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Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 02/10/2013 14:11:46   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]29/9/13 Surrey Trenches[/b]

Another open day at the Surrey WW1 trench recreation site. These are owned by a military historian who created them more or less for his own interest. They ar
Topic: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2013 16:50:44   Subject: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
Another vote for CMT.

I was very impressed with the site when I visited during this years NAMHO conference.
Topic: Dinas Silica Mine photos
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 09/09/2013 16:38:54   Subject: Dinas Silica Mine photos
[quote="davel"]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/earth/10296342/Photographer-Annette-Price-explores-a-Welsh-silica-mine.html may be of interest.

Dave[/quote]

Pictu
Topic: NAMHO 2014 Preliminary Notice
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/09/2013 20:24:23   Subject: NAMHO 2014 Preliminary Notice
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ttxela"]Excellent stuff, looking forward to it already! :)[/quote]

You just want to be delegate No. 1 again.[/quote]

Absolutely! Where are the booking
Topic: NAMHO 2014 Preliminary Notice
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/09/2013 08:12:36   Subject: NAMHO 2014 Preliminary Notice
Excellent stuff, looking forward to it already! :)
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2013 17:01:58   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
A website that documented the Milwr tunnel and associated workings that was about 10 years or so ago was what inspired me to begin exploring old mine workings. I did initially join the GCC but being o
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2013 14:42:54   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
I've missed out on trips here a couple of times :(

It would be nice to think there was a prospect of a trip at some point.
Topic: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 12:51:02   Subject: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
Another vote for Roy's lamps and his excellent after sales service :thumbsup: I have the Magnumstar which exceeds your stated budget but from what I've seen the smaller lamps are very good too!
Topic: Norwich Chalk Mine
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 19/08/2013 13:31:53   Subject: Norwich Chalk Mine
I looked into this a while back and didn't get anywhere regarding legitimate access. However I remember being told that the local authority do carry out an annual inspection on the known workings.
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 11/07/2013 12:55:05   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2013, 1/7/13, Cwmystwyth[/b]

A surface walk up Copa Hill combined with a look into Aldersons and Herberts levels after which I had to depart to make the long journey home. The came
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 11/07/2013 12:41:43   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2013, 30/6/13, Temple Mine[/b]

Quite a short trip but well worth seeing the remains of the power train from the wheel to the pump + a pleasant walk in the sunshine and lots of know
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 10/07/2013 12:59:20   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2013, 30/6/13, Ystrad Einion[/b]

I was looking forward to this after seeing pictures of the waterwheel over the years. I was not disappointed!

[link]Ystrad-Einion-Lead-M
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 09/07/2013 22:01:59   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2013, 29/6/13, Camdwrbach[/b]

Another short trip into a very nice site, black mine pearls and a large stope. Another dampish entrance. A fantastic mine in a very nice location!
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 08/07/2013 17:24:15   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2013, 29/6/13, Brynrafr New Level[/b]

A short but interesting level, again with a damp feel to it. A refreshing trip after a walk in the sunshine!

[link]Personal-Album-2
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 07/07/2013 21:40:02   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2013, 29/6/13, Brynrafr Main Stope[/b]

A short but interesting trip into the main stope which had suffered a recent collapse leaving part open to day. Unfortunately several decompo
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 07/07/2013 21:23:59   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2013, 29/6/13, Taylors Level, Cwmystwyth[/b]

My first trip of the weekend with Roy into Taylors Level. A fine introduction to Cwmystwyth and a very pleasant trip.

[link]
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2013 09:21:09   Subject: NAMHO 2013
An excellent weekend. I had a great time!

Many thanks to all those involvd in organising :flowers:

A return to Cwmystwyth is definitely in order I think.
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2013 09:55:47   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="royfellows"][quote="mcrtchly"]
For the benefit of everyone, its certainly not a swinging in space with rebelays on a hanging wall type thingy, I would say a piece of cake probably suitabl
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2013 22:48:40   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="mcrtchly"]Roy, sorry to hear the news, but thanks in advance for all your efforts. Still expect it to be a great event.

Are the Taylors Level Cwmystwyth trips on Sat and Sun morni
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2013 12:39:50   Subject: NAMHO 2013
I'm looking forward to it too! :thumbup:

I may be up for a trip on Monday if there's space still.
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/06/2013 23:37:32   Subject: NAMHO 2013
I'm now stymied for Friday due to work issues so will probably get there much to late to join the Friday trips ;( I've let Catherine know.
Topic: Derbyshire Mines
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2013 12:02:19   Subject: Derbyshire Mines
[quote="aem82"]I wasn't 'street' when i was young, let alone now i'm in my 30s.

Gammon slipper has no meaning, it's the first thing that popped in my head.

Obligatory emoticon;
Topic: Derbyshire Mines
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2013 11:55:56   Subject: Derbyshire Mines
I don't particularly have anything to add to this but just wanted to register my support of AR in this matter. He does some sterling work in ensuring access is available wherever possible in the Peak
Topic: Events and Meets Bleeding into International Mines ?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/06/2013 11:42:29   Subject: Events and Meets Bleeding into International Mines ?
[quote="Edd"][quote="sinker"]Firefox? IE?? Opera??? Safari???? Help..... :surrender:[/quote]

Pub :thumbsup:[/quote]

Firefox = Film about stealing jet fighters starring Clint Eas
Topic: The Somme, secret tunnel wars
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/06/2013 09:32:41   Subject: The Somme, secret tunnel wars
[quote="pingu"]Have a look at www.laboisselleproject.com to see more about these particular tunnels, and, if your finances allow, take a trip to the Somme. It makes a nice change from the mines of Nor
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]

[link]Personal-Album-259-Image-86395[linkphoto]Personal-Album-259-Image-86395[/linkphoto][/link]

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
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