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Posts by Jim MacPherson

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Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2019 22:10:36   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Hi Pete,

It sounds a very complex arrangement to shift waste water around.

I read through the CA report on the West Allen mine water contamination which is rather interesting, al
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2019 09:11:12   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
[quote="legendrider"][quote="Jim MacPherson"]perhaps he and you are lacking girth to really pull it off :angel:

Jim[/quote]

aye, maybe.. I can still squeeze through the wooden
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2019 16:32:14   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
[quote="legendrider"] ....The concrete culvert has a whiff of Vielle Montagne about it. We can stage a reconstruction next time we're in the area, especially seeing as how the weather is warming up
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2019 14:43:46   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
[quote="rikj"]100% same place. Drystone walls must be as unique as fingerprints.[/quote]

Many thanks Rick thought so but always better to get a confirmation. I'll add a sanitized version t
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2019 14:39:20   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
[quote="sinker"]


.....or

c) recreate the photo for the 21st century?

:lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote]

But all done in the best possible taste (tm Kenny E)
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2019 14:26:45   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
I've wondered where this was of for a few years but as a consequence of legendrider's recent additions I may have worked out where, I'm not too sure but the entrance looks a bit like Mr Mikes's 2007 a
Topic: Eckington Colliery closure?
Jim MacPherson

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/05/2019 11:24:10   Subject: A different sort of sad news!
[quote="RAMPAGE"]That's sad :(

How come?[/quote]

Numerous aspersions being cast here, most to do with slightly nefarious money movements.

https://www.28dayslater.co.uk
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2019 07:26:11   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Hi John,

There is a photo of Harry posing, heroically, outside Spence Level in Raistrick's book and several other Harry snaps of mines in and around Hard Level Gill. I may well ask Mike as
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2019 09:50:18   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
[quote="staffordshirechina"][quote="Jim MacPherson"]

Hi Les,

By chance did anyone take a photo or two?

Jim[/quote]

Hi Jim,

Sadly I wasn't into ph
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2019 06:36:33   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
[quote="staffordshirechina"][quote="sinker"][quote="legendrider"]

The van on the left looks to me like a Commer, I'm sure Sinker can confirm the model :thumbup:

MARK[/quote]
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2019 22:00:12   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
[quote="John Lawson"]Hi Jim,
Your aquired photo has interested a lot of us!
Thinking back to Force Crag, the last company floated their zinc concentrate off the Barytes, feed stock.
It
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2019 21:54:57   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
[quote="Boy Engineer"]Jim,
It’s defo the Denver 4 cell unit then. You can see the impeller drive arrangements above each cell (motor at back generally driving the impeller shaft pulley by multipl
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2019 20:45:49   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo

MARK[/quote]

Cool photo. SUPER cool van with a super cool name.
It's a Commer Walk-Thru. Hard to say which model exactly without seeing the rear wheel/axle but it looks like the
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2019 18:43:24   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Hi Nick,

You're looking at the right place.

I've re-read the photo notes and it does seem that they acquired a "4 Denver(?) flotation cell" from Greenside but it also mentions a
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2019 17:12:22   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Thanks Mark,

I suspect more nuggets, small or otherwise, will turn up both in the loft and in respect to some of the small scale 1950's - 80's reworking stuff that went on.

Acc
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2019 16:10:18   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Having done a bit of delving and found some information on Swaledale Museum's very useful photo archive, can anyone confirm that the equipment to the right of the Albion lorry is a log washer? I've n
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant Oct 1988 (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/04/2019 07:23:18   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant Oct 1988 (photo)
Hi John,

Many thanks, I've also read the addendum in BM 104 which again refers to the Old Gang/Hard Level Gill site suggesting it was using a modified process in the Bedford to glean the he
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant Oct 1988 (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/04/2019 21:24:39   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant Oct 1988 (photo)
Hi John,

