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Default ARCHIVE - 8 go mad in yorkshire (Shirley not)-Sep-09 - 12-09-2009, 20:18

Featuring morrisey, boboil, Gibbo, Manx, detritus, coalboard and carabiner.

Whilst not normally a county renowned for it hospitality (we all forgot our passports and Gibbo had to flash his yorshiremans ID at border control to get us in) today was an exception at our first point of call, Shirleys colliery where cups of tea (no lashings of ginger beer unfortunately though) and slices of growler (thats pork pie for the uninitiated) were the order of the day courtesy of shirley and her sister daphne (thanks ladies)

Hopefully either Morrisey or coalboard might add some information about the mine itself.

Boboil surveys one entrance

Heres one of the others

Inside the superb pillar and stall workings

on the haulage way

Coalboard having a good poke about

On the haulage road looking towards the now blocked adit, notice coal seam in the roof with fireclay below


hopefully ive left scope for some of the others to put their pics up without any doubles.

Onto the second location which must remain secret due to the nature of where it is, suffice to say its a superb coal and fireclay mine somewhere in yorkshire in absolutely mint condition.

No above ground pics im afraid as it may be apparent to some of our cleverer researchers where it is.
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Default 12-09-2009, 21:15

What a wonderful day over the border, Shirley & Daphnie are stars, it was worth going just to meet them.
Shirley's mine

Perfect pillar & stall workings

No Sneak today but we made do with this fella

Back on the surface Shirley's garden is an explore itself
Air raid shelter

R1 abseils the great wall of yorkshire

Yorkshire hospitality

Dont they make a lovely couple

2nd port of call, secret mine


No rugby union style blood capsules, no pain no gain

Cheers all a great day
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Default 12-09-2009, 21:22

That photo of Peter is brilliant, a true Yorkshire gent. Some of the other interests Shirley's has to offer, big thanks to Shirley and Daphne for the hospitality, good luck with the house.

Prof n Sneak

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Default 12-09-2009, 22:01

Yes, yet more photos.

Fantastic day out apart from the angry wasps at the second location. I got 2 stings myself, I believe manx got a couple, and boboil tried pointing out he had 2 wasp sting lumps between his legs till we pointed out that they were his testicles.

Great yorkshire hospitality, great going back over t' penines back to me roots!

Is that a bucket I see before me?

This is what happens if your foundations break into old coal mines and then try to fill them with concrete!

Yours truly. Bring me my office chair anyday.

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Default 13-09-2009, 00:15

Here's a plan of the workings, very simplified

Coal Not Dole
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Default 13-09-2009, 11:37

It was a cracking day out. Not many pics from me I'm not too blessed at taking photos.


This final pic above may look complete and utter tripe but if you look closely scribed into the rock is an arrow pointing down. Under the arrow is a shaft filled with water.

The secret mine

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Default 13-09-2009, 11:46

Do what i do ste, get chippy to take all your shots then take a photo of his slr screen, works for me!

Its a whole new level just for mendo, its the taking pics of people taking pics of bricks.
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