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Posts by ptpeaty

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Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
ptpeaty

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2019 21:03:10   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
The caver Peter Ireson that the BBC link referred to, subsequently died due to this incident. He was a very experienced caver and member of the Grampian SG.

Topic: Lead mining at Llangynog
ptpeaty

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2019 19:56:48   Subject: Lead mining at Llangynog
I visited Powys Castle at Welshpool today and learned the Herbert family owned Llangynog district mines. All this is written in detail in British Mining no. 26.
Topic: Newbie S Wales
ptpeaty

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/02/2019 19:08:32   Subject: Newbie S Wales
I can possibly help you out with an underground trip, and I live in Swansea! When are you available to go? I no longer work so have some free time mid week as well as weekends.
Topic: Newbie S Wales
ptpeaty

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/01/2019 00:09:06   Subject: Newbie S Wales
Whereabouts are you Paul? Pontardulais? There are several mine explorers in South Wales area. Would be good to meet up.
Topic: Cheap thermal "base layers"
ptpeaty

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2018 10:06:19   Subject: Cheap thermal
Both Lidl and Aldi sell good Merino wool baselayers for around £15 and they are excellent. Where they score over the polyester made stuff is they don’t stink after wearing them a few times. Very warm
Topic: Mallorca Lead Mines
ptpeaty

Forum: Europe   Posted: 19/10/2018 22:40:44   Subject: Mallorca Lead Mines
Has anyone any info on Minas de Son Creus lead mine in Mallorca? Is it worth a visit? Caving in the island and keen to also have a look at this place too.
Cheers for any help.
Topic: Earthquake?
ptpeaty

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2018 16:57:52   Subject: Earthquake?
Big quake by UK standards. I live in Morriston in Swansea Valley and the quake sounded like an explosion deep in the ground which caused my book case to visibly wobble! Cat slept on mind!??

Topic: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team AGM 21/1/18 09:30am
ptpeaty

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/12/2017 22:56:36   Subject: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team AGM 21/1/18 09:30am
This is an invitation to Team members and Associate/Affiliate Clubs to attend the SMWCRT AGM at 9.30 a.m. on Sun. Jan. 21st in the Long Common Room, SWCC HQ, Penwyllt. The meeting will be followed by
Topic: Most embarassing moment underground....
ptpeaty

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/05/2017 09:31:38   Subject: Most embarassing moment underground....
Some years back a friend and I were exploring a cave system in the Meuse region of France. It was accessed by a mined out 40m shaft and just downstream of the pitch was a big sump. We headed off upstr
Topic: Ynisarwed (Upper) Coal Colliery (mine)
ptpeaty

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 03/03/2017 20:46:38   Subject: Ynisarwed (Upper) Coal Colliery (mine)
Have you checked this site? http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/GlamWest/Ynysarwed.htm

There's a page of info on the Upper colliery. If you join the forum on the site you might strike lucky wit
Topic: A DESCRIPTION OF THE MINES IN CARDIGANSHIRE
ptpeaty

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2017 18:41:29   Subject: A DESCRIPTION OF THE MINES IN CARDIGANSHIRE
Anyone interested in buying a 1704 reprint of William Waller's work A DESCRIPTION OF THE MINES IN CARDIGANSHIRE should check out the Francis Edwards book seller website. I was at their shop in the Hay
Topic: Ystradgynlais Colliery
ptpeaty

Forum: Genealogy   Posted: 24/01/2017 00:31:44   Subject: Ystradgynlais Colliery
If you don't get any response to your query here, try the Welsh Collieries site at
http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/

There is a forum there for all things associated with Welsh coal mi
Topic: Bracelet Bay Iron Mine, Mumbles
ptpeaty

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/09/2016 13:25:43   Subject: Bracelet Bay Iron Mine, Mumbles
About 10 years back, part of the main road collapsed into old workings on the beach side of the road. A rift about 8m was revealed and it looked like part of the older, deeper workings to the old mine
Topic: Mines near Eskdale
ptpeaty

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/05/2015 10:03:36   Subject: Mines near Eskdale
Dead right there RJV, and travelling around from Eskdale is oh so slow. Still I had a great time flogging up all those big mountains near by in marvellous weather so did not venture underground in the
Topic: Mines near Eskdale
ptpeaty

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/04/2015 07:26:59   Subject: Mines near Eskdale
Boot. Thanks Mal, will check these out.
Topic: Mines near Eskdale
ptpeaty

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/04/2015 17:50:28   Subject: Mines near Eskdale
Thanks RJV. Seems that Conniston Copper mine is the only big mine in the area. I noticed several places marked on the OS map near by but there is no information on them and empty photo albums only. H
Topic: Mines near Eskdale
ptpeaty

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/04/2015 09:59:31   Subject: Mines near Eskdale
I am staying in Eskdale in a fortnight and wondered if anyone can recommend any relatively straight forward places to explore in the area, preferably without need of ropes/SRT. I am a caver but enjoy
Topic: Swaledale
ptpeaty

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/04/2014 00:12:58   Subject: Swaledale
Well, enjoyed my stay in Swaledale. Did visit Crackpot which was the only underground excursion and was impressed by this pretty but short cave. Apparently this place has potential for extending, acco
Topic: Swaledale
ptpeaty

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/04/2014 11:45:49   Subject: Swaledale
Sir Francis Lilo, thanks for the offer. Not sure what our plans are yet as I have to do the hard sell on the other group members and some of them may take convincing to explore lead mines! We will wal
Topic: Swaledale
ptpeaty

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/04/2014 21:14:01   Subject: Swaledale
'Perhaps we should also add going under the air shaft in Hard level is distinctly challenging!
However you speolo guys should be up to it!'

Cheeky! Actually I have been infected with m
Topic: Swaledale
ptpeaty

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/04/2014 10:53:27   Subject: Swaledale
Ok, thanks for all the suggestions guys. I am particularly interested in mines as we're very familiar with Dales caving, but we've not ventured this far over. I read the Hidden side of Swaledale by Ha
Topic: Swaledale
ptpeaty

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/04/2014 05:57:08   Subject: Swaledale
Hi,
I am staying in Reeth during Easter week with some caving pals and would be keen to know what places people would recommend to visit. I have never been to this area before and don't know wher
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
ptpeaty

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/01/2014 23:24:44   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
I don't recall seeing anything on Nantymwyn in the SWCC library, other than this newsletter article and the Simon Hughes British Mining article, which, incidentally is reproduced on the Rhandirmwyn we
Topic: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
ptpeaty

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2012 22:11:14   Subject: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
Did they use the heavy breathing edit for the full on sex scene? It wasn't the male actor's breathing as he had his mouth full! :o
Topic: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
ptpeaty

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2012 21:07:12   Subject: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
Try next Sunday 29/1 at 21:00pm - it's on then.
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