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Posts by peterrivington

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Topic: Yarlside Iron Mine Visit (album)
peterrivington

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/01/2018 21:31:36   Subject: Yarlside Iron Mine Visit (album)
The circumstances of the accident have just been pointed out to me and it is a shocker. The cage was overwound and his son was driving the engine.
http://www.dmm.org.uk/news18/8840212.htm
Topic: Yarlside Iron Mine Visit (album)
peterrivington

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/11/2017 21:56:58   Subject: Yarlside Iron Mine Visit (album)
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It is the one in the foreground in this picture. I am sorry to say that you will find the site much altered with the two 20th century pits complete
Topic: Goatfield furnace
peterrivington

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 19/09/2017 21:14:44   Subject: Goatfield furnace
Visited Goatfield furnace recently. The furnace stack seems to be more or less complete and the hearth appears to be still walled up from the last blast. After 200 years of abandonment it is still i
Topic: Site lights
peterrivington

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/02/2017 20:31:30   Subject: Site lights
Thanks. Ordered 5 to keep the lights going another year or two. The bulb is not PC either.
Topic: Site lights
peterrivington

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/01/2017 11:54:22   Subject: Site lights
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Does anyone have any of these bakelite bulb holders knocking about in a shed somewhere? It
Topic: Top slicing in Cumbria
peterrivington

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/06/2016 23:42:31   Subject: Top slicing in Cumbria
There are few photographs and what there are are mainly of Millom. There are a some aural history tapes and lots of mine reports. The overburden of boulder clay sealed the surface and was pumped out
Topic: Shotholes
peterrivington

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2016 22:21:55   Subject: Shotholes
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I came across this pentagonal example in a block of slate on Askam pier. There is a triangular hole on the left.
Topic: Essential Reading Project
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/04/2015 19:37:08   Subject: Essential Reading Project
The Iron Moor
Alen McFazdean
Red Earth Publications 1989
out of print
http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_iron_moor.html?id=mppPAQAAIAAJ
ISBN 0 95129646 1 X
A his
Topic: Part of a blast furnace?
peterrivington

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 09/12/2014 20:51:48   Subject: Part of a blast furnace?
This forged iron bar was found built into the wall at Newland Furnace. It is 5Ft 6in long. Could it be part of the furnace? A linkage from the waterwheel to the blowing cylinder perhaps?

Topic: National Association for the relief of British Miners
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2014 20:29:40   Subject: National Association for the relief of British Miners
I would like to ask if anything is known about Samuel Gurney MP and the National association for the relief (or benafit) of British Miners?
E T Wakefield (of Furness Iron & Steel Co) seems to hav
Topic: Blacking mills
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2014 21:23:03   Subject: Blacking mills
Anyone know where I can find information on blacking mills? The one near Newland Furnace has now fallen down.
Other than:
a they go on fire and
b There is often a blacking mill in th
Topic: Furness Iron Mining
peterrivington

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/01/2014 19:38:40   Subject: Furness Iron Mining
Sally Cholewa must have handled many tons of ledgers on that job. There was one series that listed the complete attendance records at Hodbarrow, including who was away on war leave (ie off to the tre
Topic: Mining term: Umber.
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2013 19:42:12   Subject: Mining term: Umber.
I am sure I have heard it mentioned in connection with Roanhead mines and the paintworks there.
Topic: Standing charges
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2013 20:23:44   Subject: Standing charges
Sorted. Transferred to Ebico.
Topic: Standing charges
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2013 15:20:25   Subject: Standing charges
Hi,
It seems that people did not understand standing charges so the electricity companies have decided that they should apply to everyone. This rather strange logic is a severe blow to the Newla
Topic: Heritage Open Days this weekend
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2013 19:06:00   Subject: Heritage Open Days this weekend
Newland charcoal blast furnace open Saturday and Sunday
Topic: Cleveland Iron
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/07/2013 21:18:14   Subject: Cleveland Iron
Rope making??

