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Chimney Collection

"From Pink Floyd's Inflatable Pig to Industrial Revolution

Background imageChimney Collection: Pink Floyds Inflatable Pig Battersea Power Station

Pink Floyds Inflatable Pig Battersea Power Station
A 40-foot long inflatable pig suspended between two of the chimneys at Battersea Power Station, London, during a photoshoot for the cover of Pink Floyds album Animals, 6th November 1976

Background imageChimney Collection: Ferrybridge Power Station, North Yorkshire, England, UK

Ferrybridge Power Station, North Yorkshire, England, UK

Background imageChimney Collection: Aerial view of University, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Aerial view of University, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Aerial view of the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA, with the sports field and spectators clearly visible on the right. Date: 1939

Background imageChimney Collection: Levant mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Levant mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s
View of the Levant mine, looking towards Pendeen, before the building of the lighthouse. An old beam winding house can be seen in the centre foreground. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageChimney Collection: Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Background imageChimney Collection: Bliss Mill in morning frost, Chipping Norton, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Bliss Mill in morning frost, Chipping Norton, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageChimney Collection: Harveys Brewery on River Ouse, Lewes, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Harveys Brewery on River Ouse, Lewes, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageChimney Collection: Industrial Revolution in the 1800s

Industrial Revolution in the 1800s - scanned 1878 engraving

Background imageChimney Collection: A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1920 or 1924. This painting shows the harsh, labour-intensive working conditions of a china clay pit

Background imageChimney Collection: Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Background imageChimney Collection: The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1923. View of Leswidden China Clay Works near St Just. This painting shows the harsh, labour-intensive working conditions of a china clay pit

Background imageChimney Collection: Lea Hall Colliery and Rugeley A Power Station, Staffordshire, 1963

Lea Hall Colliery and Rugeley A Power Station, Staffordshire, 1963. Lea Hall was the first colliery planned and sunk by the National Coal Board (NCB) and work began in 1954

Background imageChimney Collection: Merrimac Hat Factory, Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA

Merrimac Hat Factory, Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA
Merrimac Hat Factory, on the Merrimac River at Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageChimney Collection: Gaudi chimneys on roof of Casa Mila (La Pedrera), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona

Gaudi chimneys on roof of Casa Mila (La Pedrera), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe

Background imageChimney Collection: Ironbridge Power Station DP248795

Ironbridge Power Station DP248795
Ironbridge Power Station, Buildwas Road, Telford, Shropshire. Cooling towers, flood-lit, night-time shot. November 2015

Background imageChimney Collection: Mullion Cove (Porth Mellin), Mullion, Cornwall. 13th June 1908

Mullion Cove (Porth Mellin), Mullion, Cornwall. 13th June 1908
Fishermen with nets and lobster pots by an open boat on the beach. The older man is holding up a lobster for the photographer, while the younger man is seated on a pot and checking the nets

Background imageChimney Collection: A Factoryscape in the Potteries, (1938)

A Factoryscape in the Potteries, (1938). Smoke from chimneys in the industrial area known as the Staffordshire Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent

Background imageChimney Collection: Hotel Galvez, Galveston, Texas, USA

Hotel Galvez, Galveston, Texas, USA. Date: circa 1910

Background imageChimney Collection: Battersea Power Station Silhouette

Battersea Power Station Silhouette
25th January 1954: Battersea power station in London. With dimensions of 160m x 170m, the roof of the boiler house 50m tall, and its four 103m tall, tapering chimneys

Background imageChimney Collection: Bomb damage and crater, Petherton Road, London, WW2

Bomb damage and crater, Petherton Road, London, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage and a crater in Petherton Road, North London, 2 July 1944. A salvage operation took place, pumping out flooded basements

Background imageChimney Collection: Wheal Coates - at sunset - St Agnes, Cornwall, UK

Wheal Coates - at sunset - St Agnes, Cornwall, UK
DAC-1301 Wheal Coates - at sunset St Agnes, Cornwall, UK David Chapman Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageChimney Collection: The Devils Chimney

The Devils Chimney, a distintive natural rock formation on Leckhampton Hill, overlooking the road between Cheltenham and Birdlip, Gloucestershire, England. Date: late 1930s

Background imageChimney Collection: No Fear

No Fear
A curmudgeonly workman, balanced precariously on a chimney, looks at an aircraft during World War I and mutters, " Blowed if I d risk my bloomin neck"

Background imageChimney Collection: Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Kirkcaldy

Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Kirkcaldy
Advert for Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Manufacturers of Floor Cloth, Linoleum and Cork Carpet, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. 1905

Background imageChimney Collection: Picture No. 11981521

Picture No. 11981521
Wheal Coates - Engine House - St Agnes - Cornwall - UK Date:

Background imageChimney Collection: Greetings from Akron, Ohio, USA

Greetings from Akron, Ohio, USA
Greetings postcard from Akron, Ohio, USA, rubber manufacturing center of the world, showing the Goodyear Memorial and a rubber tyre shape containing three scenes (Firestone, Goodrich and Goodyear)

Background imageChimney Collection: Point, Devoran, Feock, Cornwall. 1857

Point, Devoran, Feock, Cornwall. 1857
A watercolour by S.A.C.W. showing the lead smelting works at Point. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageChimney Collection: Foundry and Harbour, Hayle, Cornwall. 1895

Foundry and Harbour, Hayle, Cornwall. 1895
General view over Hayle harbour from above the site of the (later) power station. St Elwyns Church can be seen on the left. To the right can be seen the Harveys Foundry complex

