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Posts by mikehiggins

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Topic: Derbyshire Caving Association Cave Discovery Fund
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/03/2020 17:23:26   Subject: Derbyshire Caving Association Cave Discovery Fund
I would like to draw the attention of mine explorers to the update of the Cave Discovery Fund Constitution that was agreed at the AGM on 22nd February. The procedure is now more streamlined as the Gra
Topic: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2020 09:16:59   Subject: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
:thumbup:
Topic: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2020 15:46:48   Subject: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
Just to complicate things, SCMC also stands for Shropshire Caving and Mining Club.
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2019 19:07:05   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
COMRU and CATMHS - seems like a good choice to me.
Topic: Mine at 069 682
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2019 17:48:12   Subject: Mine at 069 682
Check out the recent thread on ukCaving relating to the nearby Pikers Pit where there is a similar issue re unexploded ordnance.
Topic: Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland - final newsletter and winding up
mikehiggins

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 05/07/2019 10:04:19   Subject: Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland - final newsletter and winding up
A very sad day!:(
Topic: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/01/2019 18:11:38   Subject: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
It's the first Sunday in every month.
Topic: Dave Williams
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2018 16:26:28   Subject: Dave Williams
Is any information available yet regarding arrangements for Dave's funeral?
Topic: Dave Williams
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2018 22:26:25   Subject: Dave Williams
Very sad news, a thoroughly nice guy. RIP.
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2018 15:30:03   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
My vote would go to Gloucestershire CRG and Goodluck Mine Preservation Club.
Topic: Ystrad Einion
mikehiggins

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/10/2018 18:14:51   Subject: Ystrad Einion
Waste not, want not!:thumbsup:
Topic: Ystrad Einion
mikehiggins

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/10/2018 16:25:42   Subject: Ystrad Einion
16 years if I remember rightly!
Topic: The Derbyshire Caver
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2018 11:05:39   Subject: The Derbyshire Caver
The Spring 2018 issue of The Derbyshire Caver is now available. This is the first to be produced as a free download from the DCA website rather than as a printed copy posted out to members and is now
Topic: Death of British Mine Owner in 1860 in Chanaral, Chile
mikehiggins

Forum: South America   Posted: 26/04/2018 20:45:56   Subject: Death of British Mine Owner in 1860 in Chanaral, Chile
PM sent
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
mikehiggins

Forum: South East England   Posted: 16/04/2018 20:30:45   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
Yes, an interesting old article; thanks, Tin Miner, for posting the reference.
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
mikehiggins

Forum: South East England   Posted: 15/04/2018 14:35:26   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
By way of an update on this thread, some radiocarbon dates have recently been obtained from five antler picks excavated from a shaft in the 1950s at Long Down flint mine, West Sussex. These cluster be
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
mikehiggins

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/01/2018 19:10:03   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
[quote="davetidza"]thanks Mike for the information - has it come from your own library or is it on-line?[/quote]
From my own library.
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
mikehiggins

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/01/2018 17:11:04   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
There is a full set of calibrated radiocarbon dates for the West Sussex mines in the English Heritage book. For Cissbury, they cover 3030 to 3910 BC. The oldest are from Harrow Hill, 4500 to 3810 BC.
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
mikehiggins

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/01/2018 10:58:01   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
The bank manager that davetidza refers to above was John Pull, who worked at the Durrington branch of Lloyds Bank and was shot dead on 10th November 1960 during an armed raid.

See the follo
Topic: Family research
mikehiggins

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/01/2018 13:40:59   Subject: Family research
In the light of your further comments above, Pingu, I had another look further on in the 19th century. There was only one marriage registered in Devon between 1861 and 1901 between a Nicholls and a Ha
Topic: Family research
mikehiggins

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/01/2018 18:59:00   Subject: Family research
There is an Amos Nichols, baptised at St Euny church in Redruth on 15/4/1787, with his family in the 1851 Census at 1 Brewery Road, Redruth. He is a master mason, not a mining engineer, but he must be
Topic: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2017 10:18:21   Subject: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
I agree with Simon and Roy's comments above. If Simon puts up the link I am sure that many of us will contribute.
Topic: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2017 13:47:54   Subject: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
My vote goes to Cambrian Mines Trust and Derbyshire CRO.
Topic: Cwmmaengwynedd aka Maengwynedd
mikehiggins

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/10/2017 12:20:19   Subject: Cwmmaengwynedd aka Maengwynedd
Back from holiday now and as promised I've uploaded a copy of Wren's plan to documents associated with Cwmmaengwynedd. Hope that folk find this useful.
Topic: Cwmmaengwynedd aka Maengwynedd
mikehiggins

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/10/2017 10:09:38   Subject: Cwmmaengwynedd aka Maengwynedd
Yes, I think it quite possible from New Stuff's comments that there could be another adit, the "tunnel" referred to by Wren. As far as I can recall he doesn't used this terminology for any adits elsew
Topic: Cwmmaengwynedd aka Maengwynedd
mikehiggins

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/10/2017 10:46:41   Subject: Cwmmaengwynedd aka Maengwynedd
The book to which the OP refers is called "The Tanat Valley - Its Railways and Industrial Archaeology" by Wilfrid J Wren. Well worth a read if you can get hold of a second-hand copy. I had a good look
Topic: Shaft Camera Recommendation ?
mikehiggins

