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Posts by Spires

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Topic: Eckington Colliery closure?
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2019 21:03:14   Subject: Eckington Colliery closure?
Thanks, Les.
Topic: Eckington Colliery closure?
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/05/2019 20:39:23   Subject: Eckington Colliery closure?
I have heard on the 'grapevine' that ECKINGTON COLLIERY(Drift mine) on Derbys/South Yorks border closed in January 2019. Is this correct?
Note: Also called Rotherside Mine according to "British
Topic: Sir Francis Level
Spires

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/03/2019 20:30:22   Subject: Sir Francis Level
Sir Francis Level featured on the BBC earlier this year on the regional "Inside Out" programme. Paul Rose (Presenter) was taken by a group (cave rescue?) who had a meter (oxygen?) with them. The party
Topic: JOB VACANCY - MUSEUM MANAGER (Matlock Bath)
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/02/2019 22:07:19   Subject: JOB VACANCY - MUSEUM MANAGER (Matlock Bath)
Career change anyone?
Spotted this on UKCaving website tonight. Advert was in a local paper.

Peak District Lead Mining Museum, Matlock Bath.
MUSEUM MANAGER
Topic: THUMPER SITCH MINE, Via Gellia (Shaft info)
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/01/2019 22:23:45   Subject: THUMPER SITCH MINE, Via Gellia (Shaft info)
Hi Guys,
Does anyone have any information regarding internal shaft in this short level? Depth, any levels off, etc.
Many thanks,
Paul
Topic: Dave Williams
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2018 19:45:52   Subject: Dave Williams
A shock, very sad news. RIP.

Paul
Topic: Birkby Drift Mine, Dearham, Cumbria
Spires

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/02/2018 21:54:41   Subject: Birkby Drift Mine, Dearham, Cumbria
Many thanks to Johnlist67 for posting pictures of this mine. It brought back happy memories, when as a young lad living in nearby Crosby village in the 1960's, enjoyed climbing to the top of the spoil
Topic: Graffiti Vandalism in Holme bank
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/09/2017 23:06:48   Subject: Graffiti Vandalism in Holme bank
This clean-up trip has already been mentioned briefly by AR, but in a different post. Anyway, just to let you know, I organised a graffiti clean-up trip on Wednesday 30th August. A joint Masson Caving
Topic: TSG 19 Released
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/09/2017 22:29:17   Subject: TSG 19 Released
I am definitely interested in purchasing a copy. I expect some PDMHS members would also be interested. Could you send a pm, as I have a few ideas to promote this journal.
Cheers,
Paul.
Topic: HENRY INCE - Information required
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2017 21:47:41   Subject: HENRY INCE - Information required
Hi Guys,
I have recently received the following request and wondered whether anyone on AN has any information.

Does anyone have any information on HENRY INCE, relating to his birth and
Topic: Query? How do you insert an image.
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/07/2017 20:36:45   Subject: Query? How do you insert an image.
Thanks,
Paul
Topic: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Spires

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 14/07/2017 21:54:36   Subject: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Hi Margot,
Thanks for your enquiry. The wetsuit gloves & socks, small by female standards, as they both belonged to a lady I believe. I would be pleased to give you these items for you to try for
Topic: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Spires

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 14/07/2017 20:26:28   Subject: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Hi Guys,

UPDATE.
The OVERSUIT and FURRYSUIT have been acquired and my WETSUIT has been sold. All other items are still available.

Cheers,
Paul.
Topic: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Spires

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/07/2017 21:12:24   Subject: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Hi Meaty,
Thanks for your interest. The Warmbac Wetsuit has provisionally been sold to an AN member.
Cheers,
Paul.
Topic: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Spires

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/07/2017 14:54:51   Subject: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Sorry, Oversuit has been reserved.
Thanks for your interest.
Paul
Topic: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Spires

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/07/2017 23:36:10   Subject: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Hi Marty,

Thanks for your interest. Furrysuit reserved for you. Sinker is collecting a couple of items and I've asked if he or his mate, could collect Furrysuit for you. Perhaps, you could
Topic: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Spires

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/07/2017 22:08:50   Subject: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
Hi Guys,
My caving group, based in the Peak District has recently re-organised its equipment store and the following items are surplus to requirements:
OVERSUIT(One piece, with hood), Blue.
Topic: A Century in Stone (DVD) - Interested?
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2016 21:42:03   Subject: A Century in Stone (DVD) - Interested?
Hi Guys,
Came across this recently by chance, if anyone is interested; A Century in Stone (DVD) available from www.stridingedge.com
SALE was £12.99 - now only £5.99
Overview: A celebr
Topic: The Last Miner (Documentary)
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/11/2016 13:37:31   Subject: The Last Miner (Documentary)
Just seen the trailer for this documentary on Coal mining, featuring Kellingley Colliery. Being shown on BBC One on Monday 21st November. No other details.
Cheers,
Paul.
Topic: F58 mine, Derbyshire - Query?
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/11/2016 19:49:05   Subject: F58 mine, Derbyshire - Query?
Thanks guys for replies and to Paul Marvin for answering my query.
All the best,
Paul.:thumbsup:
Topic: F58 mine, Derbyshire - Query?
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/11/2016 20:08:10   Subject: F58 mine, Derbyshire - Query?
Hi Guys,
On 'YouTube' there is a short film clip, diving in this mine. I have never heard of F58, and as Derbyshire is my local area, am intrigued, as to location.
Cheers,
Paul.
Topic: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
Spires

