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Re: Street Views of Glassworks
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2010, 02:57:02 PM »
Good idea David, thanks. :thup:  I've rescued Chris' original topic from Archives and merged it with yours above to keep all the info together. Perhaps we should either sticky this along with the Location of... topic we already have pinned up the top of the forum or merge them together as well?


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Re: Street Views of Glassworks
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2010, 05:06:16 PM »
Thanks for that, David.  Nostalgia!!  I can now see (just) my (shared) office window.  Claude Frazer's (Governing Director) is the top floor right hand end behind the lamp post.  On a sadder note, I think the works itself is more or less centred on the scrap yard visible by panning left.  As I suggested in an earlier post the Art Deco offices were right at the entrance gates and well separated from where the real work happened!

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Re: Street Views of Glassworks
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 09:32:03 PM »
Good idea Anne.
Glad to help Adam.

I meant to post a link to show what Leith Citadel did look like c.1920, before it was decapitated:
http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/51917/digital_images/edinburgh+leith+dock+street+johnston+street+citadel+arch/

On SC610475 you can just make out the building as seen on the right in the Google street view.
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Re: Street Views of Glassworks
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2010, 10:34:53 AM »
Not British, I know, but it does tie in - honest.

Holmegaard's 'F5' bottleworks, built in 1972 and owned by Ardagh Glass since Holmegaard went bust:

'F5' Plant

I do recommend taking a 'virtual tour' around the building surrounding the works - they're the old cottages built for factory workers to live in, built from the late 1820s onwards. The glassworks, in its heyday, was literally a self-contained village with its own school, bakery, shops and pub.

The system was modelled closely on British industrial villages of the 1800s, and so is a fair reflection of the types of communities we would once have had on our shores (but have since been torn down or lost to the anonymity of the suburban sprawl).


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Re: Street Views of Glassworks
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2010, 11:06:12 AM »
Perhaps the topic can be opened up to include other international sites? Is it worth moving to the general 'Glass' forum?
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Re: Street Views of Glassworks
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2010, 12:22:58 PM »
I think we should do David, I'll move it over now. :thup:


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Re: Street Views of Glassworks
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2010, 08:33:34 PM »
I'm surprised all the northern folk have missed out the wonderful Lemington glass works. I remember them as a kid not so long ago but currently home to a Land Rover dealership.
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/toontraveller/Glass/LemingtonGlassCone.jpg


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Re: Street Views of Glassworks
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2012, 05:04:17 PM »
Anne,
Ihave done a map of tehUk showing about 90 20th century glassworks, divinding them into those that have closed completely ( about 80%), those whose name is still kept going but do not manufacture from their original premises, ( eg Royal brierly and Ravenhead), those bought ou, and teh thirteen or so still going.
Alongside we have a list of their dates of operation.
Their is also a book called "The Book of Glass" by Gustav Weiss 1966 pub Verlag Ullstein, Berlin (pub UK in English by Barrie & Jenkins) pub 1971 which shows sebveral maps of glass making areas ( pages 333-335,) showing a map of the US, Belgium, Europe, Ile de France, Bohemia, Thuringia with around 400 glass works located.
Not quite street maps but areas of glass making concentration; the scale is small but it blows up well on my photocpier.
It has a green and gold Bohemia beaker circa 1850 on the cover.
Might this help?


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Re: Street Views of Glassworks
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2012, 10:35:08 PM »
I wasn't sure where to post these  - I have a few: -

you might call the collection the state of bohemain glass today

Here is a street view of the Harrach glass works now celebrating their 300 anniversary. Indeed the second picure shows part of the 300 anniversary celebrations in progress.

a great glasshouse and pretty healthy too!

M

 

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