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Tamarmole

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Posted: 20/03/2020 15:35:39
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This week I went over to North Wales to do the Outdoor Centre mine safety inspections. We decided on Monday that we would go ahead with minimal staffing just to get it done. Each day the news got worse and by Thursday (the last day) the whole outdoor industry had almost completely shut down. I saw Go Below Miles on my way home and he fears ruin.
In such areas where tourism is key, there is going to be a lot of pain. Sadly there is not much most of us can do about it.

I just managed to escape from Wales as the drawbridge went up!


Too true.

Today I locked down and mothballed the George & Charlotte at Morwellham. This was my last duty as mine manager and I am now gainfully unemployed. Sad but pretty inevitable.
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Posted: 20/03/2020 16:44:11
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Tamarmole wrote:


Too true.

Today I locked down and mothballed the George & Charlotte at Morwellham. This was my last duty as mine manager and I am now gainfully unemployed. Sad but pretty inevitable.


Very sorry to hear that RS.
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Posted: 20/03/2020 16:49:48
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On a similar note Llechwedd is suspending all tours. Just need another 6 months of rain to keep the hydro schemes running flat out. IP: 86.178.245.67
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Posted: 20/03/2020 16:54:45
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JohnnearCfon wrote:

Tamarmole wrote:


Too true.

Today I locked down and mothballed the George & Charlotte at Morwellham. This was my last duty as mine manager and I am now gainfully unemployed. Sad but pretty inevitable.


Very sorry to hear that RS.


Yes likewise
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Posted: 20/03/2020 17:21:09
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JonK wrote:

On a similar note Llechwedd is suspending all tours. Just need another 6 months of rain to keep the hydro schemes running flat out.


We did the UG tour and the Quarry Tour last Sunday. Have to say it was excellent. Seen it all before obviously over the years but it was nice to do it with Mrs Sinker and also the guide was brilliant. Older chap, name escapes me. Very good.
Sorry to see all that being put on hold over the busiest time of the year Sad



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Posted: 20/03/2020 19:01:12
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JonK wrote:

On a similar note Llechwedd is suspending all tours. Just need another 6 months of rain to keep the hydro schemes running flat out.


Bad news all round.

Thinking in the longer term. The government has promised all this extra funding left right and centre, where is the money coming from given what must soon be a dramatic decrease in taxation income? Very dark days!
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Posted: 20/03/2020 19:14:50
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JohnnearCfon wrote:

JonK wrote:

On a similar note Llechwedd is suspending all tours. Just need another 6 months of rain to keep the hydro schemes running flat out.


Bad news all round.

Thinking in the longer term. The government has promised all this extra funding left right and centre, where is the money coming from given what must soon be a dramatic decrease in taxation income? Very dark days!


I imagine they will start printing money; it work well enough in Germany in the 1920s.
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Posted: 20/03/2020 20:34:44
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Tamarmole wrote:

JohnnearCfon wrote:

JonK wrote:

On a similar note Llechwedd is suspending all tours. Just need another 6 months of rain to keep the hydro schemes running flat out.


Bad news all round.

Thinking in the longer term. The government has promised all this extra funding left right and centre, where is the money coming from given what must soon be a dramatic decrease in taxation income? Very dark days!


I imagine they will start printing money; it work well enough in Germany in the 1920s.


….and the cure is simple....just do what Turkey did. They scrapped the 'Turkish Lire' and invented the 'Yeni Turkish Lire'....just chop a few zeros off the end of the number. Bingo! Laugh



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Posted: 20/03/2020 20:55:27
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Tamarmole wrote:


I imagine they will start printing money; it work well enough in Germany in the 1920s.


They will:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Monetary_Theory

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Posted: 20/03/2020 22:10:07
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Tamarmole wrote:

I imagine they will start printing money; it work well enough in Germany in the 1920s.


I think that's what the central banks have been doing via quantative easing since the 2008 financial crash. Difference is, this time the money is going direct to the workers, who will spend it in the economy.

Quantative easing went to the banks to lend to companies to invest. Possibly in new plant, research, development etc. Or possibly in buying their own shares to inflate the price Innocent
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Posted: 20/03/2020 23:43:01
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Certainly trumped Brexit. Tim Martin will be pissed off. His dream within his grasp, then his company goes off a cliff.

Not that I'm gloating. It's a very tricky fix for everyone. So keep safe, and help others.
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Posted: 22/03/2020 08:16:36
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I think that's what the central banks have been doing via quantative easing since the 2008 financial crash. Difference is, this time the money is going direct to the workers, who will spend it in the economy.


