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Posts by Bill L

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Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
Bill L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2019 16:36:05   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
Dave did a slide show (remember?) as part of a hugely enjoyable course at Whernside. Manor. They included. my namesake in all his putrid splendor, with the tale of his discovery.
Dave won't r
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
Bill L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2019 21:06:22   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
I was introduced to BG many years ago by Dave Carlisle who found Bill. If Dave is still around he might throw some light on this mystery.
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
Bill L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/04/2019 17:21:31   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
I was always under the illusion that it was Sir Francis Level. Maybe something to do with the air quality
Topic: MBE for services to Cornish Heritage
Bill L

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 29/12/2018 14:39:06   Subject: MBE for services to Cornish Heritage
Kevin is always smart. He has several shirts. We shall treat him with new but deserved deference.::):-[;D
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Bill L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2018 21:35:16   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Legally all 'tourist mines' are working mines





Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/04/2018 09:18:06   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
No parking charges at Geevor - nothing to do with N.T
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
Bill L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 22:15:10   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
My favourite myth is the load of Merlin engines which were greased up, crated and buried at Castle Bromwich aerodrome just after WW 2. Later a housing development was built over the site. Load o
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
Bill L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/11/2017 20:46:39   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
Interesting. I remember many years ago being told that nuclear weapons had been tested In Greenside and that it was best avoided.Now I understand! We still went in - a good jaunt. ::)
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
Bill L

Forum: Events   Posted: 13/10/2017 22:16:14   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
I went to a Conference thereabouts in 19 and frozen to death. It was superb - some great underground stuff and very high quality surface activities and presentations.
Topic: Most embarassing moment underground....
Bill L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/05/2017 16:59:33   Subject: Most embarassing moment underground....
I've been following this thread with interest. My worst underground faux pas[i] was one which I managed to keep a secret for some years, but now it must be told and I will live with the resultant igno
Topic: Bryan Earl R.I.P.
Bill L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2017 15:13:30   Subject: Bryan Earl R.I.P.
A sad loss.
Topic: West Cornwall
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/06/2016 11:01:34   Subject: West Cornwall
And of course you could always pop into Geevor!
Topic: Cornish Hush Mine
Bill L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/01/2016 22:51:24   Subject: Cornish Hush Mine
Oh how I agree with Mr. Mole!
Topic: Tin dressing
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/12/2015 11:29:58   Subject: Tin dressing
Definition of a 'gentleman' seemed to have been rather loose!
Fascinating stuff, Roy - thanks!
Topic: Tin dressing
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/12/2015 20:15:05   Subject: Tin dressing
Thanks Rick
Topic: Tin dressing
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/12/2015 18:15:31   Subject: Tin dressing
Re. this: anyone know what is meant by 'beam tin'?
Topic: Oldham lamps
Bill L

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/10/2015 10:05:57   Subject: Oldham lamps
I've got a double charger too - free but in Cornwall
Topic: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
Bill L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/10/2015 14:29:58   Subject: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
On loan from Geevor. Eimco & loco being restored at Geevor. :o
Topic: Bricks at Devon Great Consuls.
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/05/2015 10:19:27   Subject: Bricks at Devon Great Consuls.
Getting off the point, but the western Brunton at Geevor was decontaminated and reroofed in 2008. it still has some internal parts and plans are afoot to open it up to visitors. Rags for nostrils 50p
Topic: Teardrop banners / feather flags
Bill L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2015 21:23:11   Subject: Teardrop banners / feather flags
Leaflets & word of mouth every time!

Bill

Geevor
Topic: Botallack 1790's
Bill L

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/11/2014 11:33:14   Subject: Botallack 1790's
I don't think I have anything that you will not know very well!
Topic: Botallack 1790's
Bill L

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/11/2014 19:39:12   Subject: Botallack 1790's
Hi Cliffhugger

Are you who I think you are? [the local shop?]

If you pm me we can talk about sharing information about Botallack.
Topic: Cornwall trip and ancient mines in Cornwall
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/06/2014 17:36:54   Subject: Cornwall trip and ancient mines in Cornwall
The new exhibition at Geevor - 'The Mines of St. Just' [done by the St. Just Mines Research Group] has a few interesting bits about ancient mines in Cornwall's Wild West
Topic: New exhibition at Geevor
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/05/2014 10:16:25   Subject: New exhibition at Geevor
Hope you enjoy the exhibition.

