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Posts by grover dave

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Topic: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/08/2020 21:02:30   Subject: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
Jim regards to the name Tarn being common in Teesdale research has been carried to the history of the name,it seems they were german miners how came over in elizabethan times to cumberland and migrate
Topic: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2020 20:40:18   Subject: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
John tom tarn was the underground foreman in the mine ,he was also my maternal grandfather one of the tales I heard was when doing his rounds if he found a piece of ore he would drop it in a certain d
Topic: stone pillar (photo)
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/11/2018 21:56:48   Subject: stone pillar (photo)
I recall hearing the same tale from another source,there was a building called the Tilesheds just off the Stable edge Red grooves track,so I suspect tiles may have been manufactured in this location,
Topic: Radon
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2018 21:59:27   Subject: Radon
Hudgillburn is affected by radon,catmhs suspended a dig there because of it,a member of the dig team may be able to provide more details
Topic: Black Ark - White Force
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/09/2017 23:29:38   Subject: Black Ark - White Force
it was fifteen years ago or more,so may have been more than 200m cannot recall much in the way of minerals,dryish walk in:)
Topic: Black Ark - White Force
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/09/2017 22:54:54   Subject: Black Ark - White Force
Andy knights and my self had look in about fifteen years ago,it goes in about 2 hundred metres or there about, remember a rise somewhere but nothing to excite probably not worth the walk to it unless
Topic: Hudeshope (probably 1980s) (photo)
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/06/2017 21:55:43   Subject: Hudeshope (probably 1980s) (photo)
More likely to mid to late sixties,by the seventies the local estate had recycled the stone for other purposes.
Topic: Rigghead Slate Quarries
grover dave

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/06/2015 22:40:26   Subject: Rigghead Slate Quarries
Wren Gill slate Quarries,Longsleddale,well worth a look on fine day,parking a bit restricted at road head,bit of a walk to them from parked car
Topic: Pub Area
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2015 20:53:59   Subject: Pub Area
if you need the beer pumps fixing I am the man,can I come in.:)
Topic: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 00:22:16   Subject: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
I have one in mind,not for mincers though,will be in touch.:thumbsup:
Topic: Harveys Maps
grover dave

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 25/08/2014 00:31:49   Subject: Harveys Maps
Richard the Harveys map of the North Yorkshire moors is 1.40.000 scale good for an over view of the area and water proof,but a smaller less detailed scale to OS maps which :)are1.25.000,check out Dash
Topic: Hawkside Hush Lead Mine
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/12/2013 00:15:09   Subject: Hawkside Hush Lead Mine
please correct entry to HAWKSIKE not HAWKSIDE and put the stones back correctly at entrance so as not to draw the attention of local local gamekeepers,ongoing project in the area dont want any hassell
Topic: Smallcleugh Exploration History
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/11/2013 23:06:15   Subject: Smallcleugh Exploration History
John between myself and Levett, who would take spray on under arm smellys inbye,ask Levett?,and no hvenot had a drink in barney for ages couple of pubs closed in the last year? :)
Topic: Smallcleugh Exploration History
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/11/2013 23:05:49   Subject: Smallcleugh Exploration History
John between myself and Levett, who would take spray on under arm smellys inbye,ask Levett?,and no hvenot had a drink in barney for ages couple of pubs closed in the last year?
Topic: Smallcleugh Exploration History
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/11/2013 22:42:36   Subject: Smallcleugh Exploration History
Richard, that was not the Deoderant incident near the hydraulic shaft,
Topic: Cambokeels Lead Mine
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/09/2013 23:02:26   Subject: Cambokeels Lead Mine
Ask Dalesman,he moved it with the help of his son ;)
Topic: New event added 'Summer Meet 2013 - Friday' on 12/07/2013 at 10:00
grover dave

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/06/2013 20:45:17   Subject: New event added 'Summer Meet 2013 - Friday' on 12/07/2013 at 10:00
Due to an unforseen event,eg some twazacks 60th birthday I will have to pass on this one,maybe next time :(
Topic: New event added 'Summer Meet 2013 - Friday' on 12/07/2013 at 10:00
grover dave

