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Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
madness

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/07/2019 08:38:27   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I'd like a ridiculous hand torch for the purpose of general flood lighting without breaking the bank totally.

Any ideas which are half decent Roy. Ja
Topic: Thievery
madness

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2017 15:34:25   Subject: Thievery
I've camped at Coniston before and it's pretty much as Roy has mentioned. Lots of noise and rowdyness well into the early hours, fueled by excessive alcohol. Lots of kids left to run riot etc.
W
Topic: Great Rake Mine Brassington
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/05/2017 21:32:57   Subject: Great Rake Mine Brassington
[quote="AR"]If it's owned by the farmer I think it is, then unfortunately not - haven't met him myself but friends who have tell me he's a complete "gerroff moi laaand" type.[/quote]

That's
Topic: Great Rake Mine Brassington
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/05/2017 12:11:04   Subject: Great Rake Mine Brassington
Does anyone know anything about it? Anyone been down in recent years? Is there any access? Anyone know the landowner? Etc.

I've seen a PDHMS bulletin that includes a survey. The workings se
Topic: Long Rake
madness

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2017 22:35:45   Subject: Long Rake
They are rightly covering their own arses.
If some idiot gets themselves asphixiated, they don't want to be held liable. I'm suprised that they haven't sealed the entrances.

I suspect
Topic: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/03/2017 12:37:28   Subject: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
I think you're mixing up Wapping Mine with Devonshire Mine/Cavern. I'm not aware of anything in Wapping set up for ropes. There are two short pitches in Devornshire, opposite each other and only a few
Topic: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/03/2017 12:57:31   Subject: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
As others have already suggested, get some training on SRT and gain experience on easier trips. It's not just about knowing how to abseil down a rope and prussik back up, it's also about gaining the s
Topic: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/03/2017 08:51:12   Subject: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
An evening trip would be better fore me, but I could also do a weekend given enough notice.

Pwhole - what are buses from Chesterfield like at night? It's a bit out of my way but if you got
Topic: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/03/2017 17:56:49   Subject: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
I'd be up for an explore if you fancy it sometime. Perhaps we could have an Aditnow meet there.
Topic: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/03/2017 21:52:27   Subject: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
Pwhole - You're right in what you say. If you just get on and do the through trip you miss loads. When I did the trip I thought then that I'd have to go back for a proper explore.
Topic: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/03/2017 19:21:02   Subject: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
The climb up and through the stope, though not particularly difficult is on muddy, slopping holds. If you slipped it would probably be a DCRO callout. The squeezes are easy indeed easy and very short.
Topic: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/03/2017 18:37:25   Subject: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
At a very rough guess I'd say about a mile.

Be aware that the full trip is not a 'beginners trip'

But it's a great way to spend a few hours.
Topic: Torches at Aldi
madness

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2016 22:49:32   Subject: Torches at Aldi
I saw these in Aldi earlier this evening. They are spot on for what they are being marketed for.

It's a 'security torch', ie a torch that is also a weapon. It's would be no good for this if
Topic: Oldham NCB/ BC, Caplamps
madness

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/09/2016 23:14:21   Subject: Oldham NCB/ BC, Caplamps
Oldham batteries that have not been charged/discharged on a regular basis will more than likely be dead.

Why not convert them to run on NiMh or Lithium batteries
Topic: Adit in Smalldale Quarry Derbyshire
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/06/2016 23:38:33   Subject: Adit in Smalldale Quarry Derbyshire
[quote="AR"]

Going back to the actual query, there might be something mentioned in Chris Heathcote's article on the Wormhill area mines in the PDMHS bulletin - it's here is you want a look:
Topic: Adit in Smalldale Quarry Derbyshire
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/06/2016 20:30:23   Subject: Adit in Smalldale Quarry Derbyshire
Thanks for the info. As it's already been checked out, I won't bother, especially if it only goes 60'
Topic: Adit in Smalldale Quarry Derbyshire
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/06/2016 12:07:10   Subject: Adit in Smalldale Quarry Derbyshire
Sorry, I should have been more accurate with my location description.

No, the Smalldale Quarry I was meaning is the one south of Peak Forest, just east of Doveholes on the Batham Gate Road.
Topic: Adit in Smalldale Quarry Derbyshire
madness

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/06/2016 22:45:12   Subject: Adit in Smalldale Quarry Derbyshire
I went climbing today to Smalldale Quarry. There's an obvious admit in the quarry face. Does anyone know anything about it? I didn't have a torch so I couldn't explore.
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
madness

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2016 22:56:59   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
I suspect that there are still ex mining communities that are still split because of what happened during the strike. Miner's using threats and intimidation against other miners. Families split, frien
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
madness

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2016 22:43:49   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
From what ex-miner friends have told me of the miners strike and from what I've read, I think factions on both sides acted disgracefully.

Does it all need raking up?
Topic: Steel
madness

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2016 22:58:53   Subject: Steel
[quote="BertyBasset"]
And speaking of which, what would happen to power generation, a lot owned by German and French companies if the UK say non to Europe?
[/quote]

It will stay
Topic: Bernies Cafe and Caving Shop
madness

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2016 08:35:33   Subject: Bernies Cafe and Caving Shop
Not that long ago I went to Bernie's with the intention of buying a tackle bag. It did seem to me that the staff were unhelpful and disinterested in selling me one.

It was a Monday so Ingl
Topic: The Oaks Colliery Disaster
madness

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/02/2016 22:43:51   Subject: The Oaks Colliery Disaster
I wasn't aware of this disaster so I Googled it.

I was quite surprised to find photographs of a memorial.
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