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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Suggestions wanted for 2017 trips
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/11/2016 15:02:05   Subject: Suggestions wanted for 2017 trips
Any AN members in the SE who would like to get together for a trip, let me know. :)
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 21:02:25   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
Existing? :lol:
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 20:44:54   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
No problem, Morlock - the usual online confusion with who is talking with who.
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 20:29:00   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
To allow this to calm down, I am out of here. This is not UKCaving.
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 20:19:16   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
[quote="NewStuff"]Peter - You compare rape to spraypaint in a mine. Can you see why I think you're a dickhead for making such a stupid comparison? Brian, as an adult, has to accept that he has caused
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 20:15:46   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Peter Burgess"] Please don't paint a picture of a personal fight with NewStuff. [/quote]

That was never my intention, I'm also a little surprised that you interpret
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 19:49:30   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
I am puzzled by the phrase "liberal posters". Is taking a hard stance against bullying liberal? Or is finding excuses for bullying liberal? I am not sure "liberal" is a relevant word here ....
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 19:45:40   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
I have never claimed Brian is an angel. How could I? I have never met him. My comments are aimed purely at the reported bullying. It's not only angels that get bullied. Convicted criminals in prison g
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 18:53:21   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
Suggesting that the victim of bullying is somehow to blame for what happens to him is a bit like blaming a rape victim for what happens because they "encouraged" it. You can claim that both parties ha
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 11:28:34   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
A detailed explanation of the state of play, which seeks to point out why the persecution is happening while not condoning it, does provide something for the perpetrators to hide behind, in some form
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/11/2016 19:20:09   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
Some things are too important for a difference of opinion to determine whether or not you stand by someone who is the subject of hatred and persecution.
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/11/2016 10:55:34   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
I should add the important thing is not to publicise the damage so it gets no oxygen. Just keep on making good. The more that do it, the stronger the "quiet army". It might not keep the site safe, but
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/11/2016 08:23:34   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
The idiots want attention. Don't give it to them. Those in the area who care might think about restoring ruined areas to their former condition, quietly, efficiently, and without fuss. Repeat, and rep
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/11/2016 15:33:26   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
Bullying is addictive. Closing the playground where it happens won't stop it happening elsewhere. By which I don't mean another mine. As I think has been mentioned elsewhere, this behaviour is possibl
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/11/2016 14:23:23   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
It's the appalling treatment of a fellow Mine Explorer that outrages me far more than the vandalism, which is bad enough in itself. I think, with one or two exceptions, the contributions here reflect
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/11/2016 13:26:57   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
You put it well, sir.
Topic: 1779 Chamber (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/11/2016 10:12:54   Subject: 1779 Chamber (photo)
Maybe Alex is the Matlock Monster.
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/11/2016 08:21:47   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
No matter what you think of what is going on, the character assassination and persecution of an individual is totally unacceptable, cowardly, and is NOT a game. Sadly, if this does end in tragedy, tho
Topic: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2016 18:17:14   Subject: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
SECRO - as next year's NAMHO conference is in the area.
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 08/08/2016 12:13:54   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
[quote="Bobsnail"]Looking at the westerly extent of the new coverage, it seems to follow the English-Welsh border fairly closely. Is this an indication that Wales won't be covered? I do hope not.[/quo
Topic: NAMHO details - are they correct?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2016 18:09:51   Subject: NAMHO details - are they correct?
This aside, thanks Pete, I recommend you check your group's details and let Pete know if it needs changing.
Topic: NAMHO details - are they correct?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2016 10:07:03   Subject: NAMHO details - are they correct?
In preparation for contacting the various NAMHO members for the 2017 conference (specifically with regard to the lecture programme), I have been through the list of members and the published details,
Topic: Old Newspapers Online
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/06/2016 07:40:49   Subject: Old Newspapers Online
It's a great resource - my annual sub is just expiring. I will not renew immediately, but will do at some time. I found lots of reports of accidents, crownholes, adverts, and lots more, just in the So
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 03/06/2016 11:27:28   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
The coverage for England now extends north to the Humber, but only eastern counties.
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2016 22:37:50   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
In a way, perhaps. But HE is not really organised at club level - it's roughly the same bunch of cavers each year - and a good job they do as well. NAMHO events really are down to the locals each year
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2016 21:48:05   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="droid"]And that to me is the main difference between the caving and mine exploration worlds.

