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Below are some other random photographs and videos that we have taken while out and about, most of the images are uncategorised at the moment as the website builds. I've acquired some basic aerial videography equipment which I'm in the process of adjusting until we can use it for adequate movie producing - I'll initially upload any footage to this page until it will eventually gain a page of it's own on this site.

Other photographs were taken at random from my massive collection (in excess of 10K images taken over 15 years) and added to this page, to be honest - just because I liked the picture. Please keep checking back as the site develops.


Make yourself an automatic photo backup program:

 I've tried all sorts of file sync and backup software in the past and all start off working brilliant, but over a couple of months will eat up space on your backup drive like nothing before. This is because most of the software 'solutions' seem to make a mirror file with 'instances' of the same files which enables you to go back to a previous version of a file (in case you edit it then change your mind - its another copy so you can go back to before you started).

I have problems with this system because with over 2TB of photographs from the mines this quickly becomes an issue to where to store all this information. I decided to write a simple batch file to automatically copy all my photos and movies from my internal SDD drive to an external HDD.

Here's the code (click here for new window)



When I lived in White Kirkley, Weardale, I had a rather large pack of information that arrived through the post along with my house deeds. Some of the texts were in very difficult to read hand written notes, over time we deciphered the texts and put re-wrote everything and added it to both wikipedia and also to a basic website with further information about the area:

History of White Kirkley and Low BishopleyHistory of White Kirkley and Low Bishopley


Thanks for visiting my website. The site is continually in development as I'm combining loads of old material that I took years ago and older websites and adding it all to one site. At the moment things are just sort of 'growing' into what I want it to look like, though as things progress I feel that the site needs better clarity and perhaps more text to the albums that better describes the trip through the mines that we visit. I'm also really interested in doing more with 360 degree photography and videos, though I've had to write a fair bit of code to handle the footage in a way that will work on this site. Youtube will handle 360, it does compress the footage a lot which makes the video look rather poor quality - hopefully this will improve as time goes by, so for now I can present the footage based on my server and code using a google api with increased player quality. Let me know what you think.

Latest update: Hard Level and Old Gang Mine/Brandy Bottle Incline Trip added and updated to the movies section.

Safety Notice: To enter a disused mine is extremely dangerous and my result in serious or fatal injury, recovery from an accident would place rescue persons involved in serious danger and in the event of a ground collapse, recovery may be impossible. You should not enter a disused mine or working without training under any circumstances.

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