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Topic: Oldham charger frames
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2016 08:39:18   Subject: Oldham charger frames
Friend of mine has at least three ten banks complete with lamps in his man cave , from Kellingley
Topic: Wingfield Manor Colliery
Aditaddict

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/08/2016 19:08:23   Subject: Wingfield Manor Colliery
I know its been six years , but yes colliery plates do exist for Wingfield Manor,But you probably have one by now lol
https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/bamfords/catalogue-id-
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2016 07:18:08   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
[quote="John Mason"][quote="ChrisJC"]Err what will it achieve?

Chris.
[/quote]

I wonder how many times the Hillsborough families were asked the same thing over the years...[
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2016 07:12:33   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
:thumbup:[quote="John Mason"][quote="ChrisJC"]Err what will it achieve?

Chris.
[/quote]

I wonder how many times the Hillsborough families were asked the same thing over the
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2016 10:11:01   Subject: Orgreave / strike petition
The more the merrier :thumbup:
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2016 09:10:00   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
There is a petition on petition parliament for an enquiry into what went on at Orgreave during the miners strike & into the now much discredited South Yorkshire police's handling of it , please help t
Topic: Anyone we know?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2016 20:29:22   Subject: Anyone we know?
She started it Lol:lol:
Topic: Anyone we know?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2016 20:08:12   Subject: Anyone we know?
So like I said you are quite happy that caving was invented in 1957 , and as a result of this nobody in the history of caving died at this cave before its invention ?
Topic: Anyone we know?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2016 09:10:15   Subject: Anyone we know?
Porth-yr-ogof , There have been 11 deaths since 1957 , so assuming caving wasn't invented in 1957,and equipment & expertise haven't deteriorated since 1957 , I think its safe to say that there is a ca
Topic: Flying Scotsman
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2016 17:32:35   Subject: Flying Scotsman
Years ago it was privately owned by I think Lord McAlpine ? , it was always at Steam Town Railway workshops / museum in Carnforth ,with about 50 other loco's, if no one was looking ,you could climb o
Topic: New Programme on TV
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2016 01:04:09   Subject: New Programme on TV
A series called Mine Kings starts on 14th of March on National Geographic
going off the trailer , it looks like an underground version of GoldRush,UkonGold etc ,except these guys look like they s
Topic: Flying Scotsman
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2016 19:28:37   Subject: Flying Scotsman
They still don't believe life exists outside the M25 ring;D
Topic: Flying Scotsman
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2016 18:24:51   Subject: Flying Scotsman
Strange how they were calling it ,its maiden run after the 10 year restoration just because it was in London
It was refurbished in Bury nr Manchester & was pulling carriages on the local rail pre
Topic: Colliery name query
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2016 08:44:54   Subject: Colliery name query
When I saw the thread, my immediate thoughts were similar to the last post , that other collieries in the coalfield would be linked to the "Main colliery" for safety reasons & speed of extraction of t
Topic: King Coal
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2016 23:38:12   Subject: King Coal
We get use to a few big lumps of nutty slack up here in Lancashire

Imagine the fun these guys had extracting this 11 ton lump from the bowels
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28709338@N0
Topic: Miners bravery medal and awards
Aditaddict

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 29/10/2015 15:01:25   Subject: Miners bravery medal and awards
Thanks Chris ,Great stuff ,these brave men should never be forgotten
Just a thought ,i'm not very good with computers, but you can copy photos of those medals as I have copied photos off that sit
Topic: Miners bravery medal and awards
Aditaddict

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/10/2015 20:11:17   Subject: Miners bravery medal and awards
There is a huge collection of mining /miners medals and bravery awards ,coming up for auction in London next month
there are about 30 lots some relating to some of the worst mining disasters in
Topic: Dinorwic sign
Aditaddict

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 28/10/2015 09:00:42   Subject: Dinorwic sign
Ah of course, I forgot about them
Topic: Dinorwic sign
Aditaddict

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 28/10/2015 09:00:13   Subject: Dinorwic sign
Ah of course, I forgot about them
Topic: Dinorwic sign
Aditaddict

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 26/10/2015 18:59:27   Subject: Dinorwic sign
May be Mr Vivian's family bought it ?
Topic: Manor (Wakefield) Coal Mine (mine)
Aditaddict

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 24/10/2015 22:32:46   Subject: Manor (Wakefield) Coal Mine (mine)
Nah!
last post on their website forum was September 2013
Topic: Manor (Wakefield) Coal Mine (mine)
Aditaddict

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 24/10/2015 22:24:55   Subject: Manor (Wakefield) Coal Mine (mine)
Nah!
last post on their website forum was September 2013
Topic: Dinorwic sign
Aditaddict

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 24/10/2015 20:44:36   Subject: Dinorwic sign
Hi bit late I know & don't know whether its been posted but there's a really nice enamel sign on ebay but unfortunately it finishes in 30 mins
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121787648973?_trksid=p2060
Topic: Advice re: Miners Lamp on Ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2015 14:57:45   Subject: Advice re: Miners Lamp on Ebay
Hi did they not have any spares in your lamp room ?
I bet your lamp man had a few
Topic: BAXENDEN COAL MINE
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/07/2015 23:02:58   Subject: BAXENDEN COAL MINE
Must be down to the food Nazis telling us what we can and cant have to eat , super low fat stuff sucks, I have just come back from Northumberland where they still cook chips in beef dripping , it's ch
Topic: BAXENDEN COAL MINE
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/07/2015 22:12:18   Subject: BAXENDEN COAL MINE
If you got an ASDA in north wales , you got Hollands meat pies ,in't freezer cabinets:thumbsup:
Topic: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/07/2015 21:13:12   Subject: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
A great big thank you to Peter (and wife) Nick Rosemary and Gavin great to meet you all and chat about things we all have in common, loved the U/G trip (was amazed at the broad spectrum of ages on the
Topic: Pretoria pit disaster
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/06/2015 21:54:13   Subject: Pretoria pit disaster
Thanks i'll look out for it
Topic: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/06/2015 22:51:50   Subject: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
Anyone know the post code times etc for the open weekend ?

