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Posts by Roger L

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Topic: Mine Shaft in garden
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 15:06:11   Subject: Mine Shaft in garden
I would have thought the depth of the mine workings would be more important than the capping in the first instance and the strata of the ground. look on a geology map to get a rough idea of the strata
Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2019 13:34:57   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Be care full it is not stolen. All sorts going round where I live.

Topic: Norcroft Colliey Mine accident
Roger L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/10/2018 12:17:51   Subject: Norcroft Colliey Mine accident
Wednesday, 23rd May, 1821 there was a serious accident at Norcroft Colliery when 11 miners lost their lives. Does anybody know where the exact position of the mine was. At the moment there are numerou
Topic: Re Use off Images
Roger L

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 21/10/2018 16:04:01   Subject: Re Use off Images
hi John.
Is it me with other plans of Emley Flockton. I have plans from several source now.
Hope you are well
Topic: Goin' down an 'ole!
Roger L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/10/2018 10:53:20   Subject: Goin' down an 'ole!
Why not use a fishing rod with nylon line and a large float or paternoster to plumb the depth. then you can stand well away from the shaft. If you knot the line when you get to the bottom you can meas
Topic: New camera
Roger L

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 10/05/2018 16:10:54   Subject: New camera
The OM1 had one bad problem. If you put it on a tripod and tightened the locking screw too tight it bent the bottom plate. I think it was the exposure meter was fixed to this and it through the camera
Topic: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
Roger L

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/05/2018 16:06:42   Subject: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
You are taking the weight onto the short leg so it will not work.
Topic: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
Roger L

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/05/2018 12:14:24   Subject: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
If you use 3ft. rods with the long leg down you have to hold the rod in a different way which would stop it freely rotating. holding the short leg the weight is in the long rod so all you have to do i
Topic: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
Roger L

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/05/2018 07:34:40   Subject: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
I went on a building site where the builders were looking for the drain run from a gully at the corner of a building. One side the land rose at about 15/20 degrees the other side ran down so the build
Topic: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
Roger L

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/05/2018 12:00:39   Subject: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
I use rods for dowsing for water and pipes. For mining I use a stone on a chain, sometimes with a rod for pointing. (An old Ariel off a radio. small and will extend). I have found adits and shafts usi
Topic: New camera
Roger L

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 08/05/2018 21:37:29   Subject: New camera
Bought a Helene 35X, 35mm camera in early sixties and used B&W film. You used the bit of paper that came with the film which showed about 8 light settings and that was your exposure meter. Always gave
Topic: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2018 10:56:46   Subject: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
On the ground I would use divining with a rod and stone which I have found to be useful.
Topic: Aged Members
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2017 16:14:15   Subject: Aged Members
Grahami. I am glad to see others are aware of this problem. When Hay Royds shut down I obtained about 100 plans from them. Some of them where 'seam plans' which cover up into Scotland and down to the
Topic: Aged Members
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2017 14:06:13   Subject: Aged Members
As I am getting on in age, I have been trying to sort out what to do with all my mining maps and equipment. To make it easier for my wife I contacted the 'National Mining Museum' to see if she could g
Topic: John Goodchild
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2017 09:51:25   Subject: John Goodchild
I have just heard that John has died.
Topic: Wanted:- "The Treatment of Disused Shafts and Adits" (NCB 1982 82pp)
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/12/2016 11:17:26   Subject: Wanted:-
I use a stone for dowsing for adits and shafts and have been very happy with the results. To cover a large area I use a rod with the stone to point.
Topic: The Low Moor coal and Ironstone Mines
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2016 18:32:35   Subject: The Low Moor coal and Ironstone Mines
I can't get on either.
try this for a site http://www.ironworks.talktalk.net/
Topic: The Low Moor coal and Ironstone Mines
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2016 22:22:32   Subject: The Low Moor coal and Ironstone Mines
'Yorkshire Man' has done a full copy of the railway and I too have a copy of this. I have a spare copy on AO but you require a magnifying glass to read it fully.
Topic: new member
Roger L

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/12/2016 13:43:18   Subject: new member
Welcome and Merry Christmas to you.
Topic: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
Roger L

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/12/2016 13:26:33   Subject: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
What about 'Capstan Full Strength'. Woodbines locally called 'Coffin Nails'
Topic: hello folks
Roger L

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/12/2016 13:58:43   Subject: hello folks
Welcome and Merry Christmas too you.
Topic: Calendar BUY NOW
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2016 09:55:26   Subject: Calendar BUY NOW
Need it for next years dates
Topic: A (not very) interesting discovery
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2016 12:34:12   Subject: A (not very) interesting discovery
I use an A3 SCANER for smaller maps which I splice together. I have found Staples have an AO scanner and printer which can be expensive but gives a very good result.
Topic: New event added ''Coal Mining Round The Newsome area of Huddersfield'' on 09/11/2016
Roger L

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/10/2016 19:01:01   Subject: New event added ''Coal Mining Round The Newsome area of Huddersfield'' on 09/11/2016
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Coal Mining Round The Newsome area of Huddersfield[/b]

[b]Date and time: 09/11/2016 / Start at 7-30 pm prompt.[/b]
Topic: Calendar 2017 Preview
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2016 15:36:49   Subject: Calendar 2017 Preview
Congratulations again to all those concerned.
Topic: Ledston Luck Coal Colliery (mine)
Roger L

