Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, industrial archaeologists, researchers and historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search'
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search

Posts by royfellows

Showing 3749 results below:

Author Message
Topic: Rotherhope Fell Mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/05/2008 09:24:55   Subject: Rotherhope Fell Mine
Very well, it was quite a party with a lot of well known 'names' turning up.
There may be another one, say next year.
Topic: Powerful photography aid
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 13/05/2008 22:32:09   Subject: Powerful photography aid
Its getting late and the beer's going flat, I shall experiment in this direction tomorrow, and report back without fail.
Goodnight all.
RF
Topic: Powerful photography aid
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 13/05/2008 21:38:46   Subject: Powerful photography aid
This is interesting.
There is trailer at the end of my drive and I put the receiver on top of that for my first test, its probably about 3 feet off the ground.
For my second, were I walked a
Topic: Powerful photography aid
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 13/05/2008 17:38:19   Subject: Powerful photography aid
Never tried it.
Can you explain futher please?
Topic: Powerful photography aid
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 13/05/2008 16:14:22   Subject: Powerful photography aid
Hi Gang
I have just got the testing stage of an underground photography aid that I have built.
It comprises 2 units.

1/ A radio controlled receiver unit that runs on 12 volts and
Topic: Mines in Cornwall/Hwelyow yn Kernow
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/05/2008 14:37:04   Subject: Mines in Cornwall/Hwelyow yn Kernow
The best advice I can give is to get involved with club activities. As you hail from Cumbria, CAT (Cumbria Amenities Trust) is probably your local best, or alternatively Mines of Lakeland Exploration
Topic: Long Rake Mine Monyash
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2008 21:56:08   Subject: Long Rake Mine Monyash
I would not try it.
Eventually someone will dig the fall. I counsel patience.
Roy Fellows, an old mate of your Pa
Topic: ANHMS / BCA Insurance Renewal
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/05/2008 13:34:28   Subject: NEWS: AditNow Mining History Society
Any chance of a class of membership for those who already have BCRA insurance and simply want to 'fly the flag' and get the newsletter?
Or does this automatically apply to anyone who is a member
Topic: Slate mine negs on ebay
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2008 09:05:31   Subject: Slate mine negs on ebay
Knowing the good fellow that you are, you will be scanning and uploading the images of course.
I think best thing is for everyone else to keep off so that the price stays low for you, you saw the
Topic: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/05/2008 08:49:31   Subject: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
Take a look at this and see what you think. When I discovered it I informed Roy M who passed the info onto the CAU, I dont know if its still there.
Early beam engines had wooden pistons, I believ
Topic: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/05/2008 19:41:20   Subject: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
[quote="jr48"]I am duly chastised. Thank you for a very interesting read.

:thumbsup:

Err...While commenting on the East Pool engine you said that it was in use up to 1954. That
Topic: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/05/2008 18:09:26   Subject: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
When the book is published!
Topic: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/05/2008 17:37:48   Subject: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
[quote="jr48"]I hesitate to correct you Roy since I've come to regard you as one of a select group able to provide a 'definitive' answer or definition on historical mining practice. (Here comes the 'h
Topic: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/05/2008 16:39:40   Subject: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
Yes and No
Savery's engine at Wheal Vor, which is not actually proven, was incapable of lifting water more than 50 feet, so would rank alongside the proverbial chocolate fire guard.
The gene
Topic: Sneyd 1, 2, 3, 4 Archive Album (album)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/05/2008 20:44:58   Subject: Sneyd 1, 2, 3, 4 Archive Album (album)
Could be a bandwidth or server overload problem.
Have you tried reducing the size of your images to say, 800 * 600 pixel resolution before you try uploading them? This will reduce the file size.
Topic: T.G.Silver Lead Mine in Trawsfynydd
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/05/2008 20:34:03   Subject: T.G.Silver Lead Mine in Trawsfynydd
[quote="Potts"]Where do you get all this information from?

