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Posts by Jim MacPherson

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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
Topic: Farming in mines
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2018 12:02:56   Subject: Farming in mines
Perhaps the professors were thinking inside the Box:smartass:
Topic: Grove Rake PDHMS meet 1989 (probably) (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/11/2018 10:16:13   Subject: Grove Rake PDHMS meet 1989 (probably) (photo)
Hi John,

Thanks for that nugget, I'll add the info to the pic.

I'll need to have a delve through the bits of Dad's mineral collection I kept (quite a lot went to Kilhope) and see
Topic: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2018 16:14:24   Subject: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
I suspect a true pedant might suggest the railway should therefore be pronounced "Vestiniog", quite how Ff sounds is another matter altogether:o

One of the Brecon Beacons can sound quite li
Topic: Roaring Spring entrance (about 1990) (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/10/2018 21:16:43   Subject: Roaring Spring entrance (about 1990) (photo)
Hi John,

Thanks for the details.

I'm just about through Dad's photos.

Jim

Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/09/2018 16:44:46   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
[quote="Morlock"]Thanks for the extra images.:)[/quote]

Thanks

I have a few more from some of the other mines around Tynehead but currently I'm trying to find out if Tyne Boggs
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/08/2018 16:25:56   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Hi Morlock,

Yes that's the site that was a little sniffy about the remains.

I've been for my stroll, the shape you first highlighted on zoomearth is a spoil tip, Brooks correctly
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/08/2018 14:04:13   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Thanks Pete,

I've scribbled over my map and will go and see what's about, if time allows I may trot along to Calvert as Dad took a few of the mine shop (1990's again) in a bit better nick
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/08/2018 12:12:43   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Looks interesting Pete,

Thomas Sopwith mentions the Whinsill exposure near the smeltmill, allegedly unique along the Tyne?

Unless the weather is lying about tomorrow I think I wi
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 17:13:54   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
[quote="Morlock"]Ahh, the shadowing seems to indicate a depression rather than a tip? I'll get back to the maps.[/quote]

I agree, that's why I think it's worth a look as it seems quite a bi
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 16:56:30   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
[quote="Morlock"]The 1861-1895 mapping at 1:2500 scale shows a level and a less developed embankment

https://zoom.earth/#54.729417,-2.378948,19z,map

Edit: Cross is on an apparent
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 16:03:38   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
[quote="Morlock"]Looks like the track does follow the flue and this may be the flue chimney position.

https://zoom.earth/#54.726018,-2.3737,17z,map[/quote]

The flue line was part
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 12:44:35   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Thanks Pete,

I've added what little bit of info I've gleaned on to one of the pics.

Is the "hole" in the back wall the entrance to the flue?

Jim
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/08/2018 16:14:59   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Dad took this photo and one other in the early 90's and annotated it as Tynehead Smelt Mill.

[photo]115902[/photo]

The line of tips and levels corresponds well with the 1859 25 i
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
Jim MacPherson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/07/2018 19:00:35   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
Hi Collie Dog,

I would think so.

The sites below may be of some use as you can watch the rise and fall of East Hetton on the historical OS mapping, it's interesting which bits we
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
Jim MacPherson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 25/07/2018 20:02:11   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
[quote="Collie Dog"]Thank you for that I have added what you suggested, I had not understood the meaning of copyright, as it is my photo, I don't want to make anyone angry :surrender: Hope everything
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
Jim MacPherson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/07/2018 22:02:20   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
That seem to have worked OK, I would just say if the photo has come from a source such as Beamish Museum it's probably a good idea to reference that in your copyright attribution, just so they don't
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
Jim MacPherson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/07/2018 21:25:09   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
I think that should let you save it as a jpeg and then you can download it to your personal album or to East Hetton.

Jim
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
Jim MacPherson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/07/2018 21:20:22   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
Hi Collie Dog,

Can I just ask if you've have just tried to download a photo/image?

You may find it will work if you save it as a jpeg to your private album or a specific mine sit
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
Jim MacPherson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/07/2018 21:06:04   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
Fine work Collie Dog,

You clearly take after your site name, my collie is too inquisitive for his own good at times!

Research can be great fun and it's much easier now with the i
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
Jim MacPherson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/07/2018 18:07:48   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
Hi Colin,

I know poosticker83 has an interest in Catergory D's, there may be a worthwhile little article about how the policy influenced the built landscape of Co.Durham aided by the, sligh
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
Jim MacPherson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/07/2018 15:20:46   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
Glad that will keep you busy.

There is just one photo in East Hetton Colliery album, of a safety lamp, bit appropriate given the existing pub, so if your researches uncover any historic one
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
Jim MacPherson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/07/2018 14:34:45   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
Is this the map you have?

1896 25in OS shows 6 or 7 boozers, mostly end terrace sites so probably just a single room in someone's house/shop but it does give street names, useful with the d
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
Jim MacPherson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/07/2018 14:17:58   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
[quote="Collie Dog"]Hello Jim, you've got it. It is that East Hetton we were looking for not (Hetton-le-Hole) for information regarding pub names, as we believe there were many.
East Hetton was d
Topic: Old Village of East Hetton
Jim MacPherson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/07/2018 12:58:16   Subject: Old Village of East Hetton
[quote="Alec"]A little rapid searching produces this:

http://www.hettonlocalhistory.org.uk/villageatlas/The%20Hetton%20Village%20Atlas%20section%2016.pdf

[/quote]

Unfo
Topic: Blagill Mine Overview (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/07/2018 19:03:09   Subject: Blagill Mine Overview (photo)
[quote="oldpitman"]https://youtu.be/deCpY8itxbg

If you follow that link you will find a bid on YouTube I did Aug bank hill 1991, very kindly shared on the net by a third party. Blagill is f
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