Archive Issue 86

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Archive Issue 86

64 pages. 275x215mm. .

ISSN 1352-7991 86

£6.75

Contents: Birchenwood Colliery & Cokeworks by David Kitching, p3; In the Showroom : Alldays & Onions by Malcolm Bobbitt, p25; Stourbridge Firebricks & Gas Retorts notes by Ian Pope, p31; The Institute : Archive’s reviews, p49; Inbye : Archive’s letters page, p50; Surrey Limeworks Railways by Andrew Neale, p53

Archive Issue 86 - Sample Images

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From: Birchenwood Colliery & Cokeworks Royal Party viewing Carves coke ovens discharging on the 23rd April 1913. The Company Chairman, Colonel Arthur H. Heath is explaining to the King, and William Heath to the Queen. In the background can be seen the condensers and scrubbers associated with the Carl Still ovens. David Kitching collectioncover illustration

From: Stourbridge Firebricks & Gas Retorts The works at Witley were connected to the Great Western Railway at Cradley by means of a private railway about one mile in length. Timmis & Co. worked the line using their own locomotives of which one is seen here. It is possible that the locomotive is an Avonside, Works Number 1370 of 1896 which was supplied new to the colliery company. The building above the fourth wagon could well have been the single road engine shed which housed the locomotive. Unfortunately the image has suffered at the hands of the negative retoucher who has added the lettering on to the wagons, certainly on the two lettered Timmis & Co. and those lettered GWR.

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