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Topic: Finger twiddling
Maggot

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/04/2020 22:11:07   Subject: Finger twiddling
Go on then...


One day another miner
A very cheeky bloke
Tried to pinch a stemple
From my old man's new stope

My old man took it straight back
and said y
Topic: permission
Maggot

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/07/2019 09:11:02   Subject: permission
Hello Keith
You're better off to contact the photo's owner directly via PM.
Bottom selection 'My Messages' in the My Aditnow tab, and select the appropriate member from the drop down list un
Topic: Tremar Mine
Maggot

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/03/2019 16:55:13   Subject: Tremar Mine
Mindat shows a Wheal Venland in about the right place

https://www.mindat.org/loc-205021.html

Topic: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Maggot

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2018 12:52:27   Subject: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
After more web trawling, can confirm it's a whim platform.
Found on the Historic England site
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1223543

[quote]TREVALGA SX
Topic: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Maggot

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/11/2018 09:21:14   Subject: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Mystery solved, many thanks :thumbsup:
Topic: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Maggot

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2018 15:28:45   Subject: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Anybody here know what this is/was?
Spotted while walking along the coast path on holidays.
It's a circular, stone built feature. At the centre of the platform are two rectangular holes, con
Topic: Hi I'm Jacob I'm new can someone help :)
Maggot

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/07/2018 15:00:18   Subject: Hi I'm Jacob I'm new can someone help :)
https://youtu.be/Bt9zSfinwFA
Topic: Another shaft collapse
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2017 21:15:44   Subject: Another shaft collapse
[quote="wheal"]Well spotted sputnam.:thumbsup:[/quote]

Ah, I was looking at a different Friendship.
Bet the Caravan Club aren't too chuffed about that hole!
Topic: Another shaft collapse
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2017 20:20:19   Subject: Another shaft collapse
Harford Bridge by any chance?
Topic: Wookey
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2016 20:34:48   Subject: Wookey
Seems they blasted a tunnel to get to the new bits. That makes it a mine, so you're OK Roy :)
Topic: Horse whimsys
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2016 09:15:34   Subject: Horse whimsys
Very similar, TM.
I think you refer to the top pulley of the gravity powered tramway at Axbridge Ochre Cavern
[img]https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7028/6500809179_4e8203ed51.jpg[/img]
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Topic: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/05/2016 20:33:14   Subject: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
[img]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/newtonmore/krapp.jpg[/img]
I remember seeing this product in the shops in Leipzig some years ago
Topic: Shaft colapse on BBC
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2016 21:53:40   Subject: Shaft colapse on BBC
They didn't have the balls to fly the drone down the hole, then!
Topic: Walkie talkie for climbing
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2015 09:23:18   Subject: Walkie talkie for climbing
[quote="Roy Morton"]
It's hard finding volunteers familiar with radio, to conduct trials of this sort.
I seem to be the only ham in the underground village. :lol:
De G7WJJ[/quote]
Topic: Poldark mine Pumping
Maggot

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/10/2015 20:36:43   Subject: Poldark mine Pumping
I would if it I didn't have to sign up to faecebook
Topic: Essential Reading Project
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2015 09:14:44   Subject: Essential Reading Project
A quick scan of my bookshelf gives these:

The Metalliferous Mining Region of South-West England
H G Dines, British Geological Survey
(2 Volumes)
Published 1956, Reprinted 199
Topic: Cwmorthin on the Telly
Maggot

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/04/2015 19:31:01   Subject: Cwmorthin on the Telly
Or their advert-ridden version of iplayer...
http://www.itv.com/walesprogrammes/coast-and-country
Topic: Pub Area
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2015 19:30:47   Subject: Pub Area
Lemme in, I've got to get away from the telly!
Topic: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2015 21:48:00   Subject: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
[quote="Wormster"]Anyone else play with SDK 8080's??
We had ro programme them at college in the mid 80's!
Could never get mine to do what I wanted!![/quote]

They NEVER did what y
Topic: 19c Remains in danger of collapse
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2015 19:38:36   Subject: 19c Remains in danger of collapse
Middle Engine pit in Nailsea, the country’s only complete example of a 19th century coal mine complex, is in danger of collapsing.
Link to report in the Weston Mercury:

http://www.thew
Topic: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
Maggot

