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Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/05/2017 18:20:50   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
You all know I am a martial arts nut. Well I have had teeth knocked out, ear split open, bruising like a map of the world, and recently a busted hand. All in training. Never been in a real fight in my
Topic: ABERLLEFENNI QUARRY by Ray Gunn slate North Wales - available for download
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/05/2017 09:52:08   Subject: ABERLLEFENNI QUARRY by Ray Gunn slate North Wales - available for download
About the quarry

I would have first visited it in the late 1980s, and few random memories.

I explored a 'crumbling' level on the other side with large chambers and bridges etc. A
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 09/05/2017 18:23:11   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Thats my thinking.
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 09/05/2017 16:55:06   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
While you here.
I measured the inside width of the rails on Sunday at 22 inches, I was thinking that the decks could be removed for a truck to get stuff up and down. The locos must have got ther
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 09/05/2017 14:53:28   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
[quote="royfellows"]Improved access to the mine

This has been duly reported to Rhondda Cynon Taf, the local authority.
[/quote]

Who has responded within 24 hours!

Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 09/05/2017 08:07:14   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Of course, if not carrying gear, quickest and best is old mine tramway and climb the waterfall.
;D
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/05/2017 22:40:55   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Here is a shot of the point where the ROW leaves the tarmac road. Plenty room to turn around and drop off, but no parking as its all private land.

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Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/05/2017 22:28:19   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
The wide bits are either passing places, OK for a pause to drop passengers and gear but not to park, or the other bits are on private land and I did see at least one notice.

I don't see iss
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/05/2017 19:01:55   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Roy has the rubbish been put there as a obstruction since the farmer now knows about your intentions ?

Have you met the guy ?[/quote]

See my other.
The
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/05/2017 18:55:13   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I dont believe that there are any car park issues there now.

I dont know why the gate has been removed and the post holes concreted.

The ROW access point at the tarmac road need
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/05/2017 13:50:49   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Yes. I found it impossible to get down to the ground beyond.

It also needs clearly marking, the sign is mandatory and the responsibility of the local council. You see these signs everywhere
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/05/2017 10:50:32   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Improved access to the mine

I visited the site on Saturday with the purpose of ascertaining the condition of the Right of Way to the wooden footbridge.

I started by looking at th
Topic: Long Rake
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/05/2017 11:24:35   Subject: Long Rake
I would just stay away.

The fumes are correct and the place is ruined by the dust being pumped down there anyway.

Its a shame but that's how it is.
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 28/04/2017 21:53:07   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Land Registry search.

The mines on that land do not belong to him. They are severance mineral rights, "all mines and minerals", same as my rights on Craig y Dinas, and belong to the Marquis
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 28/04/2017 12:45:02   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Roy

Could a vehicle get up there to drop of kit and then lets say reverse down, or even reverse up ?[/quote]

This is an option that I want to look at.
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2017 22:14:18   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
If he blocks the public road its a police matter.

I have to say though, all this is speculation as he hasn't done anything yet regarding the legal use of that route.

I can see an
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2017 21:27:23   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
and I see a red no entry sign, admittedly somewhat bent, in front of the gate.

Blocking a public road is a criminal offense of making a public nuisance and is arrestable.

Do you
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2017 18:27:25   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I tried a search and only got a sort of directory thing. Does it have a website of its own?
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2017 12:27:01   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I haven't been up there as yet, I need to look to see if the right of way has the statutory fingerpost and if not report it.

Any bridge on the mine road is out of the question due to the S
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2017 10:14:15   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Improved access to the mine.

In 2017 we launched an initiative to improve access to the mine. Initially this in the form of a proposed walkway to reconnect the original mine track. However
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/04/2017 12:37:52   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
It is ambitious. Many falls etc before the incline which from memory is the only railed part.
Small scale working eventually using steel seems way forward.
Topic: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/04/2017 21:04:25   Subject: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
The extent of those rights lies in the wording which should be accurately reproduced in the Land Registry entry which should, if the manorial mineral owners wished to preserve those rights on subseque
Topic: New event added ''Brownley Hill'' on 22/04/2017
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 21/04/2017 12:39:41   Subject: New event added ''Brownley Hill'' on 22/04/2017
Im in, bring sunglasses
Topic: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/04/2017 09:35:55   Subject: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
Ouch

I would have to check my case law but that could not be in our favour.
Topic: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/04/2017 22:48:16   Subject: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
Together with the usual mineral ownership conveyance description all "all mines and minerals" is the implied ancillary right, reinforced by case law, of rights over the land. To drive levels, sink sha
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/04/2017 18:58:47   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I am up at Nenthead at the moment but will attempt to contact the copyright holder to see if the mine pictures can be provided for use on the NAL website when back at home.