Potts[/quote]

A lot of it is all in my head, plus I have a vast library of mining books dating back to the 1970s, also
Topic: T.G.Silver Lead Mine in Trawsfynydd
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/05/2008 18:51:34   Subject: T.G.Silver Lead Mine in Trawsfynydd
Logically, the TG stands for "Tyddyn Gwladys" SH 735266 which is usually regarded as a gold mine, however the lodes also carry galena and sphalerite. According to Foster Smith it was not worked for th
Topic: The good old days
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 30/04/2008 17:34:24   Subject: The good old days
[quote="hymac580c"]Sorry but perhaps just a bit off topic but I think I should tell of an incident at one of our depots.
the health and safety inspector did an inspection and found the toilet sea
Topic: Pugh's Adit, Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/04/2008 14:05:20   Subject: Pugh's Adit, Cwmystwyth
[quote="merddinemrys"]Whereabouts is this adit? I haven't seen it on the few occasions I have been to Cwmystwyth.

Photograph:

[link]Cwmystwyth-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-007[lin
Topic: The good old days
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 29/04/2008 20:51:42   Subject: The good old days
[quote="jr48"]In old prisons the use of the treadmill was limited to what was considered a 'humane' number of revolutions. The total number of steps prisoners took was often well short of the steps ta
Topic: Horse Crag (Tilberthwaite Deep) Level
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/04/2008 21:09:38   Subject: Horse Crag (Tilberthwaite Deep) Level
Just uploaded a CAT survey, look under "Tilberthwaite Mine", always willing to help. Getting late, Romeo Foxtrot over and out.
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2008 14:18:45   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Well, there is my charm, humour, mature good looks, and of course my SBS Triple Diving Badge.
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2008 07:53:52   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote="Colonel Mustard"]3 women: one engaged, one a mistress, and one married, are chatting
about their relationships and decide to amaze their men....that night
all three will wear a leath
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/04/2008 18:27:38   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
Why dont you get in touch with CAT, say Sheila Barker or someone?
Topic: St Just mining area, geological survey map 1908
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/04/2008 19:19:26   Subject: St Just mining area, geological survey map 1908
Hi Gang
I have just uploaded this and its one not to miss, so attention Carnkie, RM, TM etc. Its possibly the only one in existence.
I originally purchased it from an old chap I knew only as
Topic: Gadgets to be seen with
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/03/2008 16:32:29   Subject: Gadgets to be seen with
[quote="Heb"][quote]What's that you say?
Too pedestrian?
Then how about his and hers mobile phones?
Finished in Teak with Leather Strapping...OOOH! Suit You Sir![/quote]

Talk
Topic: Camera tweaks
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/03/2008 10:16:39   Subject: Camera tweaks
[/quote]


Roy, ref manual setting, on mine you can set manual (aperture and speed) and leave the auto focus on, can't you do the same with the S9500? You also have multiple exposure fe
Topic: Camera tweaks
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/03/2008 19:45:33   Subject: Camera tweaks
I was up at Nenthead Easter and tried to photograph some of the big flats with my Fujifilm S9500. I have been swearing by this camera but ended up swearing at it, basically, it just won’t do what it s
Topic: WPS files.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2008 21:41:06   Subject: WPS files.
Many thanks for your help, but I know about all this.
Keep it coming in, please, we may hit the jackpot yet.
Topic: Morwellham Quay.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2008 21:18:43   Subject: Morwellham Quay.
Many thanks
I did a search using easily.co.uk and result was pasted in, so not my error.
Your comments are very revealing.
Topic: Morwellham Quay.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2008 21:04:33   Subject: Morwellham Quay.
I think its interesting stuff.
Old chinese proverb "May you live in interesting times"

Anyway, look

easily domain search > morwellhamquay.co.uk The external Whois server i
Topic: Morwellham Quay.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2008 19:54:01   Subject: Morwellham Quay.
[quote="Garcia"]

The website seems to have gone now anyway and is replaced by the MQ site so perhaps all has been resolved amicably - just how we like it eh?
[/quote]

Can so
Topic: Anyone we know?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2008 19:09:27   Subject: Anyone we know?
[quote="Jasonbirder"][quote="royfellows"]There is a cave somewhere where about 15 people have been killed over the years by drowning.
If someone sprains an ankle in a disused mine the grill and g
Topic: WPS files.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2008 15:04:46   Subject: WPS files.
[quote="carnkie"]Thanks for making the effort Roy. As far as I know it was a works file originally but will confirm later. Yes the file is recent and does contain quite a few photos. This is the file
Topic: WPS files.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2008 13:28:28   Subject: WPS files.
[quote="Penrhynman"]It might be worth trying to open it in Word by, in the Open window, clicking on the Files of Type arrow to list the file type options. Somewhere in the list is Recover Text From An
Topic: WPS files.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2008 08:24:26   Subject: WPS files.
[quote="carnkie"]It's 13.6mb Roy is that okay? Actually I don't have your e-mail address either. Cheers

