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Topic: Stately home owners sue Coal Board for £100m
ttxela

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/06/2013 14:28:21   Subject: Stately home owners sue Coal Board for £100m
Perhaps the "coal board" should put in a counter claim due to the excessive weight of this building collapsing their mines..... ;)
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 28/05/2013 11:45:37   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]24-27/5/13[/b]

A working weekend at the WCMS Welsh cottage replacing the common room floor and other tasks.

[link]Personal-Album-259-Image-86670[linkphoto]Personal-Album-259-I
Topic: Has something changed?
ttxela

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 23/05/2013 13:26:12   Subject: Has something changed?
Oh, ok. Not to worry.

Notice whilst posting this reply that it does not happen on this topic :)
Topic: Has something changed?
ttxela

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 23/05/2013 12:35:27   Subject: Has something changed?
Lately when posting a reply I can't submit without adding a title, if I add something different to the original topic title I inadvertently change the whole topic title as it appears on the home page?
Topic: The Somme, secret tunnel wars
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/05/2013 12:32:29   Subject: The Somme, secret tunnel wars
[quote="grahami"]The Durand Group have been doing a lot of exploring of the various tunnels - their web site is worth a look:
http://www.durandgroup.org.uk/index.html
And they have produced
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 11:07:39   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
:thumbsup: :thumbup: ;D
Topic: The Somme, secret tunnel wars
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 10:15:13   Subject: Reading
It was an excellent programme.

For reading "Tunnelers" by Captain W. Grant Grieve is very good and has the merit of being written not long after.

"The Norton-Griffiths Story" by
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 12/05/2013 09:17:21   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]11/5/13 WCMS Reigate Caves Open Day[/b]

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As usual I spent most of the day in Ba
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 02/05/2013 14:02:05   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]27/4/13[/b]

Trips of interest have been few recently since I am off to Texas in August and need to conserve resources! However Saturday found me near the Wash on some errands and so I to
Topic: Do you upload photos to the internet?
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 30/04/2013 13:39:12   Subject: Do you upload photos to the internet?
I know little about such things but it might be worth mentioning that the proffessional photographer who was at one of our recent Muay Thai fights has his website set up so certainly none of the obvio
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2013 12:06:15   Subject: NAMHO 2013
All clear now thanks to Peters email :thumbup:

Heve sent off my request for places. ;D
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2013 20:53:36   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Sorry Roy, might be being thick but can't see how one would go about booking trips on the site? :-[
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/04/2013 11:59:57   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Excellent :thumbup: - can I bag a place on the following trips;

Friday - both trips Goginan and y Wern (should be able to get there in time!)

Saturday AM - Henfwylch
Saturd
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 11/04/2013 15:31:28   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]23/3/13[/b]

The closest I've been to getting underground recently was working on a re-creation of WW1 trenches in Surrey complete with dug-out's and a short section of railway.

Topic: Is this 1862
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/03/2013 13:17:47   Subject: Is this 1862
From looking at the photo only it looks like it.
Topic: US Army Landfill in cornwall.
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/03/2013 10:05:14   Subject: US Army Landfill in cornwall.
It's rumoured that the flooded quarry behind the TA centre in Cambridge was used to dump surplus supplies at the end of the war, similarly the Grounds of Hinxton Hall are said to contain buried motorc
Topic: Cambrian Slate Mine Underwater
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/03/2013 13:43:00   Subject: Cambrian
[quote="Cat_Bones"][quote="ttxela"]I remember having a look round there as part of the 2011 NAMHO and that large cylinder.

Very nice to see the trucks and such :thumbup:[/quote]

Topic: Cambrian Slate Mine Underwater
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2013 12:51:28   Subject: Cambrian
I remember having a look round there as part of the 2011 NAMHO and that large cylinder.

Very nice to see the trucks and such :thumbup:
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2013 11:08:21   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Definitely want to see the waterwheel at Ystrad Einon and the balance bob at Temple mine :thumbup:
Topic: Grovelling apology
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/03/2013 21:49:22   Subject: Grovelling apology
I didn't get one, I feel left out :(
Topic: Harlem Shake
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2013 12:47:22   Subject: Harlem Shake
Followers of popular culture will no doubt be familiar with the "Harlem Shake"

However it appears that this sort of thing is frowned on underground down-under......

http://www.mi
Topic: Mining in Hampshire??
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/03/2013 14:03:59   Subject: Mining in Hampshire??
For those desperate to get (a bit) underground in Cambridgeshire.

http://www.mine-explorer.co.uk/mines/Balsham-Chalk-Quarry_941/Balsham-Chalk-Quarry.asp
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2013 21:47:55   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Sounds good to me, I've already booked a room at the Uni but if the campsite is within walking distance it makes sense.

Being able to book onto trips would be good, it's pretty normal for t
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2013 09:40:32   Subject: NAMHO 2013
I'm sure all will be well, I have some accomodation booked, there is a lecture programme, I have heard talk of beer being ordered and I'm sure we'll get underground at some point.

I'm alway
Topic: Essential Reading Project
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/02/2013 12:31:05   Subject: Essential Reading Project
[quote="terrycar"]Spam about some work of fiction - with a mining link so tenuous that Chris Evans' "top tenuous" would be proud - removed[/quote]

If one was tempted to include fictional wo
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2013 09:31:29   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="ChrisJC"]The link doesn't work for me......

