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Topic: Heritage Open days
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/08/2010 20:36:30   Subject: Heritage Open days
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Barons' Cave Reigate, although not a mine, is opened by WCMS under the scheme (donations instead of entry charge), on the same day as the sand mines in Tunnel Road Reigate (entr
Topic: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
ttxela

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 10/08/2010 08:23:50   Subject: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
I'm just a beginniner but I was under the impression suspension trauma was not so much of a problem unless you were unconcious?
Topic: Book Con!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/07/2010 12:52:18   Subject: Book Con!
[quote="Peter Burgess"]The "book" appears on ABE many times. Another "description" is:

[quote]Format: Other. Brand New, Perfect Condition. We Ship From Our Fulfillment Centers in the US, Ca
Topic: Asbestos - hazard underground
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2010 11:28:40   Subject: Asbestos - hazard underground
I would have thought some of the Sub-Brit chaps with their bunkers and underground telephone exchanges and the like will come across more than in most mines?

Reduces the risk if everythings
Topic: Anybody doing anything this weekend?
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2010 11:25:38   Subject: Anybody doing anything this weekend?
Not this weekend unfortunately.

Looking forward to the competition though, was well chuffed to get a runner up last year. ;D
Topic: Finding a buried manhole.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2010 13:56:05   Subject: Finding a buried manhole.
Perhaps obvious but do you know where any of the neighbours manholes are? You might be able to deduce the likely position by the position of other manholes in the run and the position of the soil stac
Topic: 'Lead Mining in Derbyshire' Volume 3 by Jim Rieuwerts
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/07/2010 13:03:09   Subject: 'Lead Mining in Derbyshire' Volume 3 by Jim Rieuwerts
[quote="AR"]

On a somewhat related note, I saw John Beck last week and publication of the updated "Caves of the Peak District" is now going ahead, and true to form, now the manuscript has g
Topic: Ystrad Iron Mine info please
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2010 12:54:45   Subject: Ystrad Iron Mine info please
I had a look round a couple of years ago, it is quite photogenic. I was told by a local that there was a large near spherical chamber in there somewhere - I didn't find it though, although I did rip t
Topic: Lake District Mines - Help
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2010 17:55:12   Subject: Lake District Mines - Help
We'll be staying at the Coppermine Cottages the first week of August and will probably be able to devote a little time to a potter up to these slate mines, probably myself, young Summer (12) and Georg
Topic: Lake District Mines - Help
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2010 12:24:25   Subject: Lake District Mines - Help
Is there an entry for the Mosshead slate mines on AN then? Can't find one myself, perhaps it goes by another name?

I'll be up there in a few weeks and will take a look.
Topic: Future of Peak District Mining Museum
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/06/2010 23:45:30   Subject: Future of Peak District Mining Museum
Eh what?

First I'd heard of any threat to the museum, and I'm a PDMHS member.... !

It's a fantastic place and needs to be kept.
Topic: English Heritage draft consultation.
ttxela

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 16/06/2010 21:10:13   Subject: English Heritage draft consultation.
Wasn't the Lead Rakes project funded by EH? A fantastic piece of work I thought.

I've worked with EH in the past, although admittedly not for a few years now. I found them quite helpful but
Topic: Trip report – Whale sough 16/6/10
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/06/2010 13:29:48   Subject: Trip report – Whale sough 16/6/10
Fantastic - I've fancied having a look in there for a while!
Topic: NAMHO 2010 Conference
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2010 20:04:16   Subject: NAMHO 2010 Conference
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Where abouts is Morse`s level from Monument?
Back towards Hopewell or nearer the now closed Cannop drift.[/quote]

Sorry, I wasn't driving so consequently wasn't paying
Topic: NAMHO 2010 Conference
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2010 17:19:18   Subject: NAMHO 2010 Conference
This year’s NAMHO conference was held in Coalpit Heath just outside Bristol. I got my booking in nice and early and secured a place on all the trips I requested. Unfortunately my Friday trip was canc
Topic: NAMHO 2010 Conference
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/06/2010 12:24:54   Subject: NAMHO 2010 Conference
Interesting.

