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Topic: N Pennines Staycation
jagman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/10/2020 08:03:17   Subject: N Pennines Staycation
Tin roof or not, its nice to see the building given a fresh lease of life.
Topic: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2020 17:48:58   Subject: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
[quote="royfellows"]
Of course, crumbly shale rains on ones parade somewhat.[/quote]

Or if you are moderately unlucky, on your head and down the back of your collar.
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
jagman

Forum: North America   Posted: 28/06/2020 00:23:23   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
[quote="royfellows"]Hexamine stoves have been used to burn high explosive for a brew up, HE wont go without a det, except at very high temperature.[/quote]

Hexamine is quite closely related
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
jagman

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 18:07:26   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
I like the nonchalant smoking of the fork lift driver as he moved all the explosives about

How much trouble would he get in for doing that these days!
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
jagman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2020 15:40:05   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="caver1"]When was it painted white, and by who? Was it when the caving club used it as a hut?[/quote]

Go Below invested lot of time. money and effort restoring the building.
As
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/05/2020 21:55:45   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="ChrisJC"]I hear a fair bit of complaining here - are we saying that the lockdown should be abandoned?

Chris.
[/quote]

Speaking as somebody in the at risk category, y
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/05/2020 20:15:37   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Les W"]I'm sorry I started this now. I didn't realise how much hate there was in the mine and cave community.
[/quote]

People are emotional Les
How emotional they are is d
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/05/2020 20:03:09   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]They ****ed up big time!! From the very beginning.

Oh! and do you [b][i]really[/i][/b] think BJ had the virus?
[/quote]

Suppose you blame 5G too?
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2020 15:40:22   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="Morlock"]

Agree. Apart from Globalisation and JIT management planned obsolescence will need to be considered more sensibly.
The throw away culture has gone a little too far.[/q
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2020 12:10:20   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="Tamarmole"]Getting back to the mine in the garden thing.

Back in the early 90s I was a post grad at Bournemouth Uni. At weekends I used to play trains at a little village called
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2020 12:07:52   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="sinker"]
".....ask you very nicely to come in for the 4 hours."

No one need know, if you 'voluntarily' wander in now and then

;)

[/quote]

If t
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2020 11:52:02   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="ttxela"]

I think we'll all be back in the short term but I'm less convinced in the long term, we were set up to be the companies European base/training centre and we are somewhat of
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2020 22:28:21   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="ttxela"][quote="NewStuff"]Still working here, don't have a choice in the matter. I'd [i]like[/i] to be off, and earning 80% of my usual income, but that won't happen unless a shutdown for manu
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2020 22:10:38   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="sinker"][quote="ttxela"]

….this takes me probably about 4 hours each week. Since I'm not furloughed I've been asked to use my holiday allowance for the days I don't have to go in...
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2020 15:49:15   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="ttxela"][quote="jagman"][quote="sinker"][quote="jagman"]Lockdown?

Still working, partly at home, partly in the office.

[/quote]

Ahem....me too. Don't shoot me.
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2020 04:59:06   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="sinker"][quote="jagman"]Lockdown?

Still working, partly at home, partly in the office.

[/quote]

Ahem....me too. Don't shoot me. I have reasons.[/quote]
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2020 12:31:32   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
Lockdown?

Still working, partly at home, partly in the office.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2020 14:51:33   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="Blober"][quote="jagman"][quote="colin567"][link]120027[linkphoto]120027[/linkphoto][/link]

Orphan front bumper, found last summer to the North of Allen's Cleugh, on the Northern fla
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2020 14:48:33   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="colin567"][link]120027[linkphoto]120027[/linkphoto][/link]

Orphan front bumper, found last summer to the North of Allen's Cleugh, on the Northern flank of Tynehead Fell. A good Km t
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 17:45:08   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="Mr Mike"]Not strange really, but on a Whiteheaps visit, bloated floating dead rabbit round the corner from the bottom of the access shaft. My friend in his wisdom booted it - can smell it now
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 20:36:18   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Hand cranked butter pat extruder contraption complete with cheese wire cut off in Burlington bunker

In the event of armageddon there was still the facility to make sure your portion of butt
Topic: Images of South Crofty Mine
jagman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/12/2019 20:04:59   Subject: Images of South Crofty Mine
[quote="simontheminer"]thank you so much I guess its pretty unique[/quote]

Particularly with regard to images of miners at work


Topic: Images of South Crofty Mine
jagman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/12/2019 18:07:41   Subject: Images of South Crofty Mine
Pretty impressive pictorial history there!
We worth looking at, thank you
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
jagman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/09/2019 17:13:38   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
[quote="TheCret!n"]Coalcleugh is still very much there.
The adit is bricked up currently.
I believe the Coal Authority plan to treat the water from it.
The local house (I’d assume conta
Topic: Sedling 1960 (photo)
jagman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/08/2019 14:52:00   Subject: Sedling 1960 (photo)
If it's the one we looked at years ago im not sure it was a wheel pit
There was a room off to one side bit it was rubble filled and inaccessible
It was quite Square and not wheel pit shaped<
Topic: Sedling 1960 (photo)
jagman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/08/2019 20:23:17   Subject: Sedling 1960 (photo)
Sedling was next to Burtree Pasture.
The stream is called Sedling Burn I think

I think the wheel pit is under the road up to Burtree, if I remember rightly it was open for a while 12-1
Topic: Coalcleugh (photo)
jagman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/08/2019 14:46:08   Subject: Coalcleugh (photo)
I think that's the next door property a couple of hundred yards away Jim
Not certain as its a good while since I passed that way

