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Topic: Lancashire Miners Checks
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/06/2008 20:55:21   Subject: Lancashire Miners Checks
hi westlife its a shame you find it funny that im no expert in this subject i just posted to show a comparison,im also not a metalurgist so tin is the best decription i could find,also if you take a s
Topic: Lancashire Miners Checks
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/06/2008 22:50:08   Subject: Lancashire Miners Checks
heres a check i got given by a neighbor that worked bradford in the ncb days its some kind of tin, and if im corect dose pc stand for pay check.
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Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/06/2008 22:35:57   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
considering how many branches lead off the main tunnels directly to most of the collieries in the area were the branches sealed when the collieries shut, i know some are sealed,was mossley common t
Topic: Smallcleugh User Album (album)
Boggy

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/05/2008 18:45:25   Subject: Smallcleugh User Album (album)
plus keep an eye out for chalk marks on the walls near junctions there are way out arrows all over the place.
Topic: Linnyshaw Coal Mine
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/05/2008 19:02:44   Subject: Linnyshaw Coal Mine
they look like something mass produced using modern tecniques to me,a bit too fancy,i have a bradford pit check from a relative and it just says "BRADFORD 1105 " and made of tin ncb era ,im sure even
Topic: Nenthead New Smelt Mill
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/05/2008 19:36:47   Subject: Nenthead-New-Smelt-Mill-User-Album-Image-001 (photo)
when i was there the other week there were glass panels missing off the roof and loose brickwork at the back...maybe the bus company wants it to fall down...then they will get thier new one,shame real
Topic: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
Boggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/04/2008 20:03:10   Subject: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
heres a link to a surviving newcomen engine that henry ford took from oldham and preserved in his museum (possibly the oldest surviving one).
[url]http://technology.niagarac.on.ca/staff/mcsele/ne
Topic: My first mine
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2008 22:52:05   Subject: My first mine
[quote="skippy"]Simon

I still have vivid memories of the big party we had down Wood mine at Alderley Edge - the older of the DCC guys will remember - we had a burger bar in the cavern, band
Topic: OS Mapping Old & New
Boggy

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 28/04/2008 13:40:29   Subject: OS Mapping Old & New
aye gone are the glory days when you could get maps like this from old-maps without paying a fortune...
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Topic: Gleison Drift Colliery,
Boggy

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2008 20:59:12   Subject: Gleison Drift Colliery,
brilliant pics,the roofs in very good condition too,how bad was the air down there.
Topic: is this too good to be true
Boggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/04/2008 23:36:54   Subject: is this too good to be true
tourch on ebay...surely the output cant be that good can it...and does anyone recognise the battery type ive never heard of those batteries.
[url]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&r
Topic: what lighting do people use
Boggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/04/2008 20:20:57   Subject: what lighting do people use
i use a miranda video light for the forground and a b&q led light on a tripod(20 quid) and a 3 mill candlepower thing for big areas and camera set on long exposure,give results like this... but im st
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
Boggy

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/04/2008 22:56:44   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
i noticed that too,i went in via the hard crosscut and the walls floor and everywhere were full of crystals in the horse level and north end flats,i couldnt help but walk on them.
Topic: Mining
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2008 18:17:37   Subject: Mining
plus if any of our info is inacurate will the legal people be heading our way,of course this site can give you pointers but there are organisations out there with this information already set upfor t
Topic: Deerplay Coal Mine - and Whitworth Quarries
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/04/2008 16:51:30   Subject: Deerplay Coal Mine - and Whitworth Quarries
the riverbed in the river that flows past gorply valley has been orange for as long as i can remember even though the river is clear,it seems to be coming from the area near the observatory higher up
Topic: Horse Crag (Tilberthwaite Deep) Level
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/04/2008 16:44:35   Subject: Horse Crag (Tilberthwaite Deep) Level
i squeezed through into the cavity formed by the fall it was an awfull slippy crawl but the cavity is quite big,i think it would take quite a lot of enthusiastic. digging plus the passage is likley to
Topic: colliery pit check help needed
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2008 11:04:18   Subject: colliery pit check help needed
i have just bought a platt brothers pit check as my grandfather (sadly no longer with us) worked for them at moston colliery manchester,the person i bought it off is wondering why there is a letter st
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
Boggy

