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Wendy, good point about emulsion speeds but from the dress of the people that looks like a fairly late use of a plate camera so perfectly feasible the emulsion could be fast enough. The chimney would only be moving slowly in the initial stages of the fall.
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Wendy, I did a bit of photo image adjusting and pulled the brightness down to an absolute minimum. The church became clearer and the trees disappeared. I can't figure out where the row of houses were. Looking at old maps shows the mill but only houses on Stone bridge. It could be before the Town Hall was built there are a number of date stones on houses in the 1875's time scale.
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plaques wrote: 16 Mar 2020, 08:24 Wendy, I did a bit of photo image adjusting and pulled the brightness down to an absolute minimum. The church became clearer and the trees disappeared. I can't figure out where the row of houses were. Looking at old maps shows the mill but only houses on Stone bridge. It could be before the Town Hall was built there are a number of date stones on houses in the 1875's time scale.
I think the viewpoint is further back, say halfway up Langroyd Road. There were some rows of houses that ran off at 90 degrees to Langroyd Road. Was it Windsor Street?
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Thanks Plaques, I have a good collection of old Colne photos on my laptop, quite a few showing Windy Bank, I'll have a good look! As a treat I'll send you another of the photos to play with.....it's an almost incomprehensible stone plaque. :smile:
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This photo shows Windy Bank with the mill at the bottom, no sign of that row of houses.
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The rocks?
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Tizer wrote: 15 Mar 2020, 10:57 On the rocks...Plaques could be right with `protect the promenade from undercutting erosion', i.e. a delivery of what's known as `rock armour' used to prevent coastal erosion. But I wouldn't have expected such rocks to be labelled as these are (in red). Also rock armour uses very hard rock and this lot doesn't look up to the job. Could it be rock being sent out from a coastal quarry?
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Definitely a delivery of Rock Armour, but the location is a wild guess - somewhere on the coast ...

Apart from at Newbiggin, there are patches of rock armour at Upgang, Sandsend and Whitby, the Cumbrian Coast Railway line ...
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No, not rock armour. Clue. The location was mentioned recently on the site.
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Why do some rocks have red paint (graffiti or specific markings) on them.
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You need more help! What does a Scots Person do with a frozen pond and a long handled scrubbing brush?
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Too big a clue! They are pieces of granite from Ailsa Craig, off Girvan coast, and for making curling stones.
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Yes, I think I knew that when I posted it China. You are quite right! Raw material for curling stones being shipped off Ailsa Craig.
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Image

And now for something entirely different! What's this all about?
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Dem bones, dem bones, dem thigh bones 😂
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:biggrin2:
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Come on. It's a suitably macabre subject for present times!
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Is it an unearthed burial ground from a plague of some sort? Was it found when they were doing the new railway in London?
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You're on the right track Gloria but not in the UK. Trying to think of a clue, try this, try to stop thinking about individual bones.
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Concentration camp?
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A pit of animal bones derived from feasting by our early ancestors?
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Sorry Gloria and no Tiz. Not a concentration camp. Human bones. Very old, famous and mysterious, still debate about the cause.
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India?
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Stonehenge?
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