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Topic: Hang out in Cornwall?
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/02/2020 11:47:50   Subject: Hang out in Cornwall?
I’m a member of CATMHS unfortunately having to live in Cornwall......just returned from Lakes and regretting how I haven’t found any mates to go exploring with down here.
Anyone fancy meeting up?
Topic: Great County Adit
squirrel

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 22/01/2020 21:18:25   Subject: Great County Adit
Thanks, that'll teach me to use Google more wisely!

Still it sparked an interesting chat.

I was hoping to photograph some interesting Cornish surface features but I'm not going t
Topic: Great County Adit
squirrel

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/01/2020 15:42:44   Subject: Great County Adit
On some photos relating to the Great County Adit on the web, there is one particular which features a rock hewn entrance with a rusting compressor/ crusher / engine (hard to tell) outside.

Topic: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
squirrel

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 19/12/2019 23:09:54   Subject: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
It’s a brilliant piece of work which will take pride of place in my collection. Well done CATMHS!
Topic: South Crofty
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2019 12:46:22   Subject: South Crofty
Drove past today for first time in ages. The main winder house is a skeleton, you can see the gantry crane. Is the winder still there and what is happening to it?
Also, on the smaller headgear th
Topic: Chepstow Quarries
squirrel

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/10/2016 16:10:27   Subject: Chepstow Quarries
Can anyone please help me find information about the quarries beside the River Wye above Chepstow in the 1880s through to the 19010s. I am researching James Smart of Chalford (near Stroud, Gloucesters
Topic: Florence Mine 28.09.14 - Winch used for Winding (photo)
squirrel

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/10/2016 18:46:40   Subject: Florence Mine 28.09.14 - Winch used for Winding (photo)
Is this Florence Mine, Egremont? I have been several times but never seen this steam winch - where about is it?

Photograph:

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Topic: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
squirrel

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 23/04/2016 14:44:14   Subject: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
A relatively new one in the Forest of Dean: https://oldindustrial.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/haywood-freemine-shaft/
Topic: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
squirrel

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/02/2016 13:54:37   Subject: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
No idea about the locos. Perhaps Threlkeld will take those to. They have a fair amount of track which looks as though it is expanding.
Topic: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
squirrel

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/02/2016 20:24:54   Subject: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
The dragline has gone to Threlkeld as can be seen on their Facebook page. It will be in safe hands there. I wonder how long it will be before they have it working!
Topic: Storm damage
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2015 19:48:08   Subject: Storm damage
Perhaps I have missed something Legendrider but I don't see where anyone has suggested borrowing a digger for some excavation - have you replied to the wrong post?
Topic: Storm damage
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2015 13:24:48   Subject: Storm damage
Just seen lots of photos are on www.facebook.com/ullswatersteamers

Other mine sites that have suffered with rain up there in the last few years are Threlkeld Mine, Tilberthwaite horse level
Topic: Storm damage
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2015 22:41:08   Subject: Storm damage
Very sad to see the huge amount of flood damage in Cumbria - I lived in the Lakes and saw the 2009 disaster. I have seen reports of serious problems in Glenridding - does anyone know what has happened
Topic: Update on Forest of Dean coal mines
squirrel

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/10/2015 09:04:20   Subject: Update on Forest of Dean coal mines
Interesting - whereabouts is Wallsend drift mine? Is it in the same location as the colliery with the same name?
Topic: Drones
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2015 18:54:51   Subject: Drones
OK here is a really silly question - has anyone heard of or used drones in mine exploration - perhaps through collapses or in areas of bad air, down shafts - or even to photograph surface remains?!
Topic: Mining photoblog
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2015 12:41:44   Subject: Mining photoblog
Some of my more "arty" mine and industrial archaeology photos are now up on www.oldindustrial.wordpress.com
Please feel free to go there and follow my adventures!
I do post photos here too!
Topic: Forest of Dean Narrow Gauge Weekend
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2014 22:47:41   Subject: Forest of Dean Narrow Gauge Weekend
Get Sunday June 8th in your diaries! See narrow gauge locos in operation at Lea Bailey Gold Mine, Clearwell Caves, and Perrygrove Railway. Then sign up as a member of the Lea Bailey Light Railway Soci
Topic: Old Man Slate Mine
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2014 22:39:22   Subject: Old Man Slate Mine
What's the new ground - I thought I had done it all and live in Coniston!
Topic: Old Man Slate Mine
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2014 18:24:51   Subject: Old Man Slate Mine
The photos just posted of the slate mines on Old Man are exceptionally good - well done! I was wondering - what lighting did you use?
Topic: Botallack user album
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2014 21:12:32   Subject: Botallack user album
Can anyone post any photos of the Wethered shaft winder? I could barely see through the windows!
Topic: Botallack user album
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2014 19:49:26   Subject: Botallack user album
Something I have wondered for a while - is there a winder in the 20th century winding house beside the modern headgear?

