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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

John wrote:
I was told the white bricks / tiles are there to reflect light into places that the sun doesn`t get to. Usually found in the centre of Victorian buildings in the city centre and called "Light Wells".


The simplicity of that explanation makes a lot of sense...
I worked in the construction of a building in the early 90's in London and the inner lobby was all done in intermittent stainless panels angled to take light from the roof-light to the mezzanine... it was amazing the difference in light when we finished panelling the roof-light and the covers were removed.

Back in the day when it was done more for aesthetics than any green excuses.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

cybers wrote:
John wrote:
I was told the white bricks / tiles are there to reflect light into places that the sun doesn`t get to. Usually found in the centre of Victorian buildings in the city centre and called "Light Wells".


The simplicity of that explanation makes a lot of sense...
I worked in the construction of a building in the early 90's in London and the inner lobby was all done in intermittent stainless panels angled to take light from the roof-light to the mezzanine... it was amazing the difference in light when we finished panelling the roof-light and the covers were removed.

Back in the day when it was done more for aesthetics than any green excuses.

[edited to bring the relevant previous post to this page]


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Straight from school, aged 15, I started work in the office at the Union Cold Store at 39 Melbourne Street, right next to the meat market in 1958 and I was there till 1970.     When I started there, first thing every morning, I had to go round every stance in the market with "lines", which were either receipts or delivery lines for meat, or poultry, pork etc going from or to the cold store and the meat market.     The first day I went round, all I could see everywhere was the headless carcasses of cows hanging on hooks, with blood dripping from them.    

   In those days though, most butchers in shops had a few carcasses on hooks, with blood dripping onto a sawdust floor, and it didn't seem to bother me.      That first day though, it kind of shocked me to see, outside National Products, a skip filled up with just the heads of cows - eyes bulging, just newly killed.     Their tongues hung all the way out of the mouths - and they were over a foot in length!    

   I got to know the names of the stances quite well.     Some of the stances I can remember are ....  Spence Bros; T.C.Nelson; National Products; James Drummond; Robert McLachlan; William Weddell; S.C.W.S; Perritt & McFarlane; Robert Scott; and Roderick Scott.

   In Melbourne St, next to the Meat Market, stood a long, low building where women worked.    We could see it from the office windows.    Inside it, the women were cutting the insides from a lot of animals.       On a hot day, the stench from their yard, where they dumped the "sh!t Bags" etc in heaps was unbelievable.     I never saw inside that long building.     But what a job they must have had!    

  ... I've always admired women workers.     Later, I worked in a Fish Processing Factory in Shettleston, and the women there were the hardest workers I've ever known.  


         

   



   
             

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