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Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/12/2011 17:03:46   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
It just gets worse, well from the point of view of the people who are doing this. Look at this:

Penalties on conviction - the maximum fine is £5,000 per incident or per bat (some roosts con
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/12/2011 14:44:40   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Me again.
Something has just occured and its an interesting twist to it all.

An offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act is a criminal offence and nothing at all to do with civi
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/12/2011 12:21:16   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
I'll leave it for a day or two then.

The thing is that the bat people would obviously talk to the landowner first, not just lauch a prosecution, however they would carry more authority.
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/12/2011 11:05:59   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Sorry, talk and no action.

Here is the link

http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/reporting_bat_crimes.html

OK, someone local to the place going to do it or do I have to do it?
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/12/2011 20:56:46   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Was it never possible to communicate between mine explorers, bat groups and owners? It works elsewhere in the country to good effect if done sensibly. Looks like it's too late n
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/12/2011 16:35:29   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
I was in a few weeks ago and saw roosting bats. I am quite prepared to be witness to this and attend court if necessary.

Do we have any bat people on here?
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/12/2011 15:43:58   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Have the local bat people been notified?
Topic: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/12/2011 11:12:29   Subject: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine
I was in there yesterday 24/12/2011 and at the bottom of the pipe shaft/sand slope it was up to the roof.

If work along the level above, go up and then down a slope there is a winze that co
Topic: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/12/2011 20:43:44   Subject: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine
It was quite good, I would say nearly double the amount of exporable workings

I will be in again later tomorrow, but not optimistic about getting into the lower workings.
Topic: Coniston Copper Mine 13th Jan?
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/12/2011 08:57:00   Subject: Coniston Copper Mine 13th Jan?
There was a field guide by the late Eric Holland published a few years ago. (Moorebooks?)

The levels are easy to find, park near the youth hostel.

Looking up over on the right ha
Topic: Competion Entry: Suboffender
royfellows

Forum: The 2011 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 22/12/2011 21:23:19   Subject: Competion Entry: Suboffender
[quote="suboffender"]Thanks Roy.

If you could send me a PM when you are going up to Parc, i would be happy to lend a hand.[/quote]

I will do that. I have some help from my good
Topic: Competion Entry: Suboffender
royfellows

Forum: The 2011 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 22/12/2011 20:20:49   Subject: Competion Entry: Suboffender
Incredible photos.

Also, I am now working on pushing through that big fall on the No 2 at Llanrwst Diagonal Shaft.
Topic: Coniston Copper Mine 13th Jan?
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/12/2011 14:03:16   Subject: Coniston Copper Mine 13th Jan?
If you end up solo I would leave SRT out of the equation.

Hospital Level is an interesting walk through with no special requirements, you could also go in Deep Adit and through the old LMQT
Topic: Calendar 2012 - profits
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2011 21:57:03   Subject: Calendar 2012 - profits
I think its all of us out here who aught to be thanking you Simon, for making aditnow happen.
Topic: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/12/2011 18:18:27   Subject: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
[quote="christwigg"][quote="royfellows"]It needs someone to take a look from the other side as it may be easily clearable.
[/quote]
I'll be up that way after Christmas, perhaps even before
Topic: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/12/2011 14:03:53   Subject: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
Ah, yes I was right but then wrong as well

As Mike says, it was at at a place that I called "my fish route". A lot of people who do the through trip nowadays go up through the north Flats u
Topic: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/12/2011 11:36:59   Subject: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
Are you absolutely sure that the level is blocked completely?

Only it does look a bit familiar to me
Topic: Mine Christmas Cards
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2011 09:03:32   Subject: Mine Christmas Cards
[quote="RJV"][quote="Roy Morton"]A slight change of tack, but keeping on the subject of specislised AN goods, How about a distinctive AN lapel badge?
With the right design I'm sure these would fl
Topic: Mine Christmas Cards
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2011 20:01:29   Subject: Mine Christmas Cards
I am not a Christmas person, but bringing mining into it is rather like bringing climate change into an application for a government loan
:lol:
Topic: Mine Christmas Cards
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2011 19:05:22   Subject: Mine Christmas Cards
[quote="Dolcoathguy"]

Of course an adit now Christmas card set might b on "the cards" ::) if enough of us ask for it and express an interest ??
[/quote]

Yes, there are ideas
Topic: Henfwlch mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2011 21:09:10   Subject: Henfwlch mine
No problems at all, the fence was a bit of rough and ready that they do for H and S reasons when harvesting trees.

The internal shaft is bolted for SRT but leads nowhere, I bolted just for
Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 10/12/2011 10:36:26   Subject: Bolts and bolting
Hi Aly, dont sake this seriously old friend, its just what I would call an 'observation'.
OK, so lets try out my memory. This is not from a diary,but off the top of my head.

I am not v
Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/12/2011 12:26:52   Subject: Bolts and bolting
[quote="stuey"]Odd. I didn't think there were many chippers in the PCG.

Were they from around there, or down here?

They don't sound like the usual PCG lot to me.....are you sure
Topic: Ystrad Einion Wheel
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/12/2011 10:13:20   Subject: Ystrad Einion Wheel
Simon, if you read this.

I have just corrected a grammer error in my description.
Can you widen the drop down text field on mine description in the mine enry page please, wont take a m
Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/12/2011 10:05:32   Subject: Bolts and bolting
Many years ago I was around the Tamar and happened on a group of 3 going underground at Bedford United/Wheal Marquis.
I introduced myself to the 'leader' who was from PCG and asked if I could tag
Topic: Calendar - available to order NOW!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2011 21:21:08   Subject: Calendar - available to order NOW!
Yes, this year the calendar makes me very happy.
I like the calendar, and I like the benefactors of the sales.

