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Default Old smokey - 05-03-2011, 22:09

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Thanks to The village idiot for this one

This is part of a flue to a huge chimney and as chimneys go its a very nice one, and would make for an awesome abseil. The chimney is known locally as barrow bridge mill chimney, but in fact never served barrow bridge mill at all as its too far away. But instead served Smithills bleach works which was situated off smithills croft road. It was built in late 18th century and the parts that are still fairly well intact show a really nice brickwork. But the majority of the tunnel has seen better days as there are a lot of collapses.

The actual length of the flue that is accessible is probably around 40 - 50 meters. There appears to be more but with a collapse at both ends thats all that can be seen today. Although when you get to the side that is closest to the chimney where it splits you can feel and hear air rushing past. What did surprise me about this was the actual size of it, it must of been around 7 foot tall in parts.
























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Default 05-03-2011, 22:19

cool nice one good pics those,
think cc has been in here as its on his doorstep.
did you come out black.
get the spade out and dig :-)
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Default 05-03-2011, 22:20

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Default 05-03-2011, 22:22

Black yeah dead right!! it looked like id bin down pit, covered in soot.

No i dont fancy digging in that , that mud was to thick and im sure i could smell gas.

Have you been down it?


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Default 05-03-2011, 22:22

Very nice well done
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Default 05-03-2011, 22:40

no not been down but seen the chimney like
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Default 05-03-2011, 22:45

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no not been down but seen the chimney like

Yeah its a nice chimney and a big mo fo you can see it nearly all over bolton.


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Default 05-03-2011, 22:45

that looks rank in there! see even the rats wouldnt bother with all that soot and mud


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that looks rank in there! see even the rats wouldnt bother with all that soot and mud
Yeah no rats but there was a little path where you could see the coble floor all the way through it Which you could walk on. One thing it was full of though was them huge cave spiders hundreds of em.


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Default 05-03-2011, 22:54

yeh, i'm not going then, i hate spiders.


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