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/04/2008 21:29:31   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
strangely,it never occured to me to photo it,but its not a complete blockage but ill be up again in a couple of weeks so ill see if its the same and photo it,but even stranger is last month i photoed
Topic: Deerplay Coal Mine - and Whitworth Quarries
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2008 21:14:11   Subject: Deerplay Coal Mine - and Whitworth Quarries
i think ill have to have a look for bankwell ,it sounds interesting.the coal mined in gorpley clough was the holcombe brook seam,looks to be around 2ft thick in the adit.
Topic: blue rock using led lights
Boggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/04/2008 22:02:15   Subject: blue rock using led lights
is it just nenthead or is blue patches just a side effect of led lighting when taking pictures on certain rocks.

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Topic: Deerplay Coal Mine - and Whitworth Quarries
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/04/2008 21:19:54   Subject: Deerplay Coal Mine - and Whitworth Quarries
there were also some coal addits in gorpley clough just over the hill from bacup...ive posted some pics of them on this site,there were also some collieries on lowe hill above gorpley reservoir hogsha
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
Boggy

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/04/2008 20:52:51   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
bagged a day off work to do another visit to middlecleuth second sun vein to find the arching has collapsed before browns sump about 50 ft past the bend with the crawl,there was a very small gap at ro
Topic: Hodbarrow
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/04/2008 00:05:58   Subject: Hodbarrow
is that a collapsed wall in 2 of those pics,did the whole roof of the mine cave in or is it just very bad subsidence.
Topic: copyrights laws?
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2008 00:01:17   Subject: copyrights laws?
there could be another way round it,some sites disable right cliking on photos/scans so technicaly you cant copy them,wouldnt that satisfy copyright laws,i know you can take a screenshot and cut pics
Topic: Hole appears at former mine site
Boggy

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/03/2008 22:00:05   Subject: Hole appears at former mine site
its quite interesting to note that theres a shaft less than 30 feet from my house in the street, heres the 1848 map and google aerial photo showing how close it is.
the coal athaurity did a surva
Topic: Gadgets to be seen with
Boggy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/03/2008 21:13:03   Subject: Gadgets to be seen with
one of my more noisy gadgets,in fact i dread it going off as its truly ear rattlingly loud.......

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Topic: Links to other sites & link exchanging
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2008 17:37:26   Subject: Links to other sites & link exchanging
heres a cracker for yorkshire coal mine related with lots of photos of collieries sadly no longer with us.
[url]http://www.freewebs.com/yorkshiremain/index.htm[/url]
Topic: Employment of Children
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2008 22:42:45   Subject: Employment of Children
yes im afraid in the manchester coalfield children as old as 10 were controling the shaft cages and children of both sexes were going down the pit as young as 7/8,theres extensive archives of the horr
Topic: BBC i player - coal mine
Boggy

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 14/03/2008 22:55:21   Subject: BBC i player - coal mine
how many times have we wandered about in a mine and wondered how the old men carved those dark passages out of the earth,it takes a special breed to do it and for 13 years tower proved maggy and the r
Topic: UG camara reviews
Boggy

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 12/03/2008 20:50:30   Subject: UG camara reviews
fujifilm finepix 8000fd....

Number of effective pixels

8.3 million pixels

CCD sensor

1/ 2.35-inch CCD

Storage media

Intern
Topic: my first attempt with decent camera
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/03/2008 20:40:30   Subject: my first attempt with decent camera
aye and an enormous user manual lol ,sp1/sp2 are for preset scenes of your choice like a stored setting.
i like the 18 times optical zoom too,and the macro /super macro takes from 1cm away.
Topic: my first attempt with decent camera
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2008 22:07:46   Subject: my first attempt with decent camera
lol you must have been behind us, a couple more here....

