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Relics - set one
1 Sign from Ramsbottom Street Methodist Church, Crewe.
2, 3, 4 Gas water heater or geyser to the left with storm lantern hanging to the right (in 2). Various small items and Tilley Lamp to the right (in 4).
5 Large oil can with tea “billy can” to right, ceramic “S-bend” in front and early WC pan behind.
6 Jigsaw, driven at foot level by belt and lineshaft, which pulled the blade down, tensioning the bow at the top which then brought the blade back up again.
7 Driving belt or brake lining, made up of four strands of rope riveted together.  Probably part of a drum or winding house.  Found detached at Penmachno Quarry.
8 Oil and watering cans made up from various tins found in one of the the compressor houses at Oakeley Quarry.
9 Clog or shoe on mending last, and to the right a large mended kettle from Oakeley Quarry.
10 Yellow octagonal chimney pot with wooden cask to right.
11 Glazed jar, milk churn and barrel.
12 Bandsaw, with option of pulleys for belt drive from overheard shafting, or handle for turning by hand.  Assorted wheels in front (also shown in 14).
13 Sign from cafe in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
14 Assorted wheels
15 Painted wooden Licensing sign, originally displayed over arched entrance to The Liberal Club, Coventry.
During the 1960s and early 70s many Victorian buildings were being demolished to make way for new developments.
This was when I started my work of recording.  From time to time I was also able to salvage some items as well, though not as many as I would have liked.
As the following pictures show, these are on display in a rough and ready way along one side of the mill.
The photographs of these relics have been divided into four sets for easy viewing.