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Posts by John_L

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Topic: Mines of Cross Fell & The Northern Pennines new book?
John_L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2014 16:24:24   Subject: Mines of Cross Fell & The Northern Pennines new book?
The book is now with the printers and should be returned by the end of March.

Ian has organised a few book signings most with free guided walkes - see bellow. As the book is a rather large
Topic: New event added 'Free Guided Walk - Murton - Ian Tyler Book Signing' on 12/04/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 15:22:58   Subject: New event added 'Free Guided Walk - Murton - Ian Tyler Book Signing' on 12/04/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Free Guided Walk - Murton - Ian Tyler Book Signing[/b]

[b]Date & time: 12/04/2014 at 10:30[/b]

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Topic: New event added 'Lanercost Priory "Cafe" - Ian Tyler Book Signing' on 09/04/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 15:19:50   Subject: New event added 'Lanercost Priory "Cafe" - Ian Tyler Book Signing' on 09/04/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Lanercost Priory "Cafe" - Ian Tyler Book Signing[/b]

[b]Date & time: 09/04/2014 at 10:30[/b]

Details: [b]
Topic: New event added 'Free Guided Walk - Hartside - Ian Tyler Book Signing' on 06/04/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 15:17:06   Subject: New event added 'Free Guided Walk - Hartside - Ian Tyler Book Signing' on 06/04/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Free Guided Walk - Hartside - Ian Tyler Book Signing[/b]

[b]Date & time: 06/04/2014 at 10:30[/b]

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Topic: New event added 'Free Guided Walk - Hallbankgate - Ian Tyler Book Signing' on 05/04/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 15:15:02   Subject: New event added 'Free Guided Walk - Hallbankgate - Ian Tyler Book Signing' on 05/04/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Free Guided Walk - Hallbankgate - Ian Tyler Book Signing[/b]

[b]Date & time: 05/04/2014 at 10:30[/b]

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Topic: New event added 'Free Guided Walk - Dufton - Ian Tyler Book Signing' on 03/04/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 15:11:02   Subject: New event added 'Free Guided Walk - Dufton - Ian Tyler Book Signing' on 03/04/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Free Guided Walk - Dufton - Ian Tyler Book Signing[/b]

[b]Date & time: 03/04/2014 at 10:30[/b]

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Topic: New event added 'White Mines Murton & Scordale Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 05/10/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 14:15:56   Subject: New event added 'White Mines Murton & Scordale Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 05/10/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: White Mines Murton & Scordale Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014[/b]

[b]Date & time: 05/10/2014 at 10:30[
Topic: New event added 'Wild Boar Fell & the Clouds - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 21/09/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 14:10:58   Subject: New event added 'Wild Boar Fell & the Clouds - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 21/09/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Wild Boar Fell & the Clouds - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014[/b]

[b]Date & time: 21/09/2014 at 10:30[/b]
Topic: New event added 'Dogber Tarn Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 07/09/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 14:06:20   Subject: New event added 'Dogber Tarn Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 07/09/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Dogber Tarn Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014[/b]

[b]Date & time: 07/09/2014 at 10:30[/b]

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Topic: New event added 'Potts Gill, Sandbeds & Driggeth - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 24/08/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 14:00:37   Subject: New event added 'Potts Gill, Sandbeds & Driggeth - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 24/08/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Potts Gill, Sandbeds & Driggeth - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014[/b]

[b]Date & time: 24/08/2014 at 10:30[/b]<
Topic: New event added 'Silverband Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 03/08/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 13:54:32   Subject: New event added 'Silverband Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 03/08/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Silverband Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014[/b]

[b]Date & time: 03/08/2014 at 10:30[/b]

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Topic: New event added 'Kate Lock & Cross Fell - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 06/07/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 13:49:02   Subject: New event added 'Kate Lock & Cross Fell - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 06/07/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Kate Lock & Cross Fell - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014[/b]

[b]Date & time: 06/07/2014 at 10:30[/b]

