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Topic: Trip planning for 2014
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 17/12/2013 18:44:10   Subject: Trip planning for 2014
Something in the....ahem....Corris area....?
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 19th december
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2013 15:48:18   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 19th december
Ok so we have:

Myself
Llion
SimonRL
Pingu
Blober
Willy Eckers
Skimble
Chrisj

Good start! Any more? Strangely Brown? 666jay? Hymac? nova-turbo?
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 19th december
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2013 10:08:53   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 19th december
[quote="skimble"]I'll be there. :thumbsup: Are we having a meal or just drinking?[/quote]

I wasn't thinking of eating myself (by that I mean that I, myself, wasn't thinking of eating.....n
Topic: Cowden Cleugh Colliery
sinker

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 16/12/2013 21:15:01   Subject: Cowden Cleugh Colliery
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 19th december
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/12/2013 21:12:46   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 19th december
Good man! :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 19th december
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/12/2013 18:44:57   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 19th december
Happy Christmas, woop-woop! etc etc ;)

This Thursday we decided on a bit of a social evening/forward planning meeting. Idea is to have half a mild and a chat about Thursday Nighters trips
Topic: Trip planning for 2014
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/12/2013 15:31:01   Subject: Trip planning for 2014
[quote="RockChick"]

If you don't ask for trips- you won't get 'em! :o

[/quote]

Thud....!

What was that noise?

The sound of a gauntlet being thr
Topic: New home page
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2013 13:21:30   Subject: New home page
[quote="RJV"]Not sure, I'll see what I'm like by the time my train's got to Nottnum. :confused:[/quote]

A second class return to Dottinum. Achoo! :lol:
Topic: Restrained colour oversuit
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/12/2013 13:36:43   Subject: Restrained colour oversuit
[quote="christwigg"]Trashed my latest Warmbac in a year, big hole in the knee and zip exploded last week (although main culprit is the same local cave thats destroyed RJVs)

Have another War
Topic: What cameras are you using these days?
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/12/2013 19:07:11   Subject: What cameras are you using these days?
[quote="RJV"]A Canon SX130is when I can be arsed to fanny around taking photos which is about never nowadays.
Cheap enough relatively speaking and you pays for what you gets but it focuses well e
Topic: Thursday Nighters, December 12th.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/12/2013 18:51:38   Subject: Thursday Nighters, December 12th.
[quote="iestyn999"]

Is this the place we went to a couple of months ago?

I didn't have a camera last time :)

[/quote]

;) Bring your camera this time :thumb
Topic: Thursday Nighters, December 12th.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/12/2013 18:46:07   Subject: Thursday Nighters, December 12th.
[quote="chrisj"]Hopefully I should be available. :thumbsup:[/quote]

Good man. It was on your "wish list" for 2013..... ;D
Topic: Thursday Nighters, December 12th.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/12/2013 18:44:41   Subject: Thursday Nighters, December 12th.
[quote="Llion"]

.....I can be carried up to the shaft, abing is easy on the leg, and boat out the adit :thumbsup: shimples as they say :lol: :lol: :lol:

[/quote]

Topic: Thursday Nighters, December 12th.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/12/2013 16:20:04   Subject: Thursday Nighters, December 12th.
Not sure if this will be the last Thursday night trip before Christmas? See how we all feel!
Anyway this week we will burn off some of the calories that we piled on last week at the Christmas mea
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/12/2013 21:56:09   Subject: Christmas meal
[quote="Llion"]

....im going to struggle getting my Pantin on for a while :(

[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
You'll struggle getting your [b][i]pants[/i][/
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/12/2013 08:01:27   Subject: Christmas meal
[quote="Llion"]

I promise to be a good boy on the roads for the next 12 months :angel:


See you sooooon :-[[/quote]

How are you getting on? Hows the food??!
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/12/2013 21:38:02   Subject: Christmas meal
Here here! And heres to next year, seeing as you did such a fine job! :thumbsup:
Topic: New photography website
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 06/12/2013 20:31:00   Subject: New photography website
Agreed, its a great website. Also explains why Barney hasn't been seen for a bout two years? Was the last time Diffwys?? :lol:
Topic: Hi
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/12/2013 07:18:18   Subject: Hi
[quote="Llion"]

Hi ;D[/quote]

Go back to sleep mate.... ;) I have your xmas dinner in a doggy bag for you :thumbup:
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/12/2013 19:05:59   Subject: Christmas meal
@SimonRL: you have a PM, a text and 2 missed calls ;)
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/12/2013 17:42:06   Subject: Christmas meal
[quote="Corin"]

I am in Stoke and working hard.

[/quote]

As opposed to a Fireman on a steam loco......?
He is in Work and stoking hard! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/12/2013 22:48:12   Subject: Christmas meal
We will be there as soon as Mrs Sinker can get out of work! Aiming for 1830 :angel:
Topic: Remains of Forest of Dean Beam Engine Unearthed
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2013 18:39:31   Subject: Remains of Forest of Dean Beam Engine Unearthed
Nice find. And a rather snazzy looking JS130 digging it out too! :thumbup:
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/12/2013 19:21:24   Subject: Christmas meal
[quote="T666jay"]

Would someone kindly flash earth the carpark please thanks

[/quote]


http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.092204&lon=-3.803391&z=18.3&r=0&src=msl
Topic: Cwmorthin Floor E
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/11/2013 18:29:10   Subject: Cwmorthin Floor E
[quote="Tamarmole"]

On Floor E near the foot of the incline a lot of shiny scaff has been bolted in at about water level - does it serve any useful purpose?[/quote]

Keeps your fe
Topic: 18650 cells, anyone after any?
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2013 01:22:12   Subject: 18650 cells, anyone after any?
[quote="NewStuff"]

....650mm long.....

