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Report (Permission Visit) Big Bill, Crewe - May 2015

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by GRONK, May 12, 2015.

  1. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
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    I didn't intend to put these photos on 28DL as I took them for a different project with my voluntary work, but I may as well share them with you fine people. :D

    History of Big Bill.
    Now I'm going to get really sentimental again but, One of my earliest memories (I know it is weird) is this clock tower in Crewe I can remember my mum and dad taking me into town shopping and always seeing the clock dominating the skyline. It was built as part of the 'Queensway' development in the late 1950's. It is a hand laid brick structure perched on top of the high street. It originally featured a blue glass face with gold markings, but was changed to white in the 1970's. Rumour has it that railway staff from the station and Crewe works complained that they could not read the time from the blue face so the council changed the glass. The clock tower and it's building have recently been purchased by Cheshire East Council and is earmarked for demolition in the next few years. So as you can imagine I jumped at the opportunity to take a trip up the tower, very few people have been granted permission so I was straight up.

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    (On the left: Bus Maintenance Depot)
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    Cheers for looking. :thumb
     

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  2. WildBoyz

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    Liking the pics of the bells and the clock works they are lovely :thumb
     
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    Quite cool :thumb Cheers for sharing
     
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    Yeah I'd have been straight up it as well, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Nice one there mate well done
     
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    cracking pics :thumb
     
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  8. GRONK

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    Cheers gents, definitely worth another look, if I get the offer again.
     
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    Not bad that Gronk..worth a look whilst its still standing :thumb
     
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    Some really nice views from up there, clockworks dece as well, nice photos :thumb
     
  11. GRONK

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    Just found this in my collection,

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