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  From:    Philip Wyles
     07 July 201
Borehole Locations Map

Hello Fionn,
Hopefully this will get to you, my anti virus software is a bit too clever for me and it will not open the mail link on your site. I found this address on Aditnow and it is a little gem of a link.

The link is to a part of the British Geological Society site and is a list of borehole locations on a UK map. The Ilkeston district is located in the SK square, navigation is mousewheel turning with left/right clicking. It is easier to do than try to describe the actions, couple of minutes and it should be sorted. A couple of the boreholes are for the Turkey Fields Colliery so that should give you its location. The mapping is OS layout so should be a doddle to navigate, zoom in is detailed down to 10s of metres so it is detailed. Some of the borehole data is only available for subscribers. I had a look at a borehole near Mapperley res (always has been and always will be to me). The holes were started underground and accessed from Woodside Pit. Probably done to prove deeper seams that would be worked.

Can you put my mind at rest over something going back a few years. One of the Shipley Park Rangers was researching the ventilation fan at Woodside pit. The fan was a Rammel type fan with little information available. I delete my spam mail on a regular basis and just do it without skimming the sender and subject info. I watched that e-mail go down the rubbish bin. My first reaction was pooh I have ignored that. I did find out a few bits and bobs. On the Paxman engineering site there are lists of engines with their details including customers name. One of the lists details an engine supplied to Shipley Collieries to run a ventilating fan. Can you pass on my apologies for being in the British Olympics Forgetting Team.

Regards Phil   

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