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  • Haig Colliery

    Haig Pit at Whitehaven was sunk in 1914 and closed in 1986. The surviving buildings at the pithead were incorporated into a mining museum but this closed in 2016. At teh time of my visit the visitor centre was being used by West Cumbria Mining as offices…

  • Block 10

    The Duisburg-Walsum power station was built in 1928 to use coal from the adjacent Walsum coal mine. It has subsequently been expanded and modernised with increasingly large generating plant. The latest is Block 10 on which construction started in 2006 wit…

  • Gothic Vaughton Works

    Jewellers P Vaughton and Sons was founded in 1819 by Philip Vaughton. Their Livery Street "Gothic Works" was built in 1902/03 and shortly afterwards the business became Vaughtons Ltd trading as silversmiths, goldsmiths and general manufacturers. The FA Cu…


  • Quarry blasting operations

    A warning at what was the Omya/Lafarge Dowlow limestone quarry. This quarry was acquired by Breedon Aggregates Limited from Hope Construction Materials in 2016.

  • Hoffman kiln on the inside

    Small gas-fired hoffmann kiln inside the buildings of a refractory brickworks making a range of special firebrick shapes for industrial use.

  • Defending the Winnats

    Spigot mortar base at Windy Knoll overlooking the roads into Castleton in the Peak National Park. The farmhouse to the right is at the top of the Winnats Pass whilst to the left is the now closed route of the Mam Tor road.


  • Gas bill

    Gas bill for 1850-51 issued by the Macclesfield Gas Light Company. 5s 0d per 1,000 cubic feet used. I note that it was not paid until October 1851; would they would have been cut off these days for delaying payment for so long?

  • POW Camp

    Living huts at the Snape Farm prisoner of war camp at Weston, near Crewe. These have corrugated asbestos cement sheet for roofing rather than the corrugated iron used elsewhere in the camp. This satellite camp for Crewe Hall housed Italian prisoners in th…

  • Smithy Coal

    The course of the new Manchester Airport Relief Road passes through the Poynton/Norbury coal mining area close to the Norbury Brook. A number of coal seams have been exposed during the works including this thin split seam of poor quality material known lo…


  • Kinderton Arms

    The Kinderton Arms at Middlewich sits alongside Rumps Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal. Having long failed as a pub it had a short career as a restaurant but has subsequently been derelict for some time.

  • Pingzhuang coal

    Trains on the northern end of the Pingzhuang mining railway tended to be few and far between so it was lucky that we were able to find SY 0400 passing Gushan No.1 mine with a loaded train.

  • Hetty Pit

    Hetty Pit was sunk in the late 1870s being one of four shafts at the Great Western Colliery. Linked to the Lewis Merthyr Collieries it was closed in 1983. The winding engine here is now preserved as part of the Rhonnda Heritage Park.


  • Sherry-Netherland Hotel

    The Sherry-Netherland is a 38-storey apartment hotel located at 781 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 59th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was designed and built by Schultze & Weaver with Buchman & Kahn. The bui…

  • Cog Railway

    Climbing Mount Washington by train. There seemed to be a train climbing parallel to ours at this point. :-)

  • Pumping Station

    Sandfields Pumping Station, Lichfield, erected by the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company. The building contains the preserved 65 inch condensing beam engine built in 1873 by G & J Davies.


  • Indian Pacific

    Coach on the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth before departure. We travelled on the train as far as Broken Hill where arrival was several hours late.

  • General Waiting Room

    Glazed brick and etched glass at Bolton station.

  • Cheddleton Yard

    Night time in the shed yard at Cheddleton on the Churnet Valley Railway.


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