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Topic: Irwell Valley Mining Project, Salford
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/08/2013 22:27:38   Subject: Irwell Valley Mining Project, Salford
Hi Richard
The shunting engines from Agecroft i believe are now in use on the Preston dock railway there are video clips on you tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrZIXXbIi5Y
Topic: Irwell Valley Mining Project, Salford
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/08/2013 10:24:01   Subject: Irwell Valley Mining Project, Salford
Great stuff i grew up around the once mighty Agecroft colliery , and many miners lived on my estate
i used to play on the shunting engines as a kid i think one was called "puffing Billy" ?they we
Topic: Bridge (photo) - Glynrhonwy
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/07/2013 06:29:26   Subject: Bridge (photo) - Glynrhonwy
Just a thought , if the only access to this quarry is to abseil into it
How did the quarrymen get to work or get the slate out ?
Topic: Bridge (photo) - Glynrhonwy
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/07/2013 22:16:58   Subject: Bridge (photo) - Glynrhonwy
If they left it there can't they be prosecuted for littering ? ;D
Topic: Bridge (photo) - Glynrhonwy
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/07/2013 09:49:41   Subject: Bridge (photo) - Glynrhonwy
Thanks
Topic: Bridge (photo) - Glynrhonwy
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/07/2013 08:50:16   Subject: Bridge (photo) - Glynrhonwy
"I understand the bridge is a movie prop. Not an original. "

Any more info ?what movie , how did they get down to it and why ? etc
thanks
Topic: That would have hurt...
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/07/2013 22:30:49   Subject: That would have hurt...
You've got a slate lose ! ;D
Topic: That would have hurt...
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/07/2013 18:55:52   Subject: That would of hurt...
Should be able to roof a small shed out of that ;D
Topic: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
Aditaddict

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/07/2013 21:28:04   Subject: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
Come on guys and gals half a dozen votes ain't gonna do it

lets be avin em !, it takes seconds ! :)
Topic: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
Aditaddict

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 30/06/2013 21:24:37   Subject: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
[quote="Cyril Maurice"]Hi there just voted for your cause, but am dismayed to see that in my own area, 2 "arts projects", have been awarded £1.3 million and a quarter of a million respectively, I find
Topic: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
Aditaddict

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/06/2013 13:08:56   Subject: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
done ! :thumbsup:
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 09:30:12   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Hi Roy
The Germans have abolished their nuclear programme and decided to build another 25 coal fired power stations
maybe when they have exhausted their own coal , they might come here and
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 08:41:11   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
I asked a question on another website regarding these monstrosities
i passed a windfarm in the midlands on a perfectly flat calm day yet they were all turning slowly
My question was how ?<
Topic: Missing - Presumed Stolen
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/04/2013 10:58:30   Subject: Missing - Presumed Stolen
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Yes - they most certainly are! What is so frustrating is they know the identities of the people that stole some of the earlier items. They passed this on to N Wales Police who di
Topic: Missing - Presumed Stolen
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/04/2013 10:54:51   Subject: Missing - Presumed Stolen
[quote="thorpey"]this is the drill that i did not see this time
[photo]Wrysgan-Slate-Mine-User-Album-Image-032[/photo][/quote]I think it would have been safer to be a miner than using that drill
Topic: Pretoria Pit (Hulton No.3 & 4) Chequerbent/Westhoughton, Lancs.)
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2013 20:23:42   Subject: Pretoria Pit (Hulton No.3 & 4) Chequerbent/Westhoughton, Lancs.)
I wouldn't mind a nosey , live not far away know just about where it is but never seem to have the time for a mooch
so saturdays might be good !
Topic: PROTECTOR lamps of Eccles
Aditaddict

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/03/2013 09:37:12   Subject: PROTECTOR lamps of Eccles
Hi can anyone tell me why some badges have "Makers" on yet others have "Owners" on them
Did they also lease/ rent out lamps to some collieries ?
Thanks Andy
Topic: The Doctor and the Daleks go mine exploring
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2013 00:13:19   Subject: The Doctor and the Daleks go mine exploring
:thumbsup: ;D
Topic: The Doctor and the Daleks go mine exploring
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2013 22:05:55   Subject: The Doctor and the Daleks go mine exploring
If you are being chased by a Dalek , just go upstairs :lol:
Topic: Denton Coal Mine
Aditaddict

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/01/2013 11:36:30   Subject: Denton Coal Mine
"Does anyone have any idea why a miner would move from Staffordshire to Denton ? .Maybe he met your grandmother ?
Topic: Indian Coal Mines
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2013 18:58:06   Subject: Indian Coal Mines
[quote="RichardLevett"]I just stumbled upon this, interesting article with some fantastic pictures...

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/05/child-labor-in-indian-coal-mines.html[/quote]
Topic: Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/01/2013 11:35:42   Subject: Orgreave
:lol: They all looked Yorkshire to me !
Topic: Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/01/2013 01:50:54   Subject: Orgreave
Try and PM some of these guys on here who were there !