Topic: New event added 'Tilberthwaite Mines & Quarries - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 15/06/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 13:27:22   Subject: New event added 'Tilberthwaite Mines & Quarries - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 15/06/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Tilberthwaite Mines & Quarries - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014[/b]

[b]Date & time: 15/06/2014 at 10:30[/b]
Topic: New event added 'Tindale Spelter & Waggonways - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 25/05/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 13:18:00   Subject: New event added 'Tindale Spelter & Waggonways - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 25/05/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Tindale Spelter & Waggonways - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014[/b]

[b]Date & time: 25/05/2014 at 10:30[/b]
Topic: New event added 'Aglionby Beck & Smittergill Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 04/05/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 13:12:38   Subject: New event added 'Aglionby Beck & Smittergill Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 04/05/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Aglionby Beck & Smittergill Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014[/b]

[b]Date & time: 04/05/2014 at 10:30[/b
Topic: New event added 'Goldscope Mine Newlands Valley - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 13/04/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 13:06:33   Subject: New event added 'Goldscope Mine Newlands Valley - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 13/04/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Goldscope Mine Newlands Valley - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014[/b]

[b]Date & time: 13/04/2014 at 10:30[/b]
Topic: New event added 'Sedwick Gunpowder Works - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 23/03/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 12:57:14   Subject: New event added 'Sedwick Gunpowder Works - Mines Heritage Walks 2014' on 23/03/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Sedwick Gunpowder Works - Mines Heritage Walks 2014[/b]

[b]Date & time: 23/03/2014 at 10:30[/b]

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Topic: New event added 'Mines Heritage Walks 2014 - Goldscope Mine Newlands Valley' on 13/04/2014 at 10:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/03/2014 12:52:43   Subject: New event added 'Mines Heritage Walks 2014 - Goldscope Mine Newlands Valley' on 13/04/2014 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Mines Heritage Walks 2014 - Goldscope Mine Newlands Valley[/b]

[b]Date & time: 13/04/2014 at 10:30[/b]

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Topic: Minco at Nenthead
John_L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/05/2013 19:31:31   Subject: Minco
The rig was first spotted beside the Coalcleugh / Nenthead Road at location NY794441. I would assume this would be the first bore hole and is the one on the Geograph webb site. (NY79414421)

Topic: Minco at Nenthead
John_L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/05/2013 23:38:45   Subject: Minco
[quote="Ty Gwyn"][quote="John Lawson"]
Does these two announcements mean that Cumbria is going to be the mining centre of the UK.?
[/quote]

But the nature of that report,read like
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
John_L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2013 19:38:34   Subject: Minco at Nenthead
Looking at the picture in Coalcleugh - that type of tracked vehicles is used in the Pennines by the Shooting Estates etc to build and maintain the roads.

As the drill rig used by Minco wa
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
John_L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2013 11:09:23   Subject: Minco at Nenthead
When I came past Corbitmere Dam yesterday - the only bit of interesting equipment I could see was a "Power Grid" tracked vehicle parked beside the road.

This bit of kit is used to erect /
Topic: New event added 'Evening Dedicated to Mining Fluorspar In North Pennines at St. John''s Chapel Hall' on 10/05/2013 at 19:30
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/04/2013 12:16:10   Subject: New event added 'Evening Dedicated to Mining Fluorspar In North Pennines at St. John''s Chapel Hall' on 10/05/2013 at 19:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Evening Dedicated to the of Mining Fluorspar in the North Pennines at St. John's Chapel Hall, Weardale[/b]

[b]Date &
Topic: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks: Hartley Birkett Mines 20/10/2013
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/04/2013 12:36:43   Subject: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks: Hartley Birkett Mines 20/10/2013
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks - Hartley Birkett Mines - Kirkby Stephen[/b]

[b]Date & time: 20/10/2013 at 10
Topic: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks: Carrock Mine & Caldbeck 29/09/2013
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/04/2013 12:32:27   Subject: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks: Carrock Mine & Caldbeck 29/09/2013
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks - Carrock Mine & Caldbeck[/b]