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Topic: my first attempt with decent camera
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2008 21:34:41   Subject: my first attempt with decent camera
we passed 2 people on our way out at gullyback was that you,to be honest i never tried the "M" setting just "A" and "S" ill look into "M",i did finaly realise after a few shots that to remove the circ
Topic: my first attempt with decent camera
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2008 21:08:11   Subject: my first attempt with decent camera
no it just goes straight off the right side of the page, the candles were already in the ballroom we blew them out when we left,and signed the visitors book heehee.
Topic: my first attempt with decent camera
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2008 21:06:09   Subject: my first attempt with decent camera
taken today ive been in smallcleuth all day,the camera is set on the custom "A" for apature setting iso 800 f2.8 /4" or less wotever that means depending on the light exposing anything up to 14 secs m
Topic: my first attempt with decent camera
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2008 20:53:50   Subject: my first attempt with decent camera
ok heres my first attempt with my new fujifilm s8000 comments and advice will be much appreciated as im new to taking decent photos underground
[img]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/showimage?f=/communit
Topic: c/w (photo)
Boggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/03/2008 20:20:57   Subject: c/w (photo)
thats a sad end for a great boiler,i spent 10 years firing one of these in the elk mill in royton,its a vecos multifuel boiler could run coal/gas or oil...sorry bit of misty eyed remanising going on h
Topic: Light greed...
Boggy

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 07/03/2008 20:13:45   Subject: Light greed...
i took my camcorder down coniston,( old sony trv120e) and with a video light on top it coped very well..8 batteries every 20 mins for the hot shoe light,you will just have to practice not wiggling you
Topic: smallcleugh question
Boggy

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/03/2008 20:35:31   Subject: smallcleugh question
just out of curiosity...for years ive been taking the hard crosscut then hendersons knee killer to get into smallcleugh because i thought the quick way was blocked..but someone told me recently the gr
Topic: Swap Shop !
Boggy

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/03/2008 00:05:24   Subject: Swap Shop !
last time i was there they had quite a lot of british mining books at the killhope shop dunno if that one was there unless its no longer in print,but on a lighter note im over the moon ive just aquir
Topic: Engineering
Boggy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/03/2008 23:48:17   Subject: Engineering
is this sough longer than the dukes tunnels at worsley,they are over 40 miles in total including the branches to the collieries.
Topic: Waterproof overall
Boggy

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 27/02/2008 20:36:52   Subject: Waterproof overall
could you name a few mines for me im going to zermatt for 2 weeks in july..the odd mine will make a change from skiing,preferably near to public transport.
Topic: Standard of photos
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2008 20:34:41   Subject: Standard of photos
the standard of pics in here is a credit to the photographers even more so considering what you have to go through to take them..mud/water small holes and ropework,it spured me to buy a decent digi c
Topic: Links to other sites & link exchanging
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2008 20:25:43   Subject: Links to other sites & link exchanging
erm,how about this one http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/index.html

for those with an interest in...you guessed it welsh coal mines.
[url]http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/index.html[/url
Topic: Good book?
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/02/2008 21:57:15   Subject: Good book?
im on my second copy the first one fell to bits. i might add i didnt get it from the library. ;D
Topic: Bernie's Cafe and caving gear shop Ingleton
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/02/2008 21:45:03   Subject: Bernie's Cafe and caving gear shop Ingleton
ive just bought some bulbs for my oldham lamp online at bernies and the stated 7 quid postage ended up as £1.20 and as id typed my card no in wrong they rang me up to sort it out...very helpfull they
Topic: New Forum
Boggy

Forum: North America   Posted: 25/02/2008 21:40:58   Subject: New Forum
its been going for a while,and is very informative,also check out this site.....
[url]http://www.undergroundminers.com/[/url]
it has some brilliant pictures of old coal mines,if only we had
Topic: Cartridge Nook Colliery - Inside BrownWardle Hill
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/02/2008 21:29:10   Subject: Cartridge Nook Colliery - Inside BrownWardle Hill
i went in there before it was grilled, but didnt take a camera in case of gas,basicaly it goes in more or less straight for around 60 ft passing a small fall and comes to a t junction when it hits the
Topic: funky lamp for those who is skint
Boggy

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 18/02/2008 23:13:23   Subject: funky lamp for those who is skint
its a single led behind a huge glass lens,it lit up my garden at night no problem.
Topic: Triangular Launder
Boggy

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 16/02/2008 20:34:03   Subject: Triangular Launder
erm...you know i suppose a mining club wouldnt sound right im sure last time i was there it said only recognised clubs with insurance could gain access on the sign just in the portal,i feel im digg
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