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Mining Methods and Geology.

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No New Posts Long and Shortwall mining.

Longwall and Shortwall mining methods and equipment.

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38 586 The complete history of Daw Mill Colliery
by dazbt
Jan 7, 2018 8:45:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Bord and Pillar Methods.

General chat about bord and pillar.

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4 68 Are you using video marketing?
by John
Dec 3, 2017 6:54:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Minerals.

Other types of mines.

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28 494 Boulby's Owners in Talks With Sirius.
by John
Sept 22, 2017 5:22:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Opencast Mining.

Opencast, strip mining and "open cut" methods.

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8 55 gaseous emissions from coal stockpiles
by John
May 19, 2015 6:53:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Geology.

Information about the geology of a region.

25 270 Fire clay
by Clive
Oct 2, 2017 10:17:31 GMT -5

Rules and Suggestions.

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No New Posts Information About Registrations.

Registration difficulties and recomendations.

Sub-board: Welcome to Coal, Colliery and Mining.

10 17 Chinese Registrations.
by John
Oct 25, 2014 8:06:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Suggestions.

Add any ideas that would make the forum better.

9 90 Suggestions and Idea's.
by Minutor
Apr 6, 2014 11:02:55 GMT -5
No New Posts Rules.

General site rules.

1 1 Main Site Rules.
by John
Sept 8, 2006 7:58:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Help And How Too's.

How do I post pictures, or post a Youtube video, or how do I post in a different colour, text etc..
Well check here for that information.

2 3 "Tiny URL"
by John
Jan 26, 2010 8:01:41 GMT -5

ANNOUNCEMENT>

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Things to come!

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Jun 29, 2017 9:20:22 GMT -5
No New Posts Staff.

Section for staff to discuss board issues.

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General

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No New Posts Events, Gala's and Exhibitions.

Coming events, Gala's and Exhibitions, expos etc..

15 27 Annual Mining Lamp Collectors Fair, 11th June at Pleasley
by ncbnik
May 28, 2016 4:12:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Undermanager's Office.

Just general chatting about anything mining wise.

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262 1,949 Payment in Lieu of Fuel - Help Needed Please
by smshogun
Dec 30, 2017 10:02:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Mining News.

Latest mining news.

177 958 China stops buying North Korean coal
by rob52
Apr 12, 2017 19:35:55 GMT -5
No New Posts The Canteen. - 1 Viewing

Owt about nowt!
Chat about anything, mates, canteen tea, grub etc, funny instances, hobbies, just about "owt"

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119 1,679 Merry Christmas!!
by smshogun
Dec 30, 2017 10:04:42 GMT -5
No New Posts A Funny Thing Happened on The Way To The Face.

Funny Stories to Share.

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Sub-board: Owt Abaht Nowt!

59 275 It All Goes Wrong
by smshogun
Nov 6, 2016 21:50:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Mining Links

Links to coal mining websites.

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52 173 MINING PENSIONS.
by eleceng
Sept 16, 2016 8:28:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Mining In Other Countries.

Mining in other countries, coal and other.

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Sub-boards: Mining In Australia., Mining In China., Mining In The USA

74 423 Awaba State Mine 1957 - Near Newcastle NSW
by rob52
Jul 21, 2017 9:29:40 GMT -5
No New Posts Mining Qualifications Worldwide.

Are my qualifications and experience recognised in other countries??

3 15 Lost 1st Class ticket
by John
May 3, 2017 5:21:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Books and Papers, Reviewed or For Sale, Items For Sale.

Mining books and new papers out on mining topics.

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19 70 Looking for a used battery
by tygwyn
May 16, 2017 16:33:08 GMT -5
No New Posts The Message Board.

Events, symposiums, get together's etc.

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23 73 Size2c/a pickrose
by John
Nov 9, 2016 9:54:39 GMT -5
No New Posts The Bathrooms.

Poems from our "pit Bards"

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24 48 Happy 2013
by Wheldale
Dec 31, 2012 16:24:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Real Time Chat Room Here.

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1 2 Chat Room.
by John
May 3, 2005 11:41:46 GMT -5

British Coal Mining Industry.

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No New Posts The Youngsters and Researchers Section.