I think its a nice gesture though to sincerely thank Simon who makes it a
Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 07/12/2011 10:42:26   Subject: Bolts and bolting
Aly, its been a few years since I was last underground Tamar way, I believe the last NAMHO in that area, but I seem to remember both DGC and Bedford bolted with heavy rawlbolts or similar, and this is
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/12/2011 18:31:58   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
[quote="John Lawson"]The most unusual wild life I encountered other than meeting R.F. underground- with his old helmet on which had a unmentionable graffiti on it! Enough to scare anyone! .[/quote]
Topic: Calendar - available to order NOW!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2011 18:25:18   Subject: Calendar - available to order NOW!
I might have missed something, whats the cover shot Simon?

Let me guess, Coniston?
Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/12/2011 12:58:51   Subject: Bolts and bolting
First and formost I am not a caver but a mine explorer, and as such I travel around quite a lot, my specialist area being mid Wales.

I am doubtful that my bolting techniques will cause a pr
Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/12/2011 10:42:12   Subject: Bolts and bolting
Indeed 8mm have been the standard, and also the subject of many recorded failures.
I struggle very badly to appreciate any attraction in an age where high efficiency self contained drills such as
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/12/2011 20:11:14   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
Told this before, anyway

Exploring some levels on the way to Cwmsymlog. This one had deepish water and chest wading through saw a pair of red eyes looking at me. (Back in Oldham days, I wou
Topic: Ystrad Einion Wheel
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2011 17:14:08   Subject: Ystrad Einion Wheel
The entrance level is crosscut through solid country rock, it cuts the lode at about 50 metres.
The wheel is in a worked out stope almost immediately in front of you. Going right look out for the
Topic: Ystrad Einion Wheel
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2011 11:01:54   Subject: Ystrad Einion Wheel
The lower adit is right above the car park but the spoil tip was grassed over years ago so not immediately recognisable as such.
To reach the higher level from the deep adit requires a climb up t
Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 05/12/2011 10:53:04   Subject: Bolts and bolting
Caving Supplies have 10mm stainless off the shelf for £2.50, so to me its not worth messing.
I use these with 10mm through bolts put in with a 24V DeWalt (latest DC223)which came off eBay for £93
Topic: Exploding Batteries
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/12/2011 18:52:56   Subject: Exploding Batteries
Rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride batteries can be harmed by poor design chargers. These can cause the batteries to get hot while on charge, this will then cause them to swell whereby they will no lon
Topic: Cornish mine photo site
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/11/2011 21:24:21   Subject: Cornish mine photo site
Off thread, what else is new, but I think I speak for everyone here.

Tin Miner, my very best wishes for your better health.
Speedy recovery mate.
Topic: 2012 Calendar - I want one
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2011 18:41:03   Subject: 2012 Calendar - I want one
Please copy this list (along with this paragraph) and paste in the reply box and add your name and quantity after the last name.

Simonrl x 2
JohnnearCfon x 2
NewStuff x1
Mr M
Topic: C/R through trip threat
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 22:01:45   Subject: C/R through trip threat
I think that this is going to go on and on.
I am not familiar with this trip so I suggest that someone who is, gives the man a list of tackle requirements, pitch lengths, safety considerations et
Topic: C/R through trip threat
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 21:28:14   Subject: C/R through trip threat
The thing about all this is that if someone wants to risk their life doing something iffy underground in a cave, thats OK. Even if there is an accident, its just another stat.

Sprain an ank
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 11:22:54   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
I am pleased to be able to announce that the work is now completed, I would like to see anything move this little lot, all steel and concrete.
Nice little concrete steps descending to the treats
Topic: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 10:37:14   Subject: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
While talking to David on site it occurred that a little digging on the other side of the engine shaft would very easily give access to the stope above adit, west of the No2 (Engine) shaft, so watch t
Topic: Cornish mine photo site
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/11/2011 10:06:46   Subject: Cornish mine photo site
A landowner only has to put the name of a mine into google, thats all it takes. Just tried a 'sensitive' one and bingo, 3rd page.

Of course, there is 28DL as well.
The Internet is a d
Topic: Mount Bay Consols Sl Mixed Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/11/2011 09:47:56   Subject: Mount Bay Consols Sl Mixed Mine
Can someone 'fix' whatever needs to be done with the East Pool album so that it no longer reads as "Pool East".

I think it looks a nonsense, and am sure most others will agree.

E
Topic: Cornish mine photo site
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/11/2011 18:45:21   Subject: Cornish mine photo site
My only concern is that being familiar with how sensitive underground access is in the south west, and what with the attitude of local authorities down there, is it wise to advertise that access is no
Topic: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/11/2011 15:58:08   Subject: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
[quote="John Mason"]That sounds interesting Roy - if I'm free I'll pop up to have a look myself. Is any of the lode structure visible in the main stope?

Cheers - John[/quote]

Not
Topic: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/11/2011 09:44:08   Subject: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
First apologies, it’s the No 1 Shaft that has reopened, No 2 is Engine Shaft.

A while ago there was a run in the Engine Shaft which enabled access into the main stope, now daylight streams
Topic: A bit of camera help!
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/11/2011 19:35:42   Subject: A bit of camera help!
[quote="christwigg"]If the filenames have an unusual suffix then perhaps your PC is setup to hide them.

Put the card into the card reader and when looking at the directory they should be in
Topic: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/11/2011 18:54:20   Subject: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
Anyone walking around the Nantymoch mines is advised to take care at Brynyrafr where the No 2 shaft has opened up to surface. It was probably originally covered over by timber which has now rotted. Th
Topic: Dines -special Offer
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 11/11/2011 14:56:18   Subject: Dines -special Offer
The original edition ( brown/grey?) I understand is a collectors item, I asume this is the later one Mike, (Green).
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