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Peter Burgess

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Posted: 19/10/2008 20:48:02
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KURG have been working on a shaft in East Sussex near Burwash for a few years. This culminated in a determined effort to pump out the water flooding the bottom to see what was there. The photos are on their website.

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Click gallery on the left side, look for the last image (Burwash pumping weekend) and click the image for a full gallery. Unfortunately I couldn't be there, but the level that was revealed answers some questions, and poses many more! The cost of the pump means that it is unlikely this will be repeated. The level is far too loose to be dug, and flooded up again very quickly after the pump was turned off. There is nothing like this accessible anywhere in the area. Dating is a problem but I suspect it is 1800-1900. (I know, that's a long period of time!)



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Posted: 19/10/2008 20:52:12
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Is the link okay Peter?

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Posted: 19/10/2008 20:55:10
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Sorry - try it now.


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Posted: 19/10/2008 21:23:30
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Yep, fine.

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Posted: 19/10/2008 21:26:17
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Looks very interesting.

I used to live in Tunbridge Wells, pity I didn't visit any of these dene holes...


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Posted: 19/10/2008 21:28:33
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This is no denehole!

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Posted: 19/10/2008 21:36:00
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indeed not;
certainly not something I expected to see


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Posted: 19/10/2008 22:05:23
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LAP wrote:

Looks very interesting.

I used to live in Tunbridge Wells, pity I didn't visit any of these dene holes...


Small world. I used to know Tunbridge Wells well. Although I've spent years trying to forget it. Smile Apart from one pub.

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Posted: 19/10/2008 22:34:00
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Tis indeed a small world. I don't really want to go back there, but I know people there so I will sooner or later.
Which pub was that? Blush Laugh

Anyway.. 'coughs'

Are there by any chance any mines around t-Wells that I stupidly missed?

Roll Eyes


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Posted: 19/10/2008 23:09:20
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The pub was the Grove but this was many years ago. At that time it was Thumbs Up As for the latter question I think Peter is your man. At that time meteorology was more important. Steuth, need another drink. Smile

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Posted: 19/10/2008 23:16:24
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aah I know this place ! Big Grin
I used to be near Prospect Road, not too far from there.

I think it was my father - who was telling me of a large war bunker somewhere in the town Roll Eyes

Anyway - I'm going completely off topic Crying


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Posted: 19/10/2008 23:19:20
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LAP wrote:

Are there by any chance any mines around t-Wells that I stupidly missed?


Wadhurst - Snape Iron mine.


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Posted: 19/10/2008 23:31:10
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thanks for that :D


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Posted: 20/10/2008 00:19:58
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Surely Maurice Tate and Wadhurst are more important than the mines? priorirty must be maintained. Wink

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