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/06/2017 11:38:21   Subject: Shaft Camera Recommendation ?
A few years ago when the late Brian Webb and I were working on our Middleton Flats project I built a housing from scrap wood and aluminium angle which we used to drop my compact camera down shafts. We
Topic: Llanymynech Mixed Mine (mine)
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/05/2017 19:46:38   Subject: Llanymynech Mixed Mine (mine)
There's also some useful info on both the mines and the railway in Wilfred Wren's 1968 book [i]"The Tanat Valley"[/i]. Long out of print but you can sometimes pick up a second hand copy.
Topic: Llanymynech Mixed Mine (mine)
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/05/2017 13:32:43   Subject: Llanymynech Mixed Mine (mine)
IIRC the Victorian Level is about 150 metres north of the Ogof. If you can get hold of a copy of SCMC Account NO 14 [i]"The Mines of Llanymynech Hill"[/i] it contains all the info you could possibly n
Topic: Long Rake
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2017 14:36:33   Subject: Long Rake
Is this actually Long Rake Mine (Bradwell) or is it Long Rake [i]Spar[/i] Mine (Youlgreave)?
Topic: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/04/2017 00:46:01   Subject: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
Just to save anyone else doing it, the Land Registry search has already been done. DCA has the documentation and is trying to resolve the issues.
Topic: Rhiwbach
mikehiggins

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/04/2017 13:01:34   Subject: Rhiwbach
I'll take one
Topic: Cleeves Valley Anthracite Ltd
mikehiggins

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/04/2017 23:14:45   Subject: Cleeves Valley Anthracite Ltd
Looking at the information in Tin Miner's link above, could CW be Cleeves Western?
Topic: Phoenix United fatality, November 1912
mikehiggins

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/04/2017 20:49:22   Subject: Phoenix United fatality, November 1912
Bear in mind that the Death Register Index is a transcript and so subject to error. You may find a missing death by a search at the local Register Office. It's also worth looking at local newspapers f
Topic: Williamson's Tunnels
mikehiggins

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/03/2017 12:03:29   Subject: Williamson's Tunnels
Just checked it out - the link works for me. Looks like an amazing place!
Topic: Attaching a lamp bracket
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2017 12:48:21   Subject: Attaching a lamp bracket
And Humphrey Bogart never said "play it again Sam".
:offtopic:
Topic: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
mikehiggins

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/12/2016 11:53:58   Subject: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
IIRC Domino fags came in packets of 3 in the 50s. Can't remember how much they were. You could get bookmatches for 1d.
Topic: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2016 19:03:48   Subject: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
Devon Cave Rescue
Topic: Good luck
mikehiggins

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/07/2016 14:07:00   Subject: Good luck
You need to contact the Goodluck Mine Preservation Club - see http://www.goodluckmine.org.uk/ .
Topic: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
mikehiggins

Forum: Europe   Posted: 11/06/2016 19:22:22   Subject: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
[quote="ttxela"]

I wonder if there are any local explorers, My sister-in-law leaves inland from Malaga so a visit may be a future possibility :)
[/quote]

There is a website
Topic: Snitterton near Matlock
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/04/2016 18:06:53   Subject: Snitterton near Matlock
That's very interesting, I've never come across any reference to such a branch off Orchard Sough. There is a shaft in the garden of Bullring Cottage (used to be in the adjacent farmyard long ago) that
Topic: Snitterton near Matlock
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/04/2016 14:40:36   Subject: Snitterton near Matlock
And yet there's a very strong and constant flow of water from the tail that must originate in the limestone beyond the hall.
Topic: Snitterton near Matlock
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/04/2016 11:21:48   Subject: Snitterton near Matlock
The "sough on vein" is actually Orchard Sough, the tail of which is on the south side of the brook (don't think it has a name) a short distance before it reaches the Derwent. See photo on this site.
Topic: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/04/2016 23:52:47   Subject: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
Thanks Lee for posting the photos and updated plan. This feature is definitely not the outlet to the culvert from Smallpenny Sough (named as an adit in your earlier photos) as that is close to the wat
Topic: Snitterton near Matlock
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/04/2016 23:31:12   Subject: Snitterton near Matlock
Not sure about the large mound but Morlock's links relate to air shafts on Orchard Sough. The lead shaft on the old map is now covered by a very large concrete raft on which the farmer stacks agricult
Topic: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/04/2016 17:57:50   Subject: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
Smallpenny Sough came out at the bottom of the scree upstream from Lathkill Resurgence Cave. PDMHS tried to dig it out unsuccessfully in 1974. No real trace of this now. There was a culvert that led p
Topic: NAMHO 2016?
mikehiggins

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2016 22:30:17   Subject: NAMHO 2016?
[quote="ttxela"][/i]"Please DO NOT book accommodation directly with Dublin City University as you will be charged full rates and not get a conference discount rate that MHTI have negotiated."[i]
Topic: Unknown Tunnel 2 (photo)
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/03/2016 22:56:06   Subject: Unknown Tunnel 2 (photo)
[quote="AR"]So many things to record, so little free time....[/quote]
How very true!

Ray Battye's book [i]The Forgotten Mines Of Sheffield[/i] mentions the Wharncliffe gannister mines
Topic: Unknown Tunnel 2 (photo)
mikehiggins

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/03/2016 20:23:44   Subject: Unknown Tunnel 2 (photo)
I was startled to see this photo as I have an identical one, plus its twin showing where it curves invitingly away in the opposite direction. Taken in 2010. It is indeed a drainage level and some year
Topic: www.moorebooks.co.uk - Website open
mikehiggins

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 31/12/2015 18:29:57   Subject: www.moorebooks.co.uk - Website open
Good to have you back Mike, even with reduced piggies!
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