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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 21:08:53   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
If the caves are within the designated area of the SSSI (see the relevant map) https://naturalresources.wales/media/638421/SSSI_0241_Map0022df4.pdf

.... then the management document and the
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 20:08:04   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
[quote="NewStuff"]I think the fact that it's been mentioned a number of times throughout the thread, that yes, people are aware it's an SSSI, and you can now stop your "finger wagging, naughty childre
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 20:03:33   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
The past is a different country and all that. Shame the details are not more up to date, but there's one hell of a lot more SSSI stuff there that is non-cave related for NRW to manage.
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 19:21:53   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
I imagine those who have been digging (or thinking of digging) in this location are acutely aware now of the SSSI designation and the published documents which detail the NRW management statement and
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 08:20:51   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Personal insults. The first resort of those who have nothing constructive to say.
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/02/2016 21:30:17   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
If I was from NRW and reading this (as I am sure they will), I wonder what I would be thinking now? And you wonder why you have so many contentious people constantly at war with each other in this are
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/02/2016 20:13:41   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Objections are fine, but we have to remember that you can't dismiss something you don't like just because you don't like it.
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/02/2016 19:52:26   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
It never ceases to amaze me how people who are not legal experts argue the strongest for what they believe, often against the advice of agencies whose very purpose requires them to have a good legal g
Topic: Daily Wail article
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/02/2016 18:24:15   Subject: Daily Wail article
Of for goodness sake! It just got a brief mention on the BBC 6 o'clock news!!
Topic: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/02/2016 19:15:14   Subject: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
There is no such thing as a "bargain", except where the seller has unknowingly got his sums wrong.
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/02/2016 21:27:08   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Another reason why you should never throw things down shafts.

Two men were walking through the woods and came upon a big, black, deep hole. One man picked up a rock and tossed it into the h
Topic: Crinnis mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/02/2016 16:18:08   Subject: Crinnis mine
There is an account of boats being discovered in an abandoned tunnel somewhere in the St Austell area.
Topic: NAMHO 2016?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2016 11:10:41   Subject: NAMHO 2016?
I hope you've booked two crossings Alex. We really want you back to help in 2017.
Topic: Hemerdon/Drakelands latest
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/01/2016 11:20:11   Subject: Hemerdon/Drakelands latest
A news item published

http://darknessbelow.co.uk/?p=985
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/01/2016 12:52:43   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
Everyone has mental issues of one kind or another, it's what makes us different. Sometimes it doesn't matter, sometimes it does. For example, lack of empathy towards others who have different issues,
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2016 10:40:36   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
[quote="pwhole"]Here's some 1m diameter twinwall being installed at Longcliffe. We sawed it into 3 X 1m lengths for handling, and it's surprisingly light, and unbelievably strong. We cast concrete aro
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 20:13:15   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
Cheers! The dyslexics read it as Stinker of course. Only joking! Stinker is my name....... :lol:
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 18:46:16   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
We have the money - the only price I have found is a bit shy of £1000 for 6 metres, but we are outside the delivery area. Someone I know will be aware of where we can get it. At the moment it's just a
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 18:23:28   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
Two bits like that would do the job - it would have to be dragged lengthways though. The footpath runs through a wood. Maybe we make up a sled, and get a group of members to play Egyptian slaves for a
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 18:09:24   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
What a fantastic response in less than an hour! :thumbsup:

Anyone else, feel free to throw in your 2p's worth :)

If the project "goes", and it's done in time, it may appear in t
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 17:59:07   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
[quote="Morlock"]

Edit: This stuff any good?

http://tubosider.co.uk/products/bolted-structures/bolted-plate-structures/[/quote]

Yes - one of the sites I kept coming ac
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 17:54:37   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
[quote="robnorthwales"]The twinwall pipe, while it can get quite expensive for the size you'd want (600mm, I assume), they are incredibly strong, regularly used in quarries.[/quote]I am thinking 1000m
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 17:52:56   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
Yes it's a posh job :)

Square would be fine provided it was strong enough for the long term. The issue about time is that I would like to have the job started and finished in one long weeke
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 17:47:51   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
That sounds interesting Roy - the ground where we want to build this is not clay, but behaves more or less like clay, and is likely to be subject to a lot of water percolation. Do you think this idea
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 17:30:55   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
Ah yes, Morlock, we've done this before - the issue is the shaft needs to be permanent! And it would be installed under the supervision of the National Trust so needs to look the part really. When we'
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 17:15:54   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
I am hoping that someone has some helpful advice regarding the installation of a shaft using lightweight materials. I am putting together a project plan for the opening up of a site, by excavating a p
Topic: Haig Museum Problems
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/01/2016 21:13:53   Subject: Haig Museum Problems
[quote="ttxela"][quote="John Lawson"]
Basically whilst we all think it is a fantastic idea, the great British public want to entertained, for their money, and I am not sure how you can do that un
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/01/2016 09:34:08   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
You would think this would be the perfect opportunity for the mining/caving world to step in, and cooperate with AWT, demonstrating that a responsible attitude exists in both bat and mining camps. The
Topic: Haig Museum Problems
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/01/2016 21:18:16   Subject: Haig Museum Problems
Whether mining museums get the thumbs up or not from significant numbers of visitors probably depends on just one or two key features.

