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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: CHALK PITS
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 05/02/2009 15:57:29   Subject: CHALK PITS
I really am not doubting your interpretation, as these features are near one of Britain's most heavily bombed airfields. But I was brought up close to some woodland where we used to go to play in the
Topic: CHALK PITS
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 05/02/2009 15:51:42   Subject: CHALK PITS
Most denehole craters are found in woodland! ;)
Topic: CHALK PITS
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 05/02/2009 15:26:56   Subject: CHALK PITS
I expect there are a few bomb craters around Biggin Hill! However, it is also a classic area for chalk wells / deneholes which are single shaft chalk mines, and the evidence for them is usually a crat
Topic: CHALK PITS
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 05/02/2009 14:48:32   Subject: CHALK PITS
I'm no expert on chalk pits, but chalk has a variety of uses, the main ones being spreading on fields, burning to lime, and as a raw ingredient additive to clay for making some kinds of brick. More re
Topic: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/02/2009 22:54:12   Subject: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
And notify Natural England as a matter of great concern.
Topic: Waltham Chalk Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 03/02/2009 22:36:53   Subject: Waltham Chalk Mine
The following is an extract from the Kent Underground Research Group's book/website. You can read the full description of deneholes at www.kurg.org.uk and click on the "Denehole" link. I can't give yo
Topic: Waltham Chalk Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 03/02/2009 22:30:49   Subject: Waltham Chalk Mine
Waltham "Mine" is listed as a denehole. Unless this is one of the very rare examples worked into the late 19th or early 20th century, I suspect the site you are thinking of might have been an open cha
Topic: De Lank Granite Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/02/2009 22:06:14   Subject: De Lank Granite Mine
Peter Stanier knows a great deal about granite quarries in Cornwall, I think. Maybe someone here can put you in touch with him.
Topic: brendon hill iron mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/02/2009 11:02:48   Subject: brendon hill iron mines
[quote="ICLOK"]I've seen the Sellick book for £3 - £5 generally![/quote]

Which one? The photo compilation, or the hardback full history?
Topic: Flintshire lead mining
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/02/2009 21:24:00   Subject: Flintshire lead mining
Who's moaning?
Topic: Chalk mine in Pinner.
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 02/02/2009 20:25:49   Subject: Chalk mine in Pinner.
I can confirm that the last trip the Wealden did here was by arrangement through Ken Kirkman (mentioned in your link), probably best contacted via the Pinner Local History Society. Hope this is useful
Topic: Flintshire lead mining
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/02/2009 19:13:37   Subject: Flintshire lead mining
And it is retrospective, is it?
Topic: Flintshire lead mining
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/02/2009 19:06:41   Subject: Flintshire lead mining
To reinforce my last post, Aditnow goes to the trouble of 'watermarking' our photos with a copyright mark, which demonstrates a commitment to doing things properly. :thumbsup:
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.
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