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Topic: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/06/2012 20:43:05   Subject: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
A bit further to what John has added:

Beware of shafts with top sections made up of ginging which is sometimes supported on timbers.......which go rotten and you then have a shaft about to
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/06/2012 08:02:37   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Would this be the large chain linked fenced area seen from the road?
I wondered what it was, with all the "Keep Outs" etc

The interesting thing is that as soon as dire notices spring u
Topic: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/06/2012 13:43:25   Subject: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
I would counsel a lot of caution as many 'filled in' shafts are anything but that. Usually its a load of old garbage on top of possibly an old fridge or even a motor car or collapsed mine timber, with
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 18:51:10   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
[quote="christwigg"]Oh I don't know, spin some burning wire wool and give it a cool name like the 'Tempest Prognosticator' and you'll have people from all over the country trying to get in. 8-)[/quot
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 18:33:50   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
[quote="christwigg"]

The sort of thing that gives urbexers wet dreams...[/quote]

Not if its just smooth concrete tunnel, nothing to see...
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 16:47:21   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Right about the jigsaw, but nothing actually describing its length, depth, history, photos etc, and nothing on Wikipedia.
I agree "lots of time". Never mind

An interesting speculation
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 14:35:18   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Are there any details anywhere on this aqueduct.
I have just googled it and got virtually nothing. Only it sounds seriously interesting.
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 09:38:53   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
I think I may have the answer to my own question re the gap between inner and outer walls.
If the inner wall is a continuation of a shaft lining there will be a high chance of a lot of movement/s
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2012 21:20:01   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Thank you all, I will amend the photo caption.

Cant figure the double walls though.
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2012 16:32:14   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
[quote="scooptram"]magazine roofs mainly are of a lighter construction so if the worst happens the blast goes up rather than side ways ,less damage to other buildings etc[/quote]

A very goo
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2012 16:30:10   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
It shows on maps and google earth. When I first saw it I pondered. Its definately double walled.
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Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2012 14:14:28   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Interesting, "magazine" was my assumption based on outer blast walls, solid concrete roof, and heavy steel door.
Truth could lie between, originally a magazine, later adapted for another use. I a
Topic: 'Art' Attack
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/05/2012 19:47:50   Subject: 'Art' Attack
[quote="Bill L"]The point about so called 'public art' is that you don't get any choice about whether you look at or not. I'm very interested in art but I don't wan't it pushed in my face.
So, an
Topic: 'Art' Attack
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/05/2012 15:19:30   Subject: 'Art' Attack
More interesting questions now raised.

If I went around putting up "RF" everywhere I would be rightly criticised, however if you look carefully in Bryneglwys, somewhere there is an "RF 1964
Topic: Harnisha Burn
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/05/2012 15:08:06   Subject: Harnisha Burn
[quote="christwigg"]Whats 5km between friends.

I have that down as Sharnberry.
Never been myself, but there are quite a few photos.

"Sharnberry was originally a London Lead
Topic: Harnisha Burn
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/05/2012 14:23:26   Subject: Harnisha Burn
Oh dear, its much further up the road, sorry.
Me long past my 'sell by' date

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This is from "Where's the path", beats Googe hands down.

Should have t
Topic: Harnisha Burn
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/05/2012 13:30:59   Subject: Harnisha Burn
Can someone tell me anything about a mine near Harnisha reached by a track to the left just uphill of Harnisha and on the road bends.
I walked to this last year.
Magazine in perfect conditio
Topic: 'Art' Attack
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/05/2012 13:23:20   Subject: 'Art' Attack
I someone wants to look at art, then I say go to gallery.
I go to a mine to look at historic remains.
Topic: 'Art' Attack
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/05/2012 11:08:03   Subject: 'Art' Attack
Interesting question, how does one distinguish between art and pure vandalism?

Example, Monkton Farleigh railway portal. The daubings there would be considered art by some. Its as though th
Topic: hunting for gold
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/05/2012 08:49:08   Subject: hunting for gold
You have all heard this one

Tourist stops a farmer driving his tractor near Dolgellau
"Excuse me, but can you tell me where the gold mine is"?

Farmer ponders for a minute, a
Topic: Deepest mine shafts in UK?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2012 20:53:13   Subject: Deepest mine shafts in UK?
Llay Main Colliery Wrexham, 3750 feet, and Williams Shaft Dolcoath at 3600 feet (from grass).
Topic: Late as usual
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/05/2012 09:02:22   Subject: Late as usual
I can remember driving down the M5 to Cornwall years ago in a real scortcher. Every window was down but it was still uncomfortable hot and blowing our heads off as well.

We move forward, at
Topic: Late as usual
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/05/2012 21:27:23   Subject: Late as usual
[quote="gNick"]
I can't do tomorrow as I MUST get the air-con fixed in the car.
[/quote]

You as well!
:lol:
Topic: Cwm Ceunant "Slate" Mine?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/05/2012 14:05:51   Subject: Cwm Ceunant
Ah right.
It just seemed wierd.

We dont want everything to cascade through though, its nice to see old postings of mine which still have my signature that was current at that time.
Topic: Cwm Ceunant "Slate" Mine?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/05/2012 13:14:32   Subject: Cwm Ceunant "Slate" Mine?
Can someone explain to me why some of uploaded pictures refer to this mine as a "Slate" mine?
Topic: Penthouse
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2012 13:29:38   Subject: Penthouse
[quote="carnkie"]This may well be a stupid or obvious question but would I be correct in assuming that a penthouse in a shaft was built to protect men underneath from falling debris? Or did it have an
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/05/2012 09:06:15   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
[quote="Tamarmole"] Given the potential liability most proffesionals would err on the side of extreme caution.[/quote]

Which is where the Drayton Estates Health and Safety advisors will be
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/05/2012 09:01:49   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
[quote="John Mason"]It's a very vuggy lode in places, Roy. I wonder to what extent that affects the drainage?

