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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2009 21:51:46   Subject: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Tony - take it from me, the joke has worn rather thin now. A sensible constructive discussion would be a good idea now, or maybe just congratulations to the winners?
Topic: Asbeostos Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2009 19:28:33   Subject: Asbeostos Mine
I'd always taken this to be a natural feature, extended slightly to check out the asbestos deposit as no more than a trial.
Topic: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2009 16:16:35   Subject: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Enough indeed. I am pleased Tony took my little dig seriously since it was posted in jest - so now things are even, as several of us thought he was being serious a week or so back. As for being a judg
Topic: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2009 10:39:17   Subject: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
I think you are absolutely right.

Photos can portay lots of things, not just dramatic scenes.
Topic: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2009 10:25:30   Subject: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Excuse me Tony. What qualification do you actually have to be a judge? You can't even read the names on the entries. I entered NOTHING for the Hidden Earth competition whatsoever in any category. But
Topic: Trip Report - Mandale mine 24/09/09
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/09/2009 12:57:29   Subject: Trip Report - Mandale mine 24/09/09
Has the low water level anything to do with the river works upstream? Are they not trying to keep water in the river and out of the sough?
Topic: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/09/2009 10:55:59   Subject: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
Sometimes, and I am in no way implying this is the case here, negotiations can be left with each party expecting the other to be making the next move. This seems to have happened with a site I have be
Topic: Kirby thore gypsum mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/09/2009 08:30:45   Subject: Kirby thore gypsum mine
WCMS tried to arrange a visit to Brightling Mine for NAMHO 2005 but were advised that such visits were only arranged nowadays (2005) for British Gypsum clients. Whether this also applied to other site
Topic: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2009 15:20:17   Subject: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
[quote="rhychydwr1"][quote="Peter Burgess"]
You have forgotten the thirds rule ;D [/quote]

OK, I'll concede 3 and 1/3 out of 10 if it makes you feel better... :)
Topic: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2009 10:03:23   Subject: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
[quote="rhychydwr1"][quote="royfellows"]Tony my old friend
I am following this with some puzzlement.
I think you may well need a holiday/drink/change of pills/BJ

Hope that you are
Topic: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/09/2009 12:04:08   Subject: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Looks like an image from an endoscope pushed inside someone after a particularly bad curry night.
Topic: Competition entry martymarty
Peter Burgess

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 22/09/2009 19:34:03   Subject: Competition entry martymarty
Just ignore the blethering idiot! :lol:
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2009 19:21:22   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
Here it is. The rail is sitting on a later 20th century tramway.

[link]Godstone-Firestone-Quarry-Sandstone-Quarry-User-Album-Image-41867[linkphoto]Godstone-Firestone-Quarry-Sandstone-Quarry
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2009 19:11:48   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
If you think about it, the blank ended plate that is, what could it do that a normal plate couldn't? Why cast such a plate? The only way it could be a mistake is if when preparing the mould, the bit o
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2009 16:10:01   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
I'd be interested to hear about plateway gauges when found underground. The Surrey quarries had their gauge dicated by the size of the quarry carts used - it is assumed the carts came before the plate
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2009 12:30:43   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
Size of rail used at Colley Hill Mine, as promised a few days ago.

[link]Colley-Hill-Hearthstone-Mine-Sandstone-Mine-User-Album-Image-41544[linkphoto]Colley-Hill-Hearthstone-Mine-Sandstone-
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2009 10:43:30   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
Has anyone ever come across a plate rail, complete in all respects, but without a fixing notch at one end? I know of one such rail and being in excellent condition, it seems clear that this was a deli
Topic: Competition Entry - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 22/09/2009 10:00:20   Subject: Competition Entry - Peter Burgess
Thanks Simon re Jug Holes. To be honest, that photo could have been taken in any number of muddy holes!
Topic: Competition entry martymarty
Peter Burgess

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 21/09/2009 19:53:34   Subject: Competition entry martymarty
Indeed - they are called "scaling ladders". ;D
Topic: Competition Entry - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 21/09/2009 18:59:54   Subject: Competition Entry - Peter Burgess
On the theme of "Start 'em young", or "young explorers are our future", here are my offerings.

[link]Mouldridge-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-39259[linkphoto]Mouldridge-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Im
Topic: Competition Entry ttxela
Peter Burgess

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 21/09/2009 18:03:39   Subject: Competition Entry ttxela
... and Tony finds a big pile of do-dos to step in..... ::)
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/09/2009 11:11:11   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
Sounds like an interesting talk. See the photo below. This is a straight-flanged rail with no significant under-flange. The bulb of the foot is significantly larger than on the CMGIR rails. The slot i
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/09/2009 10:28:49   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I don't believe any SIR rails have ever come to light, or they are at least extremely rare. I think Baxter will have taken his sketch from earlier publications such as Charles L
Topic: Welsh language query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2009 21:56:48   Subject: Welsh language query
I think I'll ask my "man on the spot" - it will be interesting to see how a "local" would say it. Watch this space!
Topic: Welsh language query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2009 16:56:24   Subject: Welsh language query
Thanks, Gwyn. I suppose it is down to whether I use the word Nant or the word Stream.

Crossing "the Byfre stream", or Crossing "Nant Byfre". I prefer the latter as it is more "loyal" to the
Topic: Welsh language query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2009 15:27:50   Subject: Welsh language query
As there are one or two here familar with welsh, may I ask a question on how to refer to features named in welsh, in an english text?

