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Report - Holme Bank Chert Mine - Derbyshire 09



Shadow

GDMEODC
28DL Full Member
#1
What an awesome little place, loads of character and bursting with history.
Visited with Maniac and Diehardlove.

The last two operational chert mines in Derbyshire were the Pretoria Mine and Holme Bank Mine, both at Bakewell. Pretoria opened in 1902. Access was from adits in a quarry at Bank Top and the steep workings extended beneath the road to connect with the earlier Greenfield shaft. The chert bed lies on a 1 in 3.7 gradient and the mine was subject to flooding in severe winters. Illumination was by mains electricity in addition to carbide lamps carried by the miners.
Lots more history here - http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DBY/BygoneIndustries/ChertMining.html

On with the pics! This was my first day underground with my new camera, and so far I am loving the results!

Chert1.jpg



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Chert3.jpg



Chert4.jpg



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Thats all for now folkes :thumb

Shadz
 

diehardlove

1 of them cnuts off 28dsl
Regular User
#2
nice pictures mate,how the pics of the bin bags down the hill come out
 

Shadow

GDMEODC
28DL Full Member
#3
trying to find somewhere to upload the animation I made to atm, its .swf and more then 10mb which is annoying

EDIT - Its now in people shots xD
 
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J4M35_UK

MEDOTDOOTC
28DL Full Member
#4
Nice work mate, it's a great mine this one, I have to see more of it :)
 

diehardlove

1 of them cnuts off 28dsl
Regular User
#5
just say the word as you know i like being underground more than above
 
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Runner

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#7
Very nice, especially like the track junction pic and that winder :thumb
Wonder why they took the laces from the boots?
 

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