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  3. I'm gutted I didn't get inside. Been putting it off for months and finally got the opportunity to take a look around and there was no way in
  4. Hi folks, We’ve been exploring the many local abandoned mines for many years here on the Isle of Man. Here is a funny little vid of one such trip.
  5. Thank you for the info! Canon 650D my friend
  6. Info on this 19th century castle in the description of the video on youtube site.
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  8. That's a derp looking place mate. Top work. Thanks for posting.
  9. Healey Mills Train Yard & Dudfleet Mill

    Top explore mate thanks for posting.
  10. Healey Mills Train Yard & Dudfleet Mill

    Love it mate, superb bit of film is that. Thanks for posting.
  11. A short cinematic film of Healey Mills train graveyard and Dudfleet Mill. Thanks for watching!
  12. Cyprus Delights

    Great write up and pics Sir, many thanks for sharing WB.
  13. Cyprus Delights

    Love it Mr Bovine. What a great find and an interesting write up, top dollar.
  14. Cyprus Delights

    Well that's just bloody splendid sir. Excellent write up and research. Thanks for posting. You can have a special spidey emoji.
  15. Cyprus Delights

    Copper mining in Cyprus started in about 300BC, in fact the name is derived from cuprous (copper). The early prospectors found the copper ore by looking for 'gossans' or iron domes in the hills. These were formed when a vein is exposed on the surface, leaching of the soluble copper elements into the vein, leaving iron oxides which form reddish, yellow or brown hills. Most mining was done by digging gigantic holes to get at the ore, but a few were proper mines, due to the depth of the overburden. Usually inclined adits, they were worked by pillar and stall, or face advancement. The area explored even had a narrow gauge (2foot 6 gauge) railway some 8 miles long to convey the ore to the port, where it was concentrated prior to shipment. There is not that much information available, but the following is an extract from a mining report. The mining area of Kalavasos covers a range of 18 square kilometres, the centre of which is located north of the Kalavasos village, about 10 kilometres from the Vasiliko beach and around 13 kilometres from the ancient city of Amathous. The ore from the Kalavasos mines was transferred via railway to the harbour of Vasiliko. Processing took place in the factory that existed there and then -through a system of overhead loading -it was loaded onto ships to be exported. The aggregate volume of reserves in the deposits of the Kalavasos's area were calculated by professor L. Mousoulos to be approximately 8.5 million tones. The ore production in the Kalavasos region started in 1937 and ended in 1978. A total of 5.5 million tones of ore were mined in the region during that period, while the export of ore by the mines of Kalavasos during the same period surpass 3 million tones. Today the mines remain shut and abandoned. The Community Council of Kalavasos has scheduled the maintenance of the entrance of the Mousoulou mine so that the visitors will observe how the mines operated. Explored with Mrs Bovine and a lot of frustration to find some of the mines!!! A 1976 shot of a train being marshalled at the mine A very rare underground pic, showing manpower to move the tubs! Preserved in the village is a loco and a selection of wagons on a bridge. Mrs Bovine shows the size of the wagons (note that her breed does not grow horns!) The steel frame reads "Appleby Frodingham England" Loading hoppers at the end of the line Still a bit of track left! Mine entrance complete with model church for the miners to pray for a safe shift. The sign says that is forbidden to enter the mine. Inside the adit, all the packing timbers are rotten and causing minor collapses, the floor is about a foot of ochre under the water! Death on a stick? That the mine entrance was banked up, causing it to half fill with water hasn't helped! Another mine, another adit! Just big enough for tubs And collapsing due to ground movement. Well worn rail as an anchor post Another one! The concrete is to protect from rocks breaking off the hillside above! Separate tracks for fulls and empties. A bit unsafe?????? This shows the steepness of the adit incline (whilst Mrs checks the travel insurance policy) Thanks for looking. Postscript - Who cleans up the mess? Ironstone (not wanted), various copper ore traces and the leachate is a form of ochre!
  16. the great central hull and barnsley joint railway or the GCH&BJR

    Good write up and rather like the pics. many thanks for sharing WB.
  17. The Sand Sidings

    First class Sir. love the pics. many thanks for sharing WB.
  18. GONE TO POT!

    First class Sir. Love the pics. many thanks for sharing WB.
  19. GONE TO POT!

    Nice to see Holdings is still going. Looks good in the snow

    Nice shots of the quays sir
  21. GONE TO POT!

    near Blackburn isn't it, nice little spot, solid report man
  22. GONE TO POT!

    thankyou sir. things around every turn in here!
  23. GONE TO POT!

    Nice pics sir I like this place it was one of my early explores and I keep thinking of going back. Nice post.

    A Little Exhibition at media city.
  25. GONE TO POT!

    HISTORY:- Holding’s Country Pottery was founded in 1842 by James Holding. The original pottery was built a short distance away. In 1860 James Holding moved his business to Broadfield, then in 1900 his son Grimshaw Holding set up the pottery on the present site. From then on the pottery stayed put and the business passed down from father to son until it’s decline in the late 80's. THE VISIT:- Seen this on a few sites and as i was in the area in the morning decided to take a mooch. The building has deteriorated a lot over the past years and now very derpy! main building a mugs game! KILN FURNACE HEATER Breaking the mold! kiln. 7/10 lots to see
  26. The Sand Sidings

    It's an abandoned derpy daisy
  27. manton colliery sidings

    manton colliery built in 1898 closed in 1984 was served from the lincoln to sheffield line with extensive sidings and a signal box to control it. the colliery itself has now long gone and the site now occupied by a B&Q warehouse bringing some work back to a hard hit area. the sidings and a single track to the former colliery site albeit covered in undergrowth still remaining also the bridge which crosses the main road near manton wood has the track attached into its decking and is still the responsibility of network rail but goes no further than the end of the bridge ending in a large pile of ballast. looking back towards the main line into the undergrowth some parts of the track have been removed although there were gypsies nearby at the time i couldnt say if they or network rail were responsible. the siding now called manton wood still sees a daily use as the 17.55 east midland trains service to nottingham travels to manton wood sidings to allow the northern rail lincoln to sheffield and sheffield to lincoln services to pass and use the platforms at worksop station. there is a possibility of trains returning here as B&Q are considering some of the goods being brought in by rail having taken my photos i heard a van horn blast and looking down from the embankment saw 3 network rail vehicles parked at the roadside with great risk to soggy shoes and and socks i got down the side of the embankment and hastily explained i wanted some pictures of the bridge. the network rail guy asking what i want those for i asked him if he had heard of urbex urban exploring to which he replied no i therefore wisely decided not to pursue the matter and apologising for delaying them took my leave as i thought if he knew what else was on the camera and that i,d been track side i,d be in deep doo doo this is the first time i,ve been caught ...well sort of. my urbexing 6th sense told me it was time to leave and thinking about it its a good job i didnt linger any further at the track side lest network rail came to investigate the unknown vehicle. manton colliery signal box closed with the colliery in 1984 here a pair of BR dmu,s pass by en route to sheffield from cleethorpes via gainsborough an unidentified 58 leaves manton colliery with a load for the power station a cripple wagon awaits attention on the left the same train heads for bridge and manton jcn this concrete pad is now fenced off and is B&Q,s storage area the truncated remains of the line which the above train would have crossed end in a pile of ballast the overgrown line still existant could trains possibly traverse this track again for B&Q signal WP 270 guards a line to nowhere the trackside board at manton wood 58 miles from where it joins the ECML near peterborough looking towards retford low level the signal box was roughly where the white object is on the right hand side beyond the signal finally the line looking towards worksop in the distance
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