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Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 10/12/2017 22:07:33   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
[quote="Peter Burgess"]As promised, Mike, I did a quick poll of Wealden members and of the 55 that have seen the poll, 11 have said they would buy one (one is in the list above). So about a 20 percent
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 10/12/2017 10:00:12   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
As promised, Mike, I did a quick poll of Wealden members and of the 55 that have seen the poll, 11 have said they would buy one (one is in the list above). So about a 20 percent uptake if they hold go
Topic: Colour mineral tramway etc footage
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2017 21:19:18   Subject: Colour mineral tramway etc footage
The film was released in 1966 if that helps.
Topic: Colour mineral tramway etc footage
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2017 19:28:58   Subject: Colour mineral tramway etc footage
Just found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDz7r7lub-Y&t=2411s

Some good stuff at 1:00:00 onwards. Anyone care to identify where?

Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 10/11/2017 22:50:20   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Wrong - it was built and became the mine's route to market.
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 10/11/2017 21:04:05   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I think the bottom of the path coincided with the boundary of Taylor's land. It would be interesting to find out when the siding by Colley Lane was built. It is on the 1914 OS p
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 06/11/2017 18:51:50   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Sadly, my time in recent weeks has been taken up with family matters, but I am now getting back to some projects. Two with mining history connections are the publishing of a new impression of the Rhos
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 14:12:47   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
In almost every walk of life there seems to be this wide spectrum of attitude from "let natural selection takes its course" to "have to protect everyone from everything no matter how impractical". As
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 11:20:37   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
No, you are not. But perhaps we should be responsible for our own actions with regard to how they might affect others (including young children) - a subtle difference. Like taking care to watch for ki
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 10:19:03   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
A hypothetical example of how a young child might come to harm through no real fault of its parents. Family goes for a picnic on some open ground. Parents decide to take a break and let young child pl
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 18:14:14   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
And don't forget Brockham limeworks/brickworks. I imagine Betchworth has been done to death already.
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 15:49:43   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Merstham limeworks track layouts should be well represented on the various OS plans.
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 15:20:33   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
I think the bottom of the path coincided with the boundary of Taylor's land. It would be interesting to find out when the siding by Colley Lane was built. It is on the 1914 OS plan, If it was built af
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 14:36:08   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
The article says it ends at "Colley Wood" which is directly opposite the lower end of the Sheepwalk. I wonder if they lifted the lower bit of the line after the accident.
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 11:52:02   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
This is what I reckon:

[link]113279[linkphoto]113279[/linkphoto][/link]

I think the factory was extended after the photo was taken, between ca 1905 and 1914 when the map was publ
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 22/10/2017 22:06:51   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Surrey Mirror - October 1905
[b]Death in a Stone Quarry[/b]
A very singular accident, unfortunately attended with fatal results, happened on the Hearth Stone Quarries, Colley Hill, Reigate,
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 22/10/2017 22:00:05   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
I could do a rough track layout from the photos - I know where the buildings in the photos were on the OS plans. One track that I now know existed but previously dismissed as unlikely, is one that ran
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 22/10/2017 21:42:46   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
https://www.oldreigate.com/index.php?goto=theclears

So much Joy! ;D
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 22/10/2017 21:30:45   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Ah yes - Oldreigate.com - might be my contributions - many of the mine photos are from me, or ones I scanned and others 'nicked' and offered to the site - whatever :) Some of my early scan are easy to
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 22/10/2017 18:26:38   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
I did post stuff on the "Kent and Sussex History Board" or similar. South east history Board? I haven't posted stuff for a long time - I felt it needed to widen its focus a bit from all the military h
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 22/10/2017 07:14:48   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Very true.
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/10/2017 19:33:23   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
[link]19337[linkphoto]19337[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/10/2017 19:31:29   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
I'm not sure I have a note of it, but there are a few photos from which you might be able to judge. I would say not more than 18 inches? 20 at a stretch? And no plateway, just a typical early 20th cen
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 22:48:07   Subject: One for the steam buffs
When you approach a subject from opposite ends, but with the same principle, you inevitable end up standing on common ground, Roy.
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 21:25:22   Subject: One for the steam buffs
I believe one should refer to someone by whatever title they personally prefer. Our current club [b]chairman[/b] is female, and that is the title she prefers to use. Should a male take the role in the
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 21:17:33   Subject: One for the steam buffs
There's a tank engine called Bluebell on the Bluebell Railway. That sounds a bit girlie to me. Margot is right. Fully agree. :thumbsup:
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 15:25:42   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Absolutely Roy. Let's leave those who make the new programmes alone to do what they want with it. At the end of the day, it's a commercial enterprise and if it makes them more money then job done.
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2017 20:22:50   Subject: One for the steam buffs
I seem to recall Thomas had a couple of lady carriages that followed him around. I hope there are plans to have a couple of gentleman carriages as well. I won't be reading the express article to find
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/10/2017 18:42:34   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="Praada"]I may come see what this is about, when will all the nitty gritty details be released? Is there a cost etc? Interested to see what underground trips will be running :)

