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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/07/2019 14:00:02   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="ttxela"]I got back late last night after a fairly relaxed drive home and a pub meal.

Another excellent conference - never been to one I didn't enjoy.

Many thanks to all i
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/07/2019 13:48:22   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
The post was pretty old, probably post medieval.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/07/2019 11:44:49   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="AR"]Apologies for my non-appearance on Sunday, this was due to having had a wisdom tooth out earlier in the week then got an infection. I went back to the dental hospital yesterday and they've
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 17:06:21   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Would that be a SatNav with Roy Fellows voice? :lol:
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2019 19:54:20   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
I thought I should watch this right through, and give an opinion based on content rather than title and perception. I am a massive non-fan of GoPro videos. They don't make for good viewing and at time
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/06/2019 09:56:13   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Slacker ! :lol:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/06/2019 18:27:46   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
This one has walls!
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/06/2019 10:04:22   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Thanks Roy - I am now ready for a great weekend!
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2019 13:04:03   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
With all those sulphurous minerals they may simply be closer to Hell.
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 10:48:35   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
I know this topic is a request for stories, but there is a fair bit of advice popping up understandably. Maybe the advice should be, if in the first place you need to ask what the risks are and what t
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2019 18:34:21   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
No real anecdotes in coal mines, only one interesting experience in an iron mine at Coalbrookdale many moons ago. Clearly the lack of oxygen, as it was I think, affected a colleague's mind. He was usi
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/04/2019 10:00:31   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
That's not good news - the condition of all mine-workings is on an inevitable path of decline and the best we can do is to delay the inevitable by making routes as safe as we can, and being aware of a
Topic: Caving Videos ?
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2019 00:05:05   Subject: Caving Videos ?
[quote="Paul Marvin"][quote="Peter Burgess"]Is there any reason why not to post on UKCaving?[/quote]

I hate that forum to many bun fights[/quote]Well, the question had to be asked! :lol:
Topic: Caving Videos ?
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2019 23:06:09   Subject: Caving Videos ?
You are specifically asking about CAVING videos, not MINE ones?

I don't have an issue with mining ones, I just thought caving ones were not so relevant here.
Topic: Caving Videos ?
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2019 18:18:30   Subject: Caving Videos ?
Is there any reason why not to post on UKCaving?
Topic: Caving Videos ?
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2019 12:21:45   Subject: Caving Videos ?
Better elsewhere, in my opinion. Not bothered if that's a minority view, though.
Topic: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2019 09:55:56   Subject: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
A fascinating news story here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47882928

I walked the Cwm Gwrelych area near Glynneath last year and was as interested in the way nature is rec
Topic: Maenofferen
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 09:51:17   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="ttxela"][quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="euros"]I don't mean to imply that the area is a heap. It's just that in welsh you would refer to a pile of stones as tomen .

[/quote]Most of W
Topic: Maenofferen
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 18:51:20   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="sinker"][quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="euros"]I don't mean to imply that the area is a heap. It's just that in welsh you would refer to a pile of stones as tomen .

[/quote]Most of W
Topic: Maenofferen
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 17:13:01   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="euros"]I don't mean to imply that the area is a heap. It's just that in welsh you would refer to a pile of stones as tomen .

[/quote]Most of Wales is a heap of stones surely? (ducks
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/04/2019 13:57:55   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
As they style themselves explorers, why are they not able to find their way around with both a compass and a map? Even Scott of the Sahara could have made a better job of it.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 20:03:46   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="ttxela"][quote="alex17595"]I think a large amount of these Youtubers/Social media people are just using it as a persona to get more views and therefore more money from it.
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Topic: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2019 10:40:43   Subject: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
Continual submergence often keeps timbers in a good state. It may depend on the type or wood I suppose. Shaft linings in old limestone workings near Burwash in Sussex, some 200 years old, exposed by K
Topic: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2019 10:18:54   Subject: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
Nice - looks like flatrods driven from the shore.
Topic: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2019 09:50:43   Subject: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
Are there any illustrations of what it might have looked like when being worked?
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/03/2019 06:58:54   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
I am happy to put a review up on Darknessbelow.co.uk at no cost, please get in touch whoever wants to write one. We have a rather different ethos to getting interesting information out to cavers and m
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/02/2019 18:53:06   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
That's just what I need to know - thank you.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/02/2019 15:57:41   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Are trips on Thursday, Friday and Monday down to delegates to arrange for themselves, or will they be organised as led groups?
I was hoping to do two full days of lectures and a few trips on the
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
Peter Burgess

