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Topic: Presser Mine shaft planning application
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/11/2018 17:50:30   Subject: Presser Mine shaft planning application
An article and photo of the Presser appeared in the Hexham Courant on line on Wednesday when around 30 people staged a demonstration at the site against the proposal to put new build there. Local fee
Topic: Heights Mine
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/02/2018 23:18:02   Subject: Heights Mine
The photos in the Beamish Collection although titled Heights Mine would appear to be of Park Burn Shaft a little to the South(NY921388) which although not very clear plainly show the old Weardale Leyl
Topic: New Gold Min for Northen Ireland.
rodel

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 29/11/2017 15:06:17   Subject: New Gold Min for Northen Ireland.
Am I correct in thinking that Dalradian is the same setup that
either merged with or took over Minco a short while ago ?
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Presser (Pressure) (album)
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/05/2016 22:07:04   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Presser (Pressure) (album)
This building had intrigued me since I was a child with it's odd shaped roof and a chimney at one end and a squat wooden headstock at the other but it was some years before I was able to piece togethe
Topic: Level opposite Longcleugh in west allen
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/06/2015 11:30:27   Subject: Level opposite Longcleugh in west allen
According to Ray Fairbairn a level was opened by Ferguson, Wild and Co Ltd in 1970-71 opposite Longcleugh in a search for Witherite after the closure of Settlingstones but they seemingly failed to fin
Topic: Level opposite Longcleugh in west allen
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/06/2015 10:15:56   Subject: Level opposite Longcleugh in west allen
There is a Kiersleywell Mine nearby at GR NY776514 close to Kiersleywell Row. Could this be the one ? There is a Kiersleywell Row mine listed in the database at GR NY774575 but as this is miles away
Topic: Rowanburn, near Canonbie
rodel

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/04/2015 11:04:48   Subject: Rowanburn, near Canonbie
There were indeed 2 coal mines at Rowanburn. Firstly there was Canonbie Colliery at NY408773 and secondly not far away there was Blinkbonny Colliery at NY412776 which was linked to the Canonbie pit by
Topic: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/02/2015 16:36:17   Subject: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
Is it not possible that the loco in the photo with the 2 young men is undergoing some maintenance ? The chap leaning against it clearly has an oilcan in his hand and there appears to be a hinged side
Topic: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/02/2015 12:32:49   Subject: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
I definitely tend to agree that this photo is not of Nenthead/Rampgill. Apart from the fact that the background topography is all wrong, the only place the tramway leaving Rampgill adit was close to t
Topic: which mine?
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/12/2014 21:27:46   Subject: which mine?
Although the old maps describe the area there as "old lead workings" the railway would most probably have been constructed for the transportation of ironstone more than lead as it belonged to the Wear
Topic: which mine?
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/12/2014 14:28:01   Subject: which mine?
The adit at Grid Ref NY902392 is shown on the 1860 map and named as Middle Slit and this was also the termination point of the Rookhope-Middlehope Railway. Seeingsike level is also shown at Grid Ref N
Topic: Radio Stuff Stored in Disused Mine
rodel

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/11/2014 12:35:54   Subject: Radio Stuff Stored in Disused Mine
It appears that most of the stuff buried or dumped at the end of the war was pretty lightweight (ammo boxes,radios and the like)whereas what was required by industry was a far greater quantity to feed
Topic: Radio Stuff Stored in Disused Mine
rodel

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/11/2014 09:06:38   Subject: Radio Stuff Stored in Disused Mine
At the end of WW2 the British brought pretty much all of their equipment back home with the intention of selling off anything that had a use post war. Vehicle sales took place all over the country as
Topic: Radio Stuff Stored in Disused Mine
rodel

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/11/2014 07:56:36   Subject: Radio Stuff Stored in Disused Mine
The British army were supplied with large numbers of Willys/Ford jeeps from 1941 onwards under the Lend-Lease agreement and even though the Land Rover series 1 came on stream in1948 and the Champ a li
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/01/2014 13:19:46   Subject: Minco at Nenthead
I believe it's purely an office facility they have at Allenheads at present with only one or two people manning it.
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/01/2014 13:00:31   Subject: Minco at Nenthead
Northumberland C.C. apparently gave the go ahead before the turn of the year, the rig however was still in Cumbria as of the first week 2014. I am told Minco have already established an office in the
Topic: Nenthead accomodation
rodel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2013 20:54:41   Subject: Nenthead accomodation
The old mineshop at Haggs Bank has been restored as a bunkhouse but may prove expensive for a small number of people. It's advertised on the net and looks well appointed - take a look.
Topic: Tubs in the River Wear
rodel

