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Default 12-08-2010, 14:00

There is a public footpath up the river bank, it starts at the security office, quite pleasant, but it just stops, there is no other end, but all the same - a good view up the river, derilect boats etc. Iit's not fenced off from the works. It goes past one of the shafts where the Alwen Pipeline goes under the River Dee in a tunnel.

There is also a good history book on the place "the summers of shotton" , by Brian Redhead (Radio 4 Today presenter, now deceased). I guess it's only available 2nd hand now, but a good read.

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Default 12-08-2010, 15:06

Isn't this the building which looks like the Linotype one at Altrincham? I'm sure you've posted comparisons before Phil.


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wonder where that drain leads to
It runs from the north side of the site, right underneath the workshop and main offices, then flows into the Dee. Its more of a little culvert drain. (I dont know my drains well btw)


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Default 12-08-2010, 17:41

so no man holes half way down? shame..


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Isn't this the building which looks like the Linotype one at Altrincham? I'm sure you've posted comparisons before Phil.
The building was designed by James France a friend of Harry Summers. james was steeped in the Manchester Edwardian school of terracotta and shiny red brick, which explained why the finished work resembled the Midland Hotel in Manchester. Built in 1908.

It's worth a good mooch up the river bank (up side of the security hut):

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BOAT PICS!






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Default 12-08-2010, 21:47

I love that building, it just looks so good facing the river.
Also at the rail triangle you will find a half buried pill box !! that is not easy to see.


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Default 12-08-2010, 22:52

Theres a few along the sides of the Dee.







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Default 12-08-2010, 23:00

Interesting, good to see something new. I presume the part you explored was Corus until recently then?
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Default 12-08-2010, 23:51

yeah, still some corus posters up inside.



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