I found this year I was considerably "busier" than I was at the other two I've been to - maybe because there was more driving to be done. I intended to have a look round your s
Topic: NAMHO 2010 Conference
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2010 22:08:13   Subject: NAMHO 2010 Conference
[quote="Tamarmole"]A fantastic weekend - the underground field trips were excellent - [/quote]

I second that, a great time all round - well done the organisers :flowers:
Topic: Sainsbury's Mines
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/06/2010 12:54:13   Subject: Sainsbury's Mines
It would be quite something to find a "new" bit of mine, however it's a long way to the Peak from Cambridge and modern life doesn't allow much free time ;(

It's a great day out to come up
Topic: Croesor and Rhosydd trips - 3rd July
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 30/05/2010 21:54:28   Subject: Croesor and Rhosydd trips - 3rd July
[quote="derrickman"]I'm currently at sea and things are a bit unpredictable right now, but I'm interested if circumstances permit.[/quote]

Derrickman has asked me to post on here that he wi
Topic: Hello from Barcelona
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/05/2010 21:34:08   Subject: Hello from Barcelona
Nice site, my sister in law lives in Spain and we occasionally visit. Might try and check out some of these sites next time :thumbup:
Topic: Sainsbury's Mines
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/05/2010 13:21:44   Subject: Sainsbury's Mines
Can't make Thursday - I'm re-organising my sock drawer..... :)
Topic: Whale Sough and Hubberdale mine walk this Sunday
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/05/2010 21:18:38   Subject: Whale Sough and Hubberdale mine walk this Sunday
Ah, so whale sough and Huberdale sough are one and the same?

A shame we live so far away, we do come up and stay at Magpie from time to time so perhaps we could join with the work at some p
Topic: Whale Sough and Hubberdale mine walk this Sunday
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/05/2010 22:24:43   Subject: Whale Sough and Hubberdale mine walk this Sunday
Never found the sough tail, mind you didn't have much time to look. Is the collapse between the laddered shaft and the tail?

Topic: Whale Sough and Hubberdale mine walk this Sunday
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/05/2010 15:57:43   Subject: Whale Sough and Hubberdale mine walk this Sunday
Unfortanately won't be about this weekend but had a look down there a few months ago.

What's the access to Whale Sough? Had a peer down the shaft with the "fixed ::) " ladder. Have heard i
Topic: Sainsbury's Mines
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/05/2010 22:23:10   Subject: Sainsbury's Mines
Brilliant :thumbup:

Fascinating stuff, a shame it was never explored :(
Topic: Sainsbury's Mines
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/05/2010 12:57:53   Subject: Sainsbury's Mines
I believe the visible mine passages in the cliff behind Matlock Sainsburys were discussed on UKCaving a while ago and someone had explored them whilst working on sheeting over the cliff with wire mesh
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 22:03:35   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
Must get to the Jigging Box next time, I think young Summer was just having an off day, mind you it is a bit crawly beyond the coffin level.
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 21:52:07   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
[quote="royfellows"]Fascinating!

I used to do this trip solo quite regularly in the 1990s, check out my pictures.

Anyway, what are we going to do about the duplicate entries?
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 13:22:14   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
:-[ the other photo's in the Youds gallery are much better than mine!

Does the other entrance still exist and someone have their own private way in from their garden or was the concreting
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 10:36:48   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
Very nice of the chap to let you dig his yard up like that :thumbup:

Presumably the sough would have run to the river originally. Is there any sign of a tail in the bank? I forgot to look
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2010 22:16:06   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
Looks like Brakeman's trip back in March was a bit wetter than ours. The deep shaft looks alot nicer full of water at the bottom. It's more or less dry now and you can see all the junk in the bottom.
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2010 22:09:39   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
Wasn't Youds the name of the chap who re-discovered it whilst digging his garden or something? So a relatively modern name for it.
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2010 22:07:44   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
It was a good trip in there on Sunday, if anyone wants to move the photos I've added please feel free - however I just added them to the existing Youds level page, honest.

