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Topic: The Honourable Jonathan Davies
Boy Engineer

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 30/11/2009 12:31:47   Subject: The Honourable Jonathan Davies
It would be more amusing if they were called The Park and Ride collieries. Park and Dare sounds like some sort of (what I understand is known as) 'dogging'.
Topic: Denby Coal Mine
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/10/2009 17:29:19   Subject: Denby Coal Mine
Put me down for a copy when you publish - always wanted to see what D-L looked like. All the best with the project.
Topic: Tool handles
Boy Engineer

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/10/2009 17:26:09   Subject: Tool handles
Rather surprised that no one has reprised the "Four Candles" sketch in this thread.
Topic: Archaeology project on Alston moor
Boy Engineer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/10/2009 12:24:24   Subject: Archaeology project on Alston moor
Being curious as to why the project should have provoked such a reaction, I looked at the description on the EH site [url]http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/inspired/server/show/ConWebDoc.17299[/url].
Topic: MAV maps environs in 3D
Boy Engineer

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 19/10/2009 12:15:23   Subject: MAV maps environs in 3D
Impressive bit of kit. Rather less impressed with the shoddy standard of the American partitioning. You would think that the last bastion of capitalism could afford something better than bodged up off
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2009 15:46:40   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Just received the following from No.1 son in Majorca. Apologies for poor taste.

you heard about Michael Jackson rubbing his hands together up in heaven...

he thought he'd over he
Topic: Harriet Shaft (engine house) - Dolcoath
Boy Engineer

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/09/2009 15:12:21   Subject: Harriet Shaft (engine house) - Dolcoath
Not sure if this should be posted elsewhere, but I had the pleasure of several trips up the Deep Adit in the late 70s. We cleared a fall at one point (on the right hand branch near a shaft) and droppe
Topic: Kettleness Mines
Boy Engineer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/06/2009 14:09:59   Subject: Kettleness Mines
English Heritage Landscape Investigation Report [AI/24/2003] The Alum Works and other industries at Kettleness, North Yorkshire; by Marcus Jecock, Chris Dunn, Anne Carter and Mick Clowes (£15)
Topic: Derbyshire Fluorite queries
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/06/2009 12:16:25   Subject: Derbyshire Fluorite queries
My money would be on Masson Hill, but could well be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time. They had a D10 there, so the kit looks right.
Topic: Disused Mine Ventilation natural and forced.
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/06/2009 12:30:38   Subject: Disused Mine Ventilation natural and forced.
[quote="stuey"]If we managed to open the other shaft to this mine, I imagine the lady (who is allready highly strung) seeing smoke at the bottom of her garden would have an orgasm!
[/quote]
Topic: South Crofty Spring 2009
Boy Engineer

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/05/2009 22:11:12   Subject: South Crofty Spring 2009
Bit off topic but we can't let this pass without comment:
[quote]I agree about your comment about teachers. Most of them are a waste of oxygen.

I would say Those who do have little hol
Topic: Didn't we have a lovely time - Colliery Day Trips
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/04/2009 12:08:38   Subject: Didn't we have a lovely time - Colliery Day Trips
Imagine the look of horror on the faces of the residents of Cleethorpes and Scarborough when they arrived at Welbeck and Clipstone for their day out in the countryside. Seems a strange choice if you l
Topic: whapping/cumberland at matlock
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/02/2009 12:21:05   Subject: wapping/cumberland at matlock
With regard to the workings behind Hodgkinsons, I was involved in a bit of digging there in the late 70's. The end was back filled with deads, which were shifted with a wheelbarrow, and stacked on one
Topic: BFI archive film from 1954
Boy Engineer

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 21/01/2009 12:45:42   Subject: BFI archive film from 1954
[quote]The other great bit was the guy who even though the mine is mechanised has to jump on belt and smash a large lump up by hand..... [/quote]

What a wonderful bit of film. The bit where
Topic: Fenix 630Lumen Monster - TK40
Boy Engineer

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/01/2009 12:09:59   Subject: Fenix 630Lumen Monster - TK40
[quote]I wonder if we're starting to see light output reaching a ceiling for underground use?[/quote]

It will depend how high the ceiling (or roof, as we prefer to call it) is, and dependin
Topic: Annesley Coal Mine
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/01/2009 15:36:30   Subject: Annesley Coal Mine
Not sure if anyone caught the news item on East Midlands Today last night (Fri 16th January) about Ashfield Council voting to approve plans to demolish the remaining headstocks at Annesley. They haven
Topic: Wheal Pendarves
Boy Engineer

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/07/2008 12:39:08   Subject: Wheal Pendarves
No divorce. Still happily married, Silver Wedding a week on Wednesday.
Topic: 1976 (photo)
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/07/2008 09:08:24   Subject: 1976 (photo)
No, I'm still extremely trim, apart from a small amount of ground heave around the midriff.
Topic: Wills founder photos
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/07/2008 17:10:38   Subject: Wills founder photos
[quote]If it's not a daft question, why was so much effort put into removing the pump?[/quote]

No point having the engine without the pump(s), although there were one or two moments when we
Topic: Radon Baths
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/06/2008 21:23:01   Subject: Radon Baths
Is there any danger from Radox Baths? I have one once a month whether I need it or not, and I don't want to come to any harm? Should I be concerned?
Topic: Steam engine
Boy Engineer

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 22/06/2008 19:58:25   Subject: Steam engine
Is anyone ferretting around the Yatestoop area at present? Forgive my ignorance but I've been off the scene for a while. I remember the fun of doing the Winster Shuffle in 1978 and have often thought
Topic: Denby Coal Mine
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/06/2008 15:39:43   Subject: Denby Coal Mine
I'm interested in all the mines around Denby. I've seen one or two photographs in the display at Ripley, showing the Denby Drift (complete with conveyor structure) when it was exposed by the opencasti
Topic: Denby Coal Mine
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/06/2008 14:30:47   Subject: Denby Coal Mine
I'm trying to find some photographs of Denby Drury-Lowe Colliery (ie the new shaft). Any ideas?
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