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Topic: NAMHO Newsletter No.83 March 2018
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/02/2018 14:01:43   Subject: NAMHO Newsletter No.83 March 2018
The latest edition of the NAMHO Newsletter is now available to view/download via the NAMHO website. It includes the latest news on this year's NAMHO Conference being held in the Forest of Dean
Topic: Earthquake?
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2018 15:39:30   Subject: Earthquake?
From the British Geological Survey-

17/02/2018
ORIGIN TIME 14:31:07.6 UTC
LOCATION 51.776 -3.837
DEPTH 7 km
MAGNITUDE 4.4
LOCALITY CWMLLYNFELL,SOUTH WALES

Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2017 11:57:49   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
[quote="Vanoord"]Cheers! :thumbup:

If anyone can spread the word on other forums / Facebook groups
[/quote]

Already shared on the NAMHO Facebook page :thumbsup:
Topic: Great Western Colliery (Hetty Pit)
oildrum

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/10/2016 00:01:26   Subject: Great Western Colliery (Hetty Pit)
Excellent news, wish them every success :thumbsup:
Topic: NAMHO Newsletter No.76 June 2016
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/06/2016 14:01:42   Subject: NAMHO Newsletter No.76 June 2016
[quote="SimonRL"]Thanks for posting. Have shared the link on the Facebook group as well.[/quote]

Thanks :thumbsup:
Topic: NAMHO Newsletter No.76 June 2016
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/06/2016 13:41:22   Subject: NAMHO Newsletter No.76 June 2016
The latest edition of the NAMHO Newsletter is available to view and download at:

http://www.namho.org/download.php?doc=newsletters/2016-nl06-76.pdf&title=Newsletter,+June+2016&pageht=800
Topic: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
oildrum

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 14/03/2016 00:41:40   Subject: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
Bestwood, Notts- Grade II* List Entry 1235186

Washington 'F' Pit (includes engine house, winding engine & headgear)- Scheduled, List Entry 1018224
Topic: NAMHO 2016?
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2016 16:35:49   Subject: NAMHO 2016?
[quote="skimble"]
There's a little more information in the latest NAMHO newsletter http://www.namho.org/download.php?doc=newsletters/2016-nl03-75.pdf where it is stated that bookings will open on
Topic: Groverake
oildrum

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/11/2015 20:19:20   Subject: Groverake
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Listing, and scheduling are two different things.

If an appeal is pending (for scheduling) is the site not given temporary protection pending the outcome.

I
Topic: Moses Kellow's Autobiography
oildrum

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/11/2015 23:17:13   Subject: Moses Kellow's Autobiography
Also reported in the NAMHO Newsletter No.73, September 2015, available on the NAMHO website :thumbup:
Topic: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2015 13:42:58   Subject: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
One at Chatterley Whitfield- rescued from the 'New Pit' (the surface underground experience from mining museum days). In poor condition, and last I saw of it was in two sections in one of the building
Topic: NAMHO 2016 Dates
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/08/2015 19:20:04   Subject: NAMHO 2016 Dates
Was reported by MHTI to be 17th to 19th June 2016, but don't hold me to it!
Topic: Petition to save Hatfield Main Colliery Headgear
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/08/2015 16:37:10   Subject: Petition to save Hatfield Main Colliery Headgear
[quote="pwhole"]Signed. Pity they couldn't have added a bit more info (and passion) to the petition page - it sounds a bit half-hearted considering they're asking for non-functional structures in the
Topic: Petition to save Hatfield Main Colliery Headgear
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/08/2015 15:54:45   Subject: Petition to save Hatfield Main Colliery Headgear
The Community Group hoping to save Hatfield Main Colliery Headgear have launched an e-petition. So why not sign and share.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105550

Might
Topic: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/04/2015 19:54:23   Subject: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
Interesting set of pics grahami. Such a shame that its been left to deteriorate, but at least its still in-situ....
Topic: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/04/2015 10:51:56   Subject: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
Great video grahami, I'll definitely have to sort out seeing this thing in action now!

Look forward to pics of Hesketh too
Topic: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/04/2015 15:41:19   Subject: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
Cheers Aditaddict, I've had a visit to Astley Green to see this monster. Unfortunately not seen it 'running', maybe another trip is in order!
Topic: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/04/2015 20:53:19   Subject: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
[quote="advancedbiker"]The City Council has just completed a comprehensive survey of the entire site and in the process photographed inside the majority of the buildings, including the Hesketh. As of
Topic: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/04/2015 21:43:55   Subject: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
Unfortunately the whole place is neglected, but at least this fantastic steam winder remains in-situ, for now! I've seen reports that state that it would be 'relatively' easy to restore, but would req
Topic: Prince of Wales Quarry, Cornwall
oildrum

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/03/2015 00:06:46   Subject: Prince of Wales Quarry, Cornwall
Just spotted that there are two listings for this quarry.
One is 'Prince of Wales Slate Quarry', the other being 'Prince of Wales (Cornwall) Slate Quarry.

