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Posts by Dean Allison

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Topic: Tin miners emigration to Northumberland
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2009 21:13:18   Subject: Tin miners emigration to Northumberland
Thats the one Rodel, New Brancepeth. Thanks. I didnt know about the Witherite though. Cheers for this info.
Topic: Any words of wisdom?
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/12/2009 22:32:28   Subject: Any words of wisdom?
[quote="rodel"]There was a proposal a couple of years ago to use Saltersgate Quarry for moto-cross and trials bikes but then there was a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth from the tree-hugger briga
Topic: What kit selection to buy for a beginner?
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/12/2009 20:43:52   Subject: What kit selection to buy for a beginner?
If there is one bit of gear I couldnt possibly do without (apart from hat and lamp) it has to be wetsocks! I took Mike's advice last year and spent 15 quid on a pair of wetsocks and can honestly say i
Topic: Tin miners emigration to Northumberland
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2009 20:41:07   Subject: Tin miners emigration to Northumberland
I only live about 3 miles from Cramlington and cannot believe I didnt know about this, I think I will have to do some more investigating ;D

The bit about them having to be taught how to mi
Topic: Tin miners emigration to Northumberland
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2009 20:12:05   Subject: Tin miners emigration to Northumberland
Just found this interesting article about a strike in 1865 at a pit in Cramlington, Northumberland which caused the management to bring in miners from Cornwall. It doesnt say which pit it was, and th
Topic: Are there any glaring omissions from the database
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2009 19:35:56   Subject: Are there any glaring omissions from the database
Simon, is there any way to add information to a particular mine already in the database, even if the entry was created by someone else? A few times recently I have looked at entries for coal mines in
Topic: Competition Entry Roy Fellows
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 02/12/2009 22:24:04   Subject: Competition Entry Roy Fellows
I prefer #1 Roy. Though I think for me it shows up the mine better than #3, even if it is considered to be more arty. I like deep shadows in photos, like the first one as I think it gives more depth
Topic: Fossil's in mines
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2009 00:18:23   Subject: Fossil's in mines
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Dean,
Ask your Father ,if these Tree`s when they fell out of the roof,were round like a Basin above,with a very thin layer of coal around them?
We called them Pan`s or Basin
Topic: Fossil's in mines
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2009 00:16:39   Subject: Fossil's in mines
[quote="minerat"]there is a nice fossilised tree stump in the wall at Stanhop churchyard. dont remember where it came from....a coal pit.[/quote]

Is this the tree you mean on the link below
Topic: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 30/11/2009 20:45:43   Subject: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
No bother man. And what a belter picture too. The light on that is class :)
Topic: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 30/11/2009 20:03:44   Subject: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
Doug, upload the required photo to the correct album. Then go to that photo and somewhere underneath you will see this text :

[i]Display in a Forum Message

To display this in a f
Topic: Fossil's in mines
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2009 18:04:49   Subject: Fossil's in mines
I think corals are the only things I have seen around Weardale. What would be the best kind of rock in which to find fossils? Dont really know mush about geology really but I have always been surprise
Topic: Competition Entry Roy Fellows
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 30/11/2009 17:29:31   Subject: Competition Entry Roy Fellows
Roy these are ace. Not only a class location and great scale, but I love your way of lighting using several light sources. Its also great as it looks as if it is a huge chamber that would be difficult
Topic: Competetion Entry - Dean Allison
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 27/11/2009 20:47:39   Subject: Competetion Entry - Dean Allison
Thank you Roy. And Kipling was a God I reckon ;)
Topic: Competetion Entry - Dean Allison
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 27/11/2009 20:27:29   Subject: Competetion Entry - Dean Allison
[quote="royfellows"]I tell you all what, the standard of photographs being entered for competitions on this website is so high I am almost tempted not to bother trying.
However, I have that old f
Topic: Trapped Potholer Dies
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2009 19:23:01   Subject: Trapped Potholer Dies
10 inches. Thats pretty tight. I dont know how high the smallest squeeze I have been through is, but its a lot mre than 10 inches for sure. He must have been a small bloke.
Topic: Competetion Entry - Dean Allison
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 27/11/2009 19:18:36   Subject: Competetion Entry - Dean Allison
Well, seeing as everyone else is I may as well too :)

