Our industrial heritage 3

This is the view from the Homebase car park in Burnley, Lancashire.P1010996

P1010997The old chimney stands proud in front of the viaduct which carries the trains. There are some workmen on the tracks, presumably carrying out engineering maintenance from the unusual looking train parked further up the line.

Our industrial heritage 2

Travelling along the Leeds to Liverpool canal in the opposite direction from the one shown in my last post, past the Weavers’ Triangle and behind the new college buildings on Trafalgar Street, there are a couple more examples of the magnificent chimneys in the town.

P1010908P1010912Before you get to them you pass extensive works on the canal where it looks like they are widening the canal but they are in fact just replacing the retaining wall. A few weeks ago the canal was actually blocked off to allow the rubbish to be cleared from the bottom but the weather was too awful to get a decent picture.  P1010914