Picking Over The Bones

Richard Knaggs Photography

The demolition of the Bradford and Bingley building (which I talked about in the post Goodbye and Good Riddance?) which stands right in the centre of Bingley is now well under way and it looks like in a couple of weeks time all that will be left will be a large pile of rubble.

Bradford & Bingley 1 Bradford & Bingley 1 – click to enlarge

I didn’t really know what to expect when they said that demolition would start soon as I have never seen a building such as this get demolished. Would they dynamite it all in one go? Take big swings at it with a giant ball? If not how would they go about it?

Bradford & Bingley 2 Bradford & Bingley 2 – click to enlarge

The answer is that they carefully and meticulously knock bits off it with a jack-hammer type device on the end of a crane. They are basically consuming…

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About jatkinson1977

I'm in my 30s and married to Sharon, the beautiful woman who keeps me in check. We live in Shipley, just outside Bradford, with our black lab, Nipper. I'm an English teacher in secondary school and, after working as a Teaching & Learning Consultant with the local authority, have returned to the classroom to become a Lead Professional in English at a large comp in Bradford. I'm also trying to become a little more cultured, especially by seeing what culture's right here on my doorstep in Bradford and West Yorkshire (please see my blog, 'Am I Kulchad Yet?'). I've got a third and final blog which is filled with things that, essentially, don't fit into the other two but are interesting enough to share (please see my blog, 'Things That Occur To Me').
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