Heating the pans

Low grade coal called ‘slack,’ was used to fire the pans, the heat passed through the brick flue system that runs under the pan. The flues enable a pan to be heated evenly; the excess heat goes through the hot-house area before it reaches the chimney.  

 

6. Shovelling the coal into the fires that supplied heat through the flues under the Pan. Murgatroyd's.jpg

Shovelling the coal into the fires that supplied heat through the flues under the Pan. Murgatroyd's. George Twigg ©

 

 

7. The fires under the Pan. Seddon's.jpg

The fires under the Pan. Seddon's.