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Author Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
christwigg

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Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
Posted: 03/11/2011 18:57:59
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Do I win an award for most unusual forum topic ?

Just saw this on the news
http://www.northumberlandia.com/

I love the alternative name of "Slag Alice" Roll Eyes
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Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
Posted: 03/11/2011 19:41:30
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Not so much news its a fact of life now - I was watching the boys create this weird heap the other day when mouching arround the opencast site.

I think I prefered the good old waste heaps we used to have in the North East , this one will look a bit lost as all the real pit heaps have all gone many years ago.
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Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
Posted: 03/11/2011 20:27:30
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What a complete and utter pointless waste of money, time, diesel and effort. Luckily we have all of those in abundance right now.

Chris.
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Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
Posted: 03/11/2011 21:09:47
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ChrisJC wrote:

What a complete and utter pointless waste of money, time, diesel and effort. Luckily we have all of those in abundance right now.

Chris.


Very well put old friend, I agree 100%

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Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
Posted: 03/11/2011 23:56:11
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That's worse than that Big Tit (tm) thing they are/were going to put in at Gwydyr. IP: 86.151.32.110
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Posted: 04/11/2011 07:24:37
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Blimey, that was like walking into an episode of Grumpy Old Men.

I'll keep my mouth shut about my next project to re-imagine the life of Cleveland Ironstone miners through interprative dance.

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Posted: 04/11/2011 08:22:30
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So long as you don't wear 'morris' bells I'd pay o see that Chris' Thumb Up
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Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
Posted: 04/11/2011 10:48:09
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christwigg wrote:

Blimey, that was like walking into an episode of Grumpy Old Men.
Indeed.


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Posted: 04/11/2011 15:45:53
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Another waste of money IMO, http://thecoldstonescut.org/ still from the air it looks like a prick and balls, possibly like the designer

http://davidgryn.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/lr11349-56.jpg

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Posted: 04/11/2011 16:07:15
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Tidied up your link Ian.

Reminds me very much of a shopping mall in Reykjavik that our tour guide said looked hilarous from the air.

http://www.photo.is/07/06/3/images/kps06070538.jpg
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Posted: 04/11/2011 23:31:40
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Wow a tip with tits Big Grin

I find it amazing that the artist has managed to maintain the inherent "Tip-iness" of the site while expressing his childhood fantasies. I suppose it represents his mum.

He would probably also have some wonderful theory about why most of us like squeezing ourselves into deep, dark, damp holes for fun.
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Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
Posted: 06/11/2011 08:47:26
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More like they got to tip the stuff somewhere and planning was hard to get so call your tip a 'work of art' and Bob's your uncle.
Dont even have to put it back when you're finished.

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Posted: 03/09/2012 22:52:32
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Hmmm, officially 'unveiled' today...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19461891

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Posted: 05/09/2012 10:08:40
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Redwinch wrote:

Another waste of money IMO, http://thecoldstonescut.org/ still from the air it looks like a prick and balls, possibly like the designer

http://davidgryn.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/lr11349-56.jpg


It does! It absolutely does! Haha! Brilliant...wonder how the designer justified that in his proposal, without saying 'I intend to build a giant wang'...! Reading his spiel on the website, probably just by talking similarly pretentious b0llocks...Clearly everyone has overlooked the 'elements' which really influenced his thinking! If I were his wife I'd be getting worried... Laugh

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Posted: 06/09/2012 08:07:34
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There is another of these massive landscape art projects being developed in Fife at the St Ninians Opencast Coal Site near Kelty (to the immediate west of the M90 between Kelty and Dunfermline) by Scottish Coal called 'The Scottish World Project' and before that Fife Earth:

http://www.scottishresources.com/Projects/FifeEarth/default.aspx


The common link is the designer Charles Jencks:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Jencks

ChrisJC wrote:

What a complete and utter pointless waste of money, time, diesel and effort. Luckily we have all of those in abundance right now.


Quite the opposite, judging by Scottish Coal's version. It is saving a massive amount of money, time and diesel. Essentially it is an opencast companies dream opportunity .......... they are leaving a huge quantity of overburden permanently in tips (I would hazard somewhere between 6-9 million cubic metres) by reshaping and creating art thereby avoiding having to rehandle the overburden and place into the final void. Hence 'The Scottish World Project' has "landforms" ie shaped up overburden tips and "water features" which are the flooded final working voids which otherwise would have been filled with overburden.

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