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Topic: Moorgreen pictures
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2018 21:11:29   Subject: Moorgreen pictures
[quote="NeilR"][link]114035[linkphoto]114035[/linkphoto][/link]

Thanks to pbripley for a fine set of photographs bringing back memories of the joys of advancing longwall faces in the late 6
Topic: Repurposing
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2018 20:43:43   Subject: Repurposing
Subterranean mollusc taunting establishment.

(This may be just the product of an over active imagination.)
Topic: Happy Christmas
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2017 19:11:47   Subject: Happy Christmas
A Merry Christmas to you too M & to every one on AN.
A health to all miners and mentioners of mines!
Topic: Battery charging warning
Mr.C

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/12/2017 16:29:09   Subject: Battery charging warning
Cheer for that. Just bougbt the ebike battery in from the garage - flamin perishing.
Topic: AditNow Christmas party!
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2017 08:47:15   Subject: AditNow Christmas party!
[quote="sinker"][quote="Mr.C"][quote="John_Smith"]I can tell that this is going to be a very interesting Christmas party! :lol:[/quote]
Yes, but does the place allow ocelots?[/quote]

Topic: AditNow Christmas party!
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/11/2017 11:01:59   Subject: AditNow Christmas party!
[quote="John_Smith"]I can tell that this is going to be a very interesting Christmas party! :lol:[/quote]
Yes, but does the place allow ocelots?
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2017 22:29:57   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
How about the Medieval phone announcements.
"The castle you're storming is unassailable, please try later"
Or
"Please hold, the bear you are goring knows you are baiting."
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2017 16:42:54   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote="Roy Morton"][quote="Mr.C"][quote="Roy Morton"]Just had another breakthrough!
Bloody pound shop toilet paper[/quote]
A great way of getting in touch with your inner self though![/quot
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2017 16:29:06   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote="Roy Morton"]Just had another breakthrough!
Bloody pound shop toilet paper[/quote]
A great way of getting in touch with your inner self though!
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/10/2017 19:55:53   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Puts me in mind of my mates elderly mum. She was asking her neighbour if he was going dogging again, whenever she saw him walking the dog & couldn't understand why he seemed annoyed.
When my mat
Topic: Aged Members
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 19:49:17   Subject: Aged Members
[quote="royfellows"]Confession, I had to look up what you are talking about.

A bit peed off with age thing, 73 in January and training 4 nights a week at karate and aikido, working weekends
Topic: Aged Members
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 19:42:01   Subject: Aged Members
[quote="Paul Marvin"][quote="Mr.C"]Back to "Aged Members" topic.
The main thing is to stay healthy & avoid beta blockers. They tend not to work very well, if you have to take beta blockers. ;)[
Topic: Aged Members
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 16:27:58   Subject: Aged Members
Back to "Aged Members" topic.
The main thing is to stay healthy & avoid beta blockers. They tend not to work very well, if you have to take beta blockers. ;)
Topic: Mining term: Bouse
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/09/2017 23:19:21   Subject: Mining term: Bouse
[quote="John Lawson"]Hi Yorkshire man,
Has any one checked in De Remetallica?
Which as far as I know is the earliest recorded book on Mining terms.[/quote]

It's not in the index.<
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2017 16:09:58   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
[quote="Morlock"][quote="RAMPAGE"]What could be more sensible than having two large powered spinning rollers in a homely family kitchen, positioned directly above a baby-sized hole with a wizzing prop
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 18:07:42   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="Mr.C"]

You do realise, that we're rattling on like a load of old washer women.
;D
[/quote]

Less of the "old" if you don't mind (arms fo
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 17:51:39   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="Mr.C"]
We're a bit off the stationary engine topic :)[/quote]

Not too far really given that Peter Burgess' original post was about the dolly tub. Beyon
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 17:39:24   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
[quote="droid"]Yes.

