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Author New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 18/02/2009 21:29:47
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A new event has been added to the Events page.

Event name: Boulby Mine Visit June 2009

Date & time: 16/06/2009 at 10:00

Details: Tuesday 16th June 2009

A third visit to Boulby mine for AditNow members, following two excellent trips there last year.

Again grateful thanks to Cleveland Potash and their safety manager for allowing and guiding these tours.

You will need to be at the mine office at 10am. The tour will last until approximately 4pm and will take in both underground and above ground. The bulk of the time will be spent underground where you will descend several thousand feet and then travel out under the North Sea to the working potash district.

A fascinating insight into a massive operating mine.

Event added by: simonrl

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IP: 84.64.193.10 Edited: 18/02/2009 22:39:07 by SimonRL
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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 18/02/2009 21:42:29
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I just signed up then saw the other thread (locked), will gladly step aside for people who have not been before as it is an excellent visit Thumb Up

Simon can you put me at the top of the reserve list, as I live quite local & could attend at short notice if required Big Grin
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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 18/02/2009 21:47:28
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Thanks Jimbo, that's very good of you. I've put you on the reserve list now.

I hope we might get another later in the year, but because of the popularity of these trips can't guarantee it at this stage.
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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 19/02/2009 14:20:14
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Up to 7 people confirmed as attending now.

Once this trip is full I will keep a list of reserve names in case anybody has to pull out (Jimbo already on the list)

I will also ask them if they'll consider us for another trip later in the year.
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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 19/02/2009 22:41:23
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This trip is now fully subscribed:

blackshiver
minerat
MineRover x 2
patch
skimble
Wormster x 2 (Wormster and Spindlewobbler)

I'd just like to say thanks to Jimbo and Ben88800, both of whom put their names down and then withdrew so people who hadn't visited before could go. Appreciate it. You're both on the reserve list.

Reserve list (in order of either allowing somebody else to go in their place or order of expressing interest)

Jimbo
Ben88800
Brooks (date dependant)
Sparty_lea (x2?)
buckhill
ttxela (date dependent)
Mr C
patch
GIANT x 2
Jomi
vanoord
v8man
merddinemrys
simonrl x 2

Heck, that's more on the reserve list than on the original trip.

Please, if anybody does need to pull out for any reason, can you let me know by PM so I can alert one of the reserves.

Will PM you all details just prior to the trip.

It's a long way off, but have a great day!
IP: 83.148.135.213 Edited: 19/02/2009 22:41:52 by SimonRL
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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 14/06/2009 12:50:48
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Righto,

Just booked B'nB accom in Redcar. We're staying for 2 nights. Can't wait to meet old fiends and new faces on Tuesday

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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 14/06/2009 20:12:47
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Have a good trip on Tuesday everybody who is going. In fact that doesn't really need to be said, it's Boulby, you will have a good trip Smile IP: 84.64.236.122
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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 16/06/2009 18:37:12
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simonrl wrote:

Have a good trip on Tuesday everybody who is going. In fact that doesn't really need to be said, it's Boulby, you will have a good trip Smile


HO YUS, what a cracker, thoroughly enjoyed it, good to meet new faces, and a familiar one as well, catch y'all underground sometime soon I hope.

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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 16/06/2009 20:55:33
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Just back from Boulby and another cracking trip as usual.

Just like to say many thanks to Simon for arranging it and to Neil and everyone at Boulby for devoting their time & effort into giving people the opportunity to visit such an amazing place Thumbs Up



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IP: 89.240.235.241 Edited: 16/06/2009 20:57:04 by Jimbo
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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 17/06/2009 08:43:43
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Boulby really is one that anyone with an interest in mines needs to see at least once! Glad you all enjoyed it yesterday.

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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 18/06/2009 10:46:03
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Good to see you all enjoyed it. I think it was most of the group's first visit to Boulby? It really is unlike anything else that you can get to experience in the UK unless you work in the mining industry. IP: 83.148.135.213
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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 18/06/2009 17:46:15
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We just wanted to say thanks Simon for arranging this visit and to Neil and Cleveland Potash for their hospitality.

It was our first trip and we had a fantastic time! The three hours underground literally flew by. Boulby is a magnificent operation and it is great to see real large scale mining still happening in this country.

It was great to meet everyone and hopefully we will see you underground in the future sometime. Thumbs Up


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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 18/06/2009 19:05:35
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I'd like to add my thanks to Simon for arranging the visit and to Neil for the information/presentation above ground and the fantastic mine tour and also the other folks behind the scenes at Cleveland Potash who provided all our kit , coffee and bacon sandwiches!! Also to thank the miners who talked to us and showed how things worked.
It was great to meet the others in the group too, thanks for the pics Jimbo!
I had an absolutely brilliant day, thank you all.


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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 18/06/2009 23:58:54
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I'm home again now (via a rather circuitous route) and would like to echo the thanks to Neil and his colleagues at Cleveland Potash Thumbs Up It was the first time I had been in a working mine and it was truly an amazing experience. Big Grin

(In case you were wondering, I was the person who turned up in soaking wet jeans Wink )
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New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 19/06/2009 11:20:24
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on a slightly different note, can anyone PM me a contact at the mine?

I've been meaning to add Boulby to my contact list for some time, but I usually do this by contacting an individual rather than sending cvs to disappear into the bottomless pit of the HR office .. works for me.
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