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Topic: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/02/2011 20:28:36   Subject: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
[quote="moocher"]i think a visit is on the cards before anything happens and its to late!! :(
[/quote]

;) have to agree.

Perhaps we ought to do as the "environmentalists
Topic: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/02/2011 15:40:16   Subject: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
As mikehiggins says the fact that so many locals are against saving these iconic structures makes depressing reading. Trouble is they see no importance in keeping this link with the past, the local au
Topic: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/02/2011 13:04:31   Subject: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
[quote="Tezarchaeon"]I fail to understand why the local residents would want to let the best landmark feature in their town to be eradicated! Those headframes are absolutely iconic![/quote]

Topic: Emlyn Phennah (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/11/2010 18:02:32   Subject: Emlyn Phennah (photo)
Photograph:

[link]Chatterley-Whitfield-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-56702[linkphoto]Chatterley-Whitfield-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-56702[/linkphoto][/link]


Emlyn Phenn
Topic: Explosion in New Zealand coal mine
oildrum

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 25/11/2010 10:45:50   Subject: Explosion in New Zealand coal mine
[quote="Knocker"]The fact there was methane there is of no real relevance as its par for the course in coal mining.[/quote]

I would suggest that methane was a major contributory factor in t
Topic: Explosion in New Zealand coal mine
oildrum

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 24/11/2010 20:07:43   Subject: Explosion in New Zealand coal mine
With the potential problems associated with methane, was there a system of methane drainage in place? Or was it simply allowed to "dilute" into the general body?

Topic: Apedale visit
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/11/2010 17:32:17   Subject: Apedale visit
Yes its a sad situation, but things like museums always appear to be the "soft targets" when it comes to funding.

Personally I think these "spending cuts" are simply being used as a smoke s
Topic: location of mines
oildrum

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/11/2010 16:33:31   Subject: location of mines
:thumbup: Yes I agree that its better to have names listed than not too, but even the most basic of indication of location would be helpful, such as nearest town or similar. Perhaps this would help t
Topic: location of mines
oildrum

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/11/2010 16:04:55   Subject: location of mines
[quote="simonrl"][quote="oildrum"][quote="simonrl"]Hello truggy281981

Looking on the mine page under the Google Site Map usually does the trick. Or click on the Streetmap link.[/quote]
Topic: location of mines
oildrum

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/11/2010 14:49:00   Subject: location of mines
[quote="simonrl"]Hello truggy281981

Looking on the mine page under the Google Site Map usually does the trick. Or click on the Streetmap link.[/quote]

Assuming its been given a
Topic: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2010 14:57:09   Subject: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
Having passed by these structures & buildings yesterday, I decided to check the position with regard the planning application.

The application was REFUSED on 12/10/2010 by High Peak Bourou
Topic: Valley Colliery Cobalt Mine
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/11/2010 13:48:09   Subject: Valley Colliery Cobalt Mine
:thumbup: thanks
Topic: Valley Colliery Cobalt Mine
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/10/2010 15:34:39   Subject: Valley Colliery Cobalt Mine
Not aware of any connection to cobalt! Presumably the wrong mineral was selected & suggest change to coal :)

Thanks
Topic: Gingie signs in.
oildrum

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 22/10/2010 13:11:44   Subject: Gingie signs in.
[quote="Gingie"]I'm sure we've crossed paths before, but can't think where, don't tell it'll come to me![/quote]

:o as if!
Topic: Gingie signs in.
oildrum

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 22/10/2010 12:34:32   Subject: Gingie signs in.
Hi there Gingie :)

There are a few websites listing fatalities & memorials, but not sure of a "complete" list of either
Topic: UK and International photos on home page
oildrum

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 11/10/2010 20:17:42   Subject: UK and International photos on home page
With regard to the "random" images on the home page, :( somewhat disappointed that only underground photos are to be included from now. From a personal view point this section often highlighted unkno
Topic: Brinsley colliery
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/09/2010 17:59:33   Subject: Brinsley colliery
I was under the impression that they were original too!
Topic: Brinsley colliery
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/09/2010 09:16:29   Subject: Brinsley colliery
Weren't the headstocks erected at the Lound Hall Mining Museum at one time, then luckily kept safe when it closed?
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/09/2010 18:07:47   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
[quote="mike2030"]

