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Topic: Calendar 2020 Profits
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2020 16:43:47   Subject: Calendar 2020 Profits
I've finally found time to total up the profits from the 2020 Calendar - having drawn a line under sales at 111 sales at the end of January.

We sold - 11 copies bringing in a total of £1,97
Topic: Hang out in Cornwall?
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2020 09:48:15   Subject: Hang out in Cornwall?
[quote="sinker"]a complimentary kebab[/quote]

Is that a kebab that tells you that your hair is looking good?

Boom!
Topic: Hang out in Cornwall?
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2020 11:59:40   Subject: Hang out in Cornwall?
Have you tried getting in touch with the Carbis Bay Crew?
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 16:03:12   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I think Roy was just trying to help you out.
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 15:55:58   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="lozz"]Edit facility has disappeared from my last post....what's going on?

Lozz.[/quote]

An admin must have tidied something up in your post. Once that's been done the pos
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/02/2020 21:15:01   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
[quote="Speedycaver"][quote="derrick man"][quote="JonK"]I am often puzzled why people bother with the boats. I have always worn a wetsuit and a buoyancy aid and swam across. Be warned however I once
Topic: Sten
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/02/2020 19:07:06   Subject: Sten
Did I not send you the upgrade instruction process Roy? I apologise if not, I certainly meant to. I'm not in the UK at the moment but when I'm back I'll dig it out and send it to you.

Topic: Sten
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/02/2020 17:15:05   Subject: Sten
[quote="pwhole"]WTF? I thought all parts had gone, worldwide? I may have to order a spare cable or two then just in case the end that Roy can't convert gets trashed! As that will be mine dead again -
Topic: Sten
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/02/2020 16:54:11   Subject: Sten
Hi Roy

Actually PCB removal is a doddle. At least it is on any Sten with a user-swappable cable. All you need to do is:

- Remove the front bezel ring, polycarb screen and gasket.
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/01/2020 17:37:59   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
Boat, nah! You need a spaceship:

[link]85279[linkphoto]85279[/linkphoto][/link]

Note for ChrisBones69 - no spaceships* were left in the mine

* Nor crocodiles, pirate s
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 23rd January.
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/01/2020 22:25:34   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 23rd January.
I'm in. I should have cleared a path to my kit by tomorrow night...
Topic: Croesor
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/01/2020 14:54:04   Subject: Croesor
Yes, it's had some major exposure including in the mainstream media - Daily Mail and Daily Post specifically.

Not to mention the fake sword nonsense.
Topic: Diffwys Dive Video Now Finished...
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/01/2020 12:15:19   Subject: Diffwys Dive Video Now Finished...
Brilliant video Paul, and hats off to your dedication in diving these mines and producing these videos.

Strangely eerie watching it knowing nobody will ever walk there again.
Topic: Croesor
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2020 23:05:07   Subject: Croesor
Done plenty of litter picks with friends over the years, Croesor clearing dead dinghies from the CoH, likewise from the first flooded chamber at the inbye end of the Croesor adit, Moel Fferna and Pen
Topic: Croesor
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2020 17:50:42   Subject: Croesor
[quote="ChrisBones69"]All kayaks should be sunk!! If you want to turn these beautiful historic mines into theme parks or boating lakes, bring your own and take them out (or sink them later out of sigh
Topic: Croesor
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2020 16:23:15   Subject: Croesor
I'm inclined to agree with TwllMawr.

Clear the trash, but don't install a canoe.
Topic: Croesor
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2020 08:50:54   Subject: Croesor
Lock up the kayak? Or lock up the mine?

I'm guessing you mean the flooded chamber to the right of the incline off that main adit, as boated so heroically by our cage fighting friends? And n
Topic: 2020 Calendar - last few
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2020 22:18:48   Subject: 2020 Calendar - last few
We're down to our last 10 of the 2020 calendar.

If you want one you've not missed it yet!

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Pages/Mine-Exploration-Calendar-2020_31/
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2020 21:39:07   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
This is a general warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers about a group called Exploring with Fighters.

The group is well known in URBEXing circles for their sensationalist video
Topic: Need Buddies
SimonRL

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 07/01/2020 16:46:53   Subject: Need Buddies
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Surely he must mean one that goes round the waste? :lol:[/quote]

The spoil tip?

Sorry! :offtopic:
Topic: Need Buddies
SimonRL

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 07/01/2020 16:24:25   Subject: Need Buddies
[quote="Moorebooks"]What do you mean by central belt[/quote]

Scotland?
Topic: Private Messages
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2020 15:26:08   Subject: Private Messages
[quote="Digit"]If anyone who has died replies consider carefully who you tell.[/quote]

My powers are great; but reanimating corpses and compelling them to reply to PMs is beyond me :lol:
Topic: Private Messages
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2020 13:40:33   Subject: Private Messages
That simply means the recipient hasn't opened it - it's not a problem as such.

People who longer use the site, moved away, changed login or even died may not read and reply!
Topic: Report spam
SimonRL

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/01/2020 11:15:35   Subject: Report spam
Your friendly admin team is deleting spam accounts on a daily basis - often before they've posted. How's that for pro-active?

Where is this spam post though? I can't see anything iffy?
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2019 00:08:17   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
[quote="sinker"]Right then; lets have photos of everyone using their secret santa Christmas presents! :lol:[/quote]

:o:lol: splutter!