we seem to be able to organise relatively free access without the interminable 'Committe
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 17:34:59   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Blober"]A wild notion, how about going underground? :lol::lol:[/quote]That's for tonight, meanwhile there are ginger nuts to bake for post-dig nosh.
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 17:31:07   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Fair do's, Roy. Taking life seriously is infectious. Can't think where I caught it from.
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 16:09:53   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="royfellows"]What about this for a new catchphrase, "The Empire of Free Access"
Kinda got a ring to it hasn't it?[/quote]

I reckon the one thing caving/mine-exploring doesn't ne
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 09:19:54   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Well, Ian, you had the chance to ask him. Why didn't you? Instead of implying he was making libellous comments, after saving the "evidence". Perhaps the former action would have been friendlier and mo
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2016 21:07:04   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Yes, Makita are getting a huge amount of publicity!
Topic: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/05/2016 08:48:00   Subject: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
Be aware that in past times, "coal" meant "charcoal" and "colliers" were charcoal burners. Hence there is a Colliers Wood near Wimbledon, but no coal mines.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2016 09:34:19   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="mudpig"]Wind turbine power output is proportional to wind speed cubed.

So if your 10Mw wind farm operates at a wind speed of 10m/s, what happens when the wind speed drops to 5m/s.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2016 09:33:12   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="royfellows"]Dont get that one
[/quote]My post Trumps yours, then.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2016 08:05:25   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
I reckon he has a ginger cat stuck on the top of his head.
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2016 20:21:14   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
I find investigating history and discovering hitherto unknown facts gives me a really good feeling. Mostly, it's facts about old mines.
Topic: London Sinkhole/Adit.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2016 08:24:30   Subject: London Sinkhole/Adit.
Greenwich Borough has sand and chalk mines.
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/05/2016 22:13:36   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
I thought I'd save someone the time, Roy.
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/05/2016 22:04:33   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
How old does an issue have to be before it serves no purpose to rake it up? Because everything that has happened actually occurred in the past. Obviously!

Jimmy Savile. Hillsborough. Iraq.
Topic: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/04/2016 11:59:30   Subject: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
[quote="Graigfawr"]H.Cleere & D.Crossley "The iron industry of the Weald", 2nd ed, Cardiff, 1995, covers the industry from prehistoric times; the Levett family seem only to be mentioned from the C16 o
Topic: Historic extreme lighting
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/04/2016 22:26:39   Subject: Historic extreme lighting
The camera and cameraman
[link]105339[linkphoto]105339[/linkphoto][/link]

Setting out the lighting. The battery was pulled around on the frame of a shopping bag trolley, when the grou
Topic: Historic extreme lighting
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/04/2016 21:34:41   Subject: Historic extreme lighting
[quote="exspelio"]A mate of mine was into super-8 cine filming, he mounted a pair of car sealed beam headlamp units on the top of the uprights of an ex-wd backpack frame so they shone over his shoulde
Topic: Underground vandal at work.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 15:10:57   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
Bear in mind the guy scratching the wall was probably his mate, not him, although one of the photos was of his initials, so both were at it.

Topic: Underground vandal at work.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 07:53:45   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
"Near Portland" it says.
Topic: New Lithium Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2016 15:33:11   Subject: New Lithium Mine
Oh no that was in S.America I remember now.
Topic: New Lithium Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2016 15:32:46   Subject: New Lithium Mine
Is this the huge "salt" flats I saw on tellie recently?
Topic: Holme Bank
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/03/2016 15:51:07   Subject: Holme Bank
Especially if you had been dropped head first into a chemical toilet.
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/02/2016 07:54:17   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
[quote="solomonkey"]sadly ? how do you mean ?¿[/quote]

Cos when cavers can't reconcile their differences, it affects everyone else as well.
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/02/2016 08:39:22   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Well, it's about caves innit.
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 23:35:14   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
p155 holes at dawn. Found outside a caving hut on snowy Sunday mornings.
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