That was mum's replacement for the dolly tub and separate mangle(r).....:lol:

Same colour too..[/quote]
I seem to recall that there was a drain tap at th
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 17:11:54   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Jim MacPherson"]I think this might have been the beastie, although it wasn't timid and never cowered;



[link]112849[linkphoto]112849[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 15:37:59   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
Ah. The joys of the mangle!
When we were first married, amongst the hand me downs, we had a Hoover washing machine off my mother. The sort you filled with a hose from the kitchen sink & dried(is
Topic: Oldham Caplamp
Mr.C

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/07/2017 22:08:46   Subject: Oldham Caplamp
You're more than welcome Dave.

This forum is a great place for mutual help & co-operation. It is mercifully short of the sort of rancour and ill feeling that be-devils so many other sites.
Topic: Oldham Caplamp
Mr.C

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/07/2017 21:17:02   Subject: Oldham Caplamp
Hi Dave
Found it! knew I'd got one somewhere - should of looked on the charging rack first, Doh ;D
Anyway it's an Oldham GT with the big krypton bulb & black bezel. Old flat top battery cove
Topic: Great Harwood tunnels
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/07/2017 13:56:11   Subject: Great Harwood tunnels
Hi Jeff
As a new member, your message system has probably not been enabled yet.
The admins do it as and when they spot a new member.
Unfortunately this is nessesary as some new members
Topic: Great Harwood tunnels
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/07/2017 11:18:00   Subject: Great Harwood tunnels
Hi Jeff.
Another amateur too!
There's several on here, one of these days we'll organise an Aditnow net.
73
de G8NYZ
(Nigel)
Topic: Research help - Wild animals in mines
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2017 16:56:22   Subject: Research help - Wild animals in mines
Cows in Holly Bank Adit in the Manifold valley.
That's why it was gated (with Derbyshire key). The farmer was fed up with retrieving the dafter ones. They couldn't figure out how to turn round &
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 22:26:29   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
I did read it.
I was merely pointing out that it was not an original idea.
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 22:12:45   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Don't think they'd hold my weight too well - at a dainty 20st!!
Very similar ones were used by the Red Rose in the 40's, during the early exploration of the Lancaster Easegill system.
They h
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/06/2017 00:05:14   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Does that mean, now that the roof is mended it no longer has the en suite shower? :)
Seriously, lovely job. Well done for conserving a smashing bit of history that would probably of just been all
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/06/2017 22:40:38   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
[quote="redands"]Yes it is.[/quote]
Cheers. I thought I must be mistaken but I guess they must be reopening the old phosphate drifts & going for coal instead?
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/06/2017 21:51:18   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
[quote="Buckhill"]The planning application has been submitted!

https://cloud2.atriumsoft.com/ePlanningCMB/loadFullDetails.do?aplId=45792

[/quote]
Is this the old Albright &
Topic: Apedale Heritage Centre - Extended Mine Trips
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/06/2017 20:41:22   Subject: Apedale Heritage Centre - Extended Mine Trips
[quote="ttxela"]It's well worth it, don't miss the oatcakes in the canteen either :thumbup:[/quote]
Ah, a Cambridgeshire convert. ;D
Seriously, if you've not tried 'em before, have a couple
Topic: Most embarassing moment underground....
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2017 00:47:39   Subject: Most embarassing moment underground....
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="dwarrowdelf"]:thumbsup::thumbsup:


Found a pair of sunglasses left on a rock more than half way down the rhosydd 9 adit. Remember thinking at the time that it
Topic: Pumping water from deep mines
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2017 22:16:51   Subject: Pumping water from deep mines
[quote="Mr.C"]There's a diagramatic discription in Peels 1893 Coal Mining.
I'll try and post a copy later today[/quote]
As promised, scanned & uploaded a PDF copy of the relevant pages.
Topic: Pumping water from deep mines
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2017 14:39:17   Subject: Pumping water from deep mines
There's a diagramatic discription in Peels 1893 Coal Mining.
I'll try and post a copy later today
Topic: Climax Imperial Rock Drill rebuild
Mr.C

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 11/04/2017 10:54:20   Subject: Climax Imperial Rock Drill rebuild
[quote="TwllMawr"][quote="Morlock"]We were still moving 2 ton motors about on scaff pole rollers in less than 6 feet of height in the late 70s, as you say, get a few more fitters mates on the job.;D[
Topic: Allenheads Lead Mine
Mr.C

