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Topic: Newbie saying hello. Cumbria, Lake District
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/07/2019 13:09:05   Subject: Newbie saying hello. Cumbria, Lake District
Welcome Rob, the people to talk to about mine exploration in Cumbria are CATMHS - there are several members active on AN so I'm sure one of them can give you contact details.
Topic: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/07/2019 21:29:09   Subject: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
I informed DCA about this one a few months back and suggested they get in touch with Len Kirkham.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
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Forum: Events   Posted: 09/07/2019 08:52:38   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Apologies for my non-appearance on Sunday, this was due to having had a wisdom tooth out earlier in the week then got an infection. I went back to the dental hospital yesterday and they've hopefully s
Topic: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 20:15:22   Subject: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
Copy, paste, email to Steve Thompson for inclusion in the October PDMHS newsletter.... Job done!
Topic: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2019 15:41:01   Subject: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
[quote="Boy Engineer"][quote]Might have to do the "Harry Parker" technique with a lighted newspaper[/quote]

I'll preface this comment by noting that times change and one did stuff once that
Topic: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2019 21:05:52   Subject: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
I believe Dutchman Level at Ecton is still supplying the houses below.
Topic: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/05/2019 08:51:33   Subject: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
I'm seeing JB next Thursday so I'll see if I can get a bit more detail out of him on what they've seen down there.
Topic: Midlands accessible mines
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/05/2019 21:42:57   Subject: Midlands accessible mines
[quote="Caever"]
Alderley Edge, Copper Mines - Trips are led by the Derbyshire Caving Club, they are generally quite happy to do evening trips if you contact them.

Ecton Copper Mines
Topic: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2019 15:20:09   Subject: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
Have you tried the British Caving Library? Although the collection isn't comprehensive, they do try to keep copies of all UK club publications, either email them or post on UK Caving and either Jenny
Topic: Sad news
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/05/2019 21:05:40   Subject: Sad news
That's really sad news, my thoughts are with Ian.
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/05/2019 10:06:52   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
I'll try and call by as well, though I'll probably be on tow from a hyperactive terrier. mae - got some copies of old Op Mole documents for you.
Topic: Midlands accessible mines
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2019 20:55:45   Subject: Midlands accessible mines
There's a lot of accessible mines in the Peak, but if you don't do SRT it does cut your options down quite a bit, particularly in the northern parts.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
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Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 24/04/2019 21:39:28   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="droid"]Welding gates shut when they're inside?

Captive audience then....:lol:[/quote]

That would be a hell of a shock, not that an upright and responsible member of the c
Topic: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
AR

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 18/04/2019 09:00:16   Subject: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
There are several easily accessible mines a few miles away around Matlock Bath and Cromford, principally Devonshire and Wapping/Cumberland.

I only live ten minutes drive from Bakewell so i
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/04/2019 21:08:19   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
[quote="Pete Monkhouse"]I'm very tempted. A canary and a candle would be quite cool to take down a mine. Bit I still think calibrating both against an oxygen meter is a cunning plan.....[/quote]
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/04/2019 20:52:46   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
I have to confess to having looked at the title of this thread and wondering "when was he canonized?"....

As has been said, a proper oxygen meter is your best bet if there are any concerns,
Topic: Red Soil Mine, Derbyshire
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/03/2019 07:10:18   Subject: Red Soil Mine, Derbyshire
Thanks for posting that, it relates to the "Magpie Murders" where three miners in Redsoil mine were overcome by fumes from the fires lit by Magpie miners after the two mines broke through into each ot
Topic: Hendr Spa Mine Video
AR

