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Posts by Morrisman

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Topic: East Pool Mine Michells
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2019 19:14:26   Subject: East Pool Mine Michells
Hi folks,

Just a query in hope. There is a model inside Michell's Engine house showing the original site around 1906 (I think). So this is before the shaft collapse and Taylor's site was
Topic: Cornish Gold Centre and Tolgus Tin
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/12/2018 19:10:13   Subject: Cornish Gold Centre and Tolgus Tin
You will probably find that Tolgus Tin is now closed for winter, might be some tlc going on sometime so you might find someone there to let you in, if you are lucky.

Cornish Gold was being
Topic: Pins Stamps, North Country, Wheal Montague
Morrisman

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/07/2016 20:44:36   Subject: Pins Stamps, North Country, Wheal Montague
Thank you, and you are right "Sinns Barton" is in the North Country area. You might be right with the misinterpretation. More research I think!
Topic: Pins Stamps, North Country, Wheal Montague
Morrisman

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/07/2016 14:08:56   Subject: Pins Stamps, North Country, Wheal Montague
Hi Guys,
Was reading a book on Cornish Mine Disasters and in one section it mentions a man getting his head crushed by the stamps (ouch!) at "PINS STAMPS" North Country. Any idea where they wer
Topic: Cefn Coed headgear dismantling
Morrisman

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 27/05/2016 20:55:58   Subject: Cefn Coed headgear dismantling
They managed to protect South Crofty New Cooks Kitchen Headgear. It was plastic wrapped for a while but it did mean the team could work all weathers. Bit greenhousey I would think during sunny days! B
Topic: Old Cornish picture
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2016 21:46:21   Subject: Old Cornish picture
As a little nit-pick Michell's engine is NOT spelt with a letter "T" in its name. Sorry to be a bit pedantic.:lol:
Topic: Old Cornish picture
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2016 21:33:48   Subject: Old Cornish picture
Don't think its Michell's engine. She has a double drum, although only one would be visible from side view, and a flywheel and sweep rod as it was a winder. Picture looks more like a pumping engine ar
Topic: Miners Statue
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2015 21:40:51   Subject: Miners Statue
Saw the Geevor statue today (12/06/15). It is absolutely fabulous. Looks like a miner! Very impressed.:thumbsup:
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/05/2015 20:40:13   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
hi Blackcraig 1. As far as I understand the underground scenes were shot down "Poldark" Mine at Wendron. Don't know where you live but that is between Redruth and Helston.

The original und
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/05/2015 23:26:44   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
the "Poldark Effect" is already taking effect. I'm at East Pool Mine and visitors are already saying they are visiting because they want to see where they were filming and get an idea of what mining l
Topic: Miners Statue
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/05/2015 23:14:51   Subject: Miners Statue
Still do not kow how the miner in Redruth can hold that ingot of tin in his hand with a twisted palm!. Tin is bloody heavy, well the bits I've held have been!!;D;D
Topic: st day town mineshafts
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/05/2015 21:01:28   Subject: st day town mineshafts
Don't KIng Edward Mine, Troon, have a 3d model in plastic showing all the shafts that cut off St Day when they started opening up. I think it was made at the time to see the extent of the problem. If
Topic: Cornish mining film 1933
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2015 20:40:06   Subject: Cornish mining film 1933
Is that East Pool and Agar Taylors shaft.
Some of the construction certainly looks like it including the aerial Ropeway which was in operation from 1933 after the electric tram system closed.
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/01/2015 21:46:05   Subject: ALFRED CONSOLS User Album (album)
Possibly the fire tube of a Conish Boiler put to another use. Very similar looking item at East Pool Mine, but lying on its side. That one had been used as a tar boiler by a local drive layer.:o
Topic: Breaking News:-
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2015 20:57:36   Subject: Breaking News:-
I had just turned onto the A30 when Radio Cornwall announced the road closed between Scorrier and Redruth (where I was going). So I stayed on inside lane of the two lanes so I could slip off at the Sc
Topic: Long Rake Winder
Morrisman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/12/2014 17:38:58   Subject: Long Rake Winder
having spent 40 years at sea I think "RUFENIG" is quite correct that it was originally a ships winch. Although the motive power for the ones I sailed with were normally electric or hydraulic powered t
Topic: It's ok to be an urbexer.
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/10/2014 08:38:09   Subject: It's ok to be an urbexer.
Just read this thread. Think the title confused me!

Remember as a child going to Barry Island for a day at the beach (lived in Cardiff at the time) and you could just wander among those sle
Topic: Heritage Open Days
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2014 23:12:23   Subject: Heritage Open Days
East Pool Mine at Pool, (between Redruth and Camborne on A370) is free entry for Heritage day on Saturday 13th. Its National Trust so normally charged entry, unless you are a member.

90 inc
Topic: Cornish Mine Images
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/08/2014 17:57:33   Subject: Cornish Mine Images
Amazing photos! Your website has been bookmarked in my "favourites" for a while now, so wonderful to see the new Crofty additions. Kept me up late just admiring them. Thankyou for your efforts. :thu
Topic: Camborne School of Mines
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/07/2014 21:03:22   Subject: Camborne School of Mines
Hi Guys and Dolls!

