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Posts by Dean Allison

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Topic: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/02/2010 16:43:20   Subject: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
Roy I love the look of your amazing inventions! Looks seriously industrial strength! As it is submersible, would be good to lower it to the bottom of flooded sumps on a piece of cord, to light them up
Topic: Photographic completion
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2010 15:43:57   Subject: Photographic completion
Why would you want to photoshop yerself into a picture like this and pass it off as legitimate? I dont get it. Is it a joke or am I missing something here? :confused:
Topic: Weather Warning
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2010 12:03:52   Subject: Weather Warning
Excellent Pete. This is exactly why I keep tellijng the missus I need her to buy me a Land Rover. ;D
Topic: Lead mining near Bamburgh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/01/2010 12:01:57   Subject: Lead mining near Bamburgh
Thanks Chris, that Limery indeed looks just the job for our night photography!

If the mines were worked by shafts they could well be all blocked but I think an investigation for any adits c
Topic: Lead mining near Bamburgh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/01/2010 14:32:46   Subject: Lead mining near Bamburgh
Nice one Heb thats great info! I got confused with the location of Little Houghton, I thought it was further north. Will certainly have a drive up there to investigate any holes in the ground :) Cheer
Topic: Lead mining near Bamburgh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/01/2010 13:53:12   Subject: Lead mining near Bamburgh
Thanks so much Heb. That is the exact area I have been looking into! I dont know much about geology but am guessing the lead veins formed along the Whin Sill in that area. I was just surprised to fin
Topic: Lead mining near Bamburgh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/01/2010 11:59:09   Subject: Lead mining near Bamburgh
Whilst up late last night looking for mining info, I came across a website which mentions a lead mine in the village of Little Houghton, which is near to Bamburgh on the north east coast. It doesnt gi
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2009 22:12:03   Subject: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL
Its so depressing I think I might go to Caplecleugh tionight and drown myself :(
Topic: Weather Warning
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2009 12:21:56   Subject: Weather Warning
[quote="simonrl"][quote="Colonel Mustard"]Sadly not. Hartside Pass was completely blocked. We went somewhere else & got covered in slimy red mud instead.[/quote]

Yup, we got turned around b
Topic: Weather Warning
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2009 09:50:42   Subject: Weather Warning
[quote="carnkie"]Always check with the experts, the Met. :) [/quote]

I did, it said light cloud and sunshine in Alston :lol:
Topic: Weather Warning
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/12/2009 22:44:45   Subject: Weather Warning
Glad you got somewhere else Colonel. The road near Kilhope was crazy, in fact we couldnt see the road at certain points. I just wish it was springtime. ::)
Topic: Weather Warning
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/12/2009 21:58:07   Subject: Weather Warning
[quote="Vanoord"]I wonder where our webmaster has got to? :bored: [/quote]

I was just thinking that today actually, I was hoping that they made it, having gone such a long way. I guess th
Topic: Weather Warning
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/12/2009 19:55:13   Subject: Weather Warning
My friend James and I set off at 9.30 for Nenthead this morning, only to fail dramatically! The roads were not good all the way from Durham but when we finally reached the Killhope area, the snow was
Topic: Weather Warning
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2009 23:21:04   Subject: Weather Warning
[quote="simonrl"]
I think Brownley Hill, but the Colonel has the itiniery :) Will try to post again tomorrow night :)[/quote]

Oh right. We will be in Smallcleugh so will probably not s
Topic: Weather Warning
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2009 23:05:56   Subject: Weather Warning
[quote="simonrl"]
Lovely photo :) Me, merddin and the Colonel will (hopefully) be there Wednesday :thumbsup: [/quote]

Which mine you heading for Simon? Might see you there. Look out fo
Topic: Weather Warning
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2009 22:56:55   Subject: Weather Warning
Great photo Rich, me and James are heading over there on wednesday, if we can get past Killhope Cross we should be fine. Don't mind getting snowed in whilst we are there, just have to stay in The Mine
Topic: Merry Christmas
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2009 21:05:55   Subject: Merry Christmas
[quote="ICLOK"]
I propose a toast to all those wonderful women that suffer our hobbies and tolerate us... bless em all!! :thumbsup: [/quote]

