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Topic: My Visit to Fauld Gypsum Mine
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2012 18:33:54   Subject: My Visit to Fauld Gypsum Mine
For further information regarding this mine and it's disaster which was previously discusssed on the forum, please refer to the topic "Fauld gypsum mine - Radio 4 Open Country" which was started by "D
Topic: Best way to find out who does land belong to ?
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2012 18:29:38   Subject: Best way to find out who does land belong to ?
An earlier discussion about Bincliffe mine can be found on the forum entitiled "Bincliffe Mine" started by "ttxela" on 25/11/09.
Topic: Silver Eye.
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/05/2012 23:08:33   Subject: Silver Eye.
Our friend Julie has a friend at Starkholmes who was very interested in Silver Eye a few years back, ask her for details - you have her contact details.

Much appreciated the photos of the N
Topic: Superstitions in mines
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/03/2012 10:16:52   Subject: Superstitions in mines
Owd Git - superstitions in mines were discussed in an earlier topic on the forum i.e. "Ghosties" - started by Simonl on 12/07/2007 - read my entry for 04/12/2008 where I've gone into detail about some
Topic: cwmorthin slate quarry book on ebay
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2012 13:29:24   Subject: cwmorthin slate quarry book on ebay
and receive one's order often post free, very promptly, always with personal courteous service. What more can one say!
Topic: Mine at Black Rocks, Cromford?
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/12/2011 12:31:04   Subject: Mine at Black Rocks, Cromford?
Nellie Kirkham wrote an interesting article entitled "The Tumultous Course of Dovegang" which appeared in Derbyshire Archaeological Society and Natural History Society's Journal 1953, it includes a ma
Topic: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/11/2011 22:23:22   Subject: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Thanks BE for the thesis information, makes interesting reading. Incidently have you done anymore about Oxclose/Snickers sough?

I looked at the Countryfile programme again, just to refres
Topic: Moss Rake West - Unknown Mines - Help please
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/10/2011 12:24:13   Subject: Moss Rake West - Unknown Mines - Help please
I'm sending you a private email giving details of how to contact my old friend of many years, who opencasted Moss Rake and around Eldon Hill for fluorspar for around forty to fifty years. He amassed
Topic: Side Passage Magpie Sough. (photo)
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/10/2011 19:07:32   Subject: Side Passage Magpie Sough. (photo)
We always took old lorry inner tubes with us in our numerous trips up the sough (I think I did 15 trips) and boated out on them which made life a lot easier. It was good fun too. The arched part o
Topic: Side Passage Magpie Sough. (photo)
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/10/2011 22:41:26   Subject: Side Passage Magpie Sough. (photo)
From memory the workings were on the right hand side of the sough, after one passed the "Boil up", they were known as Blende Vein. The workings were before one encountered the bricked up wall with t
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
sougher

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/09/2011 20:40:44   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Roy wrote "Anyway gentlemen, we have a lively thread going here".

No offence Roy, but please remember there are a few female contributors to AN forum! For example myself (although getting
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
sougher

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/09/2011 12:17:32   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Slightly offtopic. An old caving friend from Nottingham (now deceased) used to tell the yarn how sometime during WW2, he and other caving mates were approached by the B.B.C. to take a reporter down
Topic: Government funding for Mountain, Cave and Cliff Rescue
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2011 17:50:53   Subject: Government funding for Mountain, Cave and Cliff Rescue
Whilst visiting H.M.Treasury website recently (don't ask me what I was doing there!), I came across an interesting piece of news in the Press Notices, which I'd not encounted before and which I think
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2011 17:28:44   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
No Roy, you're not, it's real!!! About ready to post the information onto AN now.
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2011 16:54:24   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
WMPT and DCRO is my choice. I too am a member of PDMHS and feel that they do not need the money.