And another thing that puzzles me - at the entrance to Geevor there i
Topic: preservation of eimco rocker shovel?
squirrel

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 04/02/2014 08:38:29   Subject: preservation of eimco rocker shovel?
I've heard there may be one giving above ground demonstrations at Clearwell on June 8th, when the incline will also be in operation. This as part of a narrow gauge feast in the Forest of Dean, with ot
Topic: Accident at Wheal Maid
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2014 12:51:55   Subject: Accident at Wheal Maid
BBC Cornwall:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-25796289
Topic: Remains of Forest of Dean Beam Engine Unearthed
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2013 14:45:25   Subject: Remains of Forest of Dean Beam Engine Unearthed
Fascinating - I knew there was a beam engine at New Fancy, but never this type of pumping machinery. I was doing some googling on the web and came across similar equipment on Derelict Places, at Parke
Topic: Remains of Forest of Dean Beam Engine Unearthed
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2013 18:01:31   Subject: Remains of Forest of Dean Beam Engine Unearthed
Interesting piece in the Gloucester Citizen today - the remains of a beam engine at New Fancy Colliery have been unearthed following a Coal Authority investigation at the site.
http://www.glouces
Topic: Mines of Cross Fell & The Northern Pennines new book?
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/07/2013 19:24:59   Subject: Mines of Cross Fell & The Northern Pennines new book?
Does anyone know when Ian Tyler's latest book on the mines of Cross Fell and the Northern Pennines is coming out - I am looking forward to it !
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
squirrel

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/06/2013 14:40:13   Subject: Minco
So anyway - does anyone reckon this company could be a good bet for buying shares? I've heard the price of zinc is likely to rocket by 2014! ;D
Topic: Cornish Engine Houses
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/05/2013 16:22:23   Subject: Cornish Engine Houses
Great idea. I reckon people would be prepared to buy a map - I certainly would. It would be great on my wall and help plan the next adventure!
Topic: Cornish Engine Houses
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2013 17:47:25   Subject: Cornish Engine Houses
Nope - thinking in terms of any remains that you can see today. Just planning my next holiday - I have even convinced the missus that engine houses are fascinating. In a train spotter kind of way I wo
Topic: Cornish Engine Houses
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2013 17:06:35   Subject: Cornish Engine Houses
Has anyone ever produced a definative map showing the location of EVERY single engine house in Cornwall? ! ;D
Topic: Old Olham lamps wanted
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/04/2013 09:22:05   Subject: Old Olham lamps wanted
Hello

We have ten complete with a charging unit which are available. They haven't been used for a long time though. I think we also have spare lamp parts etc as well. Located in Coniston, C
Topic: Pit head gear and winding engines
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2013 22:53:46   Subject: Pit head gear and winding engines
Hello

Is there a comprehensive list or gazetter anywhere of the remaining pit head gear and / or winding engines still left standing in the country?
Topic: Northern United Colliery
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2013 18:18:33   Subject: Northern United Colliery
Looks like the Northern United Colliery site in the Forest of Dean will be bulldozed very soon now, after the plans for a mixed commercial and residential development on the outskirts of Cinderford ha
Topic: Coppermines Deep Level
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2013 16:08:14   Subject: Coppermines Deep Level
There's more spoil than you can tell in the photo - and it is all like wet cement. As it is a scheduled ancient monument there will be quite a process to go through. More heavy rain forecast tomorrow
Topic: Coppermines Deep Level
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2013 15:48:46   Subject: Coppermines Deep Level
[photo]Deep-Level-Image-83291[/photo]


