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Topic: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2013 11:04:21   Subject: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
Just one more thing occurs. If one reads our articles is becomes apparent that I can be reimbursed for my costs of setting up the Trust and personal expenses. The Trust will also be bidding for fundin
Topic: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2013 09:38:14   Subject: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
I am deeply touched by everyone’s kindness.
For general interest, this is a statement of account re setting up the purchasing the mines.

The setting up of CMT I am more than happy to b
Topic: NAMHO 2014 Preliminary Notice
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/09/2013 09:14:44   Subject: NAMHO 2014 Preliminary Notice
Bravo!

I would like to volunteer my services as a meet leader or whatever, but this has to be provisional as I have matters relevant to my other 'interest' and have to fit in with the arran
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2013 16:14:25   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Oh dear is it getting worse on there. I had better take a look. me misunderstand.

EDIT
Just been on UKC and can see what is happening.
I have to stay out of this sort of thing les
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2013 11:23:53   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
I am taking this way off thread but it may help someone who has trouble with their legs, forget doctors.

If anyone has trouble in that their legs ache at the knees after just a small amount
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2013 10:40:10   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Oh dear Peter, I am 68 and every morning practice the splits.
I bet just thinking of this will bring tears to your eyes
:lol:
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2013 22:24:36   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
I have just read the UKCaving posts and dead right, we want to keep this sort of thing off aditnow.
However something occurs about making a bed and having to lie on it
Topic: Edge of Darkness being remade
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/09/2013 11:47:20   Subject: Edge of Darkness being remade
[quote="remoteneeded"][quote="royfellows"]
Was it made for the BBC then?[/quote]
It was made by the BBC by some of the best they employed at the time. A real high water mark.

Was
Topic: Edge of Darkness being remade
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/09/2013 10:23:11   Subject: Edge of Darkness being remade
[quote="Coggy"]I seem to remember 'The Edge of Darkness', it was awful CND/lefty propaganda.[/quote]

Was it made for the BBC then?
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2013 19:44:53   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Thanks Robert.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2013 18:20:29   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Nant Trefach Adit was briefly reopened this weekend for a geological examination. Its hideously dangerous and blocked completely after a short distance therefore it was immediately resealed when we ha
Topic: Wheal Merth St Ives
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/08/2013 22:01:38   Subject: Wheal Merth St Ives
The only written reference to it that i can find is in BGS, H Dines, p136 -137.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/08/2013 17:21:48   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Thanks for this.
I noted the winze in Roasa to the east and it looks a clean pitch but could not see any bolts so assumed it had been checked out and found to lead nowhere, it appears I was wrong
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/08/2013 10:29:02   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
There is an extraordinary meeting of the Ceredigion Mines Forum this coming Friday 30th August, 10:30 for an 11:00 start at the Halfway Inn, Pysgah (on the A4120 between Aberystwyth and Pontarfynach/D
Topic: Cornish Explosives massive price reduction
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/08/2013 21:58:49   Subject: Cornish Explosives massive price reduction
[quote="SimonRL"]That's a thread title to get you arrested by the anti terror squad if ever I saw one Mike :lol:
[/quote]

Iffy gelignite being sold on eBay?
:lol:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 15:45:41   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Well thank you for your kind review, I just wish I could produce more lamps.

As far things are going with them, the old Trigon issues seem to have disappeared, EcoStars we never have one ba
Topic: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 12:17:20   Subject: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
[quote="Cuban Bloodhound"]El cheapo Chinese miners lamp normally does the job up here as the Scottish mines I've seen tend to be on the small and narrower side.[/quote]

Your probably quite
Topic: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 10:52:45   Subject: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
The thing about caplamps and its important for people to be aware of this is that most 'mining lamps' are designed for use in working mines and as such are designed to comply with coal mine safety reg
Topic: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 10:01:01   Subject: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
[quote="ChrisJC"]Not sure about this quote "Home of the worlds most powerful mining or caving caplamp", but Roys lamps are widely used in the mining community and do represent good value.

C
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/08/2013 09:18:57   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
[quote="christwigg"][quote="royfellows"]
Its all to do with air currents, the timber at the back is probably subject to an updraft from the shaft, while the front one is not. [/quote]

Topic: wheal coates adit
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/08/2013 22:44:19   Subject: wheal coates adit
Correct. I put stemples in years ago to climb up into the stope as I was going to start a dig to try to get to water shaft, but the stope has bad air so that was that.

In the Vugga the leve
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/08/2013 22:37:41   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
[quote="wookey"]

i do think the poster who mentions the front beam has a point though, i presume it is in a similar state.

Dan[/quote]

Actually I doubt it.
The fr
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/08/2013 16:42:19   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
[quote="wookey"]Hi chaps,

What about putting a number of acro props between the top of the wall and the beam? bit of a temporary fix maybe and not exactly ideal but you could use more than
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/08/2013 16:19:06   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
[quote="Morlock"]Is there any chance that the partially built rear wall is below the beam, if so, can it be extended upwards?

[/quote]

I wonder if this was original intented but
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/08/2013 13:26:20   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
The Greenside RSJ was pulled for a mile over the fells and then through a wet adit and then lowered down about 450 feet of ladders.

