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Topic: Back underground ????
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 18:03:48   Subject: Back underground ????
I am currently surface walking, looking at surface features and possible new sites to explore when I feel safe enough. Though it has never happened yet, I would not want to involve rescue teams in a C
Topic: Back underground ????
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 16:35:22   Subject: Back underground ????
Probably not for a while yet I think. Having spent the best part of 8 weeks keeping out of the way of this virus, I feel no need to share lungfulls with anyone from outside of my household.
I sa
Topic: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/04/2020 20:21:51   Subject: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
What a kind offer, it is one of the few parts of Weardale that we haven't explored. With luck we will be in touch later this year and can hopefully help with some of your questions.
Colin
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2020 15:14:36   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
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Orphan front bumper, found last summer to the North of Allen's Cleugh, on the Northern fla
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2020 14:28:15   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
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Orphan front bumper, found last summer to the North of Allen's Cleugh, on the Northern flank of Tynehead Fell. A good Km to the west of the
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 19:20:15   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
A wooden hub and steel tyre, the rest of the wheel was gone, at the bottom of a shaft. Or maybe an armchair.
Topic: Montagu Main Colliery, Scotswood
colin567

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 25/03/2020 07:55:18   Subject: Montagu Main Colliery, Scotswood
Hi Tony,
I find that some of the grid references given in the DMM are non too accurate. For example, Low Urpeth Colliery, up the road from where I live, has the correct NGR for the D pit shaft, b
Topic: Coal, illegal
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2020 10:05:39   Subject: Coal, illegal
https://solidfuel.co.uk/solid-fuel-wood-burning-news/

This is about clean air rather than global warming, too many kids with asthma
Topic: Old Radcliffe area Geneology.
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/12/2019 14:56:23   Subject: Old Radcliffe area Geneology.
Hi, the most likely mine that they worked at was Broomhill, a couple of miles SW of Radcliffe, the other possibility in the 1850s and 60s would be Shilbottle, 5 or 6 miles NW.
You can find more
Topic: Beamish Walks
colin567

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/10/2019 17:40:12   Subject: Beamish Walks
Dave,
a useful resource for you would be the Durham Mining Museum, available online. I know that the Ouston and Urpeth pits are on there, (I live there). Pelton Library has a few books in the loc
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/07/2019 21:41:20   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
[quote="John Lawson"]Hi Jim,
I note that a mistake crept into my posting, it should have read hand cobbed!
Also I am wondering if these hushes were reworked for ironstone?
There is an a
Topic: Neoprene socks in Aldi
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2019 13:25:45   Subject: Neoprene socks in Aldi
Ive been wearing a pair over some thin fleece wellie socks for the past few months. Kept my feet warm yesterday after a knee deep trip and walk back to the car in snow at Nenthead. :thumbsup:
Topic: NLS 1:2500 mapping
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2018 19:49:43   Subject: NLS 1:2500 mapping
Well spotted Jim.
They are extremely useful when looking at the decline in coal in Durham. I was looking at some collieries last night and got to around 1915 in the 6 inch maps. I did not notice
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
colin567

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2018 10:05:18   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
You may chuckle but I have just bought a SupwildFire, with 16 LEDs from Ali Express.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-NEW-SupwildFire-40000Lm-16x-CREE-XML-T6-LED-5Mode-LED-Flashlight-Torch-L
Topic: stone pillar (photo)
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/11/2018 18:07:34   Subject: stone pillar (photo)
Does anyone have an idea of what the structures might have looked like? I guess that the columns supported some sort of roof to keep the bricks etc out of the rain whilst they dried out before being f
Topic: Wrentnall shaft top? (photo)
colin567

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/09/2018 19:15:15   Subject: Wrentnall shaft top? (photo)
The reason for the query? is that on OS maps online, the grid reference in Dunham is more in line with the mine road, which can be seen in the background of the photo.
On the other hand, the conc
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
colin567

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/07/2018 17:52:29   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]Glad that will keep you busy.

There is just one photo in East Hetton Colliery album, of a safety lamp, bit appropriate given the existing pub, so if your researches
Topic: Hi I'm Jacob I'm new can someone help :)
colin567

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/07/2018 15:13:00   Subject: Hi I'm Jacob I'm new can someone help :)
Wickes are selling beach pebbles.
£9 for 25Kg
Topic: New camera
colin567

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 04/05/2018 22:48:01   Subject: New camera
Fuji XQ1, so good I bought a second one. Small compact camera, with a low light mode that takes several frames and then stacks them together, allowing hand held underground photographs with a decent m
Topic: Does anyone know what this building was for?
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2018 20:27:40   Subject: Does anyone know what this building was for?
A revisit in daylight with a camera with a longer lens allowed some more detailed pics. I'm not sure that it will allow any greater certainty as to its purpose.[img[link]114458[linkphoto]114458[/linkp
Topic: Does anyone know what this building was for?
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2018 21:54:50   Subject: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Thanks for everyone's thoughts, I have a number of things to look for on a return visit. It was New Year's eve afternoon, with not a lot of light, One would need to be careful in getting any closer, i
Topic: Does anyone know what this building was for?
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2018 14:13:11   Subject: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Does anyone know what this building might be?
It is at the top of a shaft for a coal drift, adit entrance now 'treated' in the Durham tradition of bulldozing everything to do with coal mining. Th
Topic: Van's festive Fenix offers
colin567