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/05/2013 23:09:46   Subject: New event added 'Summer Meet 2013 - Friday' on 12/07/2013 at 10:00
I hope to be there,
Topic: Time Team Coniston Copper Mines
grover dave

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/02/2013 01:14:21   Subject: Time Team Coniston Copper Mines
Possibly CATMHS, Have Assisted in the production of this episode of Time Team,
Topic: Time Team Coniston Copper Mines
grover dave

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/02/2013 23:31:01   Subject: Time Team Coniston Copper Mines
4.20pm Channel 4.Sunday,3 feb,how to make a program with limited material and poor weather in 3 days worth a look,may be surprised at what they find ,or not :)
Topic: Mining in upper Teesdale
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/07/2012 23:49:31   Subject: Mining in upper Teesdale
With regards to the debate on the Grasshill mining set,My father in law was born on the farm of the same name,and at the age of fourteen,went to work at The Cowgreen mines,so to cut story short Tom is
Topic: Grasshill Lead Mine
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/07/2012 01:03:29   Subject: Grasshill Lead Mine
is this north or south of the middleton to alston road,south of the road you will find both hawk rigg and lady rake mines,both look like they used steam engines,there is ongoing research on Grasshill
Topic: Another hello and a plea...
grover dave

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/05/2012 23:25:31   Subject: Another hello and a plea...
NICK back from laal sisters wedding in a week then you will get that oversuit filthy,will be in touch,regards ,Dave ,red wines kicking in,will speak to when back from snow bound cyprus ha ha :)
Topic: Trial near Gibsons cave
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/04/2012 21:06:47   Subject: Trial near Gibsons cave
Chris ref the trial near summeryhill force,I would be inclined to to think zinc not lead,check out Dunham scorberry bridge to wynch bridge trials allso Dirtpit trials see what you make of it regards D
Topic: Mystery Object
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2012 00:37:50   Subject: Mystery Object
maybe an up scaled model of a device to treat certain types of stds before the advent of antibiotics, ::)
Topic: Threlkeld/Gategill Middle Level
grover dave

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/01/2012 22:27:05   Subject: Threlkeld/Gategill Middle Level
Speak to Ian at the Keswick mining museum ,you will find that he has for sale a number of books ,published obout the mines of the lakes ,Carrock@The Mines of Skiddaw and Blencathra is the one you nee
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/06/2011 00:45:17   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
It would probably be a dipper Rich they tend to nest in adit entrances,what about the fossilised horse in coves?,looked but never found it,supposed to be there.
Topic: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
grover dave

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 09/06/2011 00:36:18   Subject: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
The little fella would be using a Drager pump got a couple from work never used them
Topic: New Caving Suit
grover dave

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 02/02/2011 23:15:04   Subject: New Caving Suit
Bri I am sure I can fit you up with a peeing device you have seen the kit in the back of my van.Dave :lol:
Topic: Caving oversuits...
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2010 23:40:53   Subject: Caving oversuits...
washing in becks hosing down over suits,who has spent to much time with Blackshiver get a grip man think self clensing
Topic: Nenthead Visit from Belgium Explorers - Guides Needed
grover dave

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/10/2010 00:09:59   Subject: Nenthead Visit from Belgium Explorers - Guides Needed
at the moment I will say that both sat 13 sun 14 nov are looking good,cannot plan to far into the future but pencil me in for both days :)
Topic: Nent over Christmas?
grover dave

Forum: Events   Posted: 13/10/2010 00:38:24   Subject: Nent over Christmas?
I cannot commit but may be there,hols not sorted line manager pissed off to Cyprus before sorting out 15 blokes not happy,cannot make plans,organise a **** up in a brewery I think not, :curse:
Topic: Roofing slate from China
grover dave