If I want to describe a railway bridge, for example, th
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/09/2009 23:28:24   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
I would hazard a guess that these would have been the ultimate in plate design before the technology hit the buffers, and that the rails used 1800-10 would have been the simpler curved flanged rails w
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/09/2009 20:00:04   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
:smartass:

Indeed there is.
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/09/2009 14:32:42   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
Where is that from? Are they really Outram rails, or is that someone's assumption?
Topic: 30 protesters stop work at mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 18/09/2009 09:45:40   Subject: 30 protesters stop work at mine
Would they allow the coal to be delivered by horse and cart, I wonder.
Topic: I am sure this is a really stupid question - where does my roof come from?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/09/2009 16:41:46   Subject: I am sure this is a really stupid question - where does my roof come from?
I think they say that even in today's age of movement and change, you can still find geographical concentrations of surnames that have been around for centuries. So, if that is so, I wonder whether th
Topic: AditNow is 4 today!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/09/2009 16:31:51   Subject: AditNow is 4 today!
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Looks more like you got a distant shot of the Holyhead ferry to me! ;D [/quote]

Wouldn't that make it a "fairy" cake, then? Sorry.
Topic: National Park.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/09/2009 22:45:30   Subject: National Park.
"It is a lengthy process which can take many years," he added.

Too right it can. I have yet to see any evidence on the ground of the South Downs National Park. It was announced by Mr Presc
Topic: A new pic gallery for Artifacts ?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/09/2009 13:59:29   Subject: A new pic gallery for Artifacts ?
It would be a good idea, but even better if it also had two specific purposes:

1) to invite members to help identify and add to an item's provenance

2) to publish already establi
Topic: AditNow is 4 today!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/09/2009 14:32:39   Subject: AditNow is 4 today!
A couple of weekends ago I heard a chap working on the Cambrian Cave Registry talking about the idea of adding Welsh mines to the CCR list, but, apart from it being a mammoth task, hasn't the bulk of
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2009 18:23:41   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
I don't believe any SIR rails have ever come to light, or they are at least extremely rare. I think Baxter will have taken his sketch from earlier publications such as Charles Lee. There are also cont
Topic: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2009 15:51:07   Subject: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Is that why he has that silly grin?
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2009 15:22:59   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
I know the two main kinds of plate rail found in the Godstone quarries pretty well. Definitely one, and quite likely both, were sourced second hand from surface plateways. One type is that used on the
Topic: Open Days & Heritage Weekends
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2009 14:04:20   Subject: Open Days & Heritage Weekends
Reigate Caves were totally mad last Saturday. I think we flushed the entire population of the borough through the systems in the course of the day. It was all good fun.
Topic: Rhosydd Incline Fl 6-7 and other observations
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/09/2009 22:27:10   Subject: Rhosydd Incline Fl 6-7 and other observations
[quote="ICLOK"]No... but you could have at least provided a scale... :lol: :flowers: [/quote]

.... or a sheep. At least you can tell what colour it is.
:)

I like the pic
Topic: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2009 19:49:13   Subject: Competition entry Sparty lea
[quote="rhychydwr1"]I am judging the mining photos at this year's Hidden Earth, so perhaps a few comments might be useful. Black and White photos go straight to the bin, along with any photos without
Topic: King Coal - BFI this September
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 07/09/2009 22:23:21   Subject: King Coal - BFI this September
[url]http://www.bfi.org.uk/coal.html[/url]
Topic: Open Days & Heritage Weekends
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/09/2009 21:51:39   Subject: Open Days & Heritage Weekends
WCMS will be opening Reigate Caves on 12th September, as part of the Heritage Open Day scheme.
Topic: eimco....
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/09/2009 15:20:15   Subject: eimco....
The driver could wear a clown suit.
Topic: eimco....
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/09/2009 14:06:01   Subject: eimco....
I suggest shovelling up coloured plastic playballs (such as are used in playpens) with it rather than nasty heavy rocks to make it safe and entertaining for the little children. ;D
Topic: Trip report - Derbyshire, 11-15 August 2009
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/09/2009 12:08:26   Subject: Trip report - Derbyshire, 11-15 August 2009
I asked the boys yesterday what they enjoyed most about the school holidays this year - immediate reply was "Magpie Mine" - so a resounding 10/10 for the trip, and confirmation, if I needed it, that P
Topic: Trip report - Derbyshire, 11-15 August 2009
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/08/2009 13:23:30   Subject: Trip report - Derbyshire, 11-15 August 2009
We left the top entrance of the lower series well alone.
Topic: Trip report - Derbyshire, 11-15 August 2009
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/08/2009 09:15:00   Subject: Trip report - Derbyshire, 11-15 August 2009
Regardless of whether there are better things for carrying cameras and flashguns, the fact that I still use an ammo-box I bought 30 years ago speaks volumes for their indestructible nature. At least I
Topic: Where to put the next rubbish dump?
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/08/2009 13:39:29   Subject: Where to put the next rubbish dump?
Are there not one or two clay pits that might be used?
Topic: Trip report - Derbyshire, 11-15 August 2009
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/08/2009 11:17:31   Subject: Trip report - Derbyshire, 11-15 August 2009
With a little less than a week free in which to take my two boys away, there was a choice of Mendip, South Wales or Derbyshire. The popular vote was to return to Magpie Mine and have a short break exp
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