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Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/12/2007 19:48:27   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I think that is my fault, I put this on and then......forgot.
Its my age
Dont worry about it
Take Wrens nest off and leave it under the collective "Dudley"?
I doubt anyone will min
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2007 13:44:16   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
'gentlemen, gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the war room'

Peter Sellers in Dr Strangelove, 1962?

The joke is terrible by the way, and yes, you aught to be stoned. If
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/12/2007 21:37:00   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I live at Great Wyrley near Walsall and used to go in the caverns at Mons Hill, Wrens Nest etc while in my teens. Long time ago as I'm 63 in January. We would ALL like to see your pictures I am sure.
Topic: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/11/2007 09:38:37   Subject: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
I wasnt being tetchy, I'm not liked that, (I hope). I was just curious.
No need to apologise.
RF
Topic: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2007 21:45:16   Subject: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
I have already uploaded this document, It was scanned and OCR and coverted to pdf by myself from a copy supplied by Roy M
Whats going on Mr Carnkie?
RF
Topic: Maen Offern Mills / CADW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/11/2007 20:27:29   Subject: Maen Offern Mills / CADW
I dont know if this is of any use but here goes.
If you want to get to MO mill etc easiest route try this.
Blaenau high st, coming from the direction of "old" Ffestiniog, look for a road on
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2007 16:31:02   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
"The Chicken and The Horse"
A lot of you will have seen the state of my Mazda, but not the other bit.

Lets just say that this gives me hope

RF
Topic: Additions
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2007 10:01:35   Subject: Additions
Hi Simon
I will take a copy of the Access file and modify data to as near as possible your requirements and email to you personally in that format.
I will be on this later today.
RF
Topic: Additions
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2007 17:36:45   Subject: Additions
Simon
Just a thought.
I have a database of all the mines in Cornwall together with map references. It was originally in rtf or similar format when it came into my possession, but I used Vis
Topic: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/11/2007 17:30:38   Subject: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
Thanks for the compliment. I work solo and have developed my own techniques around this. The big leap forward was with my Fujifilm S9500 digital that does 10 seconds delay on self timer and 30 seconds
Topic: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/11/2007 16:50:21   Subject: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
I have added some recent fairly passable underground pictures to the user album, but for some reason the album appears empty and it does not show the update on the home page.
[link]Cwmystwyth-Lea
Topic: Clayton pipe visit
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/11/2007 14:52:35   Subject: Clayton pipe visit
Further to my last I have just found Richards Birds photograph, its in "Peakland Lead Mines and Miners" by Harry Parker and Lynn Willies. Moorland 1979.
The shot is similar to mine but I suspect
Topic: Clayton pipe visit
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/11/2007 14:32:39   Subject: Clayton pipe visit
Sorry, I do not know as I do not have that book.
I took the picture on an Olympus OM1N using Kodak ASA 400 colour print film, 28 mm wide angle lens. I can remember that the key to getting the sho
Topic: SRT tricks
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 15/11/2007 19:47:48   Subject: SRT tricks
Speaking from experience?
If any consolation, we have all done it!
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2007 17:27:08   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
I have just looked this, it does not tell you much. The Eldon report does more if you can translate it.
I have descended part way on the south lode but had to turn back due to lack of gear. Its a
Topic: New Baby
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 14/11/2007 10:40:35   Subject: New Baby
I was with Heb at Nenthead and have seen this kit in action. It lit up the whole bloody carpark!!!
The only thing about it is that for photography use, as I have said before its distribution of l
Topic: FOR SALE: Metz flash gun
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 13/11/2007 18:08:37   Subject: FOR SALE: Metz flash gun
Whats the guide number please?
Topic: Pictures of quarries.
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/11/2007 14:44:14   Subject: Pictures of quarries.
"John Macleod at www.fotowales.co.uk has some interesting pictures in the section Slate Quarries of Snowdonia and North Wales."

Unless he had permission its a bit of "Forgive us our trespas
Topic: SRT tricks
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 13/11/2007 11:56:13   Subject: SRT tricks
I have just followed this link.
#1 Insufficient emphasis is given in my opinion to the use of a braking/lock of crab as I previously describe.
#2 There is a warning about accidental opening
Topic: SRT tricks
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 13/11/2007 10:50:10   Subject: SRT tricks
Roger that!!!
Topic: SRT tricks
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 13/11/2007 09:59:45   Subject: SRT tricks
Here is a must know about, failure to know can get you killed.
The Petzl Stop is an excellent all round, and probably the most popular descender. Unfortunately, it can wear, as can any descender,
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2007 18:36:30   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
Just uploaded the EPC account, 1983. Best of luck making sense out of it.
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2007 12:42:08   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
It is from the Gwynedd Archives Service and is in the late David Bicks "Old Copper Mines of Snowdonia" as well as being reproduced elsewhere.
In the 1980s Eldon Pothole Club did a complete explor
Topic: Basset Mines; BM32 1987
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/11/2007 15:29:07   Subject: Basset Mines; BM32 1987
Hi Gang
I am not looking for a pat on the back, I do what I do because its what I'm interested in.
I urge anyone who is interested in Cornish mining to download my pdf of the Basset Mines. A
Topic: Ex chimney pipes (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/11/2007 10:37:25   Subject: Ex chimney pipes (photo)
This is interesting in the fact that the system of using pipes such as these for a chimney was used at Talybont (nr Aberystwyth). In 1868 George Green of the Cambrian foundry installed a 5 h.p. steam
Topic: Bowydd Slate Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/11/2007 19:37:47   Subject: Bowydd Slate Mine
Let me have my little chuckle please Simon, and I promise to pull the pic tomorrow. Lets let everyone share the joke!
R
Topic: Bowydd Slate Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/11/2007 19:17:27   Subject: Bowydd Slate Mine
Rather in this kind of theme?
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Topic: Bowydd Slate Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/11/2007 17:56:19   Subject: Bowydd Slate Mine
Tried to take a look at November -Photo-Of-The-Month, told that I do not have high enough security clearance.
Posibilities:

#1 I will have to practice my special handshake.

