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Topic: Mine fire
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2009 14:52:35   Subject: Mine fire
There was one years ago near where I live at Great Wyrley, Grove Colliery now disused.
When I was a kid we used to climb the tips to where a fissure issued smoke and fumes. I can remember seeing
Topic: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2009 21:22:50   Subject: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
Re post by Mr Wormster, and no disrespect intended.
Years ago, about 1985, I was up exploring Rhosydd. I had left my lady friend Maureen at the adit entrance.
When I came out she was very cr
Topic: Mine research question
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2009 12:56:57   Subject: Mine research question
Just a bit extra worth adding.
National Archives do a 'top 10 sheets' by email for about £8 although this is very hit or miss, unless of course the company records only number 10!
They also
Topic: Mine research question
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2009 11:15:07   Subject: Mine research question
Any mine or area may have already been the subject of some research and published work. However, any historian or researcher can make errors, something to remember.

There is also the Britis
Topic: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 19:34:10   Subject: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
Wait until you see the caplamps I am building, that will put your temperature up.

"Come round to my place and I will show you my LEDs"

Get lit up with Roy

Topic: WCMRG Explorations, Smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 19:31:12   Subject: WCMRG Explorations, Smallcleugh
I numbered the parts as to cover the mines dealt with in the journals, Smallcleugh was my part 2.

Topic: Rotherhope Fell Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 19:26:35   Subject: Rotherhope Fell Lead Mine
The mine is on private land owned by Mr Frank Shepheard. There was a meet there last summer when Mr Shepheard kindly drained the mine, which is in use as a water supply, to allow entry.
Although
Topic: Norpex door 2 under construction (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/01/2009 18:48:09   Subject: Norpex door 2 under construction (photo)
Methinks I have been wound up.

And whats even worse: I FELL FOR IT!

:oops:

Edit
Thinking about this afterwards, this is one of the ways rumours start!!!
Topic: Norpex door 2 under construction (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/01/2009 18:09:23   Subject: Norpex door 2 under construction (photo)
This raises a number of points. I certainly have no axe to grind with Norpex, however:

#1 The place has virtualy been stripped of artefacts already, a saying about "stable doors" springs to
Topic: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 18:04:32   Subject: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
And another clue, CP thinks I look cool in dark glasses............
Topic: WCMRG Explorations, Smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 10:30:46   Subject: WCMRG Explorations, Smallcleugh
I have uploaded a replacement for my original 2007 pdf. This is essentially unchanged except that I have been asked to point out that all clay pipes removed from the mine by the group have been donate
Topic: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/01/2009 18:00:12   Subject: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
[quote="stuey"][quote="royfellows"]While I have the Cornish explorers together............

Can anyone post a description of the Great Wheal Charlotte adit from engine shaft. This is about 2
Topic: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/01/2009 10:29:09   Subject: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
While I have the Cornish explorers together............

Can anyone post a description of the Great Wheal Charlotte adit from engine shaft. This is about 20 feet up the cliff face, on the we
Topic: Possible Dinorwic trip?
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/01/2009 10:21:27   Subject: Possible Dinorwic trip?
[quote="davel"][quote="Vanoord"]I'm also aware that there is a Welsh Mines Society day at Dinorwic, but this is obviously not intended to clash with, or rival it.[/quote]

The WMS day at Din
Topic: Secret entrance (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/01/2009 15:53:35   Subject: Secret entrance (photo)
[quote="ChrisJC"]If that is where I think it is, are you suggesting there's an alternative route?

Chris.
[/quote]

Hi Chris, hope you are well.
The new entrance is to ju
Topic: Unusual places to start a Mine!
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/01/2009 20:07:35   Subject: Unusual places to start a Mine!
Again, Cornwall.

#1 If you pick a low tide day, and walk out past the old harbour ruins at St Agnes there is a natural cave, with a very short length of tramway complete with rails.
Topic: Unusual places to start a Mine!
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/01/2009 19:18:06   Subject: Unusual places to start a Mine!
Someone will answer this one.
A few years ago I was fosicking about on one of the beach coves north east of St Just and I believe that Dines describes a mine with a shaft below the high water mar
Topic: DESCENT
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2009 18:59:51   Subject: DESCENT
I have written up access projects such as Talybont on the web sites as well as in the WMS newsletter and can confirm that I have no objection to any of that being reproduced in whole or in part, if yo
Topic: Underground Waterwheels
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2009 16:17:29   Subject: Underground Waterwheels
I get about and am only aware of Ystrad Einion, Nent Force Level, and another reputed to be somewhere in Weardale. This makes 3 only.
The Welsh one is of course the easiest of access, 50 metres
Topic: Happy new year!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2008 21:50:12   Subject: Happy new year!
Roger that
Read my other.
RF
Topic: Flinty
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2008 21:47:47   Subject: Flinty
This is a lovely story to welcome in the new year, in the true spirit of "aditnow" and the other explorer websites.

So in this spirit, my message to all is:
God bless you all and many
Topic: Flinty
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2008 21:03:46   Subject: Flinty
Where did you discover this, Mr Carnkie?
Topic: Brownley Hill Mine Plans?
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/12/2008 18:17:14   Subject: Brownley Hill Mine Plans?
I take your word for this, I dont get up there over the winter nowdays.
Topic: Brownley Hill Mine Plans?
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/12/2008 09:51:59   Subject: Brownley Hill Mine Plans?
Thank you for the kind remarks.

