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Topic: Golwern Quarry
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2019 12:38:40   Subject: Golwern Quarry
Looks like a bat crime.
Someone do the honours?
Topic: Golwern Quarry
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2019 10:40:57   Subject: Golwern Quarry
Question is, why is the adit being blocked off. There was nothing there dangerous, except possibly the deep pool, and they are everywhere.
Topic: Golwern Quarry
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2019 08:25:14   Subject: Golwern Quarry
I was there some years ago and it was like a local resort. Nice picnic spot as well as the swimming. If they block the adit I fancy someone will have a go at climbing down the sides, and eventually ma
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/05/2019 09:41:37   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Just a heads up as we are approaching June and bookings will be closing in a few weeks.

To be clear, the event title is misleading in that it is actually a "conference and field meet"
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2019 22:10:17   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I will see what I can do, I believe Peter is working on now.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2019 19:38:35   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Update

Trips have finally been sorted and my, fortunately few, cock ups straightened out.

Also, the lecture program is finalised bar 2 remaining slots.

Save you having
Topic: Sad news
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/05/2019 21:19:22   Subject: Sad news
Its very sad and my heart goes out to my old friend of many years Ian. He lost his wife a few years ago and now his daughter.
Topic: Midlands accessible mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2019 18:25:20   Subject: Midlands accessible mines
I live near Cannock and its either Matlock or Wales.
There were limestone bits over Dudley and one about 2 miles away from here, but the later is mainly for divers, little above water and a hosti
Topic: Wheal Peevor
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/05/2019 13:17:50   Subject: Wheal Peevor
I have parked around these sites without trouble for many years. The glass may relate to past rubbish dumping.
If you dont leave valuables in sight, which is what the police keep telling us, your
Topic: Panasonic Lumix FT7 Dive rated compact camera
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 30/04/2019 18:44:26   Subject: Panasonic Lumix FT7 Dive rated compact camera
The Panasonic Lumix FT 7 was announced about a year ago and came onto the market at about £400. Biding my time, now as expected, prices have dropped and I was able to pick up a manufacturer refurb (re
Topic: Parys mountain access
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/04/2019 18:20:22   Subject: Parys mountain access
Main underground workings are locked. PM on the way with a contact.
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2019 21:49:12   Subject: NAMHO 2019
The NAMHO webiste has been improved with trip details available from a menu. The CMT end improved by trips details made more obvious on the trips page.

More trips are to be added, especiall
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2019 15:05:13   Subject: NAMHO 2019
This is in general.

The NAMHO bookings website is really just for bookings as the info on there is limited.

To get everything you need our own at www.cambrianmines.co.uk
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2019 15:03:40   Subject: NAMHO 2019
[quote="ttxela"][quote="royfellows"][quote="ttxela"]Hello Roy

How do I amend my booking to book the trips if I am a f*$kwit that has forgotten his booking number? :lol:

Thanks...
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2019 14:24:41   Subject: NAMHO 2019
[quote="ttxela"]Hello Roy

How do I amend my booking to book the trips if I am a f*$kwit that has forgotten his booking number? :lol:

Thanks...sorry......[/quote]

Same
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2019 14:18:57   Subject: NAMHO 2019
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="royfellows"]From Hafod Hotel ( our caterers)

The Vegetarian option is :

Ratatouille and Goats Cheese Stack with Garlic Bread and Salad. This is bas
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 15/04/2019 11:16:31   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
I think a bit of a fess up regarding our own early exploits.

I did a bit in a slate mine in my late teens with hard hat and carbide lamp loaned by a friend.
Much later I started again
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2019 08:57:21   Subject: NAMHO 2019
From Hafod Hotel ( our caterers)

The Vegetarian option is :

Ratatouille and Goats Cheese Stack with Garlic Bread and Salad. This is basically layered vegetables with Goats che
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2019 17:38:52   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Alex

BBQ is alternative to the Saturday night dinner, says "Sat". If its a record number of delegates I feel I need to cater for the numbers.