For the life of me l cannot see any "governmental" organisation funding a project like CW........the cost would be monumental and for what return when they could argue th
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/09/2010 10:39:49   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
I am aware of the Bestwood project Mike2030, having managed to get a "behind the scenes" tour before it was officially opened. Unfortunately the size of Chatterley Whitfield (33 buildings & structures
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/09/2010 19:19:25   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
[quote="mike2030"]Like the photo's but dismayed at the state of the place. Have you been to Apedale.....this has deteriorated as a visitor centre over the years as they struggle for cash and volunteer
Topic: "new" railway opening in apedale
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/08/2010 20:15:11   Subject: Railway at Apedale
This will be the Moseley Railway Trust who moved to Apedale in 2006.

Their website is: [url]http://www.mrt.org.uk[/url]
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/08/2010 14:08:23   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
Tour usually does (depending on where they have agreed to start) inside lamp house, inside refurbished offices (to show what can be done- just needs to be repeated!!) over to Winstanley Shaft via boil
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/08/2010 20:44:50   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
[quote="ditzy"]thanks, get hubby to ring them tomorrow and see what happens
can i take pics?[/quote]

Yes you can take pics :thumbsup:

:) Hope you get places
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/08/2010 20:42:56   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
[quote="ICLOK"]Is it actually worth bothering with? ... will I be able to get photos of the various structures from the outside... or have the Stazi banished that off the program....? :bored: [/quote
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/08/2010 20:22:35   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
[quote="ditzy"]any idea what the open day shows
can you get in the buildings[/quote]

Can't be certain as I'm not involved this year, but usually includes (City Council permitting >:(
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/08/2010 17:10:42   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
[quote="ICLOK"]So when is it and how does one apply to the faceless ones for access?[/quote]

Heritage open Day @ Chatterley Whitfield is on Saturday 11th September 2010. Strictly by pre-boo
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/08/2010 09:26:55   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
[quote="ICLOK"]I've given up writing or trying to arrange a visit... all 3 contacts suggested by various parties in officialdom never even bothered to respond... good luck to the site if thats the typ
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/08/2010 17:13:24   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
[quote="Brakeman"]Looking at some very recent photos of the site as a whole I can't see how you could realistically say there has been any progress, merely 10 years of almost total neglect. >:( [/quot
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/08/2010 13:37:12   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield on Country Tracks
As part of the BBC Country Tracks programme filming took place at Chatterley Whitfield in April. This piece is part of a re-visit to the site based on visit done in 2000 by Dan Cruickshank's One Foot
Topic: Future of Peak District Mining Museum
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/06/2010 21:14:55   Subject: Future of Peak District Mining Museum
The Peak District Mining Museum is part of the pavilion, which the owners (ie the Local Authority) are looking to sell-off due to costs involved in making the remainder of the building useable. Obviou
Topic: Future of Peak District Mining Museum
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/06/2010 19:10:44   Subject: Future of Peak District Mining Museum
Try this (hopefully will work) :)

[url]http://www.savethepavilion.co.uk/index.html[/url]
Topic: Chinese Mine Explosion
oildrum

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 21/06/2010 13:57:07   Subject: Chinese Mine Explosion
At least 46 have been killed after an underground gunpowder store exploded in an illegal Chinese mine

[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia_pacific/10151705.stm[/url]
Topic: chatterleywhitfield (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/06/2010 20:39:15   Subject: chatterleywhitfield (photo)
Photograph:

[link]Chatterley-Whitfield-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-111[linkphoto]Chatterley-Whitfield-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-111[/linkphoto][/link]


Part of the Min
Topic: Daw-Mill-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-001 (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 19:40:58   Subject: Daw-Mill-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-001 (photo)
Glad I could be of assistance Sougher! ::)
Topic: Daw-Mill-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-001 (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 17:33:31   Subject: Daw-Mill-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-001 (photo)
Was aware that similar problems occured in other types of mining. In gold mining in South Africa they do have "rock bursts" due to the extreme depths, but thats specific to those conditions.

