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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/07/2018 11:36:32   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
I fully sympathise Roy. But I can't help but see how your policy as stated could backfire. Which would be an immense shame.
Topic: Hidden Earth 2018
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2018 23:11:12   Subject: Hidden Earth 2018
I wasn't thinking of you Mike! Sorry if you thought I was.
Topic: Hidden Earth 2018
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2018 19:56:02   Subject: Hidden Earth 2018
Indeed Droid.

Those that feel bad about coming south so many times need to step up to the plate and help sort it out. I fully sympathise with those that are left to sort things out by them
Topic: Hi I'm Jacob I'm new can someone help :)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/07/2018 14:16:53   Subject: Hi I'm Jacob I'm new can someone help :)
Isn't there a line in "Hitchhiker" - something like "A message to all the undeveloped civilisations out there - the clue is in banging the rocks together".

Looks like you are on the way!
Topic: Llanberis near miss
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/07/2018 09:23:38   Subject: Llanberis near miss
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-44770345/cliff-jumping-lucky-escape-for-boys-after-llanberis-rock-fall
Topic: Peter Hay RIP
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2018 11:46:30   Subject: Peter Hay RIP
I met Peter regularly on Sub Brit field trips in the 1980s and 90s. These events were always enlivened by his presence.
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 19/06/2018 19:23:56   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Results of the radiocarbon dating are now published:

https://darknessbelow.co.uk/news-chaldon-quarries-surrey-radiocarbon-dating-results/

Intriguingly, the samples suggest that t
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/06/2018 18:28:24   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
My conference lecture review here:

https://darknessbelow.co.uk/namho-2018-lecture-review/
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/06/2018 09:36:15   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
Nobody checked or collected the faddle tickets, so you could have come in and nobody would have noticed. Not that this information is of any use to you now, Roy!
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 15:10:48   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
Thanks Alex. I suppose I am too used to getting confirmation emails for everything I buy, even down to phone top ups.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 14:01:33   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
I paid by transfer at the end of February. I have never received anything to confirm the booking, no detailed joining instructions, nothing at all. Maybe I am a delegate. Maybe I am not. Maybe I will
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 18:20:00   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
I'd just tell you to sod off, Roy. :lol:
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2018 20:57:06   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
It's the result of a perverse form of self-entitlement that some people have. It gets worse as each year passes.
Topic: Mine water clean up.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 16:51:04   Subject: Mine water clean up.
Roy, you are a self-confessed weirdo - you don't have to explain anything! That's why we all love you.;D
Topic: Geevor deep adit
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/04/2018 22:20:00   Subject: Geevor deep adit
Not being a local explorer, I cannot comment on the rights and wrongs of the situation. But it never ceases to disappoint me every time something like this happens that all the apologists for petty cr
Topic: Fatality at Colley Hill Mine, 1905
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 31/03/2018 20:03:08   Subject: Fatality at Colley Hill Mine, 1905
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Colley-Hill-Hearthstone-Mine-Sandstone-Mine/Surrey-Mirror-1905-Nov-11-cols-1-and-2.pdf
Topic: A Narrow Escape
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2018 08:52:47   Subject: A Narrow Escape
Yes that would be a workable solution. I'll give it a try later I hope.
Topic: A Narrow Escape
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2018 18:08:03   Subject: A Narrow Escape
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="Peter Burgess"]In a similar vein:

Royal Cornwall Gazette - 3rd May 1850

Accident - Whilst William Cosby was at work in the shaft at Balleswidden mine, on
Topic: A Narrow Escape
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2018 14:40:00   Subject: A Narrow Escape
[quote="Roy Morton"]Mining is dangerous profession with new hazards everyday especially when breaking ground.
By the same token, there are many tales of interest both practical and scientific, th
Topic: A Narrow Escape
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2018 11:17:34   Subject: A Narrow Escape
In a similar vein:

Royal Cornwall Gazette - 3rd May 1850

Accident - Whilst William Cosby was at work in the shaft at Balleswidden mine, on the 29th ult., a piece of half timber,
Topic: A Narrow Escape
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2018 10:21:17   Subject: A Narrow Escape
The British Newspaper Archive is a good place for accounts of mining accidents, but generally only when there are unfortunate fatalities. Look for the full reporting of inquests. Warning - can contain
Topic: NAMHO Conference Proceedings 2015-2018
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 18:42:30   Subject: NAMHO Conference Proceedings 2015-2018
2017. Unlikely. I neither have much material to use, nor the time to compile it. It's unlikely anyone else in the society will pick it up. I have most of the PowerPoint presentations used, but the mos
Topic: Gary Parrott contact wanted
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2018 22:09:13   Subject: Gary Parrott contact wanted
Private message sent.
Topic: Gary Parrott contact wanted
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2018 22:06:09   Subject: Gary Parrott contact wanted
Hi Gary I'll send a message to explain. The DarknessBelow website was asked by someone to put them in contact with you.
Topic: Gary Parrott contact wanted
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2018 16:16:49   Subject: Gary Parrott contact wanted
Hi - I have received an email from someone in Canada trying to contact Gary Parrott, "former miner at Geevor". Can anyone help please?
Topic: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 23/02/2018 19:38:54   Subject: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
Absolutely Mike - at the end of the day, if advertising charges are too high, we all end up paying. I made a similar judgement when using a photo for which a licence fee was required. The charge added
Topic: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 23/02/2018 19:08:40   Subject: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
Do you pay for the instructor entries on the New to Caving site, Pete? If so, then perhaps you have a point, of sorts.
Topic: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 23/02/2018 18:44:01   Subject: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
There are other relevant websites that provide a free facility provided you don't take the ****. This site being the obvious one! I hope we all recognise that Mike provides an extremely useful service
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 23/02/2018 16:56:59   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Or post a link to this

http://darknessbelow.co.uk/rhosydd-slate-quarry-a-classic-book-republished/

Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 30/01/2018 08:14:01   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Subterranea regularly has news and articles about stuff other than wiggly tin bunkers.
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/01/2018 14:54:35   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Ask if you can get a review in Subterranea, and have you tried the various relevant Facebook groups?
Topic: UK bat population doing OK
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 25/01/2018 19:02:42   Subject: UK bat population doing OK
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science_and_environment

Good news to read today.
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/01/2018 16:48:20   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Don't. Feed. The. Troll.
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/01/2018 14:30:51   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
The format of the entire book is different due to the different page size. Simple - what are the last three words on page 49?
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/01/2018 12:28:22   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Then its a different book with the same title. Or a plagiarised copy. If the latter then shame on the person who thought it a clever idea to either print it, or involve a third party in their stupid w
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/01/2018 11:07:19   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
[quote="james1"]Popped into Cwmparc on my way back to Wales. The local caving group were meeting in the Parc Hotel. I picked up the latest copy of the Rhosydd book. It was hard bound in red cloth wi
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/01/2018 13:45:01   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
[quote="davetidza"]it's the Oxbow book I have somewhere (new glasses due next week so I should be able to find it!!!) As far as dating goes pre-1960 carbon dates if they were obtained by Pull would ha
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 20/01/2018 20:57:45   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
Not sure if I am interested in modern mines. Grimes Graves might only be some 4000-ish years old.;D
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 19/01/2018 14:32:46   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
When I drive past this ancient mining site (ca 5000 years old), I remind myself that it might be Britan's oldest mining location! It is interesting to think this might be where miners on this island f
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 19/01/2018 10:07:35   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Really chuffed to have won some radiocarbon dating for the club!

http://darknessbelow.co.uk/wealden-cave-and-mine-society-wins-radiocarbon-dating-award/

Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/01/2018 17:41:54   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
[quote="Moorebooks"] a student friend of mine typed up the text having no knowledge of mining or welsh and there were a lot of errors, [/quote]Mike - I couldn't have got the book done without the tran
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/01/2018 17:36:24   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Damn I should have got my pristine older copy on the market a bit quicker!
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/01/2018 21:14:40   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Rhosydd book should now be only hours away from being available. Apologies for the time it has taken - some serious proof-reading was essential!

Work in Reigate on the roman kiln continues.
Topic: Impact of railway construction on mine employment
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2018 19:05:34   Subject: Impact of railway construction on mine employment
Some years ago now, I came across Census data from 1841, for a Surrey village, which initially had me puzzled. There were many miners suddenly employed in the area. It happens, as it quickly turned ou
Topic: another mine lost
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/01/2018 08:48:14   Subject: another mine lost
There are two sides to the coin. If legendrider is correct then it provides an opportunity to show that we can provide a useful resource of information and assistance in matters of mutual interest. If
Topic: Repurposing
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2018 00:33:52   Subject: Repurposing
Air raid shelters (1939-45)
Temporary wartime living accommodation (as opposed to sheltering during raids) (1939-45)
Explosives/munitions storage (1916-18)
Beer cellars (1800s-1914)
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 10/01/2018 14:36:06   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Rhosydd book finally submitted for printing! Mike Moore will be selling them once completed and despatched from the printer.

Back underground, some long-overdue conservation and restoration
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/01/2018 21:53:53   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
I've been in the tunnel once some while ago - you will definitely have a good trip!
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/01/2018 21:50:19   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
To add to that - this place is a welcome haven from all the nasty bitterness that plagues the underground online world at the moment. Long may it continue! And if I sounded bitter in my last post, the
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/01/2018 21:34:06   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
UKCaving as an unbiased and reliable source of facts? :lol:

FPOP - If you had contacted or spoken to the relevant people in person you might have a less cynical view. We are all very simila
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