I have given up trying to follow the share ownership in Harrison Ainslie. Wordsworth Harrison's 1/16 share was cancelled making the other shares 1/15ths. Then the 15 shares
Topic: Cleveland Iron
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/07/2013 11:26:54   Subject: Cleveland Iron
Thanks Yorkshireman. That's the man but is was cataloguing box BD/KF133 that set this off. Yarker & Salmon were his solicitors and he had a long running dispute with the sewage authority about polu
Topic: Mining videos
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/07/2013 10:55:21   Subject: Mining videos
Think these may be of interest:
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/mines-quarries/82226-old-informative-mine-quarry-video-links.html
Topic: Cleveland Iron
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/07/2013 16:26:36   Subject: Cleveland Iron
Thanks,
Sounds like it was just wishfull thinking. It would be a brave man who added the ammonium chloride though. I think it would break down to NH3 and HCl before it met the iron.
Topic: Cleveland Iron
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/07/2013 22:20:22   Subject: Cleveland Iron
Hi,
Just uploaded a newspaper cutting in which Wordsworth Harrison and others claim to own a process developed by John Perry Downing.
Do you know if the process worked? Wordsworth Harrison
Topic: Wadham Diaries
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2013 19:26:04   Subject: Wadham Diaries
The transcription of Edward Wadham's diaries is now complete and available on cd from Cumbria Records Office, Barrow.
Sample entries:
[b]6 April 1855t[/b]
Went to Bankfield in the af
Topic: Arkendale, 1876
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2013 22:44:40   Subject: Arkendale, 1876
[quote="blackshiver"]Not sure what you want to know - but he's referring to Arkengarthdale. That's between Reeth and Tan Hill. Faggergill, Danby, Old Moulds, Windegg, Routh, Nut Hole and Justice level
Topic: Arkendale, 1876
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2012 22:34:39   Subject: Arkendale, 1876
Hi,
This extract from Edward Wadham's diary. He rarely spent long days underground or stayed up late plotting surveys - certainly not both. Arkendale is not mentioned before or since. Is anyth
Topic: Daylight Hole Iron Mine
peterrivington

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/11/2012 23:18:33   Subject: Daylight Hole Iron Mine
The lake connects to the shaft because when somebody tips rubbish down the shaft it turns up in the lake. There used to be a prize flock of rats down there. If you still want to dive in it ask very
Topic: Hafotty Manganese Mine
peterrivington

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2012 23:43:15   Subject: Hafotty Manganese Mine
Failed to find the page.
Edward Wadham was the Duke of Buccleuch's mineral agent in Furness. He also worked for other people as mining engineer, civil engineer, surveyor etc. Also JP, director
Topic: Hafotty Manganese Mine
peterrivington

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/09/2012 18:41:19   Subject: Hafotty Manganese Mine
Hi,
Just uploaded some extracts from Edward Wadham's diaries to the Hafotty page (it seemed the most relevant). They suggest that Furness ironmasters were keen to get involved in a Merionethshir
Topic: Archive winge
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/08/2012 00:50:53   Subject: Archive winge
JohnnearCfon wrote:

Think yourself lucky!!!! Gwynedd Archives do not let you use a digital camera at all!!

This is absurd and you should complain to the County Council. Also co
Topic: Wadham diaries
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2012 22:46:41   Subject: Wadham diaries
Edward Wadham had a freind or mentor, Fernie or Fearon of the Forth Iron works in 1851. Any idea how he should be spelled?
Still on his holliday, Is the re a place called White Eig or Whiteivy
Topic: Wadham diaries
peterrivington

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2012 00:07:49   Subject: Wadham diaries
Edward Wadham was employed as mineral agent by the Duke of Buccleuch in January 1851. Within 3 months of his arrival he was asking permission to work on his own behalf. Most of the Furness mine plan
Topic: Kirklees Hall Coal & Iron Co
peterrivington

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/03/2012 20:27:09   Subject: Kirklees Hall Coal & Iron Co
Hi,
Is anything known about this company? They bought 46000 tons of ore from Harrison Ainslie in 1860, none in 1868.
Thanks,
Peter
Topic: Data structure - discussion
peterrivington

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 09/01/2012 17:09:01   Subject: Data structure - discussion
[quote="davel"]I think another essential is to divorce the database from the user interface.

The database should support the recording (for each mine or quarry) of mine names, location, min
Topic: burst air receiver
peterrivington

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/11/2011 20:35:25   Subject: burst air receiver
Here is an account of an accident from the mine report. JT Rigg reported on Roanhead mines monthly for Wadham & Co. Wadhams reported to the mineral owner, Myles Sandys of Greythwaite:

Apr
Topic: Shotholes
peterrivington

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/11/2011 18:35:47   Subject: Shotholes
Bloody Hell! I set out to write a mildly amusing piece asking why we spend so much time looking at shotholes. Many thanks for the information.

Here is a different method of making holes a
Topic: Shotholes
peterrivington

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/11/2011 18:56:45   Subject: Shotholes
Hi,
I have heard it claimed that triangular shotholes are hand-drilled and round ones are machine drilled. Is there any truth in this? Any written source, reputable or otherwise?
Thanks,
Topic: New event added 'boxing day meet' on 26/12/2011 at 10:30
peterrivington

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/11/2011 21:30:46   Subject: New event added 'boxing day meet' on 26/12/2011 at 10:30
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: boxing day meet[/b]

[b]Date & time: 26/12/2011 at 10:30[/b]

Details: CATMHS meet, surface tour

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