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 Post subject: Whittlefield
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:33 pm 

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In the photo archive there is a postcard picture of Whittlefield, showing umpteen mill chimneys.

Can anyone identify from where it was taken, what are the mills in the foreground, etc ?

I have an idea, trying to match it with the large scale 1895 OS map.

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 Post subject: Re: Whittlefield
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:23 pm 
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Which group of photos does it come in Rex, I can’t seem to find it?

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 Post subject: Re: Whittlefield
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:56 am 

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I can't find it directly on the site. However, do a google search for 'Whittlefield' and 'Burnley'. Go to the Images.

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 Post subject: Re: Whittlefield
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:05 am 
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Think it’s taken from Gannow Top on the large track of spare land behind the pub (Derby Arms I think). It’s all houses and M65 around there now.

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 Post subject: Re: Whittlefield
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:40 pm 

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But no mills, surprisingly, close to Gannow Top, Whittlefield way. I thought the two mills in the foreground, seemingly parallel, might be Cairo on the right, Albion on the left. The canal running in front. Then other mills clockwise round in a ring. The streets fit quite well, particularly the parallel ones on the right with another parallel set at right angles on the left.

The photo would be taken from Whittlefield rec.

But I may be totally wrong ! Who might know ? Roger Frost ? Can we ask him ?

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 Post subject: Re: Whittlefield
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:28 pm 
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The picture I’m looking at has the gasometer over to the left, the church to the right I think is no longer there, I think the photographer is high up looking over Whittlefield.

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 Post subject: Re: Whittlefield
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:47 pm 

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Ah, a different picture I think. Mine has white capital lettering bottom left, 'WHITTLEFELD' (note the error), and 'BURNLEY ' bottom right.

My nephew, who is a whizz with maps, came up with the same two mill names without prompting. He like me was born in Burnley.

I'm not sure whether the plot has thickened or diluted. Anyway, interesting !

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