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Topic: Deputy
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/08/2010 23:55:17   Subject: Deputy
Still attempting to fill this post:

Wanted ,
Fireman/Deputy with Full Ticket, who`s interested in Partnership in Smallmine.

Small Investment needed,but more important wil
Topic: Markham-Coal-Mine-User-Album-Image-001 (photo)
miner1985

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/08/2010 15:50:38   Subject: Markham-Coal-Mine-User-Album-Image-001 (photo)
Not the mine you've linked to - that's Markham colliery near Tredegar, South Wales. It had only 2 headgears and both face the same way. It became part of the Oakdale complex.
Hers a link to it:
Topic: Miner's tags
miner1985

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/07/2010 01:00:11   Subject: Miner's tags
You weren't given a different lamp check (that's what we called them in South Wales) each shift I worked in 2 different mines over 12 years and had one lamp number in one pit and another in the other
Topic: Welsh Coal Mines Site
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 03/06/2010 11:01:31   Subject: Welsh Coal Mines Site
No I'm a moderator on the site and it did go down for a while. All ok now though. :thumbsup:
Topic: Bargoed mine
miner1985

Forum: Genealogy   Posted: 05/04/2010 18:36:31   Subject: Bargoed mine
The only large mine I know that was sunk in 1926 was Taff Merthyr not far from Bedlinog.
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2010 12:36:27   Subject: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL
Blwyddyn newydd dda ichi gyd.
Topic: Rhondda Trehafod ventillation furnace.
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2009 18:55:39   Subject: Rhondda Trehafod ventillation furnace.
I think these were part of the Hafod colliery - which were on the other site of the new bypass to Lewis Merthyr:

This photo might help:

http://www.anglesey.info/trehafod-collieri
Topic: Merry Christmas
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2009 17:41:45   Subject: Merry Christmas
Nadolig Llawen ichi gyd.
Topic: Fancy a mine in your garden?
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2009 10:23:02   Subject: Fancy a mine in your garden?
Is it a coal or iron mine? :angel:
Topic: Tool handles
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/10/2009 23:51:21   Subject: Tool handles
Should've known by the name!
Topic: Tool handles
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/10/2009 23:28:26   Subject: Tool handles
That's where I got the madril and hatchet heads from.
Topic: LTD vs LLP
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/10/2009 23:09:42   Subject: LTD vs LLP
Agree - we have had a couple of meetings and have one planned for next week.
Topic: LTD vs LLP
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/10/2009 22:46:14   Subject: LTD vs LLP
We've been informed that some mining companies are llp's others are ltd's and others are partnership companies. So we're getting confused as to which is the best. The money would be that of the 3 men
Topic: LTD vs LLP
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/10/2009 21:43:37   Subject: LTD vs LLP
Roy what would you advise if 3 men wished to open a mine (coal). They would be the only ones working there and each would have invested an equal amount in the company? Remembering that insurance for w
Topic: Blast bags
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/10/2009 15:40:55   Subject: Blast bags
Seeing as a number of people on this site get to go underground and some do some repair work underground. Do any of you know of a good and reasonably priced supplier of blast bags for punchers (blast
Topic: 15.05.09 British Ironworks, Tunnel Entrance (photo)
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/10/2009 08:45:30   Subject: 15.05.09 British Ironworks, Tunnel Entrance (photo)
...replace this line with your message...

Photograph:

