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Topic: Foggintor Quarry - Dartmoor
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/09/2020 16:57:59   Subject: Foggintor Quarry - Dartmoor
I had a lengthy mooch around the former Foggintor Granite Quarry near Princetown earlier this month. Here are some photos:

[url=https://www.jhluxton.com/Industrial-Archaeology/Quarries-of-C
Topic: Devon Great Consols - September 2020
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/09/2020 14:46:23   Subject: Devon Great Consols - September 2020
Earlier this month I was finally able to do something which I have wanted to do for years and that was have a good mooch around the site of Devon Great Consols for almost 5 hours.

Though
Topic: Unusual find Wheal Anna Maria (Devon Great Consols)
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/09/2020 13:05:12   Subject: Unusual find Wheal Anna Maria (Devon Great Consols)
The other week I was having a mooch around the Tamar Trails which run around the site of Devon Great Consols.

Whilst making a close up explore of the Wheal Anna Maria arsenic plant I just
Topic: Caradon Hill (Gonamena) Quarry
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/09/2020 00:31:49   Subject: Caradon Hill (Gonamena) Quarry
Roy

There is an entry on Adit Now for this quarry as I referred to above in my original message.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Caradon-Quarry-Granite-Quarry_17036/

Topic: Caradon Hill (Gonamena) Quarry
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/09/2020 20:08:46   Subject: Caradon Hill (Gonamena) Quarry
After visiting South Caradon I had a wander around Caradon Hill (Gonamena) Granite Quarry. - I notice there are quite a few images on the site but was wondering about several things that I saw there.
Topic: South Caradon Mine - September 2020
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/09/2020 19:56:08   Subject: South Caradon Mine - September 2020
A few days ago I went for a walk around Caradon Hill partly on the formation of the Liskeard and Caradon Railway.

Click on link for some images:

https://www.jhluxton.com/Railway
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/08/2020 21:02:44   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
[quote="Paul Marvin"]soon be starting Hinterlang guys and notice there are 3 seasons is it all one story line or three different ones ?[/quote]

As someone else has said there are underlying
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/08/2020 14:10:04   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Thanks for link.

I wonder why they went to all the trouble of building a fake garage? It always appeared fake in the series as when did you last see a garage which didn't have hard standing
Topic: Peter Challis
jhluxton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/08/2020 11:05:40   Subject: Peter Challis
Peter was also an avid ship photographer and could be seen on the Mersey Ferries quite often. Only after talking to him a few times did I realise that he was also interested in mining history.
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/08/2020 11:32:38   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Filming information on locations used in Hinterland see

https://wyeview.com/news/hinterland-fliming-location-map-updated-series-3/

and

https://www.visitwales.com/thing
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2020 17:11:50   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Yes the original version and the one to be shown first on S4C and S4C on BBC iPlayer was in Welsh.

I have watched the two series in Welsh. I can't speak Welsh but it is a language I would l
Topic: Snailbeach Railway
jhluxton

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 15/07/2020 00:39:25   Subject: Snailbeach Railway
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]I have to add, I saw that thread, and noticed how Admin there made several gentle and very polite requests to cease asking questions or continuing discussions, mainly aimed at th
Topic: Snailbeach Railway
jhluxton

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 14/07/2020 17:14:50   Subject: Snailbeach Railway
[quote="MRFS"][quote="jhluxton"]

This morning I was on a narrow gauge railway group and someone posted a photo of the loco. One or two comments were made about the proposed restoration and
Topic: Snailbeach Railway
jhluxton

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 14/07/2020 13:23:22   Subject: Snailbeach Railway
Thanks for info Mike.

Didn't realise there was opposition to tourism in the area. Most places appear to like or at least tolerate it for the extra money it brings to the local economy.
Topic: Snailbeach Railway
jhluxton

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 13/07/2020 15:21:16   Subject: Snailbeach Railway
I hope you don't mind me reviving this thread - but I am doing so because I had found it a while back when doing to some research in May when I visited the line in the vicinity of the mine twice and t
Topic: Snailbeach Mine Photographs May 2020
jhluxton

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/05/2020 12:09:32   Subject: Snailbeach Mine Photographs May 2020
During May have paid two visits to the Snailbeach Lead Mine in Shropshire and extensively photographed the site which I first paid a flying visit to in December 2016. Here is a link to a large gallery
Topic: Snailbeach - Cornish Engine Query
jhluxton

