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Easter visit to St Francis level
Posted: 12/04/2019 22:08:27
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AR wrote:

Pete Monkhouse wrote:

I'm very tempted. A canary and a candle would be quite cool to take down a mine. Bit I still think calibrating both against an oxygen meter is a cunning plan.....


I've taken a candle and a Jack Russell terrier down a mine, as Simon will recall....



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Looks like a serious attempt to consume all available oxygen.

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Posted: 24/04/2019 17:16:19
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Did you manage to get to Sir Francis over Easter ?? IP: 82.0.21.170
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Posted: 25/04/2019 07:24:15
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Why is it that people think that they used canaries to monitor oxygen?? IP: 92.156.166.24
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Posted: 25/04/2019 07:26:44
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Did you manage to get to Sir Francis over Easter ??


I didn’t in the end. But having bought the meter I must do so shortly!
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Posted: 25/04/2019 07:29:18
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Why is it that people think that they used canaries to monitor oxygen??


I meant a Norwich City supporter. They are more expendable.
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Posted: 25/04/2019 11:51:10
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Pete Monkhouse wrote:

I didn’t in the end. But having bought the meter I must do so shortly!


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But......with the weather getting warmer, summer on the way, water levels will be dropping Smile

I've been trying to get in there for a few years now, missed out on one trip due to work, and haven't managed since Sad

If anyone's planning a trip this year feel free to invite me, it's the one place I really need to see Roll Eyes
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Posted: 25/04/2019 17:41:59
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Pete Monkhouse wrote:

staffordshirechina wrote:

Why is it that people think that they used canaries to monitor oxygen??


I meant a Norwich City supporter. They are more expendable.


Back in the dim and distant, I think (having checked Smile) the Coal and Other Mines Fire and Rescue regs required the manager to keep two small birds, without specifying the breed, for "testing for noxious gas". It's nice to know that getting on for 40 years later, this singularly useless bit of knowledge has finally been of use. I say useless, as everywhere I worked was covered by The Miscellaneous Mines Regulations, which for the uninitiated were a bit light on details; more of a "try and keep out of trouble" than the 10 Commandments of the coal industry.
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Posted: 26/04/2019 07:10:06
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staffordshirechina wrote:

Why is it that people think that they used canaries to monitor oxygen??


As an aside, Monday just gone was the 60th anniversary of a disaster at Walton Colliery near Wakefield. The mines rescue team from Wakefield attended and whilst underground, a partially smoked cigarette was discovered in one of the canary cages, that was brought with the rescue team.

It was thought to have been innocently introduced at surface but I imagine there would have been some interesting conversations that day.




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