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Topic: Church wood, Cwm, Denbighshire
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/01/2016 23:41:43   Subject: Church wood, Cwm, Denbighshire
I've created it. If Simon or someone thinks it shouldn't be here, then they can always wipe it out.

Is it possible to move the pics from my personal album to the 'proper' album ? I've tried
Topic: Church wood, Cwm, Denbighshire
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/01/2016 23:17:43   Subject: Church wood, Cwm, Denbighshire
As a well, does it really warrant a database entry ?

There are 2 photographs of it (outside pic and one looking in) in my personal album
Topic: Church wood, Cwm, Denbighshire
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/01/2016 09:06:17   Subject: Church wood, Cwm, Denbighshire
It's an area I know moderately well, and yes, it's right by the crosshairs on your map.

I recall being told that it was a well that was dug back and channeled to ensure stability of the wat
Topic: Website error ?
robnorthwales

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 30/12/2015 13:04:51   Subject: Website error ?
Just a bit of research at present.
Life in general has gotten in the way the last few years, we took on a farm in 2010 that needed a lot of work, but finally starting to see the end of the list
Topic: Website error ?
robnorthwales

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 29/12/2015 10:09:48   Subject: Website error ?
If you supersize a picture, the 'home' link at the bottom reads
"www.adtitnow.co.uk"

Freudian slip or error ?
Topic: Merchandise - help me recover my garage!
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2011 23:33:08   Subject: Merchandise - help me recover my garage!
My stuff arrived today as well - thanks Simon
Topic: Merchandise - help me recover my garage!
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2011 20:04:23   Subject: Merchandise - help me recover my garage!
2 mugs and 1 T-shirt, ty !

Like a few others, I'd assumed there would be nothing left.



Oops
Topic: underground mining question
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/03/2011 23:00:18   Subject: underground mining question
[quote="CastNoShadow"]

An excellent investment for anyone especially with gold prices still heading north and likely to continue to do so over the next several years.[/quote]

Hat
Topic: Converting Mine Engine Houses into Dwellings
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2011 08:22:16   Subject: Converting Mine Engine Houses into Dwellings
I'm also of the opinion that conversion is preferable to the decay and collapse that would almost certainly be the alternative.

There's a beautiful example of a well-thought conversion of
Topic: Mismatching NGR and location pin
robnorthwales

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/03/2009 00:13:01   Subject: Mismatching NGR and location pin
I had the same problem with a mine I entered a couple of weeks ago - only solution I could find was to look at the satellite/hybrid map, and then edit the GR until it was as close as could be.
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Topic: Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2009 17:32:48   Subject: Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
I've used Caving Supplies a bit, prices are reasonable, and I've always had first class service from them.

[url]http://www.caving-supplies.co.uk/[/url]
Topic: Flintshire lead mining
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/02/2009 16:51:26   Subject: Flintshire lead mining
Any lawyers on here that might be able to clear this up ?
Topic: Flintshire lead mining
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/02/2009 13:09:31   Subject: Flintshire lead mining
I think you might be wrong there Mike, according to this
[url]http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1988/ukpga_19880048_en_2#pt1-ch1-pb4-l1g12[/url]

in section 12 it lists that :
(1) Co
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2009 08:56:15   Subject: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
[quote]But there is an alternative for someone that might really want to take a car up to the Quarry.
[/quote]
I'd have to disagree - after all, just because you want something, doesn't mea
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2009 17:06:27   Subject: Friends of Cwmorthen Website
As the law stands, whether something is a 'private' road or not is not really the issue - what is relevant is whether something is a public footpath, bridleway or BOAT (byway open to all traffic). If
Topic: Trip: 'Rhiw Bach for Beginners' - 30/08/2009
robnorthwales

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/01/2009 23:15:39   Subject: Trip: 'Rhiw Bach for Beginners' - 30/08/2009
[quote]Depending on the weather, the trip may also include a look around the ruined mills at the top of the site and the incline, up which finished slate was hauled so it could be taken across to the
Topic: Mapping and other issues
robnorthwales

