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Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/10/2020 17:15:01   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
a good update would be advice to buy knee pads for hethringtons
never again will i go through there without them it was pure hell ;D
Topic: Coniston
Boggy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/10/2020 17:47:09   Subject: Coniston
you mean this one....sorry poor lighting
i did not linger
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Topic: #(WhatsApp:(+23-7654003579)BUY IELTS BAND 8.5 IN INDIA,KUWAIT.
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2019 11:58:24   Subject: #(WhatsApp:(+23-7654003579)BUY IELTS BAND 8.5 IN INDIA,KUWAIT.
spam alert this is a repeat offender :guns:
Topic: Moor Row iron mine question
Boggy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/10/2019 12:58:09   Subject: Moor Row iron mine question
i did Kinniside about 15 years ago and it was grim then, not been back since but wouldn't advise sending novices in there.
Topic: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2018 22:32:13   Subject: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
on the plus side at least its not a copy as i remember it being on the mantle piece in the 70s when i was a kid.
thanks for the clarity.
Topic: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2018 22:12:25   Subject: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
It says its a wolf type FS no numbers on it, beginning to sound like my dad might have got its age wrong.
having said that my granddad ran the mining school at oak colliery until his death in 19
Topic: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2018 20:34:50   Subject: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
i have a Wulf safety lamp which i believe was my granddads when he was over looker at moston colliery in Manchester between 1944 and 1955 im just wondering if any knowledgeable people can confirm the
Topic: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
Boggy

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 05/12/2016 14:17:02   Subject: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
I got it in hardback its massive..my legs go numb reading it on the loo its that heavy ;D
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 13:20:16   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
I've only held this name since about 1992 when the name was given to me for climbing in and unblocking the drains at the elk mill... sh*t job literally.
ill change mine accordingly to save confus
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2016 12:32:22   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
surprisingly there is a "BOGRAT" on that forum and its not me, what's the chances of 2 people using the same name, good job I never go on that site. ;(
Topic: BCA Insurance Renewal
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2016 12:29:27   Subject: BCA Insurance Renewal
I have signed up :thumbsup:

Topic: sinkhole in ardwick manchester
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2015 22:06:37   Subject: sinkhole in ardwick manchester
the medlock runs to the left of the sinkhole area and does not flow under the a57 {mancy way} it parallels it for a while at the lower end near ardwick so i dont think the medlock could be the cause.
Topic: sinkhole in ardwick manchester
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2015 20:41:16   Subject: sinkhole in ardwick manchester
http://metro.co.uk/2015/08/14/40ft-deep-sinkhole-appears-in-manchester-road-after-heavy-rain-5343515/

could this be ardwick limestone mine its in the right area for the workings or maybe it
Topic: is this a bug
Boggy

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 24/02/2015 20:29:51   Subject: is this a bug
i dont think its anything serious but thought id better mention it as ive never seen it happen before.
Topic: is this a bug
Boggy

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 24/02/2015 19:46:03   Subject: is this a bug
while trying to look at the photos for Lautenthals Glueck User Album the thumbnails are there but when i try to open picture i get "oops this photo does not exist" is this me or a bug.
:(
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Topic: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2015 20:25:33   Subject: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
be-leave it or not i have an very early edition of the Manchester A to Z that actually still shows a lot of "disused mines" which are missing on more modern maps.....useless yes but not to a person re
Topic: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2015 19:41:04   Subject: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
i hope the library did not think 19th century geological books " out of date" as these old books however old and inaccurate do give info on mines long gone and for that reason are a valuable resource
Topic: Underground Fire
Boggy

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/02/2015 18:02:51   Subject: underground fire
between the 2 tower blocks (moston and bradford court) under the grass were the shafts 3 and 4.
im glad i didnt live in those flats back then. :(
Topic: Underground Fire
Boggy

