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Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/07/2020 22:26:05   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
Any chance we can leave out the climate politics etc and keep to subject. That is Minera.

For the benefit of those who dont realise it, if someone says something with which you disagree, it
Topic: Little Arrows
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2020 18:08:59   Subject: Little Arrows
Beware winter, freeze and thaw.
Topic: Little Arrows
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2020 15:43:36   Subject: Little Arrows
Correct, but at Glyn Ceriog the slate was that poor graffiti would remove with an air brush, never mind a wire brush.

The bitter lemon solution works well because you just take a big mouthf
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/07/2020 17:44:55   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
[quote="NewStuff"]...... there's a big push on sustainability, recycling, green etc at the moment, and the thinking is that this simply flies in the face of that. While most of us on here know that yo
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/07/2020 10:47:11   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
Interesting discussion.

There are a lot of photos of this site but without any disrespect intended, many come across to me as bit 'arty'.
Browsing my system I have a lot of photos I to
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2020 16:44:54   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
[quote="ChrisBones69"]Did you find the adit entrance? I'm local and only just found out about the copper mine and went to have a look myself
[/quote]

No, with the lockdown and all tha
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/07/2020 15:06:47   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Roy Morton"]So it just the ‘under and over’ style now Roy?[/quote]

Yes, I'm afraid it is. But the Scorpion is the best lamp yet, Dragon still going, but it a 'niche' lamp.

Topic: Little Arrows
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2020 15:00:27   Subject: Little Arrows
[quote="Roy Morton"]Oh Oh Oh the pain ! :)[/quote]

Especially with my kicks.

So, who can do the splits at 75?
Sometimes I cant follow my own act.
Take care
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2020 14:15:56   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
Nobody yet mentioned how the cost of a project gets inflated out of all proportion by the 'passengers' it has to carry. The £14K interpretation boards and all that.

I was told by Arthur Edw
Topic: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/07/2020 16:18:35   Subject: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
Yes, apologies, I missed this one.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/07/2020 15:38:02   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Further to my last it appears that the matter has now resolved itself as I have just been advised by suppliers that the aluminium die cast lamp bodies are no longer available!

So sadly, I h
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/07/2020 15:04:04   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
I was at this site on Sunday and found it quite depressing.

The restoration of the site years ago created a little gem and also a fantastic educational resource. However, subsequent neglect
Topic: Little Arrows
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2020 12:09:17   Subject: Little Arrows
Yes, its mass lockdown breaking, they had nowhere else to go.
Cwmystwyth Lefel Fawr had a couple, now removed. One was just inside the steel road within sight of daylight.

Wire brush t
Topic: Little Arrows
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2020 09:46:11   Subject: Little Arrows
I used little cards with them on at one time and picked them up on the way out.
Cambrian had 3 lots in different colours, plus a name and a date early in this May. I left this as a possible PACE
Topic: new Mid Wales book,O'r Ddaear Fyddar Faith Mwyn o Ganolbarth Cymru / Worn by Tools and Time Ore from Mid Wales
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 26/07/2020 22:23:14   Subject: new Mid Wales book,O'r Ddaear Fyddar Faith Mwyn o Ganolbarth Cymru / Worn by Tools and Time Ore from Mid Wales
[quote="JonK"]Picked up a copy in the bookshop in Llanidloes on my way back from Devon yesterday. Looks very good and agree with all that Mike has said. Amazed to see photo of a rail mounted Kellow Dr
Topic: Little Arrows
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2020 20:11:29   Subject: Little Arrows
Been in Cambrian, Glyn Ceriog today, did some cleaning and found myself singing this.

Little arrows on the ceiling, little arrows on the walls.
If I catch you spraying arrows, I kick y
Topic: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2020 22:24:03   Subject: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
Yes, dump the clickbait titles.

A hint on your lighting. You might do a bit better with more diffused lighting for your videos. Nitecore do diffusers in different sizes that will fit other
Topic: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2020 21:06:55   Subject: Video Explore : The Coastal Alum Mine Tunnels Of Loftus, UK
[quote="UK Abandoned Mine Explores"]Well, like cricket not to everybody's taste, but many enjoy.[/quote]

A good answer, I give you that.

Just watched it. Certainly a funny old p
Topic: Mysterious Tunnel Salcombe Area
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/07/2020 09:23:05   Subject: Mysterious Tunnel Salcombe Area
Cant find anything, will leave it to you.
Topic: Mysterious Tunnel Salcombe Area
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/07/2020 09:09:52   Subject: Mysterious Tunnel Salcombe Area
Dines?

I will take a look
Topic: Mysterious Tunnel Salcombe Area
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/07/2020 08:49:14   Subject: Mysterious Tunnel Salcombe Area
I have just checked the 1887 and 1905 Ordnance Survey maps as far north as Lantern Rock and there are no mines shown. However "Soar" appears to be a corruption of "Sewer", but I would not draw anythin
Topic: New Mid Wales book
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/07/2020 19:14:36   Subject: New Mid Wales book
[quote="Llanigraham"][quote="joso"]It's a nice book, lots of interesting photos (some, I'm sure, taken by me!). Worth buying - I'd also recommend Ioan's first book, Rich Mountains Of Lead[/quote]
Topic: Bryneglwys
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/07/2020 09:36:44   Subject: Bryneglwys
Just a heads up that the site is on the Cave Access Ltd remit. Please register for a permit, no keys needed.
There is also a guide available you may find useful.

http://www.caveaccess.
Topic: Cumbria Info
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/07/2020 17:50:14   Subject: Cumbria Info
Got your PM, but no secrets there.

