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Posts by Paul Marvin

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Topic: Recommend me a light
Paul Marvin

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/01/2021 11:57:06   Subject: Recommend me a light
Apart from my video lights where you have to spend the money to get decent footage all our lights are as cheap as chips and dont give any problems at all. Our back ups both above and below the water a
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/01/2021 18:29:18   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
We have had a few worrying places, namely when you are the first to dive along virgin flooded tunnels laying safety line and not knowing what you are going to find around the next corner. Can be both
Topic: Wapping Entrance
Paul Marvin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/01/2021 11:51:18   Subject: Wapping Entrance
Some fellow in the 1800's exploring with a candle was probably doing something pretty exceptional at the time. Someone wandering through Wapping these days with a can of special brew, LED torch and so
Topic: Wapping Entrance
Paul Marvin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/01/2021 08:51:13   Subject: Wapping Entrance
[quote="pwhole"]Here's some of it. You can spend a good half-hour here playing 'find the oldest':

[link]111222[linkphoto]111222[/linkphoto][/link][/quote]

Ha Ha we have spent a L
Topic: Wapping Entrance
Paul Marvin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/01/2021 08:50:24   Subject: Wapping Entrance
[quote="cantclimbtom"]Graffiti is an odd thing. If I wrote in nicely formed letters TOM 2021 somewhere, people would look in disgust and it'd make me an ***h*le.

But if I'd done the exa
Topic: Wapping Entrance
Paul Marvin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/01/2021 08:49:05   Subject: Wapping Entrance
[quote="Coggy"]I think Wapping (or maybe Cumberland) was my first real explore, in February 1972. I got bus to Derby from Birmingham, and a bus to Matlock and walked up a steep lane to find an adit e
Topic: Wapping Entrance
Paul Marvin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/01/2021 17:57:10   Subject: Wapping Entrance
[quote="AR"]They were a loose collection of bikers, drop-outs and suchlike who took over the former show-cave of Cumberland Cavern (the upper part of the Wapping system) in the late 1960s, and used it
Topic: Oxygen levels
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2021 18:06:42   Subject: Oxygen levels
ha ha :lol:
Topic: Oxygen levels
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2021 18:02:19   Subject: Oxygen levels
hope you enjoy buddy, best on your tv if you can ;D
Topic: Oxygen levels
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2021 17:28:14   Subject: Oxygen levels
there are two vids The walk And the dive .
Topic: Oxygen levels
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2021 17:27:24   Subject: Oxygen levels
We cave as well but dont mention it on here as people get upset LOL ;(;(
Topic: Oxygen levels
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2021 17:05:48   Subject: Oxygen levels
Have a visit to our you tube channel " Patterdale Dive & Cave " ;)
Topic: Oxygen levels
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2021 15:30:21   Subject: Oxygen levels
That's why it takes us sometimes years to get some decent video footage especially when they are virgin. First all the safety lines have to be put in and then a few more dives on top to familiarize on
Topic: Oxygen levels
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2021 18:14:34   Subject: Oxygen levels
It was blackdamp issues that took Will Smiths life in Aber Las when he surfaced on a dive and decided to go walkabout without the knowledge of mines above the water . Brilliant mine/cave diver but no
Topic: Wapping Entrance
Paul Marvin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/12/2020 22:33:44   Subject: Wapping Entrance
Last time we were there it was quite obvious that there had been a lot of recent inexperienced traffic , with the glow sticks string and new arrows sprayed everywhere .
Topic: How do you organise photographs?
Paul Marvin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/12/2020 18:15:21   Subject: How do you organise photographs?
Now is the time to be ruthless and get rid of all the rubbish stuff so what you have left is nothing but good imagery . ;)
Topic: Mine/Cave Filming Location (England/Wales)
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2020 11:08:53   Subject: Mine/Cave Filming Location (England/Wales)
In England Holme Bank Chert Mine would be very nice as well easy to get round and plenty of artifacts to be seen its a charming little mine. I would imagine that any site you will need BCA insurance ,
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Paul Marvin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/10/2020 10:59:57   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
hope so !
Topic: Oxygen levels
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/10/2020 08:35:51   Subject: Oxygen levels
[quote="robnorthwales"][quote="Paul Marvin"]
66m is regarded as the max on normal air, working on a PPO2 of 1.6 bar could go on all night on this one, with the diving side of things . Most dive a
Topic: Oxygen levels
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2020 17:25:52   Subject: Oxygen levels
[quote="Grout1"]Chris

Be cautious of quoting Oxygen percentage when referring to air at altitude. It is the number of Oxygen molecules per volume that is reduced with the lower pressure rat
Topic: Oxygen levels
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2020 17:19:18   Subject: Oxygen levels
I think the canary was a good method when it keeled over it was time to leave :lol:
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
Paul Marvin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 17:02:38   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
I like having fun when I go to commercial buildings/ businesses and look what the big wigs have on ie the colour of there high viz, which is always different to the workers , then I go to my selection
Topic: New member
Paul Marvin

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/10/2020 17:44:25   Subject: New member
I quite like the " Elderly Cowboy " its a good user name
Topic: Coniston
Paul Marvin

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/10/2020 15:22:04   Subject: Coniston
[quote="royfellows"]Tilberthwaite Deep level is accessible if you can park up the gill, spaces fill very quickly. I usually park on the little hump near the salt bin opposite the track up to the mine.
Topic: Coniston
Paul Marvin

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/10/2020 15:19:20   Subject: Coniston
[quote="alex17595"]There's also Hodge close and assorted quarries nearby if the weather is really bad, it's mostly open pits apart from a few large chambers.