Here is Chris (top left) in the large flats hust off the Wellgill Cross Vein at Brownley Hill:

[link]Brownley-Hill-Mine-Lea
Topic: 2010 Mine Exploration Calendar - Last Few!
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2009 19:12:09   Subject: 2010 Calendar - Now Available!
Got my two today. Excellent quality, all the photos are brilliant :thumbsup:
Topic: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2009 22:34:04   Subject: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
Cornish Pixie, thats fantastic info. Cornwall sounds amazing. Geevor & Levant especially. Thanks ever so much for all the great information folks.
Topic: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2009 21:51:07   Subject: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
Cheers all for this info and many thanks ICLOK for the maps :)
Topic: Coalfields of the Appalachian Mountains
Dean Allison

Forum: North America   Posted: 24/11/2009 20:14:03   Subject: Coalfields of the Appalachian Mountains
I missed that one too so I wouldnt have known about the site if you hadn't mentioned it :)
Topic: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2009 19:39:55   Subject: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
[quote="derrickman"]depending on your time, don't miss Geevor. It's the only Cornish mine preserved in much the same condition as when it ceased operation in the early 90s; the mill is the only comple
Topic: Coalfields of the Appalachian Mountains
Dean Allison

Forum: North America   Posted: 24/11/2009 19:18:48   Subject: Coalfields of the Appalachian Mountains
Excellent, thanks Carnkie. I have a particular interest in American mining and this is a great site, cheers for the link :thumbup:
Topic: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2009 18:14:01   Subject: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
[quote="unregistered user"]King Edward museum is probably far more your scene. That itself is hugely interesting and run by very interesting people. I'd see both if you are down. :)[/quote]

Topic: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2009 17:50:12   Subject: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
[quote="unregistered user"]
"If there are only rocks". Jeez, we have a pleb in our midst! The whole freaking point was they aren't just rocks.

Facepalm.... :guns: [/quote]

Topic: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2009 23:14:39   Subject: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
What else is there at the Truro museum? Is there mining stuff to see or is it just lumps of crystals? I may be down Cornwall next year but if its just bits of rock in cases I wont bother making the de
Topic: Clipstone Colliery... The Unseen Bits
Dean Allison

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/11/2009 22:36:20   Subject: Clipstone Colliery... The Unseen Bits
Does having a structure listed actually mean anything though? I am thinking of the old engine house at Scremerston Colliery up here in Northumberland. Its a most beautiful building and is listed and
Topic: Competition Entry - Mr Mike
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 23/11/2009 20:56:57   Subject: Competition Entry - Mr Mike
Mike, you always do some great photography but that second image never fails to blow my mind. Truly awesome :thumbsup:
Topic: eimco model
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2009 19:44:02   Subject: eimco model
Thats class. Is it a 12B? Would love one of those on my desk at work!
Topic: Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Dean Allison

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 22/11/2009 21:41:34   Subject: Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Seems as if this is happening every other week. They seem to have a terrible safety record the Chinese. Really saddens me deeply to hear stories like this about miners killed or trapped.Why does this
Topic: Clipstone Colliery... The Unseen Bits
Dean Allison

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/11/2009 21:18:22   Subject: Clipstone Colliery... The Unseen Bits
Thnaks for posting these mate. Great to see the winderhouse. I remeber me dad taking me to Bates Colliery winderhouse when it was working, when he worked there and it was awesome to see it running. Th
Topic: Butterley Works. A not so grand day out... for somebody!!!
Dean Allison

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/11/2009 23:50:42   Subject: Butterley Works. A not so grand day out... for somebody!!!
Excellent! I know what it is like getting chewed to pieces by police dogs. Not nice!