Chris.
[/quote]

It's working here, looks good!
Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
ttxela

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 23/02/2013 16:31:46   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
My step-daughter was quite into the Estes rocket kits a while back, I think we may still have some motors in the shed....

The one we made ourselves out of cardboard was the most entertainin
Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
ttxela

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 22/02/2013 11:49:21   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
[quote="John Lawson"]Good you Roy,now everyone using the site knows how to make black powder!
The difficulty of course is obtaining the potassium nitrate!
[quote]


Apparent
Topic: 127 Hours
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2013 21:32:10   Subject: 127 Hours
Yes, young T wanted to watch it when it came out at the cinema, it was a 15 so we had to get it on DVD. Seem to recall the actual chap being interviewed saying it was a pretty accurate portrayal.
Topic: Requirement for Mine Plans
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2013 17:00:34   Subject: Requirement for Mine Plans
[quote="JonK"]Thanks but this does not give the required detail and if this is all there is its still only required to keep plans of coal mines![/quote]


From the site linked to by rik
Topic: Requirement for Mine Plans
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2013 16:11:55   Subject: Requirement for Mine Plans
OK so we've established that but...

Is the requirement for plans in the regulations or is it a recommendation of an ACOP?

Topic: Requirement for Mine Plans
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2013 14:20:06   Subject: Requirement for Mine Plans
No worries, I was being a little pedantic.

The implication for the OP is of course if the requirement for abandonment plans is within the regs or detailed in an accompanying ACOP.

Topic: Requirement for Mine Plans
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2013 13:45:37   Subject: Requirement for Mine Plans
[quote="sinker"][quote="ttxela"]I have no experience of MASHAM however I'd be suprised if it was treated as an ACOP, as I understand it they are regulations and therefore law?

[/quote]
Topic: Requirement for Mine Plans
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2013 11:40:00   Subject: Requirement for Mine Plans
I have no experience of MASHAM however I'd be suprised if it was treated as an ACOP, as I understand it they are regulations and therefore law?

ACOP's are drawn up by the HSE as guidance to
Topic: Coppermines Deep Level
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2013 15:52:10   Subject: Coppermines Deep Level
So not entirely blocked then and water still flowing out.

A bit of a wet crawl to get in?
Topic: Coppermines Deep Level
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2013 09:38:51   Subject: Coppermines Deep Level
That is indeed unfortunate ;( I wonder what CATMHS take on the situation is?
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2013 07:54:24   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Excellent, looking forward to it!
Topic: Time Team Coniston Copper Mines
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/02/2013 12:15:16   Subject: Time Team Coniston Copper Mines
[quote="dolcoath1"]
I am still convinced the cobbles are part of a cobbing floor, strong floors would be needed to break up ore with hammers and would still result in plenty of fines to get down
Topic: Time Team Coniston Copper Mines
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/02/2013 13:06:46   Subject: Time Team Coniston Copper Mines
[quote="ChrisJC"]I was there.

CATMHS were mentioned in the credits.


[/quote]

:thumbup: I was sent to make tea at that point.
Topic: SRT Training in North Wales
ttxela

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/02/2013 21:47:52   Subject: SRT Training in North Wales
I went on a similar event organised by the Cambrian chaps a couple of years ago, it was very good and people at all levels attended.
Topic: Time Team Coniston Copper Mines
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/02/2013 21:35:54   Subject: Time Team Coniston Copper Mines
I watched it, it were awright.

CATMHS did indeed assist :thumbup: a shame they didn't appear to get a mention :(

We stayed in Coppermines valley a couple of years ago and had
Topic: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/02/2013 21:26:38   Subject: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
As is the current trend I decided none of the current lights available were ideal for me and so I made my own.

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Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 30/01/2013 13:13:13   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]29/1/13[/b]

Far too long since my last trip I received an invitation which I was happily able to take up and spent the day in an underground quarry. Discretion was requested so no detail
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2013 11:18:20   Subject: NAMHO 2013
I'm sure I will have some company, some other WCMS chaps have already expressed their intention to attend.

I have every confidence that Roy will have someone organised to take me somewhere
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2013 09:46:41   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ttxela"]Got my booking confirmation back today, I am delegate 001 :thumbup:

Last time I achieved this was 2007 in the Tamar.

Mrs T says I am "sad" fo
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2013 22:12:07   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Got my booking confirmation back today, I am delegate 001 :thumbup:

Last time I achieved this was 2007 in the Tamar.

Mrs T says I am "sad" for being chuffed about this :lol:
Topic: WORRIED
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2013 22:54:07   Subject: WORRIED
[quote="kieronyoung"][quote="christwigg"]I would worry more about the international space-station dropping out of orbit and landing on your house.[/quote]

We could sue if that happens.... i
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2013 21:30:11   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="royfellows"][quote="ttxela"]

I decided to book the on site accomodation as there didn't seem to be a preferred campsite at this stage.
[/quote]

You'll miss the kar
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2013 18:06:42   Subject: NAMHO 2013
I had no trouble with the form?

Re: messages on the mining history mailing list regarding camping, I decided to book the on site accomodation as there didn't seem to be a preferred campsite
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2013 11:35:19   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Thats my booking sent off then :thumbsup:

Looking forward to it :)

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