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The Patent Shaft gates are saved: Page Updated: click
I have been informed that
the gates are owned by the council.
they have promised to remove, repair and re-site the gates,
I have been informed the work has started and the site has been
somewhere they can be admired by all those that remember them and
of those that can no longer visit. Including
I am not sure how the council acquired the gates but whoever gave
them to the council will be I am sure disappointed in the
care and attention they have had to-date, however that is I hope
the bridge and lets look forward to seeing them in a new and hopefully
safer location, I do hope the owners have them insured for
the future, they of course should already be insured and as they
have been vandalised the repairs will not be down to the rate payers.
To all those that have helped in
the quest to save the Patent Shaft gates in particular the media
that have maintaned the interest by the various articles about
the Patent Shaft and the damaged and hidden/forgotten gates.
Well it looks like we have saved
the gates and I hope they are visited and admired by all, thanks
again to everyone concerned.
I found the gates in a very sad
sight, however now looking forward to seeing them again.
Hopefully we will have some good news
for us all to talk about at the next Re-Union
have any comments, photos or maybe a
bit of history to add to this new website then please email to
the address below. I will
with your help to restore these gates and hopefully the memories
they represented. Well it looks the hard worked paid off.