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Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 11:34:00   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
I appreciate that I've pushed the geographical location further than was originally intended. It isn't as far west as Ireland, but it is quite a way off the Pennines. It the sort of place known for bi
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 10:58:10   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Nope. Much further west.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 22:12:35   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Nope.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 19:54:59   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
It is west of the Pennines. North of Wales, south of Scotland, and not in the Lakes.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 19:46:56   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Here we go, but not in the North Pennines. It's somewhere else.

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Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 19:39:42   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Not a clue where, as I've never been down Brownley Hill. I adopted the armchair explorer's approach of methodically trawling through your photo album :lol::lol:Time-consuming but quick enough, as it t
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 19:19:55   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.

Brownley Hill?
Topic: Pooch problem solved for Mine Explorers
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2017 11:08:59   Subject: Pooch problem solved for Mine Explorers
In my 'day job' I receive copies of an aerospace and defence briefing. From this month's copy of 'Advance', I note a new offering from Marlow Ropes.
"This innovative British-made device is light
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Boy Engineer

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/10/2017 22:34:51   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote]Dont worry about being caught in *******, by time they get their eyesight back you be gone[/quote]

Do the asterisks represent "flagrante delicto" or a proscribed geographical locatio
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2017 19:43:37   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote]'gender neutral' tripe[/quote]

Whatever next? Bi-curious kidneys? Will cow-heel go the same way? When I go into the butchers I expect the gender to be unambiguous. The world has gone
Topic: Great Rake Mine Brassington
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/05/2017 21:58:54   Subject: Great Rake Mine Brassington
The Bullhay Dale working is covered in this Bulletin article by Chris Heathcote:
http://www.pdmhs.com/docs/default-source/bulletins/bulletin-15-6/bulletin-15-6---lead-and-calcite-workings-near-ch
Topic: 'Maerdy Monster' found at coal mine
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2017 09:46:30   Subject: 'Maerdy Monster' found at coal mine
[quote="BertyBasset"] Like a big stick of liquorice with legs.[/quote]

Hence your username? :lol::lol:
Topic: Preserving memories
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2017 22:42:07   Subject: Preserving memories
[quote]I know more mineral has been turned in pubs and clubs than was ever mined[/quote]

"What time did we start turning?" was the first thing one asked on arrival at work. I'm not sure if
Topic: Preserving memories
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2017 17:39:45   Subject: Preserving memories
We are fortunate enough to have a number of members who have worked/are working in the mining industry. Whilst we have an unparalled collection of images, some contemporary with active working, we don
Topic: PDMHS visit August BH week 1974 (photo)
Boy Engineer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/03/2017 13:59:25   Subject: PDMHS visit August BH week 1974 (photo)
Welcome to Aditnow. Hopefully we'll have some more material of interest coming up.
It would be good to get some information on here about your time with ICI etc; whilst we are fortunate enough to
Topic: PDMHS visit August BH week 1974 (photo)
Boy Engineer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/03/2017 21:22:45   Subject: PDMHS visit August BH week 1974 (photo)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]Hi chaps,

If you're looking for naming names, Boy Engineer put a number of Harry snaps on the Burtree Pasture archive album last year, some with names and dates some
Topic: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/03/2017 12:30:38   Subject: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
Ish.Singh youhave a PM.
Topic: Derbyshire Toad
Boy Engineer

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 12/03/2017 20:13:46   Subject: Derbyshire Toad
Local readers will be aware of the term 'T'owd Man', presumably as a result of the aforesaid amphibians. If time travel were possible, it would be interesting to send a cave diver back to those halcyo
Topic: Climax Imperial Rock Drill rebuild
Boy Engineer

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 10/03/2017 17:39:56   Subject: Climax Imperial Rock Drill rebuild
Looking forward to the er, end of the project. Can't think of a suitable word. Will have to look in my Schoolboy Humour Thesaurus.

