Post by Dunny » 21 Jan 2013, 15:47

Good afternoon gents! I don't even think the pubs will benefit from this weather! I don't think people have got pub money to spare!!!! While we're on the subject- well, we wasn't, but we are now! Not the best weather for jacking, anybody got any graft going??????

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Post by Steeplejerk » 21 Jan 2013, 16:55

The pub,i almost remember that place :grin:
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Post by Stanley » 22 Jan 2013, 06:12

Guinness brewers panic!
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Bancroft chimney in snow winter 1977. I confess I got John to crack the dampers down so we got some authentic smoke!
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Post by Steeplejerk » 24 Jan 2013, 13:00

thats rare these days,a chimney with smoke coming out,some people dont even know they're chimneys,not long ago someone asked me ,whats "that tower thing" :surprised:
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Post by Stanley » 25 Jan 2013, 05:58

Tom. tried enlarging it but not good enough quality to see what was strange about the bosun's chair. Looks complicated.....
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Post by Steeplejerk » 25 Jan 2013, 10:31

Nothing strange about it Stanley,couple of strange guys in the pic,its me and Dunny 1996 Hargreaves mill ,Haslingden.
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Post by Dunny » 25 Jan 2013, 14:36

The only strange thing about a bosun's chair is.... the bosun's chair itself! It's all climbing ropes, abseiling, seat buckets, plastic seat harness's etc! What is all that about? I'm all for technology and moving forward- but is it? These days, it's all about forgetting the past! Move on by all means, but embrace the old, tried and tested methods! Ok, rant over, now for something from the past that is never forgotten or ignored- beer!!!!!!!

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Post by Steeplejerk » 25 Jan 2013, 15:01

HAHA!,well said mate,talking of beer,just read that there was a drop in beer consumption in the last 3 months of 2012 by about 138million pints,i now believe the steeplejack trade is f*(@$"!*d :sad:
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