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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 14th October, 2021)

Magnet Pullers


Magnet Pullers
Magnet Pullers in Ince.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 14th October 2021 at 00:50

Whatever they pull out of there will be worthless. Why bother?

Comment by: Derek Platt on 14th October 2021 at 01:29

They're not fishing for Your bike are they Mick. or maybe they will catch a steelhead.

Comment by: Mick on 14th October 2021 at 08:08

These pullers are all professional and belong to a group of Magnet Pullers, well that's what they told me, they have traveled from different areas of Britain for this meet up on the canal bank in Ince.

You can actually see a video here of them at work, by copying and pasting this link. https://youtu.be/Qpdnc1O0YZw

Comment by: Pw on 14th October 2021 at 08:47

Everybody to their own,they must enjoy doing it and they are cleaning up the canal and get a bit of scrap.Lots of videos on YouTube.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th October 2021 at 08:52

What happens if they latch onto a supermarket trolley.....??? I doubt they would want to take that home... what a boring pastime... not as thrilling as trudging over fields with one of those 'beeping' machines to discover long lost treasure.
( which usually has to be turned in, although they would get some reward.)

Comment by: Edna on 14th October 2021 at 09:21

You come across all sorts of people on your travels Mick!!

Comment by: DTease on 14th October 2021 at 09:56

What do they do with all the junk they pull out? Do they chuck it back in, or do they take it with them when they go?

Comment by: Mick on 14th October 2021 at 11:28

The people I see all the time on the canal bank pulling their magnets just leave the catch on the side of the towpath, but this lot told me they are a responsible professional group who phone the local scrap men to tell them that they will be in the area on certain days

Comment by: Mortarmillbill on 14th October 2021 at 11:34

The junk is left on the towpath. I see piles of scrap whenever I walk the towpaths.

Comment by: Cyril on 14th October 2021 at 14:52

Maybe it was this group of magnet fishers that pulled out a live grenade from the canal at Astley in February this year, and a couple of weeks earlier in January a lad found another live grenade in the River Douglas in Shevington, according to this report. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/police-carry-out-controlled-explosion-19792454

Comment by: Joan on 14th October 2021 at 16:24

I never know this kind of thing went on Mick.
Reminds me of kebbing for coal next the Crooke tippler.

Comment by: peebee on 14th October 2021 at 19:15

Well if Bill pulled out a grenade, and his mate Ben next to him pulled out a pin it would be a right kerfuffle on the canal bank.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 14th October 2021 at 19:24

Mick, if they are "professional",who pays them?
No scrapman I know of would give them anything for badly oxidized ferrous metal, which is all they'll get with a magnet, from a canal.

Comment by: Robert Brucie McAlmichtie on 16th October 2021 at 12:28

aye iss waarr irron duss - it rrusts, it happons int scrrap yarrds whent rrains faw doon ast duss inna cannall orr onny watterr fer tharrt matterr

scrrapmen arr ken fer trrying ta geet summat fer noot, un sayyin awnoo iss neerr gud iss aw rrusty

Comment by: Dougie on 18th October 2021 at 20:58

O.K everyone may know when a link to a video is added on here to any YouTube video, if you high light the link then right click, a drop down box appears--go to ( http;// youtube ) and just click

Mick's link here try it https://youtu.be/Qpdnc1O0YZw

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