[photo]Deep-Level-Image-83292[/photo]

Topic: Coppermines Deep Level
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2013 12:10:59   Subject: Coppermines Deep Level
Very sadly, a landslide has seriously blocked Coniston Coppermines Deep Level and caused a considerable amount of water to back up. Experts are looking into it as it is such a historic site. Heavy rai
Topic: caving accomodation
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2012 22:42:28   Subject: caving accomodation
If you're exploring the coppermines, you can't go wrong with Coniston Coppermines youth hostel - which we believe is haunted by old miners........... oh yes, I happen to run it too! Like us at www.fac
Topic: Saltom Pit Coal Mine
squirrel

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/12/2012 21:06:54   Subject: Saltom Pit Coal Mine
The engine house is still standing, but you can't get up close to it (unless you duck under the fence and ignore the warning signs). I have never seen a photo of the Haig drainage drift - would be int
Topic: Northern United Colliery
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2012 21:42:09   Subject: Northern United Colliery
This site in the Forest of Dean could be bulldozed soon, or will it? The last deep mine is home to an abundance of wildlife according to BBC news
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucesters
Topic: Colliery surface plans
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/09/2012 16:38:39   Subject: Colliery surface plans
Does anyone know if there are any online colliery surface plans or maps, particularly from the Forest of Dean?
Topic: Coniston Coppermines Deep Level
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2012 19:22:54   Subject: Coniston Coppermines Deep Level
We were exploring the deep level this afternoon (from the stone arched entrance), turned left at the flooded shaft and after a while came across a dig (and a "men at work" road sign!). We ran out of t
Topic: What Were 'Lifts'?
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2012 16:57:03   Subject: What Were 'Lifts'?
That sounds good. Thank you.
Topic: What Were 'Lifts'?
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2012 10:46:15   Subject: What Were 'Lifts'?
Letters to barge owner James Smart of Chalford, Gloucestershire, in the period 1890 to 1905 refer to ‘lifts’ with the contexts implying a quality of stone from Chepstow.

For example quarry
Topic: Manganese Mine Near Plymouth
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2011 19:19:51   Subject: Manganese Mine Near Plymouth
A remarkable resource - congratulations.
Topic: Manganese Mine Near Plymouth
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2011 20:54:52   Subject: Manganese Mine Near Plymouth
Many thanks to Alasdair Neill. S G Bailey of Stroud was named Stanley and his father was Joseph - so we are talking about the same family. I do not have access to the Western Daily Mercury, but I did
Topic: Manganese Mine Near Plymouth
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2011 19:00:21   Subject: Manganese Mine Near Plymouth
Can anyone please identify a manganese mine owned by S G Bailey & Co in the 1880s near Plymouth. The company based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, advertised as manganese mine owners and paint maufacturer
Topic: Honister Slate Mine
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2011 16:58:51   Subject: Honister Slate Mine
Honister Slate Mine and the work of the late Manager Mark Weir is to be featured on BBC4 on Sunday night at 9pm "Tales from the National Parks". I think it will focus on the campaign to insall a zip w
Topic: Incline into drift entrance. (photo)
squirrel

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/12/2010 18:34:41   Subject: Incline into drift entrance. (photo)
Cannop drift mine closed recently - but the same freeminers have started another mine close to Cinderford.
Robin Morgan has his pit and museum at Hopewell close to Howlers Slade, which is still g
Topic: howler slade tram track
squirrel

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 21/12/2010 18:30:27   Subject: howler slade tram track
I think it has been like this for quite a number of years. There are still quite good remains of the tramway in Wimberry Slade, just one valley up from Howlers.
And of course Bixslade still has i
Topic: Modelling in mining
squirrel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2010 16:26:15   Subject: Modelling in mining
Has anyone made any scale models etc of mines and mining?

I recently brought some fantastic wagons / drams etc from KB Scale and I have also got the headgear from Wrightscale which I plan t
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