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Posts by ian S

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Topic: Minerals
ian S

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/12/2015 19:25:57   Subject: Minerals
but there are those who would deliberately smash the minerals they can't get out in the time they have in a particular mine so no one else can have them.....what does that make them !!!
Topic: Groverake
ian S

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/11/2015 18:09:18   Subject: Groverake
thankyou Gentlemen, would you consider joining the group (if you haven't already), i feel your input would be invaluable, be a shame to see it all go
Topic: Groverake
ian S

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/11/2015 21:40:11   Subject: Groverake
As many of you will be aware one of the buildings at Grove was torched the other week, since then we have discovered that the authorities would like to flatten the place, headgear and all, now bearing
Topic: Oldham Light Request for NMCS
ian S

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/09/2014 19:43:38   Subject: Oldham Light Request for NMCS
you've already met me Pete, the hairy one from Greenlaws :)
Topic: Oldham Light Request for NMCS
ian S

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/09/2014 20:18:08   Subject: Oldham Light Request for NMCS
if it's the ones with the main bulb held in with a clip instead of the hollow screw i've got two complete heads with wires you can have, i'm only at Consett so we're not a million miles away
Topic: BBC Coast - plumbago mining
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2013 21:03:36   Subject: BBC Coast - plumbago mining
Short but it was Borrowdale/ Seathwaite.
Topic: Term 'water blast shaft'
ian S

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 23/01/2013 12:37:10   Subject: Term 'water blast shaft'
There was also a thing called a Launder (i believe), we uncovered the remains of one in a dig we're doing, basically they directed water through wooden boxing (the same as wooden air trunking) over a
Topic: That Vauxhall Frontera
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2013 10:47:40   Subject: That Vauxhall Frontera
oops the link didn't come up.....it should have shown a Model T Ford up there in 1911
Topic: That Vauxhall Frontera
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2013 10:45:49   Subject: That Vauxhall Frontera
never mind a jeep on Ben Nevis, have a look at this..... :o
Topic: NCB Brickworks
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2012 20:03:36   Subject: NCB Brickworks
Beamish museum has a wall built out of bricks from different colliery brickworks all over the North east.
Topic: Use of telephones in mines
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2012 12:05:47   Subject: Use of telephones in mines
Our group are currently using ex army field telephones in a dig, they are perfect for comms from shaft bottom to shaft top and are cheap to replace incase of mishaps, very handy..... :)
Topic: Cambois Mine
ian S

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/05/2012 11:11:08   Subject: Cambois Mine
The Durham Mining Museum website will probably be the most informative, Beamish museum will also be a possible source of photos, i know how much Cambois has changed over the years but i'll bet there i
Topic: Pikies / Scrapman hit Cambokeels
ian S

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/05/2012 19:56:30   Subject: Pikies / Scrapman hit Cambokeels
I called into Cambo today and noticed that another item is missing, the old ventilation fan above the horse level is gone as well, someone is systematically stripping the site, at this rate the place
Topic: Pikies / Scrapman hit Cambokeels
ian S

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/05/2012 21:37:09   Subject: Pikies / Scrapman hit Cambokeels
When i was there late last year someone had moved piles of earth around to create a track to get to where the winder had been lying, the slag off burning it up was clean and not rusty so it had been f
Topic: Allenheads Lead Mine
ian S

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/02/2012 08:20:59   Subject: Allenheads Lead Mine
Mr Mike, you should speak to Neil, Mike's brother from GL, some years ago, he and some of his mates had the hydraulic engine running that's at Allandale and i'm pretty sure he knows the mines quite we
Topic: Stationary Winding Engines
ian S

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 03/02/2012 19:04:25   Subject: Stationary Winding Engines
The winding engine for Crawleyside Bank just outside of Stanhope on the Stanhope/Tyne railway is in the train museum at York, might be worth a look at online it could be something similar to the one y
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2012 19:35:59   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Digging a trapped associate out of the bottom of a collapsed stope in Greenlaws Middle Level whilst the roof above you disintagrates around your ears is good for the heart muscles, but not the underwe
Topic: Marley hill (photo)
ian S

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/09/2011 07:11:02   Subject: Marley hill (photo)
Try Beamish museum (they may charge for images) or the Durham Mining Museum website.
Topic: hi from durham
ian S

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/09/2011 01:08:01   Subject: hi from durham
welcome to the world of water, mud and rockfalls, if i'm right middlehope has some areas of poor air so be carefull but enjoy yourself, there are plenty of people on here from around the North East wh
Topic: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
ian S

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/02/2011 22:05:19   Subject: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
well thats my letter away to them, if we don't try we won't achieve anything.
Topic: Time Team at "Derwentcote" Co Durham
ian S

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/02/2011 21:56:24   Subject: Time Team at
I'll watch out for this, the site is only half a mile from my house.
Topic: Dipton
ian S

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/12/2010 08:47:21   Subject: Dipton
These people are who you need to talk to, http://www.pontvalley.net/cms/index.php they run an excellent website that covers pont woods, leadgate, dipton and the surrounding areas and have a really g
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2010 22:22:19   Subject: Merry Christmas everyone
plonky !!!
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
ian S

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/12/2010 19:58:39   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
I will do my best to get along to Nent aswell, hopefully on both days.
Topic: I know its not a mine but
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2010 19:31:19   Subject: I know its not a mine but
What a fantastic looking place, it makes you wonder what else is still to found in the world ?.
Topic: Competition Entry - Mr Mike
ian S

