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Topic: Mining at Hunsworth /Bradford
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2020 21:38:32   Subject: Mining at Hunsworth /Bradford
Seems to have disappeared completely.

In fact, I can't find any of Brian (btironman aka Ironworks) Thorp's excellently researched work and maps anywhere on the web.

Cheers
Topic: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
Yorkshireman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/08/2020 13:29:42   Subject: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
Quote: the air started to get bad so tested it with a lighter

Famous last words?

I'm not really a great fan of watching people in overalls trudging through muddy passages, but a
Topic: Sigafoos Rotary Tunneler
Yorkshireman

Forum: North America   Posted: 07/08/2020 23:05:27   Subject: Sigafoos Rotary Tunneler
Russell B. Sigafoos, "Rotary tunneling machine," U.S. Patent 901,392 (filed: May 18, 1907; issued: October 20, 1908).

Source: Wikipedia Tunnel Boring Machine - Notes

Download the
Topic: Gleadless, Sheffield - Mystery Excavations
Yorkshireman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/07/2020 19:14:19   Subject: Gleadless, Sheffield - Mystery Excavations
About the half-cylindrical enclosures.

Small enclosures like these were erected to protect plants grown on hillsides against cold air rolling down into the valley.

In the past, a
Topic: Copper production, Clogau/Vigra
Yorkshireman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/07/2020 16:35:43   Subject: Copper production, Clogau/Vigra
More information:
https://tinyurl.com/yxds37ja
https://tinyurl.com/y2qjwwv2 (Sundry places)
Topic: Copper production, Clogau/Vigra
Yorkshireman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/07/2020 09:13:08   Subject: Copper production, Clogau/Vigra
I found this.
Copper ore and metal production figures for "Vigra and Cloga" (Clogau?) for 1845 to 1846 are on the last page of the PDF

https://www.nmrs.org.uk/assets/pdf/BM8/BM8-40-42
Topic: Gleadless, Sheffield - Mystery Excavations
Yorkshireman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/07/2020 09:35:51   Subject: Gleadless, Sheffield - Mystery Excavations
Yes. you are right.

BTW, here's an interesting study on the area:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254219630_The_archaeology_of_woodland_landscapes_Issues_for_managers_ba
Topic: Gleadless, Sheffield - Mystery Excavations
Yorkshireman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/07/2020 22:45:00   Subject: Gleadless, Sheffield - Mystery Excavations
Perhaps the name "Meers Brook" is a giveaway?

The term meer denoting a customary measure of land containing lead ore.

High levels of calcium (fluorite/fluorspar) and lead could i
Topic: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
Yorkshireman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/07/2020 21:51:20   Subject: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
Just an idea: The line of oval depressions looks like a series of catchment ponds for a waterwheel at the bottom of the scarp - similar to many in the Harz mountains of Germany - the so-called Wasserr
Topic: Powdered milk
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2020 09:20:17   Subject: Powdered milk
Big, soft and rolled up with whatever filling you like - sweet or savoury - luvverly!!

Oatcakes are apparently experiencing a revival in the Potteries

This is how I remember them
Topic: Powdered milk
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2020 08:56:10   Subject: Powdered milk
Oatcakes for breakfast, with cheese or bacon and beans - there was a great shop just down Lightwood Road from my flat.

Lockett's Oatcake Shop in Lightwood Road

http://www.thepott
Topic: Powdered milk
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/07/2020 23:26:27   Subject: Powdered milk
A bit of mining history:)

The best (and possibly biggest) mug of tea I ever had - with fresh milk and enough sugar to stand a spoon in - was after a prolonged trip down Florence Colliery in
Topic: Powdered milk
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/07/2020 14:00:49   Subject: Powdered milk
There's a product made in Germany called "Sucofin Magermilchpulver" (skimmed milk powder).

Tastes just like the real thing when its reconstituted with water and then added to coffee or tea
Topic: German Book on mining safety from 1927
Yorkshireman

Forum: Europe   Posted: 08/07/2020 09:39:15   Subject: German Book on mining safety from 1927
Guten Morgen:)

A quick & dirty translation of the cover for you:

Mine Safety
Journal on the risks of mining accidents and how to prevent them. (or: risks of mining accidents
Topic: Hodbarrow 20th July 1967 (photo)
Yorkshireman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/06/2020 21:42:30   Subject: Hodbarrow 20th July 1967 (photo)
Snipey is preserved

https://preservedbritishsteamlocomotives.com/neilson-co-works-no-4004-hodbarrow-no-6-snipey-0-4-0ct/

Cheers

Photograph:

[link]89688[link
Topic: Unknown pit near Denholme?
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2019 22:53:34   Subject: Unknown pit near Denholme?
[quote="r1xlx"]New Road Colliery is in the field next to Anns, behind the hedge and through the tube steel gate.
Site across road has been there a long time .
Foot and mouth cows all burned
Topic: Deep shaft at Keelham, Denholme,
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2019 22:54:39   Subject: Deep shaft at Keelham, Denholme,
Sorry, Cragg Top Pit is actually just off Cragg Lane, the location you pinned seems to be the shaft for Denholme Clough Colliery.