It was bolted into place accross a shaft so that steel wi
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/08/2013 20:44:55   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
[quote="Rheidol United"]I'll upload another picture to the album which shows the inside of the adit.[/quote]

I have just looked. It dosn't look to bad inside, I expected something like a ja
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/08/2013 20:40:51   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
Thanks, if you could delete the other thread to keep things on track better still.

Anyway, my old picture wasn't bad for ASA 400 print film, the timber as it was can be clearly seen. I am w
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/08/2013 19:56:20   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
Here is a photo I took in about 1988, just look at the timberwork at the back compared to today. I am wondering if its due to rot or some rockfall.

[link]Sir-Francis-Level-Lead-Mine-Archive
Topic: Upper level has a boat! (photo)
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/08/2013 12:19:23   Subject: Upper level has a boat! (photo)
I am wondering if it was intended to dam the entrance and make a fun boat trip, this is the most plausible explanation.

Or maybe its owner thinks its as good a place as any to store it.
Topic: Upper level has a boat! (photo)
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 14/08/2013 22:33:56   Subject: Upper level has a boat! (photo)
Its the 'Upper boat level'
:lol:

No seriously, I haven't a clue, it was just there.
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/08/2013 11:08:30   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
Thanks to both of you for this.
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/08/2013 21:41:13   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
Hi Ioan

Where did this name for it come from then please?
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2013 16:32:40   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
Possible fallout is being discussed on other websites already, ME, DP, UKC etc
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/08/2013 15:48:10   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
I refered this to my friend Prof David James and he replied thus:

Yes it is the trial adit at SN 7551 8002; VERY uninviting but approx 15 m long, not a drift, cut along the cleavage - POSSI
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/08/2013 14:27:55   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I am very pleased to announce the appointment to our board of directors of Prof of geology David James.

David is a sedimentary geologist and former geophysicist who followed an internationa
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2013 13:51:17   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
[quote="rikj"][quote="RichardLevett"]Just out of interest can anyone show me where the daylight shaft into the Cathedral is, on the surface?[/quote]

Have pm'd you what I've seen described a
Topic: How does it happen?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/08/2013 13:55:29   Subject: How does it happen?
When we were working down Talybont in miserable conditions:

"The crew of the Enterprise are now prisoners of the Klingon Empire forced into slave labour in the mines of Alpha 4"

Topic: How does it happen?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/08/2013 11:43:44   Subject: How does it happen?
Some more
Conspicuous by its absence from the book is ‘Lord Taka Taka’ responsible for the defeat of the Matabele in Africa, the Maxim Machine Gun. Its cyclic rate of fire of 600 rounds per minut
Topic: How does it happen?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/08/2013 10:09:14   Subject: How does it happen?
[quote="Yorkshireman"]

"Against all this the the 1953 War of the Worlds is watchable today"

The book is one of my favourite H.G. Wells novels.

I've always thought that
Topic: How does it happen?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/08/2013 08:20:07   Subject: How does it happen?
I can remember a 1950s SciFi movie where the alien was an actor in silver overalls who was living in a cave and preparing to unleash a weapon of mass destruction on ther world in the form of a mirror
Topic: NiFe cells
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2013 14:36:52   Subject: NiFe cells
[quote="NewStuff"]

I assume everyone here using these cells in series balances them regularly?[/quote]

This poses an interesting question. (My lamps charge with a balance charger
Topic: NiFe cells
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2013 12:15:03   Subject: NiFe cells
[quote="RJV"][quote="exspelio"][quote="royfellows"]Thank God for Lithium Ion[/quote]

Aah, you mean the ones that explode in flames given a slight overcharge! :o[/quote]

Given th
Topic: NiFe cells
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2013 08:25:24   Subject: NiFe cells
I am wondering if this will eventually go off thread with stories of lead acid Oldhams coming into contact with nylon ropes?

Thank God for Lithium Ion
Topic: NiFe cells
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2013 19:11:07   Subject: NiFe cells
I was told an horrific story by Simon Hughes of someone who wore one of these cells inside his wet suit, and it leaked.
Your imagination will fill the gaps.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2013 20:28:15   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="Graigfawr"]Pugh's Adit does not even penetrate as far as the Cwmystwyth Fault. It was only ever driven as far as Pugh's Shaft, located about 100m north of the adit entrance. The shaft is compl
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2013 09:54:20   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Cwmystwyth Mines

I have had reported to me that there may have been some activity in the vicinity of Pughes Level. Will everyone please note that this level is completely run at the Cwmystw
Topic: George Hall
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2013 15:39:23   Subject: George Hall
I am very saddened.
Many on here will not have known George personally, but will know of him.
He was in his late 80s but extremely fit, and prior to his illness, in very good physical shape
Topic: Cynnant: recent activity?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/07/2013 14:00:02   Subject: Cynnant: recent activity?
Yes, I have just looked it up. A Mr Treharne sunk a shaft and drove an adit in 1959, in total about 8 tons of galena were produced.
It just appeared odd to me and I suspected a typo at first glan
Topic: Cynnant: recent activity?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/07/2013 08:55:11   Subject: Cynnant: recent activity?
"This lead mine is situated on a dramatic hill side and was driven in the 1960's"
?
Topic: Finding an Unused Charity
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2013 22:46:34   Subject: Finding an Unused Charity
Be careful, if you buy a so called dormant company it could have debts.
Also the articles will have to describe its activities accurately which must come under one of a list of defined charitable
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