#23 – A ‘Get Carter’ Landscape

I’m a huge fan of the 60’s Michael Caine film ‘Get Carter’, particualrly the cinematography and the bleak northern landscapes it portrayed.  In particular, I have long been intrigued by the final scenes of the aerial ropeways taking coal to the staithes. This landscape has all but vanished, but I discovered that there was one ropeway left in the country, and it was just up the roadat Claughton Manor Brickworks  in Lancaster. It was a Friday afternoon when I went, and it had stopped for the day, and the hoppers were dangling in the wind blowing off Caton Moor. They make for a strange scene, possibly due to their unfamiliarity these days, but it was interesting to see this ancient method of moving raw materials about, still in operation in the 21st Century!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s