Thank you for arranging, an excellent night
Topic: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2019 15:24:24   Subject: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
They should start arriving with people in the next day or so as well :thumbsup: Vanoord is on the case with the posting!
Topic: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2019 14:53:35   Subject: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
[b]Just 20 of the 2020 Calendars left now folks.[/b]

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Pages/Mine-Exploration-Calendar-2020_31

Please be quick if you want a copy. There won't be a re-pri
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2019 16:16:38   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Thanks all :thumbsup:

This is going to keep Vanoord busy posting them out!

Just over 1/4 of the print run (120 copies) has sold already :thumbsup:
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2019 09:14:02   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
No more votes so CATMHS and COMRU it is this year folks!

Ready to buy now:

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Pages/Mine-Exploration-Calendar-2020_31/

Please note, it's being p
Topic: CALENDAR 2020 BUY NOW!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2019 09:12:51   Subject: CALENDAR 2020 BUY NOW!
The 2020 AditNow Calendar is finally on sale:

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Pages/Mine-Exploration-Calendar-2020_31/

When buying please click on the appropriate button depending on w
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2019 18:38:43   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
OK, I think we need to get a decision by Friday morning so I can put the calendar on sale.

As it stands two groups have been proposed (COMRU already decided):

CATMHS
Clevela
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2019 20:29:28   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Thanks Chris, appreciate you being so upfront about CATHMS finances. I seem to recall the same being said quite a few years back a previous time CATMHS was proposed.

In the absence of any o
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2019 10:58:42   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Mornin' all

As per usual I'd like to split proceeds from calendar sales between two beneficiaries; one rescue organisation and one preservation group or similar.

It's been sugges
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Open for orders!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2019 19:14:26   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Open for orders!
Here's a preview of the 2020 calendar :)

Thank you so much to the people who have provided photographs. You know who you are, and many of you generously provide year after year :thumbup: I
Topic: Mine at 069 682
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2019 18:38:36   Subject: Mine at 069 682
I'm guessing SK?
Topic: Ugly house
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2019 11:43:56   Subject: Ugly house
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Ask your inlaws Simon there are still some good uns[/quote]

Yeah, I know :thumbsup:
Topic: Ugly house
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2019 11:30:10   Subject: Ugly house
[quote="sinker"][quote="SimonRL"]

Built in a day you say?!

My current experience of building is you're lucky to get two pieces of wood nailed together in a day these days - that'
Topic: Ugly house
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2019 09:33:04   Subject: Ugly house
Built in a day you say?!

My current experience of building is you're lucky to get two pieces of wood nailed together in a day these days - that's if anybody turns up, and remembers to bring
Topic: Explore Video : The Slate Mines Of Coniston : Largest Cavern I've Ever Seen! :
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/10/2019 14:55:24   Subject: Explore Video : The Slate Mines Of Coniston : Largest Cavern I've Ever Seen! :
[quote="ttxela"]Begs the question where is the largest mine chamber/stope in the UK? Seen lots of discussion/tables/graphs related to caves but can't recall one for mines?

I imagine it's sl
Topic: Website advice
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2019 11:22:37   Subject: Website advice
Just curious, using these out of date web software packages how do they cope with up to date CSS and features like responsive layouts?

That's said if you've been doing this too long as I ha
Topic: Website advice
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 20:30:25   Subject: Website advice
Hope we've not scared you off Rick! All this talk of firewalls, HTML and drive by hacking!

Wix or similar are a good starting point. That or a local web designer, but depending on how they
Topic: Website advice
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 20:28:05   Subject: Website advice
[quote="Paul Marvin"]I use wordpress and I find it pretty good Roy.[/quote]

Glad to see you've got WordFence installed Paul :thumbup: (just had a look at the code!)
Topic: Website advice
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 07:56:47   Subject: Website advice
Agreed, there is a lot to be said for flat file HTML for small and basic sites. Fast loading, not targeted by CMS-specific attacks, easily portable, and if anything goes wrong, just upload again.
Topic: Website advice
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 21:02:34   Subject: Website advice
Of the templated web site systems Squarespace probably creates the most elegant looking sites, if used well. WiX similarly OK.

Bear in mind with any system like this you won't own your site
Topic: Cwmorthin chamber 8 East
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/09/2019 12:53:51   Subject: Cwmorthin chamber 8 East
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quThey are the floor A ones you are looking at there.[/quote]

D'oh :-[
Topic: Cwmorthin chamber 8 East
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/09/2019 09:19:47   Subject: Cwmorthin chamber 8 East
The floor B tunnel on the east side of 8E is easy to spot, it's just behind that big fallen block.

Marty's photo shows it clearly:

[link]72629[linkphoto]72629[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2019 22:35:18   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!

The 2020 Calendar is now complete - photo-wise at least. Van's on the case now with the captions :thumbup:
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/09/2019 12:43:16   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
[quote="gNick"]I have just checked with Kate's sister and she thinks that it is a lovely idea so publish away.[/quote]

Many thanks Nick, that is much appreciated. Will send you a PM on a co
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/09/2019 14:41:41   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
Hi John

Sorry for the delay replying to your message.

I think having that photo on the calendar (probably the cover) would be very fitting.

However I didn't know Kat
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/09/2019 13:27:16   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="royfellows"]The event review paper is now available at http://cambrianmines.co.uk/NAMHO_2019/NAMHO2019_paper.pdf

I would upload it to here but cannot see how unless it relates to a
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