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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/11/2011 11:16:38   Subject: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
[quote="unclejan"][b]Peter Burgess - Diverting the source of the Magpie sough water isn't going to make a jot of difference to the climate by making it rain more often.[/b]

It will make a m
Topic: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/11/2011 08:52:35   Subject: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
[quote="unclejan"]Who owns Magpie Sough? Chatsworth? How can anyone say ‘over my dead body’ when they have no legal or equitable right of access. [/quote]

Yes, but I would have said that so
Topic: Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/11/2011 10:48:09   Subject: Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
[quote="christwigg"]Blimey, that was like walking into an episode of Grumpy Old Men. [/quote]Indeed.
Topic: Bottom of a shaft, Sunday 21st November 1948 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 28/10/2011 20:07:59   Subject: Bottom of a shaft, Sunday 21st November 1948 (photo)
KURG are the people to ask.
Topic: Mines in music
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/09/2011 00:37:51   Subject: Mines in music
Sussex / Essex / Wessex / Kent / Surrey / Middlesex all used to be kingdoms in their own right, and ended up counties of a larger kingdom. (OK, not Wessex)

We got over it. When will the Co
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/09/2011 19:00:05   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Having seen someone on Mythbusters climb off the roof of a building using plaited toilet paper, it's more the wooden rungs, the risk of them slipping etc, and ultimate rotting if left in place that wo
Topic: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/09/2011 13:51:34   Subject: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011

Available on BBC Iplayer for another 5 days is an account of the rescue as it developed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007hj4j

Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/09/2011 22:27:05   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
[quote="royfellows"]But I am very unsure of what to do about it. I am really hoping that somehow these postings will get to the attention of the person or persons responsible so that something can be
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/09/2011 13:56:01   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
As a member of SECRO and an unrelated surface SAR team I resent the implication that I don't have thoughts for members of rescue teams.
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/09/2011 11:11:58   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
I was wearing a helmet though. :smartass:
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/09/2011 10:08:40   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
[quote="Alasdair Neill"]Would probably have been less trouble to follow the example of someone at Ding Dong who just used a roll of wire fencing. Unfortunately it looks like it wasn't quite long enoug
Topic: The present tense in a historical context?
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2011 08:53:15   Subject: David David Gwyn does something that irritates me
It could be worse - imagine if it will be in the future tense. :blink:
Topic: Mountfield Miners Photo (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 17/09/2011 09:21:22   Subject: Mountfield Miners Photo (photo)
May I thank LASTY for posting up a fantastic set of photos to the Mountfield Mine album? It is not often we get archive photos for the South East. They all seem to be from around the same time, but wh
Topic: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 16/09/2011 21:03:13   Subject: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
The involvement of the SMWCRT in this incident has just been reported by Jopo on UKCaving.

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=12489.0

scroll to reply #11.

Topic: Mines in music
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/09/2011 12:15:34   Subject: Mines in music
Anything written in a miner key?
Topic: Heritage Open Days 2011
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2011 10:20:21   Subject: Heritage Open Days 2011
I hope to pop over to Brockham Limeworks and Hearthstone mine later today - short tours of the old limekilns and chalk pits as part of the HOD scheme.
Topic: Heritage Open Days 2011
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2011 22:09:25   Subject: Heritage Open Days 2011
I expect some of you were involved in running an event for Heritage Open Days this weekend. How did it go? What was the mine or industrial site?

I was helping in Reigate at Barons' Cave - n
Topic: Fishbelly rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/09/2011 19:48:30   Subject: Fishbelly rails
Do you know what the chairs looked like?
Topic: Fishbelly rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/09/2011 19:41:15   Subject: Fishbelly rails
Dave - I thought the same, as the "running surface" seems to taper out at the end. An interesting find, nonetheless.
Topic: Fishbelly rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/09/2011 08:51:42   Subject: Fishbelly rails
Ah, yes - that's the place - I was trying to remember where I had seen some down Box.
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2011 20:55:52   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
SECRO - South East CRO. Mainly funded by donations from local clubs.
Topic: Labyrinth of the Minotaur, Greece
Peter Burgess

Forum: Europe   Posted: 02/09/2011 10:34:03   Subject: Labyrinth of the Minotaur, Greece
That looks like a classic stone quarry, but why should the dates not be genuine?
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2011 09:02:53   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
[quote="Peter Burgess"]SECRO[/quote]
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2011 08:39:25   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
SECRO
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/08/2011 21:43:58   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
My first guess would be reduction in intensive grazing, if we are talking of sheep on moorland etc.
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/08/2011 21:01:20   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
[quote="royfellows"]During my mining related researches I cannot help but notice how the increase in vegetation on sites appears to have accelerated in more recent years. [/quote]
There are so ma
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/08/2011 22:06:16   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
No need to apologise Roy!
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/08/2011 19:35:44   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
Methane has no long-term stability in the atmosphere.
Topic: Proposed Strike at Penhryn
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/08/2011 19:25:42   Subject: Proposed Strike at Penhryn
Sorry - comment removed - I didn't read the news item properly! :-[
Topic: Proposed Strike at Penhryn
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/08/2011 19:10:08   Subject: Proposed Strike at Penhryn
I suspect those voting to strike are more concerned about their immediate future in trying to make ends meet rather than the longer term future of the industry. I suspect they would have few words or
Topic: Lead mine rescue - North Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/08/2011 22:41:17   Subject: Lead mine rescue - North Wales
I hadn't noticed your post, Ian - answer is I don't know, but I do know that large areas of the hillside in that area have been SSSI for many years.
Topic: Lead mine rescue - North Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/08/2011 22:23:18   Subject: Lead mine rescue - North Wales
Listen - all I did was post a link! I wasn't "making a point" or supporting either camp, assuming there is a divide here. The only divide I can really detect is between those who think the club/no clu
Topic: Lead mine rescue - North Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/08/2011 21:22:13   Subject: Lead mine rescue - North Wales
This is what clubs can do:

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=12318.0;topicseen#msg159369
Topic: Hidden Earth 2011
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 07/08/2011 13:51:48   Subject: Hidden Earth 2011
The lectures organiser wants to have a small mine exploration slot in the lecture programme each time (that's the impression I have been given anyway), and I already offered to run my NAMHO presentati
Topic: Talks at the conference
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/08/2011 10:47:28   Subject: Talks at the conference
Last year WCMS fielded a full soccer team's worth of delegates. This year we were up to a rugby team plus one substitute!

Next year we might try to supply the referee and linesmen as well.
Topic: Radon and mine exploration.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 03/08/2011 09:58:18   Subject: Radon and mine exploration.
Its a statistical thing. Like smoking, you can live to 100 if you smoke 20 a day, but the chance that you will is much lower than for someone who doesn't smoke.

Everyone hopes they will win
Topic: Talks at the conference
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2011 18:41:20   Subject: Talks at the conference
[quote="AR"][quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="ICLOK"]Peter, Sorry I missed you... would have been nice to put a face to the name. :([/quote]

Perhaps we need a facewall?

http://www.s
Topic: Talks at the conference
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2011 18:33:37   Subject: Talks at the conference
The firesetting presentation was a good 'un. The local tikes tried firesetting in Godstone in the 1950s - setting fire to a pile of old tyres. There is plenty of soot there to sample!
Topic: Talks at the conference
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2011 15:16:26   Subject: Talks at the conference
[quote="BertyBasset"]Any plans to video/youtube the lectures ?[/quote]
There was no recording done. Proceedings might be published. My presentation was a self-running PowerPoint A/V: so it had a
Topic: Talks at the conference
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2011 10:05:26   Subject: Talks at the conference
[quote="ICLOK"]Peter, Sorry I missed you... would have been nice to put a face to the name. :([/quote]

Perhaps we need a facewall?

http://www.swcc.org.uk/members/facewall.php
Topic: Talks at the conference
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2011 09:02:03   Subject: Talks at the conference
I want to go again and hear all the other lectures which I missed!
Topic: Radon and mine exploration.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 29/07/2011 09:59:02   Subject: Radon and mine exploration.
I get a page not found error.
Topic: Surveyor's Marks in adits
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/07/2011 21:47:34   Subject: Surveyor's Marks in adits
There are some of these in the Godstone quarries. The surveying of these workings was done ca 1914 to plot the extent of the mushroom farm.
Topic: Wheal Concord
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/07/2011 19:33:49   Subject: Wheal Concord
The Mary Rose seems to have survived being lifted by a crane (just!)

What matters more is how it is done, not necessarily what machinery is used to do it. :)
Topic: Coal Consumption: 80" Phoenix United Engine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/06/2011 21:06:13   Subject: Coal Consumption: 80
Are you sure that coal wasn't also needed to fuel other machinery at the mine as well as the pumping engine? If so, how significant might that have been?
Topic: Reigate Caves July 9th 2011 Open Day
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/06/2011 14:38:20   Subject: Reigate Caves July 9th 2011 Open Day
Public open day run by Wealden Cave and Mine Society.

A chance to wander around the sand mines in the centre of Reigate, and the medieval vault under Reigate Castle.

See the lin
Topic: Kent Coal photos
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 20/06/2011 08:40:54   Subject: Kent Coal photos
I would be interested in stories from the Kent collieries! Whenever we went for a seaside holiday in Thanet in the early 1960s, the train always stopped at Chislet Colliery, which I always found an in
Topic: Anyone have any experience of this lamp?
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/06/2011 18:46:22   Subject: Anyone have any experience of this lamp?
"A Japanese method of serving various types of noodles..."

Are you not keen on noodles, then? :confused:
Topic: Kent Coal photos
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 17/06/2011 08:05:54   Subject: Kent Coal photos
[photo]Snowdown-Coal-Colliery-Archive-Album-Image-63387[/photo]

At last - some good photos of the Kent coal mines. Thanks for posting these - excellent!


Topic: New event added 'Charity Ghost Hunt at Apedale Mining Museum' on 10/09/2011 at 21:00
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 15/06/2011 22:20:11   Subject: New event added 'Charity Ghost Hunt at Apedale Mining Museum' on 10/09/2011 at 21:00
http://www.southernparanormal.com/reports/reigate.html

Nuff said!
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