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Posts by GolowDydh

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Topic: Zawn
GolowDydh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/03/2009 17:44:03   Subject: Zawn
It means cleft or chasm in the cliff, from the Kernewek 'sawan
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
GolowDydh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2009 16:56:27   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
I suspect most people over a certain age know it.
Topic: 1911 Census for England and Wales
GolowDydh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2009 22:31:43   Subject: 1911 Census for England and Wales
I assume that the census is regarded as an asset and as such the government department like local councils have to follow the "best value" rules which pretty much entails making as much money out of s
Topic: help wanted
GolowDydh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/12/2008 23:28:16   Subject: help wanted
There is indeed a Box Bush Mine, near Coleford, but its a long way from Tidsbury in Wiltshire. Near Tidsbury there are stone quarries rather than mines. There are also a couple of cottages known as B
Topic: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
GolowDydh

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 27/11/2008 21:22:27   Subject: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
[quote="ICLOK"]Jeeees, whinge whinge....what's wrong with you all..... Both government and local government have worked their butts off for ex mining districts by supplying sustainable jobs such as Mc
Topic: Grants for repair / preservation of Cornish engine house
GolowDydh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/11/2008 23:36:59   Subject: Grants for repair / preservation of Cornish engine house
The main difficulty will be being able to show a future for the engine house. You are unlikely to get anything for maintaining a romantic ruin which in years to come is likely again to fall into disre
Topic: Crofty Heartlands Project
GolowDydh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/11/2008 21:32:55   Subject: Crofty Heartlands Project
Why in recent years do towns and cities need "gateways" and new "signature" buildings most of which are so lacking in local style if you were transported to them blindfolded when it was removed it you
Topic: Another tradition under threat?
GolowDydh

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2008 21:56:55   Subject: Another tradition under threat?
Traditions in many places in Cornwall have been kept going and even a few new ones invented, however, in most cases the driving force is not a deep respect for tradition but extra revenue for local bu
Topic: Volunteer/s wanted
GolowDydh

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/09/2008 21:03:21   Subject: Volunteer/s wanted
I take it that nobody is able to help. I need somebody who does not know the local footpaths well who will follow the directions to check them for accuracy. I can be flexible about the date if that is
Topic: Goonvean & Rostowrack
GolowDydh

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/09/2008 20:46:29   Subject: Goonvean & Rostowrack
There have been a number of expressions of interest in the goonvean engine in recent years most have been thwawted by cost or lack of a suitable available alternative engine house. In the meantime it
Topic: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
GolowDydh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/09/2008 21:35:46   Subject: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
More to do with their colourful lifestyle as the local paper phrased it:
"In the aftermath, the freshly deserted camp, littered with scrap, showed the squalor in which scores of adults and childr
Topic: Volunteer/s wanted
GolowDydh

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/09/2008 20:39:54   Subject: Volunteer/s wanted
would anyone care to test out a surface walk around St Agnes (mainly Friendly & Kitty mines on public paths) either Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th September?
Topic: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
GolowDydh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/09/2008 20:23:41   Subject: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
The local colour at the old gun club Station Road moved on last month (with a little help from the boys in blue) but I would still be careful
Topic: Wheal Concord
GolowDydh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/08/2008 21:19:33   Subject: Wheal Concord
[quote]old technology such as water power but utilised with modern materials are not a bad bet right now[/quote] plenty of the water around at present, which is certainly not helping our tourism "indu
Topic: 1974 (photo) Cligga in Botallack??
GolowDydh

Forum: The 2007 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 08/08/2008 18:20:32   Subject: 1974 (photo) Cligga in Botallack??
I agree It looks like Cligga to me the background shows the end of perran beach, with Carter's rocks off Penhale point
Topic: Wheal Concord
GolowDydh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2008 20:53:00   Subject: Wheal Concord
The St Agnes forum Blackwater walk takes in Wheal Concorde [url]http://www.stagnesforum.com[/url] and has a little information on the site. Wheal ConcordConcord and Wheal Briton stand alongside the r
Topic: St. Agnes Library
GolowDydh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/07/2008 20:37:43   Subject: St. Agnes Library
The library also has one of the few copies of Derek Hattam's 1993 book "Pumping Engines on the St. Agnes Mines" for those with more than a passing interest in local industrial archaeology.

Topic: What are they?
GolowDydh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/07/2008 19:11:21   Subject: What are they?
the first is a horizontal steam engine, the econd looks like the barrell from water driven Cornish stamps
Topic: Historic miners' institute closes
GolowDydh

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2008 21:56:39   Subject: Historic miners' institute closes
Miners institutes have been closing throughout the country for years, many have been turned into flats or just left boarded up. They are a great loss to local communities, but when finding reasons not
Topic: The Redruth Miner
GolowDydh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/04/2008 14:58:53   Subject: The Redruth Miner
Would your average miner from this area ever have got his hands on an ingot of tin?
I was under the impression that although some copper was smelted locally the tin was sent to South Wales.
Topic: The Redruth Miner
GolowDydh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/04/2008 20:31:45   Subject: The Redruth Miner
From that pose they must have got Fore Street and Forecatle mixed up.

I assume its yet another design from that infamous quango CPR.
(I think it stands for Consult Precluding Resident
Topic: Steep learning curve
GolowDydh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2008 21:57:08   Subject: Steep learning curve
Anybody looking for a mortgage ot other loan in St Agnes is likely to come up against the requirement for a mining survey, but the reports when issued always have a caveat that they only cover "known"
Topic: Sara's Shaft (photo)
GolowDydh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/03/2008 21:43:11   Subject: Sara's Shaft (photo)
A wonderful photo, this engine house was 'restored' in 2005 and now houses a web design company. More recently the boiler and compressor house shown in the picture was converted into offices (where I
Topic: Help...Curious
GolowDydh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2008 13:41:38   Subject: Help...Curious
I'm not sure that this will get you much further but I think this company made case law as regards patent legislation.
try searching for "Reddaway v. Banham" it may be of help
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