This week on forgotten Towns of Victoria, Bill Gray takes you on a walk around the town of Bendigo, central Victoria. Bendigo is a fantastic town rich in history of the gold mining era. It has many beautiful old buildings, churches and incredible gardens. If you plan on visiting Bendigo, Victoria, your in for a great time, as it's a wonderful town to visit. Bill Gray uploads weekly videos on Australian History, adventure, and interesting locations around Australia. He is also a noted martial Artist, and musician, and through this passion, he also uploads self defence videos and the occasional music video as well.To Follow Bill on Facebook like link - Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Bill-Gray-1689862067923908/
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This area of the Mendips has a big history of lead mining in Roman times and during the Victorian Era--the villages of Rowberrow and Shipham were home to the local miners and the surrounding area is scarred with the evidence of mining---the trees in the warrens were planted at the end of the mining era here---quite a few mining families moved to WSM, Wales and even emigrated to Australia, Canada, USA when times became difficult for families----emigration was a common event all over the country in the 18th 19th centuries. I have a great great uncle who emigrated to Australia from Cambridgeshire during the Victoria Gold rush and I have much information about his progress and his present descendants------my cousin Barbara from Canada also has strong connection to Shipham and Rowberrow but her ancestors also emigrated---yes this area has a rich history and it is found all over---the Iron Age Hillfort is an example
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This is my tribute to the town Yallourn which was in Victoria (Aust) A beautiful town that no longer exists. It was destroyed in the so-called name of progress.Now all that remains is a power station bearing the towns name and a huge hole in the ground where the town once was.Most of the photo's used in this tribute were taken by Stephen and Alan Cox .I thank them for being able to use them.The town was virtually gone by the early to mid 80's.You can see more photos and stories about Yallourn on Facebook (Yallourn Township) Regards Jo
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Lincoln has been dominated by its castle for over 1000 years. Its high stone walls and gatehouses were built to impress the locals with Norman power, and it has housed medieval dungeons and Victorian and Georgian jails. Extraordinarily, today the castle is still a centre for justice and punishment, containing an active court. As part of a £19million refurbishment programme, a preparatory archaeological dig at the castle is revealing new secrets about the horrors of its early jails. Sir Tony Robinson and the Time Team cameras have had exclusive access to the dig. With help from Phil Harding and Alex Langlands, Tony traces the story of punishment over the course of a millennium. He discovers that, behind the walls of Lincoln Castle, the Victorians launched an experiment in prison justice that pushed human beings to their limits. Some went mad, many died, and the prison regime broke down in shocking circumstances. In this grim jail in the heart of the city, something went badly wrong. This Time Team Special explores the hidden corners of this spectacular site and the extensive historical records to find out why.
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Check out the most amazing discoveries with a metal detector! This top 10 list features some of the most unique, valuable and mysterious ancient treasures found by metal detecting around the world! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "UNSOLVED Mysteries That Cannot Be Explained!" video here: https://youtu.be/-4affLOd_7Q Watch our "Most Amazing Cities Found UNDERWATER!" video here: https://youtu.be/rUqxhYJqGhU Watch our "Most AMAZING Recent Discoveries!" video here: https://youtu.be/IfwbxrD_RYQ 10. Roman Coins Detectorists spend most of their time searching fields and coming up empty, but occasionally they’ll find something that makes it all worthwhile. This is what happened to Dave Crisp, a hospital administrator. In 2010, he made an amazing discovery in a field near Frome, in the county of Somerset in England. Expecting to find the usual discarded metal objects, he started digging on a spot where his detector had signalled a strong reading, and to his surprise, he uncovered a large pot that contained a hoard of Roman coins. In total there were over 52,000 of them! 766 bore an image of Marcus Aurelius Carausius, who ruled over Britain between 286 and 293 AD. As the first leader to strike coins in the country, this was a particularly important find- one that was valued at over 1 million dollars. The coins were sent to the British museum where they were cleaned by archaeologists and put on display. 