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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Flintshire lead mining
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/02/2009 18:41:00   Subject: Flintshire lead mining
Yes. A well-respected website, as this is, should be.
Topic: Chalk mine in Pinner.
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 02/02/2009 18:12:56   Subject: Chalk mine in Pinner.
I feel pretty sure you cannot just go and lift the cover and help yourself to a trip. You probably need to contact someone who can get the required permission.
Topic: brendon hill iron mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/02/2009 11:52:48   Subject: brendon hill iron mines
[quote="badger1711"] i am also looking for a copy of the mineral railway book. All i have found so far are very expensive?
[/quote]

Try this link. (Thanks, Tony)

[url]http:/
Topic: brendon hill iron mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/02/2009 11:47:07   Subject: brendon hill iron mines
That's really cheap for a book that's supposed to be as rare as hen's teeth! Ah, I get it, you are like that 'antiques expert' who came round yesterday, valued that old Michelangelo statue I have in t
Topic: More tales of modern Luddites.
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/01/2009 13:38:25   Subject: More tales of modern Luddites.
Are the people doing this Cornishmen?
Topic: brendon hill iron mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/01/2009 15:07:08   Subject: brendon hill iron mines
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I have Sellick's book, 2nd Ed, and it's not for sale! :tongue: [/quote]

Tony - how much is it worth, for insurance purposes, you understand! ;)
Topic: brendon hill iron mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/01/2009 20:48:17   Subject: brendon hill iron mines
I have Sellick's book, 2nd Ed, and it's not for sale! :tongue:
Topic: Where is this?
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/01/2009 11:37:12   Subject: Where is this?
Thanks for working it out. I am fascinated by these old archive clips and it is nice to add a bit to them, if only to know where they are.
Topic: New Zealand Coal - 1950s
Peter Burgess

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 27/01/2009 23:48:47   Subject: New Zealand Coal - 1950s
[url]http://www.travelfilmarchive.com/item.php?id=12071[/url]
Topic: Where is this?
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/01/2009 23:16:03   Subject: Where is this?
I messed it up but corrected it a minute or so after first posting. Apologies.
Topic: Dinorwic Quarry - colour footage
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/01/2009 23:08:37   Subject: Dinorwic Quarry - colour footage
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXNkIvZRakQ&[/url]

I love the last comment in this film!

Any clues as to when this was shot?
Topic: Where is this?
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/01/2009 23:01:00   Subject: Where is this?
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8R8sRIFl2I[/url]

A frustratingly short video clip! Maybe the loco gives a clue to this location?
Topic: Chislehurst Chalk Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/01/2009 21:04:20   Subject: Chislehurst Chalk Mine
[quote="Cave man pete"]Chislehurst caves has got sod all to do with Druids Romans and Saxons it is with out doubt a 17th century Chalk mine used for Lime burning Druids ,Romans Saxon . My Backside. [/
Topic: BFI archive film from 1954
Peter Burgess

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/01/2009 23:27:57   Subject: BFI archive film from 1954
I put this in Scotland, even though the subjects in this UK Coal Review film are in various parts of the country, as the one part of it actually shot underground is in Stirlingshire. Enjoy.

Topic: Chalk Pits railways - Archive Film
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 20/01/2009 22:56:38   Subject: Chalk Pits railways - Archive Film
I've just found these two amazing old industrial steam railway films:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd8-0KefS_g&feature=channel_page[/url]

and

[url]http://www.y
Topic: Hocking and Oxland's "tube"
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/01/2009 23:14:57   Subject: Hocking and Oxland's
Isn't this one?

[url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Kitty-Tin-Mine-User-Album/?uid=1561[/url]
Topic: Chislehurst Chalk Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 19/01/2009 15:27:43   Subject: Chislehurst Chalk Mine
I have added an extract to the mine description - about the wartime use of this mine.

