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Posts by larker

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Topic: Norwich Uk Chalk Mine (mine)
larker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/06/2019 07:39:43   Subject: Norwich Uk Chalk Mine (mine)
Are the location coordinates correct for this mine? The photos relate to the mine in Rosary Rd in Norwich but the mapping shows it to be near Hempnall, some distance south of Norwich?
Topic: Glengowla Lead Mine Lead Mine (mine)
larker

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 13/05/2019 21:24:14   Subject: Glengowla Lead Mine Lead Mine (mine)
If you have been to the mine, Adit Now will enable you to locate the spot using Google Earth without knowing the coordinates.

Hope I'm not teaching my grandmother to suck eggs?

Topic: Glengowla Lead Mine Lead Mine (mine)
larker

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 13/05/2019 08:17:59   Subject: Glengowla Lead Mine Lead Mine (mine)
The location of this mine appears to be in error - off the coast of Southern Ireland!
Topic: Jug Holes
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/08/2018 07:29:40   Subject: Jug Holes
Yep, I have done the trip but it was good to see it again!
Topic: Jug Holes
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/08/2018 08:28:28   Subject: Jug Holes
Well done, I enjoyed it!
Topic: Site description
larker

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 29/03/2018 11:57:14   Subject: Site description
Thanks Roy. I have contacted the Australian editor and he has now posted my description of the Beaconsfield Mine.

The Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre is a superb visit.

Regar
Topic: Site description
larker

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 27/03/2018 02:19:54   Subject: Site description
Thanks Roy, but I can't see who is the editor for Australia?
Topic: Site description
larker

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 26/03/2018 11:53:22   Subject: Site description
Is it possible to add a description of a mine site to a mine entry added by another member, the description being left vacant?
Topic: NLS 25" maps of Wales
larker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2017 11:06:39   Subject: NLS 25
With a Macbook you can use the Grab utility, select an area of the map and file it as a JPEG using the Preview utility. It works very well.
Topic: NLS 25" maps of Wales
larker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2017 21:23:44   Subject: NLS 25
Many thanks Graigfawr. Great website (Charles Close).

Roger
Topic: NLS 25" maps of Wales
larker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2017 08:54:50   Subject: NLS 25
Excellent suggestion Jim. Many thanks.
Topic: NLS 25" maps of Wales
larker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2017 08:15:20   Subject: NLS 25
Anyone know how to calculate the coordinates of any particular point since it appears that there are no lat/long scales on the map boundaries?
Topic: Katoomba Coal Colliery Duplicate
larker

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 28/06/2017 23:36:09   Subject: Katoomba Coal Colliery Duplicate
That's an interesting find. I've been to Katoomba several times now. Very interesting place. I will read your documents before I go again.
Topic: Katoomba Coal Colliery Duplicate
larker

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 28/06/2017 13:40:09   Subject: Katoomba Coal Colliery Duplicate
B175 has recently uploaded some useful documents. However, there are now two entries for this colliery.

Suggest the documents on second entry for Katoomba Colliery Coal Colliery should be a
Topic: Draycott Cross Coal Colliery (mine)
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/05/2017 09:37:29   Subject: Draycott Cross Coal Colliery (mine)
See https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/draycott-cross-colliery.t3739#post-1144292

Looks very secure!
Topic: Photographs Of Dale (Wirksworth) (Photo ref 81539) (photo)
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/05/2017 23:23:55   Subject: Photographs Of Dale (Wirksworth) (Photo ref 81539) (photo)
You can also see the route on this map:
http://maps.nls.uk/view/114588752
Topic: Photographs Of Dale (Wirksworth) (Photo ref 81539) (photo)
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/05/2017 20:05:23   Subject: Photographs Of Dale (Wirksworth) (Photo ref 81539) (photo)
Have a look at https://inlanding.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/the-big-ole/

The station end can still be easily be seen (but it's gated) and most of the tunnel appears to be intact. I'm not sure
Topic: Apedale Heritage Centre - Extended Mine Trips
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2017 23:39:21   Subject: Apedale Heritage Centre - Extended Mine Trips
Absolutely super tour today (25th March). Very authentic mine. Lots to see. Thoroughly recommend booking a tour.
Topic: Apedale Heritage Centre - Extended Mine Trips
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/02/2017 15:25:43   Subject: Apedale Heritage Centre - Extended Mine Trips
Further tours now scheduled for Sat March 25th and Sat 29th April at 1100 and 1400 hrs. Parties limited to 10 persons on each tour.
Topic: Craigenbuck Limestone Mine (mine)
larker

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 14/11/2016 03:07:30   Subject: Craigenbuck Limestone Mine (mine)
So is there an entry in the database for this mine? Can't find one.
Topic: BBC4: Scotland's First Oil Rush
larker