The pieces of th
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/04/2017 12:26:49   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Old Photos galore, everything we want!

Thanks to Paul Dann, NRW local manager for drawing my attention to these recent uploads. Many old local photos plus many of the mine when working, rop
Topic: Cornwall and Devon Mines in 1970s to 1990s
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/04/2017 18:15:38   Subject: Cornwall and Devon Mines in 1970s to 1990s
Hi
If you have anything of Polberro underground it would be appreciated.
Topic: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/04/2017 20:42:59   Subject: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Hello John

I will be up this weekend for the week, it would be fantastic to meet you.

Yes, we all stay at High Plains and there is a sheet on the wall listing trip details and ca
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/04/2017 10:00:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Due to holidays and other commitments I am unable to take any new orders until further notice.

Please pass this around.
Topic: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2017 22:30:19   Subject: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
[quote="John Lawson"]
Of the group only half a dozen of us saw the ventilation fan and made the first recent ascent of the laddered rise into the stopes above.

[/quote]

and
Topic: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2017 15:15:39   Subject: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
[quote="Steetleysurfer"]I still don't believe CCHL would gain a massive influx of tourists because of it.
[/quote]

Caplecleugh per se will never gain a massive influx of tourists.
Topic: Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/04/2017 08:11:26   Subject: Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.
Mr Moorebooks, if you have them bring some up to the Nent and I will reserve one.
Topic: Remaining Mining Contractors
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2017 08:08:17   Subject: Remaining Mining Contractors
Sorry Les, I dont do contract work.
:lol:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/04/2017 12:27:39   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
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Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2017 09:52:44   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Cwmystwyth Lefel Fawr

Please be advised that the route through the second tube is temporarily closed, don't try it unless you want steel RSJs down on your head!

A diversion route
Topic: MINE WATER TREATMENT PROPOSALS NORTH PENNINES
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/03/2017 17:41:08   Subject: MINE WATER TREATMENT PROPOSALS NORTH PENNINES
I dont want to take this off thread but find it heartening that a government agency realizes that Mine Exploration is a legitimate activity and that those involved are in a position to offer positive
Topic: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/03/2017 08:18:18   Subject: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
Theres a deviation in now makes it easier to get over the lip. I havent been down for years simply because i dont like it. But when I did do, I hung an electron down over the lip.


On
Topic: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/03/2017 21:23:58   Subject: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
Lefel Fawr, with a most amazing piece of hard work I have done which you wont even notice, which was the intention all along.

Riddles
:lol:
Topic: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/03/2017 17:11:40   Subject: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
Ah, I assumed you were planning for the summer!

I dont think the midges will pop up until May, depends on the weather.

CAL permits are easy off the website, http://rakelane.andui
Topic: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/03/2017 15:42:54   Subject: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
Cwmystwyth and Frongoch are fairly close together in mid Wales, and then take the very scenic ride over Nantymoch to Talybont and do (mild SRT) Alltycrib. Bwlch Glas top level is extensive, the SRT do
Topic: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/03/2017 18:02:54   Subject: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Was working at a house up there last week and the owner said she was walking her dog one morning and there was that much activity there she thought they were filming a James Bond
Topic: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/03/2017 12:49:45   Subject: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_Mountain

she took one look and said "I want one one of those in the UK"
Topic: Tommorow night
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/03/2017 16:29:24   Subject: Tommorow night
Agreed, but in effect a shotgun is a tool of the farmers trade and the police are usually reluctant to revoke his shotgun certificate. This is what I have heard, so in truth its hearsay.

Of
Topic: Tommorow night
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/03/2017 11:03:47   Subject: Tommorow night
I WILL CONTINUE TO USE THAT ROUTE WHATEVER.

I am an aggressive fighter who gives not a f.....

I would deal with the dogs first.
Topic: Tommorow night
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/03/2017 09:37:57   Subject: Tommorow night
I just walk up the path though the farm, its a public right of way.
The dogs just make a lot of noise, but dont let a dog sneak round behind you. Keep an eye on it and it will keep its distance.
Topic: RIP Trevor Ford
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2017 20:50:00   Subject: RIP Trevor Ford
Very sad. I too have several of his books.
Topic: RGHQ Chilmark drugs factory
royfellows

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/02/2017 18:58:46   Subject: RGHQ Chilmark drugs factory
:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: RGHQ Chilmark drugs factory
royfellows

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/02/2017 16:02:03   Subject: RGHQ Chilmark drugs factory
That sounds like a pun
:lol:
Topic: RGHQ Chilmark drugs factory
royfellows

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/02/2017 15:08:49   Subject: RGHQ Chilmark drugs factory
[quote="Morlock"]Is that link correct Roy?[/quote]

Something truly wonderful happened with our marvelous technology (politically correct sigh of admiration)

Then again it could b
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