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Topic: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/02/2015 15:38:17   Subject: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
Yes, obviously my interpretation of location is open to dispute.
However, the buildings lower left appear to be those in a terrace on Waterloo Road, so the road beyond them is the lower part of U
Topic: Interesting Images on Ebay
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2015 15:31:20   Subject: Interesting Images on Ebay
I agree with Graigfawr but question choice of words, "pump".
Note the electric light fitting in the picture, this is suggestive of electricity being generated on site due to the remoteness of the
Topic: Slaley Sough 17/02/15
royfellows

Forum: South East England   Posted: 20/02/2015 19:22:32   Subject: Slaley Sough 17/02/15
[quote="AR"]

p.s. Roy - there may still be a few copies of bulletin 4:6 in the shop storeroom at the museum, it's worth asking if you want a copy. [/quote]

Your a bloody Prince!<
Topic: Pub Area
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2015 21:17:38   Subject: Pub Area
[quote="grahami"]Me too please - then I can go on about how 16in battleship guns work (British vs US)

Grahami[/quote]

Similar interests
Development of the warship from the f
Topic: Croesor Diamond Drilling
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/02/2015 20:33:44   Subject: Croesor Diamond Drilling
seconded
:thumbsup:
Topic: Pub Area
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2015 18:51:47   Subject: Pub Area
[quote="Tamarmole"]The Yoghurt Weavers Arms.[/quote]

We all love him but no one admits it
Topic: Pub Area
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2015 18:22:28   Subject: Pub Area
Just call it the bloody pub and be done with it.
I feel awful and was actually going to go to karate tonight. What a joke.
Topic: For sale - Oldham Mini Halo lamps x 3
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/02/2015 15:51:33   Subject: For sale - Oldham Mini Halo lamps x 3
Im not surprised, what a cracking spare to carry in a pocket never mind a main lamp.
:thumbsup:
Topic: Pub Area
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2015 15:41:01   Subject: Pub Area
Got it!
Maybe?

"The Dry"

Any good?

mmm

"The Count House"
Topic: Pub Area
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2015 15:27:50   Subject: Pub Area
"The Cave"
because when cavers write anyhting about a mine its full of nonsense about everything else but the mine.
:lol:
Topic: Pub Area
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2015 15:00:51   Subject: Pub Area
I'm in

Thinking about it, it is a good idea because the main site can be then kept to mining matters.
So if I want to go on about what belt I've got for what, or what i have seen someb
Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/02/2015 14:04:55   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
[quote="rhychydwr"]Not knowing the difference between Trelech and Llangunnor, I up-loaded two pages from The British Caver Vol 87 pp 30-31 on Llangunnor Mines in the mining section under Llangunnor.[/
Topic: Pub Area
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2015 12:00:01   Subject: Pub Area
Chat room?
Topic: Slaley Sough 17/02/15
royfellows

Forum: South East England   Posted: 19/02/2015 10:07:21   Subject: Slaley Sough 17/02/15
I find it a seriously interesting little level which raises a lot of questions in my mind, maybe some will be answered thanks to the kindness of Alex.

Easiest way is up from the road, I did
Topic: Slaley Sough 17/02/15
royfellows

Forum: South East England   Posted: 18/02/2015 17:59:43   Subject: Slaley Sough 17/02/15
Yes!
:thumbsup:
Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/02/2015 16:24:59   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
Thanks John
Thinking about this some more, should not Angie have been informed in writing when the papers were submitted?
Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/02/2015 15:48:13   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
[quote="AngB"]Thanks for reply - urgency due to planning application for 2 x 54 wind turbines just up the hill from the mine entrance - put in by Cwm Farm and Parcybedw Farm. I live in a cottage (ma
Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/02/2015 14:29:10   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
I know nothing about subject this but this Anagenesis Trefolia tree, presumably genetically engineered?.
If its so good at propagating itself what happens if it gets out of hand. I mean it looks
Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/02/2015 13:15:56   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
[quote="P Knight"]Gasification research is focused on household waste, wood from renewable sources and factory waste that would otherwise end up in landfill. http://anagenesiscorporation.com/
Thi
Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/02/2015 11:50:17   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
I think that this thread is in danger of degenerating into a point scoring match between the pros and antis.

Anyway, John E, my posting about geology was along the lines of probability of t
Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/02/2015 21:38:37   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
The only published work I can find is NMRS BM 50, an article by Peter Claughton about the mining companies, nothing of any use to you there, and of course there is George Halls book which you will hav
Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/02/2015 21:06:27   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
Foster Smith uploaded if any help.
Topic: Diffwys Slate Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2015 19:45:56   Subject: Diffwys Slate Mine
"Only problem it's about an hour's walk up the hillside from Blaenau. Or a similar walk from Manod around the Rhiwbach tramway and then cross-country. "

No its not.
Coming into Blaenau
Topic: Cave Access Ltd: Forum
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2015 16:52:26   Subject: Cave Access Ltd: Forum
This forum will be used for keeping everyone up to date with events and for general discussion.

