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Thistleton Mine
Posted: 14/06/2020 20:45:59
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Hi
I'm a new member. As I'm getting well on in years I doubt that I'll be doing any strenuous explorations. But during lock-down, being a vulnerable geezer I've been writing my memoirs of my life up to about aged 23. I worked as a trainee mine surveyor for Stewarts and Lloyds Minerals, based in Melton Mowbray (1956 - 1963) and got my surveyors 'ticket' thanks to Thistleton Mine. I've always been interested in mining history and now live in Telford. (plenty of old mines around here!)
Keep safe, regards Stannipoos
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Posted: 14/06/2020 22:34:34
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Welcome to the site, sounds like you have plenty to contribute. IP: 86.169.13.18
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Posted: 15/06/2020 17:40:25
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Thanks. Well, afraid few 'photos but very vivid memories of my life underground in the 1950/60s. During the 1980s was a mature student at Wolverhampton Poly and wrote my thesis on the economic reasons for the closure of Thistleton - NOT geological probs; they had been overcome and costs/production were much better than had been envisaged.

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Posted: 15/06/2020 19:08:09
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Interesting.

There was some aggro over this mine on the URBEX site, 28 Days Later a few years ago. Apparently some of them had got into the place and encountered bad air. Hardly surprising as it was bricked up and they managed to get in by a small gate let into the brickwork.
Anyway, a representative of the owners, who he described as a "multi million pound international investment company" threatened to prosecute the 'offenders'. There was some exchange about it.
I had visions of paper portfolios and inflated share values etc, maybe I was wrong.


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Posted: 15/06/2020 20:06:19
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Yes.I too heard about that cuffuffle (sp!) No idea who the multi million pound investors were/are. Without forced ventilation there would certainly be oxygen deficiency. There is a lot of iron in an iron mine and the forming of iron oxide, rust? uses up the oxygen. The explorers would have to go a long way in to get to the end of the drift tunnel, which would be flooded anyway.

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