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/03/2019 20:51:58   Subject: Hendr Spa Mine Video
From what I understand, they're around SK375217 between Calke and Staunton Harold in a limestone outlier. The lakes there are flooded quarries but there were underground galleries and the lead veins w
Topic: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2019 20:47:32   Subject: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
Probably when Grimwith reservoir was built I'd guess, and YW will have inherited them from Bradford Corporation.
Topic: Hendr Spa Mine Video
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/03/2019 21:52:54   Subject: Hendr Spa Mine Video
Going way off topic and into a different region Paul, but do you know whether anyone's ever tried diving Earl Ferrers Mine at Staunton Harold?
Topic: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2019 21:02:15   Subject: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
As far as I was aware, the Grassington mineral rights were still in the hands of the Chatsworth trustees. However, I don't think Hebden liberty was ever in the possession of the Dukes of Devonshire so
Topic: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2019 20:25:55   Subject: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
I've a recollection of having a chat with someone (possibly Mike Gill) about the deep level - it does still go quite a way apparently, but Yorkshire Water ain't keen on people visiting!
Topic: Beldi Hill Lead Mine (mine)
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/03/2019 08:38:16   Subject: Beldi Hill Lead Mine (mine)
Just bumping this one back up as no-one's responded, anyone who knows the area well care to comment?
Topic: Woolley Colliery
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2019 12:30:10   Subject: Woolley Colliery
West Yorkshire, I think.
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
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Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/03/2019 20:28:03   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Some more info on coprolite mining - https://pdmhs.co.uk/MiningHistory/Bulletin%2014-5%20-%20The%20Origins%20and%20Development%20of%20the%20British%20Coprolite%20Industry.pdf
Topic: Novice from Derbyshire
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/02/2019 21:28:30   Subject: Novice from Derbyshire
Welcome to AN Will, as well as the Goodluck there's the Peak District Mines Historical Society and the Wirksworth Mines Research Group actively exploring mines in the Peak.
Topic: THUMPER SITCH MINE, Via Gellia (Shaft info)
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/01/2019 20:25:57   Subject: THUMPER SITCH MINE, Via Gellia (Shaft info)
I was going to suggest Owd Git - I know he's talked about it but whether he's acted on it I don't know. If not, then drop visit needs organising....
Topic: New member from hemsworth
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/01/2019 20:39:59   Subject: New member from hemsworth
Hi and welcome to AN, what sort of maps are you interested in? The National Library of Scotland has put their collection of old Ordnance Survey maps online at https://maps.nls.uk/geo/find/#zoom=6&lat=
Topic: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2019 20:23:52   Subject: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
Adding pictures is pretty straightforward - find the mine you want to add it to using the search box in the top right, then open the page for the mine - for example, here's the page for West Peru: htt
Topic: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2019 21:32:08   Subject: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
Any chance of having some of this material added to the albums on this site for the non-Facebook users among us? Also, is there any intention to lodge an archive record of findings with NMRS?
Topic: The Mines of the Peak District Vol.3 - Castleton
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/01/2019 22:17:02   Subject: The Mines of the Peak District Vol.3 - Castleton
If you want a good book on the mines of Castleton, I'd suggest you get a copy of this one: http://pwhole.com/castleton.htm
Topic: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/01/2019 16:16:04   Subject: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
The increased security I think is partly down to Omya giving up their sub-lease and handing the mine back to Tarmac who we see are a lot keener on security, though if it is the case that the MOD now h
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2018 20:52:45   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
T'owd man's candle has been lit, the carols sung over it, and now I've got a full tankard so all's good - Merry Christmas everyone!
Topic: Dave Williams
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2018 16:30:18   Subject: Dave Williams
Sorry you couldn't make it Mike, but we gave him a good send-off, plenty of PDMHS, TSG and Eldon members in attendance.
Topic: Tony Oldham RIP
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2018 20:51:11   Subject: Tony Oldham RIP
Even by his standards, it's one hell of a wind-up....
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/12/2018 20:50:05   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Sixty quid for a half day is indeed something to sound the Yorkshire warcry over - the Chatsworth House archives charge you £25 for a full day's study, plus the chance to see some of the backrooms of
Topic: Devonshire Mine Video
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/12/2018 21:18:25   Subject: Devonshire Mine Video
If you can't find Devonshire Mine on here, that's because there's no such place - try Devonshire Cavern or Coalpithole Mine...
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/12/2018 21:16:08   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
I am still in contact with the friend in question, I'll try and remember to ask him when I next see him. I'm not aware of any photos having been taken when he was in, but of course any camera used in
Topic: Hi from Greater Manchester
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/12/2018 16:29:18   Subject: Hi from Greater Manchester
Welcome to AN, there are plenty of knowledgeable people on here so if you do have questions of queries, post them up - if we don't know the answer, chances are someone here will know someone who does!
Topic: Barmasters map
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2018 21:41:59   Subject: Barmasters map
Not unless you want a very brief but very exciting trip....
Topic: Barmasters map
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2018 20:48:55   Subject: Barmasters map
I had it in my mind that Ible was a private liberty, much like Griffe Grange - a vague recollection of something cited in Andy Wood's book, probably!

It's certainly an interesting area and
Topic: Barmasters map
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2018 16:32:22   Subject: Barmasters map
Interesting that it's in Middleton liberty but on the Ible side of the valley. I suspect that the modern parish boundaries ound here got redrawn in the later 19th century, but that of course wouldn't
Topic: Barmasters map
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 09:02:15   Subject: Barmasters map
I can't say I've ever noticed that name before on the Barmaster's maps - whereabouts in the VG is it?
Topic: Barmasters map
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2018 21:10:57   Subject: Barmasters map
Historytrog might have a better idea, my guess is based on his index of the Barmaster's records. I had a look at the map covering Matlock Bath and the first numbers did tally with some of the numbers
Topic: Barmasters map
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2018 20:42:21   Subject: Barmasters map
At a guess, they'll relate to entries in the Barmaster's books, the first number is probably the book and then the second either a page or an index number?
Topic: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2018 14:30:04   Subject: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
Mine arrived today, got it hung up behind the 2018 one ready for swapover on the 1st!:thumbsup:
Topic: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2018 20:42:48   Subject: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
Put my order in, looking forward to it landing!
Topic: Dave Williams
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2018 21:27:21   Subject: Dave Williams
[quote="mikehiggins"]Is any information available yet regarding arrangements for Dave's funeral?[/quote]

I'm told it's December 21st in Buxton, I'll post more details when I get them.
Topic: Cave Diver wanted
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/11/2018 20:25:58   Subject: Cave Diver wanted
Paul Marvin will probably come over and do it for a few beers....:thumbup:
Topic: Dave Williams
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2018 21:07:20   Subject: Dave Williams
Very sad to hear this, Dave will be missed by all of us who knew him.
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