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Posted: 24/12/2015 13:57:28
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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/

Hope nobody minds me tweaking their shots a bit...Big Grin

Cheers and have a Happy Christmas
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Posted: 24/12/2015 14:12:47
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Hi Yorkshireman,

Your work makes the waterwheel much clearer, don't fancy having a go at the mistier one as well do you?. Can I ask that you put a reference to my dad, JF MacPherson on your improvement as he took the originals

I am rather hoping the photos from Gin Hill shaft may pull others out of the woodwork as I doubt very many were taken in the relatively short time it was clear of water. It would be also quite good to know who the person in the photos is, suspect I'd feel an idiot if it was me but i don't think it is.

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Jim MacPherson
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Posted: 24/12/2015 16:04:40
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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-Waterwheel-Original-Photo-By-Jf-Macpherson_103564/

Cheers
IP: 217.93.158.146 Edited: 24/12/2015 16:06:24 by Yorkshireman
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Posted: 24/12/2015 16:13:43
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Many thanks Yorkshireman,

Just squandered some pennies on a bridge camera, somewhat better than the 15 year old Olympus point and shoot I had, so I will need to play with photoshopping and the like in due course.

Pity about the other pic but it may be the only other one in existence, hope not but as it's getting on for 40 years since BSC pulled out and the water came back it may just be.

Jim

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Posted: 24/12/2015 21:55:35
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Past request, including direct requests to individuals, have not revealed any photos of Allenheads wheels. You may have the only photos IP: 31.185.152.54
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Posted: 24/12/2015 22:21:55
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I just don't know whether there are any photos in the Harry Parker Collection.
However, I am struggling with the huge amount of archive material which has arrived in the PDMHS library over the last year or so.
We have around 40 albums of HMP B & W photos in the library.
There are an unknown number of HMP colour slides and B & W. photos in the care of Mike and Mave Luff.
There are around 9,500 colour slides which we have from Lynn Willies of mining site from Matlock to Rajasthan..
As of last autumn there is a huge collection of archives from Doug Nash and Op. Mole. This includes 60 boxes of Kirkham field notes and other material, which I have now deposited at the Derbyshire Records Office. There are also around 50 photographic albums and some 50 volumes of field reports, plus many other documents. There are countless newspaper cuttings, photocopies, leaflets, books, diaries, slides and all sorts of other ephemera.
There are other slide collections I know off, such as H. Chatburn's photos of Dirtlow Rake before the opencasting.
I have crates of Lynn Willies's archaeological works in Rajasthan, Rio Tinto, Kestel Tin Mine in Turkey, the EBA copper mines at Timna, Isreal and at Consolidated Mines, Cornwall.
I'm swamped with archive material and could do with some help!!!
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Posted: 25/12/2015 07:26:57
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I've made some progress on the HMP North Pennine photos you sent via DropBox and I'll send the excel file with notes so far in a couple of weeks, so there's a pinprick's worth of help. As regards archive stuff I have every sympathy, my dad's slide collection is only a few hundred and even the ones that are annotated are taking longer than we had hoped to sort.

By the way Merry Christmas
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Posted: 28/12/2015 20:29:08
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I would doubt if there are any pictures of the two Allenheads wheels in HMP's collection!
The reason is simple.
A fixed ladder lead into a sub level, and then an lector on ladder to the engine chamber.
Since Harry, would avoid electron's like the plague, he simply would not have gone down there.
Mike Luff, Dave Politt, and John McNeil, were others who probably took pictures down there.
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Posted: 07/04/2016 14:28:12
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I've just uploaded, what I think are the last, a few more photos John MacPherson (plus a couple of Harry Parker snaps) took of BSC Beaumont Mine when there was access to the various parts after they dewatered it. As things stand they appear to be the only record of what was made available at the time and presumably will not be seen again.

Given the number of people from NCMRS, PDMHS and others who visited while BSC were operating maybe some other photos are still lurking buried in a box in an attic or garage, if not that's your lot folks.
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Posted: 07/04/2016 19:31:22
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I think as time progresses, as has already been posted, we will see more pictures, of these wheels.
As I remember one, wheel, was on top of a lower one, and I was told, I think, there were 5 in total!
Each, using the water, from the one above to help, dewater, the mine.
Something, incidentally, B.S.C. could not carry out'
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Posted: 08/04/2016 07:23:15
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Theres an interesting album of Allenheads photos (although some are Whiteheaps) on the Friends of Killhope page for those who dabble in the darkside on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.490716474455993&type=1
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Posted: 08/04/2016 07:28:06
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Do you have to sign in to faceache to access it Chris?, if so I don't want to play. IP: 84.93.37.178
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Posted: 08/04/2016 07:30:25
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Probably, but theres nothing I can do about that i'm afraid.

Ask a teenage friend to save them for you.
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Posted: 08/04/2016 10:48:53
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this one..



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is not allenheads, it's Hope level in Stanhope, replete with a number of familiar dales character's!

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Posted: 08/04/2016 10:52:01
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and this one...


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the anon on the left, possibly Andy Hardy, (my dad!) was foreman on a few of the allenheads holes

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Posted: 08/04/2016 11:25:11
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Thanks for the correction ebgb, it was yet another Harry pic with no info on and I'm afraid I just looked at the terrace and assumed it was the same as at Allenheads, a closer look shows windows on the end terrace wall not on the one at Hope. I will reallocate later. do you recall any of the names of the anons?

Do you mind if I add your dad's name to the other pic?

Additionally it also, probably, identifies one or two more Harry pics with no info as being at Hope Mine.

Jim
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Posted: 08/04/2016 11:36:14
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amend away.

the hope level pic was a PDMHS trip. Malcolm Brown sat in the chair, jonny hogarth third from right


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Posted: 08/04/2016 12:06:11
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I've moved it to the Hope gallery and changed the text to Hope rather than Beaumont. IP: 145.8.180.211
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Posted: 08/04/2016 12:09:05
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Thanks Chris. IP: 84.93.37.178
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