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LiamCH

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Chalk mine in Pinner.
Posted: 01/02/2009 21:47:36
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I have been attempting to find a mine locally to me, and the only one that I have been able to find that sounds promising thus far is this one which is under four miles from my house.

[web link]

I was wondering however if this is included on your website? Is this it? [web link]
I did go to the spot shown underneath the pin, but I was unable to find it. It is quite possible that I missed it, but I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction so as to avoid going on a wild goose chase. How was the data in the map compiled?

Thank you for any help you can give me.
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Posted: 02/02/2009 00:34:03
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Hi Liam,
Yes, i am certain the page on aditnow is indeed the same chalk mine that you provided an external link for.
I would imagine the reason you did not see anything when you went for a wander is because the access is below a manhole cover. At the bottom of the page there is a link to the webmaster, he or she will be able to provide access details.
Data on Aditnow is collated by the regional editors, and of course other members with details about a particular mine. For example, Pinner chalk mine details were provided by AdrianP. When the grid reference is provided it automatically pins it to the map.

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Posted: 02/02/2009 09:21:48
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All right, thank you. I was looking for the manhole cover actually, although as I was looking at night with a torch it's not surprising that I didn't find it. Would you imagine it to be locked or an ordinary manhole that can be opened with standard manhole keys? IP: 81.129.181.230
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Posted: 02/02/2009 13:56:40
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It wouldn't be locked with a standard set of 'D' or 'T' keys, it would be some sort of padlock type. I have activated your PM's so you could try and contact AdrianP, he just might know a little about the place!

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Peter Burgess

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Posted: 02/02/2009 18:12:56
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I feel pretty sure you cannot just go and lift the cover and help yourself to a trip. You probably need to contact someone who can get the required permission.

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Posted: 02/02/2009 20:25:49
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I can confirm that the last trip the Wealden did here was by arrangement through Ken Kirkman (mentioned in your link), probably best contacted via the Pinner Local History Society. Hope this is useful.

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