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Posts by Redwinch

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Topic: Moel Fferna Access
Redwinch

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/01/2013 08:02:59   Subject: Moel Fferna Access
When I started underground exploration, there was only ladders, NCMRS (as it was then) still had the rope type ;D
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
Redwinch

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/11/2012 09:18:24   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
Regarding who "owns" what, the landowner is (was?) Lord Peel, the mineral owners were residing in Italy in the 1980's, probably dead now and the "commoners" of gunnerside have grazing rights for lives
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
Redwinch

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/09/2012 20:22:11   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
With regard to recording, a most detailed scale model of the engines was made by a man called Frank Peel, this was documented in PDMH's bulletin vol 12 No 4 winter 1994, pages 35-38, it includes thing
Topic: Mine clearing/digging
Redwinch

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2012 08:01:42   Subject: Mine clearing/digging
If water is suspected behind a blocked adit, you can try the method I used, drive a pipe (pipes) through the blockage at various heights to release the water in a controlled manner, will take a consid
Topic: Mine clearing/digging
Redwinch

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2012 15:57:49   Subject: Mine clearing/digging
I settled on using steel props, cut and welded to size, tied to each other with tubular tie rods, all bolted and steel grating for forepoling off the supports, bit industrial, I suppose, but safe, plu
Topic: Re-use of the Nent Force Level
Redwinch

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/01/2012 17:46:23   Subject: Re-use of the Nent Force Level
Press cutting was out of a magazine called the Model Engineer, unfortunatly (probably due to too much pop) I cant recall the date at present, will try harder, promise :(
Topic: Re-use of the Nent Force Level
Redwinch

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/01/2012 21:04:48   Subject: Re-use of the Nent Force Level
Is this the one ??

[photo]Rampgill-Lead-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-71325[/photo]

Topic: New blockage in Brownley Hill (now cleared)
Redwinch

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/12/2011 17:22:02   Subject: New blockage in Brownley Hill
Before
Topic: Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
Redwinch

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/11/2011 15:45:53   Subject: Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
Another waste of money IMO, http://thecoldstonescut.org/ still from the air it looks like a prick and balls, possibly like the designer

http://davidgryn.fil
Topic: Mining & Tunneling Simulator for PC
Redwinch

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2011 15:22:37   Subject: Mining & Tunneling Simulator for PC
[quote="christwigg"]Doesn't look very realistic, theres no lads in landrovers and camo gear sneaking over the fence when you've left for the evening.[/quote]

I'll accept that "DIG" Chris ;
Topic: saltom
Redwinch

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/10/2011 22:12:10   Subject: saltom
Strange how the equality act gave the women the [i]RIGHT [/i]to work underground again, dont suppose many wanted to !!
Topic: saltom
Redwinch

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/10/2011 08:55:31   Subject: saltom
Roy, was it possibly because, as I'm sure you know, Cornwall didn't consider itself to be part of England, who was there to see what went on in the more remote districts !!
Topic: saltom
Redwinch

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/10/2011 18:11:21   Subject: saltom
You could try this link

http://www.whitehavencoast.co.uk/saltom/echoes/articles/after_saltom_pit_closed/index.html?sid=8afd9fee35e767e9a90ebc80425e3152
Topic: NPHT
Redwinch

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/09/2011 17:31:43   Subject: NPHT
Any one else seen this ?

http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2011/09/10/north-pennines-heritage-trust-collapses-61634-29395499/
Topic: Hudgill mine silver for auction
Redwinch

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2011 20:44:40   Subject: Hudgill mine silver for auction
Anyone got a few thou to spare, Alston moor silver at its best, sorry for quality of print, it was nearly wrapping fish and chips :)

[photo]Personal-Album-1477-Image-64546[/photo]
Topic: Sir Francis Level Entrance 2011 (photo)
Redwinch

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/05/2011 22:45:24   Subject: Sir Francis Level Entrance 2011 (photo)
[quote="John Lawson"]I take the point, but I must add the keystone was not there when I explored the mine in1965, but at that time it was thought that someone was actually collecting these keystones.<
Topic: Sir Francis Level Entrance 2011 (photo)
Redwinch

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/05/2011 15:59:01   Subject: Sir Francis Level Entrance 2011 (photo)
[quote="ChrisJC"]Presumably the same group did this as did the Brandy Bottle incline work a few years ago?

