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Topic: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/03/2015 14:37:06   Subject: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
Lets hope this venture takes off , and the little project in Barnsley
But I imagine that this is now on hold because of the plummeting world coal price ?

http://www.westcumbriamining.
Topic: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/03/2015 00:57:09   Subject: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
Well it finally looks like the end has come for deep mined coal in Britain
I heard this this morning , but not much reporting of it
It's finally job done for the Tories

http:
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/03/2015 21:39:34   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
There was one in an auction a few weeks back that was completely clad in milti coloured leather and beads
I have also seen a Full brass Wolf 7RMBS in an auction in Israel
I have various odd
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/03/2015 21:48:00   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
I asked that very question , and was told solid copper , it's also electronic spark ignition , and something else I have never seen on this model of lamp is the name engraved around the bonnet
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/03/2015 16:38:25   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Here we are again , this is a lovely looking item
Wolf type FE made of solid copper , what would be the application of this lamp in mining , if at all it was for mining



Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/03/2015 17:37:10   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
There is also a little buzzer alarm in the type "S" , don't know about the type "M"
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/03/2015 01:15:44   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
There's a whole new world out there !
I have noticed that before , that Belgian miners lamps don't seem to have locking devices
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/03/2015 21:29:04   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
[quote="Ty Gwyn"][quote="rufenig"]It does look like Aluminium, which would be illegal in British mines. (anyone know when it was banned?)
The brasswork and bonnet look "professional"

O
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/03/2015 20:16:50   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
I believe about 1962 in British mines , after an "incident" at Hapton valley , where an explosion was attributed to a static spark from "a KitKat wrapper"
I have about 15 aluminium surveyors
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/03/2015 19:12:56   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Here we go again , never seen owt like this one
condition looks brand new , Looks like aluminium , so could actually be an old surveyors lamp , or it could be an ornament from the Indian sub con
Topic: Holmfirth area
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/03/2015 17:46:26   Subject: Holmfirth area
I don't know , this has a mag lock , and the base was soldered on after it was chromed as it is still brass ,it's a real quality item all the rivets are also still brass as is the badge
I also
Topic: Holmfirth area
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/03/2015 00:50:14   Subject: Holmfirth area
I picked up a beautiful fully chromed unfired GR6 last year ,dated 1958 /60 Protector said on their web site that "a few were chromed"
I was wondering why ?
Royal visits , eccentric manage
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/03/2015 00:29:11   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
[quote="exspelio"]What I can't get my head round, looking at the image, is how could they see the flame in enough detail to make an analysis?[/quote]

You are right , I have a few open gauze
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/03/2015 18:51:29   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
This looks to me like a tarted up ornament
what do you experts think ?

It was only on for a few minutes and now its sold

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unusual-Hand-Made-Brass
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
Aditaddict

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/03/2015 23:19:28   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
At least they are now coming down in price ;D

This is one of a few in gardens around Wigan

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3406742
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
Aditaddict

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/03/2015 21:33:58   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
There was a couple of wheels on Ebay last year , the guy wanted £5,500 for a half of a wheel
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
Aditaddict

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/03/2015 21:27:19   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
Just like to update you on my Oldham batteries and cap lamps
last September I actually sold some back to the Nottingham NUM retired miners association
They do a fantastic job going around p
Topic: Bentley Colliery
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/03/2015 20:58:24   Subject: Bentley Colliery
Hi if you sign up to this site it's where most of the old coal miners hang out ,this is more of an explorers site

ATB Andy

http://coalmine.proboards.com/
Topic: Pub Area
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2015 23:18:25   Subject: Pub Area
It's known as "Alcoholic Constipation"
Can't pass a pub:thumbsup:
Topic: Pub Area
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2015 19:43:18   Subject: Pub Area
;D
Topic: Pub Area
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2015 18:53:14   Subject: Pub Area
Am I in ? can I can I ?
Just around the corner from me It the "Stope's Tavern" which once stood next to the Stopes colliery
Topic: Who owns Gleision Colliery?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2015 17:32:45   Subject: Who owns Gleision Colliery?
I would imagine you would end upin prison if you did
plus you would be liable for the bill from the coal authority to reseal it ;D
Topic: Pub Area
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2015 17:04:49   Subject: Pub Area
[quote="Coggy"]Will there be bar snacks ? Can anyone remember when the prawn man would come to the pub, selling little tubs of prawns for 30p ? Or is my memory beginning to fail and play tricks on me
Topic: Pub Area
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2015 16:46:41   Subject: Pub Area
[quote="SimonRL"]What would we call it?

[/quote]
"The Adit to my bill" ?
"The Off your Face" ?
"The New come on inn" ?
"The Inn cline to agree" ?
"The Dram and Bla
Topic: Pub Area
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2015 16:40:12   Subject: Pub Area


No cockles is right , rong is spelt wrong;D
Topic: Who owns Gleision Colliery?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2015 16:11:30   Subject: Who owns Gleision Colliery?
It was worked by
MNS Mining
72 Darren Wen
Baglan
Port Talbot
West Glamorgan
SA12 8yn
But I assume the mining / coal rights
still belong to UK Coal ?

