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Old 18-01-2008, 19:16   #1
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Huncoat Cable Cars !

I drive sections of Burnley Road fairly regularly and today I got a flashback... I think.
I remember seeing a cable "car" system - hoppers taking materials from quarries in the Coppice area down to the brickworks. Somewhere near Bolton Ave I think.
Did I really see them or have I dreamt it? I say this because the more I think about it the more I can't recall when this was!

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Old 18-01-2008, 19:45   #2
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Re: Huncoat Cable Cars !

It seems to ring bells with me to.

There is one on teh way into Kirby Lonsdale that is still working.
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Old 18-01-2008, 20:11   #3
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Re: Huncoat Cable Cars !

You must have been dreaming MovedtoBolton, cable cars going over Burnley Rd, (nori brick) never heard owt as daft
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Old 18-01-2008, 20:17   #4
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Re: Huncoat Cable Cars !

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I drive sections of Burnley Road fairly regularly and today I got a flashback... I think.
I remember seeing a cable "car" system - hoppers taking materials from quarries in the Coppice area down to the brickworks. Somewhere near Bolton Ave I think.
Did I really see them or have I dreamt it? I say this because the more I think about it the more I can't recall when this was!

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It was there all right -I remember em well as a small lad in the 60's - used to take stone etc from the quarry at the side of the coppice to the Nori brick works

Cant remember when it stopped and was dismantled, must have been mid to late 60's
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Old 18-01-2008, 20:38   #5
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Re: Huncoat Cable Cars !

Thanks Guys - It's reassuring to know the old grey matter still works, even if it is only in flashback mode
I spent a lot of time around Carlisle Rd and Heaning Ave in 70 and71 and I'm sure the cables had gone by then. Ironically I lived near the cemetery for several years in the 90's and had no recollections of this bit of Accy history at all!!!
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Old 18-01-2008, 20:47   #6
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Re: Huncoat Cable Cars !

Atarah post this pic in 2004 in a thread titled
http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...rick-4064.html (nori brick)
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Old 18-01-2008, 20:48   #7
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Err isn't that the same Pic and thread I linked too
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Old 18-01-2008, 20:49   #8
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Err isn't that the same Pic and thread I linked too
So it is sorry about that
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Old 18-01-2008, 20:50   #9
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Think you were just to subtle KSH
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Old 18-01-2008, 20:53   #10
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Re: Huncoat Cable Cars !

i remember cable cars from quarry to redack brick works in huncoat and there is a tunnell under burnley rd roughly accrington side of hillock vale and i have been through it wen i was a lad. in 1957.
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Old 18-01-2008, 21:42   #11
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Re: Huncoat Cable Cars !

it crossed Burnley Rd, where that housing estate was built just up from the Whittakers, or the Cemetry pub in days gone by.
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Old 18-01-2008, 22:18   #12
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Re: Huncoat Cable Cars !

The cable car didn't come all the way from the quarry, though. At the quarry site itself, there was a little railway which went across a small bridge over the path that led down to Kingsway. Small trucks transported the clay down the hill to a point near Burnley road and it was then transferred to the cable cars.
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Old 19-01-2008, 08:12   #13
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Re: Huncoat Cable Cars !

the cable cars did indeed go down to the
redac brickworks not the nori
it also had a great big wired safety net running across burnley road
so as to catch any falling shale
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Old 19-01-2008, 14:49   #14
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thanks ksh.for photo of cable car crossing burnley rd a pal of mine about 1964 one sunday set the tubs going done a lot damage lucky i was scared and di d not go i think he just got a fine he was a within grove lad some of you older members may know him he would be 57 now
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Old 19-01-2008, 16:08   #15
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Re: Huncoat Cable Cars !

I remember them. I also remember mud on the road underneath that thingy to catch stuff. It would catch stone lumps but sometimes when the tubs came back, upside down, there would be small stuff or slutchy stuff falling out of them.
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