J4M35 good to see you here man. :)
Topic: Coal Mining Subsidence
Dean Allison

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/11/2009 14:06:39   Subject: Coal Mining Subsidence
Nice pictures there. It happens all the time up here, but as Jagman says it never makes the news. Except for last year when a major working opened up and part of the Newcastle Metro train lines subsi
Topic: Wellies!
Dean Allison

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/11/2009 19:53:09   Subject: Wellies!
I would recommend ditching the wellies and getting some boots. I use an old pair of NCB pit boots and they are fine with 5mm wetsocks. Wellies just fill up with water and that is unnecessary extra we
Topic: NPHT
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/11/2009 23:08:38   Subject: NPHT
I dont go to the ballroom anymore, its too depressing Dave, though I did sign the book on my last visit, as well as taking out two carrier bags full of tuna cans, crisp packets and empty drinks bottle
Topic: Divining-rods
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/11/2009 23:05:48   Subject: Divining-rods
Graigfawr thats a great story! You gotta try it. I have used a pair of modified wire coat hangers, starightened out with a bend at the end to make a "handle" Holding them parallel and passig a bowl of
Topic: Divining-rods
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/11/2009 21:55:23   Subject: Divining-rods
Well they certainly work with water anyway. I have tried it using a couple of bent rods made from that wire that farmers use on the tops of fences. The first time I saw it done was when my mate was w
Topic: Camera insurance
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2009 21:58:58   Subject: Camera insurance
Hi Carnkie, I use a D80 underground all the time and they are pretty tough. I dont have waterproof cases, I use a tesco carrier bag and an old tea towel and the camera has been drenched, bashed again
Topic: Pitmen Painters
Dean Allison

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/10/2009 20:10:44   Subject: Pitmen Painters
I think some of their work is displayed at the Woodhorn colliery museum just north of Ashington. The stage play has gotten great reviews which I am very pleased about as I was born in Ashington myself
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2009 20:06:22   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Roy is this something you will be thinking of doing commercially? It sounds great as I am after some serious lighting for photography purposes but am not up on electronics much these days.
Topic: NPHT
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/10/2009 20:16:09   Subject: NPHT
[quote="christwigg"][quote="PaulatNent"]

[b]How many people go underground in the Mines on the Trust site at Nenthead every year?[/b] [/quote]

Checking my trips, i've been a doze
Topic: Graffiti removal / digital manipulation of images?
Dean Allison

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 25/10/2009 00:02:38   Subject: Graffiti removal?
If it wasnt made by miners I think it is a great idea to get rid of it.
Topic: CATHEDRAL User Album (album)
Dean Allison

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/10/2009 23:06:50   Subject: CATHEDRAL User Album (album)
No, you're right. Its about 300 miles out :) I think that should be in Black Hole (Cathedral Cavern) user album. Or is it Hodge Close?
Topic: Archaeology project on Alston moor
Dean Allison

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/10/2009 20:53:18   Subject: Archaeology project on Alston moor
Will this have any effect on us going underground around the Alston Moor area does anyone know?
Topic: Bad air detection
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2009 20:55:32   Subject: Bad air detection
Derrickman, cheers for the info that is interesting. I think its a good point he brought up though about bad air. I remember seeing some pics somewhere, not too long ago of some guy exploring an old c
Topic: Bad air detection
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2009 20:25:39   Subject: Bad air detection
[quote="jagman"][quote="tomh"]What do you use to detect bad air? and where do you get it from?[/quote]


A cigarette. [/quote]

Damn Jagman I just quit today, I am doomed then
Topic: homebiuld LED photo lights
Dean Allison

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 18/10/2009 20:00:39   Subject: homebiuld LED photo lights
Good luck with that. I have seen those emitters in action and they are pretty good. I am actually going back to using flash myself though. Love to see how your project turns out :)
Topic: Rope lengths
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 18/10/2009 13:28:37   Subject: Rope lengths
I was wondering the same thing last year and found the following thread interesting:


[url]http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php/topic,5975.0.html[/url]
Topic: Encouraging more use of the site?
Dean Allison

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/10/2009 22:06:49   Subject: Encouraging more use of the site?
[quote="RJV"][quote="Dean Allison"]Well if the rest of ye are at it, mebbe I should have a signature written ion broad Geordie. That'll be sure to confuse the lot of ye ;) [/quote]

That's a
Topic: Encouraging more use of the site?
Dean Allison

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/10/2009 21:46:54   Subject: Encouraging more use of the site?
Well if the rest of ye are at it, mebbe I should have a signature written ion broad Geordie. That'll be sure to confuse the lot of ye ;)
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