As we now have schoolkids doing research for school projects, I thought a section to help them would be appropriate,

8 26 Occupational Stress and Gambling Study
by kharusi
Aug 4, 2016 11:30:06 GMT -5
No New Posts NCB/British Coal.

British coal industry after nationalisation to the end!

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Sub-boards: Pits of The Midlands., Remains of the UK Coal Industry., Pits of The North West, Scottish Coalfields Pits., Pits of Yorkshire., Pits of The North East., Pits of North and South Wales., Pits of Somerst and Kent

72 637 Pits of Derbyshire.
by smshogun
Sept 14, 2017 20:36:34 GMT -5
No New Posts After The NCB/BC, Privatisation.

After the NCB.

8 96 British Coal sell off
by edwinovich
Apr 29, 2017 1:45:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Pre NCB Mines.

UK coal industry prior to nationalisation.

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3 12 Westwood colliery
by dazbt
Feb 15, 2012 2:36:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Unions and Strikes.

The Rise of the Mining Unions and Disputes.

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16 108 Ian MacGregor Interview
by rob52
Sept 1, 2017 20:29:35 GMT -5

Engineering.

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No New Posts Electricity in Mines.

Electricity, past and present.

28 248 Coal Fired Power Stations & Pwr Sys Inertia
by John
Apr 24, 2017 7:54:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Equipment Manufacturers. - 1 Viewing

32 394 continous Miners
by John
Apr 22, 2017 5:35:16 GMT -5
No New Posts Winding Engines, Ropes and Shafts.

Winding engines past and present etc..

30 293 Large loads and balance ropes
by John
Nov 29, 2017 6:26:47 GMT -5

Mining Glossary.

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No New Posts Mining Glossary

A comprehensive mining glossary.

3 23 Glossary.
by kundyhole
Jan 13, 2015 14:29:55 GMT -5
No New Posts Alternate Mining Glossary.

A wacky mining glossary.

1 16 Alternate Mining Glossary.
by erichall
Oct 5, 2010 6:39:26 GMT -5

Colliery Discussion Groups.

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No New Posts Calverton Colliery.

Calverton Colliery discussions.

4 28 East Midlands power loading exhibition at Calverton Colliery
by kundyhole
Oct 13, 2015 11:24:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Clifton Colliery, No6 Area, Notts Division.

Discussions about Clifton Colliery.

9 64 Stone Head Drift.
by John
Aug 26, 2016 9:32:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Cotgrave Colliery, No6 Area, Notts Division.

Cotgrave Colliery discussions.

10 158 Winders.
by John
Jan 29, 2017 10:53:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Gedling Colliery.

Gedling Colliery Discussions.

1 1 Gedling Colliery
by bibobs
Sept 24, 2012 8:50:33 GMT -5
No New Posts Hucknall, No1 & 2 Collieries.

Discussions of Hucknall No1 and 2 collieries.

4 51 colliery no 2 workers from 1987
by colly0410
Nov 15, 2016 18:42:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Wollaton and Radford Collieries.

The history of the Wollaton and Radford Collieries in Nottingham.

5 35 Wollaton Colliery.1890.
by John
Jan 30, 2017 11:26:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Bestwood Colliery.

Bestwood Colliery discussions.

3 45 Bestwood pit video.
by colly0410
Jun 19, 2014 4:57:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Babbington Colliery.

Babbington Colliery aka Cinderhill Colliery discussions.

1 3 Cinderhill Colliery 1890.
by John
Jul 23, 2012 10:25:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Old Collieries On Western Edge of The Notts Coalfield.

Collieries of the west side of the Leen Valley "on the crop"

2 14 Workings West of Wollaton Colliery.
by smshogun
Feb 7, 2014 21:17:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Gomersal Colliery, North Yorkshire.

For Gomersal members.

2 25 Gomersal Colliery
by mickwarden
Sept 1, 2017 9:25:11 GMT -5
No New Posts High Moor Colliery.

Discussions on High Moor Colliery.

1 10 High Moor.
by John
Apr 22, 2011 10:49:12 GMT -5
No New Posts General. - 1 Viewing

General colliery discussions.

23 161 Gascoinge Wood drifts
by donnieclark
Nov 13, 2017 9:42:10 GMT -5
No New Posts The Lancashire Collieries Discussion Groups.

