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Posts by TheCret!n

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Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/10/2019 11:35:16   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Quite a bit more on the list, thanks!

I recently checked CCHL and Barneycraig (from both ends.).

Thanks again.

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/10/2019 20:27:03   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
That’s a fair one.
I’d overlooked that.

Thanks.

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/09/2019 16:01:33   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
I know where you mean.
Nick has mentioned that to me.
I’ll go take a look.

Leif.
Topic: Help identifying a lamp
TheCret!n

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/09/2019 12:32:21   Subject: Help identifying a lamp
That IS just a wick adjuster.
Looks like a replica lamp to me (but a decent one none the less.).
Don’t be disheartened, mind. It still looks the business, and would work a treat, should you
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/09/2019 10:53:39   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Needs to be reopened, in my opinion.

Leif.
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/09/2019 11:18:52   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Mark -

If Coalcleugh were open, I strongly suspect it’d be more than just Rampgill accessible...

Leif.
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/09/2019 10:05:01   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Nick Green told me that cigarette story a little while ago. Don’t blame you getting a wriggle on to get out.
Interesting facts about the wagon etc, thanks for sharing!

Leif.
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/09/2019 18:52:35   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
It was possible.
Rampgill, Coalcleugh and Barneycraig all connect, right at the end of Coalcleugh Horse Level.
I traced and coloured the abandonment plan a few months back.

I was
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/09/2019 10:34:51   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Coalcleugh is still very much there.
The adit is bricked up currently.
I believe the Coal Authority plan to treat the water from it.
The local house (I’d assume containing the farmer yo
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/08/2019 16:43:28   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Started checking some of the mentioned areas last weekend.

Anyone else know of any areas not already mentioned?

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/08/2019 17:52:47   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Forgot about that!

Cheers again Chris.

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/08/2019 10:13:56   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Cheers Chris.

I’ll stick them on the list.
Planning on getting to each of these places to get a detector reading.

I know Rampgill Firestone all too well. Seems like I’m in t
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/08/2019 21:06:05   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Cheers Roy, it’s still a help.
We may move onto mines further afield at a later date.

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/08/2019 19:00:04   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Alan -

Super relieved you didn’t discover any “presents” for the diggers.
It was becoming much too frequent an occurrence! ;-)

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/08/2019 18:52:34   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Forgot about BC outbye of the fall.
Keep ‘em coming though - exactly what I’m looking for!

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/08/2019 15:51:11   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Hi all.

A friend and I are trying to list all of the areas of Nent containing bad air.
If anyone has come across any previously, could you please let me know?
I know about the bac
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 12:12:21   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
All the hallmarks of a decent trip, Mark...
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2019 16:31:36   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
I certainly would agree, Mark.
It’s a wonderful mine though, ey?!

Leif.
Topic: Anyone lost a torch?
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/06/2019 18:48:17   Subject: Anyone lost a torch?
Anyone been through Smallcleugh today and lost a torch?
If you have, and you can give me a description, I shall get it back to you.

Keen to return it to its rightful owner.

Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2019 09:47:36   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
We certainly go through A LOT of scaff.
These inconsiderate mines, falling down all the time...
Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2019 12:31:31   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Cheers for the tip, Roy.
It’s appreciated.

Leif.
Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2019 19:34:08   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
There’s no new collapse.
Nick and I had a thorough check yesterday.
Well intentioned false alarm??

On another note, we are now out of scaff after the previous Hangingshaw dig - if
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/05/2019 19:57:24   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
They always appear when you lot visit... ;-)
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/05/2019 10:15:52   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
Good job, Nick!
Topic: Sad news
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/05/2019 16:12:18   Subject: Sad news
One of the strongest, most competent individuals I’ve had the privilege to go underground with.
Her endless enthusiasm was infectious.
Cumbria truly has lost one of its brightest stars.
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/05/2019 15:28:02   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
Any volunteers to lend a hand?

There must be someone - How many folk have travelled that passage in the past?
How about “putting something back in”?
Even if it’s just acting Sher
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/04/2019 20:30:55   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
As ever, I’ll be digging with him.
Mark - get yourself there, mate!

Good job to all of those who have made a start on it.
Nick’ll no doubt appreciate that.

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/04/2019 17:53:15   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
So...

