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Posts by Peter Burgess

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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?
Topic: Cardinham Moor Clay Pit
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2008 19:48:35   Subject: Cardinham Moor Clay Pit
That confirms what someone else told me by PM. Thanks to both of you.
Topic: Plan of tunnel and dry
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2008 08:20:39   Subject: Plan of tunnel and dry
[quote="carnkie"]An interesting point that James observes is that prior to the installation of the man engine at United it took men and boys an hour and a quarter to ascend the ladders. Whether this o
Topic: Artifacts - Just how safe are they? (AGAIN!)
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2008 22:01:23   Subject: Artifacts - Just how safe are they? (AGAIN!)
Hmmm... Some of the best museums are run by charities, and although they need to pay their way, their primary objective is to educate and inform. For the researcher, the best thing a museum can offer
Topic: Cardinham Moor Clay Pit
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/08/2008 21:39:08   Subject: Cardinham Moor Clay Pit
If anyone knows what this pit was actually called, let me know and I will amend the record. I am putting up some photos soon.

[url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Cardinham-Moor-Clay-Quarry/
Topic: Artifacts - Just how safe are they? (AGAIN!)
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2008 21:18:09   Subject: Artifacts - Just how safe are they? (AGAIN!)
Any museum worth calling a museum will adhere strictly to a carefully drawn up acquisition and disposal policy. If it hasn't got one, it isn't a good museum. Maybe anyone thinking of offering anything
Topic: Mote Park Quarry (photos)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 12/08/2008 21:12:11   Subject: Mote Park Quarry (photos)
Have just uploaded a series of photos from when Mote Park Quarry, Maidstone, was briefly open, thanks to the efforts of KURG in about 1990.

Photograph:

[link]Mote-Park-1-Sandston
Topic: Underground safety
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2008 20:19:25   Subject: Underground safety
It is my experience that if you attempt to engage with these people when you meet them rather than chastise them, they often welcome being introduced to a group of mine explorers where they can contin
Topic: Pointless entry
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2008 22:43:23   Subject: Pointless entry
No, I meant me in UKC ! ::)
Topic: Bibliography
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/08/2008 22:32:55   Subject: Bibliography
I'm sure certain mining book suppliers will be happy too!
Topic: Pointless entry
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2008 22:09:53   Subject: Pointless entry
Here, I can assure you that I am currently spending much more time adding to the database than posting dross in the forum (unlike a certain other forum I could mention :-[ )
Topic: Pointless entry
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2008 21:47:56   Subject: Pointless entry
[quote="Peter Burgess"]A bit like Aditnow contributors. There is a small number of heavy contributors, and most have only added a few entries. But, the site would be a dull and pointless place without
Topic: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2008 21:40:40   Subject: West Somerset Mineral Railway
When I first saw it I thought perhaps the database needed a refresh before the algorithm would pick it up, but it's 24 hours now, and it still isn't detecting the neighbours.
Topic: Bibliography
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/08/2008 21:31:06   Subject: Bibliography
I am adding to the end of a few mine descriptions the details of books that contain useful information about the sites in question. I hope this is useful, as it might point people to where they can ge
Topic: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2008 21:22:26   Subject: West Somerset Mineral Railway
John, there is nothing in the index of Sellick's book, so I have no information unfortunately.
Topic: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2008 21:08:23   Subject: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Arrrgh! I knows a bug when I sees one! (or is it a 'feature'! :lol: )
Topic: Pointless entry
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2008 20:35:54   Subject: Pointless entry
A bit like Aditnow contributors. There is a small number of heavy contributors, and most have only added a few entries. But, the site would be a dull and pointless place without them. How boring the U
Topic: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2008 20:28:14   Subject: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Simon - check out the GRs for Raleigh's Cross Mine and the WSMR. They are about a mile apart.
Topic: Leave only Foot Prints and Fag Butts..!..?
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/08/2008 20:26:47   Subject: Leave only Foot Prints and Fag Butts..!..?
Butts don't degrade either. I come across them in places where I can be 100 percent sure they were dropped 20 years ago.
Topic: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2008 20:06:50   Subject: West Somerset Mineral Railway
I put in the GR for Comberow station as this is halfway along the line and near the most impressive remaining feature of the line.
Topic: West Somerset Mineral Railway
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2008 19:34:10   Subject: West Somerset Mineral Railway
I have just added this 'major feature' to the database, but it isn't picking up any of the iron mines I added to the database yesterday, so I cannot include them in the railway's profile as mines serv
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