I ga
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/10/2017 22:22:03   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
But please be careful! Over-zealous graffiti cleaning lost us some initials and dates from the 1911 discovery of the Chaldon quarry workings - just check there is nothing else there before removing th
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2017 15:09:49   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
:) Thank you, Pete.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2017 13:57:59   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
Thanks Roy - I'll get the 2019 leaflets printed now :lol:

Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2017 13:12:13   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
Is it possible to have an idea of when the NAMHO conference is next year, please? This is the time when we are planning next year's diary, and it would be great if we didn't end up with a bad clash of
Topic: exploring new mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/09/2017 08:45:13   Subject: exploring new mines
If there is such a thing as a bad club, then they don't last long - clubs need members and people don't stick around much as members if they don't provide good enough reasons to do so.

The
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2017 08:42:51   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
and then there are papermills too. :)
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 23:09:24   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
Back on topic - just wondering if a Stamps engine might be called a stationery engine. I'll get my coat!
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 11:56:47   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
[quote="legendrider"][quote="Peter Burgess"]My family was too posh to have to use one of these. Surrey brought up, don't you know ;) [/quote]

Posh? They used to take the tater peelings out
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 11:18:39   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
I only recognised it as we have one in the Reigate Caves displays! My family was too posh to have to use one of these. Surrey brought up, don't you know ;) Mum remembers them however from her early da
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 08:36:19   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
...replace this line with your message...

Photograph:

[link]112831[linkphoto]112831[/linkphoto][/link]

That "fluted" tub in the photo looks like a dolly tub for washin
Topic: New Book - Surrey's Ancient Stone Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 12/09/2017 22:22:57   Subject: New Book - Surrey's Ancient Stone Mines
I ought to add that it is not far off completion - just need to add one or two more illustrations, and do a bit of fine-tuning. I hope to have it printed in a few weeks depending on other commitments.
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 12/09/2017 20:29:56   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Things have quietened down since NAMHO weekend. But Surrey underground events and activities continue. We have now completed another season of Reigate Caves Open Days and had a fantastic last day on S
Topic: New Book - Surrey's Ancient Stone Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 12/09/2017 15:31:28   Subject: New Book - Surrey's Ancient Stone Mines
I am currently working on a second edition. It will be A4 in format and contain colour illustrations - there are also some updates and additions to the text.

Topic: Industrial Relics on Film
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2017 11:14:25   Subject: Industrial Relics on Film
That's fascinating - I am curious - you are very specific about the photographic process - does this mean they are your photos? Or from a specific photographer?
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/09/2017 11:33:19   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Isn't it crazy that a particular species of monkey, who are on this planet for a finite time, have come up with this much bull$hit?

It really is utter
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2017 15:56:19   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
Does it matter? I don't know - that's why I asked. I can imagine some clubs might not like it.
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2017 15:45:43   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
I have another thought - is it legitimate for CCC to lobby individuals, since as far as I know, it's members are exclusively organisations. I can see how contacting secretaries of organisations is fin
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2017 11:15:08   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
Can we modify the template letter if for whatever reason we do not agree that the Open Access concept is a good thing for the caving community? Yes! there are a few of us - Ashford Price, a great frie
Topic: another mine lost
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/09/2017 11:18:11   Subject: another mine lost
[quote="royfellows"]Basically, all we have lost is the arched entrances.[/quote]I believe, simply as features of the landscape, mine entrances are worth saving if possible, even if they don't go anywh
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/08/2017 20:57:22   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="John Lawson"]Thanks for the info Peter. As I do not frequent the Darkness below site was completely unaware, of your efforts.
Perhaps, some one in your group could suggest that this less
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/08/2017 00:06:33   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="John Lawson"]Thanks guys clearly I had missed a bit!
Not knowing this area, I would have hoped that a local club, would have tried to negotiate access arrangements, with presumably Hanson
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