Can I suggest that the two ar
Topic: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/01/2015 21:26:04   Subject: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
[quote="ChrisJC"]How many Coal Mining Museums do we need? We have Big Pit, the National Coal Mining Museum, any others?

Chris.
[/quote]

Well, personally I'd be happy if ther
Topic: New event added 'Mining Gala at Apedale Heritage Centre' on 15/06/2013 at 10:00
oildrum

Forum: Events   Posted: 18/06/2013 16:38:24   Subject: New event added 'Mining Gala at Apedale Heritage Centre' on 15/06/2013 at 10:00
Yes as a first attempt, it was definitely a good day out & well attended.
:thumbsup:

I'll keep an eye out for news of next years event (hopefully)
Topic: New event added 'Mining Gala at Apedale Heritage Centre' on 15/06/2013 at 10:00
oildrum

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/04/2013 15:16:03   Subject: New event added 'Mining Gala at Apedale Heritage Centre' on 15/06/2013 at 10:00
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Mining Gala at Apedale Heritage Centre[/b]

[b]Date & time: 15/06/2013 at 10:00[/b]

Details: The inaugural
Topic: Meadowbank Salt Mine
oildrum

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/03/2013 16:43:31   Subject: Meadowbank Salt Mine
mmm, unless some one has moved Cheshire, I think the location of this mine is incorrect :o

Could the grid reference be around SJ 653 682 :flowers:
Topic: Pit head gear and winding engines
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/03/2013 14:09:45   Subject: Pit head gear and winding engines
Plus there are headgear/winding engines associated with mines other than coal too.
Topic: Birch Coppice 1 & 2 Coal Mine
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/03/2013 12:54:02   Subject: Birch Coppice 1 & 2 Coal Mine
The grid reference for this mine is incorrect. It should actually be SP 251999

Could a mod please ammend :flowers:
Topic: New event added 'See How They Run' on 23/03/2013 at 10:00
oildrum

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/03/2013 11:55:14   Subject: New event added 'See How They Run' on 23/03/2013 at 10:00
Definitely worth a look if you can. I happened to drop on last years event by acciden whilst passing, ended up there all day :thumbsup:

Great to see these machines in action, although cer
Topic: Research Assessment?s -Your Comments Please
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2013 16:15:36   Subject: Research Assessment?s -Your Comments Please
[quote="ICLOK"]

There are lots of us in [b]Mordor[/b] doing lots of research and making contributions via numerous routes to the hobby (as that's all it is to most of us lesser minions), bu
Topic: Research Assessment?s -Your Comments Please
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2013 15:30:24   Subject: Research Assessment?s -Your Comments Please
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Had a quick browse through last night,very interesting,

But Why the omitted Welsh Coalfields,or Scottish for that matter?[/quote]

This Reasearch Framework is fun
Topic: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/11/2012 16:34:59   Subject: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
[quote="Vanoord"]Unfortunately, it won't bring back the unique building that they flattened.[/quote]

Hopefully it'll save the rest though
Topic: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/11/2012 16:24:16   Subject: Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
In the local rag over the weekend:

http://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/cowdale-factory-rejected-despite-clear-benefits-1-5163696

Hopefully thats it sorted :glare:
Topic: Northern United Colliery
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2012 15:16:39   Subject: Northern United Colliery
In February of this year it was brought to the attention of NAMHO that a proposal to demolish the buildings at Northern United Colliery, near Cinderford, Gloucestershire had been lodged with the Plann
Topic: Toughest Place to be a Miner
oildrum

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 19/08/2012 18:31:05   Subject: Toughest Place to be a Miner
BBC2 9pm tonight (19/08/12) part of a new series a UK miner travels to Mongolia to learn about the risks that gold miners take every day. Might be worth a look.
Topic: Mining Legacy
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2012 18:38:33   Subject: Mining Legacy
[quote="carnkie"][quote="dwarrowdelf"][quote="carnkie"]I agree one has to careful regarding the media as we all know thay often have their own agenda. On questions of deforestaion, desertification, ov
Topic: Olympic Flame
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2012 21:32:53   Subject: Olympic Flame
[quote="staffordshirechina"]So, we can now have a certificate to carry a ceremonial gas testing lantern???

