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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 06:03
by Stanley
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Deerplay brickworks chimney coming down in 1978. It was Peter Tatham wot did it!

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 07 Apr 2012, 18:55
by blokman
Ah, found you at last.....looking forward to more interesting postings...

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 08 Apr 2012, 04:02
by Stanley
Good lad!

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How about laddering this one? The Western Expansion Memorial Arch at St Louis, Missouri.

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 23 Apr 2012, 15:50
by dompowner85
Hi all i am a nvq lvl 2 steeplejack been doing the job for 9 + years and was wondering if any 1 could give me any details for any steeplejacks outside the uk as im trying to get a job abroad thanks d.powner

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 05:17
by Stanley
One thing you could do is try searching for the old Steeplejack's corner on the archive site. Here's a LINK to some of part five. Not all the archive is searchable yet, it's a work in progress but we had many members working abroad.
I just checked the link and was surprised to find that the links to previous SCs in the first post on page one still work. It won't be complete but get searching, you might find some clues.

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 15:16
by Steeplejerk

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 25 Apr 2012, 04:05
by Stanley
Good lad Tom. Let's get him out of the country so there's more work for you!

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 30 Apr 2012, 09:38
by Stanley
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I think I may have posted this on the old site but I came across it yesterday while reading Arthur Ransome's Racundra's Third Cruise. It's a picture he took of a stork on a disused chimney watching a lunar eclipse. The chimney was near Riga, Latvia in an area badly affected by the fighting in WW1. What struck me was that it is square brick and there was evidently a shortage of steeplejacks, hence the rough dogs in the stack for access. They don't look very safe to me!

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 08 May 2012, 18:39
by Bodger
Just thought i could'nt recall Lincolnshire jacks on here ?
http://www.stkatherineslincoln.co.uk/Pr ... spx?id=257
Tom, this is why you shold eat your cereals
http://www.google.ie/imgres?q=steepleja ... s:43,i:195
Herbert Bird
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2 ... d-obituary
nothing to do with Nelson, Lancs.

a bit of history

This seem to be tall and thin, is it concrete ?
http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.p ... Itemid=308

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 03 Jun 2012, 07:51
by Stanley
Funerals have been on my mind this week. This is from Peter Tatham's funeral in May 1988. I thought perhaps some of you might recognise someone. Can it really be almost 25 years ago?

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 03 Jun 2012, 08:12
by Bodger
Not detracting from the seriousness of the photo, but Stanley Holloway and"Goin to a funeral in Brahnn Boots" springs to mind

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 04 Jun 2012, 05:29
by Stanley
These men were serious blokes and sartorial matters didn't mean a lot to them! It was a good funeral, a bloke stood up and announced that there would be no service, just three minutes silence and two verses of Abide with Me. He then pulled his watch out and timed us. The coffin vanished and the next move was straight down to the pub. As we walked away one of my friends commented that Peter was going up his last chimney...
The only other funeral that compared was Jim Barnes'. His son was there in handcuffs accompanied by a warder.....

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 14:28
by Steeplejerk
found this while trawling the web..
http://www.kosmoid.net/lives/johndennis

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 04:14
by Stanley
Morning Young Tom! Thanks for that link, good research and nice to see that he found some of the SC responses. It just goes to show how important it is that Doc eventually gets the complete archive back on line. A very impressive piece of research.....

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 08:09
by Bodger
Station Chimney.jpg
This is a nice little chimney in the local station yard, the yard was a terminus, but no one can tell me what the stack was used for?, sugggestion was for drying sand for use in helping traction !, but it would seem to be a sledge hammer to crack a nut
The yard was passenger ,goods, and livestock, as far as i'm aware the stack is in what was the gods yard, the station & house are in the background

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 05:25
by Stanley
I'd say that that was almost certainly one of the uses it could be put to. Could have been an incinerator as well for burning rubbish. Lots of oily cotton waste to get rid of.

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 21:12
by Steeplejerk

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 30 Jun 2012, 03:56
by Stanley
Still brilliant Tom! He was such a good man. I've sent it to the kids and Robert.

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 03 Jul 2012, 10:01
by Tizer
Bodger, I like your picture of the railway stack - and all the statues around it too! A few of those statues would look lovely in your garden...if your missus would let you have them!

Here's a photo of a chimney being felled at the Lee Moor brickworks, Devon. I don't have a date for the photo and it was on view at the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, St Austell, Cornwall. The image is a bit rough because I couldn't avoid reflections when I took my photo, they had put theirs behind a plastic cover.
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I wonder if the felling went according to plan? It looks like the chimney is about to flatten the workshops on the left!

I found another photo of the brickworks here but the chimneys look square cross section whereas the one being felled appears round section:
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/photo/lee-Moor ... age-74039/

There's a small photo of Lee Moor on this site, plus other chimneys and works:
http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/a ... ryTypeId=1

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 04 Jul 2012, 00:28
by Whyperion
Picked up by newshound , but to add link before the NH 28 days expire ..

http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/9788 ... e/?ref=rss

Only a short note basically Bancroft Mill open 30 June 01 July 2012.

so now in the past and no great pictures beyond what we have already seen.

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 04 Jul 2012, 04:07
by Stanley
Tiz, perhaps the clue is that everyone seems to be running!

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 04 Jul 2012, 09:57
by Tizer
Par brickworks at Par, Cornwall, sometime between 1880 and 1920. Another photo at Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, St Austell.

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 04 Jul 2012, 10:07
by Tizer
Lorries and drivers associated with the china clay industry at St Austell. Another photo at the Wheal Martyn museum. It's got plenty of detail and it's worth going to the Gallery and clicking on that image to see an enlarged version: LINK
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 05 Jul 2012, 05:20
by Stanley
Some good oldies there. 1950s?

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Posted: 10 Jul 2012, 11:30
by Grockle
Afternoon Stanley,

How do I get back to the old Steeplejack corners,I enjoy rereading them and looking at the photo's especialy regarding the Ellen Road Ring mill postings


I await your help,
Regards,
Grockle.