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/01/2009 22:31:10   Subject: Mapping and other issues
Nope, just me being a bit dim
Topic: Mapping and other issues
robnorthwales

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/01/2009 21:52:11   Subject: Mapping and other issues
My apologies, I didn't write that as well as I could have done.
What I meant to say was that, although the coflein mapping is modern, and fully zoomable, in a few places they seem to have screwe
Topic: Mapping and other issues
robnorthwales

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/01/2009 17:39:55   Subject: Mapping and other issues
Oh, I agree totally, it's not the best arrangement, and can, when you get to the edge of a map, be a pain. In contrast, the coflein system is a lot better, though some of the map 'joins' are weak.
Topic: Mapping and other issues
robnorthwales

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 10/01/2009 11:14:17   Subject: Mapping and other issues
Thanks Simon.

The only reason I'd suggested a new set for the links was that it would (hopefully) keep all the mapping websites together, but if you think it's best with the existing Articl
Topic: Mapping and other issues
robnorthwales

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 10/01/2009 10:39:44   Subject: Mapping and other issues
As a continuation of the discussion regarding copyrights on maps and photos that was happening the other day, I know of various sites where maps are available (on a legitimate basis) to browse through
Topic: Where's this?
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2009 15:56:27   Subject: Where's this?
Any chance of the last photo ?
Topic: copyright on old photos
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2009 15:45:37   Subject: copyright on old photos
As usual, my head hurts
Topic: copyright on old photos
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2009 09:05:54   Subject: copyright on old photos
Interesting ... somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but from reading the section regarding Crown Copyright, if the item is published commercially, then the Crown loses its copyright 50 years after - if
Topic: Where's this?
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2009 18:07:39   Subject: Where's this?
Is it one of the open quarries above Nantlle, on the way up to Moel Tryfan ?

Or am I a complete numpty ?
Topic: petzl duo headtorch
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2009 12:52:13   Subject: petzl duo headtorch
As Mr Mike says, it depends what sort of light you currently have, and whether you need more light from your headtorch, or a good 'back-up' or extra illumination torch. I've got the 14 LED petzl, and
Topic: which mine?
robnorthwales

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 03/01/2009 00:40:13   Subject: which mine?
Not really, there were a lot of coal mines in the area.
If you want some more information, a good place to start might be here

[url]http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/site/home/[/url]

Topic: 417 years ago
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2009 20:44:50   Subject: 417 years ago
Interesting - hardly any difference to a modern gravel pump.
Just goes to show that, although regarded as 'savages' by the europeans that went there, the methods in use were surprisingly efficien
Topic: Mine Diving
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2008 22:48:18   Subject: Mine Diving
Please don't think I was 'having a go' or anything there, I typed it up out of amusement. Bearing in mind seeing you in Rhiwbach, standing over a watery pit with only 12 inches of slate under your fee
Topic: Mine Diving
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2008 22:06:34   Subject: Mine Diving
Did some research on accident rates a while back, and (IIRC) experienced divers were likely to have an accident once in 25,000 or so dives. Inexperienced (but qualified) divers it was more like 1 in 1
Topic: Mine Diving
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2008 21:54:39   Subject: Mine Diving
[quote]It is only a personal view but anyone who cave/mine dives must be totally barking...... but ......I take my hat off to those who attempt it. It is a true extreme sport.
[/quote]

Topic: Moel Fferna
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2008 17:29:54   Subject: Moel Fferna
Hi John C, welcome to the asylum (sorry, website)!

Some of us are in this out of interest in mining, some from an interest in industrial history (my reason), some from local history, a desi
Topic: Favourite photos
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2008 22:09:37   Subject: Favourite photos
I'd probably have to go with Redlion's flooded photo from Longrake - it's so atmospheric.

However, I'll also take this opportunity to say how much I (and I'm sure everyone else) appreciate
Topic: 'Moel Fferna SRT Trip' - 28th December '08
robnorthwales

Forum: Events   Posted: 21/12/2008 14:13:29   Subject: 'Moel Fferna SRT Trip' - 28th December '08
Oh, I can almost guarantee there will be something on offer, just remember to keep the good scotch away from Vanoord !