On a more serious note, when I was at Derby Tech in 1976,
Topic: Masson Quarry, Matlock
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/12/2016 18:43:19   Subject: Masson Quarry, Matlock
Good work Roy.
Topic: End of underground coal mining in South Wales
Boy Engineer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/11/2016 22:24:06   Subject: End of underground coal mining in South Wales
Without wanting to fall into the 'ambulance chasing' bracket, does anyone know if a photographic record has been made of either mine? Too often these places just close with little fanfare, with the li
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Smallcleugh (album)
Boy Engineer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/11/2016 09:42:33   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Smallcleugh (album)
[quote]I never knew wearing red-soled wellies constituted a sartorial crimeShocked , that's AditNow for you, a font of knowledge.[/quote]
Down here in the Peak some mines are 'black tie' only :)<
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Smallcleugh (album)
Boy Engineer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/11/2016 17:48:02   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Smallcleugh (album)
I've added some scans taken from the slide collection of the late (and great) Harry Parker. As part of a project to provide some images for a PDMHS 'recruitment drive', Harry's three slide lecture set
Topic: South Terras
Boy Engineer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2016 08:24:31   Subject: South Terras
[quote="Dolcoathguy"]Colleague at work has obtained a 3 page article on the Terras mine and the mining of radium and uranium, written by Eric Hamilton with some interesting photos published in Cornwal
Topic: Dolgellau Gold Belt report
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2016 08:20:15   Subject: Dolgellau Gold Belt report
[quote="ChrisJC"]I notice that the PR person is called David Bick.

Chris.
[/quote]
Not THE David Bick though, as he's gone to better things.....
Topic: Ledston Luck Coal Colliery (mine)
Boy Engineer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/05/2016 12:27:47   Subject: Ledston Luck Coal Colliery (mine)
[quote]I wonder if the Ouija board can spell as well?[/quote]

One suspects that it has......... :lol:
Topic: Foss Barite Mine. 1986 (photo)
Boy Engineer

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 09/05/2016 13:59:27   Subject: Foss Barite Mine. 1986 (photo)
Picture came up on the random selection. Couldnt help noticing that this chap is using one of those left-handed Holman machines along with a left-handed Oldham, presumably along with left-handed overa
Topic: MacAdit?
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2016 09:06:11   Subject: MacAdit?
Do we have an equivalent of the sporting MacNab for anyone who claims all the picture credits on the 'latest pics' part of the home page? I notice Mr Bloodhound from Cuba has managed the feat today, s
Topic: Gt County Adit
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/05/2016 09:19:27   Subject: Gt County Adit
[quote="lozz"]This might have been posted before but I've only just come across this, there's more videos by the same person(s) on Utube including one of County Adit.

This one is the first
Topic: Mining exploration/caving for kids
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2016 23:01:44   Subject: Mining exploration/caving for kids
Oh dear. This is a slippery slope and you may find that you end up like the rest of us. "Just the one mine" and before you know it you'll be sucked in. :)
I'll send you a PM with some contacts at
Topic: Burtersett Sandstone Mine(Correction)
Boy Engineer

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 17/04/2016 19:31:04   Subject: Burtersett Sandstone Mine(Correction)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]Haphazardly and by-the-by, the nature of the sandstone might be why John took the pic ( from the early 70's) below as it does show a very fine-grained structure and distinct na
Topic: Steel
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2016 13:56:08   Subject: Steel
[quote="BertyBasset"]But steel isn't an old technology that has been superseded. The modern world is built on steel, concrete and oil. It may be uneconomical to produce in the UK, but that's a differe
Topic: Steel
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2016 10:10:10   Subject: Steel
Many years ago I worked at a company that made the green string for dentists' drills. I remember the early days, when the gate was picketed by peddlers and quacks from the local fair, who were furious
Topic: Steel
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2016 18:19:34   Subject: Steel
[quote="BertyBasset"]Interesting that Cameron can't stomach nationalising the steel industry whereas Ted Heath did just that with Rolls Royce in 1971.[/quote]
Mr Heath was faced with the prospect
Topic: Holme Bank
Boy Engineer

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/03/2016 07:55:44   Subject: Holme Bank
Phil,
From memory (January seems a long time ago) you head in past the winch along the level with the drill-forging/sharpening dies, then turn right at the end down a slight incline and it is in
Topic: The miners smoked a lot (photo)
Boy Engineer

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/01/2016 16:55:08   Subject: The miners smoked a lot (photo)
For the other schoolboy humour fans in the UK, 'crimp cut' and Prince Albert might raise a titter. :)
And yes, am off work feeling ill, so surfing.