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=7404&pid=1&txtSearch=Orgreave&lblnWhere=all&lblnMatch=any


It open
Topic: J.C.T Miners safety lamps
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2013 18:52:27   Subject: J.C.T Miners safety lamps
Another one of these has just gone for £71 on Ebay
this time a full brass one
last full brass one went for £19.99 after a second listing

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Miners-Lamp-J
Topic: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
Aditaddict

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/12/2012 23:40:47   Subject: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
"Flints are 50p each." Swan extra length flints pack of 9 50p at Morrisons (and no postage)
Topic: Protector type MC40
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2012 20:37:20   Subject: Protector type MC40
Hey John it's now 15.5 and counting ' remember i told you about that electric rep sample that you remembered from 1969 ?
well i found a pair of them for sale in total mint condition bearing the P
Topic: Protector type MC40
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2012 22:02:39   Subject: Protector type MC40
Hi guys , i have just bought a type MC40 and would like to pick your brains on a couple of things
one is how to open it and strip it down ?
two is how to light it ?
and three , as it's
Topic: Mining artifacts in Swinton Greater Manchester
Aditaddict

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/10/2012 19:11:39   Subject: Mining artifacts in Swinton Greater Manchester
No i'm crap with technology ,i could have take one on my phone but have no idea how to put it up on here
I was just driving past and when i pulled up at the light i saw them , at first i thought
Topic: Llanberis Graffiti
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2012 17:53:10   Subject: Llanberis Graffiti
Attention seeking knob ! This sort of stuff is not art it's just graffiti and look bloody awful whether in a quarry or on the side of a train . This guy is yet another no hoper who's idea of art is to
Topic: Mining artifacts in Swinton Greater Manchester
Aditaddict

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/10/2012 15:11:05   Subject: Mining artifacts in Swinton Greater Manchester
Does anyone from the Manchester area know why these items have been left on the corner of Queensway and Bolton road in the middle of Swinton ?
on the grass verge at the side of the road is a Hydr
Topic: J.C.T Miners safety lamps
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2012 21:30:53   Subject: J.C.T Miners safety lamps
Thanks for that
Andy
Topic: J.C.T Miners safety lamps
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2012 13:09:33   Subject: J.C.T Miners safety lamps
One has just ended on Ebay and i was wondering if anyone had ever heard of them ?

My own feeling was it's possibly an ornament
but it looks very well made and the colour looks silver
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Aditaddict

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/10/2012 11:27:54   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
As a young lad i used to play in the passages and adits of the wet earth colliery my father told me about them when i was about 12 he said they were roman sandstone mines LoL we used to go in them wi
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2012 15:51:24   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
[quote="Cuban Bloodhound"]From the little I've read, some people believe that the NCB was deliberately mismanaged in the run up to the mine closures to make pits appear less profitable than they might
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2012 15:47:45   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Off Topic i know but "German management has revived Mini. " But they failed miserably with Rover ,or did they take the profitable part of the company which was mini ,and flog of the non profitable MG
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2012 10:19:08   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
"You missed my post immediately above yours. There is no enquiry. "

I think there will be , now that South Yorkshire police are once again in the frame
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 22:36:03   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
That is whats great about this forum , we get all sides of the argument
this is such an emotive subject which still divides opinion , and as this inquiry gets underway we will all learn things
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 21:27:36   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
[quote="Ty Gwyn"][quote="derrickman"]I really do suggest that you educate yourself a little.

Orgreave was a staged confrontation forming an integral part of the miners' strike and its surr
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 19:29:27   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
To say that we should express an opinion is just daft
whether we were there or not is really irrelevant
i thought this was a forum somewhere topics can be discussed
if we are not al
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 00:22:40   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
"He said it was like a medieval battle..." For me i think it was the closest think we had had to a civil war for centuries
it divided the country on opinions, it split families and communities
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2012 21:54:39   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
There was a lot of things rumoured at the time such as the military dressed as police officers
police officers driving past picket lines goading miners by waving wads of cash at striking miners
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2012 20:33:43   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="Aditaddict"]Just breaking on the news they are now looking into why the 90 some miners charged , had their statements altered / dictated etc
and that yet again the same p
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2012 17:55:29   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
Just breaking on the news they are now looking into why the 90 some miners charged , had their statements altered / dictated etc
and that yet again the same police force that lied about Hillsboro
Topic: Grand Designs
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2012 10:13:48   Subject: Grand Designs
[quote="Cat_Bones"]You forgot to put a link in mate but I'm guessing you're on about this... [url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?p=106113#msg106113[/url][/quote]Something not right
Topic: Grand Designs
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2012 21:07:06   Subject: Grand Designs
Sorry if this has been posted before
But i would love this as a house LoL

[img]http://somewhereelse.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Big-Miners-Lamp-Lithgow-500x374.jpg[/img]
Topic: Ashworth Hepplewhite and Gray lamp
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2012 18:57:02   Subject: Ashworth Hepplewhite and Gray lamp
[quote="inbye"]Yes, nice lamp. Something odd about the wick tube, looks like someone has modified it.
Prices for good lamps are crazy these days. I got an early Davy back around 1970 for £1, at
Topic: Ashworth Hepplewhite and Gray lamp
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2012 19:39:30   Subject: Ashworth Hepplewhite and Gray lamp
[quote="AR"]Looking at the current price, there are several people who really, really want that lamp..... :o[/quote]The last one i saw wasn't in as good nick as this one
That went for £1342 reco
Topic: Ashworth Hepplewhite and Gray lamp
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2012 21:32:00   Subject: Ashworth Hepplewhite and Gray lamp
i know these are quite rare , so if anyone wants to bid on a fine example , there is one on Ebay now
i myself only collect Protector lamps , but this looks like it will bring big money due to it
Topic: Reopening a mine-?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2012 09:31:11   Subject: Reopening a mine-?
[quote="moorlandmineral"][quote="Aditaddict"]On reopening lead mines , i saw an article once about the search for Low alpha lead for use in the computer industry
it was said that all lead is con
Topic: Reopening a mine-?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2012 08:57:37   Subject: Reopening a mine-?
On reopening lead mines , i saw an article once about the search for Low alpha lead for use in the computer industry
it was said that all lead is contaminated with radiation after 1945 (was this
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