All the mines have lift gates but no locks.

There are no sexy dives, most mineralisation was in a single strata, the Great Limestone, and it wa
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2020 08:45:29   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
Aas seen in Hidden Wales with Will Millard.

https://sendvid.com/dexr92ii

[link]120852[linkphoto]120852[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2020 10:43:19   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
Yes, I have been using one now for years!
issue is the head coming off all the while when in use. I find it better to drive the plastic handle in firmly and permanently as its less trouble in use
Topic: Powdered milk
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/07/2020 22:02:29   Subject: Powdered milk
This is the most bizarre thread yet to run on aditnow
People, there's a life out there, honest.
:(
Topic: Hafan Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/07/2020 14:34:02   Subject: Hafan Lead Mine
John, I think you are hitting the nail on the head here. If you visit the main stope, see what you think. I wonder if the cavity is part natural. It does not look completely 'worked' to me.
Topic: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/07/2020 13:52:39   Subject: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
I have run it past the CMT board but only our Chairman responded mentioning a "small donation."

So I have donated £100 from CMT and £25 from myself. A lot less than I was hoping to raise fo
Topic: Hafan Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/07/2020 23:09:27   Subject: Hafan Lead Mine
Its an interesting little place, but little, being not much more than a trial.
David James did a survey, but cant find it on my system. Its probably been published in a Welsh Mines newsletter, wi
Topic: Hafan Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/07/2020 20:50:43   Subject: Hafan Lead Mine
Sorry late reply, been in Wales all day, nice to be able to get back there.

The arched levels are burred now under scree and are as already said, on the right of the incline looking up from
Topic: Cambrian Mine Video
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/07/2020 22:27:54   Subject: Cambrian Mine Video
I would put the closure date at 1997, the last shipping notes were around then and this sits with my personal memory.

No disrespect to conflicting opinion.
Topic: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/07/2020 22:25:29   Subject: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
Democracy rules, no problem here.
Topic: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/07/2020 20:18:11   Subject: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
I cant really move on my initiative without Simon being in on scheme, and it being universally supported in a way that ensures the future allocation of whole or part of the calendar fund.

Topic: Cambrian Mine Video
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/07/2020 19:26:55   Subject: Cambrian Mine Video
Yes, used to go in there with my lady friend by Cooks Level. The lights would be in there and we used to quietly sneak down the incline, although no one about, lights on a timer or something.

Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 10:17:03   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
Its a double edged weapon in that you have a duty to alert people to the dangers, but obviously have to mention the dangers. This can then be read in two ways, indeed as was mentioned by Peter.
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Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/07/2020 22:16:19   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
Thinking on this, it would have done no harm to leave the "bad air" bit out of it and just say "Beautiful Mine in a Secret Location".

I know where it is, you turned back at my warning on th
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2020 13:29:08   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
I am sorry to come on this strong and possibly upset some people, but feel need to drive a message home.

i am 75 and seen a fairly adventurous life.

I have seen, in order of my l
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2020 13:13:18   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Simple enough for anyone

[link]115780[linkphoto]115780[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/07/2020 17:10:15   Subject: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
They will be grateful for whatever anyone wants to give, if its only £5. Follow their links in the original posting.
Topic: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/07/2020 15:43:02   Subject: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
There hasn't been any feedback on this, so I think I had better enlarge on the idea.

Each year the proceeds of the calendar fund go to worthy causes, sometimes in entirety, sometimes split
Topic: East Midlands
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/07/2020 08:45:32   Subject: East Midlands
If you mean in charge of this website, its Simon Lowe
Topic: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 03/07/2020 15:22:28   Subject: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
[quote="ptpeaty"]Wow, what can I say! That is an incredible gesture Roy, thank you very much for considering us in the way you have suggested.
Paul.[/quote]

No, its no loss to me as i
Topic: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 03/07/2020 12:10:17   Subject: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
OK, the Fellows plan

I am obviously aware that the calendar fund does not arise until year end but if we can make some kind of commitment now I am prepared to give them £600 out of my own f
Topic: Peak District Mine Exploration (Newbie)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/07/2020 13:15:36   Subject: Peak District Mine Exploration (Newbie)
Please be advised that a lot of the popular easy walk ins are closed currently at landowner request. Details should be on the DCC website.
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2020 19:00:56   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
I once met LTC, he lived in a bungalow at Towyn railway station at the time, he was with his 'Alvis' but when he started it the exhaust fell off.
;D
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2020 14:35:09   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
Daylight adit has a wall with water coming over the top and in the 1960s we used to speculate what was behind it. I wonder if its source is the waterfall, we used to think so.

At the end of
Topic: Site description
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 30/06/2020 17:57:56   Subject: Site description
If a no show, I will do my best.
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/06/2020 15:59:31   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
I cant help on that one, sorry.
Topic: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2020 14:25:04   Subject: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
Well that probably makes my interpretation wrong, never mind.
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