Topic: Low Horse Level, 1999 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/10/2007 19:15:52   Subject: Low Horse Level, 1999 (photo)
Ha, You certainly where not sticking your neck out!
Thanks for the input. I have only been up to Admiralty Flat once and it must have been on the same roll of film as I took my low horese shots.
Topic: Low Horse Level, 1999 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/10/2007 17:09:34   Subject: Low Horse Level, 1999 (photo)
If memory serves me correct, its beyond the truck. Straight on goes to the collapse that totally blocks the passage, left goes for a short distance.
This area was 'lived in' by Elizabeth Bowden a
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/10/2007 09:22:30   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
Shropshire Caving and Mining Club have done a lot of exploration in the area, including the Lincoln Hill workings before being infilled. As a member I have their journals, which include a lot of artic
Topic: Amsterdam
royfellows

Forum: Europe   Posted: 26/10/2007 17:09:46   Subject: Amsterdam
Yep, the sex trade.
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/10/2007 17:06:48   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
The Lincoln Hill mines at Ironbridge have also been infilled, digging the fall in the adit will lead nowhere.
Topic: External flash / speedlight?
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/10/2007 10:18:59   Subject: External flash / speedlight?
I have uploaded a picture tken in Rampgill last weekend to demonstrate what I am talking about above. Working solo, I used 2 flashguns to fire 4 flashes. Fujifilm S9500 onj tripod, ASA 400, F3.6 and 3
Topic: External flash / speedlight?
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 24/10/2007 21:16:24   Subject: External flash / speedlight?
A lot of people these days are painting in with LED torches or similar, it produces decent pictures but never brilliant ones. Also, if you want really good pictures, forget completely fitting a flash
Topic: Llanrwst Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/10/2007 10:17:56   Subject: Llanrwst Lead Mine
Llanrwst is just down the road from Bettws-y-Coed and certainly not in the Lleyn Peninsula! Access to the mine is from the neighbouring Parc Mine, I should know, as its by way of my dig and ladderway!
Topic: StenLight review
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/10/2007 09:37:26   Subject: StenLight review
Hi Chris
Can you please confirm duration test as in your Stenlight review.
You state 21 hours on full power?
The manufaturers themselves only claim 2 hours on turbo or 3 to 5 on thermal
Topic: Aberllefenni
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/10/2007 21:01:04   Subject: Aberllefenni
Peasant!!!
You have to be careful with me at this time of night, I will have started on the Martini and 4X
RF
Topic: Aberllefenni
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/10/2007 10:35:53   Subject: Aberllefenni
He would take an instant liking to you, most definately.
Topic: Aberllefenni
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/10/2007 10:23:05   Subject: Aberllefenni
Aberllefenni is just up the road. Robert has a house up at Cwn Einion, its the large house with timber balcony that you pass on your left driving up. He is a very nice guy but takes alarm quickly when
Topic: Aberllefenni
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/10/2007 09:45:22   Subject: Aberllefenni
I know Robert Plant and he owns the land up at Cwm Einion and goes in the mine sometimes., hence his awareness of the area.
Topic: Cwmorthin re-timbering weekend 24/25th Nov
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/10/2007 16:38:25   Subject: Cwmorthin re-timbering weekend 25/25th Nov
Absolutely.
I will bring it along. It has various extension pieces and I believe that it generates about 10 tonnes of pressure. Its the same equipment as used by the Fire Service for opening up c
Topic: Cwmorthin re-timbering weekend 24/25th Nov
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/10/2007 15:04:47   Subject: Cwmorthin re-timbering weekend 25/25th Nov
I can virtually guarantee the Saturday at least, its useful worthwhile work in which I would like to help.
RF
Topic: Maen Offeren Slate Quarry
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/10/2007 22:38:59   Subject: Maen Offeren Slate Quarry
Absolutely.
The chirman is "Mole" AKA John Hine, I was sitting next to him last night at the SCMC annual dinner.
We are not a funding organisation by any means, the society is supported by i
Topic: Maen Offeren Slate Quarry
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2007 12:09:05   Subject: Maen Offeren Slate Quarry
You can count me in on any restoration project, however it may soon be too late. I was up there last Sunday and more windows smashed in the mill, plus smashing of some of the electrical gear, ammeters
Topic: From the (Gwynedd) archives...
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/10/2007 18:53:11   Subject: From the (Gwynedd) archives...
The artist has taken quite a lot of licence here. At risk of putting my head on the block, and I know its from Gwynedd archives, but it looks like Seven Sisters cavern, Dudley.
RF
Topic: Martha mine to be restored
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 28/09/2007 18:03:52   Subject: Martha mine to be restored
No adits will be sealed. The clearing of the Martha wheal pit was by volunteers from WMS. The cost was born personally by Michael Brown the author and project leader except for £100 from Welsh Mines P
Topic: Competition Entry - Roy Fellows
royfellows

Forum: The 2007 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 26/09/2007 13:14:22   Subject: Competition Entry - Roy Fellows
Botallack Crowns Engine Houses

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