[/quote]

Why not? It'll just be a drop in the ocean compared to what th
Topic: Olympic Flame
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2012 19:53:02   Subject: Olympic Flame
[quote="Lister"]The BBC described it as an 'enclosed lantern'. Poor old Mr Davey never got a mention :thumbdown:

....Lister;~)[/quote]

Apparently the flame was carried in a Cere
Topic: Mining term: Manchester Gate
oildrum

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2012 10:54:50   Subject: Mining term: Manchester Gate
[quote="Mr.C"][quote="scooptram"]also known as a warick down here[/quote]
Certainly not round here, or anywhere else I've come accross. Manchester gate is as discribed above - ie horizontal. A Wa
Topic: National Coal Mining Museum for England secures funding
oildrum

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 27/03/2012 15:21:08   Subject: National Coal Mining Museum for England secures funding
A continuation of funding for the NCM has been agreed with the National Museum of Science & Technology :thumbsup:

http://www.ncm.org.uk/news.asp?id=296
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield Information
oildrum

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/01/2012 13:53:55   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield Information
The Master plan was never formally adopted, although Phase 1 (refurbishment of the Main Offices, access road, etc) and Phase 1a (landscaping and formation of the Country Park) have been successfully c
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield Information
oildrum

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/01/2012 14:16:53   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield Information
Mmm, yes its all very frustrating unfortunately. Lots of staff changes at the Council, changes in the plans, etc, etc. But hopefully the fact that permission has been given for the NAMHO visit might h
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield Information
oildrum

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/01/2012 14:08:28   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield Information
Unfortunately there appears to lots of sympathy regarding CW and its current state, but very little positive help, that includes English Heritage too :curse:

For those who are attending
Topic: Chatterley Whitfield Information
oildrum

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/12/2011 14:58:22   Subject: Chatterley Whitfield Information
Hi there,

If you go onto the FoCW website (www.chatwhitfriends.org.uk), on the home page look for THE FRIENDS, which gives a drop down menu including CONTACT, which gives email of their sec
Topic: NCB oil lamp flame guide on Ebay.
oildrum

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/12/2011 17:58:20   Subject: NCB oil lamp flame guide on Ebay.
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Another of those wonderful procedures that sound good but in reality would never happen.
I remember once being shown a break detector on the shotfiring course.........
Topic: NCB oil lamp flame guide on Ebay.
oildrum

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/12/2011 17:33:06   Subject: NCB oil lamp flame guide on Ebay.
[quote="Morlock"]A NCB Deputy told me about the hole break detector thingy, he seemed to imply that its use was not routine when firing in coal?[/quote]

Of course every shot hole was cleane
Topic: New event added 'Charity Ghost Hunt at Apedale Mining Museum' on 10/09/2011 at 21:00
oildrum

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/06/2011 19:46:58   Subject: New event added 'Charity Ghost Hunt at Apedale Mining Museum' on 10/09/2011 at 21:00
[quote="AdrianP"][quote="oildrum"]Some are ex-miners, but from my experience those "in charge" have little or no mining experience [/quote]

I would disagree completely, I have been there
Topic: New event added 'Charity Ghost Hunt at Apedale Mining Museum' on 10/09/2011 at 21:00
oildrum

Forum: Events   Posted: 14/06/2011 07:33:43   Subject: New event added 'Charity Ghost Hunt at Apedale Mining Museum' on 10/09/2011 at 21:00
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]....they are Ex Collier`s are`nt they?

Or are the Head ones running the show,not Ex Miners?[/quote]

Some are ex-miners, but from my experience those "in charge"
Topic: Rail bending device (photo)
oildrum

Forum: South East England   Posted: 01/06/2011 09:23:29   Subject: Rail bending device (photo)
Also know as "Jim crow" in North Staffs :)
Topic: bestwood pit nottinghamshire
oildrum

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/04/2011 10:11:46   Subject: bestwood pit nottinghamshire
Perhaps worth visiting the restored engine house, the volunteers involved are usually around on saturday mornings & should think they would have the info you require. :)
Topic: Welbeck Colliery
oildrum

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/04/2011 20:10:33   Subject: Welbeck Colliery
End of an era :(

See also : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-12918958
Topic: Working in an 18 inch seam.
oildrum

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 23/03/2011 19:12:01   Subject: Working in an 18 inch seam.
Had the "pleasure" of visiting a couple of thin seam faces up in the North East during the early 1980's.

Marley Hill was working a 21 inch seam with a plough, but due to floor lift & poor h
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