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Topic: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/11/2018 18:45:30   Subject: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Whoops! I seem to have made a balls of that, sorry
Topic: Basset Mines - Marriott's Miners' Dry
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/11/2018 16:17:53   Subject: Basset Mines - Marriott's Miners' Dry
The dry was used up until about 1970 by Camborne/Redruth UDC when they were responsible for water supply in the Redruth area. The dry used to house filters for treating the water that was pumped from
Topic: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/11/2018 15:28:19   Subject: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
It's a very impressive horse whim I saw it many years ago and always meant to go back and photograph it but never did.
There are three slate workings on that cliff and I think this one is called
Topic: MOORE BOOKS.
spitfire

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2018 11:31:40   Subject: MOORE BOOKS.
I agree with everything that's been said.
Not only does Mike sell books at a reasonable price, but pays well when buying.
Long may his business continue.
Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/04/2018 13:22:19   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
[quote="Bill L"]No parking charges at Geevor - nothing to do with N.T[/quote]

I'll bet you're glad of that Bill :devil:
Topic: One for the steam buffs
spitfire

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2017 17:25:36   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Unbelievable!

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/866830/thomas-the-tank-engine-tv-gender-neutral-united-nations
Topic: One for the steam buffs
spitfire

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/07/2017 09:57:15   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Well done Roy. Thanks a lot :flowers:
Topic: Climax Imperial Rock Drill rebuild
spitfire

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 05/04/2017 16:21:43   Subject: Climax Imperial Rock Drill rebuild
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/tncache/Personal-Album-1228/Personal-Album-1228-48239.jpg

I hope this helps
Topic: Climax Imperial Rock Drill rebuild
spitfire

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 03/04/2017 11:50:12   Subject: Climax Imperial Rock Drill rebuild
Just a few more comments on the quarry.
This closed in about 1960/61 when it was worked by one of the councils, either Camborne/Redruth UDC or Cornwall County Council as a source of road-stone.
Topic: Bryan Earl R.I.P.
spitfire

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2017 11:37:14   Subject: Bryan Earl R.I.P.
I've just heard the sad news that Bryan has died. Another gifted author that will live on for many years to come through his books.
Topic: Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/03/2017 17:37:39   Subject: Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.
If this is half as good (and I'm sure it will be) as DGC then it will be another respected and sought after book by this author.
It makes a refreshing change to read a book on mining without it b
Topic: the passing of John Tonkin
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/02/2017 19:44:46   Subject: the passing of John Tonkin
Very sad news indeed. He will be more than missed. R.I.P.
Topic: ICLOK
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/08/2016 10:30:21   Subject: ICLOK
Anyone heard from ICLOK lately? Haven't seen a post from him for ages.
Topic: Horse whimsys
spitfire

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2016 12:29:09   Subject: Horse whimsys
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Horse-Whim_106288/

Is this what you're after?
The horse moves in one direction only. To reverse direction the whim is thrown out of gear and the kibble d
Topic: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
spitfire

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/05/2016 09:16:05   Subject: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
This book is excellent and will be remembered as "One of the greats". It should not be missed.
Topic: Engine House Grampound Road (mid 80''s perhaps) (photo)
spitfire

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2016 12:39:43   Subject: Engine House Grampound Road (mid 80''s perhaps) (photo)
There are more photos in the Ventonwyn album
Topic: Arsenic in the Brunton Calciner, Wheal Busy
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/03/2016 18:54:04   Subject: Arsenic in the Brunton Calciner, Wheal Busy
[quote="neutronix"]Intrigued by Mark Thomas' youtube video of the Brunton calciner at Wheal Busy,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vc1RF6hDxk

and his claim that the thick collof
Topic: Old Cornish picture
spitfire

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/03/2016 14:01:16   Subject: Old Cornish picture
[quote="lozz"][quote="spitfire"]I would agree, it does look like West Kitty but for one thing.
Being viewed from the winder side of the photo, which this one is, the engine house would be to the
Topic: Old Cornish picture
spitfire

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/03/2016 13:20:17   Subject: Old Cornish picture
I would agree, it does look like West Kitty but for one thing.
Being viewed from the winder side of the photo, which this one is, the engine house would be to the right of the capstan shears not
Topic: Old Cornish picture
spitfire

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2016 23:58:53   Subject: Old Cornish picture
[quote="Morrisman"]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:[/quote]
That is very true but Mitchell's shaft does.
Topic: Old Cornish picture
spitfire

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2016 14:07:56   Subject: Old Cornish picture
[quote="Roy Morton"]Nice one Paul! :thumbsup:
This picture was found at a car boot sale in a dirty old frame, and barely visible through the glass. The print had faded to a nicotine yellow and a
Topic: Old Cornish picture
spitfire

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2016 11:44:14   Subject: Old Cornish picture
I have discussed this with a couple of friends and after trawling through many photo's we have come to the conclusion it is Wheal Gerry Camborne.
The shaft is near the junction of Eastern Lane an
Topic: fatality @ matlock bath
spitfire

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/01/2016 00:38:46   Subject: fatality @ matlock bath
Well said Exspelio :thumbup:
Topic: Great wheal busy 90" engine
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/09/2015 09:29:25   Subject: Great wheal busy 90
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Do you have a copy of "The Cornish Beam Engine?"

