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Topic: Hanging Flat - any history?
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/10/2020 13:21:00   Subject: Hanging Flat - any history?
[quote="waggy"]Andy Broadhurst was the last one to own it and run it Also opencasted on tideswell moor[/quote]

Any idea of the year or what if anything was produced, please?
Topic: Hanging Flat - any history?
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/10/2020 08:44:31   Subject: Hanging Flat - any history?
Does anyone have any history re Hanging Flat at Stoney M?

My oldest memory is of late 1980s when the adit was fully open inside a wooden building. Obviously the last working was recent, pla
Topic: Corrections to Hayroyds entry
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/10/2020 21:45:58   Subject: Corrections to Hayroyds entry
PM sent.
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/10/2020 13:07:11   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Little more that what I have already found and photographed.

http://www.cambrianmines.co.uk/NAL/Alternative_Route.html

It is likely that the authority will eventually themselves
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/10/2020 09:31:25   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
At the moment, Dinas is off, as is all of Wales to the Angles, but the footpath situation should primarily be addressed by Rhondda Cynan Taf. Help here would best be in the form of letters of complain
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/10/2020 16:10:42   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Your welcome
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/10/2020 15:43:51   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Natural Amenities Ltd

On behalf of the above company which owns the Craig y Dinas mineral estate which includes the Upper Dinas Silica mine, I extend a warm welcome to Tom Ferry (Down and B
Topic: New member.
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/10/2020 13:05:52   Subject: New member.
Welcome to aditnow, lots of new friends on here.
Are you familiar with any of the Welsh Mines.?
Also, you might want to take a look at Welsh Mines Society
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2020 11:56:09   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
Looks a nice restoration, so what did you put into it?
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2020 11:34:29   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
Chris, your pics aren't working. I'm keen to see what you done to it.
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2020 19:33:09   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
[quote="rak"]Fabulous find owning an Iso and probably difficult top[/quote]

Good training, steering is good for boxing, karate etc, clutch for professional footballers.

Actually
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2020 17:44:29   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Down and beyond"]Jesus I feel major young I never got to witness any of these now days the old cars for me are like p rej unless you talk about Landrover’s I was born in 92
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2020 14:30:47   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
The trust has received the following document from Natural Resources Wales and the Coal Authority.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Cwmystwyth-Lead-Mine/20201007CwmystwythECORV2-3-RC-Fin
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2020 13:44:48   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
I should have titled this thread "Life on Mars" if anyone remembers the TV series.
Anyone else got interesting pics to put up?

Its all been part of a house clear out for me, and attemp
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2020 19:54:45   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
My old number plate would fetch a bit nowadays.

I lost interest in such things later in life.
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2020 22:35:51   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
Yes, "the weaker sex" is total rubbish. There used to be lady at the karate club, I remember her well. A nice person, but bloody good.

By the way, that Iso, they didn't have any power steer
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2020 15:30:45   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
If you owned a Vauxhall in those days you would have no trouble finding your usual parking spot, you just looked for the oil stains.
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2020 15:24:13   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
Well spotted, I owned the car for quite a few years, but when it went I had a BMW 3.0 which was on a K plate, and I can definitely say that one was bought 3 years old, so if the VW was new that would
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2020 12:36:45   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
Hi people, just found this looking for old photos in odd places. Its made my day. Its the Iso Rivolta IR340, 1965, I bought when just a few years old, complete withe old number plate.

The p
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/10/2020 21:14:03   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
Well I am 76 in January, and still doing karate, aikido, SRT, wet trips, swinging about under waterfalls with nothing underneath me trying to use 24V percussion drills, etc etc.

But I am no
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/10/2020 18:50:17   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
[quote="Boggy"]a good update would be advice to buy knee pads for hethringtons
never again will i go through there without them it was pure hell ;D[/quote]

I manage OK. The low bits s
Topic: Cligga Beach
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/10/2020 22:32:02   Subject: Cligga Beach
[quote="Roy Morton"]Looking forward to that Roy. Polberro has always been on my radar, and the association with the latterly incorporated Wheal Luna is fascinating.[/quote]

I was going to e
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 16:56:14   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
[quote="pwhole"]Actually I was pointing inside an excavated climbing shaft on Saturday, whose ginging was slowly unpeeling at the level of my feet - it was a race to the bottom! Made it though, as I'm
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 15:09:48   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Sorry, Roy, I wasn't thinking.
[/quote]

Give that man a cigar!
:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 14:42:55   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Proving that thinking is dangerous.[/quote]

Ooo, rather flies in the face of what we are often told. "Think!", it could be the very reason I am sitting here typing th
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 14:06:34   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Not particularly a place, but....
I wanted to put a drainage pipe into Henfwlch internal winze to make a round trip for NAMHO 2019. The winze takes quite a bit of water.