Who is keen to lend a hand digging?
It’s a popular “trade-route” that needs to stay open.
Any help would be appreciated, for sure...

Leif.
Topic: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/02/2019 08:43:34   Subject: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
I believe so, yes.
Topic: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/02/2019 16:41:08   Subject: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
Thanks for the info.
Any idea of the pitch lengths?
I’m aware that it requires a lot of rope, but that’s it...
Thanks.
Topic: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/02/2019 13:08:54   Subject: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
Has anyone done, or got any info on the Thriddle Shaft, Coniston?
Supposed to be worth a look, but finding info is proving tricky.

Thanks.
Topic: Lamp cable failure
TheCret!n

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2018 11:34:52   Subject: Lamp cable failure
Petzl Duo’s are renowned for that.

Leif.
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/11/2018 10:02:42   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
I’ll rephrase - A lot less wet and muddy than it was.
Pete appears to have posted some recent photos to the Firestone album.

Leif.
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/10/2018 18:32:46   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
It’s no longer wet or muddy.

To the OP - ask GNick. He will more than likely know something...

Leif.
Topic: nenthead collapses status ?
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/10/2018 18:54:28   Subject: nenthead collapses status ?
I agree Mark.

I have uploaded the most recent photos I have of the Caplecleugh shale falls to the Caplecleugh album.
They were taken in August.
Bear in mind the shale is worse now
Topic: nenthead collapses status ?
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/10/2018 14:09:49   Subject: nenthead collapses status ?
Caplecleugh has not been looked at yet.
The shale falls are bad - lots of large sections peeling down (but they are still passable, if you’re keen/certifiable.).
Reportedly there was limited
Topic: Smallcleugh Dig - Big Push
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/09/2018 12:07:59   Subject: Smallcleugh Dig - Big Push
Good effort to everyone else involved.
Last night was good fun.
It’ll be nice to get back to other projects now though.

Leif.
Topic: Smallcleugh Dig - Big Push
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/09/2018 14:58:18   Subject: Smallcleugh Dig - Big Push
Scaleburn?
Is that next on the agenda? :-)
Topic: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/09/2018 12:03:20   Subject: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
Chris, I wasn’t assuming that people are sitting on their hands doing “nowt” - I certainly know you don’t, and fair play.
I wasn’t trying to offend anyone either.
Merely that in this instanc
Topic: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/09/2018 19:37:35   Subject: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
I was thinking about this today.
I think every person who visits this area owes Nick a bit of gratitude.
Sure, plenty of others have helped dig, supplied essentials or whatever else, and goo
Topic: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/09/2018 17:03:52   Subject: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
Thursday?
Count me in.
Topic: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/08/2018 16:26:25   Subject: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
No takers?
I figured with all of the previous offers, people would be queuing up to help!
Topic: Priorsdale/Boundary Shaft, Nent.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/08/2018 13:28:18   Subject: Priorsdale/Boundary Shaft, Nent.
Nice one, Mike.
Thanks for the swift reply.
That about answers my query.
Aiming to get some pics etc of the back side of that recent Smallcleugh fall, for Nick.

Thanks again.
Topic: Priorsdale/Boundary Shaft, Nent.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/08/2018 10:50:32   Subject: Priorsdale/Boundary Shaft, Nent.
Hi all.

Has anyone been down Boundary Shaft recently?
I’m curious as to what in-situ ropes are still in place.
Only the third and fourth pitches were rigged last time I was there,
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/08/2018 11:08:06   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
Obviously, I’ll help, Nick (but I was sure to be roped in anyway...).

Leif.
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/07/2018 15:00:46   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead

The automatic criminal detection and elimination system will be installed at the weekend.*

What? So you’re not connecting Smallcleugh adit gate to a car battery then, Nick? ;-)
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 23:06:24   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
My place of work was burgled.
We knew who had done it.
The police knew who had done it.
They were caught on camera.
The police couldn’t do anything about it - not enough evidence!<
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 11:47:08   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
Roy -

I wasn’t being serious about slapping anyone - I’m well aware of the consequences of such an action. Perhaps it was an ill-judged comment, but then, I’m surprised anyone took it serio
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/07/2018 13:46:17   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
I’d be issuing a swift slap, if I ever caught them, simple as.
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