Photograph:

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Topic: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
Boy Engineer

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/12/2015 19:21:56   Subject: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
Hehe. "Let him who is without sin...."
And not that unknown, if it was taken at the same time as this one:
http://ppparchive.durham.gov.uk/photos/picviewer.asp?next=1264
Topic: Any Ideas?
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2015 23:30:54   Subject: Any Ideas?
[quote]Curious, I Googled the Vulcanus[/quote]
I had a curry last night and this morning thought that the term referred to the condition of a fundamental orifice.

Apologies to anyone s
Topic: Any Ideas?
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2015 13:38:31   Subject: Any Ideas?
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I recall the anfo used at Brightling was pink when I went there 20 or so years ago. They said it was due to being mixed with red diesel. That's what I remember, anyway![/quote]<
Topic: Tin back on the agenda
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/11/2015 19:53:12   Subject: Tin back on the agenda
Well I'm glad to see that the comments haven't descended into rantings aimed at folk who are evidently so thick as to eat soy-based protein and who take a different view on the desirability of a lower
Topic: Tin back on the agenda
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/11/2015 12:57:36   Subject: Tin back on the agenda
Welcome back. Good to hear the voice of reason entering the debate, rather than the rantings of some of the swivel-eyed loons that occasionally pop up on the interweb. Your image of the 'pipe' tobacco
Topic: 65ft Wide Sinkhole Opens In St Albans
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2015 20:42:17   Subject: 65ft Wide Sinkhole Opens In St Albans
[quote]Ha, ha. That site's going to keep me amused tonight.[/quote]

Me too. Beats Casualty hands down, although not a particularly tough challenge. Each to their own though.
Topic: 65ft Wide Sinkhole Opens In St Albans
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2015 14:00:55   Subject: 65ft Wide Sinkhole Opens In St Albans
From Peter's link: [quote]The psychological factor refers to the collective thoughts of people in the area a sinkhole appears. If there are many negative thoughts and thoughts of harming others among
Topic: HELP! Copperplate mine details needed!
Boy Engineer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/10/2015 07:48:13   Subject: HELP! Copperplate mine details needed!
[quote="sparlad"][quote="Boy Engineer"]Was this the source of the graphite first used for the eponymous font?[/quote]

The font was so named for its likeness to the formal script used on eng
Topic: HELP! Copperplate mine details needed!
Boy Engineer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/10/2015 17:40:54   Subject: HELP! Copperplate mine details needed!
Was this the source of the graphite first used for the eponymous font?
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2015 22:45:31   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote]Lifted this one from Caving UK...[/quote]
Rather wish it had been left there...
Topic: New member
Boy Engineer

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/07/2015 19:05:52   Subject: New member
Welcome to the site. I suggest PDMHS as a first port of call. We have a range of surface and underground meets, which are a good way of meeting other members. Take a look at the website, or pay a visi
Topic: Towie Gold...
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/05/2015 12:11:10   Subject: Towie Gold...
Sadly disappointed to find this wasn't about precious metal geology in Essex.
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Boy Engineer

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2015 12:09:22   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
[quote]I didn't notice any bobs[/quote]
Presume there may have been a few after Demelza's dress came off, but the BBC spared our blushes in that regard.
Topic: Stainless steel rack bars
Boy Engineer

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/03/2015 18:40:11   Subject: Stainless steel rack bars
Just made the mistake of searching for the term [quote]'hot stop' sheath burn[/quote] and wish I hadn't. Some disturbing photographs that make our usual fare on here look quite normal.
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