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Posted: 06/11/2019 17:07:37
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Does anyone have any information on a mine with 3 shafts marked on the O/S 2 1/2" map. Geological survey shows two short veins. Also there appear to be what seems to be swallows just south of Greensides Farm. Locals tell me that WW1 gas shells were dumped in the vicinity - hence the more westerly side being known as "the gas dumps". Bit hard to believe but...……... IP: 217.42.175.41
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Posted: 06/11/2019 18:27:24
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If you give the two letters at the start of the grid ref (or even a nearby town) then people might have a chance IP: 80.189.176.124
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Posted: 06/11/2019 18:38:36
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I'm guessing SK?

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Posted: 06/11/2019 20:48:09
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SK, and just to the south of Buxton. I'm not sure about the gas shell story but the site was defintely used as a mortar test firing range during WW1. It falls within Hartington Liberty, the recorded history of this area was covered by Chris Heathcote - https://pdmhs.co.uk/MiningHistory/Bulletin%2018-3%20-%20Gazetteer%20of%20Hartington%20Liberty.pdf

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Posted: 06/11/2019 23:07:40
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Sorry folks yes SK 069 682. Mortar shells would account for bomb disposal teams seen in past times. IP: 217.42.175.41
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Posted: 08/11/2019 17:48:12
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Check out the recent thread on ukCaving relating to the nearby Pikers Pit where there is a similar issue re unexploded ordnance. IP: 109.153.104.136
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