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Posts by Dean Allison

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Topic: Mine research question
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2009 18:06:33   Subject: Mine research question
Thanks everyone thats all a fantastic help! Roy those links you provided sound great, I will have a look now. And I didn't realise Woodhorn held records even though I have been to visit the place. I j
Topic: Mine research question
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2009 17:33:01   Subject: Mine research question
Thanks, I'll try the records office. Its not a particualr mine, but I was curious how one would find ifo because I was looking at my OS maps last night and there are loads iof disused mines (probably
Topic: Mine research question
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2009 21:47:10   Subject: Mine research question
I was wondering if any could advise me about the best way to find history on a mine that isn't listed in the database please. Would the public records office or the land registry be able to help if I
Topic: Rebel 100 StenLight
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/01/2009 14:57:19   Subject: Rebel 100 StenLight
Thanks for that info, I wish I could afford one. I love my old Stenlight but I just saw on the site there is a headband for them! I didn't know there was such a thing available until now.
I might
Topic: Cambokeels Mine (photo)
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/01/2009 18:12:20   Subject: Cambokeels Mine (photo)
[quote="sparty_lea"][quote="chriscambo25"]
Was a lot of the concrete on site hand batched? always thought building the tipple would have been done by a specialist company.[/quote]

Dont
Topic: langley barony (photo)
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/01/2009 17:49:07   Subject: langley barony (photo)
Thanks guys, I have looked at the old map again and that makes sense now. Doesn't tek much to confuse me :)
Topic: langley barony (photo)
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/01/2009 20:59:14   Subject: langley barony (photo)
Just looking at the mines database, is this photo not of Leadbitter? I am sure Langley Baroney was slightly to the north. This looks more like the chimney at Leadbitter mine. Correct me if I am wrong
Topic: Cold feet?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2009 20:53:44   Subject: Cold feet?
I wonder how well they'd work once the wellies get filled with water though...it does say they provide damp-free feet ;D
Topic: AditNow 2008 Photography Competition - THE RESULT!
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 15/12/2008 21:04:20   Subject: AditNow 2008 Photography Competition - THE RESULT!
[quote="blackshiver"]Well done "Jimbo" a great Cleveland one-two!
Just one thing, are you really sure your winning picture is of Carrock and not Spa Wood ;D
Sparty_lea - never mind all tha
Topic: AditNow 2008 Photography Competition - THE RESULT!
Dean Allison

Forum: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 15/12/2008 18:52:29   Subject: AditNow 2008 Photography Competition - THE RESULT!
Wow great pictures everyone, well done! All really good stuff :thumbup:
Topic: Mine Pearls
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2008 15:05:00   Subject: Mine Pearls
They are real nice. I saw some recently but not as perfect as those.
Topic: Whitesike (photo)
Dean Allison

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/11/2008 22:45:15   Subject: Whitesike (photo)
Just been looking at these now. I've seen carved graffiti before but this one is amazing. He put a lot of care into that.I agree it would be brilliant to find out who it was etc.
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2008 19:13:37   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
[quote="PeteHall"]
The info provided with each mine was very interesting to get a little background of the places, though I noticed one was slightly out of date...

:offtopic:
Th
Topic: Fallowlees lead mine
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/11/2008 19:36:03   Subject: Fallowlees lead mine
[quote="RJV"]This has a bit more if you search through it [url]http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/geodiversity_audit_lo.pdf.pdf[/url]

Not much there by look of things.[/quote]
Topic: Fallowlees lead mine
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/11/2008 19:26:07   Subject: Fallowlees lead mine
Thanks Guys :) Jagman if your Aunt knows of anything that would be great! I think I have seen what remains of Plashetts, or it may have been Falstone up at Kielder, I think they are very close togeth
Topic: Fallowlees lead mine
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/11/2008 00:33:51   Subject: Fallowlees lead mine
Nice one, thanks Mr.C I appreciate that :thumbup:
Topic: Fallowlees lead mine
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/11/2008 00:27:01   Subject: Fallowlees lead mine
Thanks Mr.C. The info I found did say there were a few trials for lead on the Simonside hills near Rothbury but I don't know if there was any workable ore so perhaps nothing came of it. Though it did
Topic: Fallowlees lead mine
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/11/2008 23:43:52   Subject: Fallowlees lead mine
Just been looking at some old maps from the late 1800s and was really surprised to find a lead mine level marked at Fallowlees in Northumberland. This is just south of Rothbury and in a part of Northu
Topic: Open flame on oil headlamps
Dean Allison

