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Author Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
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Posted: 04/11/2012 19:24:22
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crofty spent just over £135k at the Grenvilles that was a lot of money in 1966 Blink

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Posted: 05/11/2012 00:18:08
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derrickman wrote:

Roy Morton wrote:

Fortescue's Shaft was pumped into tankers during the 1976 drought.


Who drank that? Any survivors?
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Posted: 05/11/2012 04:06:20
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Trewillan wrote:

derrickman wrote:

Roy Morton wrote:

Fortescue's Shaft was pumped into tankers during the 1976 drought.


Who drank that? Any survivors?


I didn't write that Flowers but I remember them doing the pumping. SWW had pumps on there for quite some time to supplement supplies from time to time. According to a mate that worked for SWW in the labs, the water wasn't too bad......whatever that might mean. Remember Camelford? Innocent

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Posted: 05/11/2012 07:20:39
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Indeed it wasn't bad, the pumps were only removed in 1997 (that was the year I started at CSM, thet were dumped into the old engine pondsite at KEM). If you read through South West Waters drought plan, both Williams shaft and Fortescues are listed as drought abstraction points. The water from Williams was used for years at the Nancekuke Chemical Weapons Lab due to its purity. IP: 90.221.39.40
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Posted: 05/11/2012 07:49:26
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Found a better map! The stoping is on Dolcoath main lode rather than Caunters lode as I previously stated (this lode is further south maybe 100m).

Off Topic South Crofty on the BBC local news this morning re UNESCO situation....the words teacup and storm spring to mind....

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Posted: 05/11/2012 11:32:09
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Who'd have thought it. International quango tapeworm feeding in the intestines of the British economy attempts to sew it's mouth shut as well.

This is sadly what happens when you let left academic types with no appreciation of economics or reality into positions of power.

Forget jobs, forget real wealth generation, we've clearly just got to allow the country to get even further up **** street with it's economic inaction.

Hopefully someone sensible will come along and tell them to ****** off.

/rant.

How are we doing relative to knowing which lode this hole is on and furthermore, is the footway shaft to be unplugged as well?
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Posted: 05/11/2012 15:51:19
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THe plaque on the Harriet horiz winder mountings has a good diagram on it showing the lodes and the known shafts and puts these shafts next to dolcoath main lode.



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Posted: 05/11/2012 16:52:38
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20202659

- What I cant fathom is why UNESCO have kept quiet about alterations to the mining landscape done by the County council ..either they were consulted and approved or they have yet to find out or ???

And who were the 3 gents inspecting the depression today? They had proper miner's hats on! as well as one of them having a beard (2.35pm today!)

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Posted: 05/11/2012 17:08:18
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Probably Crofty technical services been let out on an outing! IP: 90.221.39.40
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Posted: 05/11/2012 17:34:45
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stuey wrote:

Who'd have thought it. International quango tapeworm feeding in the intestines of the British economy attempts to sew it's mouth shut as well.

This is sadly what happens when you let left academic types with no appreciation of economics or reality into positions of power.

Forget jobs, forget real wealth generation, we've clearly just got to allow the country to get even further up **** street with it's economic inaction.

Hopefully someone sensible will come along and tell them to ****** off.

/rant.



Don't get me wrong stuey, I love reading your rants. I just wonder if there should be a specific html 'rant' option. I mean 'quote' or 'reply' really don't do justice to the energy and spleen expended!
I know, I'm way Off Topic but I just had to say.
I'll get me coat shall I?
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Posted: 05/11/2012 18:11:01
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Knocker wrote:

Probably Crofty technical services been let out on an outing!


Must try harder next time ! the descriptions could have been worse, a short one and an old one ! Anyway, The other two were Mr Allen Buckley and Shaun whose one of the contractors.

Didn't learn much about the fenced off area in the field, but my has the original hole grown, looks like a bomb crater with some concrete in the bottom of it.

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Posted: 05/11/2012 19:49:32
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Just watched a program on the UNESCO world heritage issue.
It would appear to be a f**k up by those that ought to know better, I think a bit of round the table trading in the first place would have been a good idea, the powers that be down here were over the moon at the granting of the world heritage status, seems they want it all ways. I am all for Crofty doing well, did the planners read the small print? Ignorance is no excuse.
Wouldn't pay them in washers.

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Posted: 05/11/2012 21:42:14
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lozz wrote:


Wouldn't pay them in washers.

Lozz.


agreed Loz! besides we've been here once already, Crofty vs the Council last time. Now they're onside dont think UNESCO could even put a spanner in the works if they wanted to. lets leave this bit of puff journalism where it is shall we Smile
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Posted: 05/11/2012 21:47:42
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another bunch of outsiders trying to tell us what to do again would rather have the jobs (sorry cant do a rant like stu he will be along soon though Laugh )

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Posted: 05/11/2012 21:54:35
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I'm somewhat confused by this - the entire Cooks Kitchen site was intentionally left out of the listing for this very reason plus the fact there is very little on the site that reflects the listing period - i.e. 19th century mining heritage.

Look at the site, it is full of post 1950's asbestos and steel clad buildings that are going to be demolished regardless of whether crofty mines or not. The new mill is designed in such a way to minimise the visual impact and is far less intrusive than most of the retail units around.

This is a case of some academic who has not visited the area getting uppity because he wasn't asked his opinion.
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Posted: 05/11/2012 22:03:19
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think there are 3 listed buildings on the crofty site, the incomer house,geny house and the smithys shop

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Posted: 05/11/2012 22:11:32
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Yes they are the 3 listed buildings - however they are all remaining in existence and do NOT sit within a world heritage site. IP: 90.221.39.40
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Posted: 05/11/2012 22:13:16
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Knocker wrote:


This is a case of some academic who has not visited the area getting uppity because he wasn't asked his opinion.


hit the nail on the head there mate I think!
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Posted: 05/11/2012 22:17:06
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Heres a link to the WHS map: -
http://www.cornish-mining.org.uk/areas-places-activities/camborne-redruth-portreath

The South Crofty site is 100% not in the WHS nor is Heartlands for that matter - just as well they would definately have had the status removed for that one! Although in fairness I have to say that was the best firework display I have ever seen in the Duchy tonight! And it was free!
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Posted: 05/11/2012 22:27:49
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so why have fartlands got a bloody big sign saying they are?

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