The advantage being that you ca
Topic: Bagshaw
Paul Marvin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/09/2020 17:56:54   Subject: Bagshaw
Hi Guys

Anybody know if this is back open ?

Paul
Topic: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
Paul Marvin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2020 18:24:44   Subject: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
[quote="ChrisJC"]Personally I would go to Rhosydd. It's a nice walk up to it (weather depending!), and you can have a good poke about inside without the need for any gear. If you're brave, you can cli
Topic: Lead ingot from wreck
Paul Marvin

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/09/2020 20:14:30   Subject: Lead ingot from wreck
[quote="legendrider"]Just winging it a bit here, maybe the legend PO?NTPRAN is a multiple abbreviation like you used to see on old coins (FID:DEF:IND:IMP) etc

The central motif P = Plumbum?
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Paul Marvin

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 14/09/2020 11:23:10   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Roy we tried that route as a potential way for getting up there with dive kit, although it does at first glance look better it isn't.

BTW are we ok to go and have a nosey in there when we g
Topic: Hello!
Paul Marvin

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/09/2020 17:19:09   Subject: Hello!
Hi Buddy

You will get some entertainment off hear that's for sure :thumbsup:
Topic: Look at This Bad Boy
Paul Marvin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/09/2020 17:42:01   Subject: Look at This Bad Boy
With Acetylene ? :o
Topic: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
Paul Marvin

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/09/2020 18:25:56   Subject: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
;(
Topic: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
Paul Marvin

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/09/2020 17:04:17   Subject: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
That journal looks more like 1985 not 2005 , thanks for sharing it .
Topic: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
Paul Marvin

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/09/2020 16:57:33   Subject: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
Thanks for the honest answer Dr J really appreciate it . Will stick to the caves in south wales for this break then :thumbup:
Topic: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
Paul Marvin

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/09/2020 11:20:49   Subject: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
Yes I know mate that search engine I also find not very good ;(
Topic: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
Paul Marvin

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/09/2020 11:01:07   Subject: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
There is buddy

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Brookmans-Limestone-Mine_21277/
Topic: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
Paul Marvin

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/09/2020 08:04:20   Subject: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
Just looking at this guys and thought it looks a good trip, we are down in Sth Wales in a few weeks and wonder if anybody would have the time to introduce us to the place OR is it not worth a 2 Hr dri
Topic: Look at This Bad Boy
Paul Marvin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/09/2020 11:15:52   Subject: Look at This Bad Boy
[quote="pwhole"]I seem to remember The Crazy World of Arthur Brown also had one of these when he was on [i]Top of the Pops[/i] ;)[/quote]

Top of the pops, now there's blast from the past sh
Topic: Look at This Bad Boy
Paul Marvin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/09/2020 17:34:01   Subject: Look at This Bad Boy
Still nice though :thumbsup:
Topic: Look at This Bad Boy
Paul Marvin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/09/2020 16:18:19   Subject: Look at This Bad Boy
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114132350741


Is that not cool or what guys !
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Paul Marvin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/09/2020 17:41:05   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Crime Drama
[quote="John_Smith"][quote="Paul Marvin"]Ha Ha
A crime drama featuring the notorious gang called the " Thursday Nighters " that would be good. :lol:[/quote]

Aw jeez I got this mixed u
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Paul Marvin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/09/2020 17:39:13   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
That's normal Roy, a friend of mine years ago when Peak Practice was being filmed spend two days filming a fight scene and it got about 10 seconds on the TV screen ;(
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Paul Marvin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/09/2020 08:20:12   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Ha Ha
A crime drama featuring the notorious gang called the " Thursday Nighters " that would be good. :lol:
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Paul Marvin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/09/2020 16:47:15   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Nearly got to the end of this now guys ( Hinterland ) good but we enjoyed Hidden more so we would prefer a third series of that as opposed to a fourth Hinterland

OR what about a combined dr
Topic: Hi all!
Paul Marvin

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2020 20:48:44   Subject: Hi all!
[quote="Down and beyond"]Yup sadly not all the group was prepared when we got to the hand line such a shame ! Them lower levels look amazing will definitely be leading a trip their to the deepest sect
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Paul Marvin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/08/2020 20:50:12   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
soon be starting Hinterland guys and notice there are 3 seasons is it all one story line or three different ones ?
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
Paul Marvin

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/08/2020 07:51:25   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
Or like a lot of people nowadays in cloud cuckoo land !
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
Paul Marvin

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/08/2020 11:45:32   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
Talking about Nenthead, if you are approaching the village from the west side ie the Alston pass side, there is a GOOD chance that there is a mobile speed camera there as you go down the hill into the
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
Paul Marvin

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/08/2020 18:48:52   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
Well buddy you are in a great area for mines ! there are some good Welsh guys on here that will give you some great advice ( they have me in the past ) and present
Topic: Sheffield-based newbie to caving and mines
Paul Marvin

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/08/2020 17:23:42   Subject: Sheffield-based newbie to caving and mines
welcome along buddy . Anything in Derbyshire mines or caves be happy to help you with pretty good knowledge elsewhere but not as good as guys local to the areas
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