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Topic: Powdered milk
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2020 10:43:03   Subject: Powdered milk
[quote="Yorkshireman"]Big, soft and rolled up with whatever filling you like - sweet or savoury - luvverly!!

Oatcakes are apparently experiencing a revival in the Potteries

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Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Mr.C

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2020 12:04:26   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
[quote="Down and beyond"]It sounds very complicated to use correctly compared to my prem lamp , really am stuck on how to work it, I guess the largest main chamber you fill with water then the carbide
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Mr.C

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/04/2020 14:19:05   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
I've still got my trusty Fisma. I'll have a look once you've posted the photos.
Topic: Unidentified Coal Mine Adit nr A500
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/04/2020 22:13:50   Subject: Unidentified Coal Mine Adit nr A500
I think I'd plump for no.3 as well, for similar reason. I do recall from conversation with my Uncle Roy, that he drove a new dip there for George M in the 70's. I've just checked some notes he left me
Topic: Unidentified Coal Mine Adit nr A500
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/04/2020 00:15:06   Subject: Unidentified Coal Mine Adit nr A500
The pictured mine is the one on the map with just the one garage on the LHS. Photo 2 (showing the white garage) is taken from roughly SJ8361 5158, looking slightly north of west. Photo 1 is looking in
Topic: Unidentified Coal Mine Adit nr A500
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/04/2020 18:08:06   Subject: Unidentified Coal Mine Adit nr A500
That's one of the High Carr ones. The old garage on Talke roundabout is plainly in view in the middle photograph, unless I'm very much mistaken?
What dust recken Les?
Topic: Unidentified Coal Mine Adit nr A500
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/04/2020 21:57:38   Subject: Unidentified Coal Mine Adit nr A500
Depends which side of the A34. if it was just to to the E side, probably one of the High Carr drifts. At that time though, probably to the West side, so possibly Jamage?
Staffs.china may be alon
Topic: underground frickley (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2020 17:25:27   Subject: underground frickley (photo)
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Quite by chance I found this photo from a 2006 visit I made to the Centre historique minier de Lewarde in Northern France.
It shows clearly what I believe are the same
Topic: Dark Theme
Mr.C

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 01/04/2020 12:49:50   Subject: Dark Theme
[quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="Mr.C"]Go back to Oldhams?
I've only recently upgraded to one![/quote]

From a candle? :lol:[/quote]
There's nowt up with tallow! And if you're peckish
Topic: Dark Theme
Mr.C

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 01/04/2020 11:22:08   Subject: Dark Theme
Go back to Oldhams?
I've only recently upgraded to one!
Topic: underground frickley (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2020 13:57:07   Subject: underground frickley (photo)
Best candidate I can find is the Anderton Shearer/Loader.
It used a haulage cable rather than a chain & ran on the panzer.
It looks like it's based on the AB15 but with the final drive/jib r
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 23:27:49   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Strangest; "Reliant " Bond Bug in Astbury Limestone Mine.
Daftest thing; Wall switch labeled "Sump Immersion Heater" in P8 nr Castleton. When it was switched on the red indicator lit up!
It
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
Mr.C

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/03/2020 20:17:40   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Yes buddy when i go with some other guys I realise how much I struggle at the moment, you dont realise how much you use your shoulders until they dont work properly and give you h
Topic: Images of South Crofty Mine
Mr.C

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/12/2019 00:53:08   Subject: Images of South Crofty Mine
Bloody brilliant! Just got to page 15 but bedtime beckons, so more to look forward to tomorrow!

Nice to see Julian Collinson again, last time I met him, he was at a fluorite mine near Stone
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2019 10:49:11   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
A Husband and Wife are Christmas Shopping at a busy shopping center just before Christmas.

The wife suddenly noticed that her husband was missing and as they had a lot to do, so she called
Topic: Roy on torches
Mr.C

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/12/2019 22:13:37   Subject: Roy on torches
Roy, you must have far too much spare time! :)
Seriously though, great article & most generous of you to share your work like this.
Topic: Gear review: Camp Turbochest
Mr.C

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 05/10/2019 17:36:28   Subject: Gear review: Camp Turbochest
[quote="AR"]I recall someone (Shotlighter IIRC) relating the tale of someone in their club who WD40'd their Stop. I think you can guess what the next descent they made was like, and the state of their
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Mr.C

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2019 11:04:00   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="ttxela"][quote="Morlock"]I suspect one half would equal one monument and command a higher premium as the complete wheel equals two monuments?;D[/quote]

Although every time I've see
Topic: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/07/2019 18:04:29   Subject: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
I've made Len aware now of this latest report.
Sounds like someone has bosted the chain off, that the farmer put on after the previous reports.
He'll let him know.
Topic: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2019 23:59:41   Subject: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
[quote="Brakeman"]Try this https://www.dyserth.com/mines.html mentions a 20' waterwheel .

[/quote]
Hi BM, long time - hope you're well!
That's where I saw the 20' wheel reference
Topic: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2019 13:57:13   Subject: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Thanks both. Talargoch is certainly a good candidate but the site now doesn't look as rocky or as far up the hill as I remember.. As far as I can recall, the SW part of Craig Fawr is favourite, which
Topic: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/06/2019 21:57:05   Subject: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
I thought I'd asked about this on here a while back but can't find it.
Anyway when I was a kid we used to go to my Aunt Florries caravan nr Ffrith Beach for the annual Holidays. Visible on the h
Topic: Maenofferen
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 22:16:44   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]

No, you have got that wrong! It is the people from Newcastle and the surrounding area that speak funny like. :lol:[/quote]

Arm 'castle bone n bred, an are
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Mr.C

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 19:16:26   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Pete K"]In Derbyshire we've been dealing with an increase in break ins to locked mines which is probably linked in some way to increased publicity on social media and is att
Topic: New film of Brewery Shaft, Nenthead
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/03/2019 20:56:42   Subject: New film of Brewery Shaft, Nenthead
Wonderfull!
Topic: Woolley Colliery
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2019 15:08:14   Subject: Woolley Colliery
1956 Guide to Coalfields has it listed as North Eastern Division, Area 6 (North Barnsley).
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/01/2019 13:57:03   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="Mr.C"]

Goodness. what a magnificent tool.
[/quote]

Yep, the drill is handy too :lol:

Yes there is a clutch but it's already caused quite
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/12/2018 21:22:55   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]Picture of the drill in use, thanks to Pete Knight.