Thanks for that detail, I mainly used the commentary from Richardson and Lamb who had investigated the Moor Intake site in Arkengarthdale who suggested the main product being proc
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/04/2019 12:04:16   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
The Hawsker spur was left intact after the Whitby/Scarborough line shut in 1966 just in case somebody chose to exploit the potash south of Whitby. Prescient if not really in quite the right place.
Topic: Maenofferen
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 20:32:54   Subject: Maenofferen
https://www.google.com/search?q=translate+welsh+to+english&rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB783GB783&oq=translate&aqs=chrome.4.69i57j0l5.9329j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


Another wonder of the interne
Topic: Cornwall Mine Maps
Jim MacPherson

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/04/2019 14:19:30   Subject: Cornwall Mine Maps
Have you used the NLS side-by-side option, you get a, generally, continuous mapping facility, at whatever coverage scale your eyesight can manage, accepting Cornwall's a bit of an odd shape,with curre
Topic: Cornwall Mine Maps
Jim MacPherson

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/04/2019 12:53:15   Subject: Cornwall Mine Maps
Do you mean internal mine plans or maps that show where mines are?

If the latter, National Library of Scotland is a good place to start.


https://maps.nls.uk/geo/find/#zoom=
Topic: Water Engines
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2019 16:20:14   Subject: Water Engines
I misconstrued your initial post gNick, if you had said Male Water Sheep as I believe the hydraulic ram has been mistranslated...

Anyway I think there was a little one at Barjarg;

Topic: Admin help requested
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2019 20:21:01   Subject: Admin help requested
Thanks Mike,

Sorry to have given you a tiresome task.

Regards

Jim
Topic: Admin help requested
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2019 15:58:06   Subject: Admin help requested
Hi Admin types,

I made a mistake when I made the entry for the mine below;

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Beldy-Level-Lead-Mine_21501/

I initially called it Benty Lev
Topic: Beldy Level Garrigill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/03/2019 11:23:55   Subject: Beldy Level Garrigill
[quote="John Lawson"]Hi Jim,
A little it more information on the level at Garrigill.
According to the large Greenwich Hospital estate, plan, part of which I have a copy of, my plan, 52c, th
Topic: Beldy Level Garrigill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/03/2019 19:00:26   Subject: Beldy Level Garrigill
[quote="PeteJ"]......
The washing floors, culvert and some downstream bridges were severely damaged by a flash flood sometime in the 1980s. Large scale repair works done to rebuild the stream ban
Topic: Beldy Level Garrigill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/03/2019 07:24:42   Subject: Beldy Level Garrigill
Thanks John,

That's excellent stuff, we didn't come across any plans for the Beldy area while house clearing so if you happen to have a copy going that would be very good.

There
Topic: Beldy Level Garrigill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/03/2019 15:15:00   Subject: Beldy Level Garrigill
Hi Mark,

From Harry's photos I think Ian Johnston's hand may have been forced by some damaging flooding which stripped some/all the dressing floor remains away, not certain on that though.
Topic: Beldy Level Garrigill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/03/2019 14:18:22   Subject: Beldy Level Garrigill
Dad took a few photos of a number of adits along Garrigill Burn on the lower part near Low Houses Bridge. As far as I can find out the nearest named mine appears to be Beldy Level and the only refere
Topic: Easdale - stone skimming
Jim MacPherson

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 01/03/2019 13:54:36   Subject: Easdale - stone skimming
[quote="JMB"]I completely forgot to record the programme so I could watch later but sure it will be repeated.[/quote]

It's on iPlayer for the next 3 weeks or so.

https://www.bbc.
Topic: Started new mining channel for my videos.
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2019 16:07:15   Subject: Started new mining channel for my videos.
[quote="Praada"]I get a playback error and the video fails? maybe the embedding that has failed, do you have an external link to youtube?[/quote]

I would just add this seems to happen when
Topic: Lead mining at Llangynog
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/02/2019 11:39:48   Subject: Lead mining at Llangynog
[quote="John Griffiths"]The two books to get are these, although they're well out of print.

