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RichardB

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Posted: 13/11/2017 20:22:29
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I've seen pictures of the new grid before but earlier in the thread Christwigg said that the adit has been buried. IP: 51.9.205.69
CGillott

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Posted: 13/11/2017 20:35:58
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Yeah 100% agree I mean I'd only be taking still photographs. IP: 94.194.101.39
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Posted: 14/11/2017 19:57:06
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Not sure why I thought it had been covered. Haven't been there for years, since things really started changing and ensafenated.
IP: 90.218.86.12 Edited: 14/11/2017 19:57:44 by christwigg
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Posted: 15/11/2017 13:47:21
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Miles,
Grove was a bit of an acquired taste. The waist deep water, hidden underwater obstructions, clawing bootlace fungus and the all pervading smell of creosote for the first 1,000 feet was enough to put of most I guess. Still I got to quite like the place and managed to both photograph and survey the accessible workings on numerous visits up to 2014.
The highlight was undoubtedly draining the flooded section at the bottom of the Firestone decline to enable a through trip to be made - in Rake level, down Gary Bellamy's rise and then back up the dib. All accomplished with around 450 feet of inch diameter alkethene pipe - which we subsequently recovered about a year later by dragging it back up the rise!!!

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Posted: 29/12/2017 18:32:50
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If you're really stuck, and would like to experience quite how dark it can be inside a mine, pop down to the National Coal Mining Museum just off the M1 between Barnsley & Wakefield, they'll take you down a lift shaft and into the coal mine.
I went there as a child, but these days it gives me the willies!
https://www.ncm.org.uk/
"Take a tour and, before you go underground, stride out over the Lamp Room’s new glass-topped Furnace Shaft and peer down 140m - right to the bottom of the mine!"

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1878 Factory Act: Quarrys are any place not being a mine in which persons work in getting slate, stone, coal or other minerals. Which begs the question: what is a mine??
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Posted: 29/12/2017 19:03:58
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RAMPAGE wrote:

SimonRL wrote:



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Or has it changed since this photo?


Mmmm, can't see that lasting long.

Not much in there anyway is there? Just a minging drift down into the drink?


No, that one is quite interesting
Its the decline on the other side of the yard that dropped to water

This one is behind the big headframe
IP: 2.218.227.41 Edited: 29/12/2017 19:05:14 by jagman
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