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Topic: Data structure - discussion
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 21:16:58   Subject: Data structure - discussion
[quote="simonrl"][quote="royfellows"]There was a seperate "Prefix" field that held "Wheal" if it was applicable. To concatenate the "Wheal" back onto MineName and reset the case would be a piece of p-
Topic: Data structure - discussion
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 21:09:12   Subject: Data structure - discussion
The original database was in a comma delimited or Excel format if memory serves me correct? (Help Roy M if you are out there)
I imported it into a Microsoft Access table.
There was a seperat
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/01/2011 19:50:14   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
I have my answer courtesy of Mr Darkplaces.
Jacks workings, just off route 2
Topic: Data structure - discussion
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 14:37:11   Subject: Data structure - discussion
[quote="davel"] Ideally, the system should also force (or at least encourage) a standard case and capitalisation scheme on mine names.

Dave[/quote]

I can write a VBA script that
Topic: Data structure - discussion
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 11:58:07   Subject: Data structure - discussion
For the benefit of those who struggle to understand the structure of a relational database such as whatever 'back ends' adit now, here is an example. This is the table structure of the Cumbrian Miners
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/01/2011 21:02:01   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
I will have to register on there, didnt want to register on everything though you see.
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/01/2011 19:36:40   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
Hello Ditzy
No sorry, I am thinking maybe a lot of you are missing something here, its well worth seeing.
I had a faint suspicion that as it can be seen from a main roadway, on the left goin
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/01/2011 16:48:48   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
Donkey with "FARMER SHEPPAAD DONKEY CAPTAIN", 2 pipe smoking caricatures, Purple Volunteer with a military piper, etc

Ring bells anyone. I have surveys, all I need is location and promise t
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/01/2011 12:58:05   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
Hi Gang
I have been visiting Box and other mines in the area over the last few weeks but am frustrated by my inability to locate the "Picture Gallery" in Box.
I used to know it but have los
Topic: Crofty South Copper Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/01/2011 10:18:57   Subject: Crofty South Copper Mine
Hi Roy
I suspected some OCR way back along the line, you explain a lot.
You will also see that you have credit (alongside me) for the entries.

Now I have been thinking about alter
Topic: Photo Comp Results
royfellows

Forum: The 2010 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 10/01/2011 20:51:00   Subject: Photo Comp Results
Yes, I'm interested.
No entries from me this year, did not get out much most of the time.
Topic: Crofty South Copper Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/01/2011 20:11:01   Subject: Crofty South Copper Mine
To those sorting out Cornwall. Just had a mooch and looked at Polberro, there are pics in "User Album" that should be in "Archive Album", and whats more they are GOOD.
Topic: Crofty South Copper Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/01/2011 16:22:54   Subject: Crofty South Copper Mine
I am very sorry but a lot of the nonsense such as "Crofty South" and irritating capitalisation of mine names was imported with a database of mines origin unknown which came into my possession. What’s
Topic: VWF/HAVS
royfellows

Forum: Mining Workmates   Posted: 06/01/2011 19:04:45   Subject: VWF/HAVS
Yes but RJV got it right, these shysters are all the same.
Topic: VWF/HAVS
royfellows

Forum: Mining Workmates   Posted: 06/01/2011 18:51:07   Subject: VWF/HAVS
Close his account! :guns:
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2011 12:57:25   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]The main point is that it is a fantastic location. I think better than the Crowns, Botallack, certainly for photography![/quote]

Do you have to rub it in Peter?
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2011 11:09:51   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
Yes Peter, and other pictures in the album show the shadows in the same direction, I only just noticed.

I rather fancy that when I turned up there with my camera I must have left it too lat
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2011 09:47:17   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
Mmm, its possible that you can get the sun in that spot (the B&W) just before it disappears completely the other side of the land mass.
Topic: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
royfellows

Forum: South East England   Posted: 03/01/2011 20:23:57   Subject: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
It will be in i player, money on it.
Well, I hope because I missed it.
Topic: Lovell, Great Wheal Tin Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2011 11:40:05   Subject: Lovell, Great Wheal Tin Mine
This is a reoccurring problem whereby different mines had the same or similar names and the same mine known by different names.
I have become acutely aware of this while engaged on my work with
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2011 10:55:46   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
Ha, I might be talking rubbish but years ago I tried an evening shot on a lovely summer evening, they can happen, and found to my dismay that the sun was setting on the other coast. Don’t forget that
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2011 19:36:32   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
You took that picture early in the morning, right?
I have psychic powers
Topic: Happy New Year & 2011
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2010 18:02:14   Subject: Happy New Year & 2011
Yes, and I hope better health for quite a few people inc me. Its been a bad year for this.
Topic: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/12/2010 20:56:13   Subject: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
Well, when you came to aditnow you sure got the right shop!

I have looked as hard as I can tonight and all I turn up is James.
I believe the family came from up north, I have run it th
Topic: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/12/2010 19:56:33   Subject: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
Beware different spelling "McIllquan"
Cwmystwyth 1896 to 1898 in partnership with Bainbridge and Boundy. Agent John Owen

William Boundy, owner north Bryyrafr and Camdwrbach (Mine of th
Topic: Maen Offeren Buildings
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/12/2010 14:06:32   Subject: Maen Offeren Buildings
and when it all melts the run off into the fissures after the freeze up will not help the stability of the collapsing ground either.
Topic: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/12/2010 12:05:48   Subject: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
The current situation on this matter is that I am now dealing directly with a representative of the Crown Estate, rather than dealing through their mineral agents. The matter has become protracted due
Topic: Edwardian Farm
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/12/2010 21:08:55   Subject: Edwardian Farm
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ttxela"]I watched this on iplayer last night whilst having me dinner.