Forum: North America   Posted: 19/11/2008 20:44:03   Subject: Open flame on oil headlamps
Thanks for that Heb, I had no idea, thats interesting :)
Topic: Open flame on oil headlamps
Dean Allison

Forum: North America   Posted: 19/11/2008 20:04:51   Subject: Open flame on oil headlamps
Fascinating picture Carnkie. Any idea what they used for the flame? I take it that it isnt carbide?
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/11/2008 17:52:14   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
[quote="sparty_lea"]

We're all tourists, its the vandals who smash stuff seemingly just to see it break who want shoving down a shaft and a few tons of rock after them.[/quote]

I
Topic: RIP Colonel Mustard!!
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2008 21:14:17   Subject: RIP Colonel Mustard!!
Thats just not on :o They shouldnt be allowed to do that!

Must say when I saw the thread title I got a bit worried, I thought something had happened to the real Colonel Mustard (the AditNo
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 17:30:13   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
Just got in from work and found mine waiting for me. Absolute top quality, am really impressed. All brill photos and the inclusion of the old tuneler photo was a fantastic idea :thumbup:
Topic: OT - Time Team, Channel 4 now
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 22:59:46   Subject: OT - Time Team, Channel 4 now
[quote="Barney"]What an excellent programme! Bunch of wussies though not crawling through the brief collapse![/quote]

I thought the same as it looked like nothing serious at all, probably j
Topic: The world's deepest pub
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2008 17:43:17   Subject: The world's deepest pub
Makes me wish I hadn't quit drinking!
Topic: Say hello!
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2008 16:05:49   Subject: Say hello!
[quote="in memory of...."]Hello every one my names Jean
Totally hooked on anything lead mining ,especially weardale and its great mining history,im trying to save old joiners shop at burtree past
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/10/2008 20:39:35   Subject: Which wetsuit?
Mr Pete thanks, I had no idea such things existed. Yes the Tesco ones are 2.5mm. I am just going t go for the 3mm suit I have decided, but I will look into those which you mentioned Pete. Cheers folks
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2008 13:33:08   Subject: Which wetsuit?
[quote="sparty_lea"]Cheap n cheerful

[url]http://direct.tesco.com/q/N.1998690/Nr.99.aspx[/url]

I got one of their shorties and its ok, been using it most weeks since March and
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2008 15:38:06   Subject: Which wetsuit?
Good idea Wormster, I will call them. Looked at the sizes online but none of them were any use. They havent got one with a 30 waist and a 34 leg, but maybe they can sort me out if I give them my detai
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2008 14:59:34   Subject: Which wetsuit?
So many options, its giving me a headache! Need to think about this one some more.

Mike, where do you get Warmbac stuff from? I couldn't find any info on the internet. Or is it direct from
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2008 13:51:49   Subject: Which wetsuit?
[quote="Vanoord"][quote="BigLoada"]Thanks Jason for the info. I had a look at the neofleece but to be honest I would be happier with the full suit as I suffer terribly from cold legs. Didn't realise t
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2008 10:01:27   Subject: Which wetsuit?
Thanks Jason for the info. I had a look at the neofleece but to be honest I would be happier with the full suit as I suffer terribly from cold legs. Didn't realise there would be so many choices thoug
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2008 21:25:58   Subject: Which wetsuit?
Hi Mike, you mentioned bottoms only, now thats an idea and would be cheaper for now. I dont think I will be in any neck deep water so for what I want to do the bottoms are a good plan. I am going to d
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2008 19:35:35   Subject: Which wetsuit?
I didn't realise they made you so hot. Maybe I should just stick with the long wetsocks for now. I was in a place recently with water up to the thighs and although I was cold it didnt do me any harm,
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2008 12:05:09   Subject: Which wetsuit?
Thats a good point about the compression Vanoord. I hadnt thought of that. Yes the 5mm it is then. And Wormster cheers for that link. I alredy have some long wetsocks, but after going somewhere recent
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2008 10:09:47   Subject: Which wetsuit?
Wow! Didnt think it was so complicated :o