Incidently is anyone on AN aware that the Government has granted funding for mountain, cav
Topic: fatality @ matlock bath
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/08/2011 12:22:33   Subject: fatality @ matlock bath
Wasn't there a fatality at Royal Mine in the early 1990's? That was the one that Julie attended with DCRO,
Topic: fatality @ matlock bath
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/08/2011 06:11:55   Subject: fatality @ matlock bath
Ask our friend Julie, I believe that she attended on the DCRO call out.
Topic: 2012 Calendar - I want one
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2011 02:45:11   Subject: 2012 Calendar - I want one
My usual order of two calendars please Simon.
Topic: help!!!!
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2011 15:52:37   Subject: help!!!!
Iclok - the wanderer has returned then!!!!
Topic: help!!!!
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/07/2011 12:44:44   Subject: help!!!!
Another forum member whom to contact as well as Iclok would be LeeW, who is another very knowledgeable AN contributor about the coalmining area that you are asking about.

Incidently your
Topic: Yet another for the train buffs... DOUBLE ARROWS!!!
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/07/2011 07:53:23   Subject: Yet another for the train buffs... DOUBLE ARROWS!!!
Dear Iclok, what a coincidence, yes us Derbyshire folk have yet another link :) My paternal grandfather was a pattern maker at the Loco Works in Derby at the time your plate was cast. I can assu
Topic: Ball of polished Quincy granite. (photo)
sougher

Forum: North America   Posted: 01/07/2011 14:47:11   Subject: Ball of polished Quincy granite. (photo)
I fully understand!
Topic: Ball of polished Quincy granite. (photo)
sougher

Forum: North America   Posted: 01/07/2011 13:06:41   Subject: Ball of polished Quincy granite. (photo)
At Carsington Water Reservoir's Visitor Centre (Derbyshire) there is a Kugel Ball, i.e. a 90 cm (3 ft) sphere of Bavarian granite revolving on a bed of water. It's fasinating to look at, but why a s
Topic: Identify the mine - Beacons' Fluorite mine, Hassop?
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/06/2011 12:43:08   Subject: Identify the mine - Beacons' Fluorite mine, Hassop?
An old caving friend, Frank Sheen from Nottingham (sadly now deceased) on being demobbed from REME in about 1946/47 and fancying a change of career, went to work for the Bacon brothers from Youlgreave
Topic: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/06/2011 22:39:40   Subject: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
Another website to view photographs of the five Cowdale buildings that needed listing is:-

http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?=5390

Looking at the interior photo
Topic: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/06/2011 18:45:26   Subject: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
How sad :(
Topic: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/06/2011 15:06:18   Subject: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
AR - which of the buildings was the Power House please? I know that there are quite a few photos on the website, but I can't find which one it was.

Thanks.
Topic: New Member - Midlands
sougher

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/05/2011 12:14:15   Subject: New Member - Midlands
From memory, anyone joining PDMHS in the three months before annual subs are due, get 15 months membership for 12 months subscription. i.e. Join anytime after the 1st June, and you are given the next
Topic: 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' - 21/05/2011
sougher

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/05/2011 12:48:18   Subject: 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' - 21/05/2011
RJV - Your suggestion is ideal! I can see the ducks on the pond in my mind's eye. Alternatively if Hartington was full of tourists (not quite as bad as the droves who flock to Matlock Bath!) then
Topic: 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' - 21/05/2011
sougher

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/05/2011 11:06:55   Subject: 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' - 21/05/2011
RVJ - Thanks for the link to the Hartington cheese shop ;D I didn't know it had reopened. Must send my lad off to get some Derby Sage Original and Hartington Blue Stilton.
Topic: Anyone own a mine?
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2011 11:59:48   Subject: Anyone own a mine?
For further reading about the complicated laws of the Derbyshire Barmote Court relating to the lead mining area of the Peak District, called the King's/Queen's Field (depending upon which monarch is o
Topic: Shafts and Bat Access.
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2011 13:06:32   Subject: Shafts and Bat Access.
In the 1950's/60's when we were exploring disused Derbyshire lead mines which hadn't been accessed for many, many years, bats were often found underground, their way of exiting the mines were often by
Topic: Miner's graffiti - dates
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/05/2011 22:23:17   Subject: Miner's graffiti - dates
The oldest date we found in a lead mine when exploring with "Op Mole", was 1666 (the date of the Fire of London), which was carved into a rock face alongside lots of tally mark loads (four vertical li
Topic: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/05/2011 21:48:15   Subject: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
To update what is happening at Cowdale quarry - I recently received a "round robin" email from Mrs. Jane Jones, the Secretary to the Parish of King Sterndale, Cowdale, and Staden, saying that plans ha
Topic: Cheadle Brass Company and Bonsall
sougher

