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Topic: Inverness
ttxela

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 25/10/2016 09:52:57   Subject: Inverness
Thanks all

Just having a bit of a mental block as I'm sure I've used both methods before!

Trip very much an uncertain possibility at the moment but who knows :)
Topic: Inverness
ttxela

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 21/10/2016 12:03:38   Subject: Inverness
There is a possibility I may be spending much of January in Inverness. Who knows how much spare time I will have but I expect there will be some.

Anything I should be visiting whilst I'm th
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/10/2016 20:55:27   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]Cracken Edge Slate Mines[/b]

A PDMHS trip.

[link]108748[linkphoto]108748[/linkphoto][/link]

[link]108749[linkphoto]108749[/linkphoto][/link]

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Topic: Avoca Mine Site
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/10/2016 20:05:11   Subject: Avoca Mine Site
Signed

Having visited earlier this year it would be a great shame if the site were unsympathetically developed.
Topic: spreacombe iron mine
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/10/2016 19:49:36   Subject: spreacombe iron mine
Here we go, I have dug into the archives for you!

[link]108624[linkphoto]108624[/linkphoto][/link]

[link]108625[linkphoto]108625[/linkphoto][/link]

[link]108626[linkph
Topic: spreacombe iron mine
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/10/2016 19:36:50   Subject: spreacombe iron mine
Not been down the shafts, can't recall if they are open, I dos go a short way down the adit entrance with my daughter. There were quite a lot of dumped drums of something or other so we didn't go too
Topic: Mines in the peak district
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/10/2016 20:03:07   Subject: Mine is peak district
[quote="owd git"]photo is slightly in the wrong perspective to show the easy climb to where you see the bod's Roy, same offer as Darkmole applies. Ric'.[/quote]

Yes, in retrospect I think m
Topic: Mines in the peak district
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/10/2016 16:51:51   Subject: Mine is peak district
[quote="royfellows"]Been years for me but would like another look, but unsure about route.

So, quarry behind you, facing cavern and Beck Shaft, into the overhang and turn right, climb down
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 04/10/2016 20:50:04   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]Botallack Mine, September 2016[/b]

Sure this photo has been taken more than once!
[link]108502[linkphoto]108502[/linkphoto][/link]

There is a little level off the path do
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 04/10/2016 20:44:02   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]Levant Mine, September 2016[/b]

I took the tour at Levant Mine, very poignant place.

[link]108501[linkphoto]108501[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 04/10/2016 20:37:46   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]National Explosives Factory, September 2016[/b]

I had a walk over the dunes to look at the remains of the explosives factory.
[link]108497[linkphoto]108497[/linkphoto][/link]
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Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 03/10/2016 21:19:45   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]Cornwall, September 2016 Hayle/Gwithian[/b]

A fairly gentle holiday since Mrs T was recovering from a recent illness as well as some recent health issues myself. In any case I managed to
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/09/2016 20:23:27   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
It was the portal at the bottom of the steps that I entered. It didn't look like I had reached the end but it's possible it was blocked just around the corner of course!

This was the beach
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/09/2016 21:02:20   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
Well my holiday in Hayle came and went much too quickly, apologies for not catching up with all those who offered to meet up, Mrs T's cancer recovery and my recent medical issues meant many of our pla
Topic: BBC4: Scotland's First Oil Rush
ttxela

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 05/08/2016 13:34:14   Subject: BBC4: Scotland's First Oil Rush
Slightly back on topic, my Grandmother lived in Linlithgow when I was very young but I was unaware of the shale mining history at the time.

It was a very good programme.
Topic: BBC4: Scotland's First Oil Rush
ttxela

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 05/08/2016 09:51:29   Subject: BBC4: Scotland's First Oil Rush
In '88 we got an 'A' in Geography if we managed to locate the right classroom for the lessons ;D

A* if you remembered to bring a pen with you.
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2016 12:03:59   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
:thumbsup: Excellent :)
Topic: Magpie Mine Square Chimney
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/07/2016 12:52:22   Subject: Magpie Mine Square Chimney
:thumbup:
Topic: Magpie Mine Square Chimney
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/07/2016 21:04:32   Subject: Magpie Mine Square Chimney
I was very pleased to read recently that funding had been secured for repairs of the square chimney.

Just out of interest, has the work started yet?
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 09/07/2016 22:50:50   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]3/7/16 Scotts Pit[/b]

A brief detour on the way home to look at this engine house.

[link]106854[linkphoto]106854[/linkphoto][/link]

I noticed on the OS map another
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 09/07/2016 22:36:57   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]2/7/16 Dinas Silica Mines[/b]

A relaxed pre-BBQ wander.

[link]106852[linkphoto]106852[/linkphoto][/link]

[link]106853[linkphoto]106853[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 09/07/2016 22:29:15   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]1/7/16 OFD II[/b]

OK, nothing mine related at all here, a caving trip down past Trident and Judge, recent illness left me struggling a bit, sad to say, but it was an enjoyable outing reg
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 09/07/2016 22:19:24   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]1-3/7/16 WCMS BBQ[/b]

The annual BBQ at the wonderful WCMS Welsh cottage! :thumbsup:

[link]106851[linkphoto]106851[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 08/07/2016 21:54:03   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]24/6/16, Crohy Head Talc Mines, NAMHO 2016[/b]

An afternoon trip to look at the remains of these mines, we had a good look around the surface on the cliffs but unfortunately since time w
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 07/07/2016 21:28:09   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]24/6/16 Drumkeelan Stone Mine, NAMHO 2016[/b]

[link]106839[linkphoto]106839[/linkphoto][/link]

A field trip to Drumkeelan, the mine owner had lit the underground working with
Topic: Im new :)
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/07/2016 12:04:46   Subject: Im new :)
Welcome :thumbup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 06/07/2016 21:50:18   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]22/6/16, Doolin Cave[/b]

Whilst in Ireland we visited the wife's uncle in Galway and while being show around the sights we visited Doolin cave with its massive stalactite.