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 23/09/2013 22:17:25   Subject: Tubs in the River Wear
Hi Dave, I was very interested to read about this because as a kid back in the 1950's I clearly remember seeing a number of tubs, rails and other stuff dumped in the river near the Belmont Viaduct whe
Topic: Hello
rodel

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/07/2013 14:38:31   Subject: Hello
Hi Deborah, welcome to AN. If you're living at Carrshield then you are in a major lead mining area with remains all around you. If you're looking for information about the area you could do a lot wors
Topic: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
rodel

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/06/2013 18:58:24   Subject: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
Done ! Best of luck ! :)
Topic: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/05/2013 19:11:49   Subject: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
The whole point of this discussion is that some talking head from the National Parks has come up with a loss figure of £40 million to tourism, a figure which is pure conjecture so cannot be proved or
Topic: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/05/2013 13:10:57   Subject: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
Oh but, Vanoord, the artist's impression doesn't show all the massive spoil heaps that spinster ladies from Cheltenham have been complaining about in the local press....... :lol:
Topic: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/05/2013 08:42:24   Subject: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
I missed this thread when it first started as I was away from home and staying in the area in question, however on Easter Sunday I opted to travel up to Teesside on the A171 from Scarborough but due t
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
rodel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2013 18:11:21   Subject: Minco at Nenthead
You could be right there John, however this sounds like the same vehicle which spent Xmas and New Year parked up at the end of the unmetalled road which runs from the Wellhope area and joins the road
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
rodel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2013 10:46:30   Subject: Minco at Nenthead
Due to prolonged and heavy snowfall in the area in recent months it is probably fair to assume that they are running a tad behind schedule. This they may not have foreseen when they embarked on this p
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
rodel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2013 12:02:46   Subject: Minco at Nenthead
About a week ago they were at Nentsberry up Haggs Bank and appeared to be using the area opposite the recently restored/renovated mineshop to keep all their kit. As the mineshop has been done up as a
Topic: US Army Landfill in cornwall.
rodel

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/03/2013 10:57:12   Subject: US Army Landfill in cornwall.
At the end of WW2 the Americans took their aircraft home with them but the vehicles etc used by their ground forces were nearly all on the continent and were mostly given away to "friendly" nations su
Topic: US Army Landfill in cornwall.
rodel

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/03/2013 08:57:15   Subject: US Army Landfill in cornwall.
Back in the early 1970's I started the North East Military Vehicle Club and stories of this sort started to reach me :) on a regular basis about sites all over the place, not just, local but as far a
Topic: Stanhopeburn Valley - Weardale
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/03/2013 18:01:03   Subject: Stanhopeburn Valley - Weardale
Hello Roy, welcome to the forum.
I have been able to drive up to Stanhopeburn mine site a couple of times over the last 18 months or so and not found the road gated. There is, however, an issue w
Topic: Mining Interest
rodel