9. The Mojave Nugget While you may think that the gold in the California hills is long gone, this story shows that it’s still out there for those who look hard enough. In 1977, Ty Paulsen was using his metal detector in the Mojave Desert in Southern California when he discovered something people always dream of- a huge golden nugget. It turned out to be one of the largest ever found by a metal detector in the US, and weighed a massive 4.5 kg! Known as the Mojave Nugget, it was worth a whopping $200,000, and can now be seen on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Unsurprisingly, Paulsen has never revealed the exact location where found the nugget, but it’s thought to have been from the Stringer Mining District- an area that has been linked with large quantities of gold discovery over the years. Who knows, if you get out searching you might make the next big discovery there yourself! 8. Bullet in Dallas, Texas It’s not just valuable treasure in monetary terms that can be found with a metal detector, as Richard H. Lester discovered in 1974. He was in Dallas, Texas, searching for hits on Dealey Plaza when he found a bullet fragment. Now, this may not seem too out of the ordinary in the US, but this location just so happened to be about 500 yards away from the Texas School Book Depository, the location thought to have been used by Lee Harvey Oswald when he shot JFK. Lester kept the fragment for a number of years, but he handed it over to the FBI in 1976 as a part of ongoing investigations . They conducted tests on it, which they published the following year, and while the bullet had the same 4 grooves and right hand twist pattern as Oswald’s Mannlicher-Carcano, the lands were spaced further apart than they should have been- meaning it was unlikely from his gun. No-one suggested at the time that it could have been from a second gunman, but from a day out with his metal detector, Lester found himself in the middle of the greatest conspiracy ever. 7. Spanish Gold Chalice You don’t have to be an expert to make an amazing find, all you need is commitment and hard work. Mike DeMar took a job as a diver with a treasure hunting firm when he was 20 years old. Sounds like a great job! They were searching the Florida Keys for treasure from a sunken Spanish ship, the Santa Margarita, that had sunk over 400 years ago. The efforts of the company, Blue Water Ventures, had been on-going since 1980, and they had just begun looking at a new site. Within a couple of months of working there, DeMar was underwater and his metal detector pinged. He dug a bit with his hands and found what initially seemed like a piece of rock, but on closer inspection turned out to be a Golden Chalice. The ornate object, thought to be from around the time of the ship, at least 400 years old, was subsequently valued at over $1 million dollars- more than enough to warrant the rest of the day off and a toast of champagne with his new colleagues. The ship had sunk in a storm that scattered the debris in one direction, but another storm hit and scattered it all across the seabed. Following this discovery, Blue Water Ventures were confident that they’d make further finds- although as of yet they haven’t announced anything quite like the chalice. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Metal Detecting In Somerset - Detecting Somerset was invited out for days detecting in North Somerset. Thanks to Jay We had a great barrel of laughs.... Enjoy Pop over to our New Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/573299886446124/ Golden Mask Metal Detectors UK Website https://metal-detectors.online/
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Tony Robinson sheds light on how a previously unsung army of workers shaped the world as we know it
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I find the historic ruins of the Narrawa Creek Gold Mine at the Bell Mt Gold Fields around Moina Tasmania on my XR250 L Dual Sport in the 3rd and final part of my Moina Dual Sport Exploration! You can grab iRidetas Merchandise including stickers, tshirts and hoodies at: www.redbubble.com/people/iridetas/shop Thanks for taking a look at the video and I hope you will subscribe, like, comment and join the iRidetas community. you can find me on: www.facebook.com/iRidetas www.twitter.com/iridetas www.instagram.com/iridetas iridetas.wordpress.com www.tumblr.com/iridetas
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The first sound pictures of a British Coalmine exclusive to British Movietone News. GV Pan over pithead. MS Mass of miners collecting lamps. AT THE PITHEAD OF THE POWELL DUFFRYN PENALLTA COLLIERY. MS Minors leaving lift gate then shut with miners on lift. GV Man working steam winding equipment. CU Piston wheel turning. CU Machinery working. GV & MS Pithead wheel turning. GV Lift descends out of picture. MS Line of Miners have lamps checked. AT THE COAL FACE UNDERGROUND IN THE POWELL DUFFRYN CO. COLLIERY AT PENALLTA. MS Miner explains to camera "We are now 765 yards below the earth and about 1/4 mile from the pit bottom working what is known as a 4 feet seam". He moves away to show two men loading large chunks of coal onto a truck. MODERN PNEUMATIC PICKS GOUGE OUT MASSIVE LUMPS OF COAL. MCU Miner using pneumatic pick (x2 ). CU pick head into coal. MS Two miners piling up coal. MS Truck of coal, it is marked with chalk. MS