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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Calling COMRU
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2020 10:18:04   Subject: Calling COMRU
Found it - I'll message you Simon.
Topic: Calling COMRU
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2020 10:15:32   Subject: Calling COMRU
Our club made a donation to COMRU recently (in the last 12 months I think) - I'll see if I can find out what contact info we used.
Topic: 2021 Calendar
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2020 20:12:14   Subject: 2021 Calendar
I'll recycle the 2020 one then. The pictures will be worth admiring even if the dates on it will all be wrong.
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2020 14:27:40   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
So whose irresponsible manner was it that posted the video containing the reckless behaviour of someone who is "nothing to do with EWF". The issue is not just about "one person" being less than cautio
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2020 10:45:53   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
Would the shaft of eternal tiers simply refer to the countless levels leading off it?
Topic: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 26/11/2020 11:54:41   Subject: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
I have the following extracts from "Subterranean Britain" (1979) - quite an old reference now. A paper by G.D.B. Jones "The Roman Evidence" contains the following locations, mentioned as having Roman
Topic: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 26/11/2020 11:07:39   Subject: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
I am confident I have heard of an example of this waterwheel system in use somewhere in the British Isles.
Topic: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 26/11/2020 10:17:30   Subject: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
There are very few proven Roman mining sites, but pretty good evidence that there was a lot of Roman mineral extraction going on. Mendip lead is a good example - all the infrastructure of roads, settl
Topic: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 25/11/2020 21:15:12   Subject: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
[quote="DaveM"]I'd assume Senacre woods in Maidstone is an old ragstone quarry, though probably not going back as far as Roman times.[/quote]There is a very informative video of this roman industry, w
Topic: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 25/11/2020 18:48:27   Subject: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
How wide-ranging is this study? Would it include iron extraction in the Weald? Or stone quarrying (either "mined" or opencast). The roman ragstone quarries near Maidstone have been identified, and the
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2020 09:32:30   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
The primary purpose of a parody should be to entertain. If it makes people smile that's all to the good. It demonstrates to those who see it that there is an alternative view and puts things into a ne
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 20:59:18   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
Supermarket shopping with Fighters.
Baby-sitting with Fighters.
Washing the car with Fighters.
Vacuuming the house with Fighters.
Weeding the garden with Fighters.
Going for a
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 19:45:51   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="ttxela"][quote="NewStuff"]

I would wholeheartedly agree on very high production values as well, [/quote]

That's me out then....:lol:[/quote]Yes, young Alex, back to "Airb
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 18:41:56   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
I have just typed "exploring with" filtered on title, into the YouTube search field. I had to stop after five minutes scrolling before I became suicidal.
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 15:39:46   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
Maybe there is scope for someone with the various skills required, to make a series of EWF parody videos. I would definitely watch them!
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2020 11:44:50   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
It demonstrates two attitudes.

1) exposure to danger in extreme places will generate adulation and respect (and cash from monetised content) so self-glorification is the most important fact
Topic: Boxed Off
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2020 17:23:56   Subject: Boxed Off
It really isn't that simple - change the fundamental dynamics of air flow in a cave/mine, and it has a big impact on the suitability of a site for bats. Plus, the better sites tend to be those that ha
Topic: 28DL loves Roy
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2020 14:44:41   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
[quote="royfellows"]Well, they have never given me any problems and therefore I have nothing against them. And they do show a more responsible attitude than the YouTube clickbaiters, thats my take on
Topic: 28DL loves Roy
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2020 14:21:46   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
I can understand why they would ban you, but I don't understand why you want to sign up :lol:
Topic: Ventilation in mines and caves
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/11/2020 19:37:17   Subject: Ventilation in mines and caves
While this thread has been developing, I have been doing some research into the Paris mushroom farms and how they operated. I came across a fascinating but rather gruesome tale of a murder which invol
Topic: Vent shaft stacks
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2020 16:03:24   Subject: Vent shaft stacks
Rather in the style of the top of an oast house in South East England, for drying hops.
Topic: Ventilation in mines and caves
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2020 15:59:10   Subject: Ventilation in mines and caves
My goodness, this takes me back to my uni days learning about the design of flue stacks! It will also help with raising the top of the column of ventilating gas above a potential inversion on cold sti
Topic: Ventilation in mines and caves
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2020 14:13:09   Subject: Ventilation in mines and caves
Underground fires were lit at the base of shafts with chimneys at the top to ventilate the old quarries at Godstone adapted as mushroom farms about 1900. The quarrymen never needed the extra ventilati
Topic: Vent shaft stacks
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2020 12:10:33   Subject: Vent shaft stacks
I have been pondering this point over "laziness". This may be a bit philosophical, but there is nothing wrong with asking for information as a valid research method. Sure, there are books and papers a
Topic: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2020 16:33:46   Subject: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
[quote="ttxela"]Almost certainly true, they have been known to comment on YT videos before now.[/quote]

