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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
Topic: Snowdonia Mines Access and Conservation Group Inaugural Meeting
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/02/2012 08:54:05   Subject: Snowdonia Mines Access and Conservation Group Inaugural Meeting
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="JohnnearCfon"]Which surely is the problem Chris![/quote]

I'm confused what problem - the whole point of getting organised it allows access without hassle especi
Topic: Selling stuff and promoting eBay auctions
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2012 21:54:09   Subject: Selling stuff and promoting eBay auctions
Right all.
This has been well aired on all the sites.
I don’t think Mr Jona was intentionally doing anything he shouldn’t.

So my suggestion is, Mr Jona, welcome to aditnow.
Topic: De Walt Drill Adventures
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2012 21:25:09   Subject: De Walt Drill Adventures
Yes Jon, endorsed 100%
Mine came off eBay for £93 and its a dream.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/02/2012 21:22:49   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="JonK"]Roy, not connected with the above but I'm glad its now February and I don't have to see you on the AN calendar on my office wall every day! What you need is a glamourous model.[/quote]<
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/02/2012 20:09:40   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Having recently gone back into karate I now have the courage to announce yet another MagnumStar, the Mk6.

My thinking on this new model has gone along the lines of producing a lamp without
Topic: Titbit of topical trivia; Alltycrib
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/02/2012 19:48:55   Subject: Titbit of topical trivia; Alltycrib
Robert, you are a gem!
You got me doing some research and look what I find.

He married Sarah Eleanor Pennington in 1887 a year after the entry. So Roy look again at the shareholder reg
Topic: Titbit of topical trivia; Alltycrib
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/02/2012 15:03:59   Subject: Titbit of topical trivia; Alltycrib
I was reading a book about the ill fated liner 'Titanic' when a name leapt out at me. Its captains full name was Edward John Smith.
Looking at my archive material, there he is, describing himsel
Topic: Selling stuff and promoting eBay auctions
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2012 12:17:33   Subject: Selling stuff and promoting eBay auctions
[quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="jona"]i had no intention to push any products,just inform people, this was not a profit making scam.[/quote]

I am glad this has been sorted amicably. What made
Topic: Selling stuff and promoting eBay auctions
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2012 09:11:28   Subject: Selling stuff and promoting eBay auctions
On thread but away from the maps.

As everyone knows I produce and sell lamps as a small commercial business, and have a lamp thread on here as well as on mine-explorer.

Both Simo
Topic: Church and Slipton Mines
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/02/2012 11:43:10   Subject: Church and Slipton Mines
[quote="PDaley"]

".....and that anyone trespassing on the Estate will be dealt with severely. [/quote]

Headmasters Study, six of the best?

Topic: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/02/2012 21:44:30   Subject: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
[quote="John Lawson"]My own one I felt was too heavy on the helmet which is why I returned back to one mounted on my belt.
Not the Oldham T ![/quote]

Glad to hear that John. The though
Topic: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/02/2012 20:39:19   Subject: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Maybe we should move on......
Topic: Prince Charles to mine under people's homes!
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/02/2012 18:55:46   Subject: Prince Charles to mine under people's homes!
[quote="Dolcoathguy"]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-16962119

I'd be more worried if someone we've never heard of bought the rights and I owned several hectares...

Topic: Hillocks, Whalf, and Knotlow Mines Complex VHS exciting through trip caving
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/02/2012 10:48:59   Subject: Hillocks, Whalf, and Knotlow Mines Complex VHS exciting through trip caving
[quote="rhychydwr1"]
[/quote]

Yea, and they will usually copy a tape to a disk as well.[/quote]

Well I never. I did not know that ::)[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :
Topic: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/02/2012 10:47:35   Subject: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Something you all miss in this debate.

My mainstay lamp is a Trigon, (big surprise) and with its helmet mount power pack I can keep it on when getting changed in the dark.
This is just
Topic: Hillocks, Whalf, and Knotlow Mines Complex VHS exciting through trip caving
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/02/2012 16:01:34   Subject: Hillocks, Whalf, and Knotlow Mines Complex VHS exciting through trip caving
[quote="rhychydwr1"][quote="christwigg"]Finding someone with a working VHS player these days is usually the challenge ![/quote]

I got one and it also plays DVDs ;)

[/quote]
Topic: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/02/2012 12:13:43   Subject: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I remember my Oldham headset falling off its bracket from time to time, only to be saved by being attached by its cable to the cell. I have visions of this excellent lamp fallin
Topic: Corbet Dovey, Balkan Hill etc
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/02/2012 21:49:53   Subject: Corbet Dovey, Balkan Hill etc
There is a section on ME under a different mine heading, but unless I have dreamt it (makes a change from women) I seem to remember seeing a photo of an original somewhere.

