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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 - 16/06/2011 : 09:41
quote:
Stanley wrote:
List of fires from an article in Craven Herald: 1968: Nov 18 Fernbank.
THAT would make more sense! I'd be in my last year at Gisburn Road school.



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Stanley
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Posted - 17/06/2011 : 06:09
Sorry about that Heather, finger must have slipped. I'll correct it so nobody else has heart failure.


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billiywhizz
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Posted - 19/06/2011 : 02:46
i believe after the lead thieves and been on the roof for the 2nd time,
the owner has had enough,
i heard there was going to be an application for 52 houses to be built on the site .
the flat bed wagons have been leaving fern bank shed with pallets of what look like stone on them. for the last 2/3weeks .
the application for demolition is still fastened to the gates that was erected to stop acces  into the car park..


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Stanley
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Posted - 19/06/2011 : 07:15
Good cut stone and oil free stone flags are valuable commodities these days.


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panbiker
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Posted - 19/06/2011 : 10:28
If they end up building houses, which no doubt they will, what's betting they are built from modern simulated masonry. I suppose flogging off the real stuff will make more money though. Should all be re-cyled on site. my first house on York Street used stone from Bethesda for it's fireplace surrounds in the front and back and then the kitchen extension. Perfectly in keeping with what the row was already built from.


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thomo
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Posted - 19/06/2011 : 12:56
When Barlicks stone pavements were relaced by tarmac, and the old co-op demolished, most of the stone went to London! Ian your stone came from the Chapel where my Sister was married in 1949.


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panbiker
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Posted - 19/06/2011 : 13:21
Where I went to Sunday School too Peter. Always after having knees scrubbed sat on the drop down of the kitchenette. I almost forgot, the former shop front was re-instated with the stone as well. Doing the house up was where my dad showed me how to put a new face on old stone. A bit of continuity there.


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Stanley
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Posted - 20/06/2011 : 06:08
Noyna and Catlow were the two main flagstone quarries near here, most came from North and Southowram at Bradford, all bedded stone which split easily. Mill flags were mainly Rossendales which didn't cleave as well and had to be planed. Tou can see some on church Street now, they are the ones with grooves on the face, usually thicker than bedded flags. Tubber Hill and Salterforth quarries were famous for setts and sawn stone. See the articles 'Rock Solid' in Stanley's View. The best sawn stone came out of Sagar's bottom quarry on Salterforth Lane, the one that is the car-breakers now.

Most of Barlick house stone came out of Tubber Hill area, good stone and downhill all the way into the town, a major consideration with horse transport. By the time motor transport came in after WW1 almost all the building in Barlick was finished. Norman Sutcliffe was the expert in re-use of demolition stone and he once told me that the only house building stone worth reclaiming was 4" and 6". (deep). All copings got a good price and mill flags were OK as long as they weren't oil-stained. Good worn back yard and interior flags were the best price of the lot.


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Callunna
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Posted - 20/06/2011 : 10:30
I think it's highly selfish of these developers - don't they realise that our first walks book* referred to Fernbank Mill and now we're going to have to re-write some of the walks and update the maps for the second book?

People make these airy decisions without thinking of the mayhem of the knock-on effect to others...

 Wink

* "Explore The Barnoldswick Countryside" available from: The Council Shop and The Good Life, Barnoldswick; Discover Pendle, Boundary Mill, Colne; and on eBay.co.uk. Only £4.

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Posted - 21/06/2011 : 09:45
Cally, did you work for Edmondsons ? I did a couple of vacation breaks there piece and roller carrying and some cut looking. Nice bunch of people. It must have been 1970/71 when I was there. 

There was a lovely guy who managed the warehouse but I cannot remember his name.

Have you any names from your time there? Nolic 

 

 


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Callunna
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Posted - 21/06/2011 : 10:51
It would have been 1974. Can't remember the name of the firm - only that earning close to £40 a week was an absolute fortune for a 16-year-old.

The only person's name I remember was Teddy Atkinson - quite a character. We used to waltz around holding hands and giggling, just to set tongues wagging (he was in his 40s but it was all perfectly innocent.)


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elise
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Posted - 21/06/2011 : 20:18
saw Ken today the mill owner going to meet up with archivist at Preston on wednesday to discuss lodging the mill ledgers in Lancs RO, he says there is a complete set from 1915 all in excellent condition


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Stanley
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Posted - 22/06/2011 : 06:27
Keep your eye on Downloads for the Calf Hall Minute Books. Doc is working on the file. 1888-1960.


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elise
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Posted - 06/07/2011 : 15:26
Mill ledgers going to Lancs RO at Preston


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Tardis
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Posted - 24/08/2011 : 11:33


quote:
Callunna wrote:
quote:
Callunna wrote:
Uh oh.

What are the odds on Fernbank Mill 'accidently' going up in flames at some point in the near future...

I believe there was a fire there last night, by an absolutely amazing coincidence...
Pictures in the Telegraph

I saw the engines coming down the road on Monday night about 11pm and wondered where they were going

Sounds a bit odd that they left oil on site, when it was being demolished. Usually the first stuff to go to avoid issues in the "future"



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