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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Well Pumphouse - information please
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/09/2015 15:28:54   Subject: Well Pumphouse - information please
OK thanks - a bit more information. The depth information we have is as follows. The full depth is confidently believed to be 60ft. Contemporary reports say that "in the winter time the water lies ...
Topic: SRT set up conundrum.
Peter Burgess

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 11/09/2015 11:53:49   Subject: SRT set up conundrum.
I would say the best thing is to stick to what you do, unless there really is an over-riding risk. Once you start to change a routine, you add a risk (at least for a while) since you are breaking a fa
Topic: Well Pumphouse - information please
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/09/2015 09:39:03   Subject: Well Pumphouse - information please
I am hoping someone might be able to help with a bit of a puzzle we have over what seems to be turning into a major project in Surrey. We have been given permission to look for a well, sunk in 1898 an
Topic: Live Gold ......
Peter Burgess

Forum: Europe   Posted: 29/08/2015 16:42:45   Subject: Live Gold ......
Is it REALLY credible that GPR could pick up the shape of a train through how many metres of ground? If it was so easy would we not be using it to find caves, mines, and the like? GPR seems to produce
Topic: Brecon reigon
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/08/2015 09:58:43   Subject: Brecon reigon
Good non-cave underground sites in the area are a bit thin on the ground, unfortunately. The comments above more or less cover it. There will be a few railway tunnels if you are into that sort of thin
Topic: Brecon reigon
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/08/2015 09:57:24   Subject: Brecon reigon
[quote="Wormster"][quote="Peter Burgess"]Before anybody gets the wrong idea, The Stump cannot be used by paying guests.[/quote]

I wasn't aware of that Peter, thanks for that.

If
Topic: Brecon reigon
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/08/2015 23:57:43   Subject: Brecon reigon
[quote="Wormster"]Bridge cave is a nice little bimble!

There's plenty to choose from on this page though:

http://www.ogof.org.uk/maps.html

Where are you Staying? SWCC
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/08/2015 21:00:34   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
The NLS collection is not entirely complete. It may simply be that they have no copies to scan. There are several examples where particular revisions are marked on the site as not being in the collect
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/08/2015 20:31:28   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
For quarry people, Purbeck and Portland are now covered as well.
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/08/2015 19:40:05   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
Don't get too visibly excited or some bozo will stick it behind a paywall!
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/08/2015 12:35:14   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
The NLS online map viewer for 25 inch England and Wales series has now extended from the South East to cover the area right down to Cornwall. Just looked at DGC - gobsmacking detail!
http://maps.
Topic: Aerial ropeway foundations (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/07/2015 12:20:39   Subject: Aerial ropeway foundations (photo)
I saw the Brightling to Mountfield ropeway working. I wish I had paid a bit more attention to it. I was more interested in the mineral that had fallen out of the buckets than in the mechanics.
Topic: Video - Temple Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/07/2015 21:43:00   Subject: Video - Temple Mine
Another excellent short video from Andy Freem:

https://youtu.be/a9B9CH5I-jA
Topic: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
Peter Burgess

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 10/07/2015 18:45:27   Subject: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
Is this last post my license to ask why there is an apostrophe in MEP's?
Topic: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
Peter Burgess

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 10/07/2015 08:33:07   Subject: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
I love the way people who hate the EU concoct a scare story, then make a noise about it, appear to gain a concession when nothing was going to happen anyway, then claim a success as a victory for comm
Topic: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
Peter Burgess

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 02/07/2015 21:20:49   Subject: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
[quote="AR"]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/02/wikipedia_jumps_on_bogus_photo_scare_to_tell_us_the_internet_is_breaking_again/[/quote]Did anyone actually read this? Like I said earlier, this scar
Topic: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
Peter Burgess

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 02/07/2015 09:36:37   Subject: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
This story is cobblers. Like Cameron's campaign to ban data encryption, it ain't going to work.
Topic: National Library of Scotland maps
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2015 22:33:17   Subject: National Library of Scotland maps
And the 1:1056 maps of London (1890s) will keep you occupied for a long time if you love old maps. The amount of industrial sites, railways, canals, docks, tramways etc etc is mind-blowing.
Topic: National Library of Scotland maps
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2015 22:27:18   Subject: National Library of Scotland maps
Very happy to see the SE done first. Loads of good finds for South East sites! Remember, SE is a remote backwater for mining stuff. ;D I have been quietly exploring this NLS site for some time now. It
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/05/2015 08:39:07   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
What matters is how popular the series is, and to some extent how authentic the viewers think it is, not how authentic it is it reality.

I learnt recently that when the authentic digging n
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/04/2015 19:44:55   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
Thank you Knocker - this is very interesting.
Topic: Clearance of Books
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/04/2015 10:58:22   Subject: Clearance of Books
I thought Cwmorthin was A4? Are the A1 copies large print editions?
Topic: In need of a new pair of boots
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 17/04/2015 11:14:42   Subject: In need of a new pair of boots
Fair enough! A year isn't a long time but if you were abusing them, then I suppose it's expected.
Topic: In need of a new pair of boots
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 17/04/2015 09:53:31   Subject: In need of a new pair of boots
[quote="Blober"]My old Etche canyoning boots from starless river are really starting to feel the burn these days.

