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Posts by Peter Burgess

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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. ;)

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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.
Topic: Coin finds in mines and quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/07/2014 21:44:25   Subject: Coin finds in mines and quarries
Not really! We get so few datable finds in the older Surrey quarries that even finding ONE coin would be great. The most I have managed recently was a 1982 20p piece.
Topic: Coin finds in mines and quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/07/2014 21:17:42   Subject: Coin finds in mines and quarries
It occurred to me the other day that I have never heard of finds of coins in old mines or quarries. I can understand why they might be rare, since miners and quarrymen might not carry much cash around
Topic: Candidate for a Darwin award
Peter Burgess

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/07/2014 20:44:00   Subject: Candidate for a Darwin award
Silly Tamarmole. All you do, is lend it someone else and watch.
Topic: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/07/2014 08:36:02   Subject: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
Isn't the internet a wonderful place? Now I know the most convenient tool to buy should I ever need to cut metal in a remote place. But I imagine anyone intent on doing this would work it out anyway.
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2014 15:36:49   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
[quote="christwigg"]I think this is halfway to being a valuable artefact now.

[photo]Smallcleugh-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-75940[/photo][/quote]Halfway to being an anonymous pile of rust,
Topic: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2014 09:58:08   Subject: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
[quote="rufenig"][b]I.M.H.O.[/b]

It would be usefull if someone could copy this onto Uk Caving.
This is an issue for ALL to see and be aware of.
[/quote]Done.
Topic: The Keep
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2014 12:47:39   Subject: The Keep
Is that dodgy Krautrock or dodgy forum?
Topic: Caption this!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2014 11:11:27   Subject: Caption this!
Prof Pillinger's first Mars lander prototype discovered lying in a field complete with test pilot.
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
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