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turner
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Posted -  13/06/2011  :  20:24
Hi,
what does anyone think about the possibility of Fernbank Mill in Barlick being demolished in the near future?
Is this a good thing?
Are there any reasons why it shouldn't be?
The owner is seeking permission to demolish it.
Please let me know what you think...........



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Callunna
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Posted - 02/10/2011 : 15:48
Like Ian, I had a mishap with my camera at the crucial moment, but got other shots before and after.

What really surprised me was not only how quick it went down, but how QUIET it was. 

Some YouTube footage below (not very good but there'll no doubt be better available from others soon). I don't know how to embed it in a post, so you'll have to cut and paste into YouTube.

http://youtu.be/XEJe8tkU4d8

http://youtu.be/XEJe8tkU4d8

 

And some stills:



Lighting the fire

 



Well alight



Aftermath 

Edited by - Callunna on 02/10/2011 4:00:39 PM


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gus
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Posted - 02/10/2011 : 16:11



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thomo
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Posted - 02/10/2011 : 17:53
Thisis the last of my stills before switching to video mode:-

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Wot no ard ats, the chap in the orange romper suit had a close shave when about ten minutes before the stack came down, the lightning conductor detached itself and came down, fortunately it got hung up on the fence behind and above the chimney base. I have the complete fall on video, how do I get it on here?



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TOM PHILLIPS
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Posted - 02/10/2011 : 20:15
Thomo,it was the top band that fell off and the lightning conductor rod,bolts snapped,people should remember things like this happen when chimneys are left for years without any maintainence,hard hat wouldnt have been much good if 100cwt of steel hits you from 140ft .

Cally,your becoming a chimney hugger Wink 


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Bradders
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Posted - 02/10/2011 : 22:51
I came across this interview with Hilda Elsworth  (Ex Fernbank Weaver), whilest I was looking at YouTube for footage of the Drop...
I'm sure it will have been aired on here before , but for those who haven't seen it , here's the link......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnlQtIB7eeg

Stanley gets an honourable mention  , and I really liked the way she describes Clough Mill as being horrendous......"looms had Dobby tops "

I seem to remember my Dad talking about  "Fancies" being woven on narrow looms with Dobbies .......

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Invernahaille
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Posted - 03/10/2011 : 01:24
Dobbie Looms. Used when making toweling. Basically two warps. One at the back of the loom one on top. The dobbie made the pile.


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gus
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Posted - 03/10/2011 : 06:07



Tom Philipps at the site of Fernbank mill chimney demolition.


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pluggy
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Posted - 03/10/2011 : 09:11
When I was a kid I lived on a farm overlooking Barlick, there used to be 21 mill chimneys.  Another one bites the dust.


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Stanley
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Posted - 03/10/2011 : 14:03
Gus, nice pic of Doc and the Old Fart. You should have shouted, I never saw you.....


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JT
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Posted - 03/10/2011 : 15:01
Nice photos Gus...
Here's a link to a video of the drop  http://www.demolitionnews.com/2011/10/02/video-old-school-demolition-2/
We hope that all who attended enjoyed the spectacle, and as panbiker stated, it was the respectful way to say 'goodbye' to something that has been standing strong since 1915... with a fire in the hole and smoke billowing out of the top proudly.


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gus
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Posted - 03/10/2011 : 20:07
Excellent video John, thank you for the link. My wife and I both worked at Fernbank mill in our younger days as weavers, so it was rather nostalgic to see the demise of the old place. The site was a credit to all at steptoes, please thank mr. Shorten for his kindness earlier that morning for the grand tour, I really appreciated it .
Stanley, sorry but I did not notice you and Doc till I veiwed my video.... 


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Buzz Lightyear
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Posted - 03/10/2011 : 21:10
Stunning Pictures as always Gus.


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gus
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Posted - 04/10/2011 : 19:47
I paid a visit to the Rainhall centre to see Bryan Fieldhouse, of the reverb factory, just as he was editing his footage of the Fernbank Mill demolition. I was fortunate to see some of his incomplete film, believe me folks when Bryan has completed this film it will be a must to see. I was blown away just as much as the stack was. He shows it in real time and then in slow motion, and on the big screen it is nothing short of fantastic, you Must get to see it when it is on public display. you will not be disappointed
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    gus
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    Posted - 06/10/2011 : 08:32
    Hi Gus, The first chance to see the 10 minute film will be at 2pm this Friday, with further screenings before films at 5pm and 7pm Friday, 3pm and 7pm Saturday and 7pm Sunday at the Centre Screen Cinema in the Rainhall Centre. can you please help spread the word ;-)

    I recieved this message from Bryan fieldhouse, of the refurb factory, at the Rainhall centre, This is the short film of the demolition of the Mill chimney at Fernbank, believe me folks it is well worth watching on the big screen and all around sound, get there if you can at 2.oo pm Friday for the first showing .... Its FREE...



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    Stanley
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    Posted - 07/10/2011 : 05:35
    See today's BET as well.....


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