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Chimneys Collection

"Chimneys: A Journey Through Time and Space" Step into the world with this captivating advert brought to you by Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd in Kirkcaldy

Background imageChimneys Collection: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station
The chimneys of Battersea Power Station, view across the River Thames, from Chelsea Reach, London

Background imageChimneys Collection: Horrockses Crewdson & Co

Horrockses Crewdson & Co
Traffic passing the smoking chimneys of Horrockses, Crewdson & Co. Centenary Cotton Mills, Preston. The factory windows are illuminated

Background imageChimneys Collection: Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning

Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning
An advertisement for new houses and industrial sites at the new town of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, an example of town planning, designed to take people away from polluted cities

Background imageChimneys 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 imageChimneys Collection: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - One of the many steel mills

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - One of the many steel mills. Date: 1937

Background imageChimneys 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 imageChimneys 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 imageChimneys Collection: Fresh Air from the Potteries

Fresh Air from the Potteries
" Fresh Air from the Potteries" A sarcastic caption accompanying a fine photograph of the skyline of dark satanic mills which characterised the Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent)

Background imageChimneys 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 imageChimneys Collection: London - The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair

London - The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair. Date: 1937

Background imageChimneys 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 imageChimneys Collection: A ship unloading at the pier at Battersea Power Station, seen from across the Thames

A ship unloading at the pier at Battersea Power Station, seen from across the Thames, London, England. 1960 s

Background imageChimneys Collection: Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks

Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks, smoking chimneys and complete domination of scene by railway viaduct

Background imageChimneys Collection: Driffield Union workhouse, East Yorkshire

Driffield Union workhouse, East Yorkshire
The entrance to the union workhouse (or Poor Law Institution) on Bridlington Road, Driffield, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Two inmates can be seen on the left, sitting on a bench

Background imageChimneys 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 imageChimneys 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 imageChimneys 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 imageChimneys Collection: Manchester Rooftops

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

Background imageChimneys Collection: Morris / Kelmscott Manor

Morris / Kelmscott Manor
WILLIAM MORRIS English writers home, Kelmscott Manor, near Lechlade, Oxfordshire

Background imageChimneys Collection: Chapel Quad, Lincoln College, Oxford

Chapel Quad, Lincoln College, Oxford. circa 1890

Background imageChimneys Collection: Surreal study, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham

Surreal study, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham
Surreal study, 1952. Illustration for a poem by TS Eliot. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952

Background imageChimneys Collection: London from Parliament Hill, pub. 1923. Creator: Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson 

London from Parliament Hill, pub. 1923. Creator: Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson 
London from Parliament Hill, pub. 1923 (etching)

Background imageChimneys Collection: Old Houses, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Old Houses, Richmond, North Yorkshire. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageChimneys Collection: Soho, London - rooftop view

Soho, London - rooftop view, from Gerrard Place, looking across Gerrard Street towards Leicester Square. 1973

Background imageChimneys Collection: Agatha Christies cottage near River Dart, Devon

Agatha Christies cottage near River Dart, Devon
Agatha Christies cottage near the River Dart, Devon, with three cars parked in the foreground. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageChimneys 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 imageChimneys Collection: Penrhiwceibr Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales

Penrhiwceibr Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales
View of Penrhiwceibr (Penrhiwceiber) Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales. The colliery closed in 1985

Background imageChimneys Collection: BSC works, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, South Wales

BSC works, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, South Wales
View of the BSC (British Steel Corporation) works in Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, South Wales, with rows of houses in the foreground

Background imageChimneys Collection: Old Town and Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Town and Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Old Town and Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland, seen from Princes Street, with some smoking chimneys in the foreground

Background imageChimneys Collection: Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London

Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London. Date: circa 1910

Background imageChimneys Collection: Picton Castle, near Haverfordwest, South Wales

Picton Castle, near Haverfordwest, South Wales
General view of Picton Castle, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales. The castle dates from the late 13th century

Background imageChimneys Collection: London Roofs & Chimneys

London Roofs & Chimneys
Rooftops and chimney stacks of London; some aerials are also visible

Background imageChimneys Collection: Advert, Baxter Brothers & Co, Dundee, Scotland

Advert, Baxter Brothers & Co, Dundee, Scotland
Advert for Baxter Brothers & Co Limited, Spinners and Manufacturers of Flax, Hemp and Jute, Dens Works, Dundee, Scotland. 1905

