Shine&Sparkle's photos with the industry

Eggborough Power Station

Eggborough Power Station
Seen through the window of a moving train. One of three visible along this part of the line.
Added on April 24, 2016

Water Mill

Water Mill
The various information signs say there may have been a mill on this site since the 13th Century, but that this particular building dates from around the late 1700 or early 1800's. It ceased operating as a mill some time after 1862 when it became the prop…
Added on October 30, 2014

Inside the mill

Inside the mill
Based on the notices explaining the workings of waterwheels, about which I know nothing, I think this is the Pit Wheel. It is connected directly to the waterwheel through the wall - different view of it in the next picture.
Added on October 30, 2014

From another angle...

From another angle...
This is connected to the waterwheel on the other side of the wall. I had some trouble getting pictures that showed everything clearly - this was taken holding the camera at arms length through a fence in pouring rain.
Added on October 30, 2014

Mill machinery

Mill machinery
I'm unsure what this one was for. It is in the same room as the Pit Wheel.
Added on October 30, 2014

Giant cotton reels

Giant cotton reels
I can't really describe how huge these are, but some of the other pictures may give you the idea. They were holding cables or pipes of some sort. I like them and couldn't resist a few pictures.
Added on September  1, 2014

With a little one on top...

With a little one on top...
This huge crane has a baby crane sitting on the top of it. Evidently this is being used for moving the giant cotton reels around. Perhaps things like the life boats on that big boat, and the scaffolded walkways round the crane will let you imagine the i…
Added on September  1, 2014

Bright and jolly!

Bright and jolly!
Just more giant cotton reels. These ones were empty.
Added on September  1, 2014

Round and round and round

Round and round and round
End view of cotton reels. They make the ladder look tiddly.
Added on September  1, 2014

Christmas!

Christmas!
This is on the 'nose' of the huge crane and I was enchanted when I spotted it. I've seen the cranes on the Tyne decorated for Christmas in the past, and I suppose it's easier to just leave the Christmas tree up there all year, ready to turn back on in De…
Added on September  1, 2014

Balancing act

Balancing act
Most of the structure of this spindly crane looks like it's just there to balance it so it doesn't fall over forwards.
Added on September  1, 2014

Giant Grippers!

Giant Grippers!
Either that, or it's about to scuttle away... This thing was hanging from a crane.
Added on August 30, 2014

Not in use...

Not in use...
...anymore, by the looks of it. These are half versions of some 'giant cotton reels' which I will be posting pictures of tomorrow-ish (or when I get around to it!)
Added on August 30, 2014

Nice and tidy...

Nice and tidy...
...in a neat row. The weather got worse the further down the river we went.
Added on August 30, 2014

Cranes dancing

Cranes dancing
They reminded me of swans doing the courtship thing where they bow their heads up and down to each other.
Added on August 30, 2014

Row of cranes

Row of cranes
Been on a fascinating boat trip to see the industrial heritage of the Tyne - many derelict buildings, disused shipyards, and lots and lots of cranes!
Added on August 22, 2014

YIKES!

YIKES!
It took a long time to pass this vast thing, and it towered over everything else around. Apparently it is a mobile oil drill and pumping station, and has no engine or anything, and has to be hauled about by tugs.
Added on August 22, 2014

Building

Building
Seen from a moving train. I've passed this building many times. It sits on the cliff over the sea. Its shapes and angles and the way it reacts to different light conditions make it interesting to see.
Added on February 23, 2013