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Topic: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2020 13:30:54   Subject: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
[quote="Tamarmole"]Really enjoyed the last Shropshire NAMHO. Great venue. I particularly enjoyed the winch trip down Chapel Shaft(?) at Snailbeach. Hopefully they'll run that again.[/quote]
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/05/2020 13:00:40   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
Best first stop for books is Moorebooks, he is ace on prices and service and everything.
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/05/2020 21:05:14   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
and Peter Wilkinson's book on The Nent Force Level, a fascinating read.
Topic: Greenside Lead Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/05/2020 14:33:21   Subject: Greenside Lead Mine (mine)
[quote="PeteJ"]You need a copy of "Grey Gold" by Samuel Murphy. Very comprehensive history of the Greenside Mine.
For Leadhills see the Leadhills miners Library information.[/quote]

O
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2020 14:18:01   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="legendrider"]

I think you missed a trick there.
You're not the Messiah,
[/quote]

Yes, but if he had smoked enough of what everyone else was smoking, he would
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 14:11:30   Subject: Back underground ????
Your probably right

I have been giving the matter thought about this coming weekend. OK, so why does it have to be the weekend when everyone is likely to be out and about?
I am retired
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 10:52:34   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="SimonRL"]

Last thing any rural community needs is this again https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51994504[/quote]

That particular Sunday I went to Cwmystwyth to finish of
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 17:52:01   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="ttxela"]

I'm thinking the trigger will be when cafe's, pubs, B&B's and the like are allowed to re-open that will be more the sign that we can proceed without upsetting any applecart
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 13:13:54   Subject: Back underground ????
You are talking a lot of good sense Alex.

Yes, we could see a new 'political correctness'.

What I really dread is 'Exploring with Fighters' gaining access to an empty Nightingale
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 12:50:06   Subject: Back underground ????
Well I am a soloist anyway. UG, I probably wont bother as Wales is off limits, but be nice to go for a good walk in the 'proper' countryside.
Topic: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2020 13:01:25   Subject: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
If you want hard copy first port of call for any books is Moore books. Link opposite. >>>>>

Topic: 1870s mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/05/2020 09:05:31   Subject: 1870s mine
Your not even telling us where it is which makes it more difficult to point you in any specific direction.

Generally, mineral stats, Mining Journal, and press archives. Plus National Archiv
Topic: the largest U/G mine " space " // cavity " - in UK ?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2020 18:48:09   Subject: the largest U/G mine
Man made - slate yes, Minllyn and Aberllefenni come to mind. Also the limestone workings off Milyr Tunnel.
Topic: Novel, but fatal, use of a straw hat
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2020 12:28:01   Subject: Novel, but fatal, use of a straw hat
Thanks for sharing this interesting information.
Topic: Crops Acre Iron Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/04/2020 12:16:50   Subject: Crops Acre Iron Mine (mine)
Your OK on this to upload to either mine entry, yes it is in twice under its two different names. When you upload just add a note to the effect "taken before the mine was sealed", then no misunderstan
Topic: Crops Acre Iron Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/04/2020 12:08:50   Subject: Crops Acre Iron Mine (mine)
Could all be aware please that there is no access to Slipton iron mines and Drayton Estate has indicated willingness to prosecute anyone found attempting entry. Entrances were grilled some years back.
Topic: Photos in the wrong mine
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/04/2020 08:18:22   Subject: Photos in the wrong mine
Its a funny one this as East Pool and Wheal Agar where at one time separate concerns.
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/04/2020 08:22:40   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
I would put the pics in your personal album, then you can paste the link into any posting you make and photo will appear.

Look in "My Aditnow"

We all interested in what you have.
Topic: Maudlin Mixed Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/04/2020 14:02:16   Subject: Maudlin Mixed Mine (mine)
There are 4 references in the Mining Journal in 1851 and 1852. The first in 1851 reads like a bit of promotional hype.

[link]120188[linkphoto]120188[/linkphoto][/link]

Nothing el
Topic: Maudlin Mixed Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/04/2020 21:25:53   Subject: Maudlin Mixed Mine (mine)
From Dines, BGS memoirs

[link]120187[linkphoto]120187[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2020 16:32:37   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
Well I am finding work around the house, and to be honest, it hasn't took much looking for to find.

It occurred that I could leave the concreting until after dark and do it by caplamp, but
Topic: Adit in Bangor near the Pier
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/04/2020 13:46:13   Subject: Adit in Bangor near the Pier
See how good I am at guesswork.

Never been there and dont know it but being on shore level it would be the lowest level of natural drainage for anything, and I see no water flowing out, so
Topic: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/04/2020 20:18:15   Subject: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
Hi Lydia

Extremely kind of you. I think that the least we could do is to nicely frame one of the best underground photographs and present this you as a token of our appreciation.

Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2020 16:37:52   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
There's a saying in Yorkshire, ..........
Topic: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2020 11:39:43   Subject: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
There would be certain problems with that, such as vandalism and people taking residence etc.
I would go with a program of consolidation and partial restoration leaving roofs out of it.
An
Topic: Bwlch-glas
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/03/2020 14:55:52   Subject: Bwlch-glas
[quote="Coggy"]An excellent idea, I have wellies and a hard hat with a brand new really excellent lamp. ;D;D[/quote]

Any chance of a review?

A lot of component prices have droppe
Topic: Bwlch-glas
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/03/2020 17:00:21   Subject: Bwlch-glas
You sound up for it, good. We wait until the crisis over and then I will see about putting something together on this website.
Topic: Bwlch-glas
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/03/2020 13:18:09   Subject: Bwlch-glas
This inquiry has give me an idea, but first a question of the OP.
"Do you have proper kit, ie minimum of hard hat with fixed electric light, boots or wellies etc. And also experience of going und
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 17:19:20   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
I have had the otter, and its a bit unnerving when he is swimming in the water you are wading up to your waist!
Topic: info
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 17:16:33   Subject: info
This may sound very 'Roy' but good exercise and bit of a buzz in the open air is the art of the Jo Staff. It can be done with an ordinary broom handle and there are 3 katas you can learn off YouTube.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 14:42:35   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Thank you.

Nice little bit of work out there in the fresh air. But getting the bags of sand and cement up the bloody mountain side is something I wont forget.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 14:12:50   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Freemans Adit, collapse remediation.

Late in 2019 there was a run of ground into Freemans Level after heavy rain. This is immediately on the leat and posed a Health and Safety issue as the
Topic: info
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 14:01:41   Subject: info
My advice is to just give it a rest for a while until this lot has blown over. The caves and mines will still be there.
Topic: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 13:59:47   Subject: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
I knew I had seen a reference to it somewhere. From the last reprint of Simon Hughes book


[link]120016[linkphoto]120016[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Ysbyty Ystwyth Mines (Logaulas, Glogfach, Glogfawr, etc)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/03/2020 15:00:30   Subject: Ysbyty Ystwyth Mines (Logaulas, Glogfach, Glogfawr, etc)
I have descended Pen y bwlch shaft when it was open for about 200 -250 feet to a blind level off withe top of a rising main. The Glogs, via the back level, for about 180 feet. A friend made a further
Topic: Ysbyty Ystwyth Mines (Logaulas, Glogfach, Glogfawr, etc)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/03/2020 08:38:22   Subject: Ysbyty Ystwyth Mines (Logaulas, Glogfach, Glogfawr, etc)
Hi there and welcome to aditnow.

Your last sentence says it, "no experience". Recommend that you join a club to gain this. Recommend Shropshire Caving and Mining Club, but hold back with an
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/03/2020 13:34:53   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I am asking for a general response here, please.

I have to be clear that at this time i have Lynx X_Basic 2s in stock and no immediate plans to discontinue them.

My question howe
Topic: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2020 11:18:11   Subject: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
"The media are the enemy of the people"
Wonder who said that
:angel:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/03/2020 08:51:15   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Wormster"]Blade mount????

(sorry Roy!)[/quote]

No, all Scorps are GoPro, Dragon and Lynx require 2, 40 mm spaced holes. This is the same as a Petzl bracket so just drill
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/03/2020 22:27:56   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Coggy"]Does that lamp have a Gopro type connection ? If I can figure out how to get a Gopro mount on my old Petzl Explorer I may buy one.[/quote]

Yes, all the Scorpions are GoPro an
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/03/2020 17:28:43   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have been selling quite a few of the Lynx basics which proves a demand for inexpensive, reliable, value for money lighting.

Thinking about things, I am attracted to the principle of suppl
Topic: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2020 12:31:28   Subject: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
I think one has to consider the meaning of the word "shaft" to the general media.

It could be a bit of a hollow surrounded by brickwork. Its about their knowledge level. More likely an adit
Topic: Skears Mine Firestone Level
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2020 12:29:02   Subject: Skears Mine Firestone Level
Isn't is currently locked?
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2020 11:51:35   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Vehicle is Simon Timberlake's, who worked with Ioan putting up the signs.
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/03/2020 10:04:34   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
My aikido club has closed down for the duration, and I expect karate to follow, although I am currently off that with some more knee trouble. (I am human after all).

I expect to be showing
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2020 10:01:27   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I have asked to whom the vehicle belongs, and await an answer.

It certainly balances the composition.

For the avoidance of error, the photo was taken by Ioan Lord.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2020 08:47:52   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
New Gateway Signage

I am very proud to announce that this is now done, photo below. (credit Ioan Lord)

[link]119970[linkphoto]119970[/linkphoto][/link]

Freemans Adit -
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/03/2020 19:16:20   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
"have had many injuries caused by hitting hard surfaces. "

I can hit hard surfaces.
;D
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/03/2020 18:15:03   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
Its funny you should say that.............
:lol:
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/03/2020 08:51:22   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
Reading this I think I am very lucky. I did a bad body flip breakfall last year at aikido, and banged my shoulder, but it went right in a few weeks.
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