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Posts by Peter Burgess

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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
Topic: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 06/01/2011 12:39:24   Subject: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
I didn't say I had one. The emphasis was on the word "want"!
Topic: NAMHO 2011
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/01/2011 12:31:47   Subject: NAMHO 2011
That's what I've been thinking as well! :surrender:
Topic: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 06/01/2011 11:10:56   Subject: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
Does anybody want a signed photo of Michael Portillo?
Topic: Snowy pics
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/01/2011 17:43:56   Subject: Snowy pics
Amazing pics, Ady. What are the yellow patches in the snow? ;)
Topic: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 05/01/2011 17:31:58   Subject: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
Any answer to that question will cost you five pounds.
Topic: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 05/01/2011 15:58:11   Subject: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
At least I wasn't asked to sing folk songs. :lol:
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2011 13:01:46   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
Hey Roy, I was trying to move on! :confused:
:)
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2011 11:13:31   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
The main point is that it is a fantastic location. I think better than the Crowns, Botallack, certainly for photography!
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2011 10:18:03   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
If you look at the current Google Earth image of the closer engine house you will see that it (the GE image) was taken with the sun in the south west and the shadow of the building falls onto the slop
Topic: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 03/01/2011 21:38:32   Subject: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
Well, I was expecting at least one factual error - it's normal with TV programmes - and doesn't detract from the presentation at all. A good number of the historical photos used were of the Godstone s
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2011 19:30:47   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
That is not a morning shot, surely? !
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/01/2011 23:50:45   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Only saw a small amount of the pink foam in the river directly in front of the mine. The Mellte was clean as a whistle.
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/01/2011 21:55:18   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
It was the weir just above the bridge built by the army engineers.
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/01/2011 21:16:29   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
[quote="gt5952"]Just spent the last 2 days up in Dinas, Snow all over. Fantastic!

The river was purple in colour though.. some kind of chemical had clearly got in, in abundance. All Ice was
Topic: Edwardian Farm
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 09/12/2010 18:51:37   Subject: Edwardian Farm
I liked the big hairy ape. I was expecting David Attenborough to emerge from the bushes at any moment. :)
Topic: Nothing Changes (apart from my size)
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2010 21:09:21   Subject: Nothing Changes (apart from my size)
My first ever mining book was the Hamilton-Jenkin volume for Wadebridge through to Bude. I can't say I have used it a great deal since - it was first bought as a way to locate interesting mine dumps t
Topic: Hodbarrow Iron Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/12/2010 09:35:20   Subject: Hodbarrow Iron Mine
[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cumberland-Iron-Hodbarrow-Monographs-metalliferous/dp/0851530176[/url]
The book by A. Harris will give you an idea of the mine's history.

Judging by the se
Topic: Caption competition
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/11/2010 13:37:26   Subject: Caption competition
Abandoned by his mates in the mutant buttock gobbler pit gave him time to ponder on the folly of wearing sickly yellow kitchen gloves on AditNow explorations.
Topic: National Coal Mining Museum to lose funding.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 20/11/2010 20:15:43   Subject: National Coal Mining Museum to lose funding.
[url]http://www.coal.gov.uk/environmental/england/caphouseminewatertreatmentscheme.cfm[/url]
Pumping?

Just google the museum and you will find several expensive and necessary maintenan
Topic: National Coal Mining Museum to lose funding.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 20/11/2010 14:54:46   Subject: National Coal Mining Museum to lose funding.
[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11798825[/url]

Some museums get lucky.
Topic: Teardrop banners / feather flags
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2010 08:40:12   Subject: Teardrop banners / feather flags
I notice that several members of AditNow are involved in some capacity or another in museums, show-mines or similar. At Reigate Caves we want to buy a teardrop banner or feather flag (Google it if you
Topic: Securing abandoned mines against entry
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2010 20:12:59   Subject: Securing abandoned mines against entry
Nearly all old mine entrances and shafts either on local authority land or near footpaths / roads in east Surrey have been made secure by local mine explorers in collaboration with bat conservation bo
Topic: Hello and piccies
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/11/2010 21:33:39   Subject: Hello and piccies
Sorry, minerat, sometimes I just can't help myself! :-[ I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to offer. :thumbsup:
Topic: Hello and piccies
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/11/2010 20:24:15   Subject: Hello and piccies
Not sure what you mean? Don't try sticking them into the CD drive :lol:

Topic: Hello and piccies
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/11/2010 19:29:26   Subject: Hello and piccies
When I put photos up, if I don't want them put against a particular mine's archive gallery, I upload them to my personal gallery and link from there, or you can put them into the gallery of whatever m
Topic: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 16/11/2010 16:05:38   Subject: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
The first episode of the second series of Great British Railway Journeys will be transmitted at 18:30 on Monday 3rd January 2011 on BBC2. This program features a visit to the Godstone Quarries and foc
Topic: Caving oversuits...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2010 15:58:01   Subject: Caving oversuits...
I'm really glad the blockhouse didn't need rethatching.
Topic: Caving oversuits...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2010 14:34:35   Subject: Caving oversuits...
We didn't know how long the trip would take, so we booked a portaloo. I think the person on the phone might have misunderstood what we were asking for. A month later we phoned up for a curry. Same per
Topic: Snowdon webcam - Snow!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2010 20:47:29   Subject: Snowdon webcam - Snow!
Well, after that, I just had to go and look at the webcam image to see what darkness in Wales looks like. Answer - dark. Very dark! :)
Topic: Caving oversuits...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2010 22:43:03   Subject: Caving oversuits...
Less than a month later, in Reigate, we were showing Edwina Currie around Barons' Cave! I think we've frightened old politicians away now. We haven't met any more since then.

Sorry - this i
Topic: Caving oversuits...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2010 22:26:04   Subject: Caving oversuits...
[quote="RJV"]The urge to dislodge massive piles of deads at opportune moments must have been overwhelming...[/quote]
How can you suggest such a thing? This is the man who saved the Settle and Car
Topic: Caving oversuits...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2010 22:18:19   Subject: Caving oversuits...
Here's the difference between a clean and a dirty Warmbac. There are two such suits in this picture. I am not the one wearing the clean suit!

[link]Personal-Album-1561-Image-56239[linkphoto
Topic: Caving oversuits...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2010 22:07:43   Subject: Caving oversuits...
I just like to remind myself from time to time whether the blue bit is at the top of the bottom. It's at the bottom.
Topic: Caving oversuits...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2010 21:41:01   Subject: Caving oversuits...
If you visit a lot of dry sweaty places, then an occasional wash is not a bad idea unless you enjoy caving solo. There are not many crystal clear streams in the South East!
Topic: Caving oversuits...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2010 20:54:31   Subject: Caving oversuits...
[quote="simonrl"]Just resurrecting this thread to ask an embarassing question.

Can you stick a Warmbac in the washing machine. My washing machine likes mud and hasn't broken down yet.
Topic: Miners hard knee pads
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/11/2010 20:51:55   Subject: Miners hard knee pads
A current work colleague who used to work in the Durham pits in the 80s says that in order to wear the NCB pads comfortably, you should only do up the lower of the two straps. That's no good for crawl
Topic: Box Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/11/2010 09:23:21   Subject: Box Mines
This is a useful and up to date link:

[url]http://www.darkplaces.co.uk/wiki/BoxFreestone[/url]
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