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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
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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:

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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
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/08/2017 23:54:04   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="Moorebooks"]Tis a shame what's happening but you can't have regular rescue and vandalism. I know of at least 1 airshaft, perhaps access control would only allow SRT competent bona fide explore
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/08/2017 11:33:19   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Knickers? [u]Boxer[/u] shorts would be more apt.
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/08/2017 08:32:00   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Well, despite the impression I might have given, I am not a labeller! I'm off to and old fort and a bunker in a few weeks time :-)
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/08/2017 20:37:40   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="Wormster"]Hanson's.........................Yes!

Rescues..........................YES!!

Forum discussion: DP and Here limited, 28Days - a few nice photos, as for UkChaving
Topic: Norden Number 7 Clay Mine (mine)
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 16/07/2017 22:58:47   Subject: Norden Number 7 Clay Mine (mine)
Dorset clay mining in the 1960s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0b32othvEo
Topic: No 11 Clay Mine (mine)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2017 22:28:28   Subject: No 11 Clay Mine (mine)
Great video of this site working - no commentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnDKE7DALWw
Topic: National Library of Scotland 25 Inch maps
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 14/07/2017 10:45:54   Subject: National Library of Scotland 25 Inch maps
[quote="JMB"]Wales has been scanned and should be online soon.
[/quote]Excellent!
Topic: The Bridge of Peril
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/07/2017 09:52:12   Subject: The Bridge of Peril
If one of the builders was called Simon, you could call it the Bridge of Si's
Topic: Curious about an adit
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/07/2017 11:17:18   Subject: Curious about an adit
Yes, but do you know where the mouth of the tunnel is?
Topic: Curious about an adit
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/07/2017 11:07:56   Subject: Curious about an adit
I was suggesting a head supply for a water reservoir not a tail race. As said, not knowing the circumstances means we are only speculating.
Topic: Research help - Wild animals in mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/07/2017 09:21:13   Subject: Research help - Wild animals in mines
Launder lizard?
Topic: Curious about an adit
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/07/2017 09:12:54   Subject: Curious about an adit
Is the discharge point at estuary level? That would be the best level for maximum effect for a mine working. If it's significantly higher than "sea level", then perhaps it was a level driven to feed a
Topic: Curious about an adit
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/07/2017 09:28:11   Subject: Curious about an adit
Well, if I was local, I wouldn't consider it a waste of my time. If others here are like me, an invitation to look in a hole is rarely turned down! I am sure someone will take a look or let you know w
Topic: NAHMO 2017
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/07/2017 21:10:08   Subject: NAHMO 2017
Lecture review now published.

http://darknessbelow.co.uk/namho-annual-conference-2017-lecture-review/
Topic: Seaham, 1963 - in colour
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/07/2017 22:06:13   Subject: Seaham, 1963 - in colour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yglORlMs4pI
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 01/07/2017 20:52:18   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
[b]23rd-26th June 2017[/b]

[u]NAMHO Conference, Godstone, Surrey[/u]

23rd - a really enjoyable time spent leading the early bird conference delegates around Godstone Quarry, then
Topic: NAHMO 2017
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/06/2017 20:31:51   Subject: NAHMO 2017
I'll leave if for others to judge how the weekend has gone, but I would like to say thank you to all the other WCMS members who put in so much effort for the combined conference and 50th birthday bash
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