I thought it was a fantastic programme and pitched just right, that drill did come across as
Topic: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2010 19:35:58   Subject: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
[quote="Vanoord"]I believe a certain person's Stenlight has had at least one full cycle through the washing machine with no ill-effects... :lol: [/quote]

Kinda adds a new meaning to the ex
Topic: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2010 18:42:03   Subject: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
Sorry all, mistake in my above posting.

IEE/Gokang modified to WorkStar Pro headset is £70 plus p and p, NOT £75. I got mixed up, it happens.

Also, Simon my good friend.
You
Topic: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2010 13:55:33   Subject: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
Thanks for the plug Neil but dont anyone forget that I have a limited stock of budget range lamps.

These are lamps sold by IEE of Spain, manufactured or designed by Gokang. Although used th
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 10/12/2010 10:23:50   Subject: Miners Tools.
It would be nice if there was somewhere these could be purchased, I would like one and it could even act as a disincentive for people to remove artefact ones from mines which I have worked on to reope
Topic: Mine exploring first aid kit?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2010 12:30:37   Subject: Mine exploring first aid kit?
[quote="Lister"]A pair of tweezers to remove the slate splinter I recieved in my finger just after warning someone to be carfull of the sharp slate :curse: [/quote]

I will never go undergro
Topic: Nothing Changes (apart from my size)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2010 20:35:17   Subject: Nothing Changes (apart from my size)
Yesterdays Golcondas for me as well. I got hold of a mint copy of Britains Old Metal Mines a while ago as well.

2 classics
Topic: Hodbarrow Iron Mine
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/12/2010 18:38:02   Subject: Hodbarrow Iron Mine
Off my Cumbrian miners database I have a few Hagans if any use.

MinerID Name Birth Year/Place Address(s) When Age Built Still Standing
5515 James Hagan 0 Ireland
Hesket New Ma
Topic: Nineteenth-century Transport
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 02/12/2010 11:24:20   Subject: Nineteenth-century Transport
Hi Dave
The same question would apply to a lot of other machinery, expecially items such as boilers and cast iron angle bobs.

There are old photographs showing these things being haule
Topic: Alderley Edge
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/11/2010 17:48:33   Subject: Alderley Edge
Hi Mr Spitfire

The gent with the glasses is not David Bick, I knew David personally, he died a few years ago and was the founder and president of Welsh Mines Society.

Kindest re
Topic: New event added 'Ratgoed November 2010' on 27/11/2010 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/11/2010 17:04:15   Subject: New event added 'Ratgoed November 2010' on 27/11/2010 at 10:00
[quote="Morrisey"]I would like to add my thanks for a truly memorable day, cracking trip. :thumbsup: [/quote]

How did you all get on with the weather?
I stayed at home this weekend, we
Topic: THE COAL AUTHORITY IS COMING AFTER YOU!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2010 20:11:02   Subject: THE COAL AUTHORITY IS COMING AFTER YOU!
As I understand it the Coal Authority still have jurisdiction over abandoned coal mines and do not allow access under any circumstances.

An exception is the Royal Forest of Dean which is su
Topic: New event added 'Ratgoed November 2010' on 27/11/2010 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/11/2010 17:45:11   Subject: New event added 'Ratgoed November 2010' on 27/11/2010 at 10:00
I would be careful all if you are travelling.
Topic: Calendar reprint - ordered
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2010 14:27:07   Subject: 2011 Calendar - ready to buy at last!
Got mine today, fantastic.
Topic: Going digging - folding shovel!
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/11/2010 16:04:38   Subject: Going digging - folding shovel!
I would advise against any of all metal types as inevitably the folding handle etc will be of thinner steel and very prone to corrosion in mines where the PH is low, which is any mine that is ochreous
Topic: Monkton Farleigh.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2010 18:05:59   Subject: Monkton Farleigh.
[quote="Morlock"][quote="royfellows"]I have copies of all of the MOD plans, they are a bit big to upload but if demand warrants I can photograph them.[/quote]

Please. :flowers: :flowers:
Topic: Monkton Farleigh.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2010 17:34:14   Subject: Monkton Farleigh.
I have copies of all of the MOD plans, they are a bit big to upload but if demand warrants I can photograph them.
Topic: Securing abandoned mines against entry
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2010 20:40:34   Subject: Securing abandoned mines against entry
North pennines has gates on all mine entrances but not locked.
They are heavy gates hindged at the top and usually secured with a bolt that can be removed.

A clearly visible notice to
Topic: Mammut Rope
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 18/11/2010 18:12:24   Subject: Mammut Rope
My opinion; 10mm is a no no for mine exploration.

If there is one area I would not try to save money on, its something I trust with my life.
I'd rather give up bloody drink.
Topic: Geevor trip 1990ish.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/11/2010 17:23:22   Subject: Geevor trip 1990ish.
I have just uploaded what I had, some others did not 'come out', no digital cameras in those days.

I have a lot of good ones but they are someone elses copyright, so cannot upload , sorry.
Topic: Geevor trip 1990ish.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/11/2010 14:38:48   Subject: Geevor trip 1990ish.
I did the £10 'tourist special' down Victory Shaft in the cage about 1987, both my lady friend and I had to sign liability disclaimers.
I shall try to find the pictures if they are any good and u
Topic: Securing abandoned mines against entry
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2010 12:33:40   Subject: Securing abandoned mines against entry
[quote="RJV"]It would be interesting to know what dangers you think might face someone who somehow accidently managed to walk into an adit?
[/quote]

Walking while under the influence?<
Topic: Securing abandoned mines against entry
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2010 12:16:47   Subject: Securing abandoned mines against entry
Ceredigion policy is to prevent accidental entry but not deliberate entry.

Statutory nuisance policy depends on area, but generally considers proximity of open shafts to public paths and ro
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