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Topic: Copyright fees
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/04/2011 15:52:57   Subject: Copyright fees
I was charged £50 plus VAT to use a photo from the BGS collection. That is the least they charge, and if the print run is large I think the cost rises.
Topic: Drakelow - photo of the day
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/04/2011 15:50:29   Subject: Drakelow - photo of the day
"Stop sitting like that or some idiot will stick this photo in a caption competition!"
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2011 18:02:43   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
... and I continue to use the word "tuppence" - everyone seems to know what I mean.. :)
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2011 18:00:29   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
Here it is....

[img]http://www.coins-of-the-uk.co.uk/pics/dec/01/1_77.jpg[/img]

:smartass:
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2011 17:59:00   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Now they do, but what did they read when first introduced? I know they had "new" on the coin, but were they "one new penny", or "one new pence"? The latter certainly sounds wrong
Topic: Hilary Bird Mining Facsimiles
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2011 14:13:54   Subject: Hilary Bird Mining Facsimiles
South Gloucestershire coal field, north of Bristol. An excellent talk at NAMHO last year all about it!
Topic: New feature on photo uploads - copyright info
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/04/2011 12:44:29   Subject: New feature on photo uploads - please read!
I just went to check this myself - I should have done so before asking the question! All pretty simple really. Thanks.
Topic: New feature on photo uploads - copyright info
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/04/2011 12:36:39   Subject: New feature on photo uploads - please read!
Can this be done retrospectively?

Those who have legitimately uploaded photos that were not theirs should not be held accountable for older uploads with the wrong info, and it may be that i
Topic: Google picture 13 April 2011
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2011 10:37:55   Subject: Google picture 13 April 2011
Check out today's Google doodle- 240th birthday of Richard Trevithick.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/04/13/richard-trevithick-celebrated-with-google-doodle-on-240th-birthday
Topic: What is it?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2011 08:35:39   Subject: What is it?
Is it the dark side of the moon, cunningly illuminated by one of Roy's Wonderful Lamps standing in a dark field pointing at the sky on the occasion of a new moon?
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2011 08:39:38   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
Sadly, the only steam locos I remember seeing in BR operation were black and rusty.
Topic: A new geologist on the block
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/04/2011 17:28:45   Subject: A new geologist on the block
Only this morning I took a large group from the South East Regional Group of the Geological Society around the underground sites of Reigate. I have taken them on previous field trips into the Godstone
Topic: chislet colliery station
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 24/03/2011 14:59:47   Subject: chislet colliery station
Have you tried contacting these people?

http://www.dover.gov.uk/kentcoal/intro.asp

Although with local authority budgets being what they are, who knows whether this initiative is
Topic: underground mining question
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/03/2011 07:46:26   Subject: underground mining question
At the top of the page it says:

"Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, industrial archaeologists, researchers and historians"

Virtually all of us a
Topic: The Pits!
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 22/02/2011 10:48:32   Subject: The Pits!
Both Crowhurst and Lamb's names now amended to /name/ Brickworks, so they read

/name/ Brickworks Clay Pit.

Seems like the best solution!
Topic: The Pits!
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/02/2011 22:06:47   Subject: The Pits!
Correct. What shall we call it? Lamb's Clay Mine? ;)

Tis a clay pit. Pure and simple. With an associated brickworks. I can't see the problem :)
Topic: Secret Caves......
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2011 21:23:38   Subject: Secret Caves......
Yes, I know them - I went to look at them a long time ago. The Crowborough Caves are a complete fabrication. If you know otherwise, please arrange a trip there for us all. I'll happily join you.
Topic: Secret Caves......
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2011 17:45:32   Subject: Secret Caves......
[quote="Martyn"]Crowborough Caves are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. Although the opening times are rather limited.[/quote] :lol: :guns:
Topic: New site features
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 18/02/2011 17:42:28   Subject: New site features
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Strangely enough, when I lived in the area I always referred to them as Brockham Quarry, Betchworth Quarry etc and that goes back long before the Betchworth site was used for lan
Topic: New site features
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 18/02/2011 17:41:16   Subject: New site features
Thank you, Simon. Let others discuss whether the word "opencast" might be added - I don't really have a preference either way, although I can see that it clarifies the particular reason why it might b
Topic: New site features
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 18/02/2011 13:27:47   Subject: New site features
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Yes, true Peter to a certain extent, but the majority of places are known as quarries, adding an extra option [i][b]will[/b][/i] only cause more confusion and make serching more
Topic: Mine searching - does anybody use...
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 17/02/2011 14:22:22   Subject: Mine searching - does anybody use...
I rarely use anything other than

UK List by Major Mining Region


then drill down.
Topic: New site features
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 17/02/2011 13:49:00   Subject: New site features
It's not for me to decide, but we must all point out issues as they affect us so they can be considered by everyone. I am not dictating what should be done, just pointing out something I would prefer
Topic: New site features
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 17/02/2011 12:43:52   Subject: New site features
Well, suppose "pit" had been set up instead of "mine". You would have loads of places listed like

Smallcleugh Pit, or Snailbeach Pit because you had no choice.

For me, Sand Quarr
Topic: New site features
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 17/02/2011 11:15:08   Subject: New site features
It looks better now - I have tweaked a few South East sites so they display with names I like.

