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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Caption this!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2014 15:48:21   Subject: Caption this!
Having been banned from the trip due to an appalling choice of wetsuit/boat colour combination, he resorted to playing in the garden. Not to mention the white gloves!
Topic: Caption this!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2014 15:45:53   Subject: Caption this!
The sinking boat problem on the CRTT was kicked into the long grass.
Topic: Caption this!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2014 14:55:28   Subject: Caption this!
Noah tries out his first prototype Ark. He won't be caught napping when sea levels start to rise.
Topic: Cissbury flint mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/06/2014 10:32:35   Subject: Cissbury flint mines
Had a good look around this site yesterday. Here is a detailed account of the flint mining process as used at Cissbury.

http://www.sussexarch.org.uk/saaf/cissbury.html
Topic: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/06/2014 23:48:45   Subject: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
For a criminal conviction, there has to be no reasonable doubt of guilt. This was not a civil action. Justice has been done whether some like it or not. There are no better alternatives that I am awar
Topic: Pumping the polluted water from mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2014 09:40:58   Subject: Pumping the polluted water from mines
Politics is like food. Some is good for you, some is bad. Some tastes great. Some makes you want to throw up. Nobody likes it forced down your throat. But you can't live without it.
Topic: Pumping the polluted water from mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2014 18:37:46   Subject: Pumping the polluted water from mines
[quote="Drillbilly."][quote="Peter Burgess"]I don't shy away from politics. Only yours. ;-)[/quote]

Do I strike you as being a swivel eyed Ukipper? [img]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/images/emot
Topic: Pumping the polluted water from mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2014 15:17:35   Subject: Pumping the polluted water from mines
I don't shy away from politics. Only yours. ;-)
Topic: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/06/2014 13:59:08   Subject: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
Is there a repository for soiled underwear?
Topic: Web site problem 2nd June
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 02/06/2014 22:09:01   Subject: Web site problem 2nd June
Good grief. See what you have started...... :angel:
Topic: Web site problem 2nd June
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 02/06/2014 19:13:53   Subject: Web site problem 2nd June
No - don't bother. Really. Please don't. :lol:
Topic: Wrong Entry!
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 31/05/2014 22:45:32   Subject: Wrong Entry!
Bet you say that to all the girls!
Topic: AAAAAGHHEYAAHHHAWUAWUAWUAGHHH!
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/05/2014 11:33:24   Subject: AAAAAGHHEYAAHHHAWUAWUAWUAGHHH!
Out of interest, do any of you get regular approaches from TV and film production companies, looking for suitable underground venues for filming?
Topic: Cornish Mining TV Series
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/05/2014 23:12:30   Subject: Cornish Mining TV Series
I was thinking more Delabole and the North Coast cliff quarries.
Topic: Early cornish mine photography
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2014 13:01:58   Subject: Early cornish mine photography
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]He also did similar shots in Blaenau Ffestiniog.[/quote]... and the South Gloucestershire coalfield.
Topic: Cornish Mining TV Series
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/05/2014 09:23:29   Subject: Cornish Mining TV Series
... and slate and granite quarrying.
Topic: Stuff & Nonsence
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2014 15:22:58   Subject: Stuff & Nonsensse
Well, I'll be down that Surrey 'ole with me maddock breaking up the gob heaps tomorrow. :)
Topic: Stuff & Nonsence
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2014 13:44:06   Subject: Stuff & Nonsense
Well put, Trewillian. And it's not news either. I knew of this odd statistic quite some time ago.
Topic: Stuff & Nonsence
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2014 13:15:48   Subject: Stuff & Nonsense
There may be a lot of people employed in gravel extraction in Spelthorne for all I know, but some decades ago there were far, far more men employed in extracting and processing materials (I hesitate t
Topic: Cornwall trip and ancient mines in Cornwall
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/05/2014 08:47:37   Subject: Cornwall trip and ancient mines in Cornwall
The recently published NAMHO proceedings from 2011 have a paper on early mining in the Tamar Valley area with maps and descriptions of what might be visible.
Topic: Penarth - Trolley vandalised
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2014 20:46:13   Subject: Penarth - Trolley vandalised
With the important consideration that I too know nothing about Penarth, and if it was some old club project, is it just possible that the person or group that made it have simply recovered something t
Topic: Chislehurst Chalk Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/05/2014 09:36:15   Subject: Chislehurst Chalk Mine
[quote="Tocsin"]The general public aren't interested in pick marks and pillar and stall methods; they want to hear cool-sounding stories in an unusual setting.[/quote]I disagree. We provide a 45 to 50
Topic: Gear review BMS Long micro rack
Peter Burgess