Cheers - John[/quote]

Well yes John. Both David Bick and I agreed th
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/05/2012 17:08:30   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Read my posting of 4th Feb.
The Drayton people are just not interested.
Topic: Catherine and Jane Consols - 14th May
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2012 21:38:04   Subject: Catherine and Jane Consols - 14th May
For those who dont know the deep adit is explorable in full. Recommended route is the abseil down from the level with the rods, entry by the portal is not really much fun, see the pics.

Tel
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/05/2012 18:00:02   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Yes, its swimming with ocherous water.
The inflow to the culvert can only be located by prodding, the outflow is over to the left looking up from the road in a sort of gulley amongst the trees.
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/05/2012 09:14:30   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
I revisited this mine yesterday and the max water depth is now only knee deep.
The remains of another ore barrow are now uncovered in a side level to the left going in, the wheel is missing.
Topic: CEAG Stainless Battery Box
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/05/2012 21:57:48   Subject: CEAG Stainless Battery Box
Heard a tale of someone who for some reason wore one beneath a wetsuit.
I wont recount it as I plan on eating shortly.
Topic: Snowdonia Mines Access and Conservation Group Inaugural Meeting
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/04/2012 17:28:33   Subject: Snowdonia Mines Access and Conservation Group Inaugural Meeting
It sounds very good.

Anything been said about locks, I mean do we ask for a key and it fits all?

Me no mind paying the cost and I am sure this goes for anyone else.
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/04/2012 13:34:57   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
[quote="Peteraf"]Is that up by Talybont?

Peter[/quote]

Yes, near the shore of Nantymoch.

Part of the old cart road can be seen between the present tarmac road and for
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/04/2012 11:05:48   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Is this 'Spot the difference' but without a prize?

Its a lovely little mine and it will be interesting to see if anything new uncovered. I doubt this but it must be easier to explore now.
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/04/2012 09:49:55   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Interested in Mr Walsh uploaded pics.
A few weeks ago I dug a drainage trench and am pleased to see that the adit had drained considerably. There should be traces of the old catwalk visible now.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/04/2012 08:50:57   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
SHOP CLOSED 6TH TO 15TH APRIL 2012.

Sorry, due to theft of my netbook I will not be able to answer emails or any inquiries.
Topic: Gwydyr - underground accident in the 1980's?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/03/2012 08:51:50   Subject: Gwydyr - underground accident in the 1980's?
Yes correct Chris, except that as I understand it, it was Magistrates Court.
You wouldn't get away with £20 costs in a Crown Court even in those days!
Topic: Gwydyr - underground accident in the 1980's?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/03/2012 16:47:42   Subject: Gwydyr - underground accident in the 1980's?
Yes.
A lady slipped on the incline underground in Rhiwbach and injured her back necessitating a rescue. The leader was prosectued under Forestry Bye Laws and I believe fined £90.
The defence
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/03/2012 14:47:08   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
A joke is just a joke, nothing more.

The decision to grill the entrances was taken as the 'easy option' right from the start. Consideration of the various proposals, one of which was as wat
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/03/2012 08:58:37   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
You could refine this down even further, how many people get killed caving compared to exploring mines.
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/03/2012 13:28:39   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Is there any aggro going on there yet?

It seems surprisingly quiet.
Topic: Silverband-Baryte-mine-User-Album-Image-051 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/03/2012 08:49:10   Subject: Silverband-Baryte-mine-User-Album-Image-051 (photo)
Worth mentioning is that one of the ropeway tensioner 'cages' is a garden feature at the front of a bungalow next to the road. This is on the bend as you bear right coming from the west, before you re
Topic: Replacing Sten S7 Leds question.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/03/2012 09:49:14   Subject: Replacing Sten S7 Leds question.
[quote="Dean Allison"]I need to replace the leds in my old Stenlight, I have them here ready to solder in, just wondered if I need to use any kind of thermal paste on them and if so, what would be the
Topic: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2012 13:29:25   Subject: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
There is a lot of sense being talked here, and even George Monbiot sees nuclear power as the only sensible way forward.
Topic: Superstitions in mines
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/03/2012 09:46:46   Subject: Superstitions in mines
[quote="derrickman"]I'd always understood a fathom to be an Old English term based upon the distance between the fingertips of a man's outstretched arms.

[/quote]

Absolutely cor
Topic: Threlkeld/Gategill Middle Level
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/03/2012 16:17:25   Subject: Threlkeld/Gategill Middle Level
[quote="AR"]The problem is that it washes out into local streams and gets official bodies in a tizz....[/quote]

Yes!
Topic: bauxite mine needs explored
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 29/02/2012 15:44:16   Subject: bauxite mine needs explored
[quote="samd"]help[/quote]

This must be the shortest posting since the creation of this website.
Topic: Snowdonia Mines Access and Conservation Group Inaugural Meeting
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/02/2012 10:20:09   Subject: Snowdonia Mines Access and Conservation Group Inaugural Meeting
Sorry, I cannot do a 90 mile drive on a weekday evening.

My general feeling is to trust those involved, several of whom I know personally. I just hope that the Forestry can be trusted, and
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