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Topic: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2020 23:19:49   Subject: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
Yes, the pictures do seem to be from a region wider than just Swaledale. I think there us inly one underground shot in the documentary. Maybe all they could get their hands on at the time.
Topic: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2020 23:12:07   Subject: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
Movie not sourced from them but from Yorkshire TV, now itv Yorkshire, who I spoke too, so never assume.
Topic: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2020 17:52:10   Subject: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
In this documentary, made in 1976, we are told the
story of the decline of the lead mining in
Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK, once an economic mainstay of
the region.

With stori
Topic: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2020 18:15:08   Subject: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
Yes, not shown in the video, but we did remove some shake from tge top that could be knocked down by accident. Plus as you see, whole level is in shale, so much, even jono was complaining about too m
Topic: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2020 16:54:10   Subject: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
Thanks Roy,

I always appreciate advice. We did discuss bolting it but nobody had any training in this. The angle was relatively shallow so if the ladders had have gone, likely possible to
Topic: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2020 16:05:31   Subject: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
In this video, we return to the ladders going up the raise in the mine first seen in episode 55. This time, with the kit to get up them. What mysteries do we find at the top?

Enjoy!
Topic: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/08/2020 19:26:09   Subject: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
I've done that route myself and by doing it, you come very close to this drift too. There is a raise in this part leading up to the mine you start in there.
Topic: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/08/2020 19:25:05   Subject: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
This drift is part of Rampgill if you know it? :)

I've done the shale in Caplecleugh, have a video showing the first ten minutes of it, yes, that's......entertaining. Hopefully do that aga
Topic: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/08/2020 19:23:07   Subject: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
Thanks Mark,

Yes, that ladder has appeared anonymously in another video and has an anonomous video of it's very own coming up soon.

This drift is not so far from that Caplecleug
Topic: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/08/2020 17:50:48   Subject: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
In this unedited video, we show you exactly how exhausting it can be to go through a long drift that is dug in shale, where often you will be on your hands and knees crawling. It shows how dangerous
Topic: Video Explore : Early 1800s English Lead Mine: Complete Inbye Explore
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 17:06:36   Subject: Video Explore : Early 1800s English Lead Mine: Complete Inbye Explore
In this video, we explore much further into the mine explored in episode 53. Boy does it through many more surprises at us, including a large one, which is leading to even more adventures. This mine
Topic: Hi, I'm new to this.
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/08/2020 19:23:37   Subject: Hi, I'm new to this.
I'm on about the official clubs like yss are on there.
Topic: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2020 00:28:19   Subject: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
Yes, agree, to them, it's not exactly somebody's valuable property, and they won't exactly want to enter to investigate.
Topic: Hi, I'm new to this.
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/08/2020 00:25:22   Subject: Hi, I'm new to this.
Have a search on Facebook, sure there will be some around. Oh and welcome to a passtime that will take over your life if you let it lol.

Steve
Topic: Rampgill Video
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/08/2020 00:24:24   Subject: Rampgill Video
Nice video, you almost bumped into us in there, but we were recording a remote section. That video won't identify location for reasons you will see, but yes, was an interesting part we shall be retur
Topic: A Mine With A Cave, Fossils & A Crumbling Level In The Coal Sills
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 31/07/2020 17:20:16   Subject: A Mine With A Cave, Fossils & A Crumbling Level In The Coal Sills
In this video, we return to the mine first seen in episode 53. Here, we visit a crosscut that we did not explore in that one, to find many collapses and scary ground. We go into nipple deep water fo
Topic: hi folks
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 25/07/2020 12:15:21   Subject: hi folks
Hi,

Just noticed nobody said hello, so hello, and welcome :)
Topic: Video Explore : A 19 Century English Lead Mine : Complete Inbye Explore
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2020 12:13:13   Subject: Video Explore : A 19 Century English Lead Mine : Complete Inbye Explore
In this video, we do a real time explore walking in-bye on the horse level of a 19th century English Lead Mine.

We will see how the miners dealt with different grades of ground as they prog
Topic: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2020 22:28:17   Subject: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
Thanks Roy,

