Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Colonial House Chimneys of Connaught Bridge Power Station staff quarters

Build in the early fourties by the British and abandoned during world war 2 and finally completed before the power plant come on stream in 1953.
Some of the houses came complete with fireplace and kitchen chimneys.
Well! considering the weather those days must be so much colder then
and wood was then the main source of heat especially for cooking
before the arrival of cooking gas and electricity hence the need for chimneys to channel out all the smoke.
































View House Chimneys of Connaught Bridge Power Station staff quarters in a larger map

6 comments:

  1. http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/10/sunday-stills-letter-c.html

    Hi Thomas, I went to take the photos of the chimeys specially for you. They are chimney's of an industrial laundry company. They clean for hotels.

    I commented on your site when you commented on my chimney. I don't know why you didn't get it. I asked if you were from Mukah, apparently from your later posts, you are not. I am from Sarawak, and was excited when i thought you may be from sarawak.

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  2. My dad was a senior servant, and we used to live in houses like that. In the old days, we used firewood for cooking, so we had chimneys. I must look in my older post to see if a house we stayed had a chimney which is obious in the photo.

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  3. Thanks for the chimney photos,sorry i couldn't find your comments,i wonder where it went to?
    I am from Kuantan,presently staying in Klang,
    most of the time working outstation,right now in Bintulu
    MLNG plant.
    Actually i found your blog when i was searching around for chimneys again! in Sarawak.

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  4. The architectural design of chimneys in the old days complements the design of the house. Well, it would be nice to have a fireplace in the house, though it is more practical to have a heater. Either way, the chimney is a nice home accessory.

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  5. Thanks for the photographs of the CBPS staff quarters. It reminds me of those days when I had stayed there. It was from 1986 - 1994.

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    1. Maz,nice to know that you've stayed there before.

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