[b]Date & time: 29/09/2013 at 10:30[/b]
Topic: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks: Hodbarrow Iron Mines Millom 18/08/2013
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/04/2013 12:27:18   Subject: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks: Hodbarrow Iron Mines Millom 18/08/2013
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks - Hodbarrow Iron Mines - Millom[/b]

[b]Date & time: 18/08/2013 at 10:30[/b]
Topic: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks: Hartsop Hall Patterdale 14/07/2013
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/04/2013 12:21:49   Subject: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks: Hartsop Hall Patterdale 14/07/2013
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks - Hartsop Hall - Patterdale[/b]

[b]Date & time: 14/07/2013 at 10:30[/b]
Topic: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks: Elterwater Gunpowder Works & Quarries 12/05/2013
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/04/2013 12:08:57   Subject: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks: Elterwater Gunpowder Works & Quarries 12/05/2013
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks - Elterwater Gunpowder Works & Quarries[/b]

[b]Date & time: 12/05/2013 at 10:
Topic: Ian Tyler Cumbria Walk: Sedgewick Gunpowder Works 21/04/2013
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/04/2013 11:53:35   Subject: Ian Tyler Cumbria Walk: Sedgewick Gunpowder Works 21/04/2013
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Ian Tyler Cumbria Walk - Sedgewick Gunpowder Works[/b]

[b]Date & time: 21/04/2013 at 10:30[/b]

Details: S
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
John_L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/11/2012 18:57:53   Subject: Minco
Well spotted Tim, the rig is currently at location NY794441 (beside the 593 spot height), all set up and ready to drill by the looks of things(09-Nov-2012).

I have added a few pictures to
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
John_L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/11/2012 22:04:54   Subject: Minco
Most interesting bit of information - if the boys are going to drill holes up in the Pennines - wonder how the authorities gave them the necessary planning permissions to drill / develope etc.
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Topic: Keswick Mining Museum - Closing Down Sales Dates
John_L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2012 20:52:24   Subject: Keswick Mining Museum - Closing Down Sales Dates
Mike - Ian certainly has a very good selection of old books - especially as he is selling some some of his private collection along with the stock in the museum.

John L.
Topic: Alternative to oldmaps.co.uk?
John_L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/08/2012 20:44:20   Subject: Alternative to oldmaps.co.uk?
Dave

- My zoom is working OK (for what its worth).

- I just use a single click on my mouse.

John L.
Topic: Keswick Mining Museum - Closing Down Sales Dates
John_L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/08/2012 22:41:32   Subject: Keswick Mining Museum - Closing Down Sales Dates
OK Simon changes made.

- The closing Date is now the 01-Oct-2012, this was the 27-Oct-2012. Hopefully things will go well for Ian and closure of the Museum may be a bit earlier.

Topic: Keswick Mining Museum - Closing Down Sales Dates
John_L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/08/2012 22:26:44   Subject: Keswick Mining Museum - Closing Down Sales Dates
With Ian Tyler not being able to find a single buyer for the Museum. Ian is now planning to sell off the business on a "peace meal" bases with a series of sales.

The current dates as given
Topic: Keswick Mining Museum Update
John_L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/08/2012 21:48:14   Subject: Keswick Mining Museum Update
This information is incorrect.

[quote]The museum will not be open for the sale dates previously published on the forum.[/quote]

The sale to the public for Books & dates is still
Topic: Time Team
John_L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2012 18:54:46   Subject: Time Team
From the bush telegraph - the dig is currently taken place - up past the YHA - with the boys trying to locate an old German coffin level. If they do locate it and enter it no prizes for quessing what
Topic: Use of telephones in mines
John_L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2012 22:42:49   Subject: Use of telephones in mines
[i]And presumably the good doctors were all wearing frock coats, wing collars and top hats whilst they were doing this![/i]

Correct the the frock coat and top hat was the normal "Health an
Topic: Use of telephones in mines
John_L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2012 19:24:12   Subject: Use of telephones in mines
Regarding an early use of telephones in coal mine. I dug following out from a local history source, that has some information on a field trial of a telephone at the Addison Pit (Stella Coal Company -
Topic: 'The Lost Mine' by Pamela Grant (children's novel)
John_L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2012 19:06:56   Subject: 'The Lost Mine' by Pamela Grant (children's novel)
Chris - Sounds like a book well worth not reading - thanks for the warning - why do people produce rubbish like this, (based on your brief account)?

