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Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/10/2019 19:18:28   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
Me too! Where did that year go?
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2019 15:26:56   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
That's definitely not Red Dragon Mine.
Topic: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
Wyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 01/04/2019 17:56:22   Subject: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
I remember seeing a hand drawn plan and section on this area, with written notes in two sets of handwriting. It was dated about 1984. It was online a few years ago, I think it may have originated fr
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2018 12:07:28   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Thank you Mr & Mrs Sinker.
It's time I tried this sociability thing, so its time to practise a smile in the mirror and google the meaning of frivolity!

Sinker +1 + 2 "sinker jnrs"
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/09/2018 10:47:55   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
Slightly off topic, but still hipster related:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IDEAL-RAZOR-KNIFE-TOP-UP-HONE-LLYN-MELYNLLYN-SHARPENING-STONE-12000-GRITS/173472930726?hash=item2863cadba6:g:bmMAAO
Topic: Nant Peris
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2018 10:08:30   Subject: Nant Peris
The Abergwyngregyn scheme is in place. It is fairly unobtrusive. Most people pass the generator house on the way up to Aber falls after parking by the bridge. It's not that obvious what it is. The
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Wyn

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/08/2017 00:01:54   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Hi, I've got a seven LED conversion on an FX3. You had to use the original unit. They also did a 14 LED conversion. Only 4 of the LEDs still work on mine, but even with 7 it is woefully inadequate
Topic: Thursdaynighters 3rd of August
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/08/2017 16:57:58   Subject: Thursdaynighters 3rd of August
I think Margot's explanation(s) are as good as any. Perhaps they have more details at the museum archives. Interestingly the floor of the tunnel is about four foot lower than that of the buildings f
Topic: Cwmystwyth book (BM 17) reprint 1993
Wyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/01/2017 21:48:26   Subject: Cwmystwyth book (BM 17) reprint 1993
Hi, I have one of these reprints, with the greyish (low contrast) photograph and red title. It doesn't have any inserts. I bought this new from an office on the North Parade in Aberystwyth in about
Topic: Hello
Wyn

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/01/2017 18:00:56   Subject: Hello
Hi, will these photos eventually be available to the public (through the NRW)? Along the lines of the various public registers they have.

Also not wanting to pry into commercial confiden
Topic: Thursday Nighters December 29th
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/12/2016 14:46:33   Subject: Thursday Nighters December 29th
Was hoping to make it tonight myself, however bogged down in sorting documentation out for one of the things that can't be avoided in life...as the saying goes >:(
Topic: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/12/2016 10:39:42   Subject: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
Roy wrote:
"So did I, but there is a deviation in now, I think it was put in for a NAMHO event."

Yes it was put in by SCMC some years ago, it makes the ascent much easier!
Topic: Thursday Nighters 18th August
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/08/2016 09:37:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters 18th August
Hi, should be around as well. I'll go with the flow...
Topic: Penmaenmawr Granite Quarry
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/07/2016 13:10:16   Subject: Penmaenmawr Granite Quarry
Had a walk in the area a couple of weeks ago, seemed v busy at the top workings. However the older workings to the west are partly designated access land, so you can still see some interesting stuff
Topic: Thursday nighters - 28th January
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/01/2016 17:01:04   Subject: Thursday nighters - 28th January
eagles shelter depths?

How about

spurious marketing exercise
Topic: New member saying Hi!
Wyn

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/12/2015 13:41:04   Subject: New member saying Hi!
Hi,

Lots to explore at Cwmystwyth. I assume you mean Lefel Fawr, Pontrhydygroes (which drains Logaulas and the Glog mines near Ysbyty Ystwyth), nice trip.

