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Topic: any info please guys
davetidza

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/07/2018 20:06:26   Subject: any info please guys
Cow Hole is a cave/early mine in Bradwell Dale see either the relevant volume of Jim's tome or Chris Heathcote's pieces on Bradwell Liberty and Hazlebadge Liberty in the PDMHS 'Mining History'
Topic: Latest Edition of Mining History Vol.20 No. 2 Spring 2018
davetidza

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/03/2018 19:15:09   Subject: Latest Edition of Mining History Vol.20 No. 2 Spring 2018
The Latest Edition of Mining History should have arrived in the eager hands of P.D.M.H.S Members. It has an account of the archaeology of the 1794 Newcomen Engine house on the south side of the Stoney
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
davetidza

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/01/2018 18:06:46   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
thanks Mike for the information - has it come from your own library or is it on-line?
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
davetidza

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/01/2018 11:34:52   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
it's the Oxbow book I have somewhere (new glasses due next week so I should be able to find it!!!) As far as dating goes pre-1960 carbon dates if they were obtained by Pull would have been highly spec
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
davetidza

Forum: South East England   Posted: 20/01/2018 20:47:13   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
If I were you I would try to visit Grimes Graves on Thetford Chase in Norfolk. There are a couple of hundred shafts around the NT interpretation centre. When I visited 7-8 years ago you could climb do
Topic: P.D.M.H.S - ‘Mining History (Vol. 20 No.10)
davetidza

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/10/2017 11:36:43   Subject: P.D.M.H.S - ‘Mining History (Vol. 20 No.10)
---- “The latest edition of ‘Mining History (Vol. 20 No.10) dropped through the letterbox this morning. As ever it is well written, produced and illustrated.

It contains an article by Ric
Topic: Pretoria Chert Mine, Bakewell
davetidza

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/10/2017 18:43:23   Subject: Pretoria Chert Mine, Bakewell
You could read a full historical and archaeological account of these mines if you joined PDMHS (They feature in a recent edition of Mining History.
https://pdmhs.co.uk/mining-history/

Topic: RICH SEAM OF LEAD FOUND IN SCOTLAND.
davetidza

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 01/09/2017 18:35:29   Subject: RICH SEAM OF LEAD FOUND IN SCOTLAND.
I'm afraid Fake News was as prevalent in the Mining Journal in the 19th, 20th and sometimes later centuries as it might be elsewhere today and spread itself by a similar osmosis as Twitter and Facebo
Topic: Hello from the South of France!
davetidza

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/08/2017 18:08:59   Subject: Hello from the South of France!
Hi Les - have you found the Museum and preserved mine site in Anduze? There are maps and photos there. If you go northwards on the main road past a castle (damaged by subsidence) you can see many lan
Topic: Gin centre stone (photo)
davetidza

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/07/2017 18:21:25   Subject: Gin centre stone (photo)
There are dozens dotted around on coal-mine sites much more common as you need an engine to ship the tonnage and they tend not to have been looted to the same extent.

Dave W
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
davetidza

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/06/2017 14:48:30   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
[quote]There are heavy steel shutters for security (and privacy) but we've opted to put them on the inside of the windows to retain the nice look to the outside world. [/quote]

The shutter
Topic: Hi from Chesterfield
davetidza

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/03/2017 13:45:45   Subject: Hi from Chesterfield
Might I suggest that you join the Peak District Mines Historical Society - www,pdmhs.com. Among other activities we organise underground meets and surface walks. We also publish a journal and a newsle
Topic: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
davetidza

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 20/02/2017 14:16:55   Subject: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
[quote]This paper may be of interest:

http://shropshirehistory.com/misc/minerssussex.pdf[/quote]

I would hope that this article would be correctly referenced. It should be - Pear
Topic: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
davetidza

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 16/02/2017 13:10:39   Subject: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
of course Anthony Tissington was a mineral agent for the Duke of Devonshire so there is a strong possibility he was involved with Ecton[quote]

Of course what you need is a copy of "Delving
Topic: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
davetidza

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2017 14:05:06   Subject: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
I would put in a shout for the PDMHS Millclose team, led by Dave Warriner, Norman Birkett and John Peel, but including many others including self. We spent around 25 years working on the project of ex
Topic: Info Please Guys
davetidza

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/01/2017 20:09:22   Subject: Info Please Guys
See:

Survey and interpretation of a Limekiln Complex at Peak Forest by John Barnatt published in the Derbyshire Archaeological Journal


http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/
Topic: A (not very) interesting discovery
davetidza

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2016 08:59:41   Subject: A (not very) interesting discovery
Hi Adam, Whilst in my present state I have been playing about in the ADS downloads of the DAS Journals. In 1893 there is a reference to 'Wind Arse Road' near Little Chester!!!!!
There are all sor
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
davetidza

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/08/2016 13:16:19   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Four more of the Mine and the lake.

