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Topic: South Crofty looking for money!
Quizsmith

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/04/2019 20:40:17   Subject: South Crofty looking for money!
Seems that this story won;t go away. According to Sky News it's lithium in the groundwater to be extracted too.
https://news.sky.com/story/new-technology-sparks-hopes-of-a-mining-revival-in-cornw
Topic: Farming in mines
Quizsmith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2018 11:51:28   Subject: Farming in mines
I liked the part of the BBC article where an 'expert' had stated that is was practical as it was already being done in an old air raid shelter under Clapham Common. Plenty of sisimilarities there.
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Quizsmith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/06/2018 22:56:19   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
There was talk of a new opencast between Ffos-y-fran (Merthyr Tydfil) opencast and the Rhymney Valley a couple of years ago. Objections by the council and residents and the uncertainty over Tata Steel
Topic: Thievery
Quizsmith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2017 00:56:17   Subject: Thievery
I hope that they catch the theiving bastards.
Or that the theiving bastards need help from COMRU! Oh sweet justice.
Anyhow am in South Wales and it seems that when park up to go walking/exp
Topic: Industrial Wales
Quizsmith

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 23/02/2017 22:30:21   Subject: Industrial Wales
Nice site, good pictures and easy to navigate. Sits well with other sources.
Would be nice if there was a way for people to submit 'before' pictures alongside the modern ones.
Great work th
Topic: Mine collapse in Poland
Quizsmith

Forum: Europe   Posted: 30/11/2016 18:41:25   Subject: Mine collapse in Poland
Am in Poland at the moment and this has been on the news all day.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/30/earthquake-leaves-miner-dead-and-10-missing-in-poland#_=_
Seems death toll is
Topic: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
Quizsmith

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/10/2016 23:12:18   Subject: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
B&Q currently doing clearout of 10W LED freestanding worklight. Recharchable with both mains and car charging kits. Was £20 is now £10. Only used in house so far but nearly blinded myself. Def worth a
Topic: Shaft colapse on BBC
Quizsmith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2016 12:07:25   Subject: Shaft colapse on BBC
A lucky escape for the previous residents when holding BBQ's.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35800866
Topic: Dorothea quarry underwater
Quizsmith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/03/2016 20:50:36   Subject: Dorothea quarry underwater
Still it's a nice video of somewhere most of us will never see.
Topic: Head Frames
Quizsmith

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/02/2016 23:23:02   Subject: Head Frames
Sorry to enter the post so late. Just minor addition - Haig Colliery, Cumbria the headgear is on No.4 shaft (skip handling at closure). No.3 shaft (headgear missing) was manrider. No. 5 shaft (no obvi
Topic: Colliery Winding House
Quizsmith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2016 19:06:28   Subject: Colliery Winding House
[quote="Matt_T"]Hi wonder if you can help. We have been undertaking some archaeological excavations in the north-east, and uncovered the base of a colliery winding house - see rectified photo

Topic: Haig Museum Problems
Quizsmith

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/01/2016 18:11:30   Subject: Haig Museum Problems
[quote="Buckhill"]Latest news is that administrators have been appointed to carry through a creditors' voluntary liquidation following the decision by HLF and CCF not to give any further financial sup
Topic: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
Quizsmith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2015 22:42:16   Subject: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
Roll on Monday ;D
;D
Topic: Live Gold ......
Quizsmith

Forum: Europe   Posted: 23/10/2015 21:54:31   Subject: Live Gold ......
You wait 70 years for a gold train to come along and then three appear at once.........

Anyhow - how many errors can be seen in the following images of the alleged 'gold train'?

Topic: Moor Row iron mine question
Quizsmith

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/04/2015 21:12:21   Subject: Moor Row iron mine question
It has been a few years since I was last underground in that area but there were several open levels on the Knockmurton set (iron) and one on Kiniside Kop (lead). I don't know what state they are in n
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