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epw024606 ENGLAND (1928).  The Cliff Brick Works, Cliff, 1928


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    Title [EPW024606] The Cliff Brick Works, Cliff, 1928
    Reference EPW024606
    Date September 1928
    Place name CLIFF
    Parish KINGSBURY
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 421856,  298403
    Longitude / Latitude -1.6773979526746,  52.582639541995
    National Grid Reference SP219984
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    Pins (23)

     Boarded foot crossing providing access to the brick works from across the fields to the north west.

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    Toby44
    Wednesday 15th of January 2014 08:17:11 AM
     The Cliff Sidings up home signal. This would have been kept at danger to protect trains entering or leaving the sidings from or to the up line, i.e. the line north towards Tamworth and Derby, coming towards us in the photograph.

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    Toby44
    Wednesday 15th of January 2014 08:12:43 AM
     Permanent way gang apparently giving some attention to the crossover.

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    Toby44
    Wednesday 15th of January 2014 08:04:27 AM
     Signal cleared for the passage of a train travelling away from us.

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    Toby44
    Wednesday 15th of January 2014 08:02:22 AM
     Trailing connection into the private siding. Where possible connections to sidings like this were always in the trailing direction, ie trains had to reverse into them, as it was much safer, with a greatly reduced risk of trains on the main running line accidentally being diverted into the siding with disasterous results. The connection at the other end of the siding just this side of the overbridge is also trailing.

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    Toby44
    Wednesday 15th of January 2014 07:57:51 AM
     Farm vegetable gardens.

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    johnny {strip}
    Thursday 14th of March 2013 01:33:31 AM
     Brickworks pond

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    johnny {strip}
    Thursday 14th of March 2013 01:31:02 AM
     House constructed of blue engineering bricks.

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    johnny {strip}
    Thursday 14th of March 2013 01:29:44 AM
     Railway workers cabin.

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    johnny {strip}
    Thursday 14th of March 2013 01:03:25 AM
     Track passing through Cliff brick works(Hathernware)

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    johnny {strip}
    Thursday 14th of March 2013 01:00:22 AM
     MB, If this track still exists it runs east up and between Slateley Hall and Slateley farm,the farm outbuildings now being private dwellings that overlook Piccadilly & Oil Depot.

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    johnny {strip}
    Thursday 14th of March 2013 12:56:37 AM
     Across the railway bridge opposite the wood there was a small group of cottages,I believe it was called Rosy Row?

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    johnny {strip}
    Thursday 14th of March 2013 12:28:22 AM
    According to the 1903 OS there were four cottages in the row, which was called Cliff Cottages. It may also have been known as Rosy Row of course.

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    Toby44
    Wednesday 15th of January 2014 08:14:20 AM
     Track leading to Wilnecote brick works & Stoneware Ltd, at Dosthill.

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    johnny {strip}
    Wednesday 13th of March 2013 10:05:42 PM
     Hathernware Ltd as we knew it when we were kids(1950`s) was en-route walking or riding on the pram to Mr Bayliss shop at Dosthill to fetch our rations

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    johnny {strip}
    Wednesday 13th of March 2013 09:10:27 PM
     Unsurfaced farm track leading to Holte Hall Farm and Whately

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    johnny {strip}
    Wednesday 13th of March 2013 07:25:53 PM
     The M42 Motorway now runs through this landscape in front of Stately Farm

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    MB
    Tuesday 4th of December 2012 06:01:41 PM
    MB, I don`t think the image is of Slateley farm but was Smiths farm? now sadly demolished, I believed Slateley Hall and farm were at the top of the hill overlooking Trinity Rd & Piccadilly,

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    johnny {strip}
    Thursday 14th of March 2013 12:46:29 AM

    MB
    Tuesday 4th of December 2012 05:58:34 PM
     Stately Farm

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    MB
    Tuesday 4th of December 2012 05:58:00 PM
    Dear MB,I recall in 1950`s a farm further along,I presume long demolished on a bend about half way to the rail bridge near cliff, downhill from Slately hall farm we played in the empty abandoned buildings we knew it as Smiths farm

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    johnny {strip}
    Wednesday 13th of March 2013 09:58:19 PM
    In the 1950`s Slateley Hall farm was a working farm,we often rode our bikes through it on our way to fish for sticklebacks and catch newts at the Cliff brickworks pond.

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    johnny {strip}
    Thursday 14th of March 2013 01:20:43 AM
     Ex Midland Railway linking Birmingham and Derby

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    MB
    Tuesday 4th of December 2012 05:57:29 PM
     Railway - possibly narrow gauge - to main clay pit, out of shot

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    MB
    Tuesday 4th of December 2012 05:56:57 PM
     Old claypit

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    MB
    Tuesday 4th of December 2012 05:50:24 PM
     Signalbox controlling access to brickworks sidings

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    MB
    Tuesday 4th of December 2012 05:49:47 PM
    Cliff Sidings box closed on the 28th October 1962.

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    Toby44
    Wednesday 15th of January 2014 07:51:28 AM
     Inclined plane on trestle, possibly carring railway, maybe narrow gauge

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    MB
    Tuesday 4th of December 2012 05:48:24 PM

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    User Comment Contributions

    Remember Hathernware Ltd Ciiff,

    JOHNTY
    Wednesday 8th of July 2015 04:29:19 PM
    This works was known as "Hathernware Ltd"

    johnny {strip}
    Sunday 2nd of March 2014 09:51:06 PM