Perseverance Iron Foundry

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Cardiarms
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Postby Cardiarms » Fri 19 Dec, 2008 2:05 pm

I think the G&B bridge would have been where the canal turns to the right.
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Postby Cardiarms » Fri 19 Dec, 2008 2:05 pm

D'oh!
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Postby Cardiarms » Fri 19 Dec, 2008 2:08 pm

Levelled and nothing to see
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Postby Cardiarms » Fri 19 Dec, 2008 2:12 pm

These pigeons had the right idea
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Postby GeeWhitham » Fri 19 Dec, 2008 8:10 pm

This is my first picture attachment so I hope this works! The original photo was only about very small and was scanned some time ago,
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Postby GeeWhitham » Fri 19 Dec, 2008 8:12 pm

Try try again!
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Postby GeeWhitham » Fri 19 Dec, 2008 8:19 pm

Try again!
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Postby peterg » Mon 29 Dec, 2008 11:45 pm

I worked for six weeks at Monk Bridge Iron and Steel Works during the summer school holidays of 1951 and remember that at that time daily reports were being sent to Daniel Doncasters on valve production, although I do not know whether the works had actually been taken over then.

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Postby jf » Fri 13 Feb, 2009 3:26 pm

I explored the line between the canal and river a couple of years ago. Part of the bridge on the north side is visible as two large padstones for the bridge amongst the retaining wall construction (I had a photo of this). You can also see where the line crossed the canal into Albion Works further towards town, the abutment is still visible on the south side of the canal, and on the north side there is a low wall with a large gap in it consistent with where the railway embankment would have been. I am uncertain if this line ran right through the industrial area and connected up with the Canal Road goods yard (there was a bridge over the Leeds-Harrogate line serving the area from this yard, which I still haven't gone to look for)One thing you may not know is that the line was electrified in the early part of the 20th century and became part of the city tram system, assocaited with the corporation yard, running as far as where Yorkshire Chemicals used to be (presumably some sort of goods connection at this point). Vehicles used on the electrified Wortley Fireclay tramway branch used to work out of the corporation depot. I have extensive maps of this area from a project at work and have overlaid them on google earth, you can still make out the position of the sidings in the corporation yard..
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Postby GeeWhitham » Sun 11 Dec, 2011 6:18 pm

Hi All, As I've mentioned before I'm interested in the Perseverenace Iron Foundry. Having failed to find traces of the works itself I'm now concentrating my efforts on finding traces of their products. For a long time they made stationary steam engines. These were very large engines. The two pumping engines at Bestwood pumping station required a 3 storey building. Alas they were scrapped in 1968 and 1972. Sutton Poyntz pumping station near Weymouth had 3 of their engines supplied in 1868 and 1882. Those were scrapped in 1958.Kirkstall forge had one in the 1830s (scrapped in the 1920s) Headingly pumping station had one. The building it was sited in is now used as a pub and is the Headingley taps. I've been there but no joy with anything but cheap beer. Does anyone have any information or knowledge of photos of the engines there?I've been going over newspaper archives and have come across Arthington pumping station. In 1855 Joseph Whitham & son had been commissioned to supply the steam engines. I can find little about an old pumping station using google etc, so does anyone know anything about Arthington? I would be grateful for any information.Of course any other information would be gratefully received!Best wishesGraham Whitham
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