Not on any of yours, I trust. Unless Mr Ginge has been up to no good. Maybe the evil
Topic: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2020 11:38:20   Subject: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
Whatever the case, I don't find the majority of videos produced in mines worth watching. They are either endlessly boring helmetcam footage in which you can't really see a huge amount, or have a "dram
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 14:45:44   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Sorry, Roy, I wasn't thinking.
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 14:16:29   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Proving that thinking is dangerous.
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/10/2020 21:04:36   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Quite a few sections of old quarry workings with ceilings like badly fitted and loose jigsaw puzzles. The sense of danger is greatly enhanced when you are on hands and knees or even lower, too close f
Topic: Miners Tools.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 04/09/2020 10:30:10   Subject: Miners Tools.
Thanks for that, as I was wondering if the tip had been added for greater resilience.
Topic: Miners Tools.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 03/09/2020 17:59:13   Subject: Miners Tools.
For those interested in old iron forgings, here are photos of a quarry bar which dates from ca 1810. The places where it has corroded badly show very clearly the grainy nature of this item. You can po
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/08/2020 20:04:28   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
I would suggest joining the AN trips who will likely be from more than one local club, see who you get on with, and find out about their club, before signing up with anyone. It's easier to judge a clu
Topic: Back underground ????
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/08/2020 08:38:02   Subject: Back underground ????
Dead sheep in a mine tunnel? I reckon it's adit now.
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/07/2020 17:23:51   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
Seasoned careful mine explorer: "Hmmm. I know what he means and understand. I know places like that."
Casual bystander: "How can people can be allowed into dangerous places like this putting resc
Topic: Post-Lockdown plans?
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/06/2020 19:36:59   Subject: Post-Lockdown plans?
I have been busy for a few weeks doing maintenance in Reigate caves, but as they are walk in off the pavement sites (literally) and are electrically lit and all walkaound stuff, it really is no differ
Topic: Back underground ????
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2020 18:17:31   Subject: Back underground ????
I use Pay at Pump and use gloves when I have had to fill up. Granted, not everyone has one conveniently close by.
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/06/2020 18:54:25   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
There would be no internet without grumpy gits. If only it were otherwise! Moan moan moan......
Topic: Snailbeach - Cornish Engine Query
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/05/2020 16:49:25   Subject: Snailbeach - Cornish Engine Query
Shropshire Mines Trust book on the mine says:

In 1862 the Nags Head Colliery closed and the mine mechanic Vincent Hughes went to take down the engine. The job took 12 days and it was taken
Topic: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 26/05/2020 16:43:28   Subject: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
Looking at this link, you would need to cast about two tons of iron to make a field culverin. Now to find a video of one being fired!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culverin
Topic: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 26/05/2020 16:22:35   Subject: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
Since first posting about this site, I have now found out that it was a double furnace, as it did cast guns, up to culverin size. Single furnaces did not have the capacity to produce enough melt to ma
Topic: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 26/05/2020 16:20:15   Subject: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
The bay has two gaps in it, one carrying the current stream, and has done so at least since the first large scale OS plan around 1870, and this dry channel, to the west, which leads to a point where i
Topic: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 26/05/2020 16:17:33   Subject: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
Looking east across the furnace site below the bay. The light patch is just east of the stream, the depression closer to the camera is low enough to be boggy and effectively at stream level. In the st
Topic: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 26/05/2020 16:14:03   Subject: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
Immediately upstream of the bay are the remains of a 19th century bridge which appears on OS plans. There are four lengths of bullhead mainline rail, and brick retaining walls, much degraded. There is
Topic: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 26/05/2020 16:09:47   Subject: Annotated LIDAR scan of Worth Forest furnace (photo)
Some notes on what there is to find at and around the furnace site. Photos to follow:

Photograph:

[link]120614[linkphoto]120614[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Worth Forest Furnace: Possible iron ore extraction sites upstream (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 26/05/2020 14:55:15   Subject: Worth Forest Furnace: Possible iron ore extraction sites upstream (photo)
The stream nearby has undercut its banks and exposed the geology in places. This may be how the ore was prospected.

[link]120613[linkphoto]120613[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Worth Forest Furnace: Possible iron ore extraction sites upstream (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 26/05/2020 14:53:40   Subject: Worth Forest Furnace: Possible iron ore extraction sites upstream (photo)
Second pit going upstream

[link]120612[linkphoto]120612[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Worth Forest Furnace: Possible iron ore extraction sites upstream (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 26/05/2020 14:52:44   Subject: Worth Forest Furnace: Possible iron ore extraction sites upstream (photo)
First pit going upstream from the furnace.

[link]120611[linkphoto]120611[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Worth Forest Furnace: Possible iron ore extraction sites upstream (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 26/05/2020 14:35:14   Subject: Worth Forest Furnace: Possible iron ore extraction sites upstream (photo)
As planned, I visited the Worth Forest Furnace again over the weekend and checked out some possible extraction sites nearby. A few photos to follow.

Photograph:

[link]120606[link
Topic: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/05/2020 16:13:44   Subject: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
I returned a few days ago and recovered another lump from the stream.
[link]120530[linkphoto]120530[/linkphoto][/link]

This one has not been near a permanent magnet, but does affect a
Topic: Back underground ????
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2020 15:48:59   Subject: Back underground ????
Fatal climbing accident in the Peaks. :(

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-52729804
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