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Posted: 17/11/2010 20:43:17
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I've started the inevitable posting of some pics, more to come as time allows.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Monkton-Farleigh-Stone-Mine-Limestone-Mine-Archive-Album/
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Posted: 17/11/2010 21:33:58
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Hi Trevithick and welcome to the site Smile

some fantastic shots uploaded there, many thanks for sharing them.

Generator photo is amazing. Were these all taken around '85?



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Posted: 17/11/2010 21:34:25
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Tis a shame wansdyke have sealed the place now but am glad to say I got to visit the ammo dump before it was locked down Smile IP: 212.159.61.34
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Posted: 17/11/2010 22:32:18
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Looking much better than these 'Before' pics.



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Putting Tx cores back prior to dragging them back up the steps.



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Posted: 18/11/2010 19:26:01
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I've uploaded some more (loads to come). All my shots of Farleigh were taken between 1984 and 1991.
That was the last time I was down there.
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Posted: 19/11/2010 11:49:19
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Some Cracking pictures there Smile Got to say am very jealous i would of loved to have seen that place when it was still rigged up and before the copper thieves got there hands to it. IP: 86.185.126.52
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Posted: 19/11/2010 15:28:48
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Whilst trying to date some of my earliest visits I came across this pic, seems to date the disc cutting of FD Tunnel door as 1983.



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Place was a wreck in 1979 though.
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Posted: 19/11/2010 17:14:04
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I remember that well. Nick has some photos taken of 20 dist when he "visited" in 1969.


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Posted: 19/11/2010 17:30:32
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Trevithick wrote:

I remember that well. Nick has some photos taken of 20 dist when he "visited" in 1969.


Way before my time, only "visited" the place after a mate from Brum (of all places), sent me his rough paced survey. Probably late 1970s.
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Posted: 19/11/2010 17:34:14
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I have copies of all of the MOD plans, they are a bit big to upload but if demand warrants I can photograph them.

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Posted: 19/11/2010 17:39:44
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royfellows wrote:

I have copies of all of the MOD plans, they are a bit big to upload but if demand warrants I can photograph them.


Please. Flowers Flowers Flowers

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Posted: 19/11/2010 18:05:59
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Morlock wrote:

royfellows wrote:

I have copies of all of the MOD plans, they are a bit big to upload but if demand warrants I can photograph them.


Please. Flowers Flowers Flowers

Any pics of the 'Stores Cavern' under Dudley Zoo, failed to take any whilst I was there.


I only have the one of the 144 I uploaded, sorry.

I will do the MF plans next week, promise.
All stamped "Top Secret", so Roy puts them on the bloody Internet. I should be in 28DL

Actually, declassified by now.

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Posted: 19/11/2010 22:54:33
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The MOD plans were sold as souveniers by us (in fact I almost died printing them, bloody ammonia printer) they are a bit big, ask Nick or I have them somewhere. The pre 1950s plan shows all the light fittings (25,000 ish) but of course the air system changed after that.
They were cheaper than getting postcards printed, we also sold "MOD light bulbs" (mostly duff) but we had a few to sell, anyone got any ? Roll Eyes
More pics to come.
T
ps I think Nick has them in his new book.

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