Many Thanks to Ri
Topic: trip to Ecton?
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/05/2010 21:28:03   Subject: trip to Ecton?
Deep water filled shafts? Are you taking up SRT/diving? :)

I've missed a few trips into Ecton, I think I'm right in saying the most interesting bits require permission from the owners?
Topic: Morwellham Quay saved from closure
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/04/2010 10:42:15   Subject: Morwellham Quay saved from closure
Very pleased to hear it. It was great having the run of the place for the 2007 NAMHO. Even if some of my gear is still orange....
Topic: Ancient Underground Limestone Mines/Quarries
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/03/2010 21:50:15   Subject: Ancient Underground Limestone Mines/Quarries
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="dvd.merkel@gmail.com"]This was quite helpful. Thank you. The website I saw several years ago was quite careful, as your website, to point out that what is often referred
Topic: Shaft Capping - the process
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2010 18:32:50   Subject: Shaft Capping - the process
[url]http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/Images/Treatment%20of%20Disused%20Lead%20Mine%20Shafts%201_tcm9-22041.pdf[/url]

Is that any help (you're perhaps already aware of it)
Topic: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/02/2010 13:17:13   Subject: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
Could be good for recording video underground?

Probably better than the suitcase full of lead acid batteries and halogen lights I came up with anyway (but not as much fun to make someone e
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/02/2010 20:06:01   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
[quote="AR"]I don't think many of the mines round here are particularly wheelchair-friendly! Incidentally, the bulletin article I mentioned has surveys of both Slaley Sough and Dunsley Springs in it,
Topic: Secret Caves......
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2010 23:15:25   Subject: Secret Caves......
[quote="Vanoord"][quote="ttxela"]There is an underground mine in Cambs though, any guesses?[/quote]

Er.... go on, tell us! ;D

Assuming we're not talking about Cambridge, Massac
Topic: Secret Caves......
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2010 20:31:33   Subject: Secret Caves......
[quote="derrickman"]if there's a tunnel under Cambridge Market Square, I don't know anything about it; and having worked at various times on the reconstruction of the old NatWest Bank site in Bene't S
Topic: Secret Caves......
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2010 17:22:03   Subject: Secret Caves......
A sort of secret tunnel that does exist is that from Under the Guildhall in Kings Lynn to the quayside, a couple of hundred yards. The first part is a cafe oft frequented by Summer and I. Through a cu
Topic: Secret Caves......
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2010 16:55:38   Subject: Secret Caves......
Looks remarkably similar to some of the stuff written about Inca tunnels acroos South America supposedly filled with tablets of gold engraved with pictures of space ships etc. etc.

Here in
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2010 21:00:01   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
[quote="historytrog"]When surveying Slaley Sough it was noted that in a fissure about 3 inches wide in the right wall near the final forefield there could be heard the sound of distant running water –
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2010 20:56:42   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
[quote="owd git"]wish her well from owd git and suggest a beer @ the temple might help her father cope with the stress :thumbsup: p.m-ed my No. on other site :thumbup: O. G. [/quote]

Cheer
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/02/2010 21:37:26   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
I'll do that as we'll undoubtedly call at the museum at some point.

Fortunately young Summer has only broken her wrist so is walking wounded at the moment.
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/02/2010 17:53:54   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
I'm assuming the Dunsley spring pump no longer runs though? Jon reported hearing a pump running in 2008.

We'll be up at Magpie this weekend but probably not going underground due to broken
Topic: New gear shop at Buckfastleigh, Devon
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/02/2010 20:14:00   Subject: New gear shop at Buckfastleigh, Devon
Good stuff, best of luck with this venture :thumbup:
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/02/2010 10:23:55   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
[quote="AR"]

Ttexla - I've not been down the lower bit in Slaley sough but I know people who have and I'm told it doesn't go very far, plus it's also full of gooey clay....[/quote]

Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/02/2010 20:36:32   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
Has anyone been down the tight sloping passage about halfway in?
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