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 04/08/2016 17:19:40   Subject: BBC4: Scotland's First Oil Rush
I watched this by downloading from BBC Store. I thought it was a very good programme. I recommend a viewing.
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
larker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/08/2016 13:07:09   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
Just noticed that there has been a significant increase in coverage. In particular it now covers the Peak District! Many happy hours of browsing coming up!
Topic: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
larker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/05/2016 09:06:17   Subject: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
Have a look at
http://mapapps2.bgs.ac.uk/coalauthority/home.html
You will need to zoom in to the Tutbury area and then select the appropriate data layers when they cease to be greyed out (i
Topic: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
larker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/05/2016 08:06:35   Subject: Henry de Ferrers - medieval Lead Mines
I'm not aware of any coal mines in the vicinity of Tutbury?
Topic: Coal mine near Auldton
larker

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 11/12/2015 07:39:44   Subject: Coal mine near Auldton
I lived in Lanarkshire between 1970 and 1977 and visited this site. In those days there were remains of an inclined drift but the entrance had been blocked or had run in. Rails came out of the drift a
Topic: Somme Tunnels
larker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/10/2015 15:30:17   Subject: Somme Tunnels
Hmm, Radio Times did not indicate it was a repeat! Still I hadn't seen it before and I have been following: http://www.laboisselleproject.com

Topic: Somme Tunnels
larker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/10/2015 13:13:26   Subject: Somme Tunnels
I thought last nights TV programme on BBC4 was well worth watching.
Topic: Random pick pictures
larker

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 25/09/2015 23:07:31   Subject: Random pick pictures
Nor in Safari.:(
Topic: Happy birthday Aditnow
larker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2015 20:19:52   Subject: Happy birthday Aditnow
Great site and resource Simon. I'm always pleased when I log on and see what's cooking.;D
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
larker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/08/2015 18:24:33   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
Thanks for the heads up. Keep the posts coming as they come further north.
Topic: New Book The Fauld Disaster, 27 November 1944
larker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 10/06/2015 17:55:42   Subject: New Book The Fauld Disaster, 27 November 1944
Mine arrived today. It looks excellent!
Topic: New Book The Fauld Disaster, 27 November 1944
larker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 07/06/2015 23:36:23   Subject: New Book The Fauld Disaster, 27 November 1944
Thought the underground photo's were stunning. I live only a few miles from Fauld and so wish I had been able to make a visit. I assumed they were totally inaccessible. There was another mine in the l
Topic: National Library of Scotland maps
larker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2015 14:57:48   Subject: National Library of Scotland maps
Yep they look good but surprise, surprise, London, the centre of the universe first!
Topic: Blimey
larker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2014 23:18:48   Subject: Blimey
The new search facility is very good. In the UK the search process gives you an additional zone filter, based on OS maps, which is very useful. In Australia for example you could have NSW or Victoria
Topic: Blimey
larker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2014 20:52:12   Subject: Blimey
Some other countries might benefit from some regional folders e.g. Australia.
Topic: Trips in 2015
larker

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/12/2014 05:21:39   Subject: Trips in 2015
Legitimate visit to Middleton Limestone Mine with some big lights?;D
Topic: Polmaise Colliery, Fallin, Stirling
larker

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 03/11/2014 20:55:01   Subject: Polmaise Colliery, Fallin, Stirling
Many thanks. Will look forward to digesting all this excellent information.
Topic: Polmaise Colliery, Fallin, Stirling
larker

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 31/10/2014 04:31:11   Subject: Polmaise Colliery, Fallin, Stirling
That would be great. My wife's relatives worked in the pit, and I had the privilege of going down the mine in the early 70's.
Topic: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/08/2014 07:00:26   Subject: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
Many thanks Lampwick. I'll take a look the next time I'm walking in the area. You confirm our suspicions.
Topic: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/08/2014 09:37:04   Subject: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
Thanks Mike. Could you post photo of left hand sough?
Topic: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/08/2014 21:23:12   Subject: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
Ok I should have read the instructions! Here is the view down the entrance to the left hand sough:

[photo]Personal-Album-608-Image-96039[/photo]

If anyone knows where it goes I w
Topic: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/08/2014 20:25:54   Subject: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
Can anyone tell me how to paste a photo from iPhoto or iCloud into a post? Just got a new Macbook!
Topic: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/08/2014 23:22:41   Subject: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
Yes they are. The sough on the right appears to have been excavated by removing a couple of roof stones.
If the one on the left emanates from Hilt's Quarry is the water radioactive I wonder?
Topic: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
larker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/08/2014 12:45:44   Subject: Interesting features north of Fritchley Sough
The Fritchley Sough discharges into a stream below Mill Green. Approx. 250m further north (upstream) there are two adjacent soughs, well constructed with stone walls and a stone roof. They are east of
Topic: New member.
larker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/06/2014 08:05:55   Subject: New member.
Welcome. I'm 66 and still enjoy going underground!
Topic: Mochdre Mine
larker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2013 16:30:09   Subject: Mochdre Mine
This mine does not appear to be listed in the database, unless it's by a different name? Or maybe I'm inept??
Topic: Silverband-Baryte-mine-User-Album-Image-051 (photo)
larker

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/03/2012 22:08:36   Subject: Silverband-Baryte-mine-User-Album-Image-051 (photo)
I was there early last year and there are several pylons about. The area has generally been heavily 'landscaped'. Found one adit but didn't have any gear to explore it. One or two buildings are still
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