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Greg
Coventry
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1 of 9  Sun 19th Oct 2014 10:02pm  
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I have uploaded three images, from the 1970`s, in my gallery.
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morgana
the secret garden
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2 of 9  Mon 20th Oct 2014 2:01pm  
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Thank you Greg great capture with the last one coming down. Thumbs up
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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3 of 9  Wed 22nd Oct 2014 12:29pm  
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Hi Greg. Me again, have no idea how to get into those pictures, but sounds like the old leckie was coming down. I was going to ask if it was still working, guess not. On post 27 of the slough the map shows there where two shafts sunk, now how did they build a power station over them. When you crossed the path to the field on your way to Sutton Stop there was a branch line that led down to the leckie, so the train came right up to AG Rd, then shunted the coal wagons down that line. The hot water from the cooling towers used to flow out through a special concrete culvert into the canal, half-way between SS and Tusses Bridge. We kids called it the hot waters, but that's where most of the kids from that area learnt to swim. In the warm waters.
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Floating Chamber
West Midlands
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4 of 9  Fri 13th Feb 2015 2:54pm  
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I worked there for a week in Whitsun, 1963. Commandos (CommServices Refractory) were re bricking a boiler. My father was a bricklayer; it was dirty, dusty work, but good pay for a labourer. I got £11.16.0d clear for five week days.
A. J. Beardsmore.

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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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5 of 9  Fri 13th Feb 2015 9:25pm  
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Kaga. If you look to the left of the page, directly under the coat of arms at top you will see "Members Gallery". Click on that, you will find members pics. Just scroll down to find Greg's photographs.
Just old and knackered

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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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6 of 9  Sat 14th Feb 2015 11:13am  
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Norman Conquest. Thanks, yes found them, and thanks Greg for the pictures, Kaga.
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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7 of 9  Sat 14th Feb 2015 11:49am  
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Hi Kaga. Bit off topic I know but did you ever know a guy named Si Russell? Think his name must have been Simon but we all called him Si. He lived up Aldermans Green Rd almost opposite the entrance to the Electricity works but a bit further up.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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8 of 9  Mon 16th Feb 2015 7:01pm  
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Norman. Hi, no can't recall him, I left there in 44, if before that is there any thing to distinguish him by? The old power station was part of my childhood, we played football just inside the gates, the path at the side we did our first courting encounters, swam in the warm water of the cooling towers, put pennies on the railway line that fed it, to see what shape they came out, after the train had passed over them. And it was in full view of our bedroom window. Two of my uncles worked there. We called it the Leckie.
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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9 of 9  Mon 16th Feb 2015 7:46pm  
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Ah! Pennies on the line, I had a few flat pennies myself. Did you ever get those fog warners and put them on the line or throw bricks at them? Si Russell worked with me at the pit. I would call for him about 6.00 in the morning to take him to work on my motor bike. Every morning he would get out a bottle of rum and we would have a couple of tots before we set off. Madness. A tall thin man with the sombre expression of an undertaker. Lived topside of the Leckie gates, t'other side of the road.
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