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Posted: 02/05/2017 12:11:04
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Does anyone know anything about it? Anyone been down in recent years? Is there any access? Anyone know the landowner? Etc.

I've seen a PDHMS bulletin that includes a survey. The workings seem quite extensive and deep. It could have potential if access could be sorted with the landowner and any dangerous bits made safe.
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Posted: 02/05/2017 17:20:02
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If it's owned by the farmer I think it is, then unfortunately not - haven't met him myself but friends who have tell me he's a complete "gerroff moi laaand" type.

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Posted: 02/05/2017 21:32:57
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AR wrote:

If it's owned by the farmer I think it is, then unfortunately not - haven't met him myself but friends who have tell me he's a complete "gerroff moi laaand" type.


That's a pity, it looks like it could be a good SRT trip.
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Posted: 03/05/2017 12:37:29
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I dropped one of the open shafts circa 1982-5 ish, 250 foot deep shaft but no extensive working could be gained due to blockages if I recall.

This was done as part of a survey of the whole of the area, I think WMRG undertook the survey with help from DCC members.

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Posted: 03/05/2017 15:21:34
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AR wrote:

If it's owned by the farmer I think it is, then unfortunately not - haven't met him myself but friends who have tell me he's a complete "gerroff moi laaand" type.


Farmer Palmer?
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Posted: 03/05/2017 15:23:56
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Another one that always looks quite tempting is the obvious entrance in Bullhay Dale, I don't think access has been allowed there for a while either Sad IP: 188.39.178.242
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Posted: 03/05/2017 21:58:54
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The Bullhay Dale working is covered in this Bulletin article by Chris Heathcote:
http://www.pdmhs.com/docs/default-source/bulletins/bulletin-15-6/bulletin-15-6---lead-and-calcite-workings-near-chelmorton-derbyshire.pdf?sfvrsn=4
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Posted: 03/05/2017 23:03:38
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Hi yes i got down it in the 70s we got the go off the farmer to knock a hole in between the spindle of one of the heading wheels if i remember we got down to a big stope and a sub level with an old wagon on rails well worth a trip the farmer was o k with me but that was 40 odd years ago now ,niklum mine was also open then and we bottomed it fantastic mine ,all the mines had beehives on then, we got down all the mines in brassington in the late 60s and 70s i had a word with an old guy walking over the field a small man bent double with a stick i asked him did he know anything about this mine nicklum he told me his name and told me he was the last man to work down the mine in 1919 and was the land owner and he put the cap on,sadly you can no longer go down this mine his son has used it for a rubbish dump for a long time and knocked the engine house wall down,shame his dad was a wonderful guy ,sorry for rambling on a bit brassington is my favorite place regarding mines, good luck with great rake ask the farmer at the end of the track on the left nicely but don't mention p d m h s he can't stand them cheers Keith . IP: 86.26.226.247
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Posted: 04/05/2017 21:39:37
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kroca wrote:

ask the farmer at the end of the track on the left nicely but don't mention p d m h s he can't stand them cheers Keith .


That makes a change, usually it's mention of the Peak Park that sends farmers into a rage! So who did what to upset him, I wonder?

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