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/07/2016 20:24:38   Subject: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
Hi Guys,
After reading the various posts, I wish I lived a bit closer to Devon/Cornwall, so I could see the Giant miner puppet for 'real'! My thanks to Tamarmole for YouTube link.
Perhaps,
Topic: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
Spires

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/07/2016 23:14:55   Subject: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
Shown on BBC One News on Monday 25th July(I seem to remember).
Following information from 'Red Button':
A giant puppet of a Cornish miner has taken its first steps on a 130-mile journey.
Topic: Go Below looking for Underground Staff
Spires

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/06/2016 15:47:49   Subject: Go Below looking for Underground Staff
Hi Miles,
If I had lived nearer, I would have certainly been interested. Bit of a way to travel, living in North East Derbyshire.
All the best with your recruitment.
Paul.

Topic: Car wedged in tunnel, South Wales
Spires

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/06/2016 21:34:00   Subject: Car wedged in tunnel, South Wales
Police-chase driver gets car wedged in tunnel, South Wales.
Just spotted this on www.bt.com (home page). Short article & photos.
Topic: Penarth Slate Mine, Dee Valley
Spires

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/06/2016 23:17:37   Subject: Penarth Slate Mine, Dee Valley
PENARTH SLATE MINE, Dee Valley - Sunday 26th June 2016.
Meet 11am Penarth, large layby on A5(NGR SJ 1135 4312).
A day trip to this popular, former slate mine, located in a picturesque, eleva
Topic: Pindale end mine
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2016 22:26:19   Subject: Pindale end mine
Hi Zac,
A warm welcome to Adit Now!
I can help you with this query, as we visited back in 2005. I took a number of pictures(slides), both surface & underground.
We descended two shafts
Topic: Burtersett Sandstone Mine(Correction)
Spires

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 15/04/2016 22:08:30   Subject: Burtersetts Sandstone Mine(Correction)
Thanks for the replies guys, appreciated. As database classification is based on the rock type, name change not required.
Cheers,
Paul(aka Spires)
Topic: Burtersett Sandstone Mine(Correction)
Spires

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 14/04/2016 23:20:16   Subject: Burtersett Sandstone Mine(Correction)
When I contacted the farmer, to ask for permission to visit Burtersetts Sandstone Mine, I was corrected by the farmer, who called it Burtersetts Slate Mine.
I quote from AN description 'A intere
Topic: Flagstone Mines, South Pennines - Info required?
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/05/2015 22:19:58   Subject: Flagstone Mines, South Pennines - Info required?
Thanks Morrisey for your reply. Not heard of that mine before and after looking at pictures, worth a visit.
ATB, Spires.
Topic: Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar - Anybody tried it?
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2015 20:57:54   Subject: Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar - Anybody tried it?
I wasn't aware, until I read in the latest 'Descent' Cavers magazine(243) on the Mines and Mining page, titled: Rich savoury notes, about this 'Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar'.
An extract from t
Topic: Flagstone Mines, South Pennines - Info required?
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/05/2015 19:47:15   Subject: Flagstone Mines, South Pennines - Info required?
Over many years, I have visited just a couple of the mines, namely; FACIT(Britannia)MINE, Whitworth(Twice) and more recently, SCOUT MOOR MINE, Rawtenstall. I noted recently on 'Adit Now' the small, Lo
Topic: Diffwys Slate Mine, Blaenau F.
Spires

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/04/2015 20:28:04   Subject: Diffwys Slate Mine, Blaenau F.
Thanks guys for information. Visited Blaenau last month, exploring Rhosydd & Croesor Slate mines and unlikely to be in area again until next year, so probably too late.:(
Topic: Diffwys Slate Mine, Blaenau F.
Spires

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/04/2015 23:20:47   Subject: Diffwys Slate Mine, Blaenau F.
Seeing those pictures taken at Diffwys Slate Mine, looks a very interesting mine, both surface & underground. Also, fun with water element! I am certainly interested in organising a visit.
Best
Topic: The Lakes: Walking through History
Spires