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Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
davetidza

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/08/2016 12:36:48   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
[quote="RAMPAGE"]

I really like the cwmorthin adit photo, obvious derelict at this time as Oakley has recently closed and I don't this robins lads had started yet (or at least, not out of l
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
davetidza

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/08/2016 12:16:50   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Yes - As far as I can remember the boundary marker stone and the length of Guttering were also up there.
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
davetidza

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/08/2016 11:15:14   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
I'm afraid I can't remember which is which - it was a long time ago!!! - Can you help??
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
davetidza

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/08/2016 10:40:31   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Hi Miles

Even More photos from around the Cwmorthin Valley. Some could probably do with better descriptions from those who know of such matters.

I seem to remember that I had an
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
davetidza

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/08/2016 09:35:32   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Some general views of Cwmorthin Mine Tips and the Magazine. Some time in the 1970s.

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Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
davetidza

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/08/2016 21:17:23   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
There should now be 4 photos in the Cwmorthin Album from circa 1975. I don't have any internal photos.
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
davetidza

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/08/2016 21:00:18   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
I was also a visitor to Cwmorthin with Les. The trips were originally under the auspices of 'Uncle Torchy' and Bill Whitehouse. I agree with Les about the First Aid room. We put a great deal of effort
Topic: Further gritstone arching (photo)
davetidza

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/08/2016 19:51:04   Subject: Further gritstone arching (photo)
The photo depicts Peter Challis (otherwise known as 'The Gnome') some hundreds of metres into Hillcarr Sough. Hillcarr Sough runs under Stanton Moor and drains mines around Alport-by-Youlgreave. The
Topic: Horse whimsys
davetidza

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2016 18:38:44   Subject: Horse whimsys
Whilst this is no use at all to the present query -I do remember there being a reversable horse-gin in the museum at Claushall in the Harz mountains. Being a piece of German engineering it was also fi
Topic: Snitterton near Matlock
davetidza

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/04/2016 21:50:34   Subject: Snitterton near Matlock
As Adam has pointed out there is a large body of information contained in the Op. Mole records that I have recently moved to Matlock Bath. However, this is a huge project for anyone who wants to synth
Topic: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
davetidza

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/04/2016 12:08:50   Subject: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
You may (or may not!!) wish to view the six volumes of 'The Feudal History of the County of Derby (Chiefly during the 11th, 12th and 13th Centuries)' by John Pym Yeatman, Sir. Geo. Reresby Sitwell and
Topic: Burtersett Sandstone Mine(Correction)
davetidza

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/04/2016 12:02:39   Subject: Burtersett Sandstone Mine(Correction)
They were caught in the act of nicking the counthouse/office roof at Watergrove Mine a few years ago. They didn't just have a transit van or two - they had a flat-bed artic!!
Topic: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
davetidza

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/04/2016 12:59:59   Subject: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
Details of Ian Blanchard's Work (and an appreciation!) may be found at

http://www.steiner-verlag.de/uploads/tx_crondavtitel/datei-datei/9783515101301_p.pdf
Topic: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
davetidza

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/04/2016 12:45:49   Subject: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
[quote]There was a paper in an old PDMHS bulletin which I'll pull the link out for later, unless Davetidza beats me to it! [/quote]

There are a couple of papers by Martin Daniel (who I seem
Topic: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
davetidza

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/04/2016 12:57:51   Subject: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
Depending on what you are trying to do - you could be in danger of wandering off into serious antiquarianism. If you are just wanting to explore secondary sources - fine. However, if you are wanting t
Topic: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
davetidza

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 10/04/2016 13:04:14   Subject: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
One you can cross off the list!!

https://www.facebook.com/traxfm/videos/1025322670836192/

Apologies if you don't like Facebook.