However if you're in T
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 26th Nov
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/11/2015 15:23:31   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 26th Nov
Yes, I'm interested as well. Any plans?
Topic: Thursday Nighters 12 November.
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/11/2015 22:28:20   Subject: Thursday Nighters 12 November.
Can't make it, have a good trip.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 29th October
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/11/2015 22:30:41   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 29th October
Wobbly? Is that the less than graceful person at the end?:lol:
Topic: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2015 20:24:31   Subject: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
I don't know if anyone saw this:

https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/britain-s-biggest-adventure-with-bear-grylls/series-1/episode-1

(Only a day left to view)

Set in Snowdon
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 15th October
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/10/2015 11:13:12   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 15th October
Down South Wales again, so won't be able to get back in time. Maybe next week....
Topic: New event added 'Moel Fferna Slate Mine' on 17/10/2015 at 10:00
Wyn

Forum: Events   Posted: 07/10/2015 19:48:33   Subject: New event added 'Moel Fferna Slate Mine' on 17/10/2015 at 10:00
The later date would suit me too, I'm down in S Wales on the 17th.
Topic: Advice Required
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/08/2015 15:57:05   Subject: Advice Required
Members of the Shropshire Caving and Mining Club have links with the South & Mid-Wales Cave Rescue Team. They have recently had an exercise in Cwmystwyth IIRC.

They are also heavily invol
Topic: Wanted - A photograph for the cover of Mining History
Wyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/08/2015 20:53:36   Subject: Wanted - A photograph for the cover of Mining History
Had you any particular mine in mind? Surface or underground, or any theme?
Topic: Menai Adits
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/08/2015 13:31:18   Subject: Menai Adits
Yes, if you'd kept on from the boat yard they are between there and the pier. However I don't know what the access is like these days. When I originally had a look around the terrace of houses was u
Topic: Menai Adits
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/08/2015 11:53:45   Subject: Menai Adits
Good spot, to think of the times I've been past and not noticed.

There's a couple of levels on the other side between Siliwen baths and the Pier. They're roughly opposite the Gazelle, perh
Topic: Rocks in Cwmorthin other than slate
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/07/2015 23:26:28   Subject: Rocks in Cwmorthin other than slate
There's a good guide to what's going on in "Snowdonia Rocky Rambles" by Bryan Lynas (Sigma Press ISBN 1-85058-469-9).
Pages 62 to 91 deals with Cwmorthin and Moelwyn.
Topic: Old film of Dorothea and waterwheel
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/07/2015 14:36:35   Subject: Old film of Dorothea and waterwheel
Upper workings of Nant Iago?
Topic: Books about mining in Welsh
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2015 11:32:13   Subject: Books about mining in Welsh
There's "Calon Blwm" by Cyril Jones, about the community and lead mine at Dylife.

The "Llyn Peninsula Mines" by Wil Williams, is a small book that if you reverse, has the same content in We
Topic: Riding the 'car gwyllt'
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/06/2015 10:58:08   Subject: Riding the 'car gwyllt'
"If anyone has a few weeks to spare, I'd recommend clicking around the collection. It just goes on and on..."

Damn! trying to write a report today.......but fallen down the rabbit hole!
Topic: Shropshire trip - June
Wyn

Forum: Events   Posted: 15/05/2015 10:19:29   Subject: Shropshire trip - June
I'd like to go.

I've done the 40yd trip in Snailbeach many times (via classic and scenic routes), but only Huglith a handful of times.

Given that that the club have been developi
Topic: Winifred at Port Penrhyn (photo)
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2015 17:36:40   Subject: Winifred at Port Penrhyn (photo)
I only know the of the younger man standing to the left. He is Benjamin F Williams, of Hirael Bangor.
Topic: Winifred at Port Penrhyn (photo)
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/04/2015 12:42:27   Subject: Winifred at Port Penrhyn (photo)
Way back in 2009 I posted "Incidentally one of my brothers has some photos of his father in law working on the line in the thirties...if he could only find them." Well he's actually found one, but ap
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 26th March.
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/03/2015 20:37:09   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 26th March.
Down in South Wales again, not likely to get back in time :(
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
Wyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/03/2015 15:15:55   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
Just seen this press release from the NRW:

http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/about-us/media-and-news-centre/press-release/conference-tackles-min-pollution/?lang=en
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
Wyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/03/2015 21:13:07   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
There was a study a few years ago by the EA identifying the top 50 metal mines in terms of impact and the document is still on line. It contains the usual suspects, but is deeply flawed. The origina
Topic: Thursday Nighters
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2015 11:21:26   Subject: Thursday Nighters
Damn, I love a mystery.... Will be spending Thursday on a waste site in Pembrokeshire so that's me out. It's March and my new year's resolution is in tatters thanks to work commitments..... Time for
Topic: Shropshire trip - June
Wyn

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/01/2015 17:51:30   Subject: Shropshire trip - June
Snailbeach has a great trip, but there is a good round trip in Huglith to be had using Badger level and Dog leg shaft, If I'm around I'd be up for either.
Topic: hafodfeddger
Wyn

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/01/2015 17:45:26   Subject: hafodfeddger
Its a flooded whinze that still has a rising main in situ. There is a hand pump on the top of the main, which to my mind doesn't particularly indicate extensive workings. Anyone know? The sett seem
Topic: nant duu
Wyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/11/2014 19:14:20   Subject: nant duu
That's because its Nant Ddu or Cyfartha, it is on the database, because I added a few photographs to it a few years ago. CPAT has some information and I think there may be something in the SCMC archi
Topic: Thursday Nighters, November 20th.
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/11/2014 15:24:52   Subject: Thursday Nighters, November 20th.
Down in South Wales (again), I'm going to have to find a new job! >:(

I'm intrigued
Topic: Quarry in BBC comet news article
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/11/2014 10:20:05   Subject: Quarry in BBC comet news article
Another possibility is it could be in the Taunus, there are slate quarries there. Both the Taunas and Darmstadt are in Hesse.

Also the Hunsruck isn't too far away, some famous slate quarri
Topic: Cwm Ricket
Wyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/11/2014 18:03:51   Subject: Cwm Ricket
That sounds right, The CPAt data base has this to say for Maesnant/Cwm Ricket:

"Workings - There is a shaft at SN85428662 on the main mine site. Lower downstream to the east are two blocked
Topic: Cwm Ricket
Wyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/11/2014 17:09:46   Subject: Cwm Ricket
There is a hand drawn plan of Cwm Ricket in the Powys County Council archive in Lllandrindod, deposited by the Mine and Quarry Inspectorate.

References:

M/MQ/1/1-4 Cwm Ricket and
Topic: Thursday Nighters, July 17th.
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/07/2014 16:55:56   Subject: Thursday Nighters, July 17th.
As Rostam said, shelters, but built out of prehistoric cairns (usually bronze age). It looks as if I'm going to miss a good trip :(
Topic: BBC4 - Edge of Darkness
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/07/2014 14:29:37   Subject: BBC4 - Edge of Darkness
Or even Gwynfynydd and Manod?;)
Topic: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
Wyn

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/04/2014 13:26:37   Subject: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
As stated above, I'd be inclined to go with a rack. I have one of these old style stops and was going to get rid of it until I had a training night in Snailbeach, where we used one (reversed) with a
Topic: Heavy Metal concentrations in River Conwy (Dissertation Help)
Wyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/03/2014 17:10:41   Subject: Heavy Metal concentrations in River Conwy (Dissertation Help)
Hi, I'm a bit late to this thread, there are already been some good points made. I would agree that the most effect would be from diffuse pollution from the tips, rather than point discharges. It al
Topic: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
Wyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2013 17:05:14   Subject: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
There used to be wreckage all over the mountains years ago, but a lot was cleared off by various aviation groups, etc. In fact when I was a child, we had a rusted machine gun in the back garden from
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
Wyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2012 11:19:01   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
Carn is late cornish (Carn/Kern in middle Cornish). It has a variety of meanings (tor, pile of stones, rock outcrop), some of which are the same as Welsh (or Breton - karn). Not suprising as they ar
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