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/12/2017 22:26:05   Subject: Van's festive Fenix offers
Pat delivered my E35 today, quick delivery and a very nice torch, must go underground soon to give it a proper try.
Thanks Van,
Colin
Topic: Calendar 2018 - snowy photo for December
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2017 20:28:14   Subject: Calendar 2018 - snowy photo for December
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/January-2015_113290/
Not my best effort, an early shot with the BigJob, which never lived up to the expectations. But it may fulfil part of the criteria,
Chee
Topic: Torches at Aldi
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2016 20:43:22   Subject: Torches at Aldi
I saw one this morning, then picked it up, put it straight back down.
It looks well made and should last; but it is long and rather heavy. I have smaller lighter torches and will stick with them.
Topic: A1 closed by sinkhole
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/06/2016 18:18:09   Subject: A1 closed by sinkhole
Nick, it is because they do not want to get their Range Rover dirty, or even touched by the grass at the roadside. That is why they stay in the middle of the road and expect the rest of us to drive on
Topic: A1 closed by sinkhole
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/06/2016 20:51:48   Subject: A1 closed by sinkhole
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]That's a bit harsh Mark, I drive my Audi "responsibly(ish)", except on the 3-lane uphill bits on the Durham Motorway (as we older folk still call it), but that's just because i
Topic: A1 closed by sinkhole
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/06/2016 13:45:06   Subject: A1 closed by sinkhole
After what seems like years of work to widen the A1 western Bypass around Gateshead it is closed by a "sinkhole"
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/gateshead-sinkhole-what-know-f
Topic: West Pastures Mine Fluorite Mine
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/02/2016 20:37:36   Subject: West Pastures Mine Fluorite Mine
I have parked by the mine on a number of occasions, but last time we parked there we were asked, politely, to park on the other side of the gate in future. So that is what we now do, no point in irrit
Topic: Photo request.... Icicles!
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2016 21:16:45   Subject: Photo request.... Icicles!
Have a look at Carr's, we had to dig our way in though drifted snow and then get through the icicles to get in last February
Topic: Multiple-LED Lamps
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2015 21:53:43   Subject: Multiple-LED Lamps
Hi
we have been using something similar to this for the past few months.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-SKYRAY-15000Lumen-9x-CREE-XML-T6-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Tactical-Hunting-Lamp-/2521647160
Topic: Buckler Dale Level Lead Mine (mine)
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/06/2015 18:47:09   Subject: Buckler Dale Level Lead Mine (mine)
Now that my knees have nearly forgiven me, we could try a repeat visit, as long as I am wearing my kneepads!
If we were to do any digging, where would we put the spoil? not a lot of room and the
Topic: Grove Rake
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/04/2015 07:48:02   Subject: Grove Rake
I have just uploaded a picture that may have been the way into the BSC stopes. It did not go very far, large collapse at the end and an interesting wide vein of massive fluorite in the left hand wall.
Topic: Lead mine mystery - Wester Hall
colin567

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/04/2015 11:35:35   Subject: Lead mine mystery - Wester Hall
On the Geological survey map, 2 short veins that meet and die out at about the Barrasford - Chollerton road. The more northerly branch runs along the south bank of the river, the southern one starts a
Topic: Lead mine mystery - Wester Hall
colin567

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/04/2015 08:22:29   Subject: Lead mine mystery
Wester Hall is just south of Barrasford, on the West bank of the North Tyne, no sign of any mines in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd series 6 inch OS maps.
What was the date of the cutting?
Topic: Snow photo ?
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/02/2015 22:24:51   Subject: Snow photo ?
You said my bum didn't look big in that!
Topic: Camera advice
colin567

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/01/2015 20:31:27   Subject: Camera advice
There is some good advice on here already If you do not want to break the bank have a look on ebay for a compact that has a manual setting and shutter speeds up to at least 5 seconds. Get a decent tor
Topic: which mine?
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/12/2014 17:40:10   Subject: which mine?
I believe that we had a look in whilst having a walk up the valley this summer. Arched all the way, branches after a short distance, left hand branch quarried away and so open. Right hand run in. Look
Topic: Who had it the best?
colin567

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2014 17:33:03   Subject: Who had it the best?
The 'bandy legs' were not uncommon, usually due to a poor diet whilst growing; though working underground and not getting sunlight to make vitamin D would not help.
Topic: Middlehope High Level Mixed Mine
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/04/2014 10:09:18   Subject: Middlehope High Level Mixed Mine
[quote="Mr Mike"]There seems to be a mix up with this mine. It is already listed under Old Middlehope Fluorite Mine. Which one is the correct one?[/quote]
We thought it was Old Middlehope Flourit
Topic: Rookhope Borehole
colin567

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 06/03/2014 08:46:55   Subject: Rookhope Borehole
It's a bit early in the morning, but if I recall correctly, radioactive decay within the granite provided the heat to drive the circulating fluids. The Permian Zechstein sea was highly saline, so the
Topic: Rookhope Borehole
colin567

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 05/03/2014 19:42:53   Subject: Rookhope Borehole
The money was spent for some 'proper science' real geological research. Dunham had been working on the North Pennine Orefield for years, Bott, Johnson and others at Durham were also working alongside
Topic: Coastal Erosion in action
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/02/2014 09:21:38   Subject: Coastal Erosion in action
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Most of the damage seems to have been done by 2011. The
Topic: 2013 competition entry Colin 567
colin567

Forum: The 2013 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 23/12/2013 18:26:24   Subject: 2013 competition entry Colin 567
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[link]Carrs-Level-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image
Topic: Wiregill Mine
colin567

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/07/2012 12:12:52   Subject: Wiregill Mine
The building looked 1920's or 30's to me, but I based that on the flat roof and big concrete lintels over the doorways. In 'West Durham, The archaeology of industry by Guy and Atkinson, there is a pic
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