Sunday 28th October 2018

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Coal drops. 1851-2. Probably by Lewis Cubitt. Late C19 southern section converted into a warehouse.

the coal drops were built as part of a system of distributing coal from the north-east and Yorkshire to the London market. Originally the structure carried 4 high-level railway tracks from which waggons discharged coal into storage bins on the mezzanine floor above cart-loading bays. A waggon traverser was provided at the southern end by which empty waggons were transferred to a wooden viaduct west of the coal drops. Approach by road is at a lower level.

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These unusual buildings played an important role in Victorian times. They were built in the 1850s and 60s to transfer coal from rail wagons to road carts. The brick and cast iron structure originally carried four high-level railway tracks, from which wagons dropped coal into storage hoppers. From here the coal was loaded onto horse-drawn carts at ground level.

The coal drops were used to store goods for most of the 20th century. By the 1990s however, they were being used as workshops, studios and night clubs.

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Lions 14 Seahawks 28

The Seattle Seahawks took care of business on Sunday, beating the Detroit Lions 28-14 at Ford Field to get above .500 for the first time all season, and also prevail in their third straight road game. Yes, the Seahawks provided some nervous moments after going up 28-14, but they did an excellent job of shutting off the comeback trails when it mattered most.

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We can now enter November with realistic dreams of making the playoffs. This team looks so different from the one that was so hard to watch over the majority of the first four games. Let’s round up the Winners and Losers from Seattle’s latest triumph, and their most important one yet for 2018.

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