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Derby Poppies: Weeping Window
« on: June 21, 2017, 12:20:23 PM »

Remember the the poppies (Made in Derby) that where at the tower of London, now some of them have come back to Derby, I was looking at the Derby Peregrine web cam.
http://www.derby.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/conservation/peregrines/peregrine-camera-1/
and noticed part of the display ... look towards 1 on a clock face and you see the tower near the river with the poppies on it.
https://www.1418now.org.uk/commissions/poppies-weeping-window-at-derby/
enjoy .  :)

Edit. note the tower is called the shot tower, that is the place lead shot was made a long time ago by poring molten lead from the top and by the time it had hit the bottom it formed in to round balls or lead shot.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2017, 12:29:24 PM by tickmike »
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Re: Derby Poppies: Weeping Window
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 05:38:54 PM »

Edit. note the tower is called the shot tower, that is the place lead shot was made a long time ago by poring molten lead from the top and by the time it had hit the bottom it formed in to round balls or lead shot.

Thank you for the link.

My understanding is that such "shot towers" had a tank of cold water at the bottom so that the lead was slowed in the final moments of its decent and also cooled rapidly.
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Re: Derby Poppies: Weeping Window
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 06:40:26 PM »

I did not know (or forgot ) .
The silk mill was a industrial museum, it got emptied a few years ago with the government cuts as DCC could not afford to run it,  It used to have lots of Rolls Royce engines and a RB211 engine, which I think is still there,
https://youtu.be/M-9DxIJOHBY
 there was a fully working 'Strowger' telephone Exchange demo, also some stuff I used to work on to do with the APT train.
https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/72796000/jpg/_72796719_aaaadvancedpassengertrainpa.jpg
I think we slowed down to about 150MPH for the station.  ;D

My father used to take me to the museum to look at the model train layout a long long time ago.  :)
There is talk about opening it up again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-26065529
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