Well said! Mine encourages me to go down mi
Topic: Merry Christmas
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2009 14:23:22   Subject: Merry Christmas
[quote="ICLOK"]Uihsdvygduthbhjdg Christmas Hjhcjsdkugdfjkb bvzcvkkbhjzhkj New Year[/quote]
Love it! :lol:
Topic: Merry Christmas
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2009 11:51:54   Subject: Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas all you good folk! And a mega thanks to Santa for the 1956 1st Edition coal mining Deputy's Manual Vols 1 & 2 :thumbup:
Topic: Composer wishes to create tribute to his family mining heritage – can you help?
Dean Allison

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 24/12/2009 22:54:46   Subject: Composer wishes to create tribute to his family mining heritage – can you help?
Good luck with your project! This caught my attention as I am a sound engineer and I always notice the effects of different size chambers underground. I keep meaning to take a portable DAT machine und
Topic: Festive explorations...
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2009 22:50:45   Subject: Festive explorations...
[quote="rikj"][quote="simonrl"]Anybody got anything exciting planned underground exploration-wise over the festive period? ;) [/quote]

Yes, Boxing Day is looking pretty good ;D
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Topic: A686 Hartside pass
Dean Allison

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/12/2009 18:38:32   Subject: A686 Hartside pass
What mine will you guys be at Simon? Think I will be in Browlnley Hill Tuesday or Wednesday.
Topic: Festive explorations...
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2009 13:05:14   Subject: Festive explorations...
I think Nenthead is as far as I am going, dont want to stray too far off the main road in this weather! Probably Smallcleugh MCSSV or Brownley Hill on Monday or Tuesday.
All depends on severity o
Topic: Charcoal for iron smelters
Dean Allison

Forum: North America   Posted: 24/12/2009 13:02:07   Subject: Charcoal for iron smelters
[quote="christwigg"]There are some similar beehive coke ovens at East Hedleyhope and Inkerman
[url]http://sine.ncl.ac.uk/view_image.asp?digital_doc_id=1398[/url]

[url]http://www.towlaw
Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 24/12/2009 12:13:23   Subject: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
[quote="rhychydwr1"]Oh dear. Don’t any one listen to me?

No 1 No scale
No 2 Already mentioned. Do want to see Roy’s bottom
No 3 Definitely should have been first. Could do with
Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 23/12/2009 11:07:56   Subject: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
Well done everyone! Class shots there. That Box crane looks amazing on the full screen size. That one of Mike's always blows me away too, not obly because it looks great but because I imagine it was a
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/12/2009 13:24:29   Subject: smallcleugh
[quote="christwigg"]I've done it without a wetsuit twice, if the cold really gets to you (I think you said it does) you can borrow my wetsuit and i'll wear a furry.

[/quote]
Cheers! Yo
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/12/2009 11:44:08   Subject: smallcleugh
[quote="bri hache"]I can lend you my furry if that will help Dean. Defo worth a trip the flats at the end are excellent.[/quote]
Cheers matey! If you think I could do it wothout a wetsuit then co
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/12/2009 22:41:12   Subject: smallcleugh
[quote="RJV"]Cool, Capelcleugh it is then. Get the holidays done and we'll sort a trip.[/quote]

Without a wetsuit?? You sure? Okay nice one :thumbsup:
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/12/2009 21:37:31   Subject: smallcleugh
Okay I think this thread has gone off topic quite enough now lads! I put it to you to take me somewhere where I can lose my water-past-the-thighs virginity, as long as I dont need a wetsuit cos I cann
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/12/2009 19:32:24   Subject: smallcleugh
I like my overalls to be fragrant and silky smooth when on a mining jaunt ;)
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/12/2009 18:33:43   Subject: smallcleugh
What about that squeeze into Longcleugh vein? Is that what you are on about? its about 18 by 10 inches. Anyway I wash my boilersuit after every trip and the use of fabric softener ensures no dirt stic
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/12/2009 17:03:17   Subject: smallcleugh
[quote="bri hache"]
Just pulling your chain Dean. Iam sure it does get filthy just after you put your camera away.[/quote]

