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Posts by Peter Burgess

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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.
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 22:58:53   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
[quote="Sweetie"]Most of us want nothing more than to be able to work together Peter, however, I would contend that just a few turds in a reservoir are enough to persuade one not to drink from it. 99.
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 22:54:37   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Indeed sir Mr SOS, it's all my fault. I admit it.
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 22:48:07   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Never mind the gates, or the possible (or not) unauthorised activity in a SSSI, I reckon this is the most challenging part of the NRW letter ;)

"If permission was to be granted for explorat
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 22:06:20   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
[quote="Carter"]People need facts not speculation, opinion or misleading information.[/quote]

On the whole, AditNow members are pretty good at facts. It should be encouraged.
Topic: Daily Wail article
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 21:27:39   Subject: Daily Wail article
Do you think the self-publicist has been in touch with "webuyanycar.com" yet?
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.
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