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Posts by miner1985

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Topic: depths of shafts
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2013 19:53:54   Subject: depths of shafts
Many shafts over 2000 feet by then (coal mines that is)
Topic: A merry christmas to all
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2012 19:57:19   Subject: A merry christmas to all
Nadolig Llawen ichi gyd
Topic: Mining artifacts in Swinton Greater Manchester
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/10/2012 18:30:53   Subject: Mining artifacts in Swinton Greater Manchester
Any photos?
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2012 10:00:37   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
As Ty Gwyn said the plans to shut the mines were in place well before the strike and the only people who claim that it was the NUM that was responsible for closing them are appologists for the scabs w
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/10/2012 12:08:10   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
I too was at orgreave, but unlike your friend the constable I was not paid and was fighting for my job.

We were allowed right into the area at Orgreave, unlike most other areas where we w
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 22:52:14   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
As Ty Gwyn stated I was there on the big day at Orgreave. It was a setup up by the police and the government. I had picketed Notts, Warwickshire etc prior to this and had had great trouble getting to
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
miner1985

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 27/08/2012 13:12:14   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
I use an Eccles GR6S.
Topic: Hay Royds
miner1985

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/08/2012 17:38:47   Subject: Hay Royds
Thanks for that another one bites the dust then.
Topic: Hay Royds
miner1985

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/08/2012 10:06:30   Subject: Hay Royds
Anybody know if they've sealed the drifts yet? What was the reason for closure and how many men did it effect?
Topic: Advanced boring
miner1985

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/07/2012 17:40:26   Subject: Advanced boring
They've already got back to me so I've passed the email onto the boys in the FOD.
Topic: Advanced boring
miner1985

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/07/2012 17:19:47   Subject: Advanced boring
Thanks Somersetminer have just emailed them. :thumbup:
Topic: Advanced boring
miner1985

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/07/2012 13:12:46   Subject: Advanced boring
I have been asked by a couple of friends who are free miners in the forest of dean to see if I can get hold of connecting drills. Due to the possibility of water inrushes they have been told by HSE an
Topic: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/07/2012 12:13:49   Subject: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
Some people are willing to stand up and fight!!!!Or should we all bow down and follow the udm example - good luck to the miners in Spain. Nice to see someone standing up to a right wing government.
Topic: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/07/2012 21:21:07   Subject: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
Thought I'd logged onto the ukip website for a moment. The fund is to help them live through the strike not to pay the subsides.
Topic: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2012 21:13:44   Subject: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
Try thinking of the food fund. The NUM had a bad press during and after the strike from the Tory press. Don't fall for all their lies, not everyone is as bad as a banker or politician!
Topic: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2012 20:18:10   Subject: Spanish Miners Solidarity Committee
Some strange views here. As one who was on strike for 12 months in the 80's I have already made a donation. No matter what country they are from they are fighting for their jobs against a system whic
Topic: Former union leader Neil Greatrex jailed for theft
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2012 14:01:13   Subject: Former union leader Neil Greatrex jailed for theft
udm scab say no more!!!
Topic: National Coal Mining Museum for England secures funding
miner1985

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 27/03/2012 17:19:18   Subject: National Coal Mining Museum for England secures funding
Excellent news from sunny Wales. The more mining museums the better. :thumbup:
Topic: 'Spotlight on' Markham Vale Colliery
miner1985

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/10/2011 23:20:42   Subject: 'Spotlight on' Markham Vale Colliery
I live quite close to the one near Tredegar. I thought both of the pits in England were known as Markham Main (Yorks and Derbys). Sorry my mistake.
Topic: 'Spotlight on' Markham Vale Colliery
miner1985

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/10/2011 21:50:35   Subject: 'Spotlight on' Markham Vale Colliery
Wasn't the colliery known as Markham Main?
Topic: Big Pit Blaenafon: mine manager post advertised
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/10/2011 00:09:57   Subject: Big Pit Blaenafon: mine manager post advertised
Knew this was on the cards for a while. Not that many about these days apart from the one Ty Gwyn mentioned though not sure if he would be interested.
Topic: Kellingley Colliery Roof Fall 27.09.11
miner1985

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/09/2011 21:10:04   Subject: Kellingley Colliery Roof Fall 27.09.11
A bad month. As an ex coal miner all my thoughts are with his family.
Topic: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/09/2011 21:43:21   Subject: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
Rest in Peace - From an ex South Wales miner. Gorffwys yn dawel.
Topic: Caving supplies oldham twin chargers
miner1985