Ooh thats fighting talk mate! Just you wait till my next trip
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/12/2009 21:42:36   Subject: smallcleugh
[quote="bri hache"][quote="RJV"]You can get there without SRT easily enough if you don't mind a bit of a climb.[/quote]

You will get your boiler suit dirty this way Dean. :lol: [/quote]
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/12/2009 20:18:12   Subject: smallcleugh
Is Carr's Level the bit where the show mine is? Is there bits of this which are not the show mine but which can be accessed and explored?
Topic: Tynebottom (photo)
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/12/2009 21:56:43   Subject: Tynebottom (photo)
Oh thats me in that pic! The mineralisation in this mine is really amazing. In some parts it resembles a cave more than a mine! :oops:
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/12/2009 21:52:15   Subject: smallcleugh
Definitely something to think about I reckon ;)
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/12/2009 21:15:23   Subject: smallcleugh
[quote="pickering man"]out of interest how long has the collapse on the left turn at the end of hard cross cut been there all the maps i have show it continuing to a sump into rampgill [/quote]
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Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION - THANKS
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 16/12/2009 19:59:18   Subject: PHOTO COMPETITION - THANKS
[quote="blackshiver"]
My heart sank when I saw that one get posted. I can assure you the suspense isn't killing me now.[/quote]

I thought the exact same thing mate! It is certainly an
Topic: SRT DVD
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 14/12/2009 18:19:04   Subject: SRT DVD
I think its fine as it is, the sub headings are totally logical. I was able to find the Alston and Teesdale books and the USA stuff no bother. It looks great to me Mike.
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/12/2009 21:10:39   Subject: smallcleugh
Its been a while mind since I was up there, maybe the rails aren't as bad as they were, it just seemed a bit different thats all. My memory aint too good though I must admit!
Topic: smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/12/2009 20:28:10   Subject: smallcleugh
Aye they been there ages but was just down that way today and noticed past there, a lot of new shale has come in from the sides. Also those rails that you cross just before Luke Hall's sump are in a r
Topic: Graphite enquiry
Dean Allison

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/12/2009 20:24:21   Subject: Graphite enquiry
Simon, do you mean when it is in its natural form or when it has been mixed with clay to form drawing pencils? I am an artist and have tried this and cannot say I can see any differerence with artist
Topic: SRT DVD
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 13/12/2009 20:19:13   Subject: SRT DVD
Mike, sorry mate, I am sorted now for the DVD, didnt know you sold it! I also have already got that book.

Mind you, I know my lass has bought some books off you recently as a Christmas pres
Topic: SRT DVD
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 12/12/2009 15:40:21   Subject: SRT DVD
Andy Sparrow! Thats the lad! Thanks ever so much, this has been doing my head in for ages. Cheers for the link too, sorted :) :thumbsup:
Topic: SRT DVD
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 12/12/2009 14:51:38   Subject: SRT DVD
I am trying to find a DVD by some guy called Andy, dont know the surname. It was about vertical caving techniques and I read lots of good reviews of it a while ago. Cannot remember the title or the gu
Topic: Events and meets for 2010
Dean Allison

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/12/2009 09:54:56   Subject: Events and meets for 2010
[quote="rikj"][quote="christwigg"]

Sir Francis Level or Brandy Bottle through trip springs to mind for those who like a dip in Swaledale[/quote]

Consider me booked for both of th
Topic: Competition Entry Roy Fellows
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 06/12/2009 11:29:10   Subject: Competition Entry Roy Fellows
[quote="rhychydwr1"]Not bad, but not that good, we do not want to see scatching your arse, you should be facing the camera. Go back and take them again, facing the camera this time.[/quote]

Topic: Are there any glaring omissions from the database
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2009 23:07:45   Subject: Are there any glaring omissions from the database
[quote="RJV"]North Eastern coal is a definite omission though that's a problem in general rather than a fault with AN in particular.
As far as northern books go there's rightly no shortage of boo
Topic: Tin miners emigration to Northumberland
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2009 23:03:49   Subject: Tin miners emigration to Northumberland
[quote="roadsterman"]The miners at Morrison and South Moor came from Settlingstones witherite mine, in fact a joint company was set up to their mutial benefit,they produced a book about the mining of
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