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Posted: 25/09/2017 22:09:42
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A longer piece on the BBC News at Six, viewable on iPlayer but probably not for long. Starts about 23 minutes in; interview in the mine with one of the S&R volunteers.



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Posted: 25/09/2017 23:07:07
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legendrider wrote:

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legendrider wrote:

I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble Crying

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If they are short of rubble they can always dig a hole in the ground to get some... let me think that would need a 15m deep one....Big Grin


Ah, now, well, (putting on cardigan with leather elbow patches and straightening the demi-lunettes) speaking from Pedants' Corner - you have failed to allow for air entrapment within the excavated material. You'd only need out about 14m depth to fill 15m hole. You'd then have to dig a 13.1m hole to fill the 14m, and so on, for about 20 holes, until, hey-presto, no more hole. Smartass

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Never thought of that!! Don't be giving the HSE and the council ideas now!!Big Grin
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Posted: 26/09/2017 22:50:10
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moorlandmineral wrote:

legendrider wrote:

moorlandmineral wrote:

legendrider wrote:

I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble Crying

MARK

If they are short of rubble they can always dig a hole in the ground to get some... let me think that would need a 15m deep one....Big Grin


Ah, now, well, (putting on cardigan with leather elbow patches and straightening the demi-lunettes) speaking from Pedants' Corner - you have failed to allow for air entrapment within the excavated material. You'd only need out about 14m depth to fill 15m hole. You'd then have to dig a 13.1m hole to fill the 14m, and so on, for about 20 holes, until, hey-presto, no more hole. Smartass

MARK

Never thought of that!! Don't be giving the HSE and the council ideas now!!Big Grin


Couldn't we just fill it with Justin bieber cd's? With him at the bottom?

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Posted: 26/09/2017 23:02:17
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Miles-M wrote:

moorlandmineral wrote:

legendrider wrote:

moorlandmineral wrote:

legendrider wrote:

I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble Crying

MARK

If they are short of rubble they can always dig a hole in the ground to get some... let me think that would need a 15m deep one....Big Grin


Ah, now, well, (putting on cardigan with leather elbow patches and straightening the demi-lunettes) speaking from Pedants' Corner - you have failed to allow for air entrapment within the excavated material. You'd only need out about 14m depth to fill 15m hole. You'd then have to dig a 13.1m hole to fill the 14m, and so on, for about 20 holes, until, hey-presto, no more hole. Smartass

MARK

Never thought of that!! Don't be giving the HSE and the council ideas now!!Big Grin


Couldn't we just fill it with Justin bieber cd's? With him at the bottom?


Em... which would be worse?? Falling down a shaft or falling down a shaft into a heap of Bieber? Big Grin

Em.. Mr Bieber I believe decided in 2010 to allow his fans to take part in an online poll to decide where he would hold his next concert... result?? An overwhelming vote for him to play Pyongyang... maybe the bottom of this shaft be an acceptable alternative??? Big Grin
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Posted: 27/09/2017 08:35:37
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Em.. Mr Bieber I believe decided in 2010 to allow his fans to take part in an online poll to decide where he would hold his next concert... result?? An overwhelming vote for him to play Pyongyang... maybe the bottom of this shaft be an acceptable alternative??? Big Grin


I dont know so much, Rocket Man could use him as a human warhead. Laugh

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Posted: 27/09/2017 08:43:50
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Why has this originally sensible discussion descended into some rediculous crap about some bloody yank pop star? Angry IP: 213.205.194.119
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Posted: 27/09/2017 09:06:26
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Why has this originally sensible discussion descended into some ridiculous crap about some bloody yank pop star? Angry


Bloody Canadian actually. Devil
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Posted: 27/09/2017 09:15:34
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rufenig wrote:

Chalcocite wrote:

Why has this originally sensible discussion descended into some ridiculous crap about some bloody yank pop star? Angry


Bloody Canadian actually. Devil



Closet Bieber-fan.



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Posted: 27/09/2017 09:58:56
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Closet Bieber-fan.



I can quite Bieber it Sinker.

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Posted: 27/09/2017 10:41:50
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Man falls down 0.3m mineshaft. Was he Justin?? Roll Eyes

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Posted: 27/09/2017 13:11:29
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Man falls down 0.3m mineshaft. Was he Justin?? Roll Eyes

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Surely better to set up a separate thread for all u closet fansLaugh
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Posted: 27/09/2017 16:42:14
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Why not use poured molten aluminium to make an interesting sculpture out of the shaft full of Bieber? Like they do with the ant hills?

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Posted: 27/09/2017 22:11:46
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Why not use poured molten aluminium to make an interesting sculpture out of the shaft full of Bieber? Like they do with the ant hills?


A wagon load of black powder and a length of safety fuse ought to sort it

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Posted: 01/10/2017 00:27:01
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It seems the guy, 'experienced walker', didn't just happen to 'drop in' to these workings, but had ventured in via a level in the hillside with torch in hand.
So.....more misadventure than accident

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Posted: 01/10/2017 09:55:20
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If he was an 'experienced walker' then Winkhe should have kept to the footpaths provided. And not poked around in places that he had no knowledge or experience of. Such foolhardy adventures gives the community who know such places well a bad name. IP: 213.205.194.22
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