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Posts by Peter Burgess

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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
Topic: NAHMO 2017
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/06/2017 21:04:30   Subject: NAHMO 2017
[quote="royfellows"]They don't want stuff on social media including this website, the rest is common sense. They have gone to the trouble of getting landowners permissions who have no doubt indicated
Topic: NAHMO 2017
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/06/2017 10:13:10   Subject: NAHMO 2017
Last minute bookings are still possible, but the booking process behind the website went a bit flaky recently so if you have trouble then get in touch with the admin and arrange things over the phone
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 11/06/2017 12:44:18   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
10th June 2017 - Second Cave Day in Reigate.

Timelapse video of the action in Reigate Tunnel :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRj1NTQ5hpk

Topic: Graffiti Vandalism in Holme bank
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/06/2017 20:01:13   Subject: Graffiti Vandalism in Holme bank
This is EXACTLY what happens when a site is no longer visited by those who look after it, out of respect for owners wishes to limit or remove access, but those who don't give a damn for either owners
Topic: Shot Holes
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 09/06/2017 19:46:37   Subject: Shot Holes
[quote="simonrail"]We got a fit younger guy to try hand-drilling into an ironstone seam but it wasn't successful because the flat cutting bit was central, not at one side. Never managed to get back wi
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 08/06/2017 15:37:39   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
[b]7th June 2017[/b]

Marden Mine - an evening trip, part of which was to show Ttxela which bits of the mine to keep NAMHO delegates away from, so they get out alive! :o

Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 05/06/2017 09:36:44   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
I don't have a first edition but I did borrow one many years ago, and I do recall some good quality plans, with parts of the plans coloured, if only passage outlines?

Other than that, I can
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 19/05/2017 21:49:54   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
[b]13th May 2017[/b]

WCMS filled the Reigate car parks due to huge numbers wanting to visit the caves! Serious crowd management issues resulted. Plans in place to do it better next time.
Topic: Thievery
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2017 11:13:11   Subject: Thievery
It's a shame stuff like rescue ropes can't be painted to make it instantly recognisable, like scaffold companies do with their kit.

When on a campsite in Ingleton back in the 80s, we were k
Topic: ABERLLEFENNI QUARRY by Ray Gunn slate North Wales - available for download
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/05/2017 21:14:44   Subject: ABERLLEFENNI QUARRY by Ray Gunn slate North Wales - available for download
If JonK can pass this on, I would be much obliged. A download is fine, but a little book for sale at appropriate venues is often a winner. I am sure Mike would stock them as well.
Topic: ABERLLEFENNI QUARRY by Ray Gunn slate North Wales - available for download
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/05/2017 20:19:23   Subject: ABERLLEFENNI QUARRY by Ray Gunn slate North Wales - available for download
If Ray wanted this printed professionally, I can probably oblige - at cost - and in modest numbers. It would be to the quality of the last edition of the Cwmorthin book. :)
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 08/05/2017 13:17:09   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
[b]7th May 2017[/b]

SECRO exercise, Godstone.

I was in a small team sent off into one of the mines to test one of the rescue Nicola radios. First issue was finding, once we got r
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 23/04/2017 11:14:57   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
[b]22nd April 2017 Reigate Caves[/b]
With only a few weeks left to the first 2017 open day, the rush is on to get the caves ready and tidied up. Today the tilework around the base of the newly-er
Topic: Most embarassing moment underground....
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/04/2017 14:05:19   Subject: Most embarassing moment underground....
And more recently, getting rather lost down a Surrey mine with three National Trust staff in tow.
Topic: Most embarassing moment underground....
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/04/2017 13:54:08   Subject: Most embarassing moment underground....
On a mines trip some years ago now, I secured my ladder to the bar outside, and climbed down. I knew I had another padlock in my box, so I also locked up the bottom of the ladder to the steel eye that
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 13/04/2017 14:00:11   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Personal NAMHO 2017 update:

I will be leading the visit on Friday 23rd June into Godstone Main Series, and the visit on Monday 26th June to the eastern sections of Bedlams Bank. I am really
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 31/03/2017 12:35:09   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
[b]30th March 2017[/b]

An evening walk on the Downs, and I located two Surrey deneholes, one I knew about and one that is new to me.

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Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 29/03/2017 10:43:58   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
I have had a nice message from Simon and I respect his wishes for this website. As a result I have agreed to take this no further here. Anyone curious about what I was going to say will no doubt be di
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 29/03/2017 08:22:42   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Out of respect for Simon, who runs this haven of respect, I am waiting for his thoughts before I proceed. Meanwhile, here is a proper journal entry!

[b]Sunday 26th March 2017[/b]

Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 28/03/2017 23:14:30   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Second, I have asked for my UKCaving account to be deleted - I have no wish to continue any association with them.
Topic: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 28/03/2017 17:32:02   Subject: Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
First, let's list my current and recent mine and cave-related priorities in decreasing order of importance:

Improving Surrey mine entrance security and thereby meet my society's obligations
Topic: Thoughts whilst ascending
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2017 16:40:29   Subject: Thoughts whilst ascending
I don't think you can be normal if you don't get feelings of exposure and vulnerability while attached to a long thin rope with a yuge drop below you.
Topic: Reigate caves open days
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/03/2017 23:59:42   Subject: Reigate caves open days
Yes, they were once plagued with bottle collectors and yes a workman involved in filling up the unstable sections was killed when a machine slide onto him. Tragic that the only person killed by the da
Topic: Reigate caves open days
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/03/2017 13:31:33   Subject: Reigate caves open days
To be fair, the link posted by Barney is fine.
Topic: Reigate caves open days
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/03/2017 13:30:23   Subject: Reigate caves open days
Thank you, Alex. Beware third party links - quite often they are incorrect.
Topic: Hidden Earth 2017
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2017 10:31:44   Subject: Hidden Earth 2017
I agree - very nice venue.
Topic: Cwmorthin reprint
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/03/2017 08:30:15   Subject: Cwmorthin reprint
Now is the time to start, Graham - just plan ahead so it's ready when Mike runs out of the latest reprint! It's a very good read.
Topic: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 20/02/2017 15:55:19   Subject: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
The document that opens has the reference right across the top - I am not sure how anyone would get it wrong.
Topic: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 17/02/2017 20:01:23   Subject: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
This paper may be of interest:

http://shropshirehistory.com/misc/minerssussex.pdf
Topic: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 17/02/2017 14:07:50   Subject: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
[quote="rufenig"]There is a Tissington hall in Derbyshire.

More likely is the Tissington family who were deputy barmasters in Matlock.
George Tissington in 1738
and his son Anthon
Topic: NAMHO 2017
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 10/01/2017 08:11:48   Subject: NAMHO 2017
Bookings are now open for the National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO) Conference 2017, to be based around Godstone, Surrey, UK over the weekend of 23-26th June 2017. A lively and
Topic: Christmas Eve Ghost stories
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/12/2016 13:07:16   Subject: Christmas Eve Ghost stories
While not a ghost story as such, here is a true account of a macabre incident that occurred on 9th February 1905, involving a Surrey quarryman (almost certainly a hearthstone miner) - as reported in t
Topic: Suggestions wanted for 2017 trips
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/11/2016 00:06:24   Subject: Suggestions wanted for 2017 trips
[quote="ttxela"][quote="Peter Burgess"]Any AN members in the SE who would like to get together for a trip, let me know. :)[/quote]

I'd be up for a Surrey trip, club evening trips are a hard
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