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Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
Red78

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/08/2019 21:11:29   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
No damage in GG, the rain missed the upper dale.
Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
Red78

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/08/2019 17:26:39   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
Any chance you can reopen How Mine Adit as well? It has vanished.

Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
Red78

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/08/2019 11:38:27   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
You've all probably seen the coverage of the flooding in Swaledale on the 30th July around Grinton, Fremmington & Reeth (and Arkengarthdale), and you might be wondering what the concequences it has ha
Topic: Haverdale Mines
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2018 19:57:10   Subject: Haverdale Mines
[quote="royfellows"]1878 Factory Act: Quarrys are any place not being a mine in which persons work in getting slate, stone, coal or other minerals. Which begs the question: what is a mine??

Topic: Haverdale Mines
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2018 18:35:48   Subject: Haverdale Mines
Just been having a look at the gallery of photo's for Haverdale Mine in Crackpot Gill. I was up that way at the weekend chatting to a couple of local farmers, one of whoms forebears had owned the mine
Topic: Bat rabies
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2018 11:24:47   Subject: Bat rabies
Have you given up stakes tho? or Garlic on yer pizza? ;D
Topic: Old Quarry.
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2018 00:06:53   Subject: Old Quarry.
Strange you should recall how the column change gear was a bit of a nightmare. My father once drove a CA for a Motor Garage and has regaled tales of the day he when for the next gear and the column ch
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Here it is!
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2018 20:34:11   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Here it is!
Cracking job, only thing is, the "other half" doesn't really approve of me going underground, and would rather I have a calender of ladies in their undergarments than a mining one.;)
Topic: Hello from the Derwent Valley North Pennines
Red78

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/11/2018 20:28:33   Subject: Hello from the Derwent Valley North Pennines
I'm not an expert in the area, but if you head along to the Nenthead Mines near Alston, I'm sure you'll bump into a couple of guys that are.
Topic: Great Langdale - what’s to see?
Red78

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/11/2018 20:26:52   Subject: Great Langdale - what’s to see?
Beg, borrow or steal a copy of EG Holland's Coniston Copper Mines Field Guide, it has really nice descriptions of the mines & the "pitfalls", inside & out.
If you get beyond the Tilberthwaite Min
Topic: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2018 20:18:38   Subject: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
Hi BC,
If the weather holds and the mists don't come in, and you don't get eaten by the black hound of Dartmoor! Then there are a few nice surface remains at Cherry Brook Gun Powder Works.. but
Topic: Mystery Mines
Red78

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/06/2018 18:16:35   Subject: Mystery Mines
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]Possibly zinc, for some reason there is a mine located east of Hudeshope Beck about half a mile east of Skears limekilns called Wynch Bridge Zinc Trial on AN, no photos or det
Topic: Mystery Mines
Red78

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/06/2018 17:03:59   Subject: Mystery Mines
Yes, but although it says trial, do you know what they were trialing for?
Topic: Mystery Mines
Red78

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/06/2018 16:31:24   Subject: Mystery Mines
Does anyone have any info on some mines near Holwick in Teesdale. They don't appear to be lead mines. On old maps they are written as "Old Quarry" & "Old Tips" but they are definely adits. They are lo
Topic: Old Iron Mines
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2018 21:29:09   Subject: Old Iron Mines
[quote="rikj"]These ones?

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1005786

the original references are given at the end, maybe more info there. They would make
Topic: Old Iron Mines
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2017 18:38:02   Subject: Old Iron Mines
Anyone know if there is any information, books leaflets etc about the Old Iron Mines near Emley Woodhouse? There are over 100 shafts and pits marked over 3 sites.
Topic: Outsiders first post - a little help please
Red78

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/12/2017 18:32:50   Subject: Outsiders first post - a little help please
If you're really stuck, and would like to experience quite how dark it can be inside a mine, pop down to the National Coal Mining Museum just off the M1 between Barnsley & Wakefield, they'll take you
Topic: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2017 12:21:31   Subject: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
[quote="devondorset"]Pcg have very little locked,most stuff is open and accessible and nothing to do with them anyway . I'm in pcg,but the club is not very active these days. Also in dcme I which gets
Topic: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/09/2017 17:28:59   Subject: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
I'm off for a week to the SW land and wonder if there was anything I should particually look out for?

I have a few old guide books: The Mines & Mineral Railways of E. Cornwall & W. Devon (D
Topic: Black Ark - White Force
Red78

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/09/2017 17:01:38   Subject: Black Ark - White Force
Cheers for that, hmm 200 metres, the book says over 300 but I suppose it could be wrong. Did you see any mineralization?
8-)
Topic: Black Ark - White Force
Red78

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/09/2017 12:06:42   Subject: Black Ark - White Force
Anyone been in here?
I was in the area back in April, but have only just started going through my photo's...so many taken, not enough time to process them all.
Topic: National Library of Scotland 25 Inch maps
Red78

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 07/09/2017 12:02:19   Subject: National Library of Scotland 25 Inch maps
[quote="PeteJ"]Maps now cover the north of England.[/quote]



Not all, a lot of rural upland area's are still blank-itty blank!
Six Inch is still the best for coverage. :flo
Topic: A (not very) interesting discovery
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/10/2016 00:32:51   Subject: A (not very) interesting discovery
[quote="davetidza"]Hi Adam, Whilst in my present state I have been playing about in the ADS downloads of the DAS Journals. In 1893 there is a reference to 'Wind Arse Road' near Little Chester!!!!!
Topic: Unknown Mine - Great Shunner Fell / Great Sleddale
Red78

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/04/2015 20:56:18   Subject: Unknown Mine - Great Shunner Fell / Great Sleddale
Having read the description that seem to be a perfect fit.
Even down to the deads that were in the spoil heap.

How do I post pics to an album? I have about 10 photo's on my drive.
Topic: Unknown Mine - Great Shunner Fell / Great Sleddale
Red78

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/04/2015 23:38:15   Subject: Unknown Mine - Great Shunner Fell / Great Sleddale
Hello to the knowledgeable ones...
I took a very squelchy walk up the backside of Great Shunner Fell, via Great Sled Dale and came across what I presume are old lead mines... but then I could be
Topic: Information Required - Justice Level, Arkengarthdale
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2013 13:32:29   Subject: Information Required - Justice Level, Arkengarthdale
[quote="RJV"][quote="mikehiggins"]Doesn't sound like the Buckden Gavel that I know![/quote]

Absolutely. Like many a place you get out of it what you put into it. If you do nothing but walk
Topic: First one down, next one to go!
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2013 11:43:49   Subject: First one down, next one to go!
Yep, that's the one, you found on street view. :thumbup:
Topic: First one down, next one to go!
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2013 23:22:51   Subject: First one down, next one to go!
[b]Anyone got any info on my next mine discovery?
Saw this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51368278@N08/9251036972/
from my car, so walked back up & took a snap of it through a fence. It is on
Topic: Information Required - Justice Level, Arkengarthdale
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2013 22:53:30   Subject: Information Required - Justice Level, Arkengarthdale
Thanks everybody. Really useful snippets. I don't usually go inside the mines.
Tho I did recently have a look inside the Buckden Gavel Mine in Wharfedale, which was a bit disappointing, lots of
Topic: Information Required - Justice Level, Arkengarthdale
Red78

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2013 14:14:33   Subject: Information Required - Justice Level, Arkengarthdale
Hi, I'm not new, but it has been an age since I was last here.
I'm trying to find out information on a mine I stumbled across whilst out walking.
As far as I can discover the mine or adit
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