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Topic: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2015 09:10:07   Subject: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
Received my copies yesterday - excellent as usual.

One copy is now on its way to the relatives in Texas.
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 25/11/2015 07:40:41   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]20/9/15[/b]

A trip to Reigate for the WCMS AGM
Topic: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2015 18:31:16   Subject: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
Just ordered mine :thumbsup:
Topic: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2015 09:02:56   Subject: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
Fantastic

I shall order some :thumbup:
Topic: Live Gold ......
ttxela

Forum: Europe   Posted: 09/11/2015 10:26:28   Subject: Live Gold ......
[quote="Morlock"]Latest from RT.

https://www.rt.com/news/321250-nazi-train-radar-search/[/quote]

As I predicted earlier - the Amber room is reputed to be inside ::)

Mi
Topic: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 09/11/2015 10:21:45   Subject: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
[quote="NeilR"]
I'll see if I can find the photos.[/quote]

That would be excellent :thumbup:
Topic: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/11/2015 20:10:49   Subject: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
[quote="Tamarmole"]In a world which is becoming increasingly homogenous, bland and mundane anything a little bit different should be encouraged.

I think it would be a tragedy if a minorit
Topic: Another Mine Dam Failure in Brazil
ttxela

Forum: South America   Posted: 06/11/2015 19:34:55   Subject: Another Mine Dam Failure in Brazil
That looks really grim, must have been massive lakes behind those dams, look at the high water mark up those trees! :ohmygod:
Topic: Person Newydd
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/11/2015 19:29:28   Subject: Person Newydd
Hello! :thumbup:
Topic: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 02/11/2015 22:36:59   Subject: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
Oh dear, well that doesn't bode well for my trip then :(
Topic: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 01/11/2015 13:50:17   Subject: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
I got a bit busy and this dropped down my list a bit :-[

I'd still like to try and arrange a visit if possible.
Topic: Cwmystwyth Access
ttxela

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/10/2015 20:10:37   Subject: Cwmystwyth Access
You'll have a great time. I only scratched the surface being shown round by Roy at the recent NAMHO. It's a grand place!

Made up for the godforsaken hole Roy showed us the same weekend fill
Topic: Sainsbury's Mines
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/10/2015 07:39:57   Subject: Sainsbury's Mines
Thanks - going to have to go hunting for it again!
Topic: Sainsbury's Mines
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/10/2015 19:23:08   Subject: Sainsbury's Mines
[quote="AR"]

On an unrelated note, I visited Spinney Level last week and have been in discussion over whether the infamous inscription is old or a modern addition. I notice Jim R cited you
Topic: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2015 19:19:44   Subject: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I have spent 40 odd years trying to educate people away from believing in impossibly long secret tunnels tens of miles in length. I expect Bear Grylls will now undo all of that
Topic: AditNow 2016 Calendar - Proceeds again
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2015 12:37:15   Subject: AditNow 2016 Calendar - Proceeds again
Indeed - Cambridgeshire hasn't received a penny and our need is greatest since we pretty much need to start our mines from scratch rather than just maintaining old ones :tongue:

Failing tha
Topic: Earthworm 2 lamp
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/10/2015 12:25:14   Subject: Earthworm 2 lamp
It's fantastic that there is so much choice nowadays. I think I've only seen a couple of people with the Earthworm lamp. Personally I veer towards the most power I can get. Basically I go underground
Topic: RIP Dom Jackson!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2015 10:21:15   Subject: RIP Dom Jackson!
Sad news, I don't think I ever met him but it kind of feels like you kinow people to a certain extent when they are regulars :(
Topic: Rope ?
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/10/2015 14:55:28   Subject: Rope ?
A shame this is out of stock, would look well in the front garden!

https://www.knightsurplus.co.uk/hardware-items-practice-missle.html
Topic: Update on Forest of Dean coal mines
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/09/2015 20:30:08   Subject: Update on Forest of Dean coal mines
Had great fun in Morses level during the Coalpit Heath NAMHO conference having a go at getting the coal with a pick :thumbsup:
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/09/2015 16:42:06   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
All your map links just show a blank grid for me Peter :(

Do I need to be subscribed to something to view them?
Topic: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2015 13:37:55   Subject: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
Another vote for the Cambrian Mines Trust from me. I visited Cwmystwyth during the NAMHO conference a couple of years ago and was very impressed. I need to make a return visit.

I also visit
Topic: Happy birthday Aditnow
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/09/2015 15:27:20   Subject: Happy birthday Aditnow
Yes, it's an excellent site, I check in most days easing the boredom of my tedious desk job!
Topic: HSE report on the Gleision Disaster
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/09/2015 13:35:24   Subject: HSE report on the Gleision Disaster
[quote="royfellows"][quote="ttxela"]
I've seen reports with a lot more speculation and opinion included. I suspect they are more careful to keep things factual if legal action is likely?

Topic: HSE report on the Gleision Disaster
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/09/2015 11:21:50   Subject: HSE report on the Gleision Disaster
[quote="crickleymal"]I love the title
"A factual report by the Health and Safety Executive"
Do they do other sorts?[/quote]

I've seen reports with a lot more speculation and opini
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/09/2015 20:20:54   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]12/9/15 Wapping/Cumberland[/b]

My nephew was over from Texas and requested an underground trip. Wapping/Cumberland seemed like a good choice. We met Zomjon and youngster inside although
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/09/2015 20:38:33   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]

Same year the first MagnumStar:

[link]40865[linkphoto]40865[/linkphoto][/link]

5 Cree Q5 XREs and I was the first person to put over 1000 lumens o
Topic: Area 51 silver mine under threat from US govt.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2015 22:42:13   Subject: Area 51 silver mine under threat from US govt.
The photo doesn't do it justice, they hit it pretty good, it's fairly well riddled. The practice bombs don't have much if any bang to them.