Managed to get
Topic: Clogau
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/10/2020 13:59:43   Subject: Clogau
This interesting about Parc, I always understood that the fear was off the release of the underground blockage on the Gorlan lode and water backed up beyond, I now know better.

The backed u
Topic: Cligga Beach
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/10/2020 10:28:56   Subject: Cligga Beach
[quote="royfellows"]You dont have any archive underground photos of Polberro do you?
It makes me sad I never photographed the place to death before the fall in the adit in 1992.

I have
Topic: Cligga Beach
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/10/2020 19:33:54   Subject: Cligga Beach
You dont have any archive underground photos of Polberro do you?
It makes me sad I never photographed the place to death before the fall in the adit in 1992.

I have one that I THINK I
Topic: Cligga Beach
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/10/2020 17:28:58   Subject: Cligga Beach
Middle level is a bit difficult. From the cliff path down you will see it divide with one route down, the other level. The level will go inwards into the cove, still at height, and the original path g
Topic: Cligga Beach
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/10/2020 15:41:23   Subject: Cligga Beach
The path is not difficult to find, just difficult to use and requires a good head for heights. Go out to the right of the cove on the cliff top and look for a sloping path bearing round. The path had
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/10/2020 13:22:26   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
I was paid £150, better than nothing.
Topic: N Pennines Staycation
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/10/2020 09:57:22   Subject: N Pennines Staycation
The initiative has rescued a historic building which if neglected further would have fallen down. Therefore deserves applause for that if whatever else.
Topic: 2021 Calendar
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/10/2020 16:01:58   Subject: 2021 Calendar
[quote="Down and beyond"]So donations would be used for installing new eyelets wires etc on traverses that sort of thing does it mean ?[/quote]

First instance was a partial reimbursement to
Topic: N Pennines Staycation
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/10/2020 15:57:50   Subject: N Pennines Staycation
Nothing like that in a Skoda, but it is quick.
Topic: 2021 Calendar
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/10/2020 15:20:42   Subject: 2021 Calendar
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]Just as a thought would people think simple donations to a suitable cause or causes could be an alternative for this year?

Time enough for a voting system and and so
Topic: N Pennines Staycation
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/10/2020 15:03:07   Subject: N Pennines Staycation
I have just been considering it.
Running water, electricity and electric showers, would have made the job.
Topic: N Pennines Staycation
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/10/2020 14:20:32   Subject: N Pennines Staycation
Look's interesting but hardly better than my - air bed in back of Skoda - portable washing facilities - WW2 pressure stove - and use public toilets.

Had good 5 days in Cornwall last year th
Topic: 2021 Calendar
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/10/2020 11:31:47   Subject: 2021 Calendar
Its unlikely that there will be one this year due to background issues. Sorry.
Topic: More Cornish subsidence
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 20:07:11   Subject: More Cornish subsidence
Cant you put up some of your exciting pics. I know you have them.

You know, "Journey to the centre of the earth" in a £500K bungalow.
Topic: More Cornish subsidence
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 14:40:08   Subject: More Cornish subsidence
[quote="alex17595"]A few years ago I was doing some work on the railway near Bloxwich. Some of the access compound collapsed into some sort of hole, I assume it was an old coal mine.

After
Topic: More Cornish subsidence
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 14:06:56   Subject: More Cornish subsidence
I was told one guy was determined to save his pride and joy and leapt into it as the ground was going. Car lurched backwards as the clutch bit and with spinning types he was out. A bit like the 2005 "
Topic: More Cornish subsidence
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 13:58:49   Subject: More Cornish subsidence
Here
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Topic: More Cornish subsidence
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 13:50:08   Subject: More Cornish subsidence
In 2003 the car park at Tesco St Ives went.

I got a first hand account.

It was chucking it down and someone ran into the store asking for the manager. Asked what they wanted they
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 12:02:44   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
Extracting the Michael
;D
Topic: Coniston
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/10/2020 11:10:48   Subject: Coniston
Thanks for this info.
So in other words, the deep adit is just a means of reaching an ore pass directly from the high stope hundreds of feet above. They probably expected to cut some new lodes wi
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 11:04:05   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
[quote="sinker"]

Just wondering what HEB was alluding too.

[/quote]

T.T.P.
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 08:13:03   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
Well yes. I do have a blue one, but wouldn't even think of wearing it for SRT. Even started referring to my red ones as my "SRT Helmets".
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2020 22:20:06   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
[quote="Heb"]I had a green one thrust into my hand to use yesterday and was extremely dubious about it. It was the first time I'd ever used a green one - always avoided them after the various reporte
Topic: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2020 22:17:06   Subject: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
I was all day underground at Cwmystwyth, result, 5 minutes of the program.
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