Dave
Topic: Historic extreme lighting
davetidza

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/04/2016 19:56:30   Subject: Historic extreme lighting
AR said: [quote]I've a dim recollection that Sougher posted some details about how "The Underground Journey" was filmed many moons ago [/quote]

From the Report of Expedition 27/357 undertak
Topic: Underground vandal at work.
davetidza

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 12:46:54   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
If you look amongst the members of the 28 days later FB Group you can see that he describes himself as a trainee pilot of Southampton.

Topic: Harworth Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
davetidza

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/02/2016 08:02:49   Subject: Harworth Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
I suspect he would have had his 'pedants' hat on.

A quick Google finds Bridon Ropes - who manufacture the ropes for winders - refer to them as 'Friction or Koepe Hoists'.

http://
Topic: Harworth Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
davetidza

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/02/2016 18:28:38   Subject: Harworth Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Hi Pete,

The large concrete structure which I presume you are referring to is a tower-mounted Koepe winder. A Koepe winder depended on friction to drive the ropes over the drum. Typically,
Topic: Bronze age mining in the Lake District (Kendal)
davetidza

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/02/2016 11:49:37   Subject: Bronze age mining in the Lake District (Kendal)
The short answer is - you cannot definitely tell. It depends on archaeological context. However, the most likely is that it would be traded from almost anywhere in western and central Europe. You may
Topic: Bronze age mining in the Lake District (Kendal)
davetidza

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/02/2016 15:21:16   Subject: Bronze age mining in the Lake District (Kendal)
Might I point you in the direction of the last edition of 'Mining History' (Vol. 19 No. 3 Summer 2015) for an article by Simon Timberlake on Mining and Smelting in the Prehistoric period.

Topic: Colliery name query
davetidza

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2016 11:36:29   Subject: Colliery name query
[quote]The marketing ploy suggestion is an intriguing one but seems a little 'unofficial'.[/quote]

Marketing was paramount. What a great many 'mining enthusiasts' fail to understand is that
Topic: Colliery name query
davetidza

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2016 15:03:26   Subject: Colliery name query
I would suggest marketing hype.

Earlier, there were collieries all over the place with the name 'Wallsend' in them, including one in Chesterfield. Wallsend coal fetched the highest price in
Topic: Ransom and Rapier W1400 at Priors Haw (photo)
davetidza

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 03/02/2016 20:16:48   Subject: Ransom and Rapier W1400 at Priors Haw (photo)
Ivor Brown wrote an article for 'Mining History' on walking draglines. The W1400 was far from the biggest - the largest in the UK was the P & H 757 at Stobswood Opencast in Northumberland which weighe
Topic: Colliery Winding House
davetidza

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2016 11:25:01   Subject: Colliery Winding House
Hi Matt,

Your updates make it quite a lot clearer. I certainly agree that it was a winder house at one stage. The position of the engine house in relation to the two shafts, especially as s
Topic: Barytes and Witherite Mining in North West Durham
davetidza

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 27/01/2016 13:57:30   Subject: Barytes and Witherite Mining in North West Durham
I presume you have been in touch with the North of England Institute of Mining Engineers at Newcastle to see if anything was published in their Transactions or elsewhere?
Topic: Colliery Winding House
davetidza

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2016 15:51:15   Subject: Colliery Winding House
[quote]Isn't it normal for a winding drum to be horizontal, or at least the axle of the drum? A vertical axis drum would require more significant structure to balance the load.

On a bit of
Topic: Colliery Winding House
davetidza

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2016 12:56:53   Subject: Colliery Winding House
What an interesting structure.

In answer to your first question - Following the Hartley Colliery disaster of January 1862 (see Wikipedia) legislation ensured that all colliery workings had
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Killhope (album)
davetidza

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/01/2016 21:24:59   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Killhope (album)
I've added another 20 Harry Parker Photos.
Topic: Cornish Hush Mine
davetidza

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/01/2016 17:38:23   Subject: Cornish Hush Mine
This is not the only replica small steam locomotive. There are two working at Laxey Mines in the Isle of Man.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Laxey_Mine_Railway
Topic: Nellie Kirkham Archive
davetidza

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/12/2015 12:13:44   Subject: Nellie Kirkham Archive
In the last 3 months PDMHS has taken in the mining history archives (courtesy of Jenny Potts and Mary Wilde at the British Caving Library) belonging to Doug Nash of Op. Mole and Eyam.

Doug
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