I use a cheap Chinese light, only £8 but a lot if light for your money and has spot and flood, usually last about a year before the buttons give up the ghost. I coukd likely fi
Topic: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2020 21:47:22   Subject: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
There is a new video on the channel tonight, with a nice, gentle title this time lol, I'll put it on here tomorrow.
Topic: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2020 21:45:33   Subject: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
Yes, it was a good day out Roy, only time I've ever visited mines of that nature. Some say the tunnels we crawled through were flooded as part of the process, I need to look into it more on day. Get
Topic: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2020 19:26:45   Subject: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
Well, like cricket not to everybody's taste, but many enjoy.
Topic: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2020 15:59:06   Subject: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
In this video from our archieve, recorded last Summer, we scrambled down, then up, 660 feet cliffs to explore the abandoned coastal alum mine tunnels of Loftus in the UK, dating back to the 1650s! Th
Topic: Nenthead Trip ?
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/07/2020 01:14:35   Subject: Nenthead Trip ?
Perhaps I can take you with Gregory, I do lots of tours for people giving teh history of the place and showing how it works.
Topic: Nenthead Trip ?
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/07/2020 01:12:07   Subject: Nenthead Trip ?
Agreed, I wouldn't do straithole, not much to see, and end a bit to precarious for a first trip. Barney Craig has oxygen problems so no entry there, especially on a first trip. Caplecleugh has also
Topic: Nenthead Trip ?
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/07/2020 00:54:32   Subject: Nenthead Trip ?
hmm, 2 options, Smallcleugh, which will has good examples of how the mines worked, or Rampgill, which has thigh deep water, but the presence of the water makes for a far prettier mine. Can still show
Topic: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/07/2020 00:07:25   Subject: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
Your age is not my concern.
Topic: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2020 23:30:24   Subject: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
I've not named mines that others have, many times in their videos and look what's happened to those mines....from worst case, nothing, to best case, entrances cleared and new entrance gates that are s
Topic: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2020 22:40:48   Subject: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
And the vandles and theives wouldn't be finding them so easily either.
Topic: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2020 22:35:38   Subject: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
Actually, it's 160, channel page isn't as up to date as analytics, thanks for doing the research for me though ;o) but why would I monetise, with it's current traffic, it would earn pennies, earn eno
Topic: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2020 22:18:12   Subject: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
Hmm, you might want to check my channel before you jump to conclusions, it's not monetised. And yes, thanks, I used this site to find my first mine.
Topic: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2020 20:33:09   Subject: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
I'll do that, the same day you take your photos down, showing them, on pages that identify their location. My videos don't name the majority, and do not show anything of the outside.

Tha
Topic: Nenthead Trip ?
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/07/2020 18:51:19   Subject: Nenthead Trip ?
Where is it in the valley you want to go?
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 14:06:44   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
Yes, I can see how that would deter you from doing such things. Even worse is a Russian channel where they actually go into low oxygen areas with breathing equipment. Should something happen to them
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 12:54:07   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
Thanks, yes, easily missed those short sections.
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 10:42:54   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
As for EWF, not watched one of their videos before but just had a look. Yes, see what you mean, completely irresponsible and oblivious. Even when we take people down for a look, we make sure they ar
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 10:38:31   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
Hi Roy,

Yes, there is another channel around atm I'm dealing with, these guys are exploring coal mines in nothing more than trainers and tracksuits. After a lot of comments, they've source
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 10:12:32   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
That's ok, appreciate.
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 09:56:38   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
Hi,

As I responded to Roy, I put that in the title, as in the video, it shows the set up and use of a 4 gas monitor, how we use and monitor it, and the importance of having it when the envi
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 09:53:14   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
We do have another video in an ironstone mine which shows the use of an o2 metre and it shows how it drops from 21 to 16 rapidly within a matter of ten feet and then starts to continue plummeting as w
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 09:51:33   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
Hi,

Yes, in the video, we do use a 4 x gas detector. You see us setting up the instrument in the horse level whilst the air is still good, you see our discussion on doing that. Later on,
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 09:48:14   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
Thanks Roy, yes, we do try to use the videos to educate on the dangers of abandoned mines. I've had a few people contact me to say they are interested in mines but after seeing my videos, wondered if
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/07/2020 16:59:17   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
In this video, we do a real time explore of a lead mine
from the 1800s, which is of one of the most
stunningly beautifull mines I've had the pleasure to be in,
with huge,unique stopes
Topic: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/06/2020 22:10:03   Subject: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
Thanks John!
Topic: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/06/2020 22:08:47   Subject: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
Hi Roy,

Sorry, missed comment, not being emailed for some reason. Yes, interesting little place that, appears to have been capped at the that level. Just inside, there is a left branch, b
Topic: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2020 18:22:57   Subject: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
In this one, we are first of all, exploring what was believed to be an ancient drain system. It turned out to be much more once a lot of squeezing had taken place. In the second half, we explore a l
Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2020 11:21:04   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
There is actually a channel on YouTube where they go on in normal clothes, hand torch and often no footwear at all!
Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2020 01:44:36   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
It’s always been the same. I’ve seen reports of people wondering around the mines I’ll equipedfrom the 1980s. To be fair, not that many people watch my vids and the mines take school/scout trips dow
Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2020 01:40:36   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
Thanks, yes, coal mines are untouched by us and sensitive areas of mines....Historic/valuable relics, digs etc don’t get put in videos and sensitive mines we visit we don’t make public videos on. Som
Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
UK Abandoned Mine Explores

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2020 17:27:23   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
In this one, I take Jamie for his first visit to Brownley Hill Lead Mine in the Northern Pennines. On this adventure, we do what I call the 'Shale Loop'. This involves passing through some flooded d
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