The one in the original post is a little further nort
Topic: Coalcleugh (photo)
jagman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/08/2019 14:13:28   Subject: Coalcleugh (photo)
[link]118824[linkphoto]118824[/linkphoto][/link]

Same building from behind

Takes more than a 2nd glance to realise it is the same building!
Topic: Coalcleugh (photo)
jagman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/08/2019 19:49:51   Subject: Coalcleugh (photo)
[quote="christwigg"]I think it was Simon who posted them, they date from 1986 so potentially not there anymore ?
[/quote]

They are, but the picture is deceptive

This the vie
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 14:57:38   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Yes, this was a request for stories. I do see coal as a sort of impossible frontier for exploration. I'm very interested in the geology and that coupled with the
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 10:53:34   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I know this topic is a request for stories, but there is a fair bit of advice popping up understandably. Maybe the advice should be, if in the first place you need to ask what t
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2019 18:40:43   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
[quote="Peter Burgess"]No real anecdotes in coal mines, only one interesting experience in an iron mine at Coalbrookdale many moons ago. Clearly the lack of oxygen, as it was I think, affected a colle
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2019 18:21:01   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
AirProducts guidance on oxygen levels below-
Bear in mind that these figures are for somebody not physically exerting themselves at all.
A North Pennines miner explained it to me that 12-15%
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2019 17:54:26   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
I've done a bit of coal and its fascinating but can be a little sketchy at times.
Please bear in mind I am no expert at all and most of the below is opinion and lacks any science. It may also lac
Topic: Scraithole portal (photo)
jagman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/05/2019 19:59:10   Subject: Scraithole portal (photo)
[quote="PeteJ"]the shaft is still there, the tin has dissolved, ladders long gone, sheep only bones[/quote]

Reassuring to know I'm not going senile then ;D
Topic: Scraithole portal (photo)
jagman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/05/2019 14:45:06   Subject: Scraithole portal (photo)
[quote="legendrider"]Thanks for the clarification, John.

I also did wonder about the second egress, although there is at least one day shaft still open (as evidenced by the British Standa
Topic: Maenofferen
jagman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2019 04:14:23   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Llion"]
Underground trips start in April ;( :( :blink:[/quote]

May be good for the place if it helps preserve it?

What thye doing acces wise? Walking up the inclin
Topic: Cave Diver wanted
jagman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/11/2018 19:15:05   Subject: Cave Diver wanted
Just buy yourself an air tank.
How hard can it be?





;D
Topic: Cambokeel mine
jagman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/11/2018 14:40:55   Subject: Cambokeel mine
Still there

Fed from the decline via a manhole to the left of the portal.

Many years ago a couple of us cleared the pipe so the water flowed through the reedbeds instead of acros
Topic: Nenthead Mill
jagman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/10/2018 17:12:28   Subject: Nenthead Mill
They've been trying to get permission to demolish it for at least 15 years.
Personally I would have preffered to see it retained but it was never really on the cards.

The building has
Topic: Stenlight parts
jagman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2018 21:40:25   Subject: Stenlights
[quote="royfellows"]Drop me an email with your address and I will post it to you. If its any good to you you can drop a few quid to CMT.

Dont bother for bit, I will be getting Paypal up in
Topic: Stenlight parts
jagman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2018 17:08:36   Subject: Stenlights
[quote="royfellows"][quote="SimonRL"][quote="royfellows"]I have four only replacement cables, these would require soldering skills.[/quote]

I think that was 3 battery cables, and 1 old type
Topic: Coniston Mine Bomb
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2018 18:10:13   Subject: Coniston Mine Bomb
[quote="Roy Morton"]Rooting through some paperwork, I came across a copy of an article which related to the finding of a Calor gas cylinder, that had been filled with a home made ANFO type mix, and pl
Topic: bulbs
jagman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/04/2018 22:01:36   Subject: bulbs
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="SimonRL"]Had its own dry ski slope IIRC?[/quote]

Ummm, don't think so, unless I'm mistaken. But I know he did ski hire in the winter. I think it was better trade ba
Topic: Go Below at Wrexham
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2018 09:34:05   Subject: Go Below at Wrexham
[quote="ant89"]As for a name for this new enterprise, how about "Go above"[/quote]

Going Down......
Topic: Go Below at Wrexham
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2018 09:32:47   Subject: Go Below at Wrexham
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="jagman"]How about making your freefall tower look like a headgear?
If you were feeling really adventurous you could drop straight down a shaft.....[/quote]

I r
Topic: Go Below at Wrexham
jagman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/04/2018 19:15:09   Subject: Go Below at Wrexham
How about making your freefall tower look like a headgear?
If you were feeling really adventurous you could drop straight down a shaft.....
Topic: Land Rovers for Sale!
jagman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/02/2018 09:46:39   Subject: Land Rovers for Sale!
[quote="ant89"]So Do I buy 1 new van for work or 4 series 3 and 1 110 landrover's? :lol:
[/quote]

Vans are cheap, do both
Topic: Land Rovers for Sale!
jagman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/02/2018 08:43:44   Subject: Land Rovers for Sale!
How bad is the 110 damage?
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
jagman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/01/2018 20:07:54   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="John Lawson"]ant 89,

I wonder if they are in fact just letting things, happen, in this respect, since GCC could legitimately claim that they have being doing this for years and nobo
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