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derrickman

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Posted: 28/05/2011 12:01:37
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why would you think that actual mining, the actual creation of wealth for proper wages, would be allowed to adversely affect its 'heritage' for longer than it took to get the Euro-beaurocrats involved?

I'm sure some suitable rule or interpretation preventing such a heresy would be found in short order Cursing

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Posted: 28/05/2011 16:35:52
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Ah well, might all change when we upcast through Rob's, think of all that nice blasting fumes and diesel exhaust all over those bright white buildings

I suspect this type of activity will be incorporated into the blurb
eg. "Experience the sights, smells and sounds of a real working mine as the imaginative vista transports you back to the 19th century and once again you can feel what it would have been like to walk around this once famous industrial heartland before stopping off for a miner's lunch in one of our many Coffee bars"

Strangely I was sent several letters about South Crofty's plans in the post from the council inviting me to make comments or objections, but nothing inviting me to comment about the heartland's project. mmmm... Sad

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stuey

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Posted: 28/05/2011 21:48:16
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Just out of curiosity, when are the RDA being handed NCK headframe, etc?

Are we placing bets whether it will be wrapped in "midas" livery?


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Roy Morton

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Posted: 28/05/2011 23:51:47
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Let's hope it steams and fumes like Cook's used to. I've stood under the headframe on a winters day and the codensation dripped like rain from the steelwork. Big Grin

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Posted: 29/05/2011 00:20:46
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when we where blasting the new decline it used to stink the dry out with blasting fumes i love the smell of ANFO while having a shower!!!

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Posted: 30/05/2011 15:56:02
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scooptram wrote:

when we where blasting the new decline it used to stink the dry out with blasting fumes i love the smell of ANFO while having a shower!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DALi78xSaP0Y

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Dolcoathguy

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Posted: 01/06/2011 10:26:45
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After all the negative rumblings, Heartlands are looking for volunteers to bring the "mine engine" back to service.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-13612615

Do they mean back to full steam powered pumping?
Will the child labour now shift coal rather than gravel?

Really hope they do something good n' proper here to make up for the rest of the site!




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Posted: 01/06/2011 10:38:12
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I like the four months bit Devil

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Posted: 01/06/2011 10:44:36
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I'm very interested in what the restored headgear will look like. I suppose the burning question is "Will it be red?".

Will there be any wind turbines on site, I also wonder.......
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Posted: 01/06/2011 13:32:19
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Yes there will be a wind turbine on site and a lot of PV as well. IP: 90.219.230.91
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Posted: 01/06/2011 14:29:53
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Dolcoathguy wrote:

After all the negative rumblings, Heartlands are looking for volunteers to bring the "mine engine" back to service.


I'd do it... If they were paying!

With all the money they have there's no way I'd lend a hand for free!
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Posted: 01/06/2011 17:39:16
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I think they're starting to realize they've buggered the whole site up and this eleventh hour offering is supposed to be a sweetner for which we must be grateful, I think not.

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Posted: 01/06/2011 18:13:09
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They've done a great job.

Let's not be romantic about this, it's not a super duper sustainable park which regenerates Pool and puts creativity and dynamic celebration of history and diversity on the map.

It's about the knobs diverting a load of gravy train funds into their own bank accounts, whilst simultaneously giving a nod to the local stainless steel supplier.

I assume they are also going to have a big stainless sundial in there somewhere!

It is an improvement for sure, but really, they needed to appoint a common sense officer to separate the wheat from the chaff. Chaff being stainless steel and bloody windmills for starters.

Sorry to moan.
IP: 87.113.23.191 Edited: 01/06/2011 18:14:25 by stuey
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Posted: 01/06/2011 18:49:07
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They had scaffolding around that engine house for months, far longer than it took to build the thing in the first place, and still never had the gumption to restore the chimney to its original height Cursing

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Posted: 01/06/2011 22:30:28
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I've just taken a look at the heartlands website. I had always assumed that the whole heartlands project was going to be naff but this breaks new boundaries.

I just looks like a typical, generic,off the shelf solution dreamed up by money grabbing consultatants.

To a lesser degree we had the same thing happening at Morwellham a few years ago when there was a fair bit of public cash sloshing about. Overpaid consultants without any understanding of or empathy for the environment they were working in coming up with wholly innappropriate chrome ego trips.

Why is it that people always seem to want to sanitise and emasculate our industrial and engineering inheritance and pervert it to their own ends?

Incidently a few months ago I was filmed for the heartlands av sequence. I was told to stare into the camera and look soulfull - Apparently its part of a photo montage of similar twits all looking suitably soulfull in order to express the Cornish /Celtic character. So when its all finished and you rush to heartlands for your heritage experience look out for a hairy idiot in an ally helmet who appears to be suffering from acute haemeroids; that's me expressing celtic soullfullness. What a load of b*******.

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Posted: 01/06/2011 23:28:03
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Its all part of some grand plan conceived in the 1980's.
It started with getting rid of all the profitable manufacting industry and then the mines so we could import poor quality coal at a high price.
Then the move to get rid of all the small useful shops and replace them with naff shoping centres.
The last stage is to make the whole country one big theme park.
Its all part of a plan that all the political parties have signed up to.
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Roy Morton

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Posted: 02/06/2011 02:29:25
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You have to feel somewhat sorry for the tourists that will be duped by the whole facade and fleeced for the privilege, and then sent away with a false idea of what Cornish mining was and is.
The same false notion that puts up James Watt as the father of steam power whilst totaly ignoring the century of inventors and R&D that preceeded him........to say nothing of Hero and steam powered temple doors and novelty amusements etc.
NO! steam was invented by James Watt whilst watching a kettle boil.
History spin doctors the lot of 'em. Cursing Cursing Cursing

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Posted: 02/06/2011 07:37:45
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I am starting to worry that no-one on this site or anyone they know was consulted or was involved in the restoration of the Robinson's engine house and engine. Surely there must be one or two sympathic Cornish mining experts involved somewhere?
Also I agree that something is wrong when consultants, designers, artists and others are getting paid for this, yet some? of the engine restoration work is put out to volunteers...perhaps they believe because the Trevithick soc. relies on volunteers (as they do not have a vast amount of tax payers money behind them) therefore all this sort of work should be done by volunteers, even when there is funding.


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Posted: 02/06/2011 08:36:16
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Thank God Kew Bridge museum is in the right hands!

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Posted: 02/06/2011 09:16:55
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Tamarmole wrote:



Incidently a few months ago I was filmed for the heartlands av sequence. I was told to stare into the camera and look soulfull - Apparently its part of a photo montage of similar twits all looking suitably soulfull in order to express the Cornish /Celtic character.



Well, they need something to dilute all the poles stood around in tracksuits!
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