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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: UCET / Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2008 18:11:13   Subject: Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
[quote="jagman"][quote="Peter Burgess"] I suspect the "Friends of Cwmorthin" have an informal policy similar to this?[/quote]

Anyway back to subject, should UCET decide to charge an entry f
Topic: Ghosties
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2008 15:57:28   Subject: Ghosties
[quote="carnkie"]... There would appear to have been a general acceptance of death...[/quote]

Well, none of have much of a choice in the matter - it's only a question of when. And on that c
Topic: UCET / Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2008 15:42:56   Subject: Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
[quote="jagman"]I know that there is pretty much a competition round that area to see who can cap/gate the most mines, ... [/quote]

Why?
Topic: UCET / Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2008 15:16:09   Subject: Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
[quote="stevem"]Don't mind the concept of a fence, sign etc but even if they don't charge and gate it, to have to be 'escorted' thru with a club member :thumbdown: :thumbdown: [/quote]

Th
Topic: UCET / Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2008 14:57:33   Subject: Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
Many, many years of taking interested parties into underground sites (often not cavers as such), and being asked 'what do you charge?' has taught me that the answer 'nothing, but we welcome contributi
Topic: UCET / Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2008 14:35:33   Subject: Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
Does anyone know the background to the negotiations mentioned?
Topic: Ghosties
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2008 08:34:44   Subject: Ghosties
The ritual placement of animals and berries is more the kind of thing I was interested in. i.e. the archaeology of superstition, rather than stories and traditions. What visible evidence remains today
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2008 14:08:02   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
Sometimes there's an up-side to living in a region with relatively few mines!
Topic: Ghosties
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2008 18:41:09   Subject: Ghosties
I am far more interested in the beliefs and superstitions of miners and quarrymen than in current mine explorers! So here is a question for you. Have you come across inscriptions underground that migh
Topic: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 28/11/2008 16:34:42   Subject: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
[quote="jagman"]
Partly from ignorance, he didn't realise who much coal was stockpiled at powerstations to ride out a strike (unforgivable lack of preparation on his part really)[/quote]

Topic: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 28/11/2008 15:24:47   Subject: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
[quote="ICLOK"]Be more intelligent?? who are you talking to??>:( If you've got a chip on your shoulder about the SE and London that's your problem.
Most people (inc those i know and work with i
Topic: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 28/11/2008 09:54:44   Subject: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
If I am to be accused of being patronising, then consider why I felt the need to write that way. I get fed up with comments, unintentional maybe, that seek to generalise and demonise anything associat
Topic: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 27/11/2008 23:34:39   Subject: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
London has a long industrial and manufacturing tradition, much of which has evaporated, and in this respect is little different from other parts of the UK. Some parts of London also have a fierce trad
Topic: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/11/2008 10:05:54   Subject: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
That would be great! I have no reason for asking other than pure curiosity. Maybe other people I know might be interesting in building another one (elsewhere!), just for the crack!
Topic: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/11/2008 22:38:49   Subject: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
While working on the Tony Jarratt log books I came across the following entry:

Cwmystwyth Mine
1/5/71
Simon Hughes +3 (NCMC)
John Alder (WCC) +2.
Andy Pickersgill
Topic: found this in mouldridge- what is it?
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/11/2008 08:33:58   Subject: found this in mouldridge- what is it?
Today's rubbish is tomorrow's archaeology.
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/11/2008 21:41:27   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
I think Roy has a good point. Think what a state your own home would be in if you didn't clean and tidy it regularly, and without painting the external woodwork, your windows would eventually fall out
Topic: OT - Time Team, Channel 4 now
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 18:18:32   Subject: OT - Time Team, Channel 4 now
I have a gut feeling this was a project that was mentioned to our group, or to another South-East based group, about this time last year ? Basically, 'someone' was looking for groups with experience i
Topic: OT - Time Team, Channel 4 now
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 07:59:11   Subject: OT - Time Team, Channel 4 now
I shall very soon be publishing a new book which is a collection of letters and articles written during the First and Second World Wars. The text comes from the Reigate Grammar School magazine where c
Topic: Looking for Tony Oldham
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 13:14:51   Subject: Looking for Tony Oldham
I hope you don't end up regretting that claim, Mike!
Topic: Mining term: Leat
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/11/2008 23:15:13   Subject: Mining term: Leat
There are a lot of mill study groups around the country. If you have one close to you, they might be able to put you in contact with an individual or group involved in watermill restoration, which som
Topic: Accuracy of books
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2008 07:59:30   Subject: Accuracy of books
I have just been informed of an embarrassing mistake in one of my own books. It's easily done, but fortunately the error involved a subsidiary fact rather than something which invalidated the main sta
Topic: Mistakes, mispelt and incorrect database entries
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 04/11/2008 07:53:17   Subject: Mistakes, mispelt and incorrect database entries
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/BOSWEDDEN-Mine-User-Album/

There seem to be multiple copies of the same image in the gallery for BOSWEDDEN.