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/02/2015 20:29:44   Subject: underground fire
moston pit in manchesters spoil heap caught fire if i remember right they sprayed water on it and sank pipes in and injected water in it....they put it out eventually and then built houses on top, as
Topic: Ashton Moss (or New Moss) Colliery
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2014 21:41:31   Subject: Ashton Moss (or New Moss) Colliery
the bradford shafts are under the car park near where the "b of the bang " eyesore was.....across the road in the middle of what used to be clayton analine was clayton colliery.....both pits had canal
Topic: Ashton Moss (or New Moss) Colliery
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2014 21:23:45   Subject: Ashton Moss (or New Moss) Colliery
thats correct moston oak and ashton moss were all connected to bradford as bradford was taking "moston and oaks" coal but as bradford pit was landlocked and had no room for coal storage all coal was w
Topic: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
Boggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/09/2014 21:50:48   Subject: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
i bought my oldham battery from shiloh healthcare in 1990 when they were having a clearout, i sold it 2008 (still giving 8-9 hours) along with its oldham charger and my fathers battery that he got in
Topic: some DCC history
Boggy

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/09/2014 07:14:45   Subject: some DCC history
if you dont have the newsletter i have 2 copies of issue number 2 and will happily let you have one, ill have a go at scanning the other 2 when i get a quiet moment at work.
message me an address
Topic: some DCC history
Boggy

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/09/2014 22:07:50   Subject: some DCC history
rooting though a forgotten corner of my bookcase found these publications....some on here might even remember them...

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Topic: Lancashire, Coal Fields
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2014 12:14:32   Subject: Lancashire, Coal Fields
as far as Oldham goes there have been over 300 pits spanning centuries, some pits have been renamed several times and reconstituted a few times, some collieries had many shafts associated with them.
Topic: Reopening a mine-?
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2012 22:02:13   Subject: Reopening a mine-?
i had a jumbo jet and a cobra gtl cb and depending on the weather at the time limited how far round the world i could transmit....but this is off topic so ill shut up.. :offtopic:
Topic: Wolf Lamp
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2012 21:40:52   Subject: Wolf Lamp
shouldn't this lamp use paraffin/lamp oil because lighter fluid will evaporate quicker and is more volatile than paraffin. i have a wolf type fs and only ever used paraffin...of course i could be wron
Topic: Help identifying mystery object
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2012 21:29:17   Subject: Help identifying mystery object
the left hand end piece has clearly had a hole cut in it not broached and theres a hole above it possibly for a bolt/chain but what's troubling me is if this has come from the top of an in filled sha
Topic: Reopening a mine-?
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2012 21:19:40   Subject: Reopening a mine-?
lozz in the 80s i had a transistor radio (was Russian cant remember its name) that had tons of short wave wavebands among others and some of these picked up what id term as "harmonics" is that sunspot
Topic: What is this?
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/03/2012 15:26:36   Subject: What is this?
can someone not go and put a ladder up against it and look in..if its a shaft you may see down it if its a metal bottom it might have been a water storage tank as the tree filled hole might have been
Topic: Hopwood Colliery And Waggonway, Middleton
Boggy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/02/2012 18:21:12   Subject: Hopwood Colliery And Waggonway, Middleton
they did some and c h thompsons did some too if my memory serves and thomsons dealt with hydrolic tests too,cant remember who did the ultrasound testing though.did you ever do work for shiloh spinners
Topic: Hopwood Colliery And Waggonway, Middleton
Boggy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/02/2012 14:51:29   Subject: Hopwood Colliery And Waggonway, Middleton
funny you should mention that we had a lot of repairs to the tubeplates and had a few tubes "go" bit scarey really,the h&s seemed to have appalling water circulation as it ended up being patched regul
Topic: Hopwood Colliery And Waggonway, Middleton
Boggy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/02/2012 09:23:23   Subject: Hopwood Colliery And Waggonway, Middleton
started 1926 hence 1926 on the tower but production started 1927, yes the elk had a parsons steam turbine driven from a boiler house with 4 chute fed chain grate Lancashire boilers with greens economi
Topic: Hopwood Colliery And Waggonway, Middleton
Boggy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/02/2012 19:29:23   Subject: Hopwood Colliery And Waggonway, Middleton
after 20 years running cotton mill boilers in the elk mill ive seen a few boiler tubes pop.... scary ill tell you,hopwood hall colliery is mentioned in "oldham coal" by gerry fanning it was operated
Topic: Old Mine Exploration in Russia
Boggy

