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Topic: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2019 12:22:47   Subject: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
I hope it comes off. World Heritage status is a boon to Ironbridge (though only thr bridge itself holds the status). I just hope they don't overdo it and end up like Cornwall.
Topic: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
JR

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/11/2017 00:46:55   Subject: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
It's on the ITV Hub now Miles
https://www.itv.com/hub/bears-mission-with/2a3683a0014

Interestingly you have to look for it under "Entertainment" though BG does have a different series
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
JR

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 19:58:49   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
I've watched this thread 'develop' for some time. I knew nothing of the area or the issues in question prior to reading the thread. Now, from an outsiders perspective can I comment that, while most of
Topic: St Day Subsidence
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/07/2016 16:42:49   Subject: St Day Subsidence
Nice one Lozz. I had that thought but I'm chicken !! :(
Topic: Steel
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2016 01:36:26   Subject: Steel
[quote="somersetminer"][quote="Tamarmole"][quote="exspelio"][quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Should I find myself at the end of my life from a health point of view, whilst in full operation, I w
Topic: Robin Morgan
JR

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/01/2016 20:00:53   Subject: Robin Morgan
Sad news from The Guardian this evening that Robin Morgan of Hopewell colliery has died aged 80.

"http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/29/one-of-a-kind-tributes-to-uks-oldest-workin
Topic: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
JR

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 19/01/2016 20:10:05   Subject: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
I'm truly sorry that what you perceive as negativity makes you conclude that mine explorers are unhelpful. I know for a fact that many on here will and have expended time effort and in some cases mone
Topic: New member saying Hi!
JR

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/12/2015 01:07:55   Subject: New member saying Hi!
I assume English is a second language and, if so it's a lot better than my French, German (or Welsh) would be in similar circumstances. So my response is "welcome JJGalois". :)
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
JR

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/11/2015 00:00:40   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Sounds plausible. :lol:
Topic: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2015 00:25:10   Subject: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
[quote="dwarrowdelf"]Found the whole thing rather bewildering to be honest :blink:

By the way am still wondering what that shaft was they descended :confused:[/quote]

Yeah, I m
Topic: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2015 21:56:27   Subject: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
A little simplistic but a sympathetic piece on Levant/ Geevor (31 mins in)
"http://www.channel5.com/shows/underground-britain/episodes/southern-england"
....and light years ahead of Bear Gry
Topic: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2015 23:37:08   Subject: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
The Discovery channel episode was even worse. I know it's 'reality' TV but he just happened to have some det cord and a small explosive charge to get through the locked gate. He only needed to ask for
Topic: Random pick pictures
JR

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 25/09/2015 23:05:47   Subject: Random pick pictures
I've never thought to try it before but it doesn't seem to work in chrome either. :blink:
Topic: Shamrock Mine
JR

Forum: North America   Posted: 10/07/2015 19:14:18   Subject: Shamrock Mine
It was the 'cooking off' of the mercury that caused me to doubt my memory. I thought "no one would be that stupid". A few moments thought would have reminded me that men with a rag as a mask used to c
Topic: Shamrock Mine
JR

Forum: North America   Posted: 09/07/2015 18:50:45   Subject: Shamrock Mine
I'm pretty sure someone will shout at me here but I'm pretty sure that the Australian gold mines used mercury as a means of getting at the gold. No water involved but mercury vapor :o:o .
So (be
Topic: New Book The Fauld Disaster, 27 November 1944
JR

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 11/06/2015 19:11:29   Subject: New Book The Fauld Disaster, 27 November 1944
A fair point Mike. I was about to point out that it's not possible to read every book you sell.:)
Topic: Coal Mining Experience
JR

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/06/2015 00:21:49   Subject: Coal Mining Experience
Hopefully this will save your laptop.:)

"http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05y4f96"
Topic: Coal mining art for sale (photo's)
JR

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 31/01/2015 22:43:25   Subject: Coal mining art for sale (photo's)
I'd be interested in these. I know that I say I lurk near Hereford but for the next three months Sunderland is having to put up with me. So collecting from Huddersfield shouldn't be a problem as long
Topic: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
JR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/01/2015 11:26:58   Subject: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
[quote="Mr.C"][quote="staffordshirechina"]Have you applied for your scooter then Mr C ? ;D[/quote]
Not yet!
Wonder if I qualify for a Harley :)[/quote]

Try this
http://www
Topic: Thanks muchly
JR

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/01/2015 17:58:22   Subject: Thanks muchly
If I like, dislike or want to comment I can and do. I'm not convinced that more is needed and being thanked for advice/comment is more meaningful by using the words..:)
Topic: New minehunter
JR

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/01/2015 19:41:10   Subject: New minehunter
It's a good offer from Wormster. Besides if your in Cornwall everywhere is a bit of a treck. ;)
Topic: Circular Slate Saw Sizes
JR

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/09/2014 18:47:01   Subject: Circular Slate Saw Sizes
[quote="lozz"]
Reducing the blade diameter due to many sharpenings gets to a point of diminishing returns.

