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Topic: The Sweet Smell of Penarth Mine
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/09/2012 18:13:49   Subject: The Sweet Smell of Penarth Mine
Not sure of any minerals or reactions that could produce that smell, but there are an awful lot of adhesives/varnishes/finishes which do? The smell of Pear Drops is also common in these kind of substa
Topic: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 30/08/2012 08:28:34   Subject: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
Great trip out last night, something really different, and a big success for Corris Mine Explorers too so well done to all involved, and thanks to all AditNow users for attending and supporting it. :t
Topic: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/08/2012 11:21:07   Subject: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
[quote="owaincbrown"]Just checking, this isn't an SRT trip is it? :lol:[/quote]

More of a general amble and a social evening ;D
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2012 09:16:57   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
If there were only three Women left in the entire world, you would still find two of them stood in a corner talking about the other one! :angel:

Topic: Calendar 2013 - Good causes
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2012 23:18:16   Subject: Calendar 2013 - Good causes
MCRO this time? Then Devon next time or from book sales if that idea takes off? No offence to the others, hey're all worthy causes..... :thumbup:
Topic: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/08/2012 14:35:46   Subject: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
[quote="Llion"]
Fine by me, but cant see crisps on the menu, Simon wont be happy :curse:[/quote]

Its a bit of a "posh" pub so they're probably called "le crispes" or something.... :
Topic: Longest UK mine through-trip?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2012 12:40:10   Subject: Longest UK mine through-trip?
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="agricola"]A jolly trip in Old Millclose from Shale Shaft to Steaming Shaft via Top Chamber or back passage & not getting lost on way ;D[/quote]
You know, I reck
Topic: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/08/2012 10:13:06   Subject: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
[quote="skimble"]I dropped out of this trip because I thought we had to be there by 18:00. Looks like I could have gone after all. ;( :curse: :curse:[/quote]

PM sent, looks like we may b
Topic: buying an old mine
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 12:37:22   Subject: buying an old mine
[quote="exspelio"]......magnetic North becoming one with true North, Nirvana will then ensue, especially for surveyors :) :)[/quote]

:lol: Hahahaha....."terrain to grid, get rid....". ;D
Topic: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/08/2012 07:24:40   Subject: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see
Just bumping this thread up one last time!

This event is at Corris Mine Explorers, at 1800 hrs on August the 29th.

However, I will be confirming the tickets for the play tomorrow
Topic: Thursday nighters - 2 August
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/08/2012 17:43:22   Subject: Thursday nighters - 2 August
Yep that's the kind of thing ;D
It even has a cup holder built in, so I wouldn't even spill my Earl Grey :lol:

I've also seen an even smaller, and lighter, one somewhere but lost the
Topic: Thursday nighters - 2 August
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/08/2012 17:09:27   Subject: Thursday nighters - 2 August
[quote="Vanoord"]

Presumably a dinghy would get you there...[/quote]

Hmmm...thinking about it, there are a good few places now that need access over or through water to allow ful
Topic: Thursday nighters - 2 August
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/08/2012 11:21:04   Subject: Thursday nighters - 2 August
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]We seem to have a duplicate entry for this site.....[/quote]

Yes i thought that too...I'm still not sure which spelling is actually correct, I've always known it as Gr
Topic: Thursday nighters - 2 August
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/08/2012 17:33:02   Subject: Thursday nighters - 2 August
[quote="4737carlin"]Cheers guys, was a decent evening, nice fresh air, just put the photos up, Groesddwynfon documented[/quote]

Hey carlin ;)

Just looked at your photos....great
Topic: Thursday nighters - 2 August
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2012 16:29:06   Subject: Thursday nighters - 2 August
Sorry guys I'm not going to make it....yet again....big problems here, all work related :curse: >:(
Topic: Thursday nighters - 2 August
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/08/2012 21:14:58   Subject: Thursday nighters - 2 August
[quote="owaincbrown"].......I may have a chance to explore the Sidmouth railway tunnel........[/quote]

:o

Photos please :thumbup:

Are you coming to Corris on the 29
Topic: Thursday nighters - 2 August
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/07/2012 20:58:44   Subject: Thursday nighters - 2 August
Well done that man :thumbsup:
See you there ;D
Around 1830hrs? Will aim for earlier if i can...