Bill ;D
Topic: New exhibition at Geevor
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/05/2014 11:34:52   Subject: New exhibition at Geevor
The St. Just Mines Research Group announce the opening of a major exhibition at Geevor Tin Mine Museum. The exhibition runs from 1st June to 26th September and entry is free to ticketholders.
Th
Topic: Botallack user album
Bill L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2014 10:37:18   Subject: Botallack user album
The winding engine is the [more or less] original winder for the shaft. The engine house housed the original museum that was set up when the mine was working and the engine was the centrepiece of it.<
Topic: South Crofty Ore Bins
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/01/2014 19:09:34   Subject: South Crofty Ore Bins
Sorry to see them go - another landmark vanished
Topic: Geevor help
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2013 23:31:59   Subject: Geevor help
Always pleased to help with this sort of thing - try manager@geevor.com
Topic: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Bill L

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/11/2013 22:08:27   Subject: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
This sounds really encouraging and I would fully support the way the project is moving. It is a long time since I was at Cwmorthin and I would really like to see the work as outlined completed.
Topic: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Bill L

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/11/2013 21:51:37   Subject: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
It's about getting local people - town councils, mining heritage groups and anyone else - on side to support sensible conservation measures. Then you have to work on the big problem - getting the majo
Topic: South Crofty Ore Bins
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/10/2013 12:08:24   Subject: South Crofty Ore Bins
Seems to be a problem about funding it - a bit predictable, really.
Topic: South Crofty Ore Bins
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/10/2013 18:18:58   Subject: South Crofty Ore Bins
Come to Geevor and see an [almost] complete collection of ore bins ;)
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/09/2013 00:22:36   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Worth every penny! :)
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/09/2013 22:02:47   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/09/2013 21:26:22   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Readers may be interested to know that the headgear on Victory Shaft at Geevor is also to be tastefully restored. Consultants are being engaged to advise on the colour[s] to be used. :o
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
Bill L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 22:49:57   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
This is a huge achievement for which congratulations & thanks are in order. I went into Cwmystwyth many years ago and I hope to get in there again - truly a memorable experience.
Topic: Potosi, Bolivia - the place to buy mining supplies
Bill L

Forum: South America   Posted: 12/05/2013 21:56:05   Subject: Potosi, Bolivia - the place to buy mining supplies
The useful shop also sold coca leaves by the bag and rather rusty tins labelled 'alcool' which literally would remove varnish from a table top. An outlet like this would do wonders for visitor numbers
Topic: Tresavean - plans/maps?
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/04/2013 11:58:47   Subject: Tresavean - plans/maps?
The gas plant from Balleswidden eventually ended up operating street lamps in St. Just - I don't have dates for this. The last remaining street lamp is on display at Geevor.
Topic: Geevor Recollections.
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/03/2013 16:27:54   Subject: Geevor Recollections.
Lozz, this is fascinating and important stuff - glad you have put it all down so that it it is not forgotten.

You must get yourself down to Geevor and have a look round.
Topic: Geevor Photograph Collection
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/03/2013 15:55:01   Subject: Geevor Photograph Collection
We'll keep looking for him.
Topic: Geevor Photograph Collection
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/03/2013 11:08:50   Subject: Geevor Photograph Collection
Some really important photographs here, Lozz - I'll see if any of the old timers still at Geevor can come up with any more names.

Sadly Frank Stone passed away last year.

Topic: Golden Age Of Steam.
Bill L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2012 22:21:20   Subject: Golden Age Of Steam.
You're not suggesting that the blessed Mr. Kneebone witters on a bit? :lol:
Topic: been there, done that..
Bill L

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/12/2012 20:39:23   Subject: been there, done that..
Next time you are down in the Wild West, pop into the Radjel Inn, Pendeen - there is a hook mount lamp hanging behind the bar. I'll buy you a drink if I'm in!
Topic: Bomb Sight
Bill L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2012 21:47:19   Subject: Bomb Sight
I'm told that Botallack Mine was bombed [well, maybe only one bomb] during WW2 and that the resulting crater has been a source of some confusion ever since.
Topic: Competition entry
Bill L

Forum: The 2012 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 04/12/2012 18:08:47   Subject: Competition entry
Thanks
Topic: Competition entry
Bill L

Forum: The 2012 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 04/12/2012 15:19:22   Subject: Competition entry
Do you have a date for the Geevor photo, Mr. Spitfire?
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
Bill L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/11/2012 16:00:19   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
We've always found EH helpful & understanding over restoration projects but a group or organisation is certainly needed to take it forward - and to try to pull in funding. We got some financial suppor
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
Bill L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/11/2012 21:32:19   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
Dave Carlile - there's name from the past. I bet he doesn't remember me! :offtopic:
Topic: ISO cornish union records
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/09/2012 10:50:04   Subject: ISO cornish union records
At Geevor, quite a lot of archival material - employees records etc. - some going back to 911 and up to the final closure in 1990 is held. Cataloguing this material has been going on for some years. C
Topic: Geevor The Queens Plaque
Bill L

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/08/2012 11:02:56   Subject: Geevor The Queens Plaque
The remains of the circular saw are still there in the sawmill which has been reroofed. The saw itself looks very second hand. The carpenters shop is only used for storage as it allegedly has some str
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