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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: buying an old mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 14:29:48   Subject: buying an old mine
The world's going to end? Eeeeek! Or should that be Icke?
Topic: buying an old mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 12:03:35   Subject: buying an old mine
And if the flip happens over several generations, I can't help wondering how small the induced currents might actually be.
Topic: buying an old mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 10:45:10   Subject: buying an old mine
[quote="funksalug"]
I am an expert on earth changes, and it is my belief that next year, the north and south poles are going to flip. When they do, enough EMP is going to be created to fry everyt
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/08/2012 11:06:22   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
OK then researching to discover facts and figures is the way to get what you want, and I think that this is actually what you are doing anyway. I was commenting on the moralising, which shouldn't form
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/08/2012 08:22:34   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
Why all this moralising over events that can't be undone, and monuments that can't be unbuilt? Regardless of whether Bassett was a goodie or a baddie, the monument is impressive and its history is int
Topic: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2012 09:53:05   Subject: West Somerset Mineral Railway
It's been far too long. :(
Topic: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2012 22:02:14   Subject: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Yes please I have been interesting in the Brendon Hills Iron Mines since 1976 when I first walked the length of the mining field while on holiday.
Topic: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2012 19:26:44   Subject: West Somerset Mineral Railway
No problem.
Topic: Time Team
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2012 19:08:46   Subject: Time Team
[quote="John_L"]From the bush telegraph - the dig is currently taken place - up past the YHA - with the boys trying to locate an old German coffin level. If they do locate it and enter it no prizes fo
Topic: Mines Rescue Service future 'under threat'
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2012 09:42:39   Subject: Mines Rescue Service future 'under threat'
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Not surprised.
The service nationally is 'reviewing it's contracts' as funding is short.
Previously the service was part of the nationalised industry and money an
Topic: New feature - map searching
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 18/07/2012 23:12:34   Subject: New feature - map searching
I am mightily impressed!
Topic: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/07/2012 09:13:17   Subject: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
I was surprised to learn that the UK is actually 9th in the world league of manufacturers, although dropping. So if we have **** all to export, where does that put the 200 odd other countries below us
Topic: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/07/2012 09:32:31   Subject: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
Was Mr Scargill responsible for the massive stockpiling of coal in advance of the confrontation? He was a far more influential man than I ever thought if he was! Is he busy out in Spain sowing discont
Topic: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2012 10:45:53   Subject: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
You (Chris) made a claim that your subsidy via the EU of another country's mining industry put UK miners out of work. I believe this is a false picture based on the erroneous idea that a significant a
Topic: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2012 09:19:51   Subject: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
Some context would be useful before this simple request for assistance to real people become embroiled in a politics about mining subsidies, EU funding etc etc.

First, however, let's dispel
Topic: West Briton story about WHS and mining
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/07/2012 19:03:43   Subject: West Briton story about WHS and mining
[quote="davetidza"]To see what was actually said - see

http://whc.unesco.org/archive/2012/whc12-36com-7BAdd-en.pdf

about page 186[/quote]Like I said elsewhere on this forum today
Topic: UKCaving wiki
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/07/2012 18:33:12   Subject: UKCaving wiki
If you actually bother to check the context, Chris, it reads as an alternative to ME. Maybe you are bit too quick to criticise without checking. There seems to have been a little too much of that late
Topic: UKCaving wiki
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/07/2012 12:10:53   Subject: UKCaving wiki
OK I have added a link with the tagline "An alternative database and discussion forum for U.K. and overseas mine exploration - for mine historians and explorers."
Topic: UKCaving wiki
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/07/2012 11:55:14   Subject: UKCaving wiki
I see the UKCaving wiki has a page for info about "web communities". ME has an entry but AN doesn't. Is there any reason why I shouldn't add one?
Topic: Heartlands Project
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/06/2012 07:32:18   Subject: Heartlands Project
[quote="Roy Morton"]No doubt another example of 'up country' advertising consultants who have never been within 200 miles of the county. [/quote]

Has is never occurred to you that perhaps C
Topic: Britain From Above - New Website
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2012 13:06:19   Subject: Britain From Above - New Website
This site pops up in several views.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw017301?filter=28706&ref=603
Topic: Britain From Above - New Website
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2012 13:03:37   Subject: Britain From Above - New Website
From the unidentified gallery. The first I have spotted that looks like it might be a mine site.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw023637?filter=28706&ref=517
Topic: Mining Legacy
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2012 10:30:20   Subject: Mining Legacy
I was putting the problems caused by mining into perspective, which the media often fail to do. Overfishing is another one, BTW.
Topic: Mining Legacy
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2012 09:00:25   Subject: Mining Legacy
There are other human activities responsible for devastating the environment, as well as mining. Logging, over-cultivation for food, excessive water extraction for irrigation ... that's three for star
Topic: Mining Legacy
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2012 20:55:41   Subject: Mining Legacy
Industrialisation to create the modern world has a heavy price, unevenly borne. All those who are glad we don't have the inconvenience, death toll and exploitation in this country today would do well
Topic: Mining Legacy
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2012 09:27:28   Subject: Mining Legacy
Of course, but this is a mine historian website, and if we don't make a good case for the "good" side of the legacy, then I am pretty sure nobody else will.
Topic: Mining Legacy
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2012 08:38:01   Subject: Mining Legacy
[quote="carnkie"][quote="Peter Burgess"] You can't make good omelettes without breaking a few eggs![/quote]