1. Is there something significant to visit underground
Topic: fatality @ matlock bath
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/01/2016 22:00:50   Subject: fatality @ matlock bath
That would be a simple carbide lamp - it's not relevant to the issue.
Topic: Your proudest achievement?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2016 22:50:59   Subject: Your proudest achievement?
Like pwhole, I hope mine is to come - but I don't like tempting fate - it's a specific project - at the very least there should be a talk on it at NAMHO 2017.
Looking back, it is a very difficul
Topic: Your proudest achievement?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2016 19:53:07   Subject: Your proudest achievement?
What is the one single achievement either individually or with others, in the field of mine exploration or research, that you are most proud of, which has benefited others? So not deepest/longest/most
Topic: Mouldy Ropes
Peter Burgess

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/01/2016 14:42:57   Subject: Mouldy Ropes
I've had mould grown on a flight bag (synthetic material) around the handle, presumably where sweat and skin cells had rubbed off. It was left in a damp conservatory for several months. It's one of th
Topic: Box Quarry - New Year's Eve tourist trip 2015
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2016 14:36:48   Subject: Box Quarry - New Year's Eve tourist trip 2015
This is what I like about old mines - it broadens the mind when you start doing a bit of investigating. :)
Topic: Maps
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2016 20:44:47   Subject: Maps
I have already spotted a number of possible deneholes on the North Downs thanks to these. Even the lo res scans show this sort of feature. Unfortunately the coverage is patchy.
Topic: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/01/2016 10:01:16   Subject: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
Those who like doing historical research might like to look through the mine entries for sites with no historical notes, and do a bit of research, if only to add one or two snippets. From small seeds
Topic: Graffiti in DGC
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/12/2015 08:27:41   Subject: Graffiti in DGC
Sounds like a wanton hooligan with legitimate access.
Topic: Sad day.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2015 13:03:18   Subject: Sad day.
Just wearing warmer clothes indoors would help!
Topic: Lost mining archive - Derbyshire, Cornwall, etc
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/12/2015 09:17:33   Subject: Lost mining archive - Derbyshire, Cornwall, etc
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Mary-Ann-Mixed-Mine_6269/
Topic: Lost mining archive - Derbyshire, Cornwall, etc
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/12/2015 09:16:13   Subject: Lost mining archive - Derbyshire, Cornwall, etc
Looks like a classic OCR error.
Topic: Lost mining archive - Derbyshire, Cornwall, etc
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/12/2015 08:58:48   Subject: Lost mining archive - Derbyshire, Cornwall, etc
I suggest Mary Ann.
Topic: Any Ideas?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2015 09:12:30   Subject: Any Ideas?
I recall the anfo used at Brightling was pink when I went there 20 or so years ago. They said it was due to being mixed with red diesel. That's what I remember, anyway!
Topic: Oakeley
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/12/2015 15:08:16   Subject: Oakeley
Sounds like a trite saying for a greetings card!
Topic: The Jet Project
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/11/2015 19:44:45   Subject: The Jet Project
Although this is far away from Sussex, and I have never been to the area, this topic is really fascinating for me. I am quite envious of someone having a completely unresearched subject to work on!
Topic: New UK caving / mining news website
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2015 18:57:05   Subject: New UK caving / mining news website
Some may have spotted a new site that went live a few days ago.

www.darknessbelow.co.uk

The purpose of the site is to provide news for the UK caving and mine exploring community.
Topic: National Library of Scotland maps
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/11/2015 14:59:53   Subject: National Library of Scotland maps
Now 25-inch coverage has been extended into Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Topic: A new "sinkhole"
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/11/2015 20:36:53   Subject: A new
Boy, am I glad sometimes to live where there is nothing beneath me of any value, past or present. Apart from a massive load of oil/gas. Possibly. Anybody got any cheap fracking kit I can buy?
Topic: Mine art
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/11/2015 10:06:46   Subject: Mine art
Nice work.
Topic: Channel 4 - Restoring Britain's Landmarks
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/11/2015 14:24:29   Subject: Channel 4 - Restoring Britain's Landmarks
It's probably easier and more rewarding to knock on Tamarmole's door and ask for a personal re-enactment of the show. Oh- what have I just said?
Topic: Carbis Bay disappearing one shaft at a time
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/11/2015 13:16:06   Subject: Carbis Bay disappearing one shaft at a time
At least this one isn't due to water dissolving the strata!

http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2015-11-04/100ft-giant-sinkhole-swallows-up-pensioners-garden-in-cornwall/

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