Two contracts have just been signed by a new not for profit company called Cave Access Ltd (C
Topic: Rope friction
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 17/02/2015 14:41:50   Subject: Rope friction
This is defying all my logic. I do have 2 stops, a worn one for older stiffer ropes and a new or nearly new one for new (ish) ropes. Have no experience with thin ropes, the stuff of bad dreams to me.
Topic: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2015 20:54:43   Subject: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
Way off topic, all shoot Roy!

George Monbiot is a strange commodity in that he and I are light years apart on most things but I find him nail on the head on a lot of other stuff.
What
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/02/2015 20:20:57   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Latest
I have components arriving shortly for the first batch of Dragons.
I was using mine this weekend and thought it was very good, but a companion had a Trigon which sort of put things in
Topic: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2015 19:53:21   Subject: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
We will never know for sure.

I have just been trying to think of the most useless book I can imagine and the nearest I can get to complete uselessness is a 1960s road atlas

I am
Topic: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/02/2015 19:03:23   Subject: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
No disrespect but the caves at Bridgenorth had an open front
Topic: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/02/2015 12:10:15   Subject: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
[quote="Meaty"]The other cavern is great for camping and I've spent many a happy evening sleeping in there with candles around the place.so get your hands in your pocket people.;)[/quote]

J
Topic: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/02/2015 15:03:56   Subject: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
CMT is actively working with Natural Resources Wales (formally Environment Agency Wales) re the discharge from Cwmystwyth Mines. I expect that this is common knowledge.
Topic: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/02/2015 11:35:43   Subject: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
Watch out for Roy character, right dodgy bloke.

Don't get sending him any money for lamps or anything
:lol:
Topic: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/02/2015 11:08:10   Subject: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
I think the speculation is running a bit out of hand here.

I searched the AMEC website as suggested and only got one hit:
0 results within Offices for 'craig speed'
Sorry, no resu
Topic: Catherine and Jane Consols
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/02/2015 20:48:19   Subject: Catherine and Jane Consols
Bryn, not far away are other interesting mines Bwlch y plwm, the deep adit can be done is waders and is an interesting stroll. Also Pantywrach, I reopened the upper adit some years ago which is above
Topic: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/02/2015 20:38:19   Subject: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
My opinions are a bit divided here, as are my friends!

But putting on my most objective hat I have to say that the approach made on here by someone acting on behalf of a firm of consultants
Topic: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2015 16:12:01   Subject: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
A word that's notable so far by its absence is "Backup"
;D
Topic: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2015 15:19:44   Subject: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
A bit off topic but the real issue is what happens when a person dies?

A lot of stuff is often perceived as having no value and just thrown away when the house is cleared. The problem is co
Topic: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2015 14:51:14   Subject: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
Frankly, I get well an truly peed off with the 'predictions' of so called experts.
What makes it worse is when there is a money trail and when you follow it you see where it leads.
Topic: New mine home page - question
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/02/2015 17:15:27   Subject: New mine home page - question
Alltycrib Workforce

If you worked or work at Alltycrib why not share that information with other AditNow members?

Add Yourself

Roy Fellows, one of the last people to w
Topic: Catherine and Jane Consols
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/02/2015 15:07:03   Subject: Catherine and Jane Consols
Bryn I am not too well today and will get back to you on this, best abseil down engine shaft is from the top adit underground.

No proper belays from surface.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2015 09:27:08   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I have to wear two hats now.

I wasn't one of the CAL negotiators at all. It was all started by the late Elsie Little and then Stuart France took over after her unfortunate demise.
I go
Topic: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/02/2015 21:13:39   Subject: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
I would think so Rick. Thing is CMT although "Cambrian" is rather Welsh really can take on 'assets' anywhere. I have already indicated this to Roy M in reference to a site where there may be aggro bre
Topic: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/02/2015 20:30:43   Subject: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
[quote="sinker"]
too many personalities with agendas etc....
[/quote]

Yes, and as i have already said, credit to Stuart France who has had to cope with it all.

At one t
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2015 12:20:49   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
The trust congratulates Cave Access Ltd on its formation and on the access agreement with Natural Resources Wales and looks forward to working in collaboration with CAL in the future.
Topic: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/02/2015 10:06:55   Subject: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
I think it appropriate to make a point here at this stage.

Credit where its due, the successful conclusion of this matter is down to the hard work of Stuart France who took over the project
Topic: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/02/2015 09:42:09   Subject: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
Yes, I did not announce it on here as is was felt that the initial announcement should be by the CCC Newsletter.

I shall probably open a dedicated thread on behalf of the new company in the
Topic: Catherine and Jane Consols
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/02/2015 19:09:37   Subject: Catherine and Jane Consols
This isn't patronizing you its sound advice.
Start the way I did years ago with the slate mines, all you need is good boots, hard hat and reliable light plus spare lighting. See how you feel abou
Topic: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2015 12:19:15   Subject: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
Dave, that sounds good to me.
Topic: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2015 11:36:58   Subject: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
Although you disagree with me, I agree with you if this makes any sense at all.

I have just modified Hopping and Tear breeches by each referencing the other. It becomes complicated. I think
Topic: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2015 10:24:56   Subject: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
I think this may have been mentioned before but I am wondering if some facility whereby one mine can be linked to another may be a good idea.

For example I am currently mooching around the
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