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 13/11/2011 07:48:06   Subject: Old Mine Exploration in Russia
if you use google chrome it automatically translates the pages,some very good pics on there.
Topic: Flues to free-standing chimnies.
Boggy

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 11/09/2011 13:38:32   Subject: Flues to free-standing chimnies.
at all the cotton mills i worked in in oldham the boiler house was below ground level so there was a 6ft high underground flue leading to the chimney,this allowed for the wheelbarrowing out of the soo
Topic: Coal Consumption: 80" Phoenix United Engine
Boggy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/06/2011 18:59:59   Subject: Coal Consumption: 80
just for comparison when i was the boilerman at the elk mill in royton we had 2 boilers a hartley and sugden locamotive type and a vekos multifuel and had 17 tons delivered every fortnight amounting t
Topic: Merchandise - help me recover my garage!
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2011 19:03:14   Subject: Merchandise - help me recover my garage!
just bought mine ...i thought it was all sold out ;D
Topic: any info on this
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/04/2011 14:59:10   Subject: any info on this
finaly found a snippet about it.

This is Wall Hey Furnace Pit, Haigh, Wigan. An underground furnace provided the air current via this upcast shaft for the nearby Crawford Pits at Aspull.
Topic: any info on this
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/04/2011 06:54:57   Subject: any info on this
i came across this interesting relic the other day i beleave its a furnace shaft tower for haigh hall colliery near aspull, its not in the best of condition and im assuming the shafts not been filled
Topic: Rare & important book on E-bay
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2011 18:45:29   Subject: Rare & important book on E-bay
i got "a treatise on mine surveying" bennett h brough circa 1913 the other week for a fiver....its mint dunno if that was a bargain or not. ;D
Topic: Problem with fuzzy search
Boggy

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 17/01/2011 22:30:21   Subject: Problem with fuzzy search
wow wish i was that computer savvy :o
Topic: Problem with fuzzy search
Boggy

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 17/01/2011 22:00:50   Subject: Problem with fuzzy search
yep same here your not going mad ::) :oops:
Topic: German Bunkers.
Boggy

Forum: Europe   Posted: 12/01/2011 22:59:19   Subject: German Bunkers.
watched the programs in the link tonight, regardless of the history of these tunnels/complexes the program was very interesting indeed thanks for putting the link up it is an aspect of the war i was u
Topic: Gods Blessing Mine
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/12/2010 14:26:49   Subject: Gods Blessing Mine
according to wt shaw in his book..."in 1907 a few tons of ore were raised on examination of the workings but a flood almost obliterated the workings and the entrance coffin level is now closed," that
Topic: Unusual winding gear at Alderley
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/11/2010 22:17:49   Subject: Unusual winding gear at Alderley
cool it was the late 80's when we last went down hough level and im afraid i havent been down alderley at all since as i discovered nenthead so im very out of touch.
Topic: Unusual winding gear at Alderley
Boggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/11/2010 19:17:43   Subject: Unusual winding gear at Alderley
the last time i was down the hough level we used a boat made out of an inner tube and bath that only went in circles...
for the old crew from alderley thats myself and bernard brown in that damn
Topic: Chimney maintenance - silly questions
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2010 21:36:23   Subject: Chimney maintenance - silly questions
clogs would be better but too expensive and of course i would have been laughed at for sugesting clogs...however i also got laughed at for sugesting that the asbestos/plaster coating on the steam pipe
Topic: Chimney maintenance - silly questions
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2010 21:10:26   Subject: Chimney maintenance - silly questions
nah clogs were nay good lad.
the reason we used wellies is we filled em with water before going in the flue chamber as they lasted a bit longer and your feet didnt burn.....35 mins per pair of we
Topic: Chimney maintenance - silly questions
Boggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2010 18:09:21   Subject: Chimney maintenance - silly questions
i was boilerman at the elk mill in royton for 10 years up to its demolition in 1998,it had a huge chimney as seen in pic,we had a hartley & sugden locamotive type boiler and a vekos multifuel both fed
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