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Bracebridge Heath, Aircraft Hangars
Bracebridge Heath, Aircraft Hangars
Bracebridge Heath, Aircraft Hangars

The Belfast Truss roof was a novel form of construction that used laminated wooden lattice-braced roof trusses to provide a large clear span which was (27 m here) to accommodate aircraft.

This site was originally the aerodrome of Robey & Co Ltd but it became No 4 Aircraft Acceptance Park.

In WWII AV Roe repaired damaged Lancaster bombers here and latterly it was used as a road haulage depot.

The hangars, which dated to 1916, were demolished in 2001.
 

Chris Lester, 2000

 

Bracebridge Heath, Belfast, Robey, aircraft, hangar, Roe,
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Britannia Works
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Britannia Works
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Britannia Works

The frontage of Marshalls' Britannia Works on Beaumont Street, Gainsborough, an outstanding example of a Victorian engineering works.

Most of the site has now been developed as a retail park.

Gainsborough, Britannia,
Grantham, Boyall's Works
Grantham, Boyall's Works
Grantham, Boyall's Works
Richard Boyall's 'Carriage, Harness and Steam Wheel Works', known as the Brownlow Works, was established about 1860 at the corner of Wharf Road and Station Approach.

The firm manufactured a range of carriages and, especially, artillery wheels for both home and overseas manufacturers of military ordnance.

Much of the factory has disappeared, but the works bell survives and is displayed outside the showroom.

 

Grantham, wheelwright, artillery,
Lincoln, J T B Porter, Advertisement
Lincoln, J T B Porter, Advertisement
Lincoln, J T B Porter, Advertisement

J T B Porter was an iron founder at Gowts Bridge, Lincoln from 1855 until 1919 when the firm amalgamated with Penney & Co.

Porter was one of the principal gas engineers in the country, boasting over 600 installations by the 1880s.

Several Lincolnshire town gasworks were built or extended by his firm. He also installed gasworks at country houses.

It is not known which house is depicted in this advertisement. We would like to hear from anyone who can identify it.

 

Advert, c1875

Lincoln, Porter, gas engineer, founder,
Lincoln, Montague Street Bridge
Lincoln, Montague Street Bridge
Lincoln, Montague Street Bridge

Plaque on the Montague Street Bridge, which was built by J T B Porter & Co at their Gowt's Bridge Foundry off the lower High Street in Lincoln.

The firm specialised in gas works installation, but they also made a wide range of castings for bridges and street furniture.

Ken Redmore, 2011

Lincoln, Montague Street bridge, Porter, Gowts Bridge,