Cranberry gin anybody ?
Topic: Serious Security Flaw in Internet Explorer
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2008 11:32:46   Subject: Serious Security Flaw in Internet Explorer
I think the flaw has been named now - it's called Internet Explorer, believed to have been written by some programmer known as 'Microsoft' ;)
Topic: Manod Slate Mine
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/12/2008 18:42:34   Subject: Manod Slate Mine
Belinda, feel free to have a look at the SRT training sessions thread, put yourself down if interested. It'll be nice if there's someone else for people to laugh at ;D and not just me.
Topic: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
robnorthwales

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 01/12/2008 16:18:42   Subject: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
I don't think that approaching an instructor with the "It's your job to sort kit/locations/course dates out" will get you far, as I've said previously.
In addition, for absolute beginners, an ins
Topic: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
robnorthwales

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 29/11/2008 21:09:16   Subject: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
The possible training we have found has involved us finding local instructors, venues if needed, etc. I'll leave out the grant possibilities, as it's not my area.

You will find a list of in
Topic: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
robnorthwales

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 28/11/2008 17:52:46   Subject: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
Beginner training required here !
Topic: SRT Practice Session - 29th November
robnorthwales

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/11/2008 15:27:34   Subject: SRT Practice Session - TOMORROW!
Vanoord - yes, everything required apart from normal u/g kit. Thanks

If anyone wants a lift or car share, I'm coming from St Asaph - PM me if you do, or post on here
Topic: Ghosties
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2008 23:27:35   Subject: Ghosties
That's quite freaky ...
Topic: SRT Practice Session - 29th November
robnorthwales

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/11/2008 23:18:19   Subject: SRT Practice Session on 29/11/2008
Cwmorthin sounds good - if it's possible I will need a harness.
If enjoyed then I can see a visit to the Caving Supplies website though ...
Topic: SRT Practice Session - 29th November
robnorthwales

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/11/2008 21:47:00   Subject: SRT Practice Session on 29/11/2008
sounds good to me ! ;D ;D
Topic: Welsh Help?
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/11/2008 16:20:06   Subject: Welsh Help?
I can't be of any help (unless it's REALLY basic welsh), but I do have a few friends for whom welsh is their first language, so I will pass anything to them if needed. I suspect you will get plenty of
Topic: Campaign to improve Conwy Valley Line
robnorthwales

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 14/11/2008 19:00:19   Subject: Campaign to improve Conwy Valley Line
[quote="ChrisJC"]

If he had been truly smart, then once the rail tracks had been lifted, then tarmac should have been laid.

Chris.[/quote]

That statement is probably n
Topic: SRT practice / introduction session?
robnorthwales

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/10/2008 08:50:04   Subject: SRT practice / introduction session?
29th is good with me

See you then !
Topic: Mistakes, mispelt and incorrect database entries
robnorthwales

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 28/10/2008 21:57:11   Subject: Mistakes, mispelt and incorrect database entries
There appear to be two Wheal Uny mines listed, one in all capitals, the other not.
Should they be consolidated into one database entry ?
Topic: 'Moel Fferna SRT Trip' - 28th December '08
robnorthwales

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/10/2008 09:12:03   Subject: 'Moel Fferna SRT Trip' - 28th December '08
[quote]If its only 30' why not just use an electron ladder? It'll be alot quicker and there will no messing about with harnesses/srt kit - getting it on/getting it off stashing it when you go down etc
Topic: Which wetsuit?
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2008 22:08:38   Subject: Which wetsuit?
I'll respond to this as a diver, NOT on the subject of mines.
Movement - 3 or 5 won't make a jot of difference, they are both fine to wear on the surface, and a 5 will keep you a lot warmer for l
Topic: SRT practice / introduction session?
robnorthwales

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/10/2008 22:15:08   Subject: SRT practice / introduction session?
I'll sign up for this, either of Vanoord's weekends is good for me, and my better half is happy to get rid of me for a few hours (think she despairs on my hobbies though) :lol:
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