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/01/2015 19:24:18   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?
[/quote]
There's a mining heritage museum in Radstock, "Preserving the
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
Maggot

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/11/2014 21:10:02   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
I've tried several, but always go back to the trusty Stenlight. It's small, tough, and plenty bright enough for me.
I also carry a Fenix TK11 for light painting photos / backup.
Topic: Filming location - Mine/Cave
Maggot

Forum: South East England   Posted: 12/09/2014 18:36:47   Subject: Filming location - Mine/Cave
If you don't mind travel to Bristol, Redcliffe Caves have been used in several productions in the past.
Try contacting Alan, toursandresearch [at] yahoo [dot] com
Topic: Pepper Hill Pits Coal Mine
Maggot

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/07/2014 02:17:54   Subject: Pepper Hill Pits Coal Mine
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Pepper-Hill-Pits-Coal-Mine/
Topic: 18650 Batteries and Charger
Maggot

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/06/2014 06:12:10   Subject: 18650 Batteries and Charger
+1 on the nitecore.
Charges everything I use LiIons for - helmet lamps, flashlights and vaping gear.
Topic: Strange graffiti
Maggot

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/04/2014 16:36:22   Subject: Strange graffiti
What these suggest to me is it's a marking for someone to cut a chog hole. Well, the ones on the roof, anyway.
Topic: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
Maggot

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/03/2014 09:07:17   Subject: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
It's about 60 feet to surface, with a pillbox slotted concrete cap. Plumb lining from above tells us it's about half full of dumped crap. Clearing the waste is to improve ventilation. However, the pro
Topic: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
Maggot

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2014 12:25:42   Subject: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
Clear it from below?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm1-fJetlw4
Topic: PHOTO COMP 2013 - RESULTS
Maggot

Forum: The 2013 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 13/03/2014 18:20:07   Subject: PHOTO COMP 2013 - RESULTS
Fantastic pictures all round, and congrats to the winners! :thumbsup:
Topic: Disused shaft opens at Rosudgeon [BBC]
Maggot

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/01/2014 23:46:44   Subject: Disused shaft opens at Rosudgeon [BBC]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-25931637

Topic: Shaft Filling
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2014 12:48:34   Subject: Shaft Filling
Wasn't one of the old ways "Chop a tree down, stuff it in the hole and cover it with spoil and earth - it'll be fine, no-one will ever want to build a house on top of it"?

Old shafts like t
Topic: Restrained colour oversuit
Maggot

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/12/2013 19:56:34   Subject: Restrained colour oversuit
[quote="Drillbilly."]The problem which has stopped me buying an oversuit is that I have yet to see someone who does not look like they are wearing their dad's clothes (aged about 6)[/quote]

Topic: A sad bit of mining vandalism
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2013 19:06:02   Subject: A sad bit of mining vandalism
So, removing it from its historic context and location by chopping it up with power tools [u]isn't as bad as we think[/u]?

Yes it fookin is. The attitude shown by his comments on that flic
Topic: Competition Entry - Maggot
Maggot

Forum: The 2013 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 27/08/2013 22:54:28   Subject: Competition Entry - Maggot
Ore Chute - Great Rock Mine, Devon
[link]Great-Rock-Iron-Mine-User-Album-Image-89294[linkphoto]Great-Rock-Iron-Mine-User-Album-Image-89294[/linkphoto][/link]

Chillin' - (Outside) Great
Topic: Location reliability NMRS Google Earth map
Maggot

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/08/2013 20:14:48   Subject: Location reliability NMRS Google Earth map
[quote="Morlock"]
There's a discussion on UKC on GPS accuracy at the moment.[/quote]

Wonder how long it'll be before it turns into an argument?
Topic: Surface visit to some south Wales Collieries [51 photos]
Maggot

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/08/2013 23:41:58   Subject: Surface visit to some south Wales Collieries


Arghh there goes my monthly mobile data allowance.
Can you put some sort of warning in the title about the amount of pictures? Cheers.
Topic: Introducing myself and my interests - Somerset and Durham
Maggot