One extra thing if it isn't a big deal. What do others think about adding "pit" to the site ty
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 22:20:41   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
[quote="simonrl"] ..... and, er, Snailbeach Lead Mine published by the SMT :lol: [/quote]

.... Published by yours truly..... :lol:
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 22:02:59   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
[quote="Vanoord"]I suspect that to 95% of users of the site, the exact nature of the product extracted (eg what sort of clay) is not going to be any enough significance to have it exactly specified in
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 21:49:31   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]You could apply the same rule to slate. There are some mines/quarries that were exclusively slab mines/quarries, should they be seperated? I think not![/quote]

There i
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 21:44:25   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
I am not proposing lots of different clay types.

I would like to see "Other Rock" not used in displaying a mine name because it allows mine names to be displayed as they were known, and doe
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 21:26:35   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]
But, if Fullers Earth is a type of clay (no knowledge on subject) then surely clay should be used in dropdown?[/quote]

Because tin, or copper, or gold mines are
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 21:07:12   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
re Hiding "Other Rock"

Yes, I suppose that would have the same effect! In which case, if you wanted to put the rock type in the name, you could do so and it would look good when displayed i
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 21:00:56   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]IIRC that very derivative was also part of the discussion in the past. Basically it is a type of chalk.[/quote]Arrrrgh! NO!!!!!

John - I can sell you a book ;D
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 21:00:08   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
I wouldn't try to classify it - could it not be optional?

In that particular case, most people call it

"Betchworth Hearthstone Mine"

i.e. that's its name anyway.
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 20:12:00   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
I have to say that this is the only thing that makes me cringe about AditNow. To see a mine I entered in good faith as "Betchworth Hearthstone" flagged up as

"Betchworth Hearthstone Other
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 13:10:39   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
They are all just metal mines to me.... ;)
Topic: MCRA photo identification
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2011 19:43:27   Subject: MCRA photo identification
A post has gone up on UKCaving asking for help identifying some old photos. Three of them look like chalk mines or deneholes. Two look like a mineshaft next to a mine building. Can anyone identify the
Topic: Smallcleugh Mine Underground Photos
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2011 09:39:11   Subject: Smallcleugh Mine Underground Photos
Perhaps those who find it time-consuming and a trouble putting informative captions to their photos now appreciate all the effort and work put into writing books where leaving out captions isn't reall
Topic: Beam Engines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2011 12:19:24   Subject: Beam Engines
[quote="Darran Cowd"]As an aside I remeber seeing some 1940s or 50s film of beam engines at work in the china clay industry, for some reason Rostowrack sticks in the mind...it may be worth contacting
Topic: Beam Engines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2011 16:03:03   Subject: Beam Engines
I have these on VHS but would be good to get a DVD so I can watch them in the future.
Topic: New potash mine in the UK?
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/01/2011 22:43:54   Subject: New potash mine in the UK?
If it got much hotter you would be able to melt it never mind dissolve it!
Topic: what's best for trips- saturdays or sundays?
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 13/01/2011 19:34:16   Subject: what's best for trips- saturdays or sundays?
If I am away for the weekend, then Saturday trips are usually better as there isn't this feeling that you have to get out, pack up and go home. But if you are away, don't you do trips on both days? Fr
Topic: Portland Stone
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/01/2011 21:18:25   Subject: Portland Stone
I can't edit your posts, Simon! Otherwise you would have to change the website to editnow.co.uk. :lol:
Topic: Ebbor Gorge Colliery Coal Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/01/2011 21:14:45   Subject: Ebbor Gorge Colliery Coal Mine
Thanks Morlock. I never knew that!

I've added that text to the site description in the database.
Topic: Ebbor Gorge Colliery Coal Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/01/2011 20:44:22   Subject: Ebbor Gorge Colliery Coal Mine
Eh? What colliery at Ebbor Gorge? Is there something about this little corner of Mendip I never knew? :confused:
Topic: Portland Stone
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/01/2011 20:01:34   Subject: Portland Stone
[quote="Montacute"]How do I correct the map reference? I don't seem to able to get further access.
If someone is able reverse the two groups of thelast three should be first!
Bob[/quote]
Topic: Portland Stone
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/01/2011 08:28:15   Subject: Portland Stone
Excellent. However the grid reference is wrong!
Topic: Portland Stone
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/01/2011 11:56:01   Subject: Portland Stone
Click on the quarry's "User Album" and there will be a link on the Album page for uploading photos.

I don't know if everybody has the option to upload photos - that's what I see anyway.
Topic: Portland Stone
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/01/2011 11:49:38   Subject: Portland Stone
I look forward to seeing these photos!
Topic: Portland Stone
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/01/2011 08:31:00   Subject: Portland Stone
Hi Bob

The following sites are already in the database:

Seacombe Quarry [url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Seacombe-Limestone-Quarry-Archive-Album/[/url]

Winspit Quar
Topic: NCB Careers Advert 1959
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 06/01/2011 20:41:04   Subject: NCB Careers Advert 1959
I have just found this rather verbose recruitment advert for the NCB in the archives of my old school. I wonder if any AditNow members might have followed any of the career paths described. I put it i
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