Regarding the social consequencies of mining, what do you consider a few eggs? T
Topic: Mining Legacy
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2012 08:38:51   Subject: Mining Legacy
I probably would if it was my livelihood at stake.
Topic: Mining Legacy
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2012 07:53:24   Subject: Mining Legacy
Mining legacy? Sure, and it is important to reduce the harmful impact, but we have just as much "good" mining legacy - the great advances the mining of raw materials had on the wealth of the country,
Topic: Okel Tor Mixed Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/06/2012 21:25:54   Subject: Okel Tor Mixed Mine
Hmm. Not sure if you left it long enough allowing for some people not necessarily being able to get online 24/7 like me or you... However, sometimes if you want to elicit a response and get a dialogue
Topic: Engine House restoration
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2012 21:20:06   Subject: Engine House restoration
[quote="gNick"]For the running cost of a big engine, why not try the Kew lot. 90" & 100" Cornish engines no less...
http://www.kbsm.org/engines
[/quote]Is the 100" going? I didn't think it
Topic: Why is this?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2012 09:13:57   Subject: Why is this?
Credit to everyone for showing the better side of mine enthusiasts and not allowing a few harsh words to degenerate into something really unpleasant.
Topic: Is this a real lamp ?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2012 21:38:21   Subject: Is this a real lamp ?
[quote="staffordshirechina"]OK, then please explain to me why in all the years I have carried a safety lamp, they have never had 'Sir Humphry Davey' stamped on them?[/quote]

Neither does th
Topic: Why is this?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2012 15:33:17   Subject: Why is this?
You don't need a compass to determine the true compass points. Just look at the sky - Pole Star and so on.
Topic: Why is this?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2012 15:18:00   Subject: Why is this?
Must be something to do with piskies then......
Topic: Why is this?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2012 13:43:51   Subject: Why is this?
What margin of error is acceptable when deciding if a building is aligned on a compass point?
Topic: Cefn Coed Colliery museum
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/06/2012 21:36:37   Subject: Cefn Coed Colliery museum
Video of the Cefn Coed Museum here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N30dRxFVFoU
Topic: Cefn Coed Colliery museum
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/06/2012 09:29:52   Subject: Cefn Coed Colliery museum
It was a pleasure to visit this museum earlier this week and see what a great job all the enthusiasts have done here, and to chat with some of them about their background and former jobs etc. An excel
Topic: 'Art' Attack
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/05/2012 15:03:16   Subject: 'Art' Attack
Apart from any other considerations, why paint 4 seascapes in a location where there is a real awe-inspiring ever-changing seascape to sit and enjoy anyway?
Topic: Historic Mining Photos
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2012 14:22:14   Subject: Historic Mining Photos
Or south of the Thames, apparently!
Topic: Historic Mining Photos
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2012 10:33:59   Subject: Historic Mining Photos
The third photo in the coal mines section of Mines in England.

"Bromley Pit, Pensford, Surrey, England"
Topic: Historic Mining Photos
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2012 07:33:59   Subject: Historic Mining Photos
And there seems to have been a coal mine in Surrey.... ::)
Topic: Olympic Flame
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2012 10:45:21   Subject: Olympic Flame
Watch this footage for some Davy relics at the Royal Society.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0-07rnvUxM

The extra footage at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFiZ-2MLwM4

Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2012 10:22:17   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
Its a bit like a bookshop where you are only allowed to look at the book covers when choosing a book to buy. Every book shop accepts the idea that some people will occasionally use it as a library!
Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/05/2012 18:24:39   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
There is this site which is a partial substitute.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/map.aspx
Topic: Abandoned Glasgow mines could provide 40% of city heat
Peter Burgess

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 30/04/2012 09:20:37   Subject: Abandoned Glasgow mines could provide 40% of city heat
Or, to be balanced:

Telegraph decides to report the research as affecting climate,

whereas

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17871300

BBC decide
Topic: Sussex sandstone
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 02/03/2012 11:56:59   Subject: Sussex sandstone
Here is the SSSI citation for an old quarry:

http://www.english-nature.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/2000279.pdf
Topic: Sussex sandstone
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 02/03/2012 11:47:58   Subject: Sussex sandstone
http://sash.org.uk/scaynes_hill

It might be from the "Cuckfield Sandstone" at Scaynes Hill apparently used to build the college chapel. Unlikely to be underground, I think.
Topic: Peter Burgess - current projects
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 29/02/2012 15:57:54   Subject: Peter Burgess - current projects
I had completely forgotten about this area of the forum.

Looking at the list I started in 2009, it's interesting to see what gets done and what gets forgotten.

The Penwyllt book
Topic: bauxite mine needs explored
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 29/02/2012 15:53:45   Subject: bauxite mine needs explored
I think the honorable member is referring to this thread...

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?p=94768#msg94768
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