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royfellows

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Posted: 24/06/2020 19:26:36
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pwhole wrote:

I've done most local sites to death,
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Ha, the story of my ongoing relationship with the Matlock area
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Posted: 25/06/2020 01:25:48
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I never kept a log of how many trips I've done to Longcliffe during the lifespan of the project, but it would be well over a hundred, with at least half underground - I was generally one of the haulers when we were still emptying the shaft. But I like the familiarity of repeat visits as you get to know a place really well and inevitably start to find more detail and understand the structure better (and maybe find more leads) as a result.

Paradoxically there are many places I probably shouldn't go to again, simply as there's not much to be gained for the effort - other than another dose of radon, which is very high in the northern catchment where I am, and is increasingly something I'm bearing in mind, apart from coronavirus!
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Posted: 25/06/2020 09:12:05
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pwhole wrote:

ttxela - I should have pointed out more clearly (I was typing in haste whilst on the phone!), that I was referring to myself considering trips, not whether you should be - I hope you didn't take it the wrong way and sorry if it came across like that. I've done most local sites to death, so I'm trying to concentrate on project work as a priority now. And hopefully doing more surface work soon - though real actual work is finally resurfacing again, so I could be out of action for a while yet anyway Sad


Good lord no, I'm not that sensitive.

Everyone has their own criteria to judge the worth of a trip. My point was that really the value of a jolly day out is not to be underestimated even if the trip has no other merits.

Anyhow, probably the first step is to assemble some sort of working vehicle from the collection of partial ones on my drive Laugh
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Posted: 25/06/2020 17:17:20
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Hahah, good luck! I finally managed the bus a few times last week, after three months walking only - rebuilding and pointing a shaft top near Bradwell, so it was (kind of) work. They're not asking to see wage slips on the bus luckily as I didn't get any wages! But I was the only person on it most of the time.

That project will be revealed shortly, no doubt.
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