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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.

[link]Personal-Album-259-Image-83175[linkphoto]Personal-Album-259-Image-83175[
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 :)

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
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