Background imageChimney Collection: Staffordshire Potteries

Staffordshire Potteries
Factories in the Staffordshire potteries, 2nd March 1946. Original publication : Picture Post - 3088 - Pottery : A Working Partys Problem - pub

Background imageChimney Collection: Cooling towers and pylons DP157352

Cooling towers and pylons DP157352
Didcot A Power Station, Power Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7HA. North west natural draft cooling towers and an electricity pylon

Background imageChimney Collection: Italy, The Disturbing muses

Italy, The Disturbing muses
Giorgio De Chirico (1888-1978), The Disturbing Muses, ca. 1956

Background imageChimney Collection: Cwmpennar Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales

Cwmpennar Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales
View of Cwmpennar Colliery (also known as the Powell Duffryn Colliery), Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, South Wales

Background imageChimney Collection: Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales

Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales
View of Lewis Merthyr Pit, Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales. The colliery opened in 1913 and closed in the mid-1980s, after the Miners Strike

Background imageChimney Collection: Chimney Sweeps 1866

Chimney Sweeps 1866
The young and the old, both looking tired after a days work

Background imageChimney Collection: View of Swindon Works, c1860

View of Swindon Works, c1860
This early photograph of the Works was taken from St Marks Church and shows R Shop (Machine Shop). Hundreds of wheels can be seen stored outside ready to be fitted to vehicles

Background imageChimney Collection: General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, USA

General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, USA
General Electric Company buildings at Schenectady, New York State, USA

Background imageChimney Collection: Australia-Uk-Cruise-Queen Victoria

Australia-Uk-Cruise-Queen Victoria
The Queen Victoria, the most expensive and grandest ocean liner ever built, arrives on February 23, 2008 in Sydneys Harbour

Background imageChimney Collection: London Power Station

London Power Station
2nd July 1955: Battersea power station in London. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7838 - What can The Citizen Do ? - pub. 1958 (Photo by Michael Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Background imageChimney Collection: Fittleworth Smithy interior with two blacksmiths

Fittleworth Smithy interior with two blacksmiths
Fittleworth Smithy interior. Two blacksmiths, one working at the forge and one at the anvil. Many tools and horseshoes shown

Background imageChimney Collection: Gardens at Gravetye Manor, near East Grinstead, Sussex

Gardens at Gravetye Manor, near East Grinstead, Sussex
View of the gardens at Gravetye Manor, near East Grinstead, West Sussex, showing daffodils growing in the foreground, and the Elizabethan manor house in the background

Background imageChimney Collection: Marine Colliery, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, South Wales

Marine Colliery, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, South Wales
View of the Marine Colliery, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, South Wales. Date: early 20th century

Background imageChimney Collection: Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire

Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire
View of Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire. The colliery closed in 1967, but the surviving headstock and winding house, and vertical steam engine of 1873

Background imageChimney Collection: Wyndham Colliery, Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, South Wales

Wyndham Colliery, Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, South Wales
A pre-1914 image of the Wyndham Colliery, Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, South Wales which opened in 1868. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageChimney Collection: Manchester Rooftops

Manchester Rooftops
Manchester skyline - an urban cityscape of rooftops and chimney stacks, the air grey with industrial smog

Background imageChimney Collection: View of the Castle Gateway, Nottingham

View of the Castle Gateway, Nottingham
Artist: Price, Caroline Mary - Title: View of the Castle Gateway, Nottingham - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Board 20.3 x 27.9

Background imageChimney Collection: Mobile Chimney Sweep

Mobile Chimney Sweep
A chimney sweep stands with his equipment beside his car which has a model of a chimney on the roof with a broom sticking out of the top, to advertise his trade

Background imageChimney Collection: Chimney Sweep & Boy 1877

Chimney Sweep & Boy 1877
A chimney sweep and his brushes. Date: 1877

Background imageChimney Collection: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station
Distinctive London landmark designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. IoE 207028



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"From Pink Floyd's Inflatable Pig to Industrial Revolution: Exploring the Iconic Chimney" Witness the mesmerizing sight of Pink Floyd's iconic inflatable pig floating above Battersea Power Station, with its towering chimneys reaching for the sky. A bird's-eye view of University in Dayton, Ohio, USA reveals a sprawling campus dotted with chimneys that stand as silent witnesses to generations of knowledge and progress. Step back in time to late 1800s Cornwall at Levant mine, where sturdy chimneys once belched smoke as miners toiled underground during the height of the Industrial Revolution. The Harveys Brewery on River Ouse in Lewes, England showcases majestic chimneys that have long been synonymous with craftsmanship and fine ale brewing traditions. An advertisement by Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd in Kirkcaldy pays tribute to their chimney expertise - a testament to Scotland's rich industrial heritage. Marvel at Gaudi's architectural genius as you gaze upon the whimsical chimneys adorning Casa Mila (La Pedrera) in Barcelona - a UNESCO World Heritage Site that defies convention. Harold Harvey captures the raw beauty of "The Clay Pit, " where rugged chimneys dominate the landscape and tell tales of hard work and determination during Cornwall's mining era. Explore Leswidden China Clay Pit through Harold Harvey's artistry; here, imposing chimneys rise against an expansive backdrop symbolizing Cornwall's clay mining legacy. Transport yourself back to Stoke-on-Trent in 1938 through a captivating factoryscape painting showcasing rows upon rows of industrious factories crowned by billowing chimneys. Uncover Amesbury’s historical past at Merrimac Hat Factory – witness its grand silhouette adorned with elegant brickwork and tall chimneys standing proud amidst Massachusetts' hat-making industry boom.