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/04/2015 23:03:38   Subject: The Lakes: Walking through History
Did anyone see this programme, earlier this evening on 'Channel 4' with presenter Tony Robinson, where they visited Hartsop Hall Lead Mine with Ian Tyler? Noted that it is a repeat, so perhaps you saw
Topic: Peak District Mine Shafts - Information required?
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/01/2015 21:34:08   Subject: Peak District Mine Shafts - Information required?
Thanks for information guys, appreciated. :thumbup:
Topic: Peak District Mine Shafts - Information required?
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/01/2015 22:50:36   Subject: Peak District Mine Shafts - Information required?
Two separate locations, as follows:
1) Hazard Mine, Dirtlow Rake, Castleton.
Anybody descended shaft, levels off, condition of shaft, depth.
Access permission?
2) Slaley Sough, Vi
Topic: any planned trips?
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2014 22:28:06   Subject: any planned trips?
Mine trip/Meeting time & place.
Wapping Mine/Cumberland Cavern, Matlock Bath.
Tuesday 9th December. Meet 10am Peak District Lead Mining Museum, Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath(Parking elsewhere
Topic: any planned trips?
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2014 22:15:20   Subject: any planned trips?
If we go with Tuesday 9th December. Will sort a trip and put brief details on this 'forum' shortly(Next week).
Cheers,
Paul.
Topic: any planned trips?
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2014 21:35:13   Subject: any planned trips?
Would you be available w/c December 8th. Monday to Thursday that week. If not, I have a club trip planned on Sunday 14th December, which you would be welcome to attend.
Cheers,
Paul.
Topic: any planned trips?
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2014 22:00:33   Subject: any planned trips?
Noted when you would be available to attend. You certainly seem keen, which is good news! Will try and arrange a midweek, daytime trip and get back in contact. What notice would you need? A week or lo
Topic: any planned trips?
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2014 22:26:10   Subject: any planned trips?
Hi,
I am a member of PDMHS and organise trips for them. I will be
organising a trip into the quite extensive Wapping Mine/Cumberland Cavern complex, but not until January next year. When are
Topic: New event added 'Slide Show: Popular Society Mines Visits' on 26/11/2014 at 07:30
Spires

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/10/2014 22:10:58   Subject: New event added 'Slide Show: Popular Society Mines Visits' on 26/11/2014 at 07:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Slide Show: Popular Society Mines Visits[/b]

[b]Date & time: 26/11/2014 at 07:30[/b]

Details: Some mines
Topic: New event added 'Slide Show: Coal mining in North Derbyshire & South Yorkshire' on 12/11/2014 at 07:30
Spires

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/10/2014 21:44:22   Subject: New event added 'Slide Show: Coal mining in North Derbyshire & South Yorkshire' on 12/11/2014 at 07:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Slide Show: Coal mining in North Derbyshire & South Yorkshire[/b]

[b]Date & time: 12/11/2014 at 07:30[/b]

Topic: New event added 'Ecton Lead Mines meet' on 02/11/2014 at 10:00
Spires

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/10/2014 21:11:56   Subject: New event added 'Ecton Lead Mines meet' on 02/11/2014 at 10:00
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Ecton Lead Mines meet[/b]

[b]Date & time: 02/11/2014 at 10:00[/b]

Details: An opportunity for 'Adit Now'
Topic: Parking for Jugholes/Masson Quarry - Warning!
Spires

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/10/2014 22:45:25   Subject: Parking for Jugholes/Masson Quarry - Warning!
Be warned....Members of Derbyshire Bat Group have had their car tyres slashed whilst parked up on Salters Lane, Matlock on a recent evening trip. Around 17-18 tyres were slashed in total on 7 cars!:th
Topic: Replica Coal Mine, Germany
Spires

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2014 15:53:01   Subject: Replica Coal Mine, Germany
Spotted this last Sunday on BBC Sport - Football!(Red Button)
'German club Schalke have taken inspiration from their heritage by turning the tunnel at their Veltins-Arena Stadium into a replica c
Topic: New event added 'Mouldridge exploration' on 30/04/2014 at 19:15
Spires

Forum: Events   Posted: 18/04/2014 21:34:36   Subject: New event added 'Mouldridge exploration' on 30/04/2014 at 19:15
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Mouldridge exploration[/b]

[b]Date & time: 30/04/2014 at 19:15[/b]

Details: Ideal novice trip, but also o
Topic: info on long rake guys
Spires

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/03/2014 22:31:14   Subject: info on long rake guys
Hi Paul,
We visited Bwlch-y-Plwm Lead Mine in North Wales earlier in March and there were a number of flooded stopes on Deep Adit (Level 1) and I did post a query on this forum, if they had been
Topic: Bwlch-y-Plwm Lead Mine - Query?
Spires

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2014 22:18:18   Subject: Bwlch-y-Plwm Lead Mine - Query?
We visited B-y-P last Saturday for first time, before venturing up to C&J C Mine. My query concerns the various flooded stopes. Have they been dived and if so, how extensive?
Many thanks,
P
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