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/05/2020 22:04:08   Subject: Snailbeach - Cornish Engine Query
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Shropshire Mines Trust book on the mine says:

In 1862 the Nags Head Colliery closed and the mine mechanic Vincent Hughes went to take down the engine. The job took 12
Topic: Snailbeach - Cornish Engine Query
jhluxton

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/05/2020 13:38:16   Subject: Snailbeach - Cornish Engine Query
Two weeks ago I went for a mooch around Snailbeach Mine unlike on my initial flying visit in 2016 I spent a good two hours there and walked up to the Cornish engine house.

Several books in
Topic: Cwmorthin, Conglog and Lower Rhosydd
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/04/2020 14:37:43   Subject: Cwmorthin, Conglog and Lower Rhosydd
I had a lengthy mooch around the surface remains of Cwmorthin, Conglog and Lower Rhosydd mid March.

Cwmorthin Photo Gallery

https://www.jhluxton.com/Industrial-Archaeology/Slate-
Topic: Cwmorthin Query
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/04/2020 14:33:55   Subject: Cwmorthin Query
Thanks for info.

I did notice a couple of chaps in underground gear coming out on of the former Quarry Office when I was walking back from Conglog so presume that is a shared facility with
Topic: Cwmorthin Query
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/04/2020 15:14:56   Subject: Cwmorthin Query
A couple of weeks ago I went for my first proper wander around the surface workings of Cwmorthin Quarry, something I had been intending to do ever since I first went there and also went briefly underg
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/11/2019 13:03:05   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine
I have passed this mine countless number of times since I was a youngster in the 1960s. However, the only time I even photographed it was from a train around the end of the 1970s.

I finally
Topic: Wheal Peevor
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/04/2019 15:19:38   Subject: Wheal Peevor
I paid a visit to Wheal Peevor the other week - the first once since 1990 and my first since the site was conserved as part of the Mineral Tramways Project. What is clear is that there is quite a lot
Topic: Nant Gwrtheryn / Porth y Nant Quarries
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/03/2019 19:40:17   Subject: Nant Gwrtheryn / Porth y Nant Quarries
Thanks

I have discovered these.

John
Topic: Nant Gwrtheryn / Porth y Nant Quarries
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/03/2019 16:38:46   Subject: Nant Gwrtheryn / Porth y Nant Quarries
Over the last few years I have paid three visits to Nant Gwrtheryn on the Llyn Peninsula.

On my latest visit in February the weather was fine and I wandered down towards the site of one of
Topic: Cwmystwyth Mine on TV
jhluxton

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 28/02/2019 20:05:10   Subject: Cwmystwyth Mine on TV
Just logged in having seen this on BBC iPlayer and was going to post a link myself.

Very good it was and gives a good look at the surrounding community.
Topic: Basset Mines Photos 2018 and 1986
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2018 13:50:41   Subject: Basset Mines Photos 2018 and 1986
Basset Mines
In October I decided to pay a visit to the Basset Mines. Whilst I have been a regular visitor to Cornwall I have not given the Basset Mines the attention they deserve. Always being d
Topic: Basset Mines - Marriott's Miners' Dry
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/11/2018 23:59:48   Subject: Basset Mines - Marriott's Miners' Dry
Thanks for confirming the feature was the bath. I have Buckley's book but had not thought about the subsequent reuse of the building.

John
Topic: Basset Mines - Marriott's Miners' Dry
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/11/2018 14:13:31   Subject: Basset Mines - Marriott's Miners' Dry
Just over a week ago I paid my first visit to Marriott's section since the area was "tidied up" and took quite a lot of photos

In the dry there are these footings for something

Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/04/2018 13:04:15   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
Thanks for the update - I was aware of the Man Engine tunnel being closed a while back I have done some googling and have found one or two photos on the Plymouth Evening Herald web site:

h
Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/04/2018 14:10:23   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
I have just received the latest Trevithick Society newsletter and the editorial refers to complaints about the latest health and safety precautions instituted by the National Trust at the Levant Site.
Topic: Dolcoath - New East Shaft Engine House
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/04/2018 19:54:09   Subject: Dolcoath - New East Shaft Engine House
Thanks for confirming the use of the piles in the walls Knocker. It certainly looked as though they had some electrical connection.