Thanks Andy
Topic: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/06/2015 21:39:23   Subject: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
Thanks Peter Cant remember last time I looked a a grid reference , I usually just look for a spoil tip LoL
I do fancy the open day though, if I can get a look underground , wife will also tag alo
Topic: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/06/2015 21:32:19   Subject: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
Thanks for all the info , I'll give the open day a shot , and take it from there what time and do you have a post code ?
My Oldhams are already on charge lol
Topic: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/06/2015 21:19:54   Subject: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
Thanks guys is it easy to find once in the area , as I have never been there before ?
Topic: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/06/2015 20:39:07   Subject: Nenthead / allendale/Alston area
Hi i'm up in that area at the end of this month , i'm looking for a couple of good walk in mines for a mooch
are most of the bigger ones like Nenthead "Gated" ?
wife will reluctantly be in t
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
Aditaddict

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/05/2015 15:03:49   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
[quote="Morlock"]The T3 (dry charged) had a first fill date, apparently the colliery lamproom man would indent the segments when filled and issued.

[photo]101079[/photo][/quote]Hi thanks fo
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
Aditaddict

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/05/2015 13:05:27   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
[quote="royfellows"][quote="Aditaddict"]
it would appear that Enersys Hawker still make
Oldham lead acid lamps and batteries
[/quote]

No they don't.
But what they do ha
Topic: New caplamp required
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/05/2015 09:35:54   Subject: New caplamp required
Enersys still make original Oldhams ,don't know if anyone in the UK still stocks them (due to decline of mining) but they are still very much alive

http://www.enersys-hawker.com/english/min
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
Aditaddict

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/05/2015 09:26:02   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
Just to update this thread , For anyone who still uses Oldhams
I just found this on Google while searching for something else
it would appear that Enersys Hawker still make
Oldham lead
Topic: Pretoria pit disaster
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/05/2015 20:51:17   Subject: Pretoria pit disaster
I know his is the last one on the list , I was going to use it as an example
Then I saw this one

GREEN William
Age 13. 6 Bowden Street, Deane, Bolton. Lasher-on.
Born in B
Topic: Pretoria pit disaster
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/05/2015 18:44:49   Subject: Pretoria pit disaster
Yes really sad and yet really detailed and interesting right down to the next of kin wages ,before and after (compensation) etc
Even their addresses and Tally numbers , a remarkable and detailed
Topic: Miners Statue
Aditaddict

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/05/2015 10:09:06   Subject: Miners Statue
I know it's really bad
To be fair they intend to put a memorial on the site of every pit along the Irwell valley , and the ones I've seen are pretty good , but that spoils the one next to it any
Topic: Pretoria pit disaster
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/05/2015 10:00:16   Subject: Pretoria pit disaster
I just found this by chance , it might have been on here before but for those who haven't seen it , it is a fascinating yet very sad record of every detail of each and every miner killed in England's
Topic: Miners Statue
Aditaddict

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/05/2015 09:13:54   Subject: Miners Statue
I got to thinking which is the worst mining memorial you have seen , The Friends of Agecroft colliery first built this, which was great

http://www.ivmp.org.uk/image-gallery/1

Bu
Topic: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
Aditaddict

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/04/2015 21:28:24   Subject: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
In the last minute , you can see it waving around on the drum
Topic: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
Aditaddict

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/04/2015 08:54:17   Subject: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
Superb video , all that banging is down to the cut end of the winding rope flapping about
wouldn't you think they would clamp it up ?
Topic: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
Aditaddict

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/04/2015 20:55:56   Subject: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
I believe they used to run it on the first Sunday of every month
But a few years back the gypo's nicked some of the iron pipework
I am assuming they have replaced it by now
I suppose
Topic: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
Aditaddict

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/04/2015 20:29:58   Subject: Hesketh winding engine (photo)
I know its o/t but if you are ever up Lancashire way (ironic that your featured engine was built just a few miles from where this one is sited) This is a huge beast one of the biggest ever used in Bri
Topic: Protector lamps
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/04/2015 20:10:47   Subject: Protector lamps
I'll stick to my Colemans , one bottle lasts me about a year anyway , trouble with that panel wipe , it probably contains silicone and other cleaning type chemicals which could be rather nasty if inha
Topic: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/03/2015 20:51:16   Subject: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
There are millions upon millions of tons of it everywhere , most ex miners cant understand why their pits were closed , with the reserves they still had
Pits were political pawns it would seem ,
Topic: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/03/2015 17:38:59   Subject: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="Aditaddict"]It's finally job done for the Tories
[/quote]

:offtopic::ban:

Chris.
[/quote]Ok i'll balance it up
And 13 years of Labour (
Topic: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/03/2015 16:09:36   Subject: Looks like thats it for deep mined coal
I think it says in the article that Hatfield will limp on until its scheduled closing date of 2016
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