[l
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 06/07/2016 21:39:08   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]20/6/16, NAMHO 2016, Tara Mine[/b]

A field trip to Tara Mine about 40mins from Dublin. The day began with an informative talk in the offices with a very impressive 3d plan of the working
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 06/07/2016 07:18:08   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]19/6/16, NAMHO 2016, Surface Walk Around Avoca Mines Co. Wicklow[/b]

A rather wet day but an enjoyable walk around these surface remains which may shortly be unfortunately re-landscaped
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 05/07/2016 21:53:02   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]17-18/6/16 - NAMHO 2016[/b]

A fascinating day of lectures at an excellent venue in Dublin University. Followed by a very good conference dinner with Live entertainment on the Saturday ni
Topic: Tin mine by Carnglaze Caverns
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/07/2016 22:12:10   Subject: Tin mine by Carnglaze Caverns
[quote="ttxela"][quote="crickleymal"]. Whilst walking round the gardens of the caverns we saw an adit only a couple of hundred yards from the entrance. The owners have it labelled as a tin mine.
Topic: Tin mine by Carnglaze Caverns
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/06/2016 10:07:58   Subject: Tin mine by Carnglaze Caverns
[quote="crickleymal"]. Whilst walking round the gardens of the caverns we saw an adit only a couple of hundred yards from the entrance. The owners have it labelled as a tin mine.
.[/quote]
Topic: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
ttxela

Forum: Europe   Posted: 10/06/2016 20:10:20   Subject: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
[quote="Trogleman"]Possibly but we were only on a surface tour. A lot of the mines were deep shaft access but there are probably adits as well.[/quote]

I wonder if there are any local explo
Topic: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
ttxela

Forum: Europe   Posted: 10/06/2016 12:09:48   Subject: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
[quote="Trogleman"]More photos of Murcia mines here

http://shropshirehistory.com/misc/spain.pdf

[/quote]

It looks fantastic, was there any underground access?
Topic: Tin back on the agenda
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/06/2016 09:18:42   Subject: Tin back on the agenda
[quote="Tamarmole"]

Don't use easy start it is the spawn of Beelzebub - engines get addicted to it.[/quote]

I've heard this said quite a few times about diesel engines, I always
Topic: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 06/06/2016 18:28:34   Subject: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
Just received my copy, looking forward to a good read! :thumbsup:
Topic: NAMHO 2016 details
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2016 21:35:44   Subject: NAMHO 2016 details
Good point Chris, I ended up registering for a pottery conference at Aberystwyth University and going to entirely the wrong campus at Bangor University. :-[

Hopefully there will be a big si
Topic: Cefn Coed headgear dismantling
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 27/05/2016 15:26:06   Subject: Cefn Coed headgear dismantling
Oh dear, H&S coming in for a bit of a bashing in this thread. :tongue:

Topic: New event added 'NAMHO Conference 2017' on 23/06/2017 at 10:00
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/05/2016 19:59:05   Subject: New event added 'NAMHO Conference 2017' on 23/06/2017 at 10:00
:thumbsup:
Topic: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/05/2016 12:51:46   Subject: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="ttxela"]Can you put me down for one Mike, could collect it at NAMHO conference?[/quote]

I'm not having a bookstand at NAMHO this year transport costs make it unv
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 12:47:38   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
I just made the mistake of looking at it again to see what this was all about :(

I remember the discussion before Roy sorted Cwmystwyth access and the consensus seemed to be then that it wo
Topic: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/05/2016 22:41:44   Subject: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
Can you put me down for one Mike, could collect it at NAMHO conference?
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 22/05/2016 22:20:59   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]21/5/16 Brighton Sewers[/b]

A WCMS trip to take the Brighton Sewers tour. A very interesting trip with entertaining guides. Well worth it if you get the chance. The bits you get to see a
Topic: SRT training at Plas y Brenin 24th Sept 2016
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/05/2016 12:34:26   Subject: SRT training at Plas y Brenin 24th Sept 2016
Still trying to work out if I can free up the date :( hope to know shortly......
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2016 15:36:50   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
My mistake. :-[

So a bit like those accumulator towers in London where water was pumped up overnight and the hydraulic pressure used during the day.

Perhaps a better thought woul
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2016 14:59:03   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="mudpig"]Unfortunately, wind farm output is measured at the maximum speed possible, before they have to be turned off for safety reasons, and wind speed needs to be constant(which it never is).
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2016 14:31:52   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
I no longer have the time to keep up with UKC and tend to only read this site now. I certainly can't be bothered to read all 4 pages although I did scan enough to get the drift.

All I have
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 15/05/2016 09:17:16   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]14/5/26 Barons Cave[/b]

Another Reigate Cave Day and again I was guiding in the Barons Cave. A very busy day with nearly 400 visitors I believe!

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Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 11/05/2016 21:08:48   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]8/5/16 Masson Mine[/b]

One of the ladies at work has had the novel idea of attempting to do 50 things she would not normally do before she is 50 years old next July and has come up with
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2016 20:46:08   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
[quote="somersetminer"][quote="royfellows"]The thing about the police is that however much you dislike them, or whatever grudges from the past you may have against them, there could be a time when you
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