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Re: Olde Pen & ink Sheerness yard
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2011, 20:01:35 »
Hi all. I got another of those questions that I am good at. I was in the dock yard today, collecting some timber, not the first time as I used to run Bananas up to Wakefield. Now there is a building that stands alone with a lot of pipe work hanging off of it. It is similar to the building in the second pic with the chimney. The windows look the same but it is much further away from the wall. This building has puzzeled me for some time now, if you know the yard it is on the corner in the middle of the Crown Timber Yard. Regards, Sentinel S4.
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2011, 13:34:04 »
Leofwine. Along the bottom of the first print it appears to say

London Pub Jan 1837 by Ackerman and co 20 Strand
Not quite as it seems.
The 2 drawings are in the collection of the National Maritime Museum, clearly marked 'Published by Henry Moses, Oct 1 1824'.
(In place of 'London pub Jan 1837' etc in the first drawing and the long blank panel of bricks lower left in the second drawing.)

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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2011, 11:32:28 »
Leofwine re the smell ? sailors of many ages referred to Sheerness as Sheernasty .They did not appreciate the sea air here .( but I am sure they enjoyed the other  many pubs / hobbies / ladies here )
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2011, 09:30:37 »
Thank you Herb Collector. I really appreciated that answer. Now I wonder what happened to these engines................ Sentinel S4.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011, 00:07:54 »
In the first of these magnificent sketches are they Black Country/Potteries Bottle kilns in the foreground? If so is there any remining crockery in existance from them? In the second is that an engine house of some description with a spare cylinder laying out front for a beam engine? Regards, Sentinel S4.
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The kilns were used to produce 'Roman' cement used in the building of Sheerness dockyard, the cement made from separia stone collected from the Sheppey coast.
Production began in 1811 with the necessary kilns and a 12 hp steam engine and mill with 2 pairs of stones.
Later a much larger steam crushing mill with a 50 hp steam engine was used. The cement manufactured at Sheerness also being used at Chatham and Woolwich.
Source: The Isle of Sheppey and 'Roman' cement. P MacDougall, Bygone Kent vol11, no 5.

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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2011, 18:39:24 »
Hi, CDP.
        Having seen another of these posts and reading the print I know what you have achieved in other areas of life. The 'Oracle' was in, I sadly have never had the time. I refer to the Sheerness Tourist Guide and printer. Please don't knock your self, the fact that you are on this site shows a very keen interlect. The I should imagine there was an engine house there, the boilers would have provided steam for other uses as well. When I mean 'engine' I am refering to some product of the Boulton and Watt empire or similar, I am not refering to locos as it is a bit too early for them to appear. Sentinel S4.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2011, 17:08:14 »
Sentinel S4 Hello ,sorry I cant really help there ,perhaps one of our intelligent members may be able to . ??
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011, 13:50:22 »
Leofwine. Along the bottom of the first print it appears to say

London Pub Jan 1837 by Ackerman and co 20 Strand
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 22:10:37 »
I saw the thread title and thought it just meant Sheerness smelled bad!  I guess that's what comes from having a father who is a cockney!

On a more serious note, is there a date for those pictures?
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 17:54:42 »
In the first of these magnificent sketches are they Black Country/Potteries Bottle kilns in the foreground? If so is there any remining crockery in existance from them? In the second is that an engine house of some description with a spare cylinder laying out front for a beam engine? Regards, Sentinel S4.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 17:06:58 »


Very difficult to see this .Lots of HULKS  r.h. SIDE

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 16:55:48 »

Sheerness yard from the Fountain Inn No.2

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 16:46:30 »

Sheerness Yard from a window in The Fountain Inn

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