[link]116653[linkphoto]116653[/linkphoto][/link][/quote]

Goodness. what a magnificent tool.
Not surpris
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/12/2018 20:10:40   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]It was rather over-charged. But that was very deliberate as it was for the documentary and we wanted to be able to see something. If it was charged properly there would have been just
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/12/2018 11:52:54   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="Wormster"][quote="RAMPAGE"]
Thanks for the info Roy. Might be just the ticket! Will give thought to buying one the next time I have a make an important video.

Speaking of video
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2018 14:42:23   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
Only one more sleep :)
Merry Christmas to all!
Topic: Cwmorthin on TV tonight
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/12/2018 11:59:01   Subject: Cwmorthin on TV tonight
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
I've opened a Vimeo account so I can upload videos.

Here is one of the solo numbers. The audio was twin-mike 24bit 96khz so lovely quality. There is a moving image to
Topic: Cwmorthin on TV tonight
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/12/2018 21:07:18   Subject: Cwmorthin on TV tonight
The small bit on the TV sounded incredible. See what you meant by the acoustics, the bit of solo soprano was a real " hair standing up on the back of my neck" moment.
Would love to have heard mo
Topic: Whezzit.
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2018 23:39:35   Subject: Whezzit.
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Mr.C"]I prefer the "Jolly fine punting weather" version. ;)[/quote]

Bet that's a 'rude' version.;D[/quote]

Indeed, as sung by an old ex Navy Petty Offic
Topic: Whezzit.
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2018 22:18:52   Subject: Whezzit.
I prefer the "Jolly fine punting weather" version. ;)
Topic: Dave Williams
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2018 21:28:36   Subject: Dave Williams
That's a shock, & a very sad one.
We worked together in the early 80's & of course bumped into each other many times since, through the mining history mob.

Rest in peace Dave. A super
Topic: Holme Bank Bakewell
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2018 15:24:52   Subject: Holme Bank Bakewell
[quote="Pete K"]As in the entrance that DCA recently installed a combination lock on so that it could actually be used by anyone obtaining the code from Joe?[/quote]

Now all is clear!!
Topic: Members Survey
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/09/2018 16:10:28   Subject: Members Survey
Yes from me too .
Topic: Advice for newbies and beginners...
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/09/2018 13:09:11   Subject: Advice for newbies and beginners...
[quote="Cat_Bones"][quote="Paul Marvin"]thats a new one to me and also acceptable , have you been in Dale mine near Hartington Shropshire ? that would ex-plane the little paw prints in there very much
Topic: Old Quarry.
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2018 22:00:04   Subject: Old Quarry.
[quote="Morlock"]I think you are right, many thanks.

I can also remember having an early morning call when some climbers arrived and started dislodging loose bits!:lol:

Edit: Thi
Topic: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/08/2018 19:51:44   Subject: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Ok guys let me educate you none divers, a twinset in diving terms is two cylinders on your back. And usually VERY heavy hence his achievements at his age .

Not being in
Topic: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/08/2018 20:16:34   Subject: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Paul Marvin"]I know a diver that still dives and he is 84 and has a twinset on !:ohmygod:[/quote]

Blimey, diving whilst cross dressing :lol:[/quote]

I
Topic: Driving adits & shafts (was 'Hi')
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2018 16:18:23   Subject: Driving adits & shafts (was 'Hi')
The shotholes ( that I've come across) from that period seem to be around 12" x 3/4".
From experience, you can load them with about 6" of powder - any more & there's not enough stemming to contai
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/05/2018 11:22:44   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
[quote="Praada"]Bossen hole is the first through route to the windy ledge, brilliant, it really was a treat to exit out on to that ledge! Is there any connection from the Gin entrance not requiring ro
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/05/2018 16:57:30   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
It's the Gin Entrance. Try Caving Supplies for a copy of COPD if you're not too far away.
Ivy Green is about 30ft up the cliff & about (IIRC) a HVDiff. climb to get to it.
It was the scene o
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/05/2018 15:54:38   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Sounds like Carlswark Cavern.
Have a look on DCA website. Survey also in COPD.
Topic: Lichen as guide to chronology
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2018 12:23:49   Subject: Lichen as guide to chronology
[quote="euros"]Dating a telephone pole should be easy as it has always been carved on the pole-should be about 5-6 feet off the ground level.[/quote]
Do people still date telegraph poles?
As
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 11:33:24   Subject: Communicating in shafts
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="inbye"]What about air horns?
I'm thinking, fairly cheap, anyone could use one, no batteries, not affected by water, no fiddly buttons covered in mud etc.
Is there
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 00:00:05   Subject: Communicating in shafts
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
Motorola i355 - I remember it now.

They are (were) a rugged mil-spec cell phone from the US which only worked on one particular network there, which eventually went b
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2018 23:37:00   Subject: Communicating in shafts
I've a pair of those as well, which I've used in shafts.
Cracking little set & the batteries seem fine too. Had mine for about 3 years with no problem.
Got the UV5 as well which I use on the
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