Forum: The 2010 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 13/12/2010 17:08:22   Subject: Competition Entry - Mr Mike
wey aye man !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
Topic: Finding a buried manhole.
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/07/2010 20:35:17   Subject: Finding a buried manhole.
I drive a 2 meter roadplaning machine for a living and i find the damn things all the time :curse:
Topic: British Engineering at it's best.
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2010 07:45:36   Subject: British Engineering at it's best.
I wonder what sort of view the HSE have on mine exploring or groups who carry out digs !!!
Topic: Genealogy - Chopwell
ian S

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/03/2010 19:40:30   Subject: Genealogy - Chopwell
Still awaiting word back from my chums up in Notwell (as it's known), hopefully i'll have some info soon.
Topic: Genealogy - Chopwell
ian S

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/03/2010 18:05:48   Subject: Genealogy - Chopwell
I was up Chopwell on the drink last night, i've loads of friends up there so i'll set the ball rolling with the names and keep you posted
Topic: Dantzic timber
ian S

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/02/2010 20:50:50   Subject: Dantzic timber
This might help you......http://chestofbooks.com/architecture/Building-Construction-2/Timber-Varieties-In-General-Use.html
Topic: Weather Warning
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2009 00:29:24   Subject: Weather Warning
The thing with the Met Office is they don't have a specific spot to go off in Weardale and over to Alston moor ( which is a world of it's own anyway) i think the nearest named places would be Penrith
Topic: Weather Warning
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2009 16:26:32   Subject: Weather Warning
The road over the tops to Edmundbyers was starting to drift over quite quickly, great if you want to play in a 4x4, but not if your trying to get somewhere.
Topic: Weather Warning
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2009 16:16:24   Subject: Weather Warning
At 2'0' clock this afternoon it was snowing quite heavily at Daddry Shield and over the top of Crawleyside towards Consett and if experience tells me anything, it's telling me that right over the tops
Topic: Competition Entry - Mr Mike
ian S

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 25/11/2009 17:17:21   Subject: Competition Entry - Mr Mike
Damn good photo that second one Mike, i'll never forget it that's for sure, oh and by the way there's some telegraph poles to photo (wink wink)
Topic: What is the longest time you've ever spent below ground?
ian S

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/08/2009 16:47:04   Subject: What is the longest time you've ever spent below ground?
And the lovely eighties haircuts :lol:
Topic: Chinese Lanterns - Underground UFOs
ian S

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/07/2009 12:25:02   Subject: Chinese (UFO) Lanterns - Underground
Whatever you do, don't set these thing away near the coast, they get the Coastgaurd out..............Oops
Topic: Nent
ian S

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/06/2009 14:36:21   Subject: Nent
Is anybody planning a scratch around Nent this weekend who wouldn't mind an extra body coming along ???
Topic: Hagg's Dig
ian S

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/05/2009 20:27:30   Subject: Hagg's Dig
And just how far would an in at the deep end novice have to erratically abseil down this shaft one wonders ??? ;)
Topic: Hagg's Dig
ian S

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/05/2009 17:23:22   Subject: Hagg's Dig
I've nearly stopped aching now, christ what a trip, absolutely brilliant :thumbsup:
Topic: Hanomag/Siemans loco no.3 of 1910 (photo)
ian S

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/05/2009 21:18:37   Subject: Hanomag/Siemans loco no.3 of 1910 (photo)
On the old trackbed through Chopwell woods which is now a footpath, there is a very short length of track with an old ,but restored coal waggon on it.
Topic: shilbottle
ian S

Forum: Genealogy   Posted: 07/05/2009 16:24:11   Subject: shilbottle
You could also try the " Keys to the Past " website which is run by Durham and Northumberland councils and is full of historical info, photos and maps.
Topic: Hagg's Dig
ian S

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/04/2009 16:46:57   Subject: Hagg's Dig
It was hard uncomfortable work but strangely enjoyable and at least we did some good in there and it was the best work out for my new light i hope for.
If there is another go at it let me know
Topic: interesting book
ian S

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/04/2009 19:06:39   Subject: interesting book
I've just found a book in a newspaper shop in Consett written by a guy called Garry O'Hagan and printed by Lintons Printers ltd of Crook Co,Durham, tel no,01388 762197. it was released in 2008 and wi
Topic: cable
ian S

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/02/2009 06:29:57   Subject: cable
Thanks for the offer mate, i think i'll take Pete up on his offer, he only lives down the road and who knows it could lead to an adventure.
Thanks again,
Topic: cable
ian S

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/02/2009 06:26:31   Subject: cable
Thanks for that Jagman, i think i'll take Pete up on his offer as he just lives down the road from me. Ian.
Topic: cable
ian S

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/02/2009 20:21:32   Subject: cable
Could any one tell me where i can buy rubber cable for my oldham headsets, i've a couple here who's insulation when stripped back is rotten and close to shorting out big style.
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
ian S

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/02/2009 20:21:07   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I'm currently dabbling with three q5s on an ally backing plate and an ally reflector from our friends at DX, powered by a maxflex 3 which is glued to back of the ally plate by a small ally block on th
Topic: New event added 'Smallcleugh for beginners' on 08/02/2009 at 10:00
ian S

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/02/2009 21:05:59   Subject: New event added 'Smallcleugh for beginners' on 08/02/2009 at 10:00
Helen and Barry, thanks for today and we hope to see you again soon.
cheers,
Ian and Jamie.S.
Topic: New event added 'Smallcleugh for beginners' on 08/02/2009 at 10:00
ian S

Forum: Events   Posted: 07/02/2009 20:38:17   Subject: New event added 'Smallcleugh for beginners' on 08/02/2009 at 10:00
there's always the next time
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