#461 – Chatterley Whitfield Revisited 2


Institute shaft looming overhead.


The view from the landscapes slagheap.


The Chatterley Whitfield company logo, cast in iron.


Platt Shaft headgear.


The looming bulk of the Hesketh.


And another one, a little further away. I wanted to frame it between some of the surface buildings to give it a little more context.


Steam boilers. These weren’t the main boilers for the Hesketh winding gear, but they received exhaust steam from the winding engine. This was then used at low pressure to generate electricity through mixed pressure turbine sets. Information from Tarboat’s picture in Flickr.


Similar aspect to last time, but I just couldn’t get the composition. This of course is in a different orientation, best of a bad bunch, I didn’t like any of the portrait format ones.


Same view as last time, well almost!



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Eddie Devall says:

    What a place it must have been in its heyday, and stunning still as shown here.


    1. andy says:

      Thanks Eddie. Worth taking a look at some of the footage on this Youtube video to get a glimpse of it in its heyday, plus you can see just how big the slag heap used to be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjEFWCPHK8c


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