The Tanat Valley - Its Railways & Industrial Archaeology by Wilfred J Wren. David & Charles 1968<
Topic: Historic photo archive
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2019 13:59:22   Subject: Historic photo archive
There is also Historic England's effort, it suggests they may have 4 million photos eventually digitised, you need to register to use it but it's free and not an onerous process.

Link court
Topic: moving photos
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 10:40:44   Subject: moving photos
Thanks Simon,

As I said earlier, not the most important of issues.

Jim
Topic: moving photos
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 10:31:34   Subject: moving photos
No, no additional messaging and it just returns me to the welcome page.

Jim
Topic: moving photos
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 09:47:25   Subject: moving photos
The finger appears and the dropdown menu with four options, it responds to the request to move album and tells me what albums are available and the move tab does appear to respond, but then the photo
Topic: moving photos
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 09:28:03   Subject: moving photos
No still ignoring me, the cog is there but not moving, does it expect a higher level of permission (admin etc.) that I have?

It's not a major issue but would be good to know.
Topic: moving photos
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 08:53:59   Subject: moving photos
[quote="SimonRL"]

...Within regular mine albums you will see this cog under your own photos (regional editors and admins see it under all photos) where you have both Move (different album,
Topic: Smallcleugh (1990 perhaps)) (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/02/2019 07:07:18   Subject: Smallcleugh (1990 perhaps)) (photo)
Hi John,

Not sure about your Mike L naming, the same person re-appears in a photo of the horse gin wheel in Scaleburn and looks quite female in that image, Definitely DP but I don't know ab
Topic: NLS 1:2500 mapping
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2019 16:31:54   Subject: NLS 1:2500 mapping
It transpires I was fibbing most of the maps in the series are 6 inch to the mile, the 1:2500 are mainly located in the Central Lowlands and around London. That'll teach me to not check things more c
Topic: NLS 1:2500 mapping
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2018 20:57:42   Subject: NLS 1:2500 mapping
I'm just here to serve Colin and it's also pleased elder brother as the current southern boundary includes M'bro.

From a more selfish viewpoint it's also given a few additional clues as t
Topic: NLS 1:2500 mapping
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2018 17:39:47   Subject: NLS 1:2500 mapping
[quote="John Mason"]Hopefully so! What I've also found very useful is the LIDAR mapping available for parts of Wales - it sees straight through dense vegetation, picking up bedrock features like fault
Topic: NLS 1:2500 mapping
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2018 16:46:26   Subject: NLS 1:2500 mapping
[quote="John Mason"]I've found the late 19th Century six-inch sheets indispensable in Coed y Brenin - just that extra bit of on the ground detail that can still be found hidden among the trees..... ne
Topic: NLS 1:2500 mapping
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2018 14:04:51   Subject: NLS 1:2500 mapping
Does anyone know how long this series has been on the NLS website?

https://maps.nls.uk/view/188152551

It's only a partial set and seems to be mainly interwar and immediately pos
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Jim MacPherson

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/12/2018 18:12:40   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
If it's episode 2 it's on BBC 4 at 8 tonight, not very clear from the blurb but it does mention a 1000 year old mine!

Jim
Topic: Farming in mines
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2018 17:01:47   Subject: Farming in mines
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I imagine the first person to suggest sticking windmills in the middle of the North Sea was laughed at too. :)[/quote]

Well he was a Dutchman and forgot to mention he
Topic: Farming in mines
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2018 14:45:37   Subject: Farming in mines
It's possibly timed for the conference in Katowice, perhaps a sop to the Polish coal industry and some rather peeved miners:devil:

Jim
Topic: Farming in mines
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2018 12:32:50   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
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2018 17:45:47   Subject: Farming in mines
BBC Wales have this, complete with "realistic" diagrams;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46221656

Jim
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