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Offline Roger W

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1825 on: February 11, 2016, 11:40:52 am »
Heavily cropped indeed!

An arched roof and what looks like a flat lintel behind.

It isn't Bagshawe by any chance?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1826 on: February 11, 2016, 11:45:56 am »
Windy Knoll?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1827 on: February 11, 2016, 12:42:53 pm »
Neither Roger nor Mr Cooley are correct.

Keep guessing Mr Cooley and Roger.

and C.C. we've had Windy Knoll :p
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1828 on: February 11, 2016, 11:56:30 pm »
Oh crap I can't remember the name but I think it might be the place the aid climbers go near the BCA library. Two next to each other just up from the flat path...


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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1829 on: February 12, 2016, 08:13:03 am »
Sorry ash.

I can uncrop the image either right or down, but i'll give you until after the weekend. Let me know if you want right or down?

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1830 on: February 12, 2016, 08:26:46 am »
Doveholes?

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1831 on: February 12, 2016, 09:57:07 am »
Sorry brown.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1832 on: February 12, 2016, 10:57:25 am »
Good grief, slow reveals now? What is this - 'Catchphrase' with Roy Walker? "Ah, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - I thought you'd get that one"...

As it's Friday, an uncropped GottZone wearing a rock afro wig, with the probable location of his wezzit if that were uncropped too...


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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1833 on: February 12, 2016, 12:01:12 pm »
Nope! wrong again Phil. Most of the guesses have been in the right "catchment" as is the photo above. Should narrow it down a tad, so I don't have to do the slow reveal.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1834 on: February 12, 2016, 12:58:37 pm »
Erm...that wasn't a serious attempt. I'm still reeling from the news you're cropping images to make it harder! Shame. Henri Cartier-Bresson will be spinning at high revs in his grave right now  :ang:

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1835 on: February 12, 2016, 02:56:07 pm »
The cave was dripping all over my phone, The Decisive Moment was to "just take the Damn shot" and get out  ;D (and sort the image later).  :tease:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Cartier-Bresson#The_Decisive_Moment

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1836 on: February 12, 2016, 03:17:45 pm »
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1837 on: February 12, 2016, 03:51:36 pm »
Al's got it...you removed the track etc, and to think of all the trips Dave and I made into there! ::)
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1838 on: February 12, 2016, 11:20:32 pm »
Al! You win!

Cooley you should have guessed more! Told you to guess more. Oh well. Can hint only so much...

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1839 on: February 13, 2016, 06:55:27 am »
Here goes ...

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1840 on: February 13, 2016, 10:25:46 am »
Devonshire?

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1841 on: February 13, 2016, 04:02:53 pm »
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1842 on: February 13, 2016, 04:58:38 pm »
Well, that didn't last long, did it?

mch has it - it's Devonshire. In fact it's a shot of the classic thurl on the right side of the passage down-dip from dustbin chamber.

Over to you, mch ...
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1843 on: February 13, 2016, 05:05:47 pm »
What is a Thurl? Only definition I can find is the hip joint of a cow!
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1844 on: February 13, 2016, 05:22:39 pm »
It's an opening driven for ventilation purposes, in this case relating to the fireset workings in Devonshire. Sometimes it's because of bad air, as in Cromford Sough.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1845 on: February 13, 2016, 05:23:15 pm »
It's the miner's term for the little windows cut between the parallel passages to enhance the draught and therefore bring about more efficient burning as part of the fire-setting process. John Barnatt wrote quite a comprehensive story about Coalpit Rake or Devonshire Cavern in 2009 for PDMHS. You should find it in the public part of their website. Well worth a read.
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1846 on: February 13, 2016, 05:32:08 pm »
http://www.pdmhs.com/publications/index---mining-history-volume-16
Vol 16 No3 a downloadable pdf, Ctrl+F and search Thurl


Thanks - always good to learn new things.   :)
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1847 on: February 14, 2016, 10:20:41 am »
Sorry about the delay in posting a photo, never done it before (my heart sank when I got al's pic right!) so I've been struggling a bit. Many thanks to al for helping me out with the posting.


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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1848 on: February 14, 2016, 11:22:35 am »
Jacobs Dream?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1849 on: February 14, 2016, 11:38:08 am »
No, sorry teabag.