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/01/2019 10:41:39   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I am not sure if Roy's NAMHO conference/field meet experiences go back many years but I expect they do, like mine. In the past, the event alternated each year from Field Meet only, to Conference only.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/01/2019 09:50:25   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have had only one occasion when grit caused an issue with my new lamp, Roy. It was in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu and I pressed the button with a very muddy/gritty gloved finger. Some grit stopped the button r
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2018 15:38:46   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
Santa's given Roy another mine to play with;D
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/12/2018 08:53:22   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
All the outtakes are being kept safe for "it'll be alright on the night"
Topic: Tony Oldham RIP
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2018 18:50:41   Subject: Tony Oldham RIP
See relevant thread on UKC----g for the latest news.
Topic: Tony Oldham RIP
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2018 18:49:02   Subject: Tony Oldham RIP
It seems his demise was a spoof story, so I feel comfortable suggesting that his body is to be used for cloning, but without his permission. :lol:
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2018 10:39:39   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
This was the situation 20 years ago:

http://www.wcms.org.uk/cgi-bin/wcmsarchive.pl?archid=british_mines_and_quarries_apr1999
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 11:42:41   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Brightling gypsum
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2018 18:19:01   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
I have found newspaper archive relating the trial of Mountaineer in 1870 confirming this. Thanks for the help. It seems that photo used in the TV program is most likely of this loco. The Neath and Bre
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2018 17:36:16   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Thanks Euros! That's fascinating as I had concluded that it was the Neath and Brecon that tried a double fairlie or two, one being named "Mountaineer" - The landscape around that photo in the second l
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2018 13:50:01   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
I wish they had broadcast more of Cwmystwyth, it felt they only touched the surface of the place. The rest of the programme was good though, I liked the fort section.
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2018 13:44:20   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
I would be pleased just to have it confirmed or otherwise that this is Llanelli. Documentaries are notorious for using historic images of unrelated locations! I bet half those archive films of mining
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2018 13:25:08   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
This image was used in the programme during the slot about Llanelli Docks. I noticed the double fairlie loco which got me wondering. Is this really Llanelli? If it is, then might this possibly be a do
Topic: Farming in mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2018 11:28:07   Subject: Farming in mines
Like the first projects to dig a tunnel to France. And now there is one.
Topic: Farming in mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2018 16:57:47   Subject: Farming in mines
I imagine the first person to suggest sticking windmills in the middle of the North Sea was laughed at too. :)
Topic: Farming in mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2018 13:47:39   Subject: Farming in mines
[quote="Bodger"]Yep you are totally correct! This is blatant fake news... BBC should be ashamed of themselves for posting this kind of nonsense! There is no real academics or 'experts' behind this :gl
Topic: Farming in mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2018 13:11:23   Subject: Farming in mines
https://www.wsset.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Deep-farms-Article.pdf
Topic: Lamp cable failure
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2018 13:23:58   Subject: Lamp cable failure
My Duo failed for exactly this reason after well over 10 years good service. A temporary repair allowed me to continue using it, however with a tighter shortened cable, there was probably even more st
Topic: Grove Rake PDHMS meet 1989 (probably) (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/11/2018 14:02:26   Subject: Grove Rake PDHMS meet 1989 (probably) (photo)
That's fascinating. I only learnt this year that the so-called marcasite nodules found in the chalk may well be pyrite after all. I don't know how true this is.
Topic: Wales online newspapers
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/11/2018 12:06:15   Subject: Wales online newspapers
I am not sure if this has been mentioned before.

The Wales online newspaper archive is a good resource. It is also free, unlike the British equivalent!

http://newspapers.library.
Topic: Penwyllt research
Peter Burgess

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/11/2018 20:55:49   Subject: Penwyllt research
All these years later, I can add to this story, thanks to online newspaper archives.

South Wales Daily News 22nd August 1885

[b]Penwyllt Mountain Railway[/b]

This rail
Topic: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2018 12:58:15   Subject: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
[quote="Chalcocite"]You're lucky to be able to get onto druids workings. I've heard the owner is a right miserable ******!

The speleologists get a bit funny too when you go in poking aroun
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