I think I will go for the 5mm then. I suppose once out of the water, if I get warm I could unzip it a bit. I think I would rather be a bit too war
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2008 21:42:27   Subject: Which wetsuit?
Hello folks, I have been looking into buying a wetsuit as there are a few mines I want to go that are fairly deep but after looking at some I dont know what to get. I didnt realise there was differen
Topic: Use of open flame lighting for photography
Dean Allison

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/10/2008 19:04:25   Subject: Use of open flame lighting for photography
[quote="LAP"]did a quick search:

[url]http://i.pbase.com/g6/39/611339/2/71026338.zhMhiTs1.jpg[/url][/quote]

Cheers LAP, I know exactly what these are now, just didnt connect it w
Topic: Use of open flame lighting for photography
Dean Allison

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/10/2008 17:41:13   Subject: Use of open flame lighting for photography
Just got a message off the guy, he says it was lit with a Gaz lantern. Don't know what one of them is though. Anyone heard of them?
Topic: Nikon camera remote controls
Dean Allison

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/10/2008 17:36:48   Subject: Nikon camera remote controls
I too just got the Ml-L3 the other day, tried it doing some lightpainting night photography up on the moors and its great. I was previously stuck with 30sec max exposure but I tried 2 minute exposures
Topic: Use of open flame lighting for photography
Dean Allison

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 20/10/2008 22:51:11   Subject: Use of open flame lighting for photography
This guy has some brilliant pictures, really worth a look through his gallery.
LAP, is open-flame the same as those carbide lamps or does it mean something else?
Topic: Crib, Snap, Bait?
Dean Allison

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/10/2008 11:18:15   Subject: Crib, Snap, Bait?
[quote="Vanoord"]I've always felt very suspicious about people eating 'bait' - in my experience, bait is something you dig up on the beach and put on a hook to catch fish... :o [/quote]

I
Topic: Crib, Snap, Bait?
Dean Allison

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/10/2008 08:19:17   Subject: Crib, Snap, Bait?
Hey Roy, I could write you a whole dictionary of Northumbrian dialect but me old dad speaks a whole different language even to normal Geordie, most of which comes from working down the pit. A lot of t
Topic: 2009 Calendar
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/10/2008 22:50:32   Subject: 2009 Calendar
Nice one lads it looks champion. Cheers for all the work you put into it :thumbup:
Topic: Mining Pit Plan Approved
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/10/2008 21:42:03   Subject: Mining Pit Plan Approved
I was born and bred in that town and I know the land they are on about, and I too am amazed they got permission.
Thanks for posting that link Carnkie
Topic: Forum improvements
Dean Allison

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/10/2008 18:09:10   Subject: Forum improvements
Thanks Simon, the bulk uploader will be great. I dont upload much but it will be a great help to do it bulk style. :thumbup:
Topic: Tesco Cree LED torches
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2008 21:13:43   Subject: Tesco Cree LED torches
One thing I'll say about those Fenixes, they must be watertight. Got back from a trip today and chucked stuff in the washing machine at 40 degrees, and forget to remove the Fenix from a pocket.
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Topic: 2009 Calendar - UPDATE!
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2008 18:03:17   Subject: 2009 Calendar - UPDATE!
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Revision 1 please. 2 and 3 look like there is "something missing"! I like the idea of the shading too, as has been said, makes the weekends stand out better as most calenders do
Topic: 2009 Calendar - UPDATE!
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/09/2008 18:21:20   Subject: 2009 Calendar - First Draft!
Looks ace! Good idea having the info about the mine too :thumbup:
Topic: A new era?
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2008 20:40:37   Subject: A new era?
Interesting read. There is discussions going on about building a new power station using this technology up here in Blyth, where the old coal power station was demolished a few years back.
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