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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
Topic: Calendar reprint - ordered
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2010 15:11:55   Subject: 2011 Calendar - ready to buy at last!
Done
Looking forward to receiving it.
Topic: Speleo Technics
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2010 13:29:23   Subject: Speleo Technics
I hope thats down to retirement or similar.
There is a market for lamps, I have sold over 40 to date although its gone a bit quiet at the moment.
It would be interesting to know more.
Topic: Snowdon webcam - Snow!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2010 19:35:11   Subject: Snowdon webcam - Snow!
Good picture at this time of night.

Maybe set up a MagnumStar next to it would be a good idea?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/11/2010 12:25:05   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Hi Gang

Just an update.

I am trying to push 'sensible lighting' as I don’t want to become stereotyped as a producer of bat cookers and nothing else.

I am now offering
Topic: West Cornish mines
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/11/2010 12:05:04   Subject: West Cornish mines
Sorry Ally, further to the EAST

Lager moment
Topic: West Cornish mines
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/11/2010 12:41:56   Subject: West Cornish mines
There are quite a few, but try these

http://www.tinmining.co.uk/

Its the St Just Mine Research Society

Also http://carnbreaminingsociety.co.uk/

There is qui
Topic: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2010 20:49:29   Subject: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
[quote="Tamarmole"]Roy,

If only - I am afraid it was a symptom of my ever increasing girth[/quote]

Well try it, wont cost much and you never know.

Or better still, cut
Topic: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2010 20:39:07   Subject: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
[quote="Tamarmole"]Wetsuits have a habit of shrinking if left unused for long periods. Pre foot and mouth I used to cave in an old two piece wetsuit. During foot and mouth I wasn't caving. When acc
Topic: Useful photo or handlamp from scrap Maglite
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2010 15:43:37   Subject: Useful photo or handlamp from scrap Maglite
I had an old MagLite lying around, batteries had gone solid welded in the tube.
Attempting to take it apart I found that the switch was located in an internal thread the same as the one the base
Topic: Duplicating mine names confusion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2010 21:33:30   Subject: Duplicating mine names confusion
[quote="simonrl"]Is there no 'move' / 'move mine' option under the photos in this album Roy?

[url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Charlotte-Wheal-Tin-Mine-Tin-Mine-User-Album/[/url]

Topic: Duplicating mine names confusion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2010 20:36:54   Subject: Duplicating mine names confusion
Hi Simon

There is no "Move mine" that I can see, but oddly there is just that in the mine that I want to move them to.

If you have 5 minutes, they are to leave "Charlotte (Wheal)
Topic: Duplicating mine names confusion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2010 20:00:15   Subject: Duplicating mine names confusion
Sorry, can someone just tell me how to move my photographs to the correct location before I delete the duplicate mine that I created?
Topic: Duplicating mine names confusion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2010 19:36:45   Subject: Duplicating mine names confusion
I am afraid that my good friend Roy M and I are guilty of a lot of this Mr Spitfire.
What happened was that there was a mass import from an existing database, possibly around 5,000 mines plus loc
Topic: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/11/2010 11:14:31   Subject: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
[quote="simonrl"][quote="royfellows"]Mmm, Parc?
I should be well enough to act as 'guide' but the problem is that I doubt that I will have my roadway through to 'pretty passage'. The best ochre f
Topic: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/11/2010 09:58:00   Subject: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
Mmm, Parc?
I should be well enough to act as 'guide' but the problem is that I doubt that I will have my roadway through to 'pretty passage'. The best ochre formations in the UK.

I hav
Topic: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/11/2010 20:53:16   Subject: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
I tell you what Mr Shinwell, you are a remarkable photographer.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Topic: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/10/2010 12:01:01   Subject: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
Well what do you all think of this one?

ASA 100 setting, F5.6, 20 seconds exposure working solo.

Forground triple P7 photo lamp, centre MagnumStar on full blast, far reaches same
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