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photoblog image Snibston Discovery Park 6/10

Snibston Discovery Park 6/10

My Camera Club had the run of the outside area at Snibston Discovery Park, Coalville, particularly the old coalmine area, closed in 1983, having been opened in 1832, for a shoot one evening recently.

Quite a few of us older members of SC will remember seeing old road rollers like this one working on the roads when we were young.  This was an Aveling model but wasn't steam driven and really needs restoring.  The wheels behind come from some sort of locomotive going by the offset cranks between the wheels.

Snibston Discovery Park 6/10

My Camera Club had the run of the outside area at Snibston Discovery Park, Coalville, particularly the old coalmine area, closed in 1983, having been opened in 1832, for a shoot one evening recently.

Quite a few of us older members of SC will remember seeing old road rollers like this one working on the roads when we were young.  This was an Aveling model but wasn't steam driven and really needs restoring.  The wheels behind come from some sort of locomotive going by the offset cranks between the wheels.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Sep 2010, 02:06
Its very photogenic junk, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Ray, thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Sep 2010, 05:23
Great photo Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
good angle here
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Sep 2010, 07:13
Lots of lovely colours & textures here Brian. I actually do memember steam rollers in my childhood!
Brian Walbey: I would like to see this one back in action Chris.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Sep 2010, 07:16
The gadgets they had back them were montrous, Brian! And look at the colors! Yes, a photographer's paradise.
Brian Walbey: They were indeed Ginnie, more colours tomorrow.
One of my earliest memories is of a steam roller when we lived in London! I remember these Aveling ones well...I had a dinkey toy one if I remember rightlygrin
Brian Walbey: I had a Dinky one as well I think Bill.
Great image Brian ... Caw! You and Chris must be really really old [grin]
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, and less of the comments about age please!
Great capture Brian. I love the colours and textures here!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
I note you said Camera club and not CAMRA club Brian.
Brian Walbey: You noted right Chad, not that I'm averse to the pint or two.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Sep 2010, 09:38
Indeed this brings back memories, and as a kid everything was bigger, these machines were BIG...and still are.
Great shot again Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, we have our grand daughter here at the moment and I remarked to maureen how big everything must seem to her as she is only 3.
Awesome Brian! So colourful and full of textures, great stuff!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Marion.
  • Tracy
  • UK
  • 20 Sep 2010, 12:55
I almost got run over by a roller..or was that I was posing under a roller grin In one of my old pics in Greece I Lay under one of these. Great pic Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Well we're all glad the roller wasn't moving Tracy, thanks for your comment.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2010, 13:56
Well composed. King Rust seems to be winning this battle then smile
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Savo, a shame to see them rusting away.
Ray says it all, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
lots of stuff on here to look at, great colours
Brian Walbey: Thanks derek.
Looks like a good collection of old relics there Brian
Brian Walbey: Or alternatively a good pile of junk Janet smile
I like colors especially this green and this red or pink now, I also like the composition, and this framing. A+ VAL smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Hermione.
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2010, 21:23
I do remind these very well. Only ever see them on flatbeds going to a vintage show nowadays.
Brian Walbey: Just as well Scotia, they don't move very quickly, imagine the traffic behind one.
So many photo opportunties! This is another lovely image, but you know what I like best about it? That little white flower standing proud among all that metalwork. (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rosalyn, I hadn't really noticed the little flower.
What a coincidence, I got stuck behind one of these the other day. I didn't realise they went so very slowly.

Love the picture. I like the way it's composed and the way everything's in focus.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie. It would take ages to overtake one of these on a country lane I would think.
A nice collection here Brian, makes an interesting shot.

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