Background imageChimneys Collection: Great Pabst Brewery - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Great Pabst Brewery - Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The inset image is the brewery in 1844 - quite different from the main factory seen in 1909! Date: 1909

Background imageChimneys Collection: Wm Armstrong / Cragside

Wm Armstrong / Cragside
SIR WILLIAM GEORGE ARMSTRONG Baron Armstrong Engineer, inventor and arms manufacturers home, Cragside, Rothbury

Background imageChimneys Collection: Gartsherrie Iron Works, Gartsherrie, 1948

Gartsherrie Iron Works, Gartsherrie, 1948
Gartsherrie, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Background imageChimneys Collection: Picton Castle, near Haverfordwest, South Wales

Picton Castle, near Haverfordwest, South Wales
View of the main doorway of Picton Castle, with a horse and carriage waiting, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales. The castle dates from the late 13th century

Background imageChimneys Collection: Tudor Chimneys

Tudor Chimneys
Some fine Tudor chimneys at Bramhall Hall, Cheshire, England

Background imageChimneys Collection: Oak Lodge, Dropmore, Buckinghamshire

Oak Lodge, Dropmore, Buckinghamshire
Oak Lodge, Dropmore, near the village of Burnham, Buckinghamshire, on Lord Grenvilles estate, built in the 19th century and clad with Renaissance wooden panels

Background imageChimneys Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a house

Christmas card in the shape of a house, open to reveal the matchstick people inside, celebrating the festive season. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageChimneys Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a house

Christmas card in the shape of a house, open to reveal the matchstick people inside, getting ready for the festivities. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageChimneys Collection: Rooftops Stoke

Rooftops Stoke
Looking over rooftops and chimneys of hillside terraced houses towards The Sacred Heart Church, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England. Holy Trinity Church, Hartshill in the distance

Background imageChimneys Collection: Davy Brothers Ltd. Park Iron Works, Sheffield

Davy Brothers Ltd. Park Iron Works, Sheffield
From an original at Sheffield Libraries: s09878

Background imageChimneys Collection: Jousofka (Yusovka, Stalino, Donetsk), Ukraine

Jousofka (Yusovka, Stalino, Donetsk), Ukraine
General view of Jousofka (Yusovka, Stalino, Donetsk), an industrial city in eastern Ukraine

Background imageChimneys Collection: RMS Titanic at sea

RMS Titanic at sea. It was built in Belfast 1909-1911, and fitted and furnished there 1911-1912 Date: 1912

Background imageChimneys Collection: Bunkers Hill, St Ives, Cornwall. 1904

Bunkers Hill, St Ives, Cornwall. 1904
A view looking up the hill. An older man and two girls pose for the photographer. Note the sailors flap fronted trousers hung out to dry on the tall chimney on the left of the picture

Background imageChimneys Collection: Victoria Colliery, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, South Wales

Victoria Colliery, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, South Wales
View of the Victoria Colliery, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, South Wales

Background imageChimneys Collection: Allis-Chalmers Company plant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Allis-Chalmers Company plant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, manufacturers of agricultural machinery such as tractors. Date: circa 1909



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"Chimneys: A Journey Through Time and Space" Step into the world with this captivating advert brought to you by Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd in Kirkcaldy. From iconic landmarks like Battersea Power Station to industrial landscapes such as the Potteries in 1938, they have played a significant role in shaping our cities. Travel across continents and explore the Merrimac Hat Factory in Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA or witness the grandeur of Horrockses Crewdson & Co. In Welwyn Garden City - an exemplary town planning marvel. Even prestigious institutions like the Royal Academy of Music on Marylebone Road proudly display their majestic chimneys. But it's not just about aesthetics; chimneys provide fresh air from places like the Potteries while also serving practical purposes. The Driffield Union workhouse in East Yorkshire relied on its towering chimney for warmth and ventilation. From historical sites to educational establishments, chimneys leave their mark everywhere they stand. Take a stroll through Chapel Quad at Lincoln College, Oxford or admire Baxter Brothers & Co's advertisement from Dundee, Scotland - each chimney tells a unique story. Even luxurious destinations like London's Connaught Hotel showcase elegant chimneys that add charm to Mayfair's skyline. So next time you pass by a chimney, take a moment to appreciate its significance - for these structures are more than mere conduits; they represent history, progress, and architectural beauty all rolled into one.