Heavier stuff seems to be aimed at another pair o
Topic: Area 51 silver mine under threat from US govt.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2015 11:48:14   Subject: Area 51 silver mine under threat from US govt.
It all seems like a proper muddle.

I'm struck by the comparison with the bombing and strafing range near me where you are free to wander all over it as long as the red flag isn't flying.
Topic: NAMHO 2016 Dates
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/09/2015 21:45:54   Subject: NAMHO 2016 Dates
Just booked Ferry too ;D
Topic: NAMHO 2016 Dates
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/09/2015 21:14:10   Subject: NAMHO 2016 Dates
Just booked the accommodation at Dublin University from the link on the NAMHO newsletter - looks proper nice :thumbup:
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/09/2015 08:48:08   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Excellent News Roy, Many Thanks! :flowers:
Topic: Live Gold ......
ttxela

Forum: Europe   Posted: 28/08/2015 14:37:35   Subject: Live Gold ......
Perhaps the Amber Room is in there as well! :o
Topic: Live Gold ......
ttxela

Forum: Europe   Posted: 28/08/2015 13:56:34   Subject: Live Gold ......
One would have thought it would be relatively easy to find an old walled up railway tunnel - on account of it having a railway, or at least the remains of one leading up to it? :confused:
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2015 11:05:14   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="NewStuff"][quote="royfellows"]Cwmystwyth
The work in Lefel Fawr is going to cost money...
[/quote]

If you have a Paypal account for the trust, post it up. Donations can be
Topic: NAMHO 2016 Dates
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/08/2015 12:32:15   Subject: NAMHO 2016 Dates
I've booked the week off work - looks like this will form the basis of our Summer Holiday this year. :thumbup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 10/08/2015 11:16:29   Subject: Ttxela Journal
8/8/15 WCMS Reigate Cave Day

A very busy open day, I spent it at the Barons Cave as usual :)
Topic: Brecon reigon
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/08/2015 09:02:38   Subject: Brecon reigon
I hear Big Pit is very good - however despite frequent good intentions I haven't made it there yet! ::)
Topic: Brecon reigon
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/08/2015 11:18:51   Subject: Brecon reigon
Dinas Silica mines are not too far away?
Topic: Big Oops...
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2015 13:15:49   Subject: Big Oops...
Oh dear - hope the healing up progresses well :flowers:
Topic: Cornwall conservation worry
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/07/2015 14:17:23   Subject: Cornwall conservation worry
A problem not limited to historic conservation. I recently visited Salford Quays and it was obvious that significant investment had been made into building work, paving, street furniture etc. but then
Topic: WW1 inscriptions (Somme)
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/07/2015 15:23:19   Subject: WW1 inscriptions (Somme)
A little while ago I was able to visit the mine at Maison Blanche which had been used in WW1, it was being documented and recorded by the Durand Group.

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Community/vi
Topic: Wonderful Slate Mine need some Help
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/07/2015 16:02:11   Subject: Wonderful Slate Mine need some Help
[quote="Local87"][quote="davel"]My understanding is that the site is now leased by Ty’n y Berth Outdoor Centre and permission for access should be obtained from them.

Dave[/quote]

Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/07/2015 13:29:37   Subject: Ttxela Journal
11/7/15 WCMS Reigate Cave Day

Another day spent in the Barons Cave, gave a few tours and spent some time behind the cash desk. A fairly busy day!
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/07/2015 13:26:24   Subject: Ttxela Journal
3-5/7/15 WCMS Annual Welsh BBQ

Another visit to the Welsh cottage - no mines were visited however I did get Young Summer and her friend to go underground.

[link]101651[linkphoto]
Topic: Wonderful Slate Mine need some Help
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/07/2015 12:08:32   Subject: Wonderful Slate Mine need some Help
[quote="Local87"][quote="ttxela"]yes, I've seen that photo before and wondered where it was.

I'd always assumed just outside the entrance there was a blind bend with one of those brown tou
Topic: Wonderful Slate Mine need some Help
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/07/2015 10:46:58   Subject: Wonderful Slate Mine need some Help
yes, I've seen that photo before and wondered where it was.

I'd always assumed just outside the entrance there was a blind bend with one of those brown tourist attraction signs saying 'Sla
Topic: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 02/07/2015 12:57:39   Subject: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
I have recently posted photos of the Eiffel tower lit up at night on Faceballs.

You'll never take me alive copper! :guns:
Topic: Inst O M.R.R Old mine portals found
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/06/2015 18:41:37   Subject: Inst O M.R.R Old mine portals found
These chaps may have some local knowledge.

http://forums.abandonedmines.net/
Topic: Inst O M.R.R Old mine portals found
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/06/2015 16:06:43   Subject: Inst O M.R.R Old mine portals found
Have you been inside?

I suspect the appropriate approach would depend much on the nature of the hazard, a short blind level in stable rock is a different proposition to a complex multi leve
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