Had to work out how to get the link to work for me - the an
Topic: Unknown pit near Denholme?
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2019 22:41:38   Subject: Unknown pit near Denholme?
Just took a look at the timeline in GE.

The site across the road from the pit was still undeveloped in January 2009. It was completely stripped of vegetation and graded by September 2011 an
Topic: Deep shaft at Keelham, Denholme,
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2019 07:30:09   Subject: Deep shaft at Keelham, Denholme,
I have it as Cragg Top Pit in my records.

There is another shaft on the site of Denholme Clough Quarry,
Denholme Clough Colliery, and an unnamed shaft on the left of the road just ove
Topic: Unknown pit near Denholme?
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2019 13:07:14   Subject: Unknown pit near Denholme?
The shaft location I have for New Road Colliery is in the field next to Ann's Farmhouse. Not sure whether it's absolutely correct. Of course, they could have tipped the spoil on the other side of the
Topic: Unknown pit near Denholme?
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2019 16:47:05   Subject: Unknown pit near Denholme?
I know of two pits just off Thornton Road.

Out of Keelham on the left when heading for Bradford on Thornton Road is New Road Colliery. Further on, on the right, is New Pit/New Roadside Coll
Topic: Cromford Canal
Yorkshireman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2019 15:04:46   Subject: Cromford Canal
https://tinyurl.com/tspozrv

This PDF flyer seems to pretty much cover the area you'll be in with a map of trails, tracks, cycleways and interesting information about places and stops along
Topic: Early mine carts
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2019 22:15:03   Subject: Early mine carts
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="Yorkshireman"]

Rail length: 1 yard
Weight: 27,25 kg
Gauge: 5 ft – to cater for the gauge of road carts

(I wasn't aware that there was
Topic: Early mine carts
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2019 17:40:17   Subject: Early mine carts
Nice shots - I saw them last time I took a trip to Berlin, only an hour or so by train from here in Hanover.

Slightly adjusted translation (it's my job)

L-shaped cast iron rails<
Topic: Mine pop videos
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2019 09:17:06   Subject: Mine pop videos
Quite a few

Mining and quarrying (and just about everything else)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlY90lG_Fuw

Love this cartoon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytWz0qVv
Topic: Farnley workings (photo)
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2018 22:02:56   Subject: Farnley workings (photo)
Must be the one I have on my map as Beulah Pit - one adit and three shafts in a line more or less NW to SE

There is a reference to another Beulah Pit on my map at the bottom of Roker Lane -
Topic: Farnley workings (photo)
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2018 20:46:22   Subject: Farnley workings (photo)
Sorry, nothing but the map.

This thread about Farnley was on here a while back

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=6406&pid=2#msg106280
Topic: Farnley workings (photo)
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2018 18:50:27   Subject: Farnley workings (photo)
Could be along Back Lane (between Moor Top and the Beulah) or on Tong Lane (or between the two in Nan Whin's Wood aka Sykes Wood) - I'm sure we crawled into it as kids in the 1960s - lots of nasty cru
Topic: Low Moor / Bierley / Oakenshaw
Yorkshireman

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2018 22:22:37   Subject: Low Moor / Bierley / Oakenshaw
Excellent stuff!!

I wish I had had that when I began researching the Low Moor area for my map 10 years ago (the map currently covers the area from around Shipley in the north to Penistone i
Topic: Low Moor / Bierley / Oakenshaw
Yorkshireman

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2018 09:32:11   Subject: Low Moor / Bierley / Oakenshaw
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/SuperSize/Oakenshaw-Area_115888/

Here's an excerpt from my map of the area showing shafts, named pits and tramways/railways - tell me exactly the area you're looki
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Yorkshireman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/05/2018 22:56:53   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
[quote="Horsemaddad"]Hello Pete, a covert video camera is the way to go I think. Mark H. (ebgb) is an expert at this kind of 'techie business' -I'm sure he will be along shortly. He'll be able to give
Topic: Mining term: Bouse
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2017 11:35:00   Subject: Mining term: Bouse
[quote="D.Send"]Hi Y-man,
Yes, in french we also have the common word 'boue', which means mud, muck or sludge, first recorded 'boe' (11th C), itself derivated from the gaulois 'bau'. The plural
Topic: Mining term: Bouse
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/09/2017 12:26:22   Subject: Mining term: Bouse
Yes Mark,
certainly a feasible origin.