I did have a book on the Camborne and Redruth Tramway but
Topic: Dolcoath - New East Shaft Engine House
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/04/2018 15:32:24   Subject: Dolcoath - New East Shaft Engine House
Last week I was having a mooch around the New East Shaft engine house at Dolcoath.

Does anyone know what looks like pipes inserted into the gable ends were for? Were these fitted during th
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/04/2018 15:16:30   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
[quote="Tamarmole"]Just received the good new that the Duke of Bedford has remitted any reproduction charges for images used in the canal book.[/quote]

Thanks
I presume this now means
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/03/2018 13:05:08   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
I am certainly not having a go at the Trevithick Society.

I have been a member since my teens in the 1970s and though due to distance I am unable to participate in meetings and field visit
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/03/2018 20:25:53   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
If I had not been a member of the Trevithick Society I would not have known.

I bought my copy of the book through their outlet - Tor Mark to get the member's discount. No one has attempted
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/03/2018 16:51:21   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
[quote="Moorebooks"]
The sale of the originals or copies of these could be of value if sold long term
Mike[/quote]

Given the sophistication of modern day scanning equipment even l
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/03/2018 16:39:08   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
Thanks!

Seems so petty really.

I suppose those that have complied will have dumped the contents onto a memory stick or other device anyway - especially if they intend going out e
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/03/2018 15:58:17   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
Just been looking through the latest Trevithick Society newsletter and I see that there is a copyright problem with the CD which was initially provided with the Tavistock Canal book - but the doesn't
Topic: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
jhluxton

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/01/2018 20:45:46   Subject: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
As I continued to scan my way through my slide collection I discovered that I had also visited the site in 1986 and taken two more photographs:

The first one is of Pugh's Level - the second
Topic: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
jhluxton

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/01/2018 19:38:35   Subject: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
Did the mill and the barracks close in 1950 the date quoted for final closure or did they close earlier?

Topic: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
jhluxton

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/01/2018 19:21:49   Subject: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
[quote="royfellows"]Yes, I will put a link to Johns webpage on the CMT website.[/quote]

Many thanks for the info I will update the captions on my web site accordingly.
Topic: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
jhluxton

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/01/2018 11:15:33   Subject: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
Back in May 1984 I paid a visit to Cwmystwyth Mine following a trip on the Vale of Rheidol Railway. As part of my on going digitisation of my slide collection I have over the Christmas holidays scanne
Topic: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2017 20:33:00   Subject: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
[quote="Tamarmole"]Still at Newquay. By the time I started working there in 1995 the engine had been moved from the lime kiln to just opposite the mine portal. [/quote]

Thanks for the upd
Topic: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2017 20:30:32   Subject: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
[quote="Morlock"]Not a great deal of tramway on site, perhaps the steam winch was used for haulage to the lime kiln charging position?

Edit: I suspect it would need anchoring to something f
Topic: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2017 20:17:35   Subject: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
Yes it is.

When I visited the dense undergrowth which covered the site had only recently been cut back. The engine appeared to have only recently painted in "red lead".

John
Topic: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2017 19:24:55   Subject: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
I visited the former port of New Quay, down stream from the much better known Morwellham Quay shortly after undergrowth was cleared in 1985 not far from the George and Charlotte Mine.

On s
Topic: Penrhyn Railway
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/07/2017 00:09:18   Subject: Penrhyn Railway
It would appear according to a report I read on the Daily Post Website on Saturday that the Penrhyn Railway has suddenly closed! Somewhere I had been meaning to get round to visit.

Here is
Topic: North Wales Slate Industry Sites 1980s
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2017 11:06:37   Subject: North Wales Slate Industry Sites 1980s
[quote="NigelH"]So much gone... so quickly...[/quote]


Does anyone know any detail about the initial restoration of the Dorothea Engine which happened in the 1970s. I think most are aw
Topic: North Wales Slate Industry Sites 1980s
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/05/2017 16:24:42   Subject: North Wales Slate Industry Sites 1980s
I have recently uploaded 100 scanned slides taken of North Wales slate industry sites in the 1980s.

Please click here: http://www.jhluxton.com/The-35mm-Film-Archive/Industrial-Archaeology-B
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