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 31/03/2011 23:30:20   Subject: Cheadle Brass Company and Bonsall
Warmfire - if you've got a copy of the Bonsall History Project book "Bonsall A Village and It's History", look up Chapter 11 (Other Extractive Industries, Calamine, Paint and Colour Manufacture, Lime
Topic: Cheadle Brass Company and Bonsall
sougher

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 29/03/2011 21:01:09   Subject: Cheadle Brass Company and Bonsall
When I lived in Bonsall and a contributor to the Bonsall Map Project and then the Bonsall Village History book, the Cheadle Brass Company got me very intrigued. As Historytrog says there is very lim
Topic: 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' - 21/05/2011
sougher

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/02/2011 15:20:24   Subject: New event added 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' on 21/05/2011 at 10:00
Mike - Toadstone already suggested Magpie Cottage to stay on the closed forum topic "SRT Weekend in Peak District", and I gave details of facilities and how to book in my posting of 17/02/11 on page 3
Topic: Planning - SRT Weekend in Peak District
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/02/2011 15:26:15   Subject: Planning - SRT Weekend in Peak District
RJV - The Cottage Warden's email address for staying at PDMHS Magpie Mine Field Centre (Agent's House) is on the PDMHS website under the "Contact Us" section as follows:

Magpi
Topic: Beam Engines
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2011 12:05:52   Subject: Beam Engines
Slighty off subject, but the University of Leicester now houses the collection of the Media Archive for Central England (MACE), which contains over 25,000 items from 1897 to the present day, along wit
Topic: Sough tail @ Cromford
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/01/2011 20:11:22   Subject: Sough tail @ Cromford
Can I suggest that you read the Forum Topic " Sainsbury's Mine" started by Ttxela on 20/05/10 in which the mines on the east side of the River Derwent were discussed in detail by several AN subscriber
Topic: Snowy pics
sougher

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/01/2011 12:03:41   Subject: Snowy pics
AR and Iclok - you should have seen Magpie in the winter of 1963 too! Extremely bad, but everyone managed to get there every weekend, this was in the pre-fire days of the Mine Manager's house (the i
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2010 21:48:42   Subject: Merry Christmas everyone
AR - Just for curiosity which mine was the candle lit and left in for "t'owd man"? I trust you remembered his mince pies too! :)
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2010 21:10:44   Subject: Merry Christmas everyone
Compliments of the season to everyone - from a Derbyshire exile living in deepest Hampshire. And may those of you still able to go underground enjoy exploring during 2011. Many thanks to all contri
Topic: Modelling in mining
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2010 13:55:46   Subject: Modelling in mining
There is a beautiful minature model of a Newcomen engine at the Cheddleton Flint Mill Museum (OS SJ9722526) found on the A520 south of Leek, Staffordshire sited on the bank of the Caldon canal - see w
Topic: Mine chemicals in Hungary
sougher

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/10/2010 11:22:15   Subject: Mine chemicals in Hungary
A recent incident occurred in Derbyshire in January, 2007 when the tailings dam at Cavendish Mill (owned by Glebe Mines) which is sited at the top of Stoney Middleton Dale, burst and a flood of slurry
Topic: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/09/2010 19:29:59   Subject: Calendar 2011
Put me down for two please.
Topic: Milldam mine - not reopening
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/08/2010 22:53:25   Subject: Milldam mine - not reopening
I too like other contributors to this debate regarding fluorspar extraction in Derbyshire, have lived and worked for many years in the Peak District and understand fully the situation regarding employ
Topic: Beneath Hill 60
sougher

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2010 16:49:05   Subject: Beneath Hill 60
For further information re Hill 60, we have previously mentioned this topic on AN Forum in the topic "Eerie places above ground" dated 3rd July, 2009. Look at Toadstone's entry for the 29th July in
Topic: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/08/2010 11:11:00   Subject: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
Iclok - many thanks for putting in the Cowdale Limestone Quarry User Album the latest photographs of the five reinforced concrete buildings in the quarry (architectually termed "concrete masonary") fo
Topic: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
sougher

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/08/2010 09:25:41   Subject: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
Me too! :curse:
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