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Posts by Peter Burgess

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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)
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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
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.
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