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/07/2012 23:10:07   Subject: Introducing myself and my interests - Somerset and Durham
Might be worth your while contacting Radstock Museum.
http://www.radstockmuseum.co.uk
Topic: Going up Camborne Hill, getting nowhere..
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2012 17:53:06   Subject: Going up Camborne Hill, getting nowhere..
I'd suggest asking the good folks over at mudcat.org
Topic: Warning - Browns Folly - Metal Thieves Active
Maggot

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/09/2011 13:12:28   Subject: Warning - Browns Folly - Metal Thieves Active
Just a heads up to anyone visiting Browns Folly Mine at Monkton Farleigh.
Pikeys activity has been seen in the mine, they have been ripping up the rails and points at Clapham Junction for scrap.<
Topic: FAO whoever nicked the Box entry key from the Quarrymans Arms
Maggot

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/09/2011 15:45:16   Subject: FAO whoever nicked the Box entry key from the Quarrymans Arms
Don't know of anywhere oher than Box that uses one like that in Wiltshire (or anywhere else, come to that)
Topic: Competition Entry - Maggot
Maggot

Forum: The 2011 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 06/08/2011 23:35:17   Subject: Competition Entry - Maggot
Kicking it off...

Noxon Park Ironstone Mine, Forest of Dean
[link]Noxton-Iron-Mine-User-Album-Image-58464[linkphoto]Noxton-Iron-Mine-User-Album-Image-58464[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Mine searching - does anybody use...
Maggot

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 20/02/2011 10:16:50   Subject: Mine searching - does anybody use...
I tend to use the search by OS Landranger sheet. Unfortunately not all sites have had their NGR entered correctly, if I can't find what I'm looking for then I go to Major Mining Region, then A-Z.
Topic: Converting Mine Engine Houses into Dwellings
Maggot

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2011 10:09:38   Subject: Converting Mine Engine Houses into Dwellings
This one in Devon is lovely.

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/souterain/5460510037/][img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5133/5460510037_c6ba7bd0b1.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.flic
Topic: 2010 PHOTO COMPETITION RESULTS
Maggot

Forum: The 2010 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 16/02/2011 07:24:55   Subject: 2010 PHOTO COMPETITION RESULTS
Picture arrived in the post this morning, looks lovely. Thanks! :thumbsup:
Topic: 2010 PHOTO COMPETITION RESULTS
Maggot

Forum: The 2010 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 18/01/2011 23:44:57   Subject: 2010 PHOTO COMPETITION RESULTS
Woo, dead chuffed to get runner up! The dog will be pleased, too :)
Congrats to everyone, a fantastic variety of pictures.
Topic: Canon D10 vs Lumix DMC-TS1
Maggot

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 18/12/2010 18:27:56   Subject: Canon D10 vs Lumix DMC-TS1
I have a Lumix FT2, the updated version (TS2 in the states). Can't fault it.
I'd have gone for the Canon if CHDK had been available when I bought my camera, however having seen a canon D10 in the
Topic: Competition Entry - Maggot
Maggot

Forum: The 2010 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 16/09/2010 20:39:38   Subject: Competition Entry - Maggot
Thought I'd have a go...

Looking up out of the water tank, Clift Passage, Box Freestone, Wilts.
[link]Personal-Album-5648-Image-54884[linkphoto]Personal-Album-5648-Image-54884[/linkpho
Topic: Tragic accident - Adit, Perranporth
Maggot

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2010 18:31:13   Subject: Tragic accident - Adit, Perranporth
Why spend a shed load of money on signs, grills etc.
Just re-enact a similar incident on eastenders or one of those mind numbing dross soaps, and all the types of people that are likely to have t
Topic: Four Thirds camera - any use underground?
Maggot

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/07/2010 00:31:17   Subject: Four Thirds camera - any use underground?
Tried the Lumix FT2 and I'm happy with the results [url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/souterain/sets/72157624353190494/[/url]. Seems OK for a waterproof compact, certainly don't notice it in my breast
Topic: Four Thirds camera - any use underground?
Maggot

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 15/06/2010 19:26:18   Subject: Four Thirds camera - any use underground?
Yes, I meant Panasonic - my spellchecker thought otherwise and I didn't notice!
Long exposure, you just tell it how long you want and press the button once. If you're worried about shaking it on
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