MYSTERY OBJECTS

User avatar
Big Kev
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4896
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 20:15
Location: Foulridge

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Big Kev »

The infamous Bowker Drain?
Kev

A Resigned Observer
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

No again. I shall find another clue!.

Image
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
chinatyke
Donor
Posts: 3366
Joined: 21 Apr 2012, 13:14
Location: Pingguo, Guangxi, China

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by chinatyke »

Is it Whitemoor reservoir borehole sump? I've never seen one so I'm guessing, but I think you'd need access to the lowest level.
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

Sorry China but no. You are missing the obvious here! Think water in channels underground! The only other clue I can give gives it to you..... One last clue!

Image

See if this triggers your memory, you've seen all these before.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

Hello... Has everyone given up? :biggrin2:
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
plaques
Donor
Posts: 5546
Joined: 23 May 2013, 22:09

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by plaques »

Since you ask.
► Show Spoiler
Other than that I know nothing about them.
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

Right. Now knit what you know together and tell me what the original object was and how all the clues combine.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
plaques
Donor
Posts: 5546
Joined: 23 May 2013, 22:09

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by plaques »

Here goes my guess at the ultimate mystery number 42 of the Huddersfield Standedge tunnels.
Image taken from inside one of the network of service tunnels that came from the parallel but slightly elevated railway tunnel These are connecting service tunnels that sloped down to the canal to remove spoil etc into barges as the railway tunnel was being built. We are looking from a service tunnel that has broken through to the canal.
Definitely a three pipe problem.
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

Correct in every detail. Full marks Ken. The air shaft with the frozen water was off piste really but looks as though it did the job and knitted the two tunnels together in your mind. Perfect answer!
Next one for shaving?
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

Image

There is a direct connection between this building and Bancroft Shed. What is it?
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
PanBiker
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 11793
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 13:07
Location: Barnoldswick - In the West Riding of Yorkshire, always was, always will be.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by PanBiker »

Did Bancroft use Howard & Bullough textile machinery?
Ian
User avatar
Gloria
Senior Member
Posts: 2319
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:14
Location: Nearer the sea than Barllick

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Gloria »

Did they have the same architect?
Gloria
Now an Honorary Chief Engineer who'd be dangerous with a brain!!!
http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk
http://www.lfhhs.org.uk
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

Bloody Hell Ian, that's impressive! Yes that's the connection, Kinloch Castle built by George Bullough and yes the Bancroft Tape machines were built by his company.
Next one?
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
plaques
Donor
Posts: 5546
Joined: 23 May 2013, 22:09

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by plaques »

When I lived in Rosegrove Burnley we had two loom makers cheek by jowl to each other. Harling & Todds and Butterworth & Dickinsons (Buts & Dicks) small outfits compared with Bullough's but supplied cheap and cheerful looms round the district. Gloria has an interesting point the two buildings (works and home) do look very similar in design and would in all likelihood override the probability of having some of their machinery in Barncroft shed.
User avatar
PanBiker
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 11793
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 13:07
Location: Barnoldswick - In the West Riding of Yorkshire, always was, always will be.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by PanBiker »

Came to me when I saw the picture and from a ferry trip to the island when we were camping up there. The textile machinery manufacturing connection was mentioned on the tour.
Ian
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

Image

You were so good at that one. Build me an association between textiles, this object and our neck of the woods.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
Wendyf
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 7145
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:26
Location: Lower Burnt Hill, looking out over Barlick

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Wendyf »

Is it the organ from Bracewell Hall?
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

Oh Bugger! There was me thinking I had been clever. I could get all pernickety and demand all the details but there is no point.
Yes, It's the Cavaille Colle organ that Hopwood installed in Bracewell hall and then took with him when he flit to Ketton Hall at Northampton. Later it was bought by Warrington Council and installed in Parr Hall where it is now. The final touch was of course that like Bullough, Hopwood was the beneficiary of his father's textile fortune made in Blackburn.
Please put the next one up!
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

Image

It's an oldie but what and where?
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

No takers?
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
PanBiker
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 11793
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 13:07
Location: Barnoldswick - In the West Riding of Yorkshire, always was, always will be.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by PanBiker »

It's in New York I reckon but I cant remember the event.
Ian
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

Near enough Ian because I can see it's not going to catch fire. The large steel chain mat on the right is bulging because they are blasting the famous New York Schist which is the rock that allows such tall buildings to be built as it is such a firm foundation. This site was just over the street from Trump Tower.
Next one?
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
PanBiker
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 11793
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 13:07
Location: Barnoldswick - In the West Riding of Yorkshire, always was, always will be.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by PanBiker »

Ha, pity in didn't go wrong and decked Trump Tower. :extrawink:
Ian
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

Image

What is it. Any idea where?
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 64022
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley »

All right, a clue. It's in a former air raid shelter. There are two big visual clues in the pic as well!
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!
Post Reply

Return to “Puzzles & Quizzes”