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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: BCA / CRoW
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/12/2014 18:39:08   Subject: BCA / CRoW
Droid: You are a naughty boy. I, on the other hand, am quite bemused to be accused of trolling when it suits the accuser, of course! :lol: We are, of course, quite safe here, where bickering NEVER hap
Topic: BCA / CRoW
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/12/2014 18:24:42   Subject: BCA / CRoW
[quote="royfellows"]All the threads have been locked on UK Caving due to bickering.
It looks like the new owners intend to keep the house in order
:thumbsup:[/quote]They do indeed, and good
Topic: BCA / CRoW
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/12/2014 11:07:10   Subject: BCA / CRoW
Shall I be cynical? Yes, why not. Voters in politics who try to educate themselves by listening to the arguments and statements of the various parties end up so disillusioned they vote for nobody, or
Topic: Giant sinkhole swallows up old mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2014 11:31:55   Subject: Giant sinkhole swallows up old mine
We've got a 40 acre underground lake I'll have you know.
Topic: Giant sinkhole swallows up old mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2014 10:24:09   Subject: Giant sinkhole swallows up old mine
The photos make the hole look larger than it is, since all those building are not large houses, but typical smallholding summer houses. Think footpaths and sheds, not streets and houses.
Topic: Godstone Quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/11/2014 18:54:27   Subject: Godstone Quarries
I look forward to hearing from you. :)
Topic: Godstone Quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/11/2014 10:33:23   Subject: Godstone Quarries
Excellent - be prepared to get muddy!
Topic: Godstone Quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/11/2014 09:50:25   Subject: Godstone Quarries
Oh dear - not open until April. There are other places to visit however. Happy to meet up. :thumbsup:
Topic: Godstone Quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/11/2014 08:21:54   Subject: Godstone Quarries
Have you tried contacting us directly? (WCMS, that is). Anyone with an interest in these workings is welcome to get in touch. I hope you can understand why we might not want to do this in public, on t
Topic: Sussex Bellpits
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 16/11/2014 20:05:49   Subject: Sussex Bellpits
A fascinating account of bell-pits being worked in the early years of the 20th century. The article suggests that the First World War put an end to this method of extraction. Could this be the last pl
Topic: 19th century subterrranean photos
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 16/11/2014 16:24:33   Subject: 19th century subterrranean photos
Thanks everyone. I have just contacted Chris H who will get back to me after he squeezes the next Descent out of the door.

What I find interesting is how, in some respects, we have gone ful
Topic: 19th century subterrranean photos
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 15/11/2014 22:58:14   Subject: 19th century subterrranean photos
Here is a further report of the same photographic experiment.

[b]Cornishman, 10th October, 1878[/b]

Penzance

Subterranean Photography by Artificial Light

Sa
Topic: 19th century subterrranean photos
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 15/11/2014 22:56:29   Subject: 19th century subterrranean photos
[b]Cornishman, 3rd October, 1878[/b]

Subterranean Photography

We fancy we have heard something about the reproducing by photographs of some of our levels, vughs, or workings, but
Topic: Quarry in BBC comet news article
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2014 13:47:58   Subject: Quarry in BBC comet news article
Well, NOT Welsh slatey - a chance it might be German slatey, I suppose.
Topic: Any Ideas What This Is?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2014 13:36:01   Subject: Any Ideas What This Is?
[quote="inbye"]Said I'd post this when I came across it & just found it sorting thro' some mining stuff.

[link]Personal-Album-1583-Image-97504[linkphoto]Personal-Album-1583-Image-97504[/lin
Topic: Working Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 31/10/2014 14:40:14   Subject: Working Mines
Yes - Mr. China may have something to look at round our way some time. Very useful chappie.
Topic: Swan / Kingsdown information - help!
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/10/2014 11:46:56   Subject: Swan / Kingsdown information - help!
Is it listed in Hunt's, early 1860s?
Topic: Filming Location - Mine/Cave
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/10/2014 10:15:49   Subject: Filming Location - Mine/Cave
Phil has already discussed the options on sites in Surrey with us.
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2014 12:15:44   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
Maybe he got lost looking for Wheal Tehidy. :lol:
Topic: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2014 11:22:50   Subject: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
I was more making the point that things like street cobbles, wall coping stones, etc etc all had to be carved out of the ground by hard-working men in the back of beyond, and now they are just part of
Topic: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2014 10:53:06   Subject: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
There is so much solid infrastructure still around and rarely does anyone think about where it came from. A bit like food.
Topic: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2014 19:55:46   Subject: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
I thought the setts used for paving half the UK's city streets came down that valley ... that may be a slight exaggeration.
Topic: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2014 19:27:44   Subject: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
I hardly think that the local "granite" was called this because of it's mineral composition. It will have been called "granite" simply because it is hard and heavy, as John says. Stonesfield slates ar
Topic: Autonomous headlamp design enquiry
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/09/2014 15:17:20   Subject: Autonomous headlamp design enquiry
If you improve the lamp efficiency too much, people will forget how to charge up the batteries.
Topic: Filming location - Mine/Cave
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/09/2014 21:00:56   Subject: Filming location - Mine/Cave
Possibly. Contact enquiries [ at ] wcms.org.uk as we have facilitated TV/film production in a couple of locations in Surrey. Depends on what you want to do.
Topic: anyone identify this
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2014 15:05:53   Subject: anyone identify this
Sounds good to me. I was thinking tinderbox, but the shape is probably wrong for that.
Topic: anyone identify this
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2014 14:58:56   Subject: anyone identify this
Would your squibs fit in one of those? Isn't a Marmite jar easier?
Topic: anyone identify this
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2014 13:45:47   Subject: anyone identify this
When I see really old metal objects, I do wonder whether you are simply looking at the metal part of something else, where all the wooden bits are long gone, either because it broke off and was chucke
Topic: Carbis bay mine shafts
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/09/2014 09:12:00   Subject: Carbis bay mine shafts
The general concept of sharing information is laudable. And by and large it is of little consequence.