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/05/2014 10:26:30   Subject: Gear review BMS Long micro rack
Is the difference in thermal conductivity between aluminium and stainless steel an important factor when deciding which is preferred?
Topic: CCC Newsletter - conservation and access article
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2014 11:52:57   Subject: CCC Newsletter - conservation and access article
I found this today:

http://www.cambriancavingcouncil.org.uk/pdf/newsletters/May2014.pdf

There is a detailed article on conservation and access in it. It is highly relevant to min
Topic: Strange graffiti
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 06/05/2014 18:37:15   Subject: Strange graffiti
Absolutely no idea, Joe - Sorry! :-[
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2014 18:25:27   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
Painted arrows are a potential danger in themselves. Was the culprit intent on marking the route IN or the route OUT? If you get it wrong following someone else's marks, you might be in deep do do's.
Topic: Strange graffiti
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/04/2014 19:47:40   Subject: Strange graffiti
If someone can come up with a convincing interpretation of these marks it will be the fourth example for me of how something clarified in one region can explain something similar elsewhere. It was the
Topic: Strange graffiti
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/04/2014 16:40:14   Subject: Strange graffiti
I can't comment on anything other than the photos I posted, but there are no chogholes in Chaldon - no cranes, and all stone blocks were small enough to be man-handled.
Topic: Strange graffiti
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/04/2014 14:18:01   Subject: Strange graffiti
The third photo in the original query reminded me of this :

[link]Chaldon-Firestone-Quarries-Sandstone-Quarry-User-Album-Image-93950[linkphoto]Chaldon-Firestone-Quarries-Sandstone-Quarry-Us
Topic: Strange graffiti
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/04/2014 13:07:48   Subject: Strange graffiti
Here is one. I will look for more which are more like the ones first posted.

[link]Chaldon-Firestone-Quarries-Sandstone-Quarry-User-Album-Image-30078[linkphoto]Chaldon-Firestone-Quarries-Sa
Topic: Strange graffiti
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/04/2014 10:13:07   Subject: Strange graffiti
There are similar marks in the Chaldon quarries. I suggest these are specifically quarry-related, or at least pillar-and-stall workings related. If I can find some photos I will post them up.
Topic: Free online access to six-inch OS maps
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2014 09:05:19   Subject: Free online access to six-inch OS maps
That's very good! Free efficient access to good quality images! How long can it last?
Topic: Boats
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2014 13:53:18   Subject: Boats
[quote="sinker"][quote="Drillbilly."]

Foam surfboards and a wetsuit are the way to go.

[/quote]

[link]Croesor-to-Rhosydd-Novelty-Inflatable-Trip-Image-85286[linkphot
Topic: Cwmorthin new edition just arrived
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 14/03/2014 15:53:10   Subject: Cwmorthin new edition just arrived
Apologies for the long delay - I almost bit off more than I could chew, due to having other things to eat. ;D

It's done now and I am glad it has worked out OK.

Topic: Pictures for commercial use
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2014 11:44:09   Subject: Pictures for commercial use
For a brief while, I just about managed to make my trips to South Wales pay for themselves on the back of the sales to others present of a book I wrote on Penwyllt. I doubt photos will be any more suc
Topic: Proposed Project
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2014 19:48:12   Subject: Proposed Project
It sounds like some nutty pie in the sky project dreamed up by someone in Westminster with no grasp of reality.
Topic: High Groundwater Levels
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 07/03/2014 22:15:24   Subject: High Groundwater Levels
The Chaldon quarries have been more seriously flooded than I have ever seen. The last time was 2000/2001 I think, and nowhere did the water reach the roof. The lowest areas have been flooded to the ro
Topic: High Groundwater Levels
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 07/03/2014 18:39:08   Subject: High Groundwater Levels
What have you witnessed in the last few months in the way of unusually high groundwater levels? Almost uniquely, we have the opportunity to directly witness water levels underground after all the high
Topic: Oh Gawd, not another one!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2014 19:10:05   Subject: Oh Gawd, not another one!
One Show tonight - suggesting once again that these collapses are all natural! Why is there such a reluctance to state that the majority of these, particularly those recent ones in chalk country, are
Topic: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2014 20:42:39   Subject: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
My best mine exploration, or visit, was to the undersea sections of Levant, but that's not of much use to anyone looking for good places to visit now. :(
Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 12/02/2014 09:06:22   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
As the subsidence will most likely have been caused by ground saturation, then the central reservation is the most obvious place for one of these to be discovered - where the water has the chance to s
Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/02/2014 23:33:35   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
It looks likes one of the Doddington deneholes - probably one not known of until now.

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Doddington-Denehole-Chalk-Mine/
Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/02/2014 22:50:18   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
I just watched some aerial footage and it looks like it was once on a hedge line - which is where a lot of deneholes are often found.
Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/02/2014 21:28:43   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
Yes there are a few, but my money is on this being a denehole or chalk mine.
Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/02/2014 20:16:07   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
Chalk.
Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/02/2014 19:51:24   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
There are plenty that are not filled. Does it grate with anyone else when everyone seems to be calling these "sinkholes"? Are these not just crownholes or mineshafts depending on whether its a collaps
Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/02/2014 16:29:48   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
Just spotted breaking news on the BBC:

A 10-mile section of the M2 motorway in north Kent has been closed in both directions after a 50ft-deep hole appeared in the central reservation. The
Topic: The Entrance (photo) - Moel Yr Ogof
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/02/2014 11:44:43   Subject: The Entrance (photo) - Moel Yr Ogof
The lengths people go to, to avoid paying for a T* L*****e :lol:
Topic: London
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2014 10:55:02   Subject: London
Under maintenance pending adoption as a tourist venue.
Topic: London
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2014 09:19:53   Subject: London
[quote="Pinzgauer"]Get a Day Rover Ticket on the tube - if they still do them. No need to come to grass for the entire day. Don't forget the sarnies! ;D[/quote]A Day Travelcard zones 1-6 will do the j
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