tarboat's photos with the concrete

Water Tower, Scarth Hill, Ormskirk

Water Tower, Scarth Hill, Ormskirk
A rare sight these days is a water tower not festooned in phone masts.
Added on January 21, 2016

FCB18

FCB18
FCB18 is a concrete barge built by Messrs Wates Ltd of Barrow-in-Furness in 1944. The use of concrete for building such vessels enabled a saving of around ⅔ of the amount of steel required for a conventional barge. It is now hidden away in a remote corner…
Added on April  7, 2015

Readymix

Readymix
If you want ready-mixed concrete in Sheffield then this is the place to come to. Hope Construction Materials operate this plant on Harvest Lane, close to the city centre. The mixing tower incorporates a large Braithwaite tank adjacent to the cement silo.
Added on March 17, 2015

Defence of the realm

Defence of the realm
In the dark days of 1940/41 there was a real fear of invasion after the German forces overran the nearby European countries, and desperate efforts were made to develop defences within Britain to help stop or at least slow down an invading force. One metho…
Added on November  5, 2013

Thorpe Marsh

Thorpe Marsh
A a study in concrete amidst the wasteland that is the former Thorpe Marsh power station.
Added on December 21, 2011

Concrete for water

Concrete for water
This water tower in the Parish of Charlton, east of Malmesbury is surprisingly unpolluted by aerials and dishes.
Added on July 16, 2011

East Buxton Lime Works

East Buxton Lime Works
The East Buxton Lime Works was opened in 1880 adjacent to the Midland Railway west of Millers Dale Station. The two kilns were cut into the solid rock and it was only in the 1920's that the concrete buttresses were added. The kilns were served by a narrow…
Added on October 19, 2010

Building the power station

Building the power station
Concrete batching plant and blondin system in use during the construction of the Ardnacrusha hydroelectric scheme on the Shannon. The project was run by Siemens and during construction, 5,000 men were employed, 65 miles of railway, including a line up fro…
Added on October 21, 2010

Early warning

Early warning
During the first world war there were a number of air attacks made upon the North-East coast by German aircraft. Zeppelins raided the area fifteen times between April 1915 and November 1917.

Defence against these raids was very limited and depended on kn…
Added on April 11, 2010

Sleepers

Sleepers
Twin block railway sleepers stacked at the Stanton Bonna concrete factory at Stanton by Dale. This company has supplied materials to the Channel Tunnel Rail Link from London to Folkestone, and for light rail systems at Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester an…
Added on January 13, 2010

Winnington sunset

Winnington sunset
Day's end with the Winnington and Wallerscote sites of the Brunner Mond soda ash works to the left of the river and Anderton concrete factory to the right.
Added on March 29, 2009

Concrete

Concrete
I find a lot of interest in the shapes and structures of concrete and aggregates plant. This particular example I happened upon whilst looking for brickworks remains at Chickerell near Weymouth. The brickworks had long been demolished and replaced with th…
Added on August  2, 2008

A study in concrete

A study in concrete
Mossley water tower in Congleton.
Added on April 24, 2008

Kostolac tower

Kostolac tower
Water tower close to the Kostolac 'A' power station, Serbia.
Added on January 28, 2008