What is the arrangement with the landowner?, they must be on good terms to allow t
Topic: Gunnerside Gill Swaledale
Redwinch

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/04/2011 18:53:40   Subject: Gunnerside Gill Swaledale
The blockage causing the water to back up in the level is well inside, rebuilding the entrance will not have affected the trudge in sometimes neck deep water, depends on time of year and rainfall, how
Topic: Gunnerside Gill Swaledale
Redwinch

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/04/2011 17:22:34   Subject: Gunnerside Gill Swaledale
Anybody got a picture ?
Topic: Disturbing News
Redwinch

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2011 20:59:56   Subject: Disturbing News
[quote="NewStuff"][quote="Jimbo"][quote="NewStuff"]On another note, what penalties exist for removing an NCB cap?[/quote]

Don't think anyone has ever tried, just not worth the effort as the
Topic: Loco's ???
Redwinch

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 25/02/2011 17:28:30   Subject: Loco's ???
[quote="jagman"]They are indeed Barney
Any one of them would have pride of place in my front garden or probably in the sitting room if I'm entirely honest ;D [/quote]

Thought you had m
Topic: Smallcleugh Mine 1972
Redwinch

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/01/2011 14:28:28   Subject: Smallcleugh Mine 1972
[quote="moorlandmineral"][quote="RJV"]The tramway etc seems in very good nick, especially compared to AdrianP's photograph taken just three years later.
[link]Smallcleugh-Lead-Mine-Archive-Album-
Topic: Smallcleugh Mine 1972
Redwinch

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/01/2011 09:38:02   Subject: Smallcleugh Mine 1972
Thought that was McPherson, had a 6 pot landy and lived near middlesborough? Didnt his wife leave someone locked in a mine in Arkengarthdale. Didnt recognise guthrie although I knew him, Both gone to
Topic: Smallcleugh Mine 1972
Redwinch

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/01/2011 08:25:51   Subject: Smallcleugh Mine 1972
Apart from you and Eric Richardson, any other names?
Topic: Mine exploration at Nenthead
Redwinch

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2011 23:14:43   Subject: Mine exploration at Nenthead
[quote="moorlandmineral"][quote="Redwinch"][quote="moorlandmineral"]16 years of work by Norpex behind locked doors..... Hardly 'opened' Redwinch. Our model of opening Scaleburn Mine on the other hand
Topic: Mine exploration at Nenthead
Redwinch

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2011 19:16:06   Subject: Mine exploration at Nenthead
[quote="moorlandmineral"]16 years of work by Norpex behind locked doors..... Hardly 'opened' Redwinch. Our model of opening Scaleburn Mine on the other hand was free to access for all. [/quote]
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Topic: Mine exploration at Nenthead
Redwinch

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/01/2011 22:38:03   Subject: Mine exploration at Nenthead
[quote="John Lawson"] When I was last up there the only work that had been done was in the flats above the horse level (Hardshins), has it changed? [/quote]

Strange that, because the only "
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/01/2011 23:37:39   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
[quote="derrickman"][quote="RJV"][quote="Redwinch"][quote="christwigg"]So all the beloved Landrovers are broken [/quote]

Not quite all !!!!!! ;D [/quote]

Yet!!!! :devil: [/quot
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/01/2011 18:12:26   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
[quote="RJV"][quote="Redwinch"][quote="christwigg"]So all the beloved Landrovers are broken [/quote]

Not quite all !!!!!! ;D [/quote]

Yet!!!! :devil: [/quote]

Just t
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/12/2010 22:18:56   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
[quote="christwigg"]So all the beloved Landrovers are broken [/quote]

