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Default Town Hall Clock Tower, Manchester October 2008 - 14-06-2011, 12:44

I visited my parents over the weekend, and my dad decided that all of a sudden the internet might be of some use to him. So i managed to cobble together a computer for him, and low and behold some pictures i thought i d lost forever.

Bit of history from wiki

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The 280-foot (85 m) bell tower, housing a carillon of 23 bells, the last 12 of them are hung for full circle change ringing and were manufactured by John Taylor Bellfounders. The clock bell, Great Abel, is named after Heywood and weighs 8 tons 2.5 cwt. It is inscribed with the initials AH and the Tennyson line Ring out the false, ring in the true. The clock is by Gillett and Bland (predecessor of Gillett and Johnston) and was originally wound using hydraulic power supplied by Manchester Hydraulic Power. Its face bears the inscription Teach us to number our Days, from Psalm 90:12.


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Default 14-06-2011, 13:45

i do love it when you dig up and old hard drive/computer and find stuff you forgot about. I did it a while ago and found a folder from when i was about 15 just called fit women lol
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Default 14-06-2011, 16:01

Good stuff


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Default 14-06-2011, 17:19

Very nice, it would be good to see how the sky line has changed in 3 years from a similar pov
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Default 14-06-2011, 17:21

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Very nice, it would be good to see how the sky line has changed in 3 years from a similar pov
yeah i ll have to get myself up there again.


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Default 14-06-2011, 21:17

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Very nice, it would be good to see how the sky line has changed in 3 years from a similar pov
Check out my report then, I went up there last year


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Default 15-06-2011, 11:53

Fantastic, they were the glory days of rooftopping - you could literally walk into any building and get onto the roof!


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Default 15-06-2011, 18:27

New game though, "Name that crane".

Is that the origin crane brothers to the right on pic 14?
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