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/03/2013 08:23:50   Subject: Mining Interest
If Roadsterman is about he may be able to tell more on this. I believe that when they started to mine Barium at the Morrison pit at Annfield Plain people from Settlingstones came down to show the coal
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/11/2012 14:31:22   Subject: Minco
Point taken. But it would be nice to know whether they have found what they hoped to and whether they intend to go ahead with extraction.
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/11/2012 08:42:08   Subject: Minco
Thanks for passing on this info guys. It's nice to know that Minco are being open and upfront about their operations. Is there any way of getting to know the success or otherwise of these test bores a
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/11/2012 11:20:38   Subject: Minco
I first heard of the proposal by Minco from a local source some months ago and dismissed it with a "heard it all before" attitude,although the area mentioned at the time was around Killhope Cross wher
Topic: Tanfield Railway.
rodel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2012 09:44:11   Subject: Tanfield Railway.
Excellent set of photos of the unrestored stuff at Tanfield - long overdue. Well done Chris and thanks. :)
Topic: Wiregill Mine
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/07/2012 08:21:28   Subject: Wiregill Mine
These buildings were a common site around the Durham coalfield and seemingly built to a pattern. There was one close to where I lived at Caterhouse colliery near Pity Me which was closed in 1928 so pr
Topic: Grasshill Lead Mine
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/07/2012 07:16:53   Subject: Grasshill Lead Mine
On the subject of steam power at Grasshill, is it coincidence that at the same time (1906) that the mine here was being dismantled and abandoned a steam engine was being installed at Lady's Rake to dr
Topic: Grasshill Lead Mine
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/07/2012 12:44:35   Subject: Grasshill Lead Mine
In this present day climate of general thievery I can understand a farmer checking someone leaving their bit of moor to make sure that they haven't got the odd sheep or two shoved up their jumper but
Topic: Grasshill Lead Mine
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/07/2012 08:31:33   Subject: Grasshill Lead Mine
The remains shown in the photos are to the South of, but not visible from, the Alston road. They are from the last period of working but there has clearly been considerable hushing in the area from ea
Topic: Grasshill Lead Mine
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/07/2012 18:17:20   Subject: Grasshill Lead Mine
Sorry, can't help you there. All I can tell you is that the two parallel upright supports are about 3ft 6 inches high from the concrete floor and about 5ft between. The only way to find any other deta
Topic: Grasshill Lead Mine
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/07/2012 16:11:27   Subject: Grasshill Lead Mine
Are you referring to the size of the remains shown in the photos or something more technical i.e. the size of what was mounted ? :(
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
rodel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2012 19:49:52   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
I think Manxman has pretty well hit the nail on the head here. It would be very unusual to hear the sounds of rushing water being emitted from a magazine. The aqueduct does indeed run through Sharnber
Topic: Kining Level Lead Mine
rodel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2012 10:37:15   Subject: Kining Level Lead Mine
Judging by the size of the site it seems a lot of work went on for little return. The lack of info and/or photos I suppose is due to its location a bit off the beaten track where it would attract litt
Topic: Kining Level Lead Mine
rodel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2012 12:46:52   Subject: Kining Level Lead Mine
Has anyone visited this site or have any info on it please. There is no listing for it here on AN but it is listed but without details over on ME. It's location is on the edge of Melbecks to the NNE o
Topic: Wrysgan Winch Engine
rodel

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 30/01/2012 18:20:32   Subject: Wrysgan Winch Engine
Just had a quick look on the Wrysgan user album and there is a photo(68486) uploaded by dwarrowdelf on the 31st of October and there is no sign of it then so maybe it's been gone a while and no one ha
Topic: Nantymwyn Mine
rodel

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/03/2011 08:20:34   Subject: Nantymwyn Mine
The report you mention along with photos are here on aditnow under the 'N' mine listings.
Topic: Is the Durham Mining Museum down or what?
rodel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/03/2011 07:59:15   Subject: Is the Durham Mining Museum down or what?
Appears to be totally shut down now with an internal server problem. :(
Topic: Ripping Yarns
rodel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2011 22:33:00   Subject: Ripping Yarns
[quote="Alec"]Further to my earlier posting on Eric Olthwaite's pithead scenes, I have a dim recollection (most of mine are just this) that Sacriston Colliery, on the outskirts of Durham City, was sti
Topic: Which Mine
rodel

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 12/02/2011 15:24:26   Subject: Which Mine
Thanks for the info - an interesting story. It is comforting to know it was for real and that senility hasn't taken hold yet ! :)
Topic: Which Mine
rodel

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 12/02/2011 09:15:29   Subject: Which Mine
I seem to recall reading here on AN the story of some people discovering the body of a man in the depths of a mine who had been dead for many years and who was never identified. When and where was thi
Topic: Butterley Engineering... The Scrapman Cometh
rodel

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/12/2009 08:32:51   Subject: Butterley Engineering... The Scrapman Cometh
Iclok, do you know who actually owns the site and who issued the contract for the demolition ?
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