[link]British-Ironworks-Smelt-Mill-User-Album-Image-34684[linkphoto]British-Ironworks-Smelt-Mill-User-Album-Image-34684[/lin
Topic: Tool handles
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/10/2009 18:18:46   Subject: Tool handles
Mine are similar to the one on the left - as you say different sizes though. Are you close to me in South Wales (I'm not far from Blackwood)?
Topic: Tool handles
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/10/2009 17:24:14   Subject: Tool handles
The mandrels are the old types standard taper pick eye. The hatchets are the old large collier hatchets which used to have the curved legs.
Topic: LTD vs LLP
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/10/2009 16:05:43   Subject: LTD vs LLP
Thanks.
Topic: Tool handles
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/10/2009 12:12:12   Subject: Tool handles
I'll try and phone St Fagans as I'm in South Wales. :thumbsup:
Topic: LTD vs LLP
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/10/2009 11:46:43   Subject: LTD vs LLP
With insurance a problem these days what would be the best way to set up a mining company - LTD or LLP? Does anyone know of any benefits of one over the other? Would it depend on whether you employed
Topic: Tool handles
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/10/2009 11:36:43   Subject: Tool handles
Does anyone out there know of somebody who can put handles onto mandrel heads and hatchet (the big hatchets).? These handles would need to be strong enough to withstand use underground and not be just
Topic: Welsh Coal Mines Forum
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2009 20:59:49   Subject: Welsh Coal Mines Forum
Website back up on another server. The forum is not available yet, but John hopes to get this up once again before too long.
:thumbsup:
Topic: Welsh Coal Mines Forum
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2009 19:44:47   Subject: Welsh Coal Mines Forum
John - the webmaster is making every effort to move the website to a new host. Hopefully the site will be up and running before very long.
Topic: Rings
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2009 18:04:55   Subject: Rings
Thanks for all the feedback - will look into all of the suggestions.
Topic: Rings
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2009 23:11:19   Subject: Rings
Anybody on the site know how to get hold of or purchase 8' o 10' rings?
These may be needed in a future project, but it would be good to have some info at hand before hand. :thumbsup:
Topic: Deputy
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 14/09/2009 20:45:18   Subject: Deputy
Wanted ,
Fireman/Deputy with Full Ticket, who`s interested in Partnership in Smallmine.

Investment needed,but more important,capability of using a shovel.

This is Genuine
Topic: Small mines in S Wales
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 18/08/2009 19:15:32   Subject: Small mines in S Wales
I'm an ex miner and now a teacher.
Topic: Small mines in S Wales
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 18/08/2009 15:53:54   Subject: Small mines in S Wales
Got both books. But the mines I'm looking for are not mentioned (or not in enough detail). Am currently in discussion with an ex NCB surveyor (on the Wlesh coal mines website). By the way Rhydychwr 1
Topic: Small mines in S Wales
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 18/08/2009 09:52:57   Subject: Small mines in S Wales
I'm one of the moderators for the Welsh coal mines website. Having worked underground in NCB/BC mines just looking for more info on some specific small mines in the Merthyr area.
Topic: Small mines in S Wales
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 18/08/2009 09:29:18   Subject: Small mines in S Wales
Are there any experts on this website with regards to small mines in South Wales (coal)?
Topic: Graig Merthyr Colliery Coal Mine
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 09/08/2009 17:01:07   Subject: Graig Merthyr Colliery Coal Mine
Graig Merthyr was closed on the 23rd of June 1978.
Topic: On ITV- Cannop Colliery
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/08/2009 00:01:20   Subject: On ITV- Cannop Colliery
The one at Cannop I think is from the early 50's and is cutting a face which is on a 45 degree pitch.
Topic: On ITV- Cannop Colliery
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/08/2009 18:15:25   Subject: On ITV- Cannop Colliery
Cannop Drift is using an AB12, so to is Monument (also in the FOD). Both mines are working the Yorkley seam. I know that Blaentillery No2 mine at Blaenafon uses an AB15 (and I think that Johnson min
Topic: Little Mountain colliery in Buckley
miner1985

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/07/2009 14:16:22   Subject: Little Mountain colliery in Buckley
Found this about Mountain Colliery - don't know it's the same one?

http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/Photo.htm

Then scan down to North Wales (on the left) and look for Mountain Buc
Topic: Aberdare No.1 Level - Pontypool Archive Album (album)
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/07/2009 22:40:30   Subject: Aberdare No.1 Level - Pontypool Archive Album (album)
Is this Aberdare or should it be Blaendare?
Topic: Sam - Location Information Query?
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/06/2009 18:03:49   Subject: Sam - Location Information Query?
Thanks very much will have a look at the website and pictures. :thumbsup:
Topic: Sam - Location Information Query?
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/06/2009 21:28:55   Subject: Sam - Location Information Query?
I have often wondered where the pit scenes (which colliery) for the mining series [b]SAM[/b] were filmed. Any ideas?
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