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Posts by Peter Burgess

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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
Topic: Aberllefenni
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/09/2008 17:05:42   Subject: Aberllefenni
A lesson for any high-minded person who thinks they can override the wishes of the rightful owner regarding access.
Topic: Fossil forests
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2008 12:23:49   Subject: Fossil forests
I just thought it was interesting to see the forest down a coal mine. I wasn't interested in the politics - I leave that sort of thing to 'another' forum. (not allowed to mention its name). Has anyone
Topic: Fossil forests
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2008 09:50:59   Subject: Fossil forests
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7604721.stm

That looks amazing.
Topic: Harnisha-Burn-Lead-mine-User-Album-Image-156 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/09/2008 17:54:22   Subject: Harnisha-Burn-Lead-mine-User-Album-Image-156 (photo)
A mine doesn't have to be abandoned and no longer maintained to be at risk of flooding from storm water, East Wheal Rose being a notable example.
Topic: Underground safety
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2008 19:04:57   Subject: Underground safety
And if you are aware of these factors, you will probably decide to wear a helmet for the vast majority of your trips.
Topic: things you can do without on a trip
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/08/2008 22:33:13   Subject: things you can do without on a trip
No, I mean cavers. Mine explorers are really tolerant and friendly and never complain about anything.
:lol:
Topic: things you can do without on a trip
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/08/2008 22:13:44   Subject: things you can do without on a trip
I used to have one of those. I received no end of complaints from friends who couldn't fit it in their car boots alongside all the nice rectagular and sausage shaped bags that real cavers use.
Topic: Kent Coal
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/08/2008 22:42:40   Subject: Kent Coal
Readers may like these accounts of school visits to Tilmanstone and Snowdown collieries between 1913 and 1957. It would never be allowed these days!

[url]http://www.wcms.org.uk/pages/minere
Topic: Links to other sites & link exchanging
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/08/2008 22:26:36   Subject: Links to other sites & link exchanging
It's nice to see my society's link already there, but I think the pages likely to be of most interest to AN members is this one [url]http://www.wcms.org.uk/pages/minerecs.shtml[/url] to the mining rec
Topic: Help Please - near Redruth
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/08/2008 16:13:55   Subject: Help Please - near Redruth
Indeed. At one time I suspect South Crofty were working something like the equivalent of 20 nineteenth century mining setts. No doubt a Cornishman will give us chapter and verse on this! But the point
Topic: Help Please - near Redruth
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/08/2008 14:43:55   Subject: Help Please - near Redruth
[quote="carnkie"]I agree with what you said before and South Wheal Frances shouldn't be a problem. It's history wasn't that complicated and it could easily be cleared up except of course, as you know,
Topic: Help Please - near Redruth
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/08/2008 13:36:47   Subject: Help Please - near Redruth
To be clear, as it isn't from the above, the left photo is Pascoe's Shaft (South Wheal Frances), and the right photo is Grenville stamps engine house.
Topic: Help Please - near Redruth
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/08/2008 13:29:15   Subject: Help Please - near Redruth
Thanks, Spitfire. I agree about the database. There are often two or more entries for what superficially appears to be the same mine. This might be a problem compounded by several factors.

Topic: Help Please - near Redruth
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/08/2008 22:05:07   Subject: Help Please - near Redruth
These two photos were taken in 1993. I am confident that TV mast is the one near Carnkie. I have browsed the albums but haven't found any photos that match this pair of engine houses. I think the seco
Topic: King Edward Mine, 1990 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/08/2008 09:10:04   Subject: King Edward Mine, 1990 (photo)
I have some photos of Tony when he was 16, exploring the Surrey mines. He hasn't changed much!
Topic: King Edward Mine, 1990 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2008 22:03:03   Subject: King Edward Mine, 1990 (photo)
Some faces I recognise here, from the past. Is that Alan Buckley, and possibly Justin Brooke?

Photograph:

[link]King-Edward-Tin-Mine-User-Album-Image-008[linkphoto]King-Edward-Ti
Topic: Great Wheal Busy, 1990 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2008 21:46:14   Subject: Great Wheal Busy, 1990 (photo)
Does anybody know what these initials stand for? They are embossed on timbers connected with the calciners at Great Wheal Busy. I expect the MC means Mining Company, but what about the others?
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