Topic: 16th Century Silver Mine Railway Track
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2008 23:00:40   Subject: 16th Century Silver Mine Railway Track
If you are fascinated by this you should try to obtain a copy of "Early Wooden Railways" by MJT Lewis (1970). I was fortunate to be given a copy a year or so back and it is a really good insight into
Topic: Of photographs...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2008 21:43:35   Subject: Of photographs...
My point of view is that there are GOOD photos and BAD photos, and which category a given photo is in is largely a subjective matter. That's what competitions are for, to see which photo gets the majo
Topic: Of photographs...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2008 21:02:00   Subject: Of photographs...
Yes of course, but I have had single photos of places I visited 15 years ago, and it seems pointless to create a special album for a single image.
Topic: Of photographs...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2008 20:41:23   Subject: Of photographs...
And a DATE is often a useful thing to include in a caption!
Topic: Of photographs...
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2008 20:18:41   Subject: Of photographs...
I 100 percent agree about the lack of captions. There is a box for entering one, and it only takes a short time to write something, if only what and where something is. "Ore chute on Adit Level" for e
Topic: What was it........
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2008 22:08:11   Subject: What was it........
I think we mean a "Hydraulic Ram". Google should be your friend.
Topic: Accuracy of books
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2008 10:27:42   Subject: Accuracy of books
Here's an example or misinformation that has been repeated in a few places, easily debunked by some simple research and common sense.

[url]http://www.wcms.org.uk/pages/spence_oct2004.shtml[
Topic: East Sussex Limestone Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 19/10/2008 23:19:20   Subject: East Sussex Limestone Mine
[quote="LAP"] Are there by any chance any mines around t-Wells that I stupidly missed? [/quote]

Wadhurst - Snape Iron mine.
Topic: East Sussex Limestone Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 19/10/2008 21:28:33   Subject: East Sussex Limestone Mine
This is no denehole!
Topic: East Sussex Limestone Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 19/10/2008 20:55:10   Subject: East Sussex Limestone Mine
Sorry - try it now.
Topic: East Sussex Limestone Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 19/10/2008 20:48:02   Subject: East Sussex Limestone Mine
KURG have been working on a shaft in East Sussex near Burwash for a few years. This culminated in a determined effort to pump out the water flooding the bottom to see what was there. The photos are on
Topic: Mine history network
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 17/10/2008 09:36:24   Subject: Mine history network
Or even:

I just have a problem
reading your posts as
it appears your 'location'
is too long for my
browser to render
properly.
Topic: Mine history network
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 17/10/2008 08:47:39   Subject: Mine history network
I just have a problem reading your posts as it appears your 'location' is too long for my browser to render properly.
Topic: New A1 Loco Tornado completes high speed trials at GCR.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2008 13:28:05   Subject: New A1 Loco Tornado completes high speed trials at GCR.
[quote="jr48"]Absolutely magnificent !!
You do realise that we Brits (all flavours) are either enlightened defenders of a past that refuses to die, or barking mad ?
Given that my formative
Topic: Geevor Mine 1990 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/10/2008 13:49:11   Subject: Geevor Mine 1990 (photo)
Thanks - I have changed the caption.
Topic: Cornish quarries-the legacy
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/10/2008 11:09:15   Subject: Cornish quarries-the legacy
[quote="spitfire"]The quoins for two viaducts on the Falmouth branch namely College Wood and Ponsanooth were supplied by my cousins from their Treloweth quarry at Mabe near Penryn.
This is all fa
Topic: Cornish quarries-the legacy
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/10/2008 20:51:46   Subject: Cornish quarries-the legacy
I had understood that the majority of the viaducts west of Saltash on the original Cornwall Railway (?) as engineered by IKB were timber trestles on stone piers. Some of these were later replaced by e
Topic: Crib, Snap, Bait?
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/10/2008 19:48:13   Subject: Crib, Snap, Bait?
Not a clue, in the Surrey quarries and mines! But I can tell you some of the odd food related finds we have found - large cut bones, presumably cooked beef joints of some kind, and oddest of them all,
Topic: The Next Trip?
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/10/2008 10:17:35   Subject: The Next Trip?
If a small handful of AN members in the SE want to get together and visit the Chaldon Stone Quarries, I'll happily lead a trip on a Saturday or Sunday. No fighting your way up a mountain, or getting l
Topic: Chalk?lint Mine - Sandwich - East Kent
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 25/09/2008 08:28:36   Subject: Chalk?/ Flint Mine - Sandwich - East Kent
Looks like Eastry Caves, though I have only visited once many years ago. The site was private then, and probably still is. Access via a trap door in a bank in the garden of a cottage.
Topic: Shakespeare Coal Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 20/09/2008 18:07:43   Subject: Shakespeare Coal Mine
The webpage of engravings posted earlier included this one, and I have added the link to the image into the mine description.

[img]http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cmhrc/18
Topic: Shrine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/09/2008 19:49:53   Subject: Shrine
Looks like they are trying to give him lung cancer.
Topic: Archive film of Cornish mining
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/09/2008 23:32:57   Subject: Archive film of Cornish mining
Has this interesting collection been mentioned here before?

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/nationonfilm/location/south-west/[/url]

I like the "Farmer reopens Cornish Tin Mine" film fr
Topic: Goonvean & Rostowrack
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/09/2008 15:05:11   Subject: Goonvean & Rostowrack
How lucky that Kew Bridge wasn't developed into a Tesco or Homebase store then.
Topic: Goonvean & Rostowrack
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/09/2008 14:19:52   Subject: Goonvean & Rostowrack
Sorry, I didn't make myself clear. I meant live steam.
Topic: Goonvean & Rostowrack
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/09/2008 13:19:44   Subject: Goonvean & Rostowrack
Yes, very sad. I'm glad I live close to Kew Bridge. I might not visit more than once in a blue moon, but the sight and smell of the place is unforgettable. Silent power is so much more awe-inspiring t
Topic: A new era?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2008 22:03:37   Subject: A new era?
[quote="carnkie"]The first power plant in the world that will take toxic emissions from coal and bury them deep in the ground opens today.

[url]http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scie
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