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Old 21-01-2008, 06:47   #16
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I think there was a lodge in that area to, am I right.
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Old 21-01-2008, 22:00   #17
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There certainly was a lodge there, I remember that as it disappeared much more recently. The new estate "Foxwood Chase" is built on the site.
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Old 26-01-2008, 17:52   #18
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Did these cable cars link up to a railway line that ran down behind Accy cricket club ? I remember playing down there as a kid and the sleepers and track were still visible, I remember there being a bridge down there too.
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Old 27-01-2008, 12:34   #19
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no the ariel cars only fed the redac brickworks
the railway behind the cricket pavilion locally called the donkey track
ran from the main line to the nori brickworks at altham
transreing coal one way and red bricks tother
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Old 28-01-2008, 14:30   #20
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Did these cable cars link up to a railway line that ran down behind Accy cricket club ? I remember playing down there as a kid and the sleepers and track were still visible, I remember there being a bridge down there too.
no but the line yer on about used to have a great bogie, which used to gather great speed down the slope when we snaffled it.
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Old 30-01-2008, 17:29   #21
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thanks beechy for the flashback to the railway that went past the cricket ground i used to go in huncoatbrick sdgs signal box has a lad when the loco used to come fron nori brickworks with a train of bricks there .is a railway mag called railway bylines july 2007 issue done a few pages on the railway from huncoat mine to altham and nori some good photos in there i am sure you can get back copies i know w h smiths sell it if are intrested
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Old 31-01-2008, 14:57   #22
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no but the line yer on about used to have a great bogie, which used to gather great speed down the slope when we snaffled it.
Digressing a little, but do you remember all those cylindrical concrete blocks on their side on this land .. what were they all about ? Good fun though, jumping from one to another.

Was also good for bike rides, little paths through the grass .. sorta' mini scrambling track.
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Old 31-01-2008, 15:15   #23
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Digressing a little, but do you remember all those cylindrical concrete blocks on their side on this land .. what were they all about ? Good fun though, jumping from one to another.

Was also good for bike rides, little paths through the grass .. sorta' mini scrambling track.
there was a load of them dumped behind our houses on laneside 50s/60s
me mam always told me they were used to block of burnley road during the war ?
unless someone knows better
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Old 31-01-2008, 15:31   #24
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there was a load of them dumped behind our houses on laneside 50s/60s
me mam always told me they were used to block of burnley road during the war ?
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Yes. Beechy that's where I meant .. the land at the side of the cricket ground and behind Laneside. Well, sounds a good explanation to me, would be interesting to have it confirmed though, wouldn't it ?
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Old 06-02-2009, 18:28   #25
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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.
well burt where did you live when you saw them i lived in huncoat in 1957 in Burnley lane and i remember my oldest brother and dad worked at the Brickworks amy bracewell
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:15   #26
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There certainly was a lodge there, I remember that as it disappeared much more recently. The new estate "Foxwood Chase" is built on the site.
I have only just spotted this post, the lodge referred too above was in fact two reservoirs, run by the Accrington water works board, (or so I have always been led to believe).

I think the borough is now linked in to the Hawswater pipeline to Manchester which runs through Huncoat and under what is now Foxwood Chase, It is in fact four large diameter pipes.

There was also a large flooded old shale quarry with a ginny wagon track alongside that carried shale from the new quarry by Kingsway to the aerial flight is it was known that carried the tubs of shale to the Redac brickyard.

I, along with other newly started workers aged 15-16 or so were sent with hammers to knock the ice from the ginny wagon tracks and trucks.That was when we had proper winter's. (By god I still remember the trudge up through the snow). Yours Taddy.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:24   #27
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well burt where did you live when you saw them i lived in huncoat in 1957 in Burnley lane and i remember my oldest brother and dad worked at the Brickworks amy bracewell
Hi Amy, did your dad and brother work at the Redac in the 1960s? if so what are their full names ? as I presume, rightly or wrongly that Bracewell is your married name; I worked at the Redac from 1962 until 1967 and have lived in the village since 1954 so I could well know you and you family. Yours Taddy
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Old 03-05-2014, 21:05   #28
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I remember them,Redac bricks was the sign fixed to the so called safety guards,i think they still used it till well in the 70s.
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Old 04-05-2014, 18:51   #29
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Yes, you are right about the Redac sign Jack, I have a picture of the Aerial flight with the Redac sign on both sides of the,as you say, (so called safety guards)
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Old 04-05-2014, 19:11   #30
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Amy's maiden name was Bracewell. She had a younger brother, Ralph, and maybe an older brother too. I will let her know about this thread being resurrected.
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