Coquet and Coast Forum
Don't forget to check out our sister site: Amble and District

Go Back   Coquet and Coast Forum > Search Forums

 We no longer use activation emails. Please allow 24h after sign up and your account should work
Showing results 1 to 23 of 23
Search took 0.00 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: janwhin
Forum: General topics 18-04-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
That's a great set of photographs, Coquet, but...

That's a great set of photographs, Coquet, but does your daughter ever get tired of providing the scale!

The engine mounts look promising and the gin is great. I assume we're missing some horses...
Forum: General topics 08-06-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Tarry/Eglingham was drum windlass/horse gin....

Tarry/Eglingham was drum windlass/horse gin. Shipley Colliery seems to have had a winding engine with a drunk engineman.
Forum: General topics 08-06-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
I don't know for certain Coquet what that heap is...

I don't know for certain Coquet what that heap is ...but.....the fenced off area to the right of the photo encloses a pond. An overflow trench was dug out diagonally from the corner. The first part...
Forum: General topics 07-06-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
By the way, any help with the metal thingy on two...

By the way, any help with the metal thingy on two of the photographs gratefully received :D
Forum: General topics 07-06-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Finally got to photograph the remains of Tarry...

Finally got to photograph the remains of Tarry Colliery and the lime kiln. They are uploaded into an album (http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/amble-northumberland/album.php?albumid=34) for anyone...
Forum: General topics 02-05-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Ah just re-read the 1930 memoir and it states...

Ah just re-read the 1930 memoir and it states that Shipley Colliery was abandoned in 1905.
Forum: General topics 02-05-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Prosecution of William Reed (Reid) Morpeth Herald...

Prosecution of William Reed (Reid) Morpeth Herald 10 January 1903

“William Reed, engineman, was summoned for being guilty of an alleged contravention of the Coal Mines Regulations Act, which set...
Forum: General topics 02-05-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Apparently it should still be there! I've...

Apparently it should still be there!

I've now moved on to Shipley Colliery and it's doing my head in!...
Forum: General topics 30-04-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
I have come across one reference to the depth of...

I have come across one reference to the depth of Tarry Colliery in a walking guide, but I don't know where it came from. 19 fathoms or 114 feet.

I have also been told by someone who used to live...
Forum: General topics 29-04-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
This is going to excite quite a few of you...

This is going to excite quite a few of you collectors out there, not those after coal in jars!
Apparently waste from Alnwick was used to fill in the mine shafts at Tarry which has resulted in a...
Forum: General topics 27-04-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Just to prove there is a tenuous link between...

Just to prove there is a tenuous link between Eglingham and Amble district :D

Alnwick Mercury, 1 November 1873:

"East Ditchburn, Eglingham; this is the property of Robert Dand Esq. of Gloster...
Forum: General topics 27-04-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
The colliery "utensils" went up for sale in 1847...

The colliery "utensils" went up for sale in 1847 for Tarry.
"2 Horse Gins, ropes, tubs, trams, 4 sledge and other hammers, pinches, hacks, pit shovels, blasting gear, 15 fathom (??) rods complete,...
Forum: General topics 25-04-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Thanks Vagabond. My 6 times gt grandfather was a...

Thanks Vagabond. My 6 times gt grandfather was a corve maker of Whickham in County Durham. He died in 1748 a wealthy man!
Forum: General topics 25-04-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Vagabond, I always find the Eglingham entry in...

Vagabond, I always find the Eglingham entry in the Durham Mining Museum very frustrating. There is obviously a serious lack of info. I've been trying to join up the dots a bit, using the census and...
Forum: General topics 25-04-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
The trig is a very nice spot for a picnic and not...

The trig is a very nice spot for a picnic and not far from the bell pits.....smaller ones to the south and east and presumably the remains of the miners' homes.
Forum: General topics 24-04-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Reading again some of the information from the...

Reading again some of the information from the Memoir about Eglingham, a closer look at Curlsheugh would be exciting. The area is moorland and undisturbed. There are a lot of what look like bell pits...
Forum: General topics 24-04-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
There is supposed to be some remains of the kilns...

There is supposed to be some remains of the kilns off one of those footpaths between Tarry and Eglingham Moor Farm. The camera is definitely required!
Forum: General topics 23-04-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Tarry itself is now only one large house but the...

Tarry itself is now only one large house but the pit cottages were there. It's only a short walk down a greenway from there to the pit. Curlheugh is beyond Tarry up the lane.
Forum: General topics 23-04-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
The farmer has put a pond in there! Not only a...

The farmer has put a pond in there! Not only a jar of coal but a good jar in the pub as well.
Forum: General topics 23-04-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Lovely stuff Coquet, thanks :) Fortunately the...

Lovely stuff Coquet, thanks :) Fortunately the coal occurs east of us but I know who has Tarry Colliery in his field! One of his cows fell down a shaft, hauled out safely though. I'm going to have a...
Forum: General topics 23-04-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Mmm. The cog and rung gin refers to the use of a...

Mmm. The cog and rung gin refers to the use of a horizontal drum.

The pit I am looking at would have been pretty crude although it operated for some years. The coal was destined mainly for lime...
Forum: General topics 23-04-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Well, thanks for all that Coquet......didn't...

Well, thanks for all that Coquet......didn't expect the photographs. Fascinating stuff.
Forum: General topics 22-04-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,148
Posted By janwhin
Coal Pits

This isn't about a very local pit but one further north in the county and I would like some assistance from the experts!

A newspaper article from 1873 states that the pit in question has a drum...
Showing results 1 to 23 of 23

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:38 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.