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 15/09/2010 22:48:17   Subject: Roofing slate from China
Just watched Grand designs on channel four ,people building one off houses in this program had to reroof with slate,slate from china,can we still get slate in Europe never mind this country :curse:
Topic: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/03/2010 22:57:26   Subject: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Arkengarthdale is the one for you photo boys ,not to wet Old moulds,is good,great punchard gill area vgood check out the web sites ,20 mins from A66 west,drop me a message I will give you the crack. d
Topic: 1st norpex door Rampgill
grover dave

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/02/2010 21:36:57   Subject: 1st norpex door Rampgill
My self and Richard [a very keen newbie]were in rampgill on this sunday gone,did the usual things Scaleburn for the horse whimsy then to whiskey bottle corner,what now I asked ,the norpex door says ri
Topic: Borrowdale Graphite Mine
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2010 00:41:18   Subject: Borrowdale Graphite Mine
leave the trip till late spring early summer the outdoor traing bods will have done a bit of rigging over the grand pipe by then let me know when you are going its fun , Dave
Topic: candle light trip
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2010 23:02:03   Subject: candle light trip
have you got the tee shirts printed yet not only would Ive been to the ballroom logo look good but Ive done it the old mans way by candel light . regards dave young a npht member tee shirts my daft i
Topic: candle light trip
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2010 22:54:35   Subject: candle light trip
years ago when I was serving my time as an apprentice plumber tallow was used in the soldering of lead pipes not so much as a flux more as a barrier to stop the reoxidisation of the cleaned metal prio
Topic: International mine explorers
grover dave

Forum: Europe   Posted: 07/01/2010 01:45:33   Subject: International mine explorers
looks like some one else thinks the ladders in carrock fell mine have passed there sell bye datel
Topic: Kinniside Lead Mine
grover dave

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 20/11/2009 00:27:17   Subject: Kinniside Lead Mine
still on the subject of the disposal of dead animals? according to local urban legend a small circus arrived one day in the late 1960,s to the small market town of barnard castle,the circus did its ci
Topic: Kinniside Lead Mine
grover dave

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 19/11/2009 23:13:34   Subject: Kinniside Lead Mine
Ref, disposing of animal carcase,dalesman you and I both know that if a farmer has a open mine shaft they will use it to dump dead stock regardless of regulations,remember coves that was interesting!
Topic: Underground Exploring - What equipment do I need?
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2009 01:06:49   Subject: Underground Exploring - What equipment do I need?
with reference to wood burning caving asking permission will not get you in a mine yes check about locally buy the books check the web sites you are on one now there are people who are willing to take
Topic: NPHT
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/11/2009 00:21:22   Subject: NPHT
I bet that books know down the hydraulic shaft as well Dean ,did the cans,bottles, and crisp packets weigh two to four times that of a full package bloody tourist sell them the tee shirts.at least get
Topic: NPHT
grover dave

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/11/2009 23:01:57   Subject: NPHT
with reference to the visitors book in the ballroom smallcleugh mine last time I was in there I believe there were two if not three books to log into other times there have been none do they go to the
Topic: Speed of AN
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/11/2009 22:34:50   Subject: Speed of AN
a mixture of smoggie and westmorland dialects that would sound different,not good but different,please note derby shire south pennines ,west Co,Durham,East cumbria north pennines north and south no pr
Topic: 'AN evening in Keswick' - Saturday 5th September
grover dave

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/09/2009 20:38:07   Subject: 'AN evening in Keswick' - Saturday 5th September
:)
Topic: Walking in water (just for fun)
grover dave

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2009 22:52:02   Subject: Walking in water (just for fun)
is this the same as walking in mud or more difficult and less fun :o [b]
Topic: Nent
grover dave

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/06/2009 23:53:56   Subject: Nent
:confused: :confused:
Topic: Nent
grover dave

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/06/2009 23:43:23   Subject: Nent
[b]geocaching team more likely you have fallen off the waggon all martins fault, glad you enjoyed buckden gavel
Topic: lucy tongue level greenside mine change of lock
grover dave

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/06/2009 23:05:03   Subject: lucy tongue level greenside mine change of lock
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