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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
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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.
Topic: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
Yorkshireman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/03/2016 12:32:22   Subject: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
Here's the walk that takes it in:

http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/village-trails

Click on Hartington to Pilsbury Castle for the PDF

Topic: Site identification - east of Rochdale
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2016 10:18:14   Subject: Site identification - east of Rochdale
That looks to be the one.
Topic: Site identification - east of Rochdale
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2016 09:57:06   Subject: Site identification - east of Rochdale
Bit of guesswork - the site is just off Schofield Hall Road

http://nmrs.org.uk/mines/coal/lancashire/oldham/schofield.html

Schofield Hall Colliery (1854-1901)
This small dri
Topic: Carrock Fell (mid 70''s - 80''s) (photo)
Yorkshireman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/03/2016 14:01:48   Subject: Carrock Fell (mid 70''s - 80''s) (photo)
That sounds as if a couple of chunks of what I always thought was Galena may turn out to be mispickel..

I have an excuse - I worked over 30 years as a geophysicist, not as a geologist;)
Topic: Carrock Fell (mid 70''s - 80''s) (photo)
Yorkshireman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/03/2016 10:35:42   Subject: Carrock Fell (mid 70''s - 80''s) (photo)
[quote="AR"][quote="Yorkshireman"]BTW: Agricola calls it "Mistpuckel"

Personally, I don’t believe it - but what does mispickel actually look like? (a spiky crystalline form could explain th
Topic: Carrock Fell (mid 70''s - 80''s) (photo)
Yorkshireman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/03/2016 22:07:02   Subject: Carrock Fell (mid 70''s - 80''s) (photo)
BTW: Agricola calls it "Mistpuckel"

This puts a whole new light on it, as that translates from new German as a - wait for it - LOAD, PILE or LUMP OF SHITE!

Personally, I don’t be
Topic: Carrock Fell (mid 70''s - 80''s) (photo)
Yorkshireman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/03/2016 00:31:45   Subject: Carrock Fell (mid 70''s - 80''s) (photo)
Hi,

Pickel generally means spot (as in skin conditions) or a spike as in a Pickelhaube helmet.

It can also mean hump or lump (old German Pückel or new German Buckel), a humpback
Topic: Nenthead Traction engine (photo)
Yorkshireman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/02/2016 22:57:49   Subject: Nenthead Traction engine (photo)
[quote="PeteJ"]It seems that they were agents - the locos carried Ruhrthaler plates[/quote]

The Locomotive Magazine February 1913

In the February issue there was an illustration
Topic: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
Yorkshireman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/02/2016 00:08:11   Subject: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
Here's what it really costs!

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/T6-Tactical-Flashlight-Bulb-Zoom-riding_1935227704.html?spm=a2700.7724856.35.1.Lc74ny
Topic: Historic Photographs Of High Skears (album)
Yorkshireman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/02/2016 10:44:24   Subject: Historic Photographs Of High Skears (album)
Interesting,

the German word for flint and chert is "Feuerstein" (firestone)
Topic: Colliery Winding House
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2016 14:47:19   Subject: Colliery Winding House
This accident report indicates that the pumping engine had two boilers:

"26 Nov 1833, Engineman, killed by the bursting of one of the boilers of the main pumping engine"

Source:
Topic: Sir Francis Level in 3D
Yorkshireman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/01/2016 23:00:46   Subject: Sir Francis Level in 3D
Brilliant!!

Only one small niggle about the commentary - please replace "is clearly still visible" with "is still clearly visible".

"dams outside the mine" may sound better as "d
Topic: Cornish Hush Mine
Yorkshireman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/01/2016 16:20:17   Subject: Cornish Hush Mine
Here's the picture for a reenactment from the Beamish site

http://beamishtransportonline.co.uk/2012/07/on-the-trail-of-samson-the-tramway-from-whitfield-brow-to-cornish-hush-mine/

Topic: Kilton mine photo - map for orientation
Yorkshireman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/01/2016 10:29:24   Subject: Kilton mine photo - map for orientation
Hi,

just posted a map for orientation of the photo of Kilton Mine posted by Jim MacPherson.

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Kilton-Mine-Early-1970S_103599/

http://www.a
Topic: M62 Sinkhole
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2015 12:04:55   Subject: M62 Sinkhole
Hi Roger,

beein fra Leeds, I ken read raht an all.

(Ah can spell Hebden, too - mi sister ez an 'ous thier);)

Bit too much Christmas cheer in Cleckhuddersfax?

Topic: M62 Sinkhole
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2015 11:28:09   Subject: M62 Sinkhole
Flooding report: must have been a powerful surge of water to move the place that far.

Caption from the Mirror.

"Tragic: A car underwater as the River Calder bursts its banks in M
Topic: Allenheads gallery
Yorkshireman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/12/2015 16:04:40   Subject: Allenheads gallery
Hi Jim,

I took a look at the misty one - there's not much to be got out of it. It's in the gallery now - with the credit you requested.

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Allenheads-
Topic: Allenheads gallery
Yorkshireman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/12/2015 13:57:28   Subject: Allenheads gallery
I had nowt much to do today, so I took a crack at cleaning up a couple of the photos in the Allenheads gallery.

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Album/Historic-Photographs-Of-Allenheads_4248/
Topic: Sad day.
Yorkshireman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2015 23:00:35   Subject: Sad day.
It was even on the main evening news on most TV channels in Germany.

The end is in sight here, too - Marl (Auguste Victoria), also closed today - the first of the last three collieries in G
Topic: New member - coal mining in Yorkshire woods
Yorkshireman

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/11/2015 11:05:09   Subject: New member - coal mining in Yorkshire woods
"There are opencast workings in the Hoyland Bank woods to the immediate south of Billham Shrogg (a superb name by the way ........ anyone know its origins?). "

Apparently, it's Old Middle-E
Topic: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
Yorkshireman

Forum: South East England   Posted: 05/11/2015 08:48:22   Subject: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
Hope I'm not repeating information already posted, but this could be interesting:

http://tinyurl.com/pxbw9hr

Ooops - looks like grahami already posted some of this!

Ch
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