6 11 Bold colliery on telly
by Clive
Jun 15, 2016 13:05:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Tilmanstone Colliery, Kent.

Tilmanstone colliery discussions.

4 23 Thackley Colliery, Locomotives
by trainman119
Nov 8, 2017 19:18:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Wheldale Colliery.

Wheldale Colliery discussions.

12 116 Joseph Arundel March 1915
by carundel
Dec 22, 2017 13:53:23 GMT -5

The Miners Renunited.

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No New Posts Lost Mining Mates.

Looking for an old lost mate you lost contact with years ago, well ask here, maybe some doing a search will bring up your post and point to where they are.

3 5 Lost Mates.
by John
Feb 18, 2014 7:56:13 GMT -5
No New Posts The Miners Reunited.

As Alan Andrews site has disappeared, we'll start a reunited board here.

Let us know who you are, what pits you worked at, when, and what jobs you performed.

1 1 Alan's site has gone, so this will be it's home.
by John
Jul 13, 2010 10:36:16 GMT -5

Miscellaneous.

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No New Posts Mines Rescue And First Aid.

Discussions on mines rescue and first aid subjects.

3 27 mine rescue scotland
by hutchie
Oct 16, 2014 7:28:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Lost Mates.

Looking for an old mate? Place a message here.

13 49 Looking for Roy Lynk
by roy1383
Jun 21, 2016 14:08:51 GMT -5
No New Posts History and Monuments.

History of the industry and monuments to achievements and disasters.

11 50 Senghenydd the UKs worst disaster
by colly0410
Oct 15, 2013 12:34:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Mining History, Caving etc.

Topics which don't fit within general mining topics.

7 57 Mining collectables...
by dintheader
Feb 26, 2014 8:58:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Tell Us How You Found The Site!

I'm interested in how you found us.

4 42 How I Found The Site...
by D1001
Oct 26, 2017 10:18:31 GMT -5
No New Posts 15's East

The team...Introduce yourselves, your interest in mining etc...

Moderator: John

Sub-board: Latest Mining News.

6 75 Get to Know The Members.
by Clive
Dec 26, 2016 15:20:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Requests.

A special board for request for information etc.

14 81 Covered Way
by eleceng
Feb 8, 2017 12:29:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Training.

Where did you do your training??

7 71 Did you do your training at Monk Bretton ?
by John
Apr 28, 2016 7:25:38 GMT -5

Interests.

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No New Posts Mining Pictures.

Post personal mining pictures here.
Don't forget to give a description!

19 80 Some Colliery Photo's from the 90's
by D1001
Oct 26, 2017 10:21:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Questions and Answers.

Please leave your questions here, someone will answer them.

Moderator: John

84 807 Miners knee pads
by grahamgeorge
Jan 13, 2018 7:30:29 GMT -5
No New Posts The Ladies Board.

Mining from a womans perspective, what it was like to be a miners wife, suffer through the strikes etc.

3 19 The Last Lady Collier
by caiman
Dec 24, 2013 13:10:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Pit Music And Poems.

Brass bands, pit music, poems etc.

10 56 mining songs
by cromercolliery
Aug 3, 2016 13:03:17 GMT -5
No New Posts The Tall Tale And Ghost Stories Board.

As we are accumalating a collection of tall tales, I'll transfer them here, but try to keep yours here please.
Also add pit ghost stories here too.

2 4 Ghost story's
by Sam from Kent
Oct 2, 2011 10:32:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Post Mining Careers and Activities.

So what did you do after the pits closed down?
What do you do to pass the time if your retired??

15 73 Retirement at last
by kenh
Dec 17, 2016 13:24:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Video's And Links To Videos

Place video's or links to mining video's here.

54 296 Deepest Mine in the World Documentary.
by Wheldale
Jun 10, 2017 3:51:48 GMT -5

Mines and Quarries Act 1954.

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No New Posts M&Q Act.

The Coal Mines Regulations 1954.

1 3 The Act.
by John
Oct 2, 2008 12:23:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Coal.

Coalmine acts.

2 21 M&Q Act
by erichall
Mar 8, 2011 11:45:52 GMT -5

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