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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
Topic: Cornwall and Devon Mines in 1970s to 1990s
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/04/2017 22:03:30   Subject: Cornwall and Devon Mines in 1970s to 1990s
[quote="royfellows"]Hi
If you have anything of Polberro underground it would be appreciated.[/quote]

Sorry no undergrounds apart from Geevor.

John
Topic: Cornwall and Devon Mines in 1970s to 1990s
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/04/2017 15:22:33   Subject: Cornwall and Devon Mines in 1970s to 1990s
I have spent the winter scanning my large (over 800) collection of 35mm slide and negative images of mines in Devon and Cornwall.

The vast majority of slides are now on line on my website a
Topic: National Slate Museum - Vertical Lift Headgear / Winding Engine House
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/02/2017 23:35:29   Subject: National Slate Museum - Vertical Lift Headgear / Winding Engine House
Thanks for the feedback on this it is a shame that the building is all sealed up - there is clearly machinery in there as a shaft protrudes on the lake side of the building.

Googling the we
Topic: National Slate Museum - Vertical Lift Headgear / Winding Engine House
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/02/2017 17:51:38   Subject: National Slate Museum - Vertical Lift Headgear / Winding Engine House
I have been to the National Slate Museum several times over the years but have headed straight into the Museum or had a mooch around some of the trails and paths on the hillside.

Yesterday
Topic: Wheal Grenville, near Camborne
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/04/2016 11:45:44   Subject: Wheal Grenville, near Camborne
Some photographs that I took at Fortescue's Shaft at Wheal Grenville Mine near Camborne on April 07, 2016.

http://www.jhluxton.com/Industrial-Archaeology/Mines-of-Devon-Cornwall/Wheal-Grenv
Topic: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
jhluxton

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2015 19:53:21   Subject: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
I was going to also post advising of this threat from the EU.

However, I think we should acknowledge the fact that the majority of EU countries do not have restrictions and that a well mea
Topic: Personal Album of Blackcraig1 (album) - Poldark 2015 screen captures.
jhluxton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/06/2015 14:00:31   Subject: Personal Album of Blackcraig1 (album) - Poldark 2015 screen captures.
Thanks for this gives one time to really study the images rather than the fleeting glimpses one gets on screen.

The producers certainly went to a lot of trouble to reconstruct digitally the
Topic: East Pool Mine Photographs
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/06/2015 16:41:32   Subject: East Pool Mine Photographs
Here is a collection of photographs taken at Taylor's Shaft, East Pool Mine in August 2009.

http://www.jhluxton.com/Industrial-Archaeology/Mines-of-Devon-Cornwall/East-Pool-Mine/

Topic: Botallack and Levant Mines - May 2015
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/06/2015 16:37:35   Subject: Botallack and Levant Mines - May 2015
I have uploaded to galleries of photographs taken on a visit to both Botallack and Levant Mines in late May 2015.

Levant:

http://www.jhluxton.com/Industrial-Archaeology/Mines-of-
Topic: Kelly Mine, Devon in 2010
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/05/2015 15:47:40   Subject: Kelly Mine, Devon in 2010
I have just been reorganising my web site and moved some directories.

I have realised that I have not posted a link here before to my gallery of Kelly Mine photographed five years ago whic
Topic: Tin Mine Tavern, Trewellard, Pendeen
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/05/2015 12:09:15   Subject: Tin Mine Tavern, Trewellard, Pendeen
Just done some googling and there are some images on line. Apparently the place was open as early as the mid 1950s with a Francis Frith period print of the interior dated 1955.

Also found o
Topic: Tin Mine Tavern, Trewellard, Pendeen
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/05/2015 11:19:00   Subject: Tin Mine Tavern, Trewellard, Pendeen
Reading Dickie Bird's Bradford Barton comments made me think of the "Tin Mine Tavern" at Trewellard, Pendeen.

Just wonder if any other members of the group remember it?

Back in t
Topic: Denys Bradford Barton
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/05/2015 10:55:51   Subject: Denys Bradford Barton
My parents started buying me Bradford Barton / Tor Mark books as a youngster on holidays in Cornwall in the late 1960s. I think the first was bought for me at the Tin Mine Tavern, Trewellard.

Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/05/2015 16:59:29   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
The Gloucestershire house and also the location of the chapel where Ross and Demelza married is Chevanage House, which is open to the public on selected days.

http://www.chavenage.com/
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/05/2015 23:31:27   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Despite some of the technical howlers in the new Poldark series, (There were quite a few in the original series - though one didn't get to see the mines as much in that.) there is bound to be a positi
Topic: Dinorwic Quarry / National Slate Museum
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/09/2014 14:22:50   Subject: Dinorwic Quarry / National Slate Museum
During August I paid to visits to the Dinorwic Quarry Workshops at Gilfach Ddu for the first time in many years and took quite a few photos which I have posted on line at:

http://jhlphotogr
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/06/2014 22:51:19   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
From a picture posted on The Poldark 2015 Facebook Page it appears that filming of the new series will take place around Wheal Owles, a replica horse whim appears to have been erected and the engine h
Topic: Giew Mine Conservation Date?
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/06/2013 20:29:40   Subject: Giew Mine Conservation Date?
I have posted 10 pictures taken of Frank's Shaft Engine House whilst conservation work was in progress to my SmugMug Gallery.

http://www.jhluxton.com/organize/The-35mm-Film-Archive/Mines-of
Topic: Giew Mine Conservation Date?
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/06/2013 23:29:15   Subject: Giew Mine Conservation Date?
Thanks for helping me pin down the year the work was done.
I'll upload the photos I took tomorrow evening.

John
Topic: Giew Mine Conservation Date?
jhluxton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/06/2013 21:17:56   Subject: Giew Mine Conservation Date?
I have just come across some negatives which I took in the early 1990s of conservation work underway at Giew Mine, Between St. Ives and Nancledra.

Can anyone confirm what year that this wo
Topic: Talargoch Clive engine house to be restored
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2012 12:46:16   Subject: Talargoch Clive engine house to be restored
From BBC - March 23

19th Century engine building used to pump water out of a Denbighshire mine is being restored.

Clive Engine House has stood unused for more than 120 years afte
Topic: Break-in at Dorothea Engine House
jhluxton

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/08/2010 15:24:23   Subject: Break-in at Dorothea Engine House
Only just joined adit-now but I have been interesting in Industrial Archaeology for years.

Back in the summer of 1989 I went to Dorothea to photograph the engine house. To me it looked that
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