If you don't, get it.[/quote]

Why?????
Topic: Great wheal busy 90" engine
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/09/2015 08:58:42   Subject: Great wheal busy 90
The question was about the engine house.
The engine and boiler house that now exist were built new for the 85" engine. The stack was from a former engine house that was demolished.
Source:-
Topic: Great wheal busy 90" engine
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/09/2015 16:40:42   Subject: Great wheal busy 90
Harvey's engine was an 85"
Topic: Tolgus Tin
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/03/2015 11:01:00   Subject: Tolgus Tin
I think he was called Welch or Walsh, it's so long ago I can't remember.
He sold the place to the Wax-Works people.
Topic: Tolgus Tin
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/03/2015 11:17:15   Subject: Tolgus Tin
You could get hold of the guy who owned the place in the 1970s.
He had about forty photos of the place from me and never returned them!:(
Topic: Prince of Wales Quarry, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/03/2015 12:15:55   Subject: Prince of Wales Quarry, Cornwall
The reason I opened the album with Cornwall in the title was to avoid confussion with the quarry at the end of the Gorseddau Tramway in Wales which bears the same name and is also slate.
Topic: Photographs Of Brea Stamps - A question(album)
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/03/2015 12:09:30   Subject: Photographs Of Brea Stamps - A question(album)
Why this place has aquired the name "Brea Stamps" is a mystery to me, It was and still is known by the name it traded under, "Brea Tin Streams".
There was never any stamps on this site, at least
Topic: Wheal Cock
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/12/2014 10:18:17   Subject: Wheal Cock


[link]Botallack-Mixed-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-48125[linkphoto]Botallack-Mixed-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-48125[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Botallack 1790's
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/11/2014 10:37:09   Subject: Botallack 1790's
[quote="Bill L"]Hi Cliffhugger

Are you who I think you are? [the local shop?]

If you pm me we can talk about sharing information about Botallack.[/quote]

Why not shar
Topic: Woolf Shaft united downs
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/10/2014 11:34:41   Subject: Woolf Shaft united downs
As far as I know thet are all air vents, roughly about 50 fathoms apart.
Roy M may be able to confirm this.
Topic: Woolf Shaft united downs
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/10/2014 17:51:55   Subject: Woolf Shaft united downs
It;s not your fault you can't find it. It's the stupid policy of calling every road a tramway they are not!
The Poldice tram ends the St Day side of Poldice about a mile from Woolf's shaft.
Topic: Woolf Shaft united downs
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/10/2014 11:24:56   Subject: Woolf Shaft united downs
That is an air vent on the County adit. Woolf's shaft is between that road and the railway.
Walk passed the shaft with the cap towards Hale Mills and take the next turning on the left, that will
Topic: Woolf Shaft united downs
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/10/2014 12:25:55   Subject: Woolf Shaft united downs
I think the shaft's you are talking about could be Bailey's.
Woolf's shaft is directly below the Redruth & Chasewater railway line, just before it enters the Hale Mills cutting on the Twelveheads
Topic: Milk Churns
spitfire

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/09/2014 23:03:34   Subject: Milk Churns
[quote="grahami"]Obviously not a treacle mine... would be too difficult to get out, especially the bit at the bottom.
:lol:
Grahami[/quote]

I take it you're talking about Great Wh
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/09/2014 17:28:58   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
[quote="lozz"]I think I can make Winstows out, the one on the black horizontal line.

Lozz.[/quote]

You've got it:thumbup:
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/09/2014 16:44:12   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
Map c 1850
The lane to the left of Wheal Tehidy with the dotted line running through the centre is the boundry between Wheal Agar AKA Wheal fortune and Wheal Tehidy.
As the shaft you enquire
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/09/2014 14:42:24   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
The shaft would be quite shallow being an air vent on the adit and almost on the floor of the valley
There is quite a lot of water comming from Wheal Tehidy, so I would think it would be at least
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/09/2014 13:54:39   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
It's not that far out, Windstow or Windstraw shaft is on higher ground at the rear of Chariot Road. It is not far from Wheal Agar dressing floors or Dunns shaft which is on the Barncoose adit
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/09/2014 12:31:48   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
The shaft that you require information on appears to be a shaft on the adit of Wheal Tehidy which further on connects with the Barncoose adit.
Perhaps now Drillbilly instead of calling me and oth
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2014 23:32:57   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
Can you put up a section of the map? I don't think it's Wheal Tehidy. The only shafts I know of are the ones I have mentioned.
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2014 12:32:21   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Maybe he got lost looking for Wheal Tehidy. :lol:[/quote]
:lol::lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2014 12:03:33   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
What's happened to you Drillblly?
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2014 11:24:55   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
This is the site of Wheal Fortune, not Wheal Tehidy.



[link]Wheal-Fortune-Mixed-Mine-User-Album-Image-37349[linkphoto]Wheal-Fortune-Mixed-Mine-User-Album-Image-37349[/linkphoto][
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2014 11:05:08   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
Wheal Fortune is along way from Wheal Tehidy. The directions I gave are correct.
I lived there for many years.
Wheal Fortune is directly north of the Railway Inn at Illogan Highway.
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
spitfire

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2014 00:11:06   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
Wheal Tehidy is at the end of the lane that's named after the mine. This is situated to the right of Mayne's garage.
There is a shaft in front of the count house on the right at the bottom of the
Topic: Llechwedd Theft (Another One!)
spitfire

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/07/2014 18:17:45   Subject: Llechwedd Theft (Another One!)
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Especially if the base is part of the same piece.

Mind you, that steam cylinder from Wrysgan wasn't exactly light, and in a far more difficult location.[/quote]
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Topic: Caption this!
spitfire

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2014 11:07:04   Subject: Caption this!
More bover than a hover!
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