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Author The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Moorebooks

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The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Posted: 16/01/2019 15:20:33
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New book, I have received notification of this book which is due out in a couple of weeks I'm offering it post free for advance orders - Author John Barnatt, SB, 172pp, 8 x 11 Inchs, - £30.00 www.moorebooks.co.uk

Produced by Historic England and their synopsis follows
Every county in England has a network of mine and quarry workings, a little-seen underground world that is full of mystery and complexity. Some include engine chambers, arched levels, deep shafts, underground canals, drainage soughs, and discarded equipment.
This book presents a detailed introduction to the underground mining and quarrying heritage in England. It reviews the many types of mineral and stone taken from the ground over several millennia and examines the wide range of archaeological remains that survive today. Featuring detailed photographs, maps, tables, and diagrams, as well as an extensive glossary of mining terms, this book sheds new light on the many and varied wonders to be found underground.

Mike
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Posted: 16/01/2019 15:52:46
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I'd be up for a copy of that, Mike. How do I go about placing an order?

Nick.
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Posted: 16/01/2019 16:08:10
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On his site is a 'new additions' tab near the top. It's there. Postage is free.

Just ordered a copy from you Mike.


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Posted: 16/01/2019 16:15:12
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nickwilliams wrote:

I'd be up for a copy of that, Mike. How do I go about placing an order?

Nick.


Just go to my website at www.moorebooks.co.uk its on the front page or alternatively ring through I can take cards over the phone no etc on the website

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Posted: 16/01/2019 16:21:57
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Sorry, I was being dim. Found it and have ordered one.

Thanks

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Posted: 16/01/2019 16:28:41
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Cheers both have received your orders will be sent as soon as it arrives

Mike
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Posted: 29/01/2019 19:27:12
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Moorebooks wrote:


Cheers both have received your orders will be sent as soon as it arrives

Mike


The book arrived today and it is superb full of colour photographs mainly by Paul Deakin,but additional ones from several others including Ian Castledine, John Barnatt carefully details the many types of Mines and Underground Quarries whether stone or metal, . He looks at the various artefacts , structures and features in these places to detail archaeological interpretation . A lot of the areas are still accessible and are supported by superb photography. This book I suggest may lead to many more visitors to these magical realms. It would be nice to think similar books may be produced for other corners of the UK

I can't emphasise enough what a cracker this is

Mike
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Posted: 30/01/2019 18:56:30
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It's a great read, long time in the making but well worth the wait. IP: 90.200.208.215
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Posted: 09/02/2019 22:52:16
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The book will be reviewed by the Trevithick Society in the next few weeks/months
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Posted: 18/02/2019 10:52:13
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I was disappointed to see that this book has been offered out to readers of Descent at a much reduced price, I got onto the suppliers and have now received a discount in order to match this the book is available from myself at £24.00 post free


Anyone who paid the full asking price - I will provide you with a free copy "Derbyshire Blue John" when it is published next month as a recompense

Mike
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Posted: 18/02/2019 11:07:05
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Thank you Mike, that is appreciated.

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Posted: 18/02/2019 21:23:05
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That's very kind Mike, thankyou.

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Posted: 19/02/2019 15:25:43
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Seems only fair felt very frustrated when I saw the Descent and wanted to make it up to loyal customers. The new book which is due soon seems the fairest way.

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Posted: 20/02/2019 02:35:56
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Is Derbyshire Blue John a new book ?

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Posted: 20/02/2019 08:29:32
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It's a completely new edition using Trevor Ford's original information and edited by Tony Waltham and Noel Worley with updates and new information

It will be 80 pages, I have other information and will expand separately re that book

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Posted: 21/02/2019 12:20:14
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I'm definitely going to order a copy, however......

Moorebooks wrote:


Every county in England has a network of mine and quarry workings, a little-seen underground world that is full of mystery and complexity.


I think I recall a topic on this subject before, Cambridgeshire I think is almost devoid of underground workings, I am aware of one accessible site with short tunnels in chalk and I believe coprolites may have been dug from shafts,around Barrington but as far as i can tell no trace remains.

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Posted: 21/02/2019 20:25:26
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Blue John & Archaeology of mines, what not to like (Even if Cambridgeshire don't rally have any mines !) SmileSmile

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Posted: 28/02/2019 15:26:25
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Mike,

Just a note to say 'thanks' for the Blue John book which arrived today. I shall enoy reading it when I get a few moments to spare.

Nick.
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Posted: 01/03/2019 09:30:02
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nickwilliams wrote:

Mike,

Just a note to say 'thanks' for the Blue John book which arrived today. I shall enoy reading it when I get a few moments to spare.

Nick.


Thanks Nick

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Posted: 01/03/2019 11:47:48
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Thank you Mike - a nice touch & a great book!

Great to know a seller who actually cares about their customers these days.
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