[/quote]

Jeez that's a looooong battery! Won't fit in my torch.. :blink:

Seriously though, yes I'll take a load off
Topic: Drakelow Tunnels - cannabis
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/11/2013 19:14:42   Subject: Drakelow Tunnels - cannabis
[quote="Moorebooks"]

.....we had a free run of the place unless there was a tunnel blocked off.....

Mike[/quote]

Seem to have misplaced my map right now but I remember
Topic: Thursday Nighters, November 28th
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/11/2013 18:59:41   Subject: Thursday Nighters, November 28th
[quote="skimble"]

I'll be there if I can sort out a lift...

[/quote]

Lift home is no problem, save Will going out of his way :thumbup:
Topic: Drakelow Tunnels - cannabis
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/11/2013 17:35:37   Subject: Drakelow Tunnels - cannabis
Blimey! When were we there last, Mike? Spring this year? Were there parts of the complex that we couldn't get to this time or last?
Topic: Thursday Nighters, November 28th
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/11/2013 16:24:45   Subject: Thursday Nighters, November 28th
[quote="Llion"]

Thats fine by me, Cwm and pizza, sorted :thumbsup:

[/quote]

A zillion apologies guys.....I haven't organised anything yet. Started up a new site on M
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/11/2013 15:52:44   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
[quote="Llion"][quote="sinker"]

I propose we draw a line under it now? :flowers:
[/quote]

Noooo, I havent had my say yet....

Cant think of anything constructi
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/11/2013 13:23:32   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Nice one. All's well that ends well then :thumbsup:
I propose we draw a line under it now? :flowers:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/11/2013 10:37:18   Subject: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
[quote="hymac580c"]

Then I cannot asscend unless the rope is weighed down or someone holds the rope at the bottom of the pitch. Even with the chest harness really tight.

[/quote]
Topic: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/11/2013 21:24:21   Subject: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
[quote="chrisj"]I was able to help Willy. ;D[/quote]


Euphemism? ;)
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/11/2013 18:37:31   Subject: Christmas meal
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]So my holey jumper's OK is it?
Being a messy eater, I wouldn't want to mess up anything decent. :lol:[/quote]

It wouldn't be a Thursday Night without the hole
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/11/2013 11:17:39   Subject: Christmas meal
Dress code??!

As you know I'm not big on getting "glammed up"......
Would my Saint-Etienne football shirt be acceptable again, or would I suffer more ridicule at the hands of Corin an
Topic: 2014 Calendar - available to order finally!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2013 21:12:09   Subject: 2014 Calendar - available to order finally!
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="Paul Marvin"]How many have you sold ?[/quote]

Or put another way, 100 more than this guy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25013411

:lol:[/q
Topic: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 20:20:13   Subject: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
Good job that you were otherwise occupied last week then! Guaranteed dry tomorrow night :thumbsup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 18:13:22   Subject: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
[quote="hymac580c"]

I need to set up the ropes on my asscenders with a bit of help ;)

[/quote]

I have the lengths worked out for you :thumbsup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 11:57:44   Subject: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
[quote="Llion"]

Im there ;D

Might as well bring my string aswel....we can have a rope off comp woooo :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote]

Nothing beats the "Million Pound
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 09:01:27   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
I always tell Mrs Sinker that if I'm home [i]BEFORE[/i] Radio 4 switches over to The World Service then THAT is a sign that something went wrong :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/11/2013 22:00:27   Subject: Thursday Nighters, November 21st
Sorry for the short notice and lack of forward planning....busy week :surrender:
This Thursday how about a spot of SRT in Cwmorthin.....no real reason, just a bit of fun. Oh and Blober has some
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/11/2013 22:42:44   Subject: Christmas meal
[quote="sinker"][quote="T666jay"]

.....If anyone could get hold of pingu.....

[/quote]

He's "off the grid" at the moment :lol: I'll text him :thumbup:[/quote]

Topic: Competition Entry - LeeW
sinker

Forum: The 2013 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 17/11/2013 18:47:43   Subject: Competition Entry - LeeW
All excellent! Love the chimney :thumbup:
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/11/2013 18:46:27   Subject: Christmas meal
[quote="T666jay"]

.....If anyone could get hold of pingu.....

[/quote]

He's "off the grid" at the moment :lol: I'll text him :thumbup:
Topic: Christmas meal
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2013 01:10:33   Subject: Christmas meal
Everyone who was out tonight has agreed the 5th.
Mrs Sinker will join us.
Did you have Pingu on your list?
Corin is a definite maybe...he'll let you know.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 14th November.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/11/2013 16:08:39   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 14th November.
[quote="SimonRL"]Bat detector...[/quote]

[b][i]Pigeon[/i][/b] detector..... ;)
Topic: Cwmorthin, Rhosydd and Croesor 1982
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2013 21:54:43   Subject: Cwmorthin, Rhosydd and Croesor 1982
Yep I was thinking the exact same thing. In the absence of several hundreds of thousands of pounds to do a "proper" job then some concrete capping to slow down the disintegration would be better than
Topic: Cwmorthin, Rhosydd and Croesor 1982
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2013 21:43:43   Subject: Cwmorthin, Rhosydd and Croesor 1982
[quote="Dark Prince"]That one of the chapel is amazing!.

DP[/quote]

History is crumbling before our eyes....I remember it with the roof still on when I was around 11 (in 1978...g
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 7th November.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2013 18:46:33   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 7th November.
[quote="midlandsmineman"]

.....a 240 mile round trip....

[/quote]

A walk in the park :tongue:
This week would be worth it :thumbup:

Hendre is worth a
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