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Topic: Coal, illegal
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 20:37:21   Subject: Coal, illegal
Interesting to see Welsh coal called 'cobbles' as that is what we called coal back in 1950s in West Yorkshire and to break up the bigger lumps we had a large rusty:lol: 'cobbling hammer!'
Topic: Coal, illegal
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 20:33:32   Subject: Coal, illegal
Asthma from coal smoke - or mother's using fabric conditioner?

Despite living right in the centre of the old West Yorkshire Heavy Wollen District surrounded by filthy mill, factory and hous
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
r1xlx

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 28/11/2019 15:15:30   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
it is only a strange theory to fools who think themselves evolved from monkeys.
get a bag of monkey nuts and go swing through the trees.
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
r1xlx

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 28/11/2019 09:44:10   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
Open your eyes firstly to the fact there is no such thing as a 'pyramidiot' and secondly to the fact there are masses of ancient granite stoneworks around the world revealing that the ability to work
Topic: Deep shaft at Keelham, Denholme,
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2019 21:32:51   Subject: Deep shaft at Keelham, Denholme,
I used to walk down the road shown on this link: https://www.instantstreetview.com/@53.790471,-1.889041,19z,0t
and opposite Cragg Lane was farm with rough grazing with several spoil heaps visibl
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2019 19:59:35   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
uncle worked there till it closed and said machines just left and area tidied up.
he also worked at shuttle eye and Emley dayhole.
cousin worked the 18 inch seam at emley moor to get coal fo
Topic: Unknown pit near Denholme?
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2019 15:48:12   Subject: Unknown pit near Denholme?
New Road Colliery is in the field next to Anns, behind the hedge and through the tube steel gate.
Site across road has been there a long time .
Foot and mouth cows all burned in incinerator
Topic: Unknown pit near Denholme?
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2019 11:50:46   Subject: Unknown pit near Denholme?
Further down Thornton New Road is this old industrial flat site that probably was textile mill.
https://www.instantstreetview.com/@53.790138,-1.877264,188.58h,-18.24p,1z

But this view
Topic: Unknown pit near Denholme?
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2019 11:37:29   Subject: Unknown pit near Denholme?
New Road Colliery.
This is site of the pit.
Just a small square field behind the hedge with the wall showing a curved entrance.
The great slabs of brickwork are at field edge right an
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
r1xlx

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/11/2019 10:57:16   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
The Romans were hushing back in 1-2 century as they were knowledgable about lead and silver deposits and needed lots of lead for their water pipes in towns and villas.

https://en.wikipedia.
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
r1xlx

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/11/2019 19:58:50   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
As these boulder fans flow along fault lines where the Earth's crust was and still is shattered and as the Ice Age 4,100 years ago receded and dropped the stones it had picked up in its advance it see
Topic: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
r1xlx

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/11/2019 17:08:02   Subject: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Yorkshire pattern has the hookside sharpened to make it easy to strip twigs when laying.
I used to watch local farmerdoing his hedges.
I sed to break huge lumps of coal with a large heavy co
Topic: Unknown pit near Denholme?
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2019 16:58:43   Subject: Unknown pit near Denholme?
New Road sounds right as today's Thornton Road is a new road and the original old road ran parallel to it across the fields.

The pit may not have had a long life as the map showed the worki
Topic: shallow coal and new houses?
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2019 16:53:40   Subject: shallow coal and new houses?
the adjacent field has been opencast in 1947 even though the coal was poor stuff.
adjacent to the site's other side was a closed brickworks quarry I used to explore for fossils and that showed s
Topic: shallow coal and new houses?
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2019 15:14:14   Subject: shallow coal and new houses?
Two weeks ago I went to see my childhood home as the fields around it had been designated for warehousing.
The adjacent field is now passed for houses and though a few houses were built up to low
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2019 15:03:25   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Caphouse Museum Mine has exposed seams with the coal cutters and panzer exactly as last worked on closing day.

The air smells odd and sour but doesn't cause problems.
Topic: Unknown pit near Denholme?
r1xlx

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2019 14:57:00   Subject: Unknown pit near Denholme?
Doeas anyone know the name of the coal pit that was on Thornton Road, Keelham, Denholme, West Yorkshire?
I can't discover a mention anywhere.
I lived close by about 15 years ago regularly wa
Topic: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
r1xlx

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/11/2019 10:41:05   Subject: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Your Black Country billhook is different from Yorkshire pattern ones.
https://www.oldtoolstore.co.uk/morris-of-dunsford-billhooks-46-c.asp
https://www.oldtoolstore.co.uk/morris-of-dunsford-y
Topic: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
r1xlx

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/11/2019 08:01:32   Subject: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Mention of the replica anchor brings to mind the original being forged by team of men wielding sledgehammers with amazing coordination.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_LA_R4ifYk

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