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/05/2016 10:36:42   Subject: Ledston Luck Coal Colliery (mine)
Should this be under 'NORTH EAST'
Topic: Potentially useful gadget
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/04/2016 09:11:09   Subject: Potentially useful gadget
I am finding shafts and adits and also the extent of underground workings with stick and stone dowsing
Topic: Potentially useful gadget
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2016 13:49:54   Subject: Potentially useful gadget
You can't beat dowsing with a stick and suspended stone or just the stone. All for under a fiver. Will be at the National Mining Museum on the 9th April
Topic: Plugged in and powered up at Caphouse
Roger L

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/03/2016 16:37:26   Subject: Plugged in and powered up at Caphouse
Hope things get better for you now there has been a big turnaround
.
Topic: Plugged in and powered up at Caphouse
Roger L

Forum: Events   Posted: 21/03/2016 11:15:26   Subject: Geology Day 9April NMM
Hi There is the national Geology Day at the NMM on the 9th.
Will have a stand there on local mining round Huddersfield area and a bit further afield.

roger
Topic: Hello to Everyone
Roger L

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/03/2016 11:08:03   Subject: Hello to Everyone
Welcome Sumit from far off India. Hope you enjoy the site
Topic: Coalfield query
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2016 11:06:32   Subject: Coalfield query
Your best bet would be to look at the BGS site to see the composition of the ground formation in those areas. There are areas with no coal.
Topic: Hello everyone HNY
Roger L

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/01/2016 15:43:42   Subject: Hello everyone HNY
Hi Welcome to the site.
Round Huddersfield we have few if any open shafts but there is a big problem with gas. In the past there has been several explosions down mines while in operation. At Lind
Topic: M62 Sinkhole
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2015 11:55:25   Subject: M62 Sinkhole
Hi You call yourself Yorkshireman then say that Mytholmroyd is in North Wales. Its tuther side of Halifax going out to Hebdon Bridge. Never mind Douglas we will let you off as it is Xmas and you no d
Topic: West Nab Coal Pit, Huddersfield
Roger L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/12/2015 11:15:05   Subject: West Nab Coal Pit, Huddersfield
When you go through Outlane up to the Nonts you will notice at the side of the road small diggings what I thought was for stone. One of my neighbours who was born up there says it is where they dug fo
Topic: Calendar - proceeds
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/12/2015 16:25:23   Subject: Calendar - proceeds
Well done Simon and Good Luck to Roy. Hope you both have a good Christmas
Topic: A new "sinkhole"
Roger L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/11/2015 14:34:04   Subject: A new
Dig down to the rock head use a CA. designed reinforced concrete raft, and cover. If wanting to build over, bring up in crushed stone compacted at 225mm depth intervals, raft over for house foundation
Topic: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2015 16:37:36   Subject: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
Another good un!
Congratulations to all concerned
Topic: New member - coal mining in Yorkshire woods
Roger L

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/11/2015 17:07:11   Subject: New member - coal mining in Yorkshire woods
If I can help round this area contact me
Topic: Right, own up!
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2015 09:30:00   Subject: Right, own up!
I have turned them green in the past but not ochre.
Topic: Coal Authority Interactive Map
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/06/2015 17:11:24   Subject: Coal Authority Interactive Map
We have been using the CA map to find old coal mine shafts locally. Several of them now have had an exposed raft over them or are covered. To check if they are shafts I have been using a 'Dowsing Ston
Topic: Holmfirth area
Roger L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/03/2015 11:46:21   Subject: Holmfirth area
Hi Maurice
Loaded Rooman up with so much info he will be away for a month.
Just purchased the bulb and testing kit for air samples for the GR6. While at the MM I went mad and purchased a Yar
Topic: Holmfirth area
Roger L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/03/2015 17:37:43   Subject: Holmfirth area
Hi RJV

Can you change it to

Roger L please
Topic: Holmfirth area
Roger L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/03/2015 16:51:50   Subject: Holmfirth area
Gee Thanks for that Maurice.
Sorry beat you too it
Isabell must change my name, this was my grandmother.
Topic: Holmfirth area
Roger L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/03/2015 16:15:32   Subject: Holmfirth area
Hi. The ochre water at Jackson Bridge comes from the 'Meal Hill Mines' (Coal Authority name). Iron stone has been worked in this area, Check, 'Hepworth Iron Company' at Hazlehead, now under different
Topic: Holmfirth area
Roger L

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/03/2015 13:35:38   Subject: Holmfirth area
Hi Rooman and welcome to the site.
There is a new book out which covers some of the mining round the Holme Valley. Check with Holmfirth or New Mill library. One of the authors is on this site so
Topic: Barnsley Silkstone, and Yorks/Derbys/Notts Strata
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2015 09:57:54   Subject: Barnsley Silkstone, and Yorks/Derbys/Notts Strata
If anybody would like a copy if they PM me with their email address I will send them copies.
Topic: Barnsley Silkstone, and Yorks/Derbys/Notts Strata
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/03/2015 11:41:56   Subject: Barnsley Silkstone, and Yorks/Derbys/Notts Strata
Thanks for that Ian. The plans came originally from 'inbye'.
Thanks should also go to him. They are dated 1870
Topic: Laminated bridge beam (photo)
Roger L

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/02/2015 09:42:37   Subject: Laminated bridge beam (photo)
There is something strange about the joint. The plates either side of the main beam taper to nothing on both of the beams.
As these are fully supported on the ground (assume from picture) it woul
Topic: 25 inch Barmasters Maps of Derbyshire
Roger L

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2015 13:33:29   Subject: 25 inch Barmasters Maps of Derbyshire
Very interesting. I have some 1870 maps from West Yorkshire/Nottingham/Derbyshire which show mines and below ground strata contours (6ftx2ft) with shafts going down to the appropriate coal seams, even
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