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Topic: Fir Vale Colliery near Catthorpe Chesterfield
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2018 12:26:02   Subject: Fir Vale Colliery near Catthorpe Chesterfield
The whole area was heavily opencasted in the '50s, it seems likely such a shallow mine would have been lost to this.
But there might be some records hidden somewhere within the NCB archives??.
Topic: There's someone there... (photo)
exspelio

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/09/2016 21:22:03   Subject: There's someone there... (photo)
Good Point, Odin has given me a rough time on many occasions ----
Topic: Info Please Guys
exspelio

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 01/09/2016 23:31:08   Subject: Info Please Guys
I am confused, which Long Rake are we talking about?, as I understand it the bad air is under Bradwell Moor, but the water is down the Youlgreave version, where the stone works is.

Neverth
Topic: Great Great Granddad
exspelio

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 22/08/2016 09:20:51   Subject: Great Great Granddad
Another vote for CutePDF, been using it for years without problems.
Topic: Job losses in S Wales coal
exspelio

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/08/2016 15:59:43   Subject: Job losses in S Wales coal
I find it ironic that people use the 'carbon footprint' argument for not mining coal, yet a large amount of coal is shipped from the far east, from countries not signed up to the 'agreement', thereby
Topic: Access issues
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2016 15:44:59   Subject: Access issues
Up here in Derbyshire, providing you pay your tithe to the barmote court, access is a legal right (unless it has been repealed - that I don't know ---)

I suspect the Cornish mines have simi
Topic: Any recommendations?
exspelio

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/08/2016 15:34:47   Subject: Any recommendations?
Although I've not been personally, I've heard first hand that the ferry fee to Fingals cave is well worth it --
Topic: These won't come up very often...
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2016 21:35:51   Subject: These won't come up very often...
A quick shot-blast and dose of red-lead (or modern equivalent) could add any number of noughts onto the price, I do notice that there is no photo of the front or the tubes inside----.
Topic: Access issues
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2016 21:28:36   Subject: Access issues
[quote="Ty Gwyn"][quote="staffordshirechina"]Also, in Derbyshire, you can own a mine regardless of land ownership.
Lots of pitfalls out here....[/quote]

Would`nt owning and being allow
Topic: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2016 16:28:45   Subject: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
Fair enough, my vote goes to;

South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team

And;

North Wales Miners Association Trust
Topic: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/08/2016 23:21:32   Subject: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
Just a thought, doe's Miles need any help with the managers office?

Also notice that South Wales and Mendip rescuers have not received anything yet, both regions cover old mines?
Topic: ICLOK
exspelio

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/08/2016 00:03:40   Subject: ICLOK
:lol::lol::lol: Welcome back :thumbup::thumbup:
Topic: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2016 23:59:31   Subject: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
Can we have a breakdown of the last few years donations please Simon?, considering the recent theft of equipment incurred by the CRO?
Topic: stolen gear
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2016 12:01:33   Subject: stolen gear
Not seen this mentioned on here, so a heads up;

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=20753.msg266489;topicseen#new


Please re-post wherever you think useful, lets get t
Topic: Crofton Co-op Colliery
exspelio

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/08/2016 00:18:33   Subject: Crofton Co-op Colliery
ECP at Alfreton not doing it anymore??, worked there just after leaving school ('60's), mind you, even way back then the writing was on the wall and they were trending towards ANFO based quarry stuff-
Topic: Wingfield Manor Colliery
exspelio

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/08/2016 22:46:08   Subject: Wingfield Manor Colliery
[quote="bunny"]Wingfield Manor colliery, known as 'Oaky' to those who worked there I am told.
[/quote]

Known as 'Oaky' because it was also called Oakerthorpe Pit locally, a search show
Topic: considering a serious dig?
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2016 15:40:14   Subject: considering a serious dig?
Looking at the location, I wonder if this was the tool used to bury St Edmund??::)::)

(I'll get me coat----)
Topic: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
exspelio

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/07/2016 20:36:36   Subject: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
A very impressive spectacle, and good for public enlightenment, but I am very irritated about this insistence upon audience participation, I'm sure the thing would get upright without a couple of thou
Topic: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
exspelio

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/07/2016 21:32:24   Subject: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
[quote="lozz"]Apparently some money was from the National Lotto.

Lozz.[/quote]

And, no doubt from the arts people??, any pictures?
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2016 15:04:21   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Strange that it takes a Japanese electronic cartoon maker to re-vitalise the age-old 'treasure hunt'??
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2016 20:37:52   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Aah, so you didn't find a 'Rattata' in the sunset?, too baad maan, better luck next time---- aaahhhh-----.

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/21/12200702/pokemon-go-151-ranked

Topic: St Day Subsidence
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2016 10:31:07   Subject: St Day Subsidence
Seems to me it would make more sense to strip off the top and drop a substantial concrete bridge in before the impending collapse, a lot easier working on back-fill than over a void----?
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/07/2016 11:33:03   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Son-in-law is an aficionado, he says they're not supposed to be indoors or on private premises----
Topic: Sink hole appears at vale of Towy mine
exspelio

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/07/2016 15:01:50   Subject: Sink hole appears at vale of Towy mine
When I were a lad it used to be called subsidence.
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2016 17:31:17   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Even the wife, who is a bit of an I.T. Luddite, picked up on the fact that this Pokémon thing is not available in enclosed places---
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2016 20:24:55   Subject: pokemon in bath?
[quote="Tamarmole"]There are parallels with Alderley Edge in the 60s. I can see access being lost and Box sealed.[/quote]

Is that such a bad thing? as long as the entrances are well docum
Topic: Recommended mines in the peak district
exspelio

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/07/2016 17:09:07   Subject: Recommended mines in the peak district
A bit more advanced vertical work can be had at Oxlow and Maskhill at Castleton, also I second Nickergrove.