Llion? Willy Eckerslyke? Skimble?
Topic: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/07/2012 17:00:36   Subject: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see
Just bumping the thread up again, sorry :angel:

I'm away for three weeks from the 7th to the 28th and I need to book, confirm and buy tickets for this event [i]before[/i] I leave please :f
Topic: Llechwedd mountain bike trails
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/07/2012 17:31:50   Subject: Llechwedd mountain bike trails
I admit that I was sceptical at first but now that it's taking off I reckon the whole thing looks great, and it's what Blaenau should have had in the 1970s when things really took a dive for the area.
Topic: Thursday nighters - 26 July
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/07/2012 12:18:20   Subject: Thursday nighters - 26 July
Sorry guys, but I won't get there either :(
My plan for a 1600 hrs finish won't happen and I won't be off site untill 1800 at the earliest and it's just too far to travel I'm afraid!
I will
Topic: Something a bit different at Corris Mine Explorers
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2012 16:36:52   Subject: Something a bit different at Corris Mine Explorers
A new event now added. See the new thread and also the "Events" page. Numbers to be confirmed but I believe it will sell out pretty quickly! Today was the first performance and apparently was a great
Topic: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/07/2012 16:25:10   Subject: New event added 'Aditnow trip to see 'Life and Death Underground'
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Aditnow trip to see "Life and Death Underground".[/b]

[b]Date & time: 29/08/2012 at 18:00[/b]

Details: A
Topic: Thursday nighters - 26 July
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/07/2012 17:40:31   Subject: Thursday nighters - 26 July
I should be ok for this, though it may be my last Thursday Night Trip before my Olympics/Turkey/Cyprus jaunt.

Flooded chambers are no problem :thumbsup:

Where to meet and when?
Topic: boats
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2012 10:58:43   Subject: boats
[quote="owaincbrown"]buy loads, tie them together in a chain and run across! :devil:[/quote]

:thumbsup: Floating stepping stones :thumbsup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 19th July - photos
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/07/2012 09:21:09   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 19th July
[quote="Llion"]
BRRRRRRRRR...........[/quote]

Ah yes....Llion had a major "Brrrr" moment! I suspect he may now have a wetsuit and boots for sale....? ;)

Seriously though
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 19th July - photos
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/07/2012 09:14:27   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 19th July
[quote="owaincbrown"]Must be close to Pizza o'clock so guessing you're out. Mission accomplished?[/quote]

Oh yes! Nice swim actually, 4 chambers. No casualties apart from one broken buckle
Topic: New feature - map searching
sinker

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 19/07/2012 08:16:17   Subject: New feature - map searching
10/10 and a Gold Star in your homework book for that! :thumbsup:

It's opened up a whole new world of obscure places to go and get cold and wet in ;D
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 19th July - photos
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/07/2012 12:28:16   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 19th July
[quote="Llion"]

Anyone have a spare wetsuit to lend to Willy? :flowers: :flowers:


Isnt one of them a condom ???? :tongue:[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 19th July - photos
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/07/2012 10:51:58   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 19th July
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]Assuming the dry bits are worth a look, I may as well come along anyway. I can always mooch about taking photos.
"6.30 in central Blaenau" - you mean the Co-op/Queen's H
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 19th July - photos
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/07/2012 06:45:27   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 19th July
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]I'm definitely up for a trip, but don't possess a wetsuit.
Erm... how long a swim is it?[/quote]

Didn't we leave a serviceable boat in the first chamber?
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 19th July - photos
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/07/2012 21:02:59   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 19th July
:thumbsup: I'm in. :thumbsup:

I vote to swim it all the way. Wetsuit, snorkel, mask, dive torch.....job done :thumbsup:
I have a few dry-sacs to carry cameras etc, or we recover one
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2012 14:01:12   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
I have a dog called "Blacksmith".





Why is he called Blacksmith??





"I kicked him and he made a bolt for the door".


Topic: UKCaving wiki
sinker

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 14/07/2012 12:54:45   Subject: UKCaving wiki
[quote="Vanoord"]

What's a 'pure mine explorer'? :confused:[/quote]

I'm as pure as the driven snow....ahem :angel:
Topic: Something a bit different at Corris Mine Explorers
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2012 09:05:42   Subject: Something a bit different at Corris Mine Explorers
I always thought the Taj was good too....Lamb Rogan Josh ;D

What was the problem with the Cross Foxes? Quantity and price probably??! One of these new fancy places that charge "per chip"??
Topic: Something a bit different at Corris Mine Explorers
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/07/2012 17:59:51   Subject: Something a bit different at Corris Mine Explorers
[quote="sinker"]

Wedsnesday the 29th at 1900 hrs, Corris.
Go somewhere for food after? Cross Foxes?