Lozz.[/quote]

Going the other way beginning with a very large blad
Topic: Bounce Below at Llechwedd
JR

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/06/2014 19:09:36   Subject: Bounce Below at Llechwedd
There was also footage of her bouncing on netting over a large void in what looks like a slate cavern. The voice over said that "this attraction isn't open to the public yet" but I assume it's what is
Topic: Pumping the polluted water from mines
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2014 18:21:06   Subject: Pumping the polluted water from mines
I thought we had an agreement that this site is about the history, practice and exploration of mines and that we'd leave politics to other sites?
I thought I'd say that before it all turns nasty
Topic: Tin Mine in Sardinia
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/04/2014 19:51:54   Subject: Tin Mine in Sardinia
[quote="scooptram"]read the post again and look at the pic :lol:[/quote]

.....and the date of the post.
Topic: Botallack in the storm
JR

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/02/2014 17:38:36   Subject: Botallack in the storm
Just don't go looking today eh ? :o
Topic: Any advice on copyright issue
JR

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2014 16:18:54   Subject: Any advice on copyright issue
[quote="Trewillan"][quote="JR"]Hi,
I have been looking through old cupboards over New Year (as you do) and have come upon a booklet entitled " A Geevor Miners Tale" by Ian Davey. It's 12 double s
Topic: Any advice on copyright issue
JR

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/01/2014 23:37:50   Subject: Any advice on copyright issue
Hi,
I have been looking through old cupboards over New Year (as you do) and have come upon a booklet entitled " A Geevor Miners Tale" by Ian Davey. It's 12 double sided A5 pages with some illustr
Topic: New to the forum
JR

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 31/12/2013 00:07:24   Subject: New to the forum
Welcome. Whereabouts are you based?
Topic: Is this news new news?
JR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/12/2013 19:47:55   Subject: Is this news new news?
Thanks for that. Perhaps an admin can close this topic and any further comment can go in the right place.
Topic: Is this news new news?
JR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/12/2013 18:54:33   Subject: Is this news new news?
The Independent has it too but they identify it as (Old) Mill lead mine.
Topic: Is this news new news?
JR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/12/2013 18:43:02   Subject: Is this news new news?
I've just happened upon this "http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/451175/Monster-sinkhole-swallows-Peak-District-field" which seems to relate to Watergrove. Of course it may be that the Express has only
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
JR

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/12/2013 00:10:55   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Fontayne, I supported Roy Fellows first comment and then remained silent. I just thought that I should say that I would hope that you will remain a member and contributor to the site. I've looked at y
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
JR

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 15:42:57   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Thank you Roy. I thought about suggesting that the entry was inappropriate but you phrased my unease far better than I.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 7th November.
JR

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/11/2013 19:23:16   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 7th November.
[quote]but is it only my computer that ALWAYS auto-corrects "wellies" to read "willies"??! [/quote]

Err that suggests that your use of "willies" has become so regular that it's not only in
Topic: Various papers free to good home
JR

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/10/2013 18:20:50   Subject: Various papers free to good home
That was quick ! Probably the free word helped. :lol:
Topic: Mysterious Amblecote Pit
JR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/10/2013 13:07:49   Subject: Mysterious Amblecote Pit
Hi Paul,

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be specific enough but the following site may be of some interest.
"http://blackcountryhistory.org/collections/search/?cb_ipp=25&fq%5Bpartner_
Topic: 3D Recording of surface buildings
JR

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/09/2013 00:46:16   Subject: 3D Recording of surface buildings
I think this is the one. "http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03bvxq5/Click_21_09_2013/"
Topic: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2013 03:36:37   Subject: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
Ok not really required but CMT from me temporarily in Canada (and trying to type on a mobile phone)



>:(
Topic: Norwich Chalk Mine
JR

Forum: South East England   Posted: 18/08/2013 16:35:25   Subject: Norwich Chalk Mine
Steady Derek, I understand your frustration about lack of any response but there are a number of factors at play here.
Firstly Norwich isn't a major mining location so there are few members conti
Topic: Edge of Darkness being remade
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2013 01:18:33   Subject: Edge of Darkness being remade
You may of course disagree with me about the merits of the two versions of LOTR. I assume "bobbins" = good. If so we do agree on that much anyway. :)
Topic: Edge of Darkness being remade
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2013 23:56:26   Subject: Edge of Darkness being remade
There was a dire 1970's or may be early 80's attempt at the first book of 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. It had the lead actors rendered by an effect that made them look like pen drawings and the mi
Topic: Hello from Toronto
JR

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/07/2013 22:58:21   Subject: Hello from Toronto
[quote="SlightlyLostDave"]This was an iron mine that shut down in 1908. The adit continues on further in, but descended below the ice out of reach.[/quote]

Where about is this adit? I'm goi
Topic: More Trouble for UK Coal
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2013 19:02:07   Subject: More Trouble for UK Coal
An update from today's BBC. It seems that pensioners affected will have to take a 25% reduction. Given the current financial climate I foresee considerable hardship.

"http://www.bbc.co.uk/n
Topic: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
JR

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 30/06/2013 23:10:39   Subject: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
Another vote added
Topic: More Trouble for UK Coal
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2013 23:05:25   Subject: More Trouble for UK Coal
An item on this evenings 'Midlands Today' news. It appears that following the losses resulting from the fire, and eventual closure of Daw Mill, UK Coal are likely to go into Administration this week.
Topic: The Age of Slate by Michael Burn
JR

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/06/2013 16:45:15   Subject: The Age of Slate by Michael Burn
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="rhychydwr"]No takers so far. OK £3.00 post free in the UK[/quote]

Give you 50p

Mike[/quote]

Oohh that's cruel....well deserved though :lo
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2013 19:41:33   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
I suspect the word "don't" has been missed, though no doubt Roy will expand if necessary.
Topic: The Somme, secret tunnel wars
JR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2013 23:01:39   Subject: The Somme, secret tunnel wars
Very moving, particularly as I hail from the Black country.
If anyone missed it, it's now up on iplayer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01skvnh/The_Somme_Secret_Tunnel_Wars/
Topic: Cambrian-Slate-Mine-2-User-Album-Image-57323 (photo)
JR

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2013 23:36:34   Subject: Cambrian-Slate-Mine-2-User-Album-Image-57323 (photo)
They look they're being used to spread the load. Like giant washers. A great re use for old saw blades.
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