Sometimes, you do have to use some common sense, however.

Put yourself in th
Topic: Carbis bay mine shafts
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/09/2014 15:27:01   Subject: Carbis bay mine shafts
The best policy I believe, when receiving property-related requests, is to ONLY deal with the property owners or occupiers. Providing advice or information that could affect property values or sale pr
Topic: Looking for lecturer
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2014 14:54:14   Subject: Looking for lecturer
Shame on you all for turning what appears to be a genuine request into a silly squabble and rant about nothing of any relevance at all.
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2014 08:51:01   Subject: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
[quote="Vanoord"]I suspect that workings which have laid dormant for 142 years and are still accessible are probably not going to be that commonly found![/quote]Well, they do exist, but the ones I am
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2014 19:21:38   Subject: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Jason - sorry old chap - you are totally wrong about any "motive" I may have had posting this. In fact I can't understand how you could come to such a conclusion - we have never met, we have never dis
Topic: Old Ordnance Survey Maps
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 11:19:12   Subject: Old Ordnance Survey Maps
I wish there was a Streetview option on these old online OS maps! ;D
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 11:02:29   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
[quote="royfellows"]Back to the thread, and a pertinent question.
Is this likely to go anywhere and will anything useful come out of it?
[/quote]

Yes, and No. In that order. ::)
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 10:40:21   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
Brief? :lol: No comment - I might agree with what you say, but we've heard all this before elsewhere!
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 09:42:36   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
I will repeat again that I am not interesting in arguing about Open Access rights and wrongs, just would like to point out that people are putting mines into the same basket as caves, whereas up to no
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 09:40:17   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
OK - only I feel I am being ostracised for daring to mention something that, even if you don't want to think about it, is actually quite important to those who still get underground. ;)

htt
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 09:31:05   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
DON'T, please DON'T read the UKCAVING thread. Read the BCA minutes - a reasoned discussion with all the relevant documents appended. Does anyone want the link?
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2014 23:37:34   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
Vanoord's last post is the sort of comment I was hoping for. I have great faith in the intelligence and thoughtful nature of this forum, otherwise I would not have started this topic. The moderation h
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2014 18:04:19   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
Excuse me for pointing out that the ONLY reason I brought the subject here is because some in the caving world are seemingly quite happy to bring this huge container of worms into our peaceful corner
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2014 15:05:52   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
When faced with the choice "secure it" or "lose it", what would YOU do - general question to anyone. And by the way, this is all a bit OFF TOPIC..... :guns:
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2014 14:58:15   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
You are lucky to have sites in your area where you can take this approach. Not everywhere has this luxury. All the sites I visit would have been blocked up decades ago were it not for the intervention
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2014 14:31:03   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
Yes I tend to agree. I think people either have a caver's mentality or a mine-explorer's mentality. I think we also fall into two camps - the "locally manage it properly" camp or the "discrete access"
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2014 14:15:33   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
I think that makes sense. Any site where material has been removed for processing or use. That would make some caves "mines"??? Ochre in Somerset caves?
Topic: Old Ordnance Survey Maps
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2014 14:07:44   Subject: Old Ordnance Survey Maps
Many of the sites I am interested in predate the OS, unfortunately! :(
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2014 14:02:43   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
OK that makes sense. Unless someone knows otherwise - no sensible authority is going to sit back and allow abandoned mineworkings to become accessible to all and sundry - I hope! Imagine the headlines
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2014 13:04:46   Subject: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
First of all, many many many profuse apologies for introducing this subject to AditNow.

The minutes of the recent BCA Conservation and Access meeting have just been published (draft). They
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/07/2014 22:21:32   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
I have known only one instance of explorers' graffiti being of any practical use. There is a heavily sooted passage, due to a pile of burning tyres in the 1950s in Godstone Main Series. Where the rock
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2014 12:55:56   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Hidden wildlife cams might be worth considering.
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