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Author Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
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Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
Posted: 13/10/2012 09:54:23
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There are 1000's of stones in the car park by the old dry / Church about 200 yards away in the field. I am sure I could convince them to agree to part with 2 or 3 for the interests of safety and shaft testing.....Anyway yesterday afternoon it looked like some of the "local wildlife" had broken down the fence as well as the tape..

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Posted: 13/10/2012 10:24:27
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I have a concern about the fence not being adequate.

Given the curiosity of the local wildlife and their likely attitude to flimsy, liftuppable panel fences, I think ideally, something more in the context of the area is required.

Something big, heavy and metal with sharp spikes on.

Let's face it. A hole opening up is a very exciting thing which gets the explorer going in all of us.

I suppose a key question is "Have the council exercised their duty of care towards the public?" I'd say they have, but perhaps not in that particular area.
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Posted: 13/10/2012 11:57:09
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Got to say Cornwall Council seem awfully slow compared to Kerrier with this one! Seen a few Cormac (yes you did read that right) guys looking at it over the last couple of days IP: 90.221.39.42
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Posted: 14/10/2012 00:20:58
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Knocker wrote:

Got to say Cornwall Council seem awfully slow compared to Kerrier with this one! Seen a few Cormac (yes you did read that right) guys looking at it over the last couple of days


Probably wondering how much crap they can get rid of in it. Laugh

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Posted: 14/10/2012 12:56:31
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Roy Morton wrote:


Probably wondering how much crap they can get rid of in it. Laugh


working out how much overtime its good for more like!
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Posted: 15/10/2012 00:18:32
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somersetminer wrote:

Roy Morton wrote:


Probably wondering how much crap they can get rid of in it. Laugh


working out how much overtime its good for more like!


And then of course there's the danger money! Laugh

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Posted: 15/10/2012 17:48:20
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see they have put up some major fenceing around the holes today

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Posted: 15/10/2012 18:06:22
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Are they the same size?

What's the fencing like?
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Posted: 15/10/2012 18:35:35
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solid steel panels

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Posted: 15/10/2012 18:59:15
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Good to know they are protecting Joe Public, any discourse with local mines historians yet?

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Posted: 15/10/2012 19:57:51
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more like the local wildlife pinched the rent a fence Laugh

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Posted: 15/10/2012 21:30:44
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That was probably the stupidest thing they could have done! The locals will now put all their efforts into getting over the fence! IP: 90.221.39.42
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Posted: 15/10/2012 21:43:34
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We have people round here that are expendlible, Much the same.

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Posted: 15/10/2012 21:48:57
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The additional fencing seems to be the same type, but now there is an inner fence and outer fence. Last looked in detail on Sunday and the bench seems to be tilting slightly!
No sign yet of any heavy plant....I expect we will all be there when they pull off all the topsoil...I'll be the one in the old ECLP wellies and camera...

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Posted: 15/10/2012 21:52:57
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Please, Photo's of progress.


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Posted: 15/10/2012 21:54:08
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road is closed aswell now or it was when i came home from work council have their tea hut in place!

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Posted: 15/10/2012 21:58:40
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Tea? OK, All sorted Smile Smile

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Posted: 15/10/2012 22:07:14
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Yes just heard, I went past around 10am today, but by 4.30pm large lorry was there road was closed and wavy steel panels have been put up!
Not sure if the road is closed for the panelling work or from the risk of collapse. But I thought the tramway ran north of the shaft / stoping.
Anyway Elgin list it as shut from 15th to 29th Oct, "emergency sunken mineshaft repairs, ref CZ999dolcoathavenue/PB"
(updated today)
also states "Risk of fatalaties / road users" Shocked

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Posted: 15/10/2012 22:47:37
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think they will fill it in with youghet weavers? will keep stuey happy Laugh Laugh

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Posted: 16/10/2012 05:09:21
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O.K. Here’s the latest lowdown on the fun and games at Dolcoath Avenue, but first a few pictures to add some perspective to the scene.
Both shafts were supposed to have been plugged.
It looks to me like the chain has come off!

April 2012:- A self explanatory shot showing the Dunkin’s Garden Shaft marker / attractive polished granite seat behind the sheave wheel and Dunkin’s Footway Shaft marker just visible near the gorse bush, left



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April 2012:- Dunkin’s Footway Shaft marker and information plaque. By the way, Wheal Harriet is nowhere near here, another example of bad research by ‘experts’



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April 2012:- Dunkin’s Garden Shaft marker, also with dodgy information.



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15-10-2012:- The hole near the seat has certainly enlarged from a few days ago and the other has undercut a little more. The rocks are courtesy of the local shot put team....No gold medals there, but not bad for 5 year olds.



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A close up of Dunkin’s Garden hole showing what looks like a concrete slab, 100mm thick probably laid as a base for the granite seat.....I hope!



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The next two shots are of the super duper impervious solid steel safety fence which will keep all and sundry out, and also obscure from view those who do enter by whatever means. Not too good an idea with all the kids around the place.



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The road is completely closed off to traffic and it looks like major works will be starting soon. One of the guys erecting the fence muttered something about filling it with concrete. In its present state that would be most interesting.



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