Now give me a book by a bloke like Arthu
Topic: Crushing plant (photo)
John_L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/04/2012 22:48:36   Subject: Crushing plant (photo)
Attached gives a bit of info regarding the sad demise of a quarry worker from Budle Crag - (the sort of stuff people like to read about the Mining & Quarrying industry).

http://www.dmm.org
Topic: Spital Tongues Colliery, Newcastle
John_L

Forum: Hello, I'm new around here...   Posted: 17/04/2012 11:15:37   Subject: Spital Tongues Colliery, Newcastle
Barbara.

This link should get you to the Durham Mining Museum web - Spital Tongues Colliery - www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/s068.htm

This mine sent its coal to the River Tyne down a sp
Topic: Rothbury Area Quarries
John_L

Forum: Hello, I'm new around here...   Posted: 14/04/2012 11:34:59   Subject: Rothbury Area Quarries
Hi - Have you seen these the quarry records the Greenleighton Quarry - I spotted (Googled) them on the Minining Institute at Newcastle web site.

John L.

NRO 3410/For/2/37-39 ar
Topic: Silverband gate keys?
John_L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/04/2012 12:26:43   Subject: Silverband gate keys?
Hi again - Perhaps the CAA (Dunfell) will also hold a key - as there power supply to the Radar systems - runs up through the buildings on Silverband and they will require access for maintenance etc.
Topic: Silverband gate keys?
John_L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/04/2012 11:42:17   Subject: Silverband gate keys?
Hi Colin - The last people to work Silverband was Waitings Minerals in the late 1990's, after Tommy Craggs opencast the area in the 1980's. I would expect Waitings Minerals will have had to take on th
Topic: Rothbury Area Quarries
John_L

Forum: Hello, I'm new around here...   Posted: 13/04/2012 11:08:37   Subject: Rothbury Area Quarries
Hi - Having had a look at the old 6" / 25" maps I see that the quarries near White House and Greenleighton where used for Limestone production - as thay have Kilns as part of the quarries and plenty o
Topic: Rothbury Area Quarries
John_L

Forum: Hello, I'm new around here...   Posted: 13/04/2012 09:01:16   Subject: Rothbury Area Quarries
Hi

If you check out the Durham Mining Museum web site www.dmm.org.uk, there is a little bit of info.

a) Ritton White House - try looking for Ritton Quarry (Winstone) (NZ 061 942
Topic: Silverband-Baryte-mine-User-Album-Image-051 (photo)
John_L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/03/2012 18:58:01   Subject: Silverband-Baryte-mine-User-Album-Image-051 (photo)
Plenty to do and see in Silverband area, best bet is to get hold of a copy of the following books - pick a good day can be a bit grim up their in winter or a bad day:

- The Lakes & Cumbria
Topic: Hi from NW Cumbria.....
John_L

Forum: Hello, I'm new around here...   Posted: 15/03/2012 09:02:08   Subject: Hi from NW Cumbria.....
When paying a visit to Ian Tyler at the Keswick Mining Museum, Otley House, Otley Road, Keswick (Webb site: www.keswickminingmuseum.co.uk ), ask for a copy of his mine walks for 2012 - One of these wa
Topic: Keswick MM walk - Goldscope & Yewthwaite Mines 14/10/12
John_L

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/03/2012 12:42:27   Subject: Keswick MM walk - Goldscope & Yewthwaite Mines 14/10/12
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Goldscope & Yewthwaite Mines - Keswick Mining Museum Walk[/b]

[b]Date & time: 14/10/2012 at 10:30[/b]

Det
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