Coal trucks move through picture. GV Truck onto lift. GV Truck arriving at pithead. GV Truck out of lift. GV Miner explaining "This is the Screen Tippler House, the trams of coal after leaving the pit top and coal having been weighed are now being unloaded. All the small coal below 3" mesh is taken out, and is further cleaned by a special plant. The large coal over 3" mesh passes onto a travelling table or picking belt, here any stone or inferior coal is removed, and the cleaned large coal is then loaded in the railway wagons". GV machines sorting coal. MS Truck onto machine is turned full circle. GV Large chunks of coal. Voice says "Leaving the Screen Tippler House we are now able to see the process of cleaning the large coal. The large coal is carried by the travelling table or picking belt and during its travel from the Tippler end to the railway wagon loading end all stone or foreign matter is removed. This picking belt is capable of dealing with nearly 150 tonnes per hour. The cleaning of the small coal which you will notice have been removed and which is being cleaned in a special plant." CU Coal being sorted. MS Coal elevator. Voice "We are now viewing the special plant for cleaning the coal below 3" mesh. On the left is the raw coal elevator. The coal and shale is fed into the primary wash box. This box separates the coal and the shale by the upward pulsation of the water in the box. This pulsation is caused by these valves that you see on the opposite side allowing air to pulsate the water upwards and downwards. The bed of coal and shale is raised up, the shale being heavier than coal sinks to the bottom onto the perforated plate and the coal is carried forward by the flow of the water. The shale being sunk to the bottom is elevated by the shale elevator to the storage tanker and is now ready to be taken away to the waste head. The coal leaves the end of the primary box for the sizing screen". Various shots of the process described. GV Tank engine pulls away with line of trucks. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e30c6a3cbd454fed9f38ba2b1db8d9ba Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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On the 22nd of July 2018, Steamrail Victoria operated their first of 2 annual Snow Train tours to Traralgon, the trains are headed by 2 ex-VR R class locomotives (R711 & R761). The tour leaves Melbourne in the early morning then heads out into Gippsland over Skyrail and through Pakenham. On arrival in Moe some of the passengers will disembark the train on a choice of 2 side trips to either the snow at Mt Baw Baw or Walhalla with its gold mining history and railway. To find out more information on events like this, please visit: https://www.steamrail.com.au/ Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mr_Pannier_9600 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamrud9600 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PannierProductions/ Intro Music: DEAF KEV - Invincible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE Outro Music: Fabian Mazur - Sun Goes Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqrZSrR75lQ Made with: Video – Panosonic HC-VX985M with RODE Videomic Pro Stills – Nikon D3400 with 18 – 140mm lens Tripod – Benro KH25N Editor - Pinnacle Studio 20
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In this episode I found my very first 1800's silver coin. Such a rare piece of history to find on the nature strips in an old street with a great amount of history!
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This is our first trip to the site of a large property first established in 1860. No evidence of the former two-storey mansion now exists, but we manage to turn up some great Victoriana and a few surprises along the way. Spoiler: The small coin Colleen finds near the end of the video, is a Phillipines coin from the 1970s (not in the video subtitles so our apologies for that). You never know what may turn up in the middle of nowhere! We will return to the site for a second instalment soon. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren. www.nqexplorers.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.outdoortactical.com.au
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MUDLARKING A 1600'S FERRY PIER A SURPRISE FIND.... mudlarking scotland https://youtu.be/GGyQpFUq7hU
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After doing some research, we decide to metal detect with our Minelab E-Trac and Equinox 600 metal detectors in an area next to a Confederate artillery position that we have hunted many times before. The location was occupied and used during the Civil War and not again until a hundred years later in 1960. Despite this location now being located in an urban area heavily littered with trash targets and more modern items, we begin to peel back the layers and uncover clues to it's history in the 1860's during the Civil War. We find relics, old coins, toys and even a bit of jewelry. Be sure not to miss the end of my videos as I always showcase rare photographs depicting America, it's history and the Americans who made our country great.
