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Forum: Amble and Hauxley 03-02-2018, 07:16 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Well I didn't expect it to be gone that fast. Ah...

Well I didn't expect it to be gone that fast. Ah well.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 03-02-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
It's a white mineral filling the cavities/pore...

It's a white mineral filling the cavities/pore spaces of the fossil, almost certainly calcite.
Forum: Togston, Broomhill, Hadston and Red Row 02-02-2018, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Rather sad. Like it the way it was. :( Can...

Rather sad. Like it the way it was. :(

Can you remind me what this one was in its heyday (next door to the old Country Parks pub):

...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 02-02-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
Is there a lump broken out of the ring of the...

Is there a lump broken out of the ring of the anchor? or just a trick of the camera?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 02-02-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
I'd like to see it before nature takes it away...

I'd like to see it before nature takes it away again. I'll have a toddle down over the weekend.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 02-02-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
Could be. But looking in the newspaper archive I...

Could be. But looking in the newspaper archive I get the thousand yard stare there are that many ships lost on our patch. Years ago when I did that lost ships page...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 02-02-2018, 04:27 PM
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Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
Right. back to anchors. Ye olde anchor chain...

Right. back to anchors.

Ye olde anchor chain on the beach:


http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/images/anchor-chain-amble-beach.jpg


can you see it?? :)
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 02-02-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
Where is this Anchor exactly? I went down the...

Where is this Anchor exactly? I went down the beach today for some seaweed for the allotment but came back with sea coal instead.

Sea-coal:
...
Forum: General topics 29-01-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,228
Posted By Coquet
Yes noticed that before. I think it must be a...

Yes noticed that before. I think it must be a tank trap. I wonder where the War Office plans/maps of such things are? I assume they are not released yet or we would have heard about them.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-01-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
Anchor length (S) is L (11'4") + radius of the...

Anchor length (S) is L (11'4") + radius of the shackle (5+ inches?) - it would be 11' 9" or next size up. That length would make it suitable for a vessel in the 1000 tons range according to the...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-01-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
Or do we assume from that drawing that 'L' of the...

Or do we assume from that drawing that 'L' of the stock is the same as 'L' of the shank? Easy question for the maritime type?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-01-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
I was expecting to read about some relationship...

I was expecting to read about some relationship (ratio) between length of stock and shank, but I cannot see that anywhere. There must be a relationship so it sits on the sea bed at the optimum...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-01-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
Regarding the Anchor, it would only fail like...

Regarding the Anchor, it would only fail like that in in use, in a storm surely? Not exactly something that is just going to fall apart for no reason! As far as I can find out the shank up to the eye...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 24-01-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
Is the photo of the strata/coal at the Amble end...

Is the photo of the strata/coal at the Amble end of the beach? If so there's a seam there some individuals are still working. It's just about 6" thick I believe.
Only uncovered now and again. It can...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 24-01-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
I wonder what date the Anchor is? Looks ancient.

I wonder what date the Anchor is? Looks ancient.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 24-01-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 483
Posted By Coquet
What an interesting set of photos! The...

What an interesting set of photos!

The fossil is Stigmaria, the root structure of the trees that grew in the carboniferous that produced the coal seams. Naturally they are common in the seat earth...
Forum: General topics 23-01-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Coquet
1935/6 I think. Unusually the book is not dated;...

1935/6 I think. Unusually the book is not dated; but the preface is dated: 1935.

He mentions on a number of occasions 'the present state of the mining industry', in the sense of areas or seams...
Forum: General topics 21-01-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Coquet
Yes that's him, mentioned in this thread...

Yes that's him, mentioned in this thread (http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/amble-northumberland/showthread.php?t=619)
Forum: General topics 21-01-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Coquet
West Chevington Farm was plagued with the...

West Chevington Farm was plagued with the 'wobbles' during distant quarrying operations in the Causey Park Dyke. The dyke runs right under the farm apparently. :D
Forum: General topics 21-01-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Coquet
Alex Fowler's Geology Memoir

I've been working on a transcription of this important addition to the site. Today, near the end, I've lost several hours work with a plug in hard drive malfunction. Boy does that make you want to...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 21-01-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Coquet
Earliest newspaper reference I can find for...

Earliest newspaper reference I can find for 'Albert Street' is 1869, the sale of the Queen's Head and a dwelling in 'Albert Street'.

Blue Bell Row still gets the odd mention after this in...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 20-01-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Coquet
It would be nice to know the Prince Albert's...

It would be nice to know the Prince Albert's location. It might have neighboured the Railway Hotel? On the 25 inch map it does look like there are three buildings in that short terrace that must...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 20-01-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Coquet
I think Charles Young may have had the Masons. ...

I think Charles Young may have had the Masons.




I've updated the page on the other site (http://www.fusilier.co.uk/amble_northumberland/inns_pubs.htm) with the Prince Albert and added the...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 17-01-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Coquet
I think the fourways was the Station Hotel...

I think the fourways was the Station Hotel hollydog, and still a few decades in the future.

Have a look at this 1864 map and you'll see the Railway Hotel in Albert Street, nothing yet on the east...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 17-01-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Coquet
Anyway. Map of the end of Bede Street / Albert...

Anyway. Map of the end of Bede Street / Albert Street (Dole office building not yet built)

Three buildings immediately north of the Blue Bell site?:
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