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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
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/05/2020 17:03:22   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
Here is a simple guide:

https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/beginners-guide-to-grid-references/
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2020 13:01:13   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Maybe he took exception to your YouTube videos.....
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/05/2020 10:23:49   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
It may be purely down to the jet size. If too much acetylene is coming out, it won't burn very efficiently.

What a good lamp will do is burn bright yellow with minimum soot. Too much gas/no
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2020 11:36:00   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
We need to find someone who loves model boats, and get them to sail a model motor torpedo boat armed with live mini torpedos. I'd have a go!
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/05/2020 08:33:13   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
It's really good to see it working - fascinating.
Topic: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/05/2020 20:09:50   Subject: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
I plan to go and record the section through the bay soon, as the stream has made a pretty good job of exposing a clean face. I'll look for another bit of this - there is a huge amount of slag so this
Topic: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/05/2020 19:30:03   Subject: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
OK, but there are bits of glassy slag in it?
Topic: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/05/2020 17:46:05   Subject: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
Within striking distance of home, and a convenient part of my daily exercise, I found this nodule in the stream at Worth Furnace. Noting how heavy it seemed, I took it home to clean it up. I found it
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2020 11:56:29   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
It is sad to see the writing - it's just another unnecessary job for someone to do.
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2020 11:30:18   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Limewashing is a traditional way to protect walls, very common in the past. I wouldn't know if it was done here - old photos might help.
Topic: Novel, but fatal, use of a straw hat
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2020 11:38:38   Subject: Novel, but fatal, use of a straw hat
I am using this time of "house arrest" to trawl the internet for archives relating to the various places of interest to me. In 1890, there was an appalling accident in the silica quarries at Penwyllt,
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2020 12:53:45   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
It's only my perception - others might detect something else. It's misperceptions online that cause more problems than almost anything else!
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2020 12:21:17   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
The most I can see is dismissive resentment, but sort of understandable.
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 13:03:36   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
Les, please don't regret posting this. Your latest comments are well-reasoned and I hope everybody reads them with an open mind. And if after reading it you still don't agree with the idea, at least d
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 22:35:17   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
A bit of perspective - £10000 is the maximum 4-months furlough payment for one person.
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 22:00:39   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
I can think of numerous societies in our little world that are in effect businesses running museums, show mines, and the like. Never mind the hostels and huts. There is far more that we as a "hobby co
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 21:57:57   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
As a taxpayer myself, I have no problem with clubs being used as channels for funding going to trades that are going to need income to survive. Which are then in turn in a position to contribute to th
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 21:45:33   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
Quite right PWhole - don't let anyone make you feel guilty about it. :thumbsup:
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 21:15:23   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
My club will not be receiving a high 4-figure sum income this year due to not being able to run it's usual schedule of public-facing activities. And we are scheduled to have a low 5-figure bill to pay
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 20:57:15   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
If a club is run properly and openly, it's income will likely end up in the community through the activities it does, whether running and maintaining a hostel, arranging activities for the public, pay
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2020 16:09:29   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
If that's the case, then the outer cylinder is a closed system, and the only way any gas or water can get out is through the burning nozzle. Regulation may have been through controlling the flame, or
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2020 14:47:05   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
How tightly do the various parts fit together?

I think it might be a self-regulating system (which Premiers are up to a point), where the pressure of the generated gas keeps the water "at b
Topic: Maudlin Mixed Mine (mine)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/04/2020 16:37:05   Subject: Maudlin Mixed Mine (mine)
I recommend signing up for an account with https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

There are some real gems on mine share fraud at the mine, which resulted in action at the Court of the Q
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2020 10:35:07   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
As I can no longer go digging underground, over the weekend I had to resort to rebuilding a rockery - that underground drystone wall building experience finally came in handy.
Topic: Dark Theme
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 31/03/2020 22:08:09   Subject: Dark Theme
The only reason I use it is to stop migraines and eyestrain. It works fine in that regard. I have the screen permanently on dusk setting - you can make the settings stay the same 24 hours a day.
Topic: Dark Theme
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 31/03/2020 21:30:34   Subject: Dark Theme
https://justgetflux.com/
Topic: Dark Theme
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 31/03/2020 21:29:12   Subject: Dark Theme
I recommend dowloading f-lux to change the screen colour etc according to preferences. Window10 actually has this feature built in. Look under display settings.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2020 19:22:59   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Must be an early smelting site - a bloomery …….:tongue:
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2020 11:19:06   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
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Unfortunately I have a sneaking suspicion that we might be asked to restrict/avoid taking leave when things return to normal to get business back on track.[/quote]The very same t
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/03/2020 18:50:22   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
If we only bought and used things made entirely in the UK, nobody would be posting anything on this forum.
Topic: Coal, illegal
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2020 00:10:23   Subject: Coal, illegal
Heritage railway viewpoint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWNr9PnR6DU
Topic: Coal, illegal
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/03/2020 19:45:48   Subject: Coal, illegal
I can't wait :)
Topic: Coal, illegal
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/03/2020 15:40:29   Subject: Coal, illegal
On a lighter (and darker!) note, I like to remind myself sometimes that these innocent and enthusiastic youngsters might be running the care home I might be in at some time, and not to be too rude abo
Topic: Coal, illegal
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/03/2020 15:18:27   Subject: Coal, illegal
My observation is that those who seem to have an issue with Thunberg have ten times more hissy fits than the youngsters who are, quite understandably, concerned for their future. I would be too if I w
Topic: South Wales Coalfield book query
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 02/03/2020 11:31:58   Subject: South Wales Coalfield book query
I could almost smell the coke ovens after working through all the photos.
Topic: South Wales Coalfield book query
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/02/2020 21:55:17   Subject: South Wales Coalfield book query
Collieries that I have not posted up are:

Bwllfa No.1 Pit
Bwllfa No.3 Pit
Coytrahen Park Colliery
Crybbwr Fawr Collieries
Cwmaman Colliery
Dyllas Colliery
Ocea
Topic: South Wales Coalfield book query
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/02/2020 21:40:24   Subject: South Wales Coalfield book query
I have added photos from the book into relevant mine photo galleries. However, there are quite a few mines in the book that I can't find galleries for. As I am not familiar with the South Wales collie
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