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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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JT
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Posted - 16/09/2011 : 12:41
And there we have it ladies and gentlemen Callunna has removed all her posts, which were suggestive and inciting, and only left the more innocent ones.
If she has done so because she has realised her wrongdoing then I thank and applaud her, but if done to hide her mistake, then I'm pleased that I managed to quote some of her comments in my last post... there as a lasting inditement of her scathing suggestions.
...Perhaps a truce is in order.


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Callunna
Revolving Grey Blob


3044 Posts
Posted - 16/09/2011 : 13:02
The bits I found offensive in JT's posts had been edited out by him. 

Mr Taylor, this website is populated by good natured people who like to have a banter, often humorous, sometimes heated - just like real life. We express opinions, argue, discuss - and rarely does it get nasty.

I withdrew my posts because I have no desire to get embroiled in what you seem to consider as a personal attack on you and your company, which of course it wasn't, and after your edits some of them were out of context anyway.

I'm out of this thread now so there's no point your getting all inflamed (oops, wrong word...) hot under the collar (hmm, maybe not) ... worked up any more.

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JT
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9 Posts
Posted - 16/09/2011 : 13:39
Thank you Callunna.
I'm all for "banter, often humorous, sometimes heated - just like real life", as you suggest, but people need to be very careful not to cross the line in situations, which have legal; financial; health; safety; and environmental issues at stake, and which are being looked at by Police, Fire & Recue, Environment Agency, HSE etc
Your most recent post has crossed back over to the humorous, where your original comments were not, but c'est la vie, I think both sides have now been aired to sufficiency.
I too wish you all the best.
At least we have livened up the forum briefly.


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Another
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6250 Posts
Posted - 16/09/2011 : 14:24
Hats off to both of you. I wish the spats I get involved with on the site could be resolved so sensibly. Nolic


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 16/09/2011 : 15:40
I agree Comrade. I think it was a good thing for JT to come on the forum, express his view and put the record straight.  He's right about the negative image of the demolition industry. True, as he says, there are some fly-by-night characters but they never last long. My time with Norman when we demolished Ellenroad was an education for me. It's a dangerous and demanding job but there are some good men out there and they usually have a good sense of humour. Now, what I want to know is who's dropping the stack and when?  Cutting it out or a little pill in the bottom..... Can't be Mervyn Simpson, he went to the great geli store in the sky a long time ago.


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JT
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Posted - 16/09/2011 : 16:06
I'm humbled by your comments gents... thankyou.
As for "who is dropping the stack", our chosen sub-contractor for these works will be John Warburton (not the bread maker!)... Warburtons Steeplejacks & Co Ltd (http://warburtonssteeplejacks.co.uk/) the Fred Dibnah of the North West.  And the method to be adopted will be cutting out and propping, then a little bonfire to burn out the props and topple the stack... the old fashioned way.
Not sure of date yet... sometime early October, when we have cleared away the old engine house from the base of the chimney.
We don't like explosives... so uncouth !


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


2021 Posts
Posted - 16/09/2011 : 18:39
Hello JT, I am pleased to see that the heat has gone out of this little spat, and that though some may be smarting a little, if they are true Barlickers, they will soon forgive. I do know that Mr Clarke was apalled by the suggestion of deliberate firing. He and I got to know each other quite well as for ten years I lived on the other side of the connifer hedge at the east side of the car park. I was the chap who had to call out the Police on many occasions when the local idiots were on the roof of the mill, in the mill, smashing out of the mill through the roller shutter doors on fork lift trucks etc, and it was I who with Mr Clarke, other residents and the Police had the barrier installed across the car park entrance, but not until I had lost my home thanks to crime commited elsewhere, over the border. Heather is what I consider to be a friend and a local, one of the few, when posting on this site, sometimes done in the heat of the moment, mistakes can be made made, hearsay may be quoted and some will get upset. Some will forgive, but beware, others may not!!


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 17/09/2011 : 06:49
JT, a few sticks of high speed Gelegnite in the right place can't half save some work. I watched Mervin pill Dee Mill stack and blow it, very tidy job, the pics are on the site. Punch Dee Mill into the forum search. Mind you I've seen some glorious cock-ups! Remember the cooling towers at Halifax? Norman had to go in and handball the remains afterwards, a very dangerous job.


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Tardis
Regular Member


453 Posts
Posted - 17/09/2011 : 11:09
JT, I bow to your insider knowledge

I only had the report in the telegraph to go on, and the media are not known for missing an opportunity to sensationalise or reporting the facts accurately.


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TOM PHILLIPS
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4164 Posts
Posted - 17/09/2011 : 12:22
Shut up about explosives Stanley,you'll put us out of work.Laughing


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 18/09/2011 : 05:29
OK Tom, I'll stop advertising high speed geli!


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


2021 Posts
Posted - 02/10/2011 : 10:21
I have just heard that Fernbank Mill chimney is going down today at app,1300.


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gus
Regular Member


704 Posts
Posted - 02/10/2011 : 11:41
Correct Peter, I was talking to the Demolition man this morning and he says that they will set the fire at 1.00 pm. and it should take about 20 - 30 minutes for the Chimney to drop. The demolition of the mill is being undertaken by "Steptoes"


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panbiker
Senior Member


2301 Posts
Posted - 02/10/2011 : 13:59
A good turnout for the demise of the chimney and a proper way to drop it. Smoke coming out of the top as it was designed for. A couple of seconds once it started and it was all over. Plenty of cameras and videos about so there should be some good photo's shortly. I managed a few but slightly mis-timed my mult-shot and went a bit early. Camera was saving off at the best bit - oops!


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 02/10/2011 : 14:38
Pics on Steeplejack's Corner.


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