[url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Chiselhurst-Chalk-Mine/[/url]
Topic: Ankylostomiasis (Hookworm)
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2009 14:56:04   Subject: Ankylostomiasis (Hookworm)
I think there are quite a few typos in it! And there is a great deal more in the original - and I can't recall whether my transcription is comprehensive on the matter of sanitation. What I am saying i
Topic: Ankylostomiasis (Hookworm)
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2009 13:44:29   Subject: Ankylostomiasis (Hookworm)
I happen to have a selective transcript here of ....

"Royal Commission on Metalliferous Mines and Quarries part 1"
published 1912 (evidence taken 1910)

Chairman - Sir Henry
Topic: Ankylostomiasis (Hookworm)
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2009 13:09:03   Subject: Ankylostomiasis (Hookworm)
I may have a copy of a report from a Royal Commission set up to investigate this problem in about 1910? I know it describes sanitation (or lack of it) in the Furness mines and may cover other areas to
Topic: Future AditNow: Articles project
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 18/01/2009 21:58:42   Subject: Future AditNow: Articles project
Although we all like to imagine our favourite websites will go on for ever, and I wish this one great longevity, if you write something for posterity it really ought to be published in a permanent for
Topic: 1911 Census for England and Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2009 18:41:07   Subject: 1911 Census for England and Wales
I should have added that I have nothing against genealogists at all. It just disappoints me that it is line of study that has become the target of money-makers out to exploit an innocent pastime. When
Topic: 1911 Census for England and Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2009 18:35:47   Subject: 1911 Census for England and Wales
Well, it is only a small local library with no local studies section so the staff are more or less there to just manage the lending of books. They suggested I contact the Surrey History Centre (newspe
Topic: 1911 Census for England and Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2009 14:54:54   Subject: 1911 Census for England and Wales
I am particularly keen to see how much quarrying activity was still going in 1911 at Godstone. By 1901 the industry seemed to be pretty much in terminal decline, and mushroom growers seemed to take ov
Topic: 1911 Census for England and Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2009 14:43:14   Subject: 1911 Census for England and Wales
[quote="sougher"]... Personally I agree with Grahami about how this information can be witheld, but then I don't agree with charges being made for viewing it. This information concerned our ancesto
Topic: 1911 Census for England and Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2009 11:12:08   Subject: 1911 Census for England and Wales
I think I'll pop round the local library at lunchtime and ask what they know. They have all the census records on fiche or film for all the local parishes up to 1901. I'm particularly keen to find out
Topic: 1911 Census for England and Wales
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2009 08:41:18   Subject: 1911 Census for England and Wales
[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7816516.stm[/url]

Does anyone know if, as in previous releases, this will be free to search in reference libraries? The 1901 census online was pay t
Topic: Eltham Chalk Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 10/01/2009 08:45:55   Subject: Eltham Chalk Mine
That's a link to a filled denehole. Although technically deneholes were mineworkings they are not often called 'mines'. I suspect Cave man pete is thinking of a mine in the way most of us do - such as
Topic: Channel tunnel
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2009 12:46:36   Subject: Channel tunnel
[quote="carnkie"]But wasn't there a connection? :)

[link]Personal-Album-272-Image-160[linkphoto]Personal-Album-272-Image-160[/linkphoto][/link][/quote]

The Shakespeare Cliff Col
Topic: Channel tunnel
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2009 12:46:15   Subject: Channel tunnel
[quote="carnkie"]But wasn't there a connection? :)

[link]Personal-Album-272-Image-160[linkphoto]Personal-Album-272-Image-160[/linkphoto][/link][/quote]

The Dover Colliery and th
Topic: Channel tunnel
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2009 11:26:05   Subject: Channel tunnel
As one of the admin for the South East I am perfectly happy for this entry to remain. It may have only tenuous mining links, but it is the sort of site that is of great interest to many mine explorers
Topic: Unusual places to start a Mine!
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/01/2009 19:18:51   Subject: Unusual places to start a Mine!
Restronguet Creek was remarkable for being driven through the tin bearing alluvial deposits under the creek rather than in the underlying bedrock.
Topic: Unusual places to start a Mine!
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/01/2009 19:01:34   Subject: Unusual places to start a Mine!
Restronguet Creek tin mine.
Topic: Where's this?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2009 14:06:56   Subject: Where's this?
Is it in the Honda Valley somewhere?
Topic: Talking of timber
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2009 09:40:23   Subject: Talking of timber
I have no idea, but I believe the baulks of timber for use at Devon Great Consols were of such a size that they had to be imported from Scandinavia or North America. Or is that a myth? If that was tru
Topic: Underground Waterwheels
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2009 14:37:32   Subject: Underground Waterwheels
Likewise Goldscope Mine, Lake District.

