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John38

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Re: Foundry & Trimming Shop
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2013, 15:20:02 »
So much to glean from this, many thanks, Kyn.

It will be 'old hat' to you knowledgeable folk, but to an upstart like me  :) seeing 'Rats Bay' written down (reply #8)
is wonderful. It featured high in my childhood: when the Spanish Main and pirates lived between it and the Gas Works at Westminster.
I'd assumed until now that Rats Bay was a slang name invented by us kids.

I have tried to visualize the Foundry, but my memory banks have been wiped clean. I remember taking a message to a Blacksmith Apprentice, Johnny Wellbourne (spl?),
in the Blacksmiths shop, with all the Dante-like trimmings that presented, and it does seem to chime with the photo that Conan posted. But then one might anticipate
a commonality between them I suspect

Minsterboy

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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 15:14:46 »
When I started in the docks in 1972, the site of the Foundry was just bare ground where we used to stack up great heaps of broken wooden pallets prior to burning.

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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2013, 14:40:19 »
A plan showing its placement.

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 14:25:29 »
 :)  Thank you for the addition Conan!

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 14:15:47 »
Interior shot of the foundry.The chaps are obviously putting the cores in place for a big moulding to be cast in a sand floor.

To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain a child......Cicero

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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 13:09:54 »
Ok, thanks :)

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 13:04:17 »
I have just checked and no it doesn't.  I will add a plan soon showing it's placement, it was close to the mast pond.

merc

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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 12:57:03 »
Does the building still exist, Kyn?

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