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/03/2017 23:27:41   Subject: Allenheads Lead Mine
[quote="ebgb"][quote="Sopwithfan"]

Snip

[/quote]

was a bit of a eureka moment for me when suddenly all these coloured lines on section and plan views suddenly made per
Topic: Great Western Colliery (Hetty Pit)
Mr.C

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/02/2017 17:28:16   Subject: Great Western Colliery (Hetty Pit)
[quote="rhychydwr"]There is usually someone working there every Sunday [tomorrow] from 2.00 pm on. Well worth a visit.[/quote] I still reckon it's time that engine came home to Kidsgrove.:devil:
Topic: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2017 22:26:34   Subject: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
Certainly round the Peak District, Len Kirkham.
At 70 plus he's still out several days a week digging some obscure pit!
Topic: Wheal Pevor (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/01/2017 21:07:09   Subject: Wheal Pevor (photo)
[quote="RAMPAGE"]I've pressure washed the walls on cwmorthins b floor...[/quote]
Only you! - bet it wasn't pigeon muck though ;D

(only slightly off topic, honest)
Topic: Wheal Pevor (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/01/2017 21:05:46   Subject: Wheal Pevor (photo)
[quote="Jimbo"][quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]There is a big pile of pigeon poo, dead pigeons and porn at the bottom of the shaft and it's probably a site to get weils disease from, or whateve
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2017 23:30:25   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
Why would you put it on a mistress?

Not very erotic, is it?[/quote]

Perhaps it's something to do with that expression of his about blind lesbians & fishmon
Topic: Slate mine reopening
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2017 23:10:31   Subject: Slate mine reopening
It's not actually a slate but rather a thinly bedded limestone.
So I guess the freezing helps the splitting before you attack it with tools.
Topic: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
Mr.C

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/12/2016 23:49:58   Subject: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
Senior Service were of a similar ilk to Park Drive.
Very strong & un-tipped & came in packs of 10. My grandma smoked 'em !
Topic: Snailbeach Ledger
Mr.C

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/11/2016 15:44:10   Subject: Snailbeach Ledger
[quote="rufenig"]Sold for £240-00 plus commission! ;(
Too rich for me
I just hope that a Snailbeach historian bought it and makes the information available.[/quote]
Blinkin' Flip! (or
Topic: Snailbeach Ledger
Mr.C

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/11/2016 23:44:22   Subject: Snailbeach Ledger
Bit late, I know but just spotted this in a local Shropshire auction catalogue.
Could be of interest to Shroppy mining buffs, sale is Sat 19/11
https://www.ukauctioneers.com/auction_catalogu
Topic: Dale Mine Ecton
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/10/2016 19:34:36   Subject: Dale Mine Ecton
If you've already spoken to Len, I'll not bother phoning him:)
Interesting about the prints not going down to the adit entrance.
Whatever it is must have got in through the old collapsed pip
Topic: Dale Mine Ecton
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/10/2016 17:54:28   Subject: Dale Mine Ecton
[quote="ttxela"]otter?[/quote]
Usually flammin freezing!
Seriously though, must be a fairly new resident, I spent a lot of time in there a few years back & never saw evidence of any live sto
Topic: Android tablet horrors!
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2016 23:10:13   Subject: Android tablet horrors!
[quote="Morlock"][quote="royfellows"]
Please tell me more about Alpine Quest. I did look at it but was unsure about the pricing.
Sometimes you only get the facts about something from someone
Topic: Safety Lamp questions
Mr.C

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/09/2016 21:01:17   Subject: Safety Lamp questions
Sorry, bit late on this one!
However, for any one else faced with a Protector lamp base that won't undo, Mr.C's top tip! :)
Stand the lamp in boiling water out of the kettle, to about 1/4"
Topic: The Cwmorthin Eisteddfod Chair of 1886 (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/07/2016 21:31:51   Subject: The Cwmorthin Eisteddfod Chair of 1886 (photo)
Brilliant stuff!
Very well done indeed Mr M.
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