Or out to Monyash way for Hillocks, Knotlow, or Whalf.
Topic: South Terras
exspelio

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/07/2016 15:47:17   Subject: South Terras
Superb video illustrating how modern technology can be used, I particularly like the use of the Cornish accent throughout ???---
Topic: Adit in Smalldale Quarry Derbyshire
exspelio

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/06/2016 13:07:50   Subject: Adit in Smalldale Quarry Derbyshire
If its the one I'm thinking of, roughly across the road from where the pub used to be?, I had a look about 30/ 35 years ago, IIRC, it goes in about 60ft to a dead end. I did find a horses tooth in the
Topic: Avatar
exspelio

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/06/2016 22:57:14   Subject: Avatar
[quote="Trogleman"][quote="exspelio"]
2. Go To 'my account & profile'
3. Scroll down to 'upload a new avatar', sort out where your picture is. Enter it.--[/quote]

Tried that but t
Topic: Avatar
exspelio

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/06/2016 00:14:45   Subject: Avatar
1. Go into 'my aditnow' (menu bar, just under the pic at the top)
2. Go To 'my account & profile'
3. Scroll down to 'upload a new avatar', sort out where your picture is. Enter it.--
4.
Topic: Horse whimsys
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2016 17:46:29   Subject: Horse whimsys
I understand what you are saying, and your mention of the square axle is of interest, it would appear that the 'magic' is in the drive spindle, my earlier reference to a 'sliding dog' was based upon e
Topic: Horse whimsys
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2016 16:33:19   Subject: Horse whimsys
I think this would involve a sliding 'dog' to engage one or the other bevel gears, any evidence of this?.
Topic: St. Just and District Miner's Statue
exspelio

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/05/2016 23:09:24   Subject: St. Just and District Miner's Statue
http://www.cornishman.co.uk/Iconic-miner-statue-place-Geevor-Tin/story-29329124-detail/story.html
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 19:02:37   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Still maintain the TDI 5, 90 is the best vehicle ever built.---- AARGH--:offtopic::offtopic::offtopic: :lol::lol:
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 17:53:48   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Interesting question about the level of moderation, - Simon -- ?

My opinion is if it keeps the debate sane, carry on ;D;D
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 11:10:05   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="royfellows"]
I asked the question:

"As has already been stated CAL policy is that access to the mines on its schedule should be as free and easy as possible, and bearing in min
Topic: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
exspelio

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/05/2016 10:10:55   Subject: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
Read in a different way, the reference could be to the Celts living in Needwood forest, did this forest stretch to the coalfield?
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2016 17:32:09   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="bograt"]surprisingly there is a "BOGRAT" on that forum and its not me, what's the chances of 2 people using the same name, good job I never go on that site. ;([/quote]

I am acquaint
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/05/2016 12:54:55   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
[quote="ncbnik"][quote="exspelio"]While we're at it, why not instigate an inquiry into the failures of Harold in 1066?,
At least it will re-direct public money into the pockets of Tory lackeys wh
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2016 20:56:41   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
While we're at it, why not instigate an inquiry into the failures of Harold in 1066?,
At least it will re-direct public money into the pockets of Tory lackeys who run these things.
Topic: London Sinkhole/Adit.
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2016 16:52:57   Subject: London Sinkhole/Adit.
Looking at that first photo, there appears to be some sort of structure to the hole, maybe a forgotten cellar?.
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2016 00:09:02   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
AARGH---
Don't you think resources should be spent sorting out whats happening now rather than digging up crap, I lived through the '80s' , I cut wood for the fuelless ones, I was in the cent
Topic: Unoficial Mining Memorial - Bersham
exspelio

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/04/2016 23:30:37   Subject: Unoficial Mining Memorial - Bersham
Its great that opinion is gathering momentum. :thumbup:

Damn sight better than that other 'tribute' in Wrexham market place which I would call 'Ouch my back has just gone' ----
Topic: Unoficial Mining Memorial - Bersham
exspelio

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/04/2016 12:50:22   Subject: Unoficial Mining Memorial - Bersham
Good on him, I hope they save the tip as well, too many have already disappeared and they are, after all, fitting tributes to the men who grafted them out.
Topic: Drones
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2016 12:18:44   Subject: Drones
I agree, really impressive, keep up the good work :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Topic: Mining exploration/caving for kids
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2016 01:12:47   Subject: Mining exploration/caving for kids
Or here;

http://www.goodluckmine.org.uk/

If you find you 'get the bug', plenty here will take you further --- :thumbup::thumbup:
Topic: Mining exploration/caving for kids
exspelio

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2016 00:58:52   Subject: Mining exploration/caving for kids
[quote="wheldale"]Hi all,

I've got a 10 year old lad who would like to go caving or mine exploring. Ive never been caving or mine exploring myself so I though it would make a nice trip for
Topic: Burtersett Sandstone Mine(Correction)
exspelio

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 15/04/2016 12:54:40   Subject: Burtersetts Sandstone Mine(Correction)
And the 'grey slate' (gritstone) round these parts.
A neighbour had to buy a load from South Africa to match. (Grade 2 listed, National park, etc.)
Topic: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment - NOW REPAIRED
exspelio

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2016 14:19:52   Subject: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment
I always understood that one of the problems with fibre cored cable in a situation like this was damp retention by the fibre causing corrosion from the inside.
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