Copies of the original Vieille Montagne abandonment plans are obtainable from the Peak District Mines Historical Society, their plan no C98, you could try th
Topic: Merry Christmas
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/12/2008 09:55:04   Subject: Merry Christmas
[quote="hymac580c"]A happy Christmas to you all.
And dont worry about Credit Crunch,

Global Warming? or Petrol Costs?

[/quote]

Been away Mr Hymac?
I have
Topic: Real or Imaginary?
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 16/12/2008 10:02:12   Subject: Real or Imaginary?
[quote="Knocker"]Roy, am I correct in believing the Clerk was a realtion to the then Mine Captain Josiah Thomas? Not that it had anything to do with him.[/quote]

I believe that you correct
Topic: Real or Imaginary?
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/12/2008 18:51:28   Subject: Real or Imaginary?
'Bogus' share certificates.
I thought that I had better come back on this.
There was the famous Mayne fraud at Dolcoath where a junior clerk named Mayne, no relation of the director of the s
Topic: Real or Imaginary?
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/12/2008 18:36:12   Subject: Real or Imaginary?
It doesn't mean that the shares are (were) bogus, just possibly worthless, dependant on when they were bought and sold. The 19th century scams were rather like a pyramid sell, if you purchased shares
Topic: Real or Imaginary?
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/12/2008 18:03:44   Subject: Real or Imaginary?
Tregontrees and Old Polgooth Consols (1883)

Worked by the notorious Joseph Fell who was responsible for the Cambrian Mining Company scam at Esgair Fraith. (central Wales) This was possibly
Topic: PC freezing
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2008 10:06:26   Subject: PC freezing
I have come back in on this as it seems to be going off thread.

Do you have Google set as your home page?
If so, try opening Google from their URL http://google.co.uk and then try a se
Topic: Quite interesting !
royfellows

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 12/12/2008 20:29:01   Subject: Quite interesting !
I agree Chris but would go even stronger.

We all have tolerate this kind of rubbish in our email, however if our email client software is configured correctly, it lands where it should in t
Topic: PC freezing
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2008 20:20:16   Subject: PC freezing
Try the font of all knowledge:

http://support.microsoft.com/
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2008 18:59:15   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
I have been doing some more thinking. (It gets worse!)

I am now wondering whether in the event that a mine is added twice under different names or spellings, it would be better to leave say
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2008 13:50:33   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
Hi Simon
I have been thinking. (dangerous practice!)

I feel that regional editors should be able to rectify situations wherby a mine is accidentally added twice, possibly due to altern
Topic: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition
royfellows

Forum: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 02/12/2008 19:06:36   Subject: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition
I can only see 13, the bottom 4 are missing from the web page I am getting.

EDIT
Just gone in by a different route and have same 13

MORE EDIT
Problem solved. Some entri
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2008 15:18:26   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
[quote="simonrl"][quote="royfellows"]Is it possible to split "South Wales" into "Central Wales" and "South Wales"?
If this is possible, I will Provisionally take on the central. I do have some kn
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2008 13:26:38   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
Is it possible to split "South Wales" into "Central Wales" and "South Wales"?
If this is possible, I will Provisionally take on the central. I do have some knowledge of the area, and if I am lack
Topic: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/11/2008 10:50:16   Subject: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
Just heard new arrangements for Saturday, will not see Simon until the following week at least.
I will email him now and ask him if he will post on this.
Topic: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/11/2008 09:29:24   Subject: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
Both Simon Hughes and John Alder are good personal friends of mine, I shall be seeing Simon this weekend and will ask him to post something. He normally posts on the 'other' site as Simon H
Topic: 1500 lumen home made light
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/11/2008 20:10:12   Subject: 1500 lumen home made light
Hi Mike
Hope you are well.
Re your posting.
A lot of the feedback on the DX website relative to P7s describes using multiple drivers boards from DX wired in parallel, admittedly cheap,
Topic: Competition Entry - RoyFellows
royfellows

Forum: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 25/11/2008 19:35:36   Subject: Competition Entry - RoyFellows
These are my competion entries, all in Rampgill mine.
2 photographs of Whiskey bottle using slightly different lighting, and one from the Beaumont workings. A similar one to this was uploaded bef
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2008 20:32:24   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Where did you get them from?
And what is the output voltage?
I tried the lead you were so kind as to give me and unfortunately, the website didn't show any, presumably sold out.
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2008 19:33:26   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
This is a Roy 'tip'
I have tried the supposed 3000 mAh AA batteries from DX in Hong Kong. They are definately not 3000 mAh but just slightly better than the standard 2000 mAh, which Tesco sell at
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/11/2008 09:16:35   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
The comment still holds good, but now I doff my hat to both of you.
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/11/2008 07:50:19   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
I will tell you something Sparty, you are a WICKED photographer!
I take my hat off to you.
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/11/2008 20:40:50   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
With the greatest of respect I think you all need to stop, take a deep breath, and think about this.
How do your know that any wooden artefact has been deliberately smashed?
In time the wood
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/11/2008 11:04:24   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I am beginning to think that these torches are a load of rubbish, baring the cheap twin AA jobs for tenner.
I have to say that I am pleased with mine, and am still on the original batteries that
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/11/2008 10:21:35   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
[quote="Monty Stubble"]Been in there today - had a look at the new dig which makes access to the horse gin very easy. Will this lead to the destruction of this important artefact?[/quote]

O
Topic: freelanders
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 20:17:39   Subject: freelanders
Yes but you are on about REAL Landy’s, not vehicles built for poseurs.
Surely this is where the buck stops?
Topic: Photo in Nangiles
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 19:19:46   Subject: Photo in Nangiles
I tell you all what, this years photo competition is going to seriously draw out some talent.
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