Not quite all !!!!!! ;D
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/12/2010 23:03:13   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Shall I put the turkey curry on hold, or shall we man up, after all we have landrovers :thumbsup:
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/12/2010 09:09:49   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Jobes comforter, did you mean nenthead sunshine ;D
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/12/2010 14:20:26   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Hmmm !!!! :thumbsup:

Better put the toilet roll in the fridge, on third thoughts, just leave it outside, its probably colder
Topic: Hartside Pass - odds of it being clear next Tuesday...
Redwinch

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/12/2010 08:07:57   Subject: Hartside Pass - odds of it being clear next Tuesday...
[quote="RJV"][quote="simonrl"][quote="RJV"]The A69 then back down through Alston might be a touch friendlier.[/quote]

From darn sarf there isn't really a viable alternative route I don't th
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/12/2010 17:46:22   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
[quote="christwigg"]If the Miners had free Wifi (haha) I could do a morning, nip out at lunch and see if I have any work to do, then go back underground.

Bit of a pipe dream unfortunately.[
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/12/2010 17:07:14   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010

Redwinch & son, 28th all day, possibly part of 29th :)
Topic: Hi from South Lincs
Redwinch

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/12/2010 22:06:05   Subject: Hi from South Lincs
Hi and welcome, try living in East Yorkestershire if you think you live a long way from mines
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/12/2010 20:58:14   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 29/12/2010 at 10:00
[quote="christwigg"]Current plan is to be there on the 28th for another trip, working the 29th and hopefully back for the 30th of this trip.

[/quote]

A good plan I may say, weath
Topic: boulby trip.
Redwinch

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2010 07:56:55   Subject: boulby trip.
Thanks to Chris Twigg and RJV for getting in touch
Topic: boulby trip.
Redwinch

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2010 16:51:46   Subject: boulby trip.
Shame the whole trip cancelled. however common sense should prevail in times like these, lets hope for better weather next time !
Topic: boulby trip.
Redwinch

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2010 07:26:54   Subject: boulby trip.
Who will still try to make it ? :)
Topic: Huzzah Good Prince Bill!
Redwinch

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/11/2010 07:58:00   Subject: Huzzah Good Prince Bill!
Who foots the bill (as if I didnt Know) :thumbdown:
Topic: any suggestions
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 15/11/2010 22:02:28   Subject: any suggestions
Any still accesable ?
Topic: boulby trip
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 14/11/2010 20:36:37   Subject: boulby trip
[quote="derrickman"] I usually wear a pair of short cotton pyjamas under overalls, they cost about £5 in Tesco's and are [i]just the job for that kind of thing. [/i][/quote]

Just dont post
Topic: any suggestions
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 14/11/2010 20:32:59   Subject: any suggestions
Lincoln ?????? ;D
Topic: Bunton (photo)
Redwinch

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/11/2010 18:07:03   Subject: Bunton (photo)
[quote="RJV"][quote="Redwinch"]If that rise is on a side passage to the right as you walk inbye, I descended it in 1970 [/quote] that's the one, think the bolt is probably from then too![/quote]
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
Redwinch

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/11/2010 18:03:04   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 29/12/2010 at 10:00
[quote="simonrl"]Nothing set in stone yet, I know it's a while off, but time will fly and what I could really do with is an idea of:

- who is definitely coming- Redwinch, son of,
Topic: Bunton (photo)
Redwinch

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/11/2010 20:57:36   Subject: Bunton (photo)
If that rise is on a side passage to the right as you walk inbye, I descended it in 1970, it ended on a shale floor with water draining away. I had hoped it would have led into the Sir George level, A
Topic: Mining books for sale. Lego wanted
Redwinch

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/11/2010 07:41:57   Subject: Mining books for sale. Lego wanted
[/quote]
Just back from Legoland, was surprised to find that girls, like my granddaughter are really keen on it.[/quote]

Thought it was the pits when you had to pay £2 to get OUT of
Topic: Nenthead Visit from Belgium Explorers - Guides Needed
Redwinch

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/10/2010 21:20:11   Subject: Nenthead Visit from Belgium Explorers - Guides Needed
Would be VERY cold without suits :)
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