Topic: Underground Fire
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/02/2015 09:35:01   Subject: underground fire
It seems that flicker site is Pitheadgear's site
on looking at the map of the shafts I went on to google earth to see if anything remained , in the corner of the screen was street view when I c
Topic: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2015 21:55:10   Subject: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
"As for the books, probably a load of old tat.
"


I wonder if you will be saying that when The coal authority ceases to exist and we find out after a few years they have pulped t
Topic: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2015 22:47:20   Subject: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
There should now follow a mass cull of council and library officials
Topic: Underground Fire
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/02/2015 20:37:05   Subject: underground fire
I used to work in that area Moston Miners estate Moston Mill estate (opposite) and Moston Brook high school (now gone)
The Miners estate had a tower block and two big blocks of maisonettes which
Topic: WANTED: Gold pan.
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2015 11:49:07   Subject: WANTED: Gold pan.
EBAY have several
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gold-Pans-PROFESSIONAL-Estwing-Brand-for-Gold-Panning-/171675730898?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=470648798182&hash=item27f8abc3d2



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Topic: Protector lamps
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/02/2015 15:53:21   Subject: Protector lamps
[quote="Morlock"]I don't think you can.[/quote]There is the correct way like this guy does it , but I tried to price up those batteries and they were £96 each
a bit expensive just to light a lam
Topic: Underground Fire
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/02/2015 15:40:43   Subject: Underground Fire
This looks like Hell on earth !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPubRDcfpFc
Topic: Underground Fire
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/02/2015 15:32:57   Subject: underground fire
This one in Australia has been burning for 6000 years I have heard of one in Germany 4000 years
I read an article that said there are thousands of them and between them put 800 tons of mercury
Topic: Protector lamps
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/02/2015 15:19:37   Subject: Protector lamps
Hi How exactly do you light an SL without electronic ignition
and with all the safety measures related to it ?
Topic: Manhole cover lifters
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2015 17:28:46   Subject: Manhole cover lifters
You are no longer allowed to call them manholes
I suppose they are now referred to as" unisex gay transgender inspection chambers" or the like :o
Topic: Manhole cover lifters
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2015 14:55:58   Subject: Manhole cover lifters
There are usually two types one with a small rectangle key and a set with a half moon end
Topic: New minehunter
Aditaddict

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/01/2015 11:53:26   Subject: New minehunter
Hi i'm a bit of a thicko with computers , is there anyway we can view your photos on this ?
Topic: Three Tuns Coal Mine
Aditaddict

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/11/2014 22:41:33   Subject: Three Tuns Coal Mine
Found this

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/125238
Topic: Ashton Moss (or New Moss) Colliery
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2014 10:26:19   Subject: Ashton Moss (or New Moss) Colliery
[quote="Horsemaddad"]I bet they never filled the shafts and just capped them as the site was cleared in 1974 I understand. It would be funny if a yawning great hole appeared in the frozen produce isle
Topic: Ashton Moss (or New Moss) Colliery
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2014 15:09:04   Subject: Ashton Moss (or New Moss) Colliery
Hi i believe the shafts are under the Asda on the opposite side of the road
City's stadium is sat on what was once Richard Johnson Clapham and Morris , which was a massive iron / steel works an
Topic: Ashton Moss (or New Moss) Colliery
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2014 20:50:50   Subject: Ashton Moss (or New Moss) Colliery
Hi i was speaking to an old deputy from Ashton Moss colliery in Ashton last year
He told me that the B and Q superstore is built over the top of both shafts
He said in his day you could w
Topic: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
Aditaddict

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/10/2014 20:17:24   Subject: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
Protector haven't made a lamp for a few years now
What he does is buys them (like you said) from the internet , then polishes them up and re sells them

Type ^ £149
or
Type
Topic: Ackton Hall Colliery
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/10/2014 20:06:40   Subject: Ackton Hall Colliery
It is indeed just outside featherstone , it now has a big new police station on it and an industrial estate
Topic: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
Aditaddict

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/10/2014 19:58:12   Subject: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
My god inflation since 2012 when this post was started
Two flints now £10
4 washers £10

Service pack
two washers
6" of wick
striker key
and one flint £30 ;D<
Topic: Milk Churns
Aditaddict

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/10/2014 02:14:38   Subject: Milk Churns
I think you stumbled on a cows nest ;D
Topic: New coal mine for Yorkshire
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/09/2014 08:59:11   Subject: New coal mine for Yorkshire
This say 12 new coal power stations by 2020
and another 37 gas , but with Germany reliant on Russian gas and the EU sanctions on Russia
They might all end up as coal

http://watts
Topic: Tin mining artifacts for sale
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/08/2014 15:38:00   Subject: Tin mining artifacts for sale
Any old miners lamps ?;D
Topic: Tin mining artifacts for sale
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/08/2014 17:19:56   Subject: Tin mining artifacts for sale
The silence on this topic has been deafening, i can't count the the number of threads that have been on this site about people who steal / take artifacts from mines
and on this one . Nothing
Topic: Llechwedd Theft (Another One!)
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2014 09:45:50   Subject: Llechwedd Theft (Another One!)
"At work a typical cast iron section of boiler is 200-300kg and 2 of us can pick it up and move it"

You and your company must be breaking just about every EU safety law in the book lol
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