Topic: Daw-Mill-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-001 (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 13:45:36   Subject: Daw-Mill-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-001 (photo)
[quote="Morlock"]LTCC method looks quite impressive, one cut!

[url]http://www.mining.unsw.edu.au/publications/publications_staff/paper_hebblewhitecai_iccc_2004.htm[/url][/quote]

Topic: Daw-Mill-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-001 (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 13:35:51   Subject: Daw-Mill-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-001 (photo)
[quote="sougher"]Quote "As the coal is known for spalling,"

Could you please give a defination of "spalling" and possibly include it in the Mining Dictionary of Terms on the website. I'v
Topic: Daw-Mill-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-001 (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 12:41:26   Subject: Daw-Mill-Coal-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-001 (photo)
With regard to Cobba's comment on Daw Mill being able to break records, I was lucky enough to visit Daw Mill in 1981 as part of an Inter-area visit (thanks to wonderful NCB!).
We went on to what
Topic: Florence 1, 2 Coal Mine
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/05/2010 18:31:37   Subject: Florence 1, 2 Coal Mine
Thats fine :thumbsup:
As far as I am aware there were always 3 shafts, with them being deepen & widened during the redevelopment programme in 1950/ 60's.
When I was there the 3 "sections" w
Topic: Florence 1, 2 Coal Mine
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/05/2010 15:23:09   Subject: Florence 1, 2 Coal Mine
Curious as to why named as Florence 1, 2 mine.
Actually had 3 shafts, and although worked as 3 "sections" was always know simply as Florence Colliery.
Perhaps could be changed :flowers:
Topic: Welbeck Colliery
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/05/2010 21:43:44   Subject: Welbeck Colliery
They have been salvaging face equipment (supports, etc) for last month or so to be used at UK Coal's nearby pit Thorseby.
Wonder how long before the Welbeck site is cleared for "develpoment"? >:(
Topic: Old Seedlow Lead Mine
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/05/2010 10:34:49   Subject: Old Seedlow Lead Mine
Apears to be 15 pics, with the last one repeated numerous times :oops:
Topic: Steelwork (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/05/2010 11:29:51   Subject: Steelwork (photo)
This steelwork looks like Hollybank type roof supports, different from usual systems using fishplates by having a single bolt joint arrangement. Often used in coal mining, especially in retreat system
Topic: Werrington Coal Mine
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/05/2010 13:21:53   Subject: Werrington Coal Mine
Thanks. :thumbsup:
Looked as if the grid reference numbers had been transposed.
Topic: Werrington Coal Mine
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/05/2010 10:04:12   Subject: Werrington Coal Mine
The grid reference for Werrington coal mine should be SJ 941469, can it be changed thanks. :)

I bought a few bags of coal from here during winter 1982/83 to "keep the home fires burning" wh
Topic: Walter Sylvester
oildrum

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 07/05/2010 20:16:56   Subject: Walter Sylvester
Suppose its like all things, only as good as those that are operating them!
Certainly better than being under unsupported roof whilst trying to hammer a prop out & no doubt saved plenty of lives.
Topic: Walter Sylvester
oildrum

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 07/05/2010 17:26:48   Subject: Walter Sylvester
[photo]Personal-Album-5532-Image-51089[/photo]
A plaque dedicated to Walter Sylvester has been unveiled at the Norton Gateway Memorial, Stoke-on-Trent, on 23rd April.
He worked at Chatterle
Topic: Wheal Roots/ Poldark Mining Ltd
oildrum

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/04/2010 19:46:04   Subject: Wheal Roots/ Poldark Mining Ltd
The old guide book says that as part of the then underground visit it is possible to see an "undisturbed" tunnel which leads to Boderluggan mine and then on to Wendron Consols mine further up the vall
Topic: Wheal Roots/ Poldark Mining Ltd
oildrum

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/04/2010 18:23:57   Subject: Wheal Roots/ Poldark Mining Ltd
Having visited Cornwall last year & visited the Poldark Mining Museum/ visitor attraction near to Wendron, it dawned on me that I had in fact been there before back in 1980.
Although the basic la
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