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Thread: Polymer Latex, Bromsgrove, july '12

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    I lived directly opposite it both before and for just over 24 years of my life. My parents moved into the house in January 1985, I was born in March '85 and I moved out of the house in November 2009. My bedroom window overlooked the railway line and the field that somehow hasn't been built in yet. I had a chance to go to the rooftop of one of the buildings, but didn't take it as I was a kid and I was scared, but I spent countless hours waiting for the gas tower to ignite and burn off excess gas? All I know for sure is it was releasing steam 99.9% of the time, but did at times ignite and create a flame in the region of 50 to 60 feet(?) There was a release vent or similar, and pipes running directly along the path of the canal. It was ICI, then Dulux, and Bayer had the warehouse on the other side of the canal. The train line splits in two right as it leaves the perimeter of the line. The left track heads southeast towards Gloucester and Tewkesbury, whereas the right track is what used to serve Stoke Works and links to Worcester and Wales via Droitwich Spa. Travelling in the opposite direction takes you through Bromsgrove, up the Lickey Incline and on to Birmingham. I have seen it all.



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    The red dot is approximately where I believe the tower I am referring to was located. The second image is a screenshot showing said tower. The purple circle indicates where my house was. As I said, I overlooked the open field and played in it innumerable times. Saw it flooded after the Hen Brook was overwhelmed by torrential rain.

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