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Hello everyone I do believe I'm the only dwarf into prospecting for goods, I moved to Somerset yesterday and went for a walk with my dog (Tanzo) today and came across a bottle dump. I will return to get some for my collection. Mjuikkih Please subscribe and like my videos. To watch the beginnings of a new adventure. This video is part one of 2 as videoing stopped recording? To follow my other crazy lifestyle on Facebook Go too www.facebook.com/littleyetlarge
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With the wife at Oglet shore Speke.Maria deffo won this one.
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© 2000 Rick Steves' Europe | After touring the manor house of a country lord in the Cotswolds and sampling hard cider near Wells, we go back in time to prehistoric Stonehenge, and the crowd-free stone circle in nearby Avebury. Then we visit King Arthur country at Glastonbury, and visit an evocative ruined abbey in South Wales.
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EPISODE 18: We finally reveal the "secret project" we have been working on. The intentional Re-Opening of a large buried mine! This will get the backstory out of the way early, so you know the details before the future episode later this summer when we explore this mine. A non-member of our group, who helped us dig on one of the days we were recording, has been blurred out by request. (MORE INFO BELOW) SPECIAL NOTE: This is not simply clearing a portal that has collapsed, or making an existing opening easier to enter. This is the (potentially illegal) re-opening of a long prior sealed mine, previously considered benign and low-hazard by the provincial government. Previous inspections of this site record this location as low hazard and easy escape potential. There is no question this activity changes the levels "for worse" as far as they would be concerned. Regardless of the extremely remote location, we do realize the dangers of these activities, and will be taking measures to eventually re-close the opening when we are done with the site. At least to the point that only specific & determined explorers would have to willingly make the effort to travel here and enter. It won't be a spot anybody stumbles upon or into, after we are done. Abandoned Mine Hunting is somewhat of a cross between the hobby of urban exploration, caving (spelunking), and history enthusiast. If this is your kind of thing, be sure to subscribe so you will always be informed of each new episode. IF YOU KNOW OF AN ABANDONED MINE IN ATLANTIC CANADA, we'd love to hear from you. Send a private message. We may just come and do an explore and episode featuring your site ! ** BEST VIEWED using the YouTube app on a full size SmartTV ** SPECIAL NOTE: While this type of exploration is almost always kilometers back in deep forest, it cannot always be guaranteed that the land we are hiking is public (Crown). These forgotten old mines/claims are almost always over 100 years old. It is also common that most mine workings have some kind of natural cave-in covering their mouth, after nearly a century of erosion. So some explores may involve preparation of clearing that cave-in, and/or dealing with letting spring water (flooding) out of the adits. These facts, along with the inherent danger of abandoned mines, force us to remain anonymous. We are responsible for our own risks & actions (not yours), but be clear we are not promoting this activity. Only showing you what we do. As with any typical Urban Exploration type channel, our faces and commentary will always be masked. If you are seeing an Episode, it means we are already month(s) finished with that site and never going back. The delay is intentional, as nothing shown here will be in realtime. It cannot be stressed enough - abandoned mines or mine sites can pose a ton of lethal threats. *We are not kids looking for kicks* Keep in mind that our group is made up of responsible adults, each with specific skills, and cross-Canada experience with over 75+ mine walks. Most 10 times larger and deeper than will ever be found in Nova Scotia! Specific research is always done beforehand. Required equipment and backups are a must. While it is indeed possible to safely explore an abandoned mine, DO NOT ENTER A MINE without being experienced, or going with an experienced explorer. If you don't know what you're doing, STAY OUT STAY ALIVE is the best policy. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines
Views: 4133 Abandoned Mines Nova Scotia
Metal detecting at an old site that was pulled down last year in November. At this site I found some old Pre-Decimal coins, old bottles and relics!
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Please excuse the language in this video it's not much but I do apologise, the field I said there was absoulty Nothing in, in my last video but we went back and by god was I wrong. #detecting #Ireland #history #garrettdetectors #coins #metaldetecting #jewerly #loveit
Views: 173 The Eire Digger
A little look around relics from the industrial past of Wanlockhead, Scotland's highest village at 1500 feet above sea level, on the borders of Dumfries and Galloway, and Lanarkshire, just a few minutes from the busy M74 and the West Coast railway line. Despite this the village has the appearance and scenery of somewhere far more isolated. There is a look at the famous Victorian beam engine, Straitsteps Mine, Pates Knowes Smelting Mill, New Glencrieff Mine and Glengonnar Mine.
Views: 117 Robin Harrison