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Topic: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2015 11:10:09   Subject: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
Can someone near the Nent with IT savy help Helen out on this, or failing that I will take the drive next time up.

After all, she does take very fine photographs.
Topic: North wheal jane - Help
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/12/2014 21:18:36   Subject: North wheal jane - Help
JCB would be the thing, I'll be in like a ferret next time down.
Topic: Questions for Dickie
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 21:11:14   Subject: Questions for Dickie
A bit more.
"Boswedden + Castle" is not very good, and has been ammended in the past to "Boswedden and Wheal Castle".


Can Simon please tweak the photo captions, and Wheal Call a
Topic: Caplecleugh
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/12/2014 21:03:38   Subject: Caplecleugh
[quote="gNick"][quote="royfellows"]I dont mind finding tools or bundles of dirty fivers etc, I just take them out with me.
:lol:[/quote]
I was wondering why I keep having to buy new tools wi
Topic: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 19:00:11   Subject: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
Do you still have the drive?
Topic: Questions for Dickie
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 18:59:34   Subject: Questions for Dickie
Well I have uploaded what I have of Wheal Call, now appropriately renamed from "Call", and also Lower Boscean arsenic works. Must take some better pictures I think.
Dickie, you can see the state
Topic: Questions for Dickie
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 17:25:36   Subject: Questions for Dickie
Can someone help on this please.
I am sure there must be a load of photos of the present day remains on the seaward end of this valley.

May be under any mine name as there is a few aro
Topic: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 17:12:28   Subject: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
Well I have lot going on but here goes.

Frongoch: I refuse to bite the bullet about the fall on the 14. Its very unstable but with care a road through could be made. Problem is that tight c
Topic: Questions for Dickie
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 16:37:07   Subject: Questions for Dickie
I have opened this thread for obvious reasons.

Anyway, #1 from me

Dickie, with reference to your 1980 visit to Wheals Castle and Call. Was there an adit open just behind the old
Topic: Can anyone help explain this?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 15:39:35   Subject: Can anyone help explain this?
I think the knowledge of Mr Dann, whatever website name he chooses to post under, is greatly undervalued.

A few people probably owe him pints.

And as a general message I would ur
Topic: Meanwhile in a disused Railway Tunnel in Notts...
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/12/2014 12:39:00   Subject: Meanwhile in a disused Railway Tunnel in Notts...
I had a nostalgia visit a few years ago and found it being used as an air rifle range.

And I used to have a 7mm Remington Magnum on there, while the owner shot an M50 occasionally for test
Topic: Browns Folly wars!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 10:57:06   Subject: Browns Folly wars!
I have just been giving this more thought.

Look all, the party is over, the rubbish has been cleared, and no real harm that we know off done to the mine.
By debating it we are keeping
Topic: Meanwhile in a disused Railway Tunnel in Notts...
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/12/2014 10:15:14   Subject: Meanwhile in a disused Railway Tunnel in Notts...
I used to shoot in a disused tunnel in Wilshire that had been converted to an underground range. It housed offices and storerooms and was very secure. The problem was damp of course.

At the
Topic: Browns Folly wars!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 10:07:13   Subject: Browns Folly wars!
Hey you pair, steady on please. This is aditnow not UK Caving.

Topic: Interesting mine by the source of the Severn
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/12/2014 18:35:43   Subject: Interesting mine by the source of the Severn
I havent been yet so this is from my general knowledge.
Its common practice to take ladders underground in pieces, the timbers can be bundled together and all the rungs carried in a bag. Once und
Topic: North wheal jane - Help
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/12/2014 18:24:25   Subject: North wheal jane - Help
[quote="k9wazere"]I realise the thread is a year old; hopefully that isn't punishable by death round these parts
[/quote]

Where do you think you are? UK Caving


[quote=
Topic: Caplecleugh
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/12/2014 17:59:59   Subject: Caplecleugh
I dont mind finding tools or bundles of dirty fivers etc, I just take them out with me.
:lol:
Topic: Caplecleugh
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/12/2014 13:31:20   Subject: Caplecleugh
No mention of the turd left in North Flats?