So was wondering if anyone else knew of any similar alternatives?

Topic: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 30/03/2015 14:17:04   Subject: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
Until about 3 years ago, I worked in IT with an ex collier who worked in Murton Pit until the 1980s. He thought I was a raving loonie wanting to spend my spare time underground.
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2015 09:26:05   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
I didn't notice any bobs or pump rods. But I was only half watching the program.
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/03/2015 14:52:12   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
[quote="royfellows"][quote="Peter Burgess"]Paper is full of china clay. Send it back where it came from.[/quote]

Trees?
:lol:[/quote]
Cornwall! Fill up those pesky mineshafts.
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/03/2015 14:46:42   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
Paper is full of china clay. Send it back where it came from.
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/03/2015 14:38:36   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
I agree with both John and Roy. Unusual for me to agree with that many people at the same time!
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 21:42:00   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
The timber seems to be parts of old railway waggon frames.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 21:26:29   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[photo]66497[/photo]
Here is the timber structure that is now falling to bits.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 15:54:39   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
The only "nasty" I saw last time I was there (January) was a rather precarious area of timbering holding back a high platform of waste, which has partially collapsed and the rest is probably on its wa
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 15:38:33   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
The popularity of the site and it's ease of access would suggest to me that any notices will disappear as quickly as cakes on dig nights.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 14:56:22   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
The fencing across the main entrances near the river is, in effect, just standard stock fencing. You can simply step over it and walk into the mine.
Topic: Lake District Sell Off.
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/03/2015 20:22:23   Subject: Lake District Sell Off.
... or a railway, copper mine, or slate quarry!
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/03/2015 18:28:11   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
[quote="Tony Blair"]This is good news. I almost got tied up in some stereotyping bigotry there :D[/quote]

No "almost" about it - caught like a rabbit in the headlights, I'd say. Lessons lea
Topic: Drones
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2015 12:17:53   Subject: Drones
Down a shaft you might find a piece of string with a camera on the end is a cheaper option.
Topic: Effect of earthquakes on mine workings
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2015 14:49:12   Subject: Effect of earthquakes on mine workings
Here are some thoughts from Paul Sowan

http://www.wcms.org.uk/cgi-bin/wcmsarchive.pl?archid=earthquakes_cq6
Topic: Dissertation help
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2015 11:49:48   Subject: Dissertation help
But the internet can be so slow. Sometimes it can take nearly SIX years to get a reply!
Topic: Camera advice
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/01/2015 12:18:37   Subject: Camera advice
... and a tripod mount, but I guess most do these days. Or not?
Topic: Teardrop banners / feather flags
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2015 21:02:06   Subject: Teardrop banners / feather flags
We won't be buying another one. Limited effect on our volume of visitors I would say. Leafleting and online presence is far more effective.
Topic: Merry Christmas
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2014 21:40:07   Subject: Merry Christmas
Joyosi Noelimus. Yn deyus vobiscumbo.
Topic: Who had it the best?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2014 23:04:17   Subject: Who had it the best?
In the 70s/80s for me, it was simply a case of collecting the various books for the region that I visited most frequently - Devon and Cornwall. Even so, we never really met up with many of the local e
Topic: Merstham Chalk Pit 1962 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 22/12/2014 21:24:14   Subject: Merstham Chalk Pit 1962 (photo)
The following press report describes the demonstration of dynamite at Merstham in 1868:

[b]Cheshire Observer[/b]
25th July 1868
[u]A New Blasting Powder[/u]
Some curious expe
Topic: BCA / CRoW
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2014 08:26:23   Subject: BCA / CRoW
That money, Droid, is yours and mine. Will the membership cost rise in due course?
Topic: BCA / CRoW
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/12/2014 13:18:25   Subject: BCA / CRoW
Are the bits you refer to Common Land? I think that's often a basic criterion for inclusion.
Topic: BCA / CRoW
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/12/2014 15:36:24   Subject: BCA / CRoW
I think we all appreciate the logic, but the points being made revolve around owners' instinctive reactions to being told what to do and what rules apply to their property by "officials".
Topic: BCA / CRoW
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/12/2014 14:41:58   Subject: BCA / CRoW
I would always defer to someone with real and relevant experience on the ground, and what they judge to be the wise thing to do, than run with some idealist with some kind of revolutionary agenda to e
Topic: BCA / CRoW
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/12/2014 09:58:42   Subject: BCA / CRoW
Or the bad seamstress's advice "As you sew, so shall ye rip".
Topic: BCA / CRoW
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/12/2014 18:57:22   Subject: BCA / CRoW
Yes, I have always seen a difference in mindset between those who visit mines, and those who are only interested in caves. And the credit is on the mine explorer side, no doubt about it.
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