Anyway, I am opt
Topic: Frongoch Mixed Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/02/2012 21:04:13   Subject: Frongoch Mixed Mine
[quote="Graigfawr"]"Does anyone know who were the mine agents from 1855 to 1860...?"

Hunt's Mineral Statistics began listing mine agents from the late 1850s. Somewhere on Aditnow is a threa
Topic: NAMHO Tamar Valley - Frementor
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2012 12:06:29   Subject: NAMHO Tamar Valley - Frementor
Mmm, I have uploaded some more pictures which may include the one that you want.
Its just that the quality is that bad I feel great shame, it will take years for me to live this down.
:(
Topic: Corbet Dovey, Balkan Hill etc
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/02/2012 21:45:39   Subject: Corbet Dovey, Balkan Hill etc
There is hopefully a serious study into these mines starting this month. This will involve Prof David James, David Mason, DaveL, myself and possibly some others.
The kick off so speak was a posti
Topic: NAMHO Tamar Valley - Frementor
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2012 19:55:53   Subject: NAMHO Tamar Valley - Frementor
Ah, its under the bloody "Wheals", I should have known.

Anyway here is a picture, albeit of poor quality that should show where the connecton is

[link]Wheal-Frementor-Wolframite-
Topic: Frongoch Mixed Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/02/2012 13:54:18   Subject: Frongoch Mixed Mine
Hi Sue
The mine was being run by a cost book company Lisburne Mines formed by John Taylor and Sons from 1834 to 1878.
John Taylor junior replaced Matthew Francis as manager in 1842
Its
Topic: NAMHO Tamar Valley - Frementor
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2012 10:10:18   Subject: NAMHO Tamar Valley - Frementor
Can you add the mine which isn't in the database, as its on your turf.
I have some pictures which although of poor quality may well be just what you need. They show the way into the adit from the
Topic: Hill Top, Wednesbury
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/02/2012 18:23:32   Subject: Hill Top, Wednesbury
I live in this area and yet have done no research at all.
Shame on me.

When I was about 16, it would be 1961; I used to go shooting on the Grove Colliery land, this is Grove near Brown
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/02/2012 19:17:31   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
They do have some good points
They dont hack minerals out and leave rubbish everywhere, and they dont steal artefacts and relocate them to private collections in Dolgellau.

A while ago
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/02/2012 13:46:51   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
The ironstone mines of the Slipton area comprise Willow Close, Crops Acre, Woodfield and Church mines and hold a great deal of interest to the mining community.
Rich in artefacts such as original
Topic: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/02/2012 19:29:26   Subject: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
Nice work!

Roy wil be back on his 'fish route' Easter. Glad you didn't drop the water level completely and spoil my fun
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/02/2012 20:01:38   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
A package has been sent to the Drayton Estate which includes everything that they will need to consider a choice of access schemes based on the BCA Public Liability Insurance.
We await their deci
Topic: Llanfyrnach Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 31/01/2012 20:08:15   Subject: Llanfyrnach Lead Mine
No he wasn't, the mine was wound up in 1860.
Topic: Llanfyrnach Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 31/01/2012 15:47:06   Subject: Llanfyrnach Lead Mine
Yes, Mineral Stats for Cardiganshire
Llanfyrnach, a Pascoe recorded as agent 1859-1860 but no christian name or initials.

Sorry cant help anymore.
Topic: International Mining games in Cornwall
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/01/2012 10:13:23   Subject: International Mining games in Cornwall
[quote="Brakeman"][quote="Roy Morton"]Why am I getting a script warning when loading this page.
It warns my PC may run slow or be unresponsive. My Java is up to date.....Puzzled :confused:[/quote
Topic: Ystrad Einion Animated Video
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/01/2012 20:34:43   Subject: Ystrad Einion Animated Video
Yes its OK.
I think I maybe need to take a look at my catwalk, considering the traffic its taking.
Topic: AA Size variables
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2012 09:26:55   Subject: AA Size variables
Take a look at these and read what people are saying:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/maxuss-1-2v-3000mah-ni-mh-aa-rechargeable-batteries-2-pack-7729

I have been using them for abou
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