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royfellows

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Posted: 26/07/2020 20:11:29
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Been in Cambrian, Glyn Ceriog today, did some cleaning and found myself singing this.

Little arrows on the ceiling, little arrows on the walls.
If I catch you spraying arrows, I kick you in the *****

If you come in with a spray can, it proves that you know nought
Follow the flow of water, it always takes you out.

(Chorus)

You could be in some trouble though, if the mine is dry.
But looking for the daylight, is always worth a try

(Chorus)

A straight drive from the portal, with daylight still in sight
A bloody silly arrow, pointing to the light.

Just about sums it up.

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Posted: 26/07/2020 22:52:05
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Leapy Lee;
There's a boy a little boy
Shooting arrows in the blue
And he's aiming them at someone
But the question is at who.… Big GrinBig Grin

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Posted: 27/07/2020 00:30:24
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Coggy wrote:

Leapy Lee;
There's a boy a little boy
Shooting arrows in the blue
And he's aiming them at someone
But the question is at who.… Big GrinBig Grin


And a dead Kennedys signature to boot Thumbs Up

Roy, that's a great song but I'd be a liar if I claimed an arrow or two hasn't helped me out in the past Thumbs Up Laugh
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Posted: 27/07/2020 09:46:11
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I used little cards with them on at one time and picked them up on the way out.
Cambrian had 3 lots in different colours, plus a name and a date early in this May. I left this as a possible PACE confession!
Laugh

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IP: 88.105.101.13 Edited: 27/07/2020 09:46:47 by royfellows
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Posted: 27/07/2020 10:33:42
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My last visit in some stone mines their was a large group of around 30 people leaving cards on their route we visited the following week and the cards was still their had to collect them all up , same mine they was spraying arrows in it even on original mine graffiti , even putting arrows on original cranes inside some people really don’t care IP: 82.132.230.234
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Posted: 27/07/2020 11:14:36
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Holme bank has a LOT now , not little arrows but bloomin huge ones !

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Posted: 27/07/2020 12:09:17
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Yes, its mass lockdown breaking, they had nowhere else to go.
Cwmystwyth Lefel Fawr had a couple, now removed. One was just inside the steel road within sight of daylight.

Wire brush time.

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Posted: 27/07/2020 12:13:48
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Here is the song about Little Arrows:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQHuAX5h5XA
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Posted: 27/07/2020 18:18:08
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Cambrian always attracts these. Ease of access.

That said, I usually have a wire brush with me when I visit here for that very reason. They'll be back by years end.

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Posted: 27/07/2020 18:24:09
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I've even found them in a single adit mine. One passage and only one way out with a steel ladder.

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Posted: 27/07/2020 20:48:43
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Found a load in Caplecleugh once, along with the words “Deep water”.
Let’s be honest, Caplecleugh is fairly hard to get lost in, certainly up until you arrive at Toilet Box, and... If people need arrows on the walls to negotiate Caplecleugh, it’s probably not the ideal place to be exploring...

Leif.

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Posted: 28/07/2020 14:29:10
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Oh Oh Oh the pain ! Smile

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Posted: 28/07/2020 15:00:27
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Roy Morton wrote:

Oh Oh Oh the pain ! Smile


Especially with my kicks.

So, who can do the splits at 75?
Sometimes I cant follow my own act.
Take care

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Posted: 28/07/2020 18:32:24
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LaughThumbs Up

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Posted: 30/07/2020 14:34:23
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Roy has not mentioned the famous "Roy brand " cleaning liquid - which is Bitter Lemon juice ( and a wire brush) - works well on limestone I believe. IP: 147.147.32.146
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Posted: 30/07/2020 15:43:36
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Correct, but at Glyn Ceriog the slate was that poor graffiti would remove with an air brush, never mind a wire brush.

The bitter lemon solution works well because you just take a big mouthful and then blast it out. I think it the citric acid and dissolved CO2 (carbonic acid) that does it.
Wonder what it does to my guts!
I drink enough of it. But be useful to future archaeologists to date my digs from the sell by date on the empty bottles.

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Posted: 30/07/2020 17:14:17
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Agreed. The slate is a bit squishy in comparison to Blaenau stuff people may be used to, and why none of us want to hang around under entrance chambers, there's a tendancy for roof to become floor without much warning.

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Posted: 30/07/2020 18:08:59
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Beware winter, freeze and thaw.

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