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Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2013 18:21:10   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Thanks chaps :thumbup:
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2013 10:28:19   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Had a message last night to say the booking details had been added to the website, I've had a look but can't see them? :confused:
Topic: Nice head/cap lamp for a 'newbie'?
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/01/2013 17:26:49   Subject: Nice head/cap lamp for a 'newbie'?
Surely you should really follow the "rite of passage" and use a proper Oldham with a lead acid battery and ordinary bulb. I still have the one I bought secondhand off ebay several years back when I st
Topic: Trips in 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/01/2013 21:56:42   Subject: Trips in 2013
[quote="AR"]I had been thinking about that, I'll talk to Andy Tickle about setting a date up...[/quote]

:thumbsup:
Topic: Trips in 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/01/2013 13:35:25   Subject: Trips in 2013
I'm potentially interested in some of these trips. I will be struggling this year to get away much so I'll see what develops and attend if and where I can.

How about that Deep Ecton through
Topic: Photo competition 2012 - RESULTS
ttxela

Forum: The 2012 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 15/01/2013 12:50:30   Subject: Photo competition 2012 - RESULTS
Excellent pictures, nicely judged :thumbsup:
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2013 21:45:47   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Thanks chaps, I'm sure Peter has it all in hand. Reassuring to know the costs will be similar to last year :thumbup:
Topic: NAMHO 2013
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2013 16:16:55   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Does anyone know when we will be able to book for this year? For various reasons I'm on a rather tighter budget than usual and need to plan my trips/weekends away a bit more :(

I'm sure i
Topic: Competition Entry Roy Fellows
ttxela

Forum: The 2012 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 18/12/2012 13:15:28   Subject: Competition Entry Roy Fellows
I remember you taking those Alderley ones, was quite something with both our lights on :thumbup:
Topic: Miners in Kensington and Chelsea
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2012 13:46:36   Subject: Miners in Kensington and Chelsea
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]

Is there a catagory in there for telephone sanitisers? :lol:[/quote]

I once applied for a job as a telephone sanitiser after being made redundant in the e
Topic: The Pavilion and Peak District Mining Museum
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/12/2012 10:36:31   Subject: The Pavilion and Peak District Mining Museum
Good news, the mining museum is a favourite place of mine.

When young T was even younger it was always a required visit after an underground trip, apparently the "mine" in the museum is far
Topic: Bomb Sight
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2012 21:40:10   Subject: Bomb Sight
The above photo was taken at Grey Point Fort near Belfast which claims to have fired the fist shot of WWII (normally ascribed to a German Battleship which I've forgotten the name of :-[ )
Topic: Bomb Sight
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2012 21:20:41   Subject: Bomb Sight
[quote="ttxela"][quote="agricola"]

I saw when I was growing up in Kent a map of the local parish showing were all the V1 and V2's landed, which made you think abit.

[/quote]
Topic: Bomb Sight
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2012 15:35:54   Subject: Bomb Sight
[quote="agricola"]

I saw when I was growing up in Kent a map of the local parish showing were all the V1 and V2's landed, which made you think abit.

[/quote]

I've seen
Topic: NCB Brickworks
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2012 21:17:41   Subject: NCB Brickworks
[quote="ian S"]Beamish museum has a wall built out of bricks from different colliery brickworks all over the North east.[/quote]

I remember seeing a fair collection of colliery bricks at Ap
Topic: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2012 13:11:05   Subject: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
I never saw the second part, what happened? Did they get the quad bike out ok? Was there much damage?
Topic: What a guy!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2012 12:49:13   Subject: What a guy!
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]

Did Fred Dibnah ever finish the mine shaft in his garden? ISTR problems with the local planning authority.[/quote]

All still there and for sale (unless
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 26/11/2012 11:54:57   Subject: Ttxela Journal
Not been underground since early September :(

A whiz down to Surrey on Sunday though for the WCMS AGM.
Topic: What a guy!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2012 11:43:16   Subject: What a guy!
Excellent stuff, is this anyone we know?

Unnecessary comment at the end of the Mail article about him still being single but looking for a young lady, for goodness sake man don't do it, you
Topic: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2012 11:27:56   Subject: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
It was on in our house too.

I'm pretty sure I've heard a couple of stories about quads and even pick-ups having similar mishaps in the states, although perhaps only myths arising from knack
Topic: Merry Christmas
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2012 16:32:39   Subject: Merry Christmas
[quote="christwigg"]A useful lesson in why not to do SRT with long hair or a beard.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-20386903

Although if Santa was hanging there fo
Topic: Beneath Hill 60
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2012 19:49:04   Subject: Beneath Hill 60
[quote="simonrail"]I think you'll find that the missing mine which exploded about 1955 was prepared for the Messines Ridge battle in 1917. Another one nearby is still missing.

Vimy Ridge wa
Topic: Beneath Hill 60
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/11/2012 22:59:37   Subject: Beneath Hill 60
More on this theme on channel 5 tomorrow night;

http://www.channel5.com/shows/ww1s-tunnels-of-death-the-big-dig/episodes/episode-1-476
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2012 17:00:05   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
[quote="Trewillan"][quote="stuey"]

9.105....[b]It is assessed as of site value[/b].

