Odds n sods

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    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    Just some snaps of various bits I’ve seen out and about for reference.

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    RAF refuelling bowser. AEC or Bedford? I can’t remember? F7A1D509-A13F-4383-8AA4-FFD77CFEA290.jpeg

    Close buildings. AKA the Shambles in York. 27A9E43E-E128-4603-9CD8-BD6A6342FAF4.jpeg

    GPO K6 telephone boxes. (kiosk version 6) designed by the same chap who designed battersey power station, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. (Newark Market Place, Notts) 1F67A845-2D4F-4D41-AE0E-E7AA4C69B866.jpeg

    Waste door in the wall of the promenade at scarborough. 806812BD-F032-401B-A7E1-521874A6256A.jpeg

    Market hall and old painted sign in Scarborough.
     
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    Found this in Edwinstowe today (just outside Sherwood Forest)
    I can see the round plate is for retaining the small wall, but what of the two ventricle posts with the circular fitting? BF9B5262-B341-49DF-81F5-D0127D344582.jpeg
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Another odd one for your pics, Andy. This plaque and the associated casting in the wall is at the bottom of Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, by the present Lidl supermarket. It's not strictly correct as it states that chains were drawn across to stop traffic, but this was not what the cast hole was for. It was used to feed wire ropes through onto coal wagons, powered by a gas engine in the gasworks, to pull loaded coal wagons into the works when gas was being produced, as obviously they couldn't allow a steam loco into the gasworks for fear of explosion. I can remember this happening in my younger days when 'Town Gas' was being made in local gasworks all over the country before the advent of 'North Sea Natural Gas'.
    Keith.

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    Interesting! :thumbs:
     

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