I may have possibly covered it. Its by the explosives case in a sort of alcove.

Don’t start smirking but we can all be taken short, di
Topic: Wheal Cock
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/12/2014 23:12:39   Subject: Wheal Cock
Yes, isn't it just.

Topic: Who had it the best?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2014 12:27:37   Subject: Who had it the best?
An interesting post in many ways.
Yes my point was about life expectancy in a sort of roundabout way. Regardless of the comforts of our modern age making us all 'soft' to a degree we are living l
Topic: Who had it the best?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2014 20:29:14   Subject: Who had it the best?
Well I'm the three score years and ten in January, and knee getting better daily and be ready to go for black belt later in the year.
Topic: Who had it the best?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2014 21:28:02   Subject: Who had it the best?
I dont know John.
I did quite a bit or research on my 'specialist' mine, Talybont, and was surprised to see how many of characters, including the notorious Joseph Fell, didn't live beyond 65.
Topic: Browns Folly wars!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2014 19:37:31   Subject: Browns Folly wars!
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Tony Blair"]If I was the landowner, I would go and plug it.

What a load of silly children?[/quote]

I seem to recognise the literary s
Topic: Merry Christmas
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2014 09:29:06   Subject: Merry Christmas
Weather forecast looks good, me going walking in the Peaks Christmas Day.

All have a good one, in your own ways no doubt.
Topic: Who had it the best?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/12/2014 14:48:33   Subject: Who had it the best?
[quote="Morrisey"]Present day for me. There's still boat loads of long forgotten mines that are waiting to be found and explored

[/quote]

Dead right, but you have to work for it.
Topic: Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/12/2014 21:37:44   Subject: Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Ministry of silly walks.
For anyone who cant see the jole, look it up.
Topic: Polberro
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/12/2014 16:34:29   Subject: Polberro
Thanks for the photos Dickie.

Anyway your picture as I mentioned before:

[link]POLBERRO-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-98583[linkphoto]POLBERRO-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-98583[/linkphot
Topic: Interesting mine by the source of the Severn
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/12/2014 16:20:49   Subject: Interesting mine by the source of the Severn
I still havent been able to take a look and look forward to your stuff.
Topic: Wheal Cock
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/12/2014 15:23:40   Subject: Wheal Cock
Comment:

The view down the shaft is interesting in that it predates a collapse of the timberwork seen which blocked the adit.

[link]wheal-cock-Tin-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-98559[
Topic: Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/12/2014 13:31:05   Subject: Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
This is my guess, and if I'm talking ball cocks, then sorry.

My fancy is that it does the same kind of job as an air tank in a compressed air system, compensates for loss in the pipes. Of c
Topic: Cwt-y-Bugail bicycle
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/12/2014 13:26:28   Subject: Cwt-y-Bugail bicycle
Damian McCurdy, what a bloody shame. He was a lovelly bloke.

We have lost a lot of friends through the years.
:(

Topic: Cwt-y-Bugail bicycle
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/12/2014 12:48:58   Subject: Cwt-y-Bugail bicycle
I have often looked for this but been unable to find it.
Any advice (apart from Specsavers) appeciated.
Topic: Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/12/2014 11:10:02   Subject: Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Forced ventilation system?
Topic: Smallcleugh Cross Vein - Prouds Sump Flats
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 20/12/2014 18:05:25   Subject: Smallcleugh Cross Vein - Prouds Sump Flats
Some interesting comments Peter, food for thought.

Maybe my red Mazda should have been photographed and catalogued before it went to the scrap yard.
:lol:
Topic: Suggestion: The Dickie Bird Photo Album
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2014 20:39:38   Subject: Suggestion: The Dickie Bird Photo Album
[quote="John Lawson"]Roy, it could even be named after his, book which sparked off your own photography interest.