[/quote]

I don't want to dissect the whole quote, but for starters, what does that
Topic: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 05/11/2012 16:47:48   Subject: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
[quote="derrickman"]

miffed to see this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wild-Heerbrugg-Wild-T2-1-Theodolite-Antique-Survey-Surveying-Tool-1956-1972-/180853868749 .. I sold mine for a few hundred
Topic: Llanberis Graffiti
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2012 12:56:40   Subject: Llanberis Graffiti
[quote="christwigg"]If I lived in London and was much bigger, braver and pettier, I would be tempted to go and blu-tack slate chippings to pictures in his exhibition. ;D[/quote]

Brilliant!
Topic: Llanberis Graffiti
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2012 21:41:48   Subject: Llanberis Graffiti
[quote="owaincbrown"][quote="ttxela

Well if the guy's work turned out like this

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=454915381218139&set=pb.106431149399899.-2207520000.1351710
Topic: Llanberis Graffiti
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2012 13:30:56   Subject: Llanberis Graffiti
[quote="owaincbrown"]I'll reserve judgement until I see the finished art in the flesh, however with the lack of any talent what so ever so far displayed it looks like my vote will be going to vandalis
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/10/2012 12:14:40   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
[quote="Pluto"]If you want to see how the transhipment work, these are a couple of illustrations from the Polish Mining Museum in Zabrze which had a system based on Worsley. As the Prussians were in c
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/10/2012 23:19:21   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
>:( Was in Worsley last weekend and had no idea what was there until I read a pamphlet in the hotel :-[ Sadly I didn't get a chance to have a look at the Delph. Is the starvationer still there?
Topic: 2012 Entry Ttxela
ttxela

Forum: The 2012 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 11/10/2012 15:37:31   Subject: 2012 Entry Ttxela
Nope :)

It's Masson

We did our bit for conservation by removing some of the crisp packets etc. that had been left in there before we added Zoe :(

Topic: 2012 Entry Ttxela
ttxela

Forum: The 2012 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 09/10/2012 20:28:37   Subject: 2012 Entry Ttxela
[link]Masson-Hill-Mixed-Quarry-User-Album-Image-79907[linkphoto]Masson-Hill-Mixed-Quarry-User-Album-Image-79907[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Clogs Underground
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/10/2012 20:14:12   Subject: Clogs Underground
[quote="pwhole"]A group of us found a felt hat in a mine only last week - not yet photographed or recorded, but it will be soon. It was flattened, but seemed to be a 'Farmer Giles' style! Alongside it
Topic: Clogs Underground
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/10/2012 13:58:08   Subject: Clogs Underground
I've seen lots of boots underground.

I'm sure I recall someone telling me that workboots would be left in the mine and changed into from outside boots.

This sounds slightly silly
Topic: Reigate sand mines and tunnels - 2001-2012
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 30/09/2012 20:26:22   Subject: Reigate sand mines and tunnels - 2001-2012
Very interesting before and after shots, you can really see the amount of work that has gone in recently :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, September 20th.
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/09/2012 20:37:29   Subject: Thursday Nighters, September 20th.
Congratulations! :thumbsup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 09/09/2012 21:55:51   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]2/9/12 Masson Mine (again!)[/b]

A trip with some work colleagues and Mrs T's cousin to have another look round Masson :)

[link]Masson-Hill-Mixed-Quarry-User-Album-Image-7896
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 22/08/2012 19:30:08   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]19/8/12 Gaping Gill[/b]

Mrs T had seen Gaping Gill on the telly and decided she wanted to take a look! So we had a trip down on the CPC winch. Had a wander round the main chamber and wen
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 12/08/2012 21:45:19   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]11/8/12 WCMS Reigate Cave Day[/b]

Another excellent open day at the Reigate caves. As usual I spent the day at the Barons cave. If you have the chance to visit don't miss it - and bring
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 11/08/2012 22:53:43   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]3/8/12 Masson Mine[/b]

My sister's two were over visiting from Texas and requested an underground trip, we spent a few hours looking round underground them met Zomjon for a drink.
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Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 11/08/2012 22:33:54   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]Vimy Ridge Tunnels 24/7/12[/b]

[link]Personal-Album-259-Image-78429[linkphoto]Personal-Album-259-Image-78429[/linkphoto][/link]

A return visit to the Canadian memorial at Vimy
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 06/08/2012 21:19:47   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]"Les Boves" Arras[/b]

23/7/12

[link]Personal-Album-259-Image-78367[linkphoto]Personal-Album-259-Image-78367[/linkphoto][/link]

A holiday excursion to these quarries
Topic: Legal query
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/08/2012 09:01:52   Subject: Legal query
[quote="exspelio"]Similarly, Millers Dale viaduct in the Peak District.[/quote]

Although I think use is limited to permit holders only?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2012 22:16:02   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Aye, I have no complaints. It's a fantastic lamp. Should be in use this Friday if all goes well. :)
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/07/2012 22:12:50   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Ah, I see. At some point I'll have to send mine back for a re-work, it still has the niggle with the "flick" settings on the switch. Not a massive issue as there are plenty of other settings to use an
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/07/2012 16:30:06   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]EMERGENCY LIGHT ISSUES, TRIGON LAMPS
I have had several reported failures of these whereby for some unknown reason they 'strobe' instead of giving a steady light. I have now d
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 06/07/2012 20:48:10   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2012[/b]

This years NAMHO was at Quarry Bank Mill near Manchester, young T and I arrived on Friday evening and pitched our tent on the camping field after joing the others for a me
Topic: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 04/07/2012 20:55:23   Subject: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
[quote="edd"]This is some where i would love to see :)[/quote]

Well given that further searching turns up quite a few trip reports from the last few years that claim legitimate access it m
Topic: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 03/07/2012 21:05:19   Subject: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
[quote="exspelio"]An official Anglo-French protocol was established in 1876 for a cross-Channel railway tunnel. In 1881, British railway entrepreneur Sir Edward Watkin and French Suez Canal contractor
Topic: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 03/07/2012 21:02:57   Subject: 1880 's Channel Tunnel Attempt (photo)
[quote="Trewillan"][quote="ttxela"][quote="PeteJ"]Some info on the Sub Brit site by Nick Catford[/quote]

That's where I first saw it some years ago and I did make some enquiries then withou
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