Malcolm[/quote]

roy@iriscom.co.uk
The file size is no problem as I am
Topic: WPS files.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2008 20:08:22   Subject: WPS files.
It is quite logical and correct to say that most things in IT are backwards compatible but not forward compatible.
It’s possible that the file could relate to a later version of MS Works than the
Topic: WPS files.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2008 18:32:22   Subject: WPS files.
Copy to a machine that has MS Works installed, and use the "Save As" to save as a Word Document. machine may have to have Word installed.
MS Works is old software now, I believe the last version
Topic: Anyone we know?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2008 09:40:33   Subject: Anyone we know?
There is a cave somewhere where about 15 people have been killed over the years by drowning.
If someone sprains an ankle in a disused mine the grill and gate crowd come out in full chorus.
T
Topic: Help
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2008 16:10:52   Subject: Help
Look you lot
Why dont you scan to jpg, create a Microsoft Word document, type in what text you want to include, or as alternative, scan and OCR to Word your text from the original, insert your im
Topic: Rotherhope Fell Mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/03/2008 13:45:45   Subject: Rotherhope Fell Mine
There is virtuall an all day meet scheduled for Easter Monday courtesy of the landowner Mr Frank Shepheard.
I have posted this before, but if anyone should want to turn up, can you please PM me.<
Topic: Whiteheaps Fluorite Mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/03/2008 20:51:55   Subject: Whiteheaps Fluorite Mine
Been ages but I will give it a go.
Memory serving me correct I did it with my old mate "Heb" and his charming ladyfriend "KC", she will like the "charming" bit if she reads it.

Anyway,
Topic: UG camara reviews
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 05/03/2008 19:08:08   Subject: UG camara reviews
Fujifilm S9500 about £240 now from dabs.com
Dropped on rocks and has the scars to prove it, water has been dripping on it, and its still going.
High impact plastic body, same material as Sty
Topic: Swap Shop !
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/03/2008 15:20:49   Subject: Swap Shop !
[quote="Colonel Mustard"]This is a long shot, I know but I am looking for a copy of 'British Mining No.36 - The Kelton & Knockmurton Iron Mine.

In return I can offer cash .... or :

Topic: Talybont: Warning
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/03/2008 10:18:06   Subject: Talybont: Warning
I feel obliged to post a warning about what is likely to be earthquake damage in the Talybont deep adit.

I therefore have to say this to make my point: DANGER OF DEATH.

Unfortuna
Topic: PDMHS Back Issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2008 09:55:22   Subject: PDMHS Back Issues
Hi Gang
This is just to make everyone aware that back issues of the Peak District Mines Historical Society bulletis are available for download from their website at http://www.pdmhs.com/backissue
Topic: Double standards?
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/02/2008 10:36:28   Subject: Double standards?
Double Standards?
As reported in the Cambrian caving Council newsletter:

CCW Installation at Clogwyn
Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) have installed 3 pairs of eye bolts, some
Topic: Books for sale
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/01/2008 21:03:53   Subject: Books for sale
This is a rare bargain, its actually hardback and very well produced.
Topic: Stamps (not you, Gibbons!)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/01/2008 21:01:37   Subject: Stamps (not you, Gibbons!)
The picture is of Colin Wills tin works at Blue Hills, near St Agnes. Well worth the visit.
Topic: Rampgill into Coalcleugh
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/01/2008 16:08:00   Subject: Rampgill into Coalcleugh
[quote="sparty_lea"]If you want to go on past the horse gin better think thin too .... that second barrel has squeezed a bit in the last year or two.

Or maybe its my expanding waistline :lo
Safety LED Miners Caplamps Moore Books: Specialist Books I.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs Starless River - Caving Store Explore a Disused Welsh Slate Mine
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2015 AditNow.co.uk
Top of Page