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/08/2011 15:29:07   Subject: Caving supplies oldham twin chargers
How much are you asking for them?
Topic: Tirpentwys Colliery Coal Mine
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 24/07/2011 11:21:59   Subject: Tirpentwys Colliery Coal Mine
David - have you tried posting on the welshcoalmines website as well?
Topic: Deputy
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/07/2011 22:36:56   Subject: Deputy
Is Hilltop going to restart then? Wasn't that the mine that Billy Clayton used to own prior to his sad death?
Topic: Deputy
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/07/2011 23:14:44   Subject: Deputy
Which small mine does he own?
Topic: Deputy
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/07/2011 17:44:55   Subject: Deputy
Same here asked around the deputies in the deep mines I worked at either too old or don't want to know. I have all the old and new regulations in front of me now. But can't do anything until we get a
Topic: Deputy
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/07/2011 17:34:42   Subject: Deputy
Initially until set up we intend to work it on a weekend basis.
Topic: Deputy
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/07/2011 22:19:43   Subject: Deputy
Trouble is we're not making good progress as we cannot start without a deputy and we're now back to where we were 2 years ago.
Topic: Deputy
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/07/2011 21:53:33   Subject: Deputy
Already been down that route. I'm faced trained and did the Mining craft apprenticeship but never took the lamp. Due to do my Gas and Hearing in October at Dinas, but all the courses have changed the
Topic: Deputy
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/07/2011 17:37:27   Subject: Deputy
As of July we are ready to proceed but still need a deputy/fireman to come on board so as to fulfill the safety requirements. There must be someone out there whose not afraid of some hard work! :thumb
Topic: Cwm Colliery Coal Mine
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 24/05/2011 22:04:05   Subject: Cwm Colliery Coal Mine
We haven't heard of anything on the Welshcoalmines site either.
Topic: Flooded drift - Black Barn Colliery
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/03/2011 20:12:33   Subject: Flooded drift - Black Barn Colliery
Both drifts have now been sealed seems no more mining here although if you know the area can't see how they hoped to get much coal from there considering all the mining that has gone on on that mounta
Topic: Ripping Yarns
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2011 20:59:00   Subject: Ripping Yarns
Not local - but the headgear looks like Sacriston. :guns:
Topic: Hello! Newb from South Wales
miner1985

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/02/2011 17:10:05   Subject: Hello! Newb from South Wales
Welcome aboard. I'm from South Wales - ex coal miner from Abercarn. :guns:
Topic: Llanhilleth Colliery (photo)
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/02/2011 22:45:12   Subject: Llanhilleth Colliery (photo)
The first photo in this set is of Crumlin Navigation colliery the second one is Llanhilleth.

Photograph:

[link]Llanhilleth-Colliery-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-58536[linkphoto]
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2010 21:29:29   Subject: Merry Christmas everyone
Nadolig Llawen i chi gyd
Topic: Modelling in mining
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2010 22:01:11   Subject: Modelling in mining
Just found this someone was modelling Coegnant colliery near Maesteg South Wales.

http://www.all-model-railroading.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=10565
Topic: Modelling in mining
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2010 14:08:45   Subject: Modelling in mining
Here'e the model of Wyllie - just follow the link:

http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/forum/read.php?14,31406,35902#msg-35902

:o

Or this one straight to it:

Topic: Modelling in mining
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2010 20:39:24   Subject: Modelling in mining
Saw an excellent model of Wyllie colliery South Wales on a website once - will try and locate it.
Topic: New Welsh coal mining book website
miner1985

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/12/2010 19:56:52   Subject: New Welsh coal mining book website
Ray a regular contributor on the Welshcoalmines website has just launched a website detailing books which he has written (if not all then most have been). As someone who has read a number of his books
Topic: Blaentillery No.2
miner1985

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/12/2010 22:04:07   Subject: Blaentillery No.2
Someone in work mentioned that it was noted first in the Financial Times no mention of price etc.
Topic: Explosion in New Zealand coal mine
miner1985

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 21/11/2010 10:20:11   Subject: Explosion in New Zealand coal mine
I think what Phil is saying is that the mines rescue would make the call and not the police (over here). Phil has years of experience in coal mining so is speaking from experience.
Topic: Welsh Coal Mines Forum
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2010 11:32:16   Subject: Welsh Coal Mines Forum
He did mention that clinkers were slowing the website down. :thumbup:
Topic: Welsh Coal Mines Forum
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2010 09:35:46   Subject: Welsh Coal Mines Forum
I'm a moderator on the forum and it is down I'll ask John and find out the problem.
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
miner1985

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/09/2010 13:08:44   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
Did you mean Hopewell?
Topic: Can you identify this mine?
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2010 09:11:50   Subject: Can you identify this mine?
Just checked exact same photo on page 28 of the book mentioned above.
Topic: Can you identify this mine?
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/08/2010 00:51:57   Subject: Can you identify this mine?
I remember Deep Duffryn working the pit in question is 100% DD.
Topic: Can you identify this mine?
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2010 18:14:32   Subject: Can you identify this mine?
Deep Duffryn colliery, Mountain Ash South Wales. :thumbup:

Here's another photo of it (same angle) :

[url]http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/GlamEast/DeepDuffryn.htm[/url]

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