Anyone know if any records exist from the Camborne School of Mines, particulary early days through to 20th Century.
Concentrating on staff and pupils.
If they e
Topic: Heartlands Project
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/03/2014 22:23:46   Subject: Heartlands Project
Following on the ignorance subject. I was at my grandchildrens primary/junior school, putting some details together for a talk, including photographs, and they were enlarging the photos for me when o
Topic: Heartlands Project
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/03/2014 19:41:29   Subject: Heartlands Project
quite agree with drillbilly when he says that even the locals are not interested in theie history. You will be surprised, or maybe not, how many locals who live in Pool do not know that East Pool Mine
Topic: London
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2014 20:33:47   Subject: London
Also heading for London. primarily to National Record Office at Kew.
Imperial War Museum closed for rebuild, Kew Bridge Steam Museum closed until 24th March. Might get into other pumping museums
Topic: South Crofty
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2013 20:41:10   Subject: South Crofty
Hi all, and now it feels like Christmas as the headgear at Crofty is all light up, just like a , well Christmas tree really!!

Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy and safe New Year
Topic: Cornish engine house & book
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2013 21:02:47   Subject: Cornish engine house & book
Thank you Spifire. That clears it all up, particularly when you compare it with the size of pumping engine houses such as Taylors, :thumbsup:
Topic: Cornish engine house & book
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2013 22:57:34   Subject: Cornish engine house & book
thanks, knew you would not let me down. I thought it might be a stamps engine as it looks very small for a pumping engine. But I bow to superior wisdom.

I also replay the old Poldark serie
Topic: Cornish engine house & book
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2013 23:03:39   Subject: Cornish engine house & book
Hi guys. I know that one of you local guys will know the answer. Trying to find the name of the mine that the small engine house at the entrance to United Downs tip belonged to.

Also out of
Topic: Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Camera
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2013 22:46:43   Subject: Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Camera
common thing on all camera lenses. damp spots and what looks like a fine spider web . Its generally a type of fungus and caused by using or storing or even living in damp areas. So a problem if you li
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/09/2013 20:11:39   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Went past the headgear the other day and it is looking good.

It was also nice to see the wheels slowly rotating again, even if they are now wind powered!! :thumbsup:
Topic: Moseley Colliery Manchester. Some great footage
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2013 17:33:16   Subject: Moseley Colliery Manchester. Some great footage
I love the way Prince P. walks past the crowd and ignores them all!! Don't think the Royals had gone through any PR training then. It was still "them and us". Great piece of film though. There are l
Topic: Fire fighting at South Crofty
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/08/2013 18:31:15   Subject: Fire fighting at South Crofty
Thanks chaps, that makes a lot of sense. I knew you guys would not let me down :thumbsup:
Topic: Fire fighting at South Crofty
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/08/2013 22:00:14   Subject: Fire fighting at South Crofty
Hi Guys, I have just returned from a visit to "Heartlands" where Robinson Shaft is, and whether you like the development or not it has some good info on sight and has raised a question.

In
Topic: South Crofty
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/07/2013 23:00:19   Subject: South Crofty
Yup Lozz. His father being a well repescted miner as I understand. Glad you had the privilege of working with him. Probably with good memories.
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2013 21:43:43   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
Afraid you might knock it, but GWR does stand for

GOOCH WAS RIGHT!!!

Have to be biased as my grandfathers last steam engine he drove was KING GEORGE V. Currently residing at
Topic: South Crofty
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/07/2013 21:39:52   Subject: South Crofty
Is this the same ex-miner who was heard on local radio to say that we must do what the government wants and build thousands of unwanted houses above and beyond local needs. Then when the proverbial hi
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/06/2013 21:25:29   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Maybe I think too simply but surely the answer is 19 rungs on the ladder no matter how tall or short you are, or where you measure from, top or floor. If you are standing exactly half way and there ar
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/06/2013 18:24:32   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Anyone seen the latest on green energy taking place in Plymouth. The report is that to supplement wind and solar power, for when it don't blow or shine. The plan is to install 500 diesel generators at
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/04/2013 20:06:53   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
So there was I driving past towards noon on the 18th and informing the wife that they are probably waiting for the wind to ease down before the top is lifted off, only to find I missed it. Wind or no
Topic: South Crofty Recollections
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/03/2013 23:51:41   Subject: South Crofty Recollections
Hi Lozz,

Great stories, keep 'em coming.

Surname for "Puff" was Uren and I heard that he died only a couple of years ago. Understand that his arm was trapped probably as you de
Topic: Roofing slate from China
Morrisman

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/11/2012 22:17:25   Subject: Roofing slate from China
There was also an incident, a few years ago, when Cornish County Council were refurbishing old slate quarry workers cottages at Delabole and were going to use imported slate for the roofs as it was ch
Topic: Pump engine on TV.
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/11/2012 16:59:36   Subject: Pump engine on TV.
Fully agree with all comments, but still enjoyed the programme.

Pity no mention of an original one in Dartmouth, home of Newcomen, which very sureally, is in the tourist information buildin
Topic: Wheal Maid
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/11/2012 19:18:58   Subject: Wheal Maid
Hi guys, probably not enough to effect larger open area but very common for enclosed spaces is the effect that rusting has on oxygen content. So any old rusting metal items left behind will rapidly de
Topic: Heartlands Project
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/06/2012 19:50:02   Subject: Heartlands Project
Ah Scooptram, obviously I never explained myself properly. Its not the fact that the boiler would be on coal but the problems they never thought of when it was suggested originally. Of course I know t
Topic: Heartlands Project
Morrisman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/06/2012 23:31:22   Subject: Heartlands Project
My latest info on Robinsons engine is that the original contractor went bust - if he was ever paid - a new contractor being appointed to recommence work on getting Robinsons moving again. Mind you wit
Topic: Engine House restoration
Morrisman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2012 23:39:43   Subject: Engine House restoration
Hi guys. New to this site but felt some info required regarding Cornish Beam Engines in Cornwall.

Michells (note there is no "T" in the name!!) is run by an electric motor driving a tyre th
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