Historic Graffiti in Smallcleugh Mine. The sloping wall is the face of a fault line showing the vertical scratch marks known as slickensides. Photo by James Heaton
Antonia and Andy Freem have offered to produce a film about Nenthead Mines. They were filming from 16th to 18th February in Smallcleugh and Rampgill levels. You can see examples of their work on UTube, particularly about caves in South Wales.
Andy Hopkirk has reviewed the information available about members interests. Here are the results of his review. Click on the image for a larger view.
During the early days of February, work has continued on site, despite the cold and wet weather. The Drying Room construction has continued and work has started on the Stamp Mill site.
First day of work on the Drying Room – the floor joists are laid on the damp proof course
Drainage pipe being installed in the Stamp Mill trench. This pipe is laid as a contingency, just in case the site floods in future. We have given the site a new name to reflect the fact that the Power of Water structure will be demolished this year.
Checking the alignment of the drainage pipe
Colin arranging the outflow end of the pipe. The pipe was later lengthened to bypass the pond, which will soon be filled with rubble.
Allan demonstrating the use of a tape measure. The Drying Room has wall panels of plywood, with an inner insulation layer.
Looking from the site of the lobby to the entrance door to the Drying Room