And so far we have:

Me & Mrs Sinker
Simonrl
Corin
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 12th July
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/07/2012 10:22:25   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 12th July
[quote="simonrl"]

6.30?[/quote]

:thumbsup: Thanks. Where shall we meet? Up Ffordd Clegir to the Keep Pit, go 200yds past, take a left, follow it up to the tips and walk over fro
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 12th July
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/07/2012 14:06:05   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 12th July
Cefn Du would be good....that's an abseil drop in if I recall?
But then my car always "veers" off towards the Indian when I'm in that area..... ::) ho-hum... ;D

Sygun area....I could
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 12th July
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/07/2012 18:21:55   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 12th July
[quote="simonrl"]

After last weekend somewhere clean, safe and easy would be nice as well :lol:[/quote]

Assorted crisps by the fire in Cobden's again then???!!?

:lo
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 12th July
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/07/2012 17:42:40   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 12th July

.....yes please.

Once again I've been flat out and not had the chance to organise anything ( ::) ) but I'll tag along.... :angel:
Somewhere "fairly" local would be nice..... :fl
Topic: Something a bit different at Corris Mine Explorers
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/07/2012 07:20:04   Subject: Something a bit different at Corris Mine Explorers
[quote="Corin"]Combine a (Thursday) Wednesday nighters with a trip to the theatre ;D

just a thought.[/quote]

:thumbsup:

Works for me :thumbup:

Ok.....<
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 5th July.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/07/2012 11:06:35   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 5th July.
:(

A huge appology to all who were expecting me to arrange a trip this evening.....due to pressures at work i have not had the time to organise anything, and I for one will need to give it
Topic: Something a bit different at Corris Mine Explorers
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2012 10:56:41   Subject: Something a bit different at Corris Mine Explorers
[quote="simonrl"]Maybe we ought to make a night out of it and book some tickets for one of the performances?[/quote]

Sounds like great fun ;D

Matinee performance would be out fo
Topic: Thursday night 21st.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/06/2012 22:11:19   Subject: Thursday night 21st.
[quote="Llion"]

????? who gets married at 6:30pm on Thursday ?????

[/quote]


:lol: Who gets married AT ALL????!!!!??? :lol:

Marriage is a fine insti
Topic: Thursday night 21st.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/06/2012 18:52:44   Subject: Thursday night 21st.
[quote="simonrl"]And here was I expecting you to taunt me with tales of the eepic and heroic trip that I was going to miss :lol:

See you all for the 28th :)[/quote]

I'm saving
Topic: Thursday night 21st.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/06/2012 11:41:15   Subject: Thursday night 21st.
:curse:

Due to work pressures at the moment I [i]probably[/i] won't be able to make it out on Thursday night this week >:(

Even if I am free then I definitely won't be in a pos
Topic: Thursday Nighters (Western Division) 14/06/2012
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2012 06:37:05   Subject: Thursday Nighters (Western Division) 14/06/2012
[quote="simonrl"]

@ Sinker - Disco is temporarily... [i]working...[/i] :) [/quote]

@ simonrl - congratulations! :thumbsup:

PM sent :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters (Western Division) 14/06/2012
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2012 19:45:42   Subject: Thursday Nighters (Western Division) 14/06/2012
[quote="owaincbrown"]I'll be there, how about just a wander round Cwm, there's loads I haven't seen yet.[/quote]

Actually that's a great idea :thumbsup:
Get's my vote.....sorry I've b
Topic: Glynrhonwy pit names
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2012 11:52:17   Subject: Glynrhonwy pit names
The big flooded pit that you can walk into, up hill from the Bomb Store, after nearly breaking your neck on a collapsing fence panel ( ;) ) was always known as "Snowdonia" by everyone that I have spok
Topic: Thursday Nighters (Western Division) 14/06/2012
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/06/2012 20:56:34   Subject: Thursday Nighters (Western Division) 14/06/2012
[quote="Llion"]
Yes from me ;D
[/quote]

;D Welcome back ;)

Anything obscure around the Cwm/Wrysgan area that we haven't visited for a while? We could afford the t
Topic: Thursday Nighters (Western Division) 14/06/2012
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/06/2012 13:27:31   Subject: Thursday Nighters (Western Division) 14/06/2012
I'm in ;D
But haven't had time to plan anything yet :(
Work is getting in the way of hobbies again :curse:
Will have a think tonight :thumbup:
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