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Old 17-08-2003, 01:53   #16
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Does anyone remember the old cable car system? *If so can someone please tell me what the purpose was of the tunnel that went under burnley road (just below where it was) which used to start behind the garages off Woodside road in Huncoat. *When I was about 9 0r 10 I followed it and it brought me out in a field just off Burnley road where there was a cave in, it looked like it went on further, but I can't see any exit. *This was a proper tunnel not a culvert. *It was an arch made from Accy brick. *The enterance behind the garages has since been built upon.
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Old 05-09-2003, 09:08   #17
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Actually it was the Empire State Building.
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Old 07-09-2003, 08:26   #18
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And true about the moulds.Nori came to be because in the beginning the mould maker got it wrong.Th owners however liked the idea so much they then kept the name NORI.Otherwise it would now be known as the IRON brickworks.
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Old 07-09-2003, 11:45   #19
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Not necessarily so. Whenever I see something about Accy Brick and the Nori sign, it usually says "legend has it" or such like.

The mould not being reversed when it was made is one - another is that the letters were *simply put up in the wrong order during construction, from bottom to top.

Plus the Empire State Building is not the only well known building made from Nori, just the most famous. *
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Old 22-09-2003, 11:39   #20
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I dont want to to sound dim but I heard a rumour that Accy Nori brick was used for the Empire state Building in USA. Are they pulling my leg? :P
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Old 22-09-2003, 14:16   #21
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No Malibu they weren't pulling your leg as Cazzer said it's the most famous building built with Accy Nori brick
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Old 22-09-2003, 14:26   #22
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Thanks for that Emma. wow that is a famous claim there is certainly talent in our litle town. ;D
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Old 23-10-2003, 09:50   #23
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I ahve also heard that NORI was meant to be IRON but the mould was the wrong way around...

At the risk of half the messageboard getting upset at me disputing this

If the moulds wrong then how come the word Accrington is the right way around?

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Old 23-10-2003, 10:06   #24
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I went to Tucson, Arizona in January and i saw Paul McCartney's house he has out there, and i was told that he had the Nori shipped in to build it!
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Old 23-10-2003, 10:16   #25
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I think the original Nori Bricks just had NORI across them..no mention of Accy
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Old 24-10-2003, 03:15   #26
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"I went to Tucson, Arizona in January and i saw Paul McCartney's house he has out there, and i was told that he had the Nori shipped in to build it! "

When we move I will have to check that out since we will be in Sierra Vista.
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Old 24-10-2003, 09:26   #27
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I have a picture of Nori brickworks (which I have sent to Roy) and I also have a picture of the cable car system, but .. dont know how to attach photos to my emails.  Sorry
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Old 24-10-2003, 10:01   #28
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Think the mistake people refer to is the sign on the chimney.

Emailed the firm a couple of times a while ago, to see if if they could clarify anything, and let us know the true history. Didn't get any replies unfortunately.

Could of course have been a very good marketing ploy!

It is after all one of the discussion points when outsiders are talking about Accy.

And over the years the company has never let us know what is legend or fact. Wonder why?  
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Old 24-10-2003, 11:14   #29
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Check this out then.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3247739864
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Old 24-10-2003, 23:10   #30
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Hi, here is one of my aerial views of the old brick works


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