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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2013 23:11:02   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
No problem RJV - I have taken an interest in this incident because the casualty was removed from my club's membership earlier this year, precisely for the kind of concerns expressed by pwhole. It may
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2013 22:54:45   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
DCRO account on their website says:

At 22.30 on Saturday evening DCRO were called out to search for an overdue solo caver who had descended at about 11.00 to go to the bottom of Leviathan a
Topic: Mining term: Umber.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2013 23:38:41   Subject: Mining term: Umber.
50 shades of brown.
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 17:52:17   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
"Stooped" systems is familiar territory! :blink:

I don't think anyone would criticise the suggestion. Rescue Services far prefer clear unambiguous instructions to woolly indeterminate arr
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 17:40:02   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Absolutely right, Edd. The instructions must be crystal clear. If you have not heard from me by HH:MM, call out the rescue. [u]YOU[/u] make the judgement on leeway, and should NOT expect your callout
Topic: Mining term: Umber.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2013 13:17:57   Subject: Mining term: Umber.
The only place I can see on internet where it is extracted is Georgia, US.
Topic: Mining term: Umber.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2013 13:07:32   Subject: Mining term: Umber.
I thought it was simply what they called Amber in the north.
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 12:33:24   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Our dig is currently only 5 mins from the entrance, hence the tighter timing.
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 08:12:11   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
When on our regular digging evenings, I always make it clear - expect an all clear call around 10.30, call-out time is 11. We are normally out by 10.15.
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2013 19:43:35   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
That's interesting as it was only a few days ago that I was discussing the idea that it is better to use an unrelated contact for call-out as they are less emotionally involved.
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2013 18:42:01   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
[quote="royfellows"]This is degenerating into a feeding frenzy of URBEX bashing.
If errors were made it appears to have been relative to timing and no doubt lessons have been learnt.
[/quote
Topic: Most unusual mines?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2013 09:57:30   Subject: Most unusual mines?
I have always been fascinated by the tin mine in the alluvial beds beneath Restronguet Creek.
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/09/2013 15:55:19   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Yes - definitely. I once worked for an engineering firm that chose a new colour for the equipment it made. Unfortunately they chose a blue that was only readily available as a printing ink, and not a
Topic: Roman stone quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 16/09/2013 10:38:25   Subject: Roman stone quarries
It's been suggested I should write something on my thoughts and observations on the Roman stone blocks and their origins, and I would like to add a wider perspective - hence my post. Unfortunately I w
Topic: Roman stone quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 16/09/2013 08:04:33   Subject: Roman stone quarries
Of course - thanks.
Topic: Roman stone quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 15/09/2013 23:24:48   Subject: Roman stone quarries
Ah, yes, I suppose I should be a little more precise - it would really need to be a "soft" stone quarry, like oolitic limestone, or a sandstone, rather than "hard" stone, as I imagine the Wall quarrie
Topic: Roman stone quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 15/09/2013 22:45:11   Subject: Roman stone quarries
Are there any properly identified Roman stone quarries in Britain? By "properly identified" I don't mean ones that everyone takes for granted as having Roman origins, but ones that have been archaeolo
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2013 10:57:32   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="royfellows"]Oh dear Peter, I am 68 and every morning practice the splits.
I bet just thinking of this will bring tears to your eyes
:lol:[/quote]I'd like to think I have got better
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2013 10:17:42   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Well, there is a place for politics in what we do, but there are two kinds of politics - there's the mature adult kind, and then there's the childish sort. What we have here is definitely the latter!
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2013 21:17:12   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
And the members respect for the site is down to proper consistent management.... The two go together.
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2013 20:14:35   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="Jimbo"]Discussion hotting up a bit on UKCaving now! ;) [/quote]

The contrast is a reflection of how this site is properly moderated and respected by its members. Well done Simon and
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2013 12:55:58   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
It's a great site - I went there over ten years back now, and it was highly memorable.