[img]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/cache/Goldscope-Mixed-Mine-User-Album/Goldscope-Mixed-Mine-User-Album-053.jpg[/img]
Topic: Underground Waterwheels
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2009 12:33:23   Subject: Underground Waterwheels
Brewery Shaft, Nenthead, in the Nentforce Level.
Topic: Flying Past - Cornwall
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/12/2008 21:35:23   Subject: Flying Past - Cornwall
[quote="toadstone"] I haven't given up on Wales but it always rains when I go there :(
[/quote]

Don't take it personally, it happens to lots of us! :lol:
Topic: How Do I Get To Be Involved With A Mine Exploration
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2008 22:12:26   Subject: How Do I Get To Be Involved With A Mine Exploration
[quote="AR"]For an easily accessible working still with rails and bits of kit inside to take someone new to exploration round, you can't go far wrong with Holme Bank chert mine in Bakewell - well, you
Topic: Of course, people were shorter then.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2008 21:24:49   Subject: Of course, people were shorter then.
[quote="sbt"][quote="Peter Burgess"]That's what I thought. I blame the guides on HMS Victory!
[/quote]

People may or may not have been smaller in the past but that's not the reason the
Topic: Of course, people were shorter then.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2008 21:27:28   Subject: Of course, people were shorter then.
That link now give an advert on the right for a business that claims to be

"The most experienced exhumation company in the UK "

:o
Topic: Of course, people were shorter then.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2008 21:24:39   Subject: Of course, people were shorter then.
What is wrong with you people?
[url]http://medievalnews.blogspot.com/2007/05/height-of-people-during-middle-ages.html[/url]

Works fine for me

:thumbsup:
Topic: Of course, people were shorter then.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2008 21:16:03   Subject: Of course, people were shorter then.
:offtopic:

Topic: Of course, people were shorter then.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2008 20:24:18   Subject: Of course, people were shorter then.
[quote="carnkie"]Help!!!![/quote]

If you click "quote" on my correction post you can see what it should look like.
Topic: Of course, people were shorter then.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2008 20:19:41   Subject: Of course, people were shorter then.
That's what I thought. I blame the guides on HMS Victory!

As an aside, I love the wording of one of the links that pops up in the right hand column of that page!

"Increase Height
Topic: Of course, people were shorter then.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2008 20:15:16   Subject: Of course, people were shorter then.
I'll just correct that so I can see what it links to!

[quote="carnkie"]Perhaps the idea thar people were vertically challenged many years ago is a myth.

[url]http://medievalnews.
Topic: Of course, people were shorter then.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2008 19:44:40   Subject: Of course, people were shorter then.
Do you, like me, lead groups of people from time to time around old mines and quarries? And do you get informed, as I do, with monotonous regularity that "people were shorter in those days"?

Topic: Eastgate Chalk Mine?
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 08/12/2008 16:51:30   Subject: Eastgate Chalk Mine?
Not guilty, guvnor. Looks like an AdrianP slip up.
Topic: Icons of mining history
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2008 10:08:10   Subject: Icons of mining history
An icon is a representation of something to be held in awe. As such, it needs to be something or a place that has an atmosphere that allows the imagination to work. That, I think cuts out museums and
Topic: UCET / Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2008 19:00:27   Subject: UCET / Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
[quote="BertyBasset"]Grosvenor split from North Wales Club. UCET split from Grosvenor. I remember some years ago someone from the Grosvenor saying that Mick Murphy was setting something up with some y
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