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Posted: 04/02/2019 20:18:46
26/1/19 South Wales Iron Mine

A bit of a mine trip during the WCMS dinner meet.

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Posted: 24/04/2019 20:37:28
6/4/18 Reigate Cave Day, Guide Safety Training

A bit of a different one, safety training for cave day guides, how to cope with emergencies that may occur without distressing people etc. Quite interesting stuff really.
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Posted: 29/04/2019 11:54:50
19/4/19 Dale Abbey

Nikki had an appointment at Derby Hospital on the Thursday before Easter so we made a weekend of it and stayed up there in the motorhome.

On Friday we had a ride out on the eBikes to Dale Abbey. Found the Hermitage Cave which is an interesting little site. then on the way back I spotted what looked like an opening in the woods by the side of the road. It turned out to be a little tunnel which opened out to a very overgrown cutting (with resident owl). I asked a few locals about this but no-one knew anything about it. A check of old maps revealed a sand pit in the woods and a colliery in the adjacent field with a tramway running between them, so this must be the remains of a tramway tunnel?

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Posted: 04/06/2019 13:26:11
26/5/19 Mendip Ochre Mine

Nikki and I were on a motorhome weekend in Somerset, she wanted a day studying quietly in the van so I rode over the hills to re-visit a little ochre mine I had looked around a couple of years ago.

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Posted: 12/06/2019 15:16:45
8/6/19 Reigate Cave Day

Another open day showing people around the Barons Cave. A slow start due to the wet weather but a bit busier in the afternoon. Some great groups with very interested youngsters which was nice.
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Posted: 15/07/2019 08:55:51
28/6/19 Elliott Colliery Winding House

On my way to the WCMS BBQ weekend I stopped off at the Elliott Colliery winding house to have a look at the preserved engine there. Unfortunately I was a day early to see it running but it was well worth a visit nonetheless Thumb Up

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Posted: 31/07/2019 21:42:36
4/7/19, NAMHO 2019, Pant Mawr

Nice little mine this, a dampish entrance but lots to see and a great start to the weekend Thumb Up



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Posted: 31/07/2019 21:58:24
5/7/19, NAMHO 2019 Cwmyswyth Level Fawr

A good look around with Roy, some impressive work in here, another group in the mine at the same time went down the skipway.



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IP: 86.162.34.137 Edited: 23/09/2019 19:43:20 by ttxela
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Posted: 23/09/2019 19:42:31
5/7/19 NAMHO 2019 Henfwlch

Possibly my favourite trip of the weekend. The waterfall was marvellous and the mine and artifacts are so well preserved. Not a long trip but a lot to see to make it worth the drive!



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IP: 86.162.34.137 Edited: 23/09/2019 19:43:59 by ttxela
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Posted: 23/09/2019 19:46:31
6/7/19 NAMHO 2019, Lectures

It was great that this years conference was over 5 days as it meant I could spend a day in the lectures without feeling like I missed out too much on trips. It was well worth it and a highlight for me was perhaps the Polish chaps with their salt mine Thumb Up
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Posted: 23/09/2019 20:32:41
7/7/19, NAMHO 2019, Ystrad Einon

I'd visited before during a previous conference but definitely enjoyed a second visit, another great little mine in fantastic surroundings. Of course the waterwheel is spectacular but there is plenty more to see too!



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Posted: 23/09/2019 20:52:20
8/7/19 Rhiwrugos/Erwtomau NAMHO 2019

Another picturesque little mine but with quite a few decaying floors. A bit of care needed but well worth seeing. This brought my weekend to an end but I know the organisers still had packing away etc. to do. Many thanks to all involved in this years conference. It was another great one!



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Of course there is also a video of the conference here;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFSM6D9FgL4&t=1s
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Posted: 26/09/2019 13:55:11
14/9/19 Brittania Copper Mine, British Columbia

A work trip to Canada (our head office is in Vancouver) we had a day free on Saturday and I persuaded the boss to drive me out to the Brittania Mine Museum.

The underground tour was relatively short but the guide was very good and she demonstrated a rock drill and a rocker shovel after instructing us to put our hands over our ears Laugh Inside the mill was a sort of sound and light show which was also pretty well done.



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