Speaking as someone who has been involved in negotiating access to a couple of well-preserved undergro
Topic: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/07/2013 09:12:50   Subject: Cwmorthin Book reprint
I have interest for 6 so far, after a day, from 120 members. There will probably be a few more to come, as they check their email. None have suggested that it should be an e-book, BTW! ;)
Topic: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/07/2013 10:00:35   Subject: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Mike I have put out a request for those in WCMS who are interested to contact me so I can give you a feel for what a club of 120 might want. I suggest other groups do the same - I appreciate there mig
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2013 21:50:47   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
I thought it was Gone Wrong Repeatedly...... :lol:
Topic: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 05/07/2013 15:34:54   Subject: Cwmorthin Book reprint
[quote="sinker"]Would this reprint include the fold-outs? :flowers:
Either way its a "yes" from me :thumbup:[/quote]

Fold-outs is something I need to check out WRT costs and practical
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2013 12:31:21   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Well, I suppose it keeps some people away from porn - an even more pointless use of the internet.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2013 19:07:39   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
And while we are discussing vacuous terminology:

A middle management spokesperson said: “A sound grasp of bollocks is a job requirement for me. How else would I be able to action a paradigm
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 22:15:23   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="royfellows"]I recon that you are all secretly missing him from this thread but wont admit it!
;)[/quote]No!! Not really.... ;D
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 21:56:55   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
The surfers are holding him hostage.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 18:32:34   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="lozz"][quote="rikj"]The thing I find hardest to believe, is the fact that this thread is 4 days old, 5 pages long, and the phrase "yogurt weavers" has not been used once.

Am I dream
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/06/2013 14:43:17   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
You should disguise the email address. I am sure they are not going to welcome the spam that might result from having their email posted here.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2013 14:56:33   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Whoever started it should wear sackcloth and ashes for a week, preferably ashes from a fire made of sustainable wood, and not coal.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2013 13:39:46   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
For the past three years or so (actually more) the internet has been pissed on continuously by these pointless divisive threads.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2013 09:17:42   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Roy, I have been looking out of the window for 57 years. Yes, the climate has changed.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2013 08:37:47   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="lozz"]Energy is the elephant in the room so to speak or rather the lack of it due to the spineless policies or non policies of various governments in the past, if the lights go out in this cou
Topic: Paging the linguists
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 09/06/2013 12:10:54   Subject: Paging the linguists
I would be amazed if there wasn't! There are coombes in many places other than the west country.
Topic: Unknown Plateway - any suggestions?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2013 09:55:08   Subject: Unknown Plateway - any suggestions?
I suspect the wheels were of a design meant for a different use, like railway luggage trolleys or similar?
Topic: Unknown Plateway - any suggestions?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/06/2013 21:13:48   Subject: Unknown Plateway - any suggestions?
I have recently been sent this image. Can anybody identify where it was taken?

[link]Personal-Album-1561-Image-86917[linkphoto]Personal-Album-1561-Image-86917[/linkphoto][/link]

Topic: The Somme, secret tunnel wars
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 13:05:50   Subject: More Secret Tunnel Wars
[quote="RJV"]Tunneling as a element of warfare would make for an interesting book if one hasn't already been written. Not massively up on the subject but it was used in siege tactics at least as long
Topic: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/05/2013 13:31:27   Subject: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
Do the large quarries in the Peak District put visitors off?
Topic: Poldark
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/05/2013 13:52:54   Subject: Poldark
No, not quite all the Poldark fans. I would be very happy to see a nice donation to my society in return for assistance in Reigate.... ;D
Topic: Poldark
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/05/2013 10:22:59   Subject: Poldark
I'll let you know if, like from quite a few production companies, we get a request to use the Reigate Caves! "We are looking for a suitable site close to London"
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/05/2013 14:48:56   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Roland, the point just made is best illustrated by considering the one metal most closely associated in the public's mind with Cornwall - tin. Tin has a very important role to play in gadgetry, in sol
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/05/2013 18:47:16   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
I don't know why you are moaning about them here. Wouldn't a surfers' website be a more appropriate place? A discussion on here on the merits or otherwise of the mineral extraction might be a better
Topic: Drakelow 27th April
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/05/2013 09:03:06   Subject: Drakelow 27th April
Or charge a little more than the cost, and use any profit to treat everyone down the pub. ;D
Topic: Pre-19th Century Mine Carts
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2013 09:01:35   Subject: Pre-19th Century Mine Carts
Early Wooden Railways by Lewis has quite a bit to say on this I seem to recall. Or am I thinking of another work?
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/04/2013 12:28:45   Subject: Can't find post?
My guess is that sockpuppetry was suspected.
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/04/2013 11:28:30   Subject: Can't find post?
Maybe we need a voting system like Britains Got Talent (oops yes I have watched it). Four big red crosses and you are out.
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/04/2013 11:12:37   Subject: Can't find post?
Good riddance to it. It was hardly edifying.
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