Unfortunately they'll spend it on cheap **** from China, so the money will go out of the economy very rapidly. If we all bought UK made, it would stay in the economy much longer and we'd all benefit...

The real beneficiaries are the manufacturing nations (of which we are not one); we'll be left with an even larger debt.

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Posted: 22/03/2020 11:08:28
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ChrisJC wrote:

rikj wrote:


I think that's what the central banks have been doing via quantative easing since the 2008 financial crash. Difference is, this time the money is going direct to the workers, who will spend it in the economy.


Unfortunately they'll spend it on cheap **** from China, so the money will go out of the economy very rapidly. If we all bought UK made, it would stay in the economy much longer and we'd all benefit...

The real beneficiaries are the manufacturing nations (of which we are not one); we'll be left with an even larger debt.

Chris.


Trouble is we are part of a global economy and its almost impossible to buy just British any longer, apart from food although even a lot of that is imported. Even books are printed elsewhere one publisher I use has the books printed in India

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Posted: 22/03/2020 12:27:12
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Moorebooks wrote:



Trouble is we are part of a global economy and its almost impossible to buy just British any longer, apart from food although even a lot of that is imported.

Mike



I'm straying Off Topic here so apologies in advance....


Its actually easier than you think to "Buy British"

Do a little bit of research and you'll be amazed what we still actually DO make in this country.
I agree that most can't fully equip a house and then buy a car and then do a weekly shop using exclusively British products so don't shoot me down please Flowers

But if you're prepared to do a bit of research, live as if you're back in the 1970s, eat fresh bread, fruit and veg and drive a Morgan then its do-able. Not that there is any need to be so extreme seeing as we are part of the larger European family....

Oh...hang on….oh crap... Cursing Cursing




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Posted: 22/03/2020 18:50:22
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If we only bought and used things made entirely in the UK, nobody would be posting anything on this forum. IP: 91.125.14.182
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Posted: 22/03/2020 20:53:10
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Tamarmole wrote:



Too true.

Today I locked down and mothballed the George & Charlotte at Morwellham. This was my last duty as mine manager and I am now gainfully unemployed. Sad but pretty inevitable.


I feared something like that would happen Rick. I hope you'll be OK!
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Tamarmole

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Posted: 22/03/2020 21:10:14
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Margot wrote:

Tamarmole wrote:



Too true.

Today I locked down and mothballed the George & Charlotte at Morwellham. This was my last duty as mine manager and I am now gainfully unemployed. Sad but pretty inevitable.


I feared something like that would happen Rick. I hope you'll be OK!


Thanks for the kind thought.Flowers I'll survive.

At the moment I am rather enjoying the holiday in spite of everything. Fortunately I can walk out of my front door into more or less open countryside so am getting plenty of exercise and fresh air (until we hit total lock down in which case I feel a new book coming on). I've also taken the decision to stop going underground for the duration even though my current project is within walking distance.

On the bright side social distancing means I don't have to hang about with dubious Belgians Wink

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Posted: 22/03/2020 23:09:56
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Rick, very best wishes for the future on every front.

I have completed ten years' worth of work on the L and CR and fortunately distributed it to interested parties while I was still able to get to the PO. If you really do have another book in mind, let me know. I will need something good to read, believe me.

Look after yourself.

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Posted: 22/03/2020 23:21:00
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Rick, very best wishes for the future on every front.

I have completed ten years' worth of work on the L and CR and fortunately distributed it to interested parties while I was still able to get to the PO. If you really do have another book in mind, let me know. I will need something good to read, believe me.

Look after yourself.


Thanks very much Flowers

I had been working on a history of arsenic production in the South West; unfortunately that will have to be sidelined as getting out to do site visits is a no - goer. That said Robert Waterhouse (of Tavistock Canal "fame") and I have been seriously talking about doing a new and updated "Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley".
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Posted: 23/03/2020 09:33:50
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Tamarmole wrote:



Too true.

Today I locked down and mothballed the George & Charlotte at Morwellham. This was my last duty as mine manager and I am now gainfully unemployed. Sad but pretty inevitable.


Very sorry to hear that, fingers crossed this passes as quickly as possible and we can get back to normal.

I'm seein a lot of posts from people urging us to holiday locally in the UK once this is over to support the leisure/tourism industry.

Unfortunately I have a sneaking suspicion that we might be asked to restrict/avoid taking leave when things return to normal to get business back on track.
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