Could I suggest, Yesterday's Gollcondas part 2?[/quote]

I bought
Topic: Suggestion: The Dickie Bird Photo Album
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2014 21:12:11   Subject: Suggestion: The Dickie Bird Photo Album
I am thinking that every regular user of this site will appreciate what Dickie is doing. These photos are a totally invaluable record of a lot of what has become lost, beside being pictures of a quali
Topic: Tips for holidays
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/12/2014 19:26:44   Subject: Tips for holidays
[quote="skimble"]
I would recommend hiring a car if possible. I use buses and find it a real hassle carrying lots of kit on them, especially on the way home after a trip when everything is muddy
Topic: Timbering in No 2 Level 1974 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2014 18:46:28   Subject: Timbering in No 2 Level 1974 (photo)
Ho ho ho
Your photographs are our Christmas treat
:thumbsup:
Topic: Tips for holidays
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/12/2014 18:45:24   Subject: Tips for holidays
You will be welcome at Cwmystwyth as long as you have proper kit. Please close any 'gates' after you.
Details on www.cambrianmines.co.uk
Topic: Old photos from Peak District
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2014 18:42:24   Subject: Old photos from Peak District
[quote="Dickie Bird"]Yes I have. Will fire them up in due course; not many though. Went in there while staying at St Agnes a few times. Thought it advisable to go at night to prevent happy sun bathers
Topic: Old photos from Peak District
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2014 16:51:46   Subject: Old photos from Peak District
Dickie, I dont suppose that you have any underground of Polberro?

Pretty please

I well remember going in there Easter, 1992 I think, then returning the May holiday, ducking my he
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/12/2014 16:45:03   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Yes, rediscovered.

So when is someone going to find the way in?
;D
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/12/2014 15:30:12   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
The big discovery awaiting is of course Silverband 'caverns'.

A miner who got lost in there having entered from the mine is supposed to have found his way out via a shakehole, a lot of peo
Topic: Old photos from Peak District
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/12/2014 21:33:03   Subject: Old photos from Peak District
I was going to post a thank you for this, he was also kind enough to provide some archive photographs of Cwmystwyth for use of CMT, they are on our website.

His photographs are of a standar
Topic: Screw or Wire Gate Krabs?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2014 18:27:14   Subject: Screw or Wire Gate Krabs?
[quote="Mr Mike"]
Many a time I have had to climb out of shaft or sump where the rope is attached at floor level in the hole, reaching the top, clipping in on cowtail and then brute force over th
Topic: Cap lamp bulbs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/12/2014 18:17:52   Subject: Cap lamp bulbs
The Oldham is negative switching through the spring contacts so Jagman is correct, bulb case is +V and base is -V

It should however be a simple task to change over the terminals provided th
Topic: Rampgill Barrow
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2014 19:50:47   Subject: Rampgill Barrow
[quote="John Lawson"]Assume this barrow is the one in the flats in Northumberland, on Rampgill vein.
[/quote]

Its the north flats in Caplecleugh John, left at lavatory box, no 9 rise o
Topic: Rampgill Barrow
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2014 17:29:36   Subject: Rampgill Barrow
Yes, I am gradually going through old photgraphs and scanning them for uploading.

I did this years ago but the scanner wasn't up to todays standard, so I am redoing them.

Its am
Topic: Rampgill Barrow
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2014 16:48:28   Subject: Rampgill Barrow
I have been exploring the Nenthead mines since 1986 and have noticed a lot of deterioration of artefacts. The wheel barrow up in the north flats in Caplecleugh was intact at one time; this is the one
Topic: Rampgill Barrow
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2014 13:27:27   Subject: Rampgill Barrow
I am wondering if they are messed with. As things deteriorate bits of timber will fall of and the centre of gravity move.

It’s possible that when artefacts are discovered by digging the air
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