Nordic words like gate, ginnel, skep etc. are anything but rare in Yorkshire and the northern counties.

That aside, were the Nordic "
Topic: Mining term: Bouse
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/09/2017 08:36:04   Subject: Mining term: Bouse
Sorry John,
that’s not quite right.

Quote from Aldahar’s post:

"Anyone know the "origin" of the word "bouse"?"

That's what the various suggestions have been about
Topic: Mining term: Bouse
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/09/2017 08:36:26   Subject: Mining term: Bouse
Just a guess, but couldn’t the root of "bouse" be more likely to come from the German "bau" as used in "Abbau", i.e what is mined, winnings (des Abbaus = pertaining to what is mined).

Many
Topic: Correcting colour on old images
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2017 20:33:58   Subject: Correcting colour on old images - blue sky
Hi Jim,

Found a couple of minutes (actually a little longer) to tweak JF MacPherson’s shot of Providence Smelt Mill.

It's here: https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Providence-Smelt-M
Topic: Correcting colour on old images
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/08/2017 00:00:08   Subject: Correcting colour on old images
If you have mountains of photos to work through, it's well worth taking a look at a subscription for Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. I believe the most recent package price is around 9 pounds a m
Topic: Whats this? (photo)
Yorkshireman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/03/2017 23:16:31   Subject: Whats this? (photo)
Looks to me like some kind of stay with holes for wire ropes/cables.

Is there any sign of a construction near it that might have been stabilised with "guy ropes"?
Topic: Expedition of 2017 to Kyrgyzstan to explore the ancient cave mine in August-September
Yorkshireman

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 23/03/2017 08:43:40   Subject: Expedition of 2017 to Kyrgyzstan to explore the ancient cave mine in August-September
It might just be carabiners;)

Or Italian Police officers?
Topic: Our Industrial Heartland - Cleveland Ironstone
Yorkshireman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/03/2017 23:20:00   Subject: Our Industrial Heartland - Cleveland Ironstone
Congratulations!!

Hope it also brings you the chance to convince people (i.e. investors/sponsors) how fantastic an industrial museum at Skelton Park would be!!

Cheers from an exp
Topic: Birkenshaw Colliery Coal Mine
Yorkshireman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/09/2016 15:08:45   Subject: Birkenshaw Colliery Coal Mine
Hi Mr Stone

This may help:

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Birkenshaw-Area-Pits_108213/

This map goes a bit further north - nothing much along Station Lane, though:(
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Whitesike (album)
Yorkshireman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/09/2016 13:17:12   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Whitesike (album)
Hi all,

I just merged the two halves of the Whitesike dressing floor photos PeteJ posted a while ago. Acknowledgements to Ian Forbes for the originals.

Works a treat in Adobe Li
Topic: Nice trick in Photoshop!!
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2016 16:55:05   Subject: Nice trick in Photoshop!!
Thanks nik,

Sounds good, I think I'll try it.

I had a bunch of slides that got rained on - on a light table under the open attic window - does the stuff remove dried out rain spo
Topic: Nice trick in Photoshop!!
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2016 00:43:45   Subject: Nice trick in Photoshop!!
Yes, cleanliness really is next to godliness when you’re scanning hundreds or thousands of slides;)

I used to have a bottle of cleaner for super 8 film that did a wonderful job, unfortunate
Topic: Nice trick in Photoshop!!
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/08/2016 22:20:14   Subject: Nice trick in Photoshop!!
Take a look at the new version of the photo of Dosey Level by John McPherson posted in the gallery . I was thoroughly gobsmacked by the result and how easy it was to do.

http://www.aditnow.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2016 17:20:02   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[/quote]

To correct you there, you are thinking of [b][i]pumped storage[/i][/b] hydro electric schemes. They pump water up (generally at night, but not always) and let it down again when de
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2016 00:17:52   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]What we need is a massive cull. Starting with the whole middle east and north africa.
[/quote]

Just as a matter of interest, do you happen to ha
Topic: Potentially useful gadget
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2016 12:06:38   Subject: Potentially useful gadget
[quote="rufenig"]Probably better off dowsing! :lol:

I bet that device needs a serious number crunching computer to get results.[/quote]

Geophysics uses/used some of the most powe
Topic: Potentially useful gadget
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2016 11:00:32   Subject: Potentially useful gadget
[quote="sinker"]
The results depend on applying "terrain corrections" to the readings

[/quote]

The nastiest, and unfortunately one of the most decisive, bits of seismic data
Topic: Quiz
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2016 10:19:26   Subject: Quiz
Bellend:

So it should, it s the German word for barking - as in dogs, not mad.
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