Mike. Is the third option a veggie a
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2019 13:48:29   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Hi people

I need to get a couple of things sorted.

1/ vegetarian meal option, Saturday evening dinner.
I need to ascertain whether this option is required, and popular prefe
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 14:19:26   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Use as you wish, its in my personal album.

[link]115780[linkphoto]115780[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 09:17:46   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
There was somebody, not that lot, who uploaded footage taken in Cwmystwyth Lefel Fawr. Talking in whispers he describes how he is risking his life to reveal the secrets of the deadly place.

Topic: PDHMS - Bulletins free
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 10/04/2019 10:23:19   Subject: PDHMS - Bulletins free
I can put the ones Alex wants in the car for NAMHO. he an old mate.
;D
Topic: PDHMS - Bulletins free
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/04/2019 12:39:56   Subject: PDHMS - Bulletins free
I will take the 2 volume 9s and happy pay for the postage.

If no takers for the others I will have them as well and give them to the museum for their shelves rather than see them skipped.
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2019 17:00:40   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Not yet Mike, Peter is working on it. We had a talk at the NAMHO council meeting.
He is going to slot David James in first on Sat to free up the rest of his time.
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2019 15:20:52   Subject: NAMHO 2019
First trip booking list, will be added to or modified according to demand.

Underground Trips
Thursday
U11/ Henfwlch 2.30 Lead by Roy Fellows who will recount history of opening up
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2019 11:28:10   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Can people who have booked on line and send the money to me please be so kind as to remember to enclose their delegate numbers.
Topic: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 01/04/2019 19:06:11   Subject: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
You are correct, I have it in front of me, its dated 1981. But dont feel inclined to put it on line due to possible copyright.

It was given me some time ago by Simon H who drew it and who I
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2019 14:45:58   Subject: NAMHO 2019
I need to sort out trips list, ...but
It will remain flexible in that any trip that attracts little interest will probably be cancelled to make room for an extra trip into a more popular mine.
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2019 12:49:17   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Just a heads up, Cwmystwyth Crossroads SRT through trip added to the trips list
Topic: Cae Sara, Myddfai
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/03/2019 09:12:41   Subject: Cae Sara, Myddfai
I have a vague memory of reading somewhere of an adit in very dangerous state, and this was years ago, and having trucks in it. Also an unfriendly landowner.
Topic: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2019 10:22:07   Subject: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
Am I missing something, cant find it in the database.
Also, I note that "Wheal Speed" has "Wheal" spelt "Wheel" so is out of alphabetical order.

EDIT
Got it from the photo link, n
Topic: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2019 10:15:30   Subject: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
So Very Foolish: A History of the Wherry Mine, Penzance

https://www.moorebooks.co.uk/So-Very-Foolish-A-History-of-the-Wherry-Mine-Penzance.html

Unfortunately currently out of sto
Topic: Weardie Beardies - Cornwall's Mining Oddball Meetup
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/03/2019 11:46:48   Subject: Weardie Beardies - Cornwall's Mining Oddball Meetup
I will look in if down your way on the right day. I don't have a beard and don't like them but really am very weird.
Topic: Wheal Sophia Copper Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/02/2019 21:19:06   Subject: Wheal Sophia Copper Mine (mine)
[quote="neutronix"]According to the annotations on the Hamilton Jenkin Map 37SE,
Cornwall South Tamar Lead Mines "formerly called Moditonham or Wheal Sophia", Mining Journal 13th August 1853[/quo
Topic: Wheal Edward and Owles, a big question.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/02/2019 13:08:47   Subject: Wheal Edward and Owles, a big question.
I was down there before the West Owles shaft was plugged and the shaft was blocked with the usual rubbish. But must have been open before that up until???

I gained the Cargodna Adit by goin
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/02/2019 12:15:16   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I would try again later, there have been a lot of bookings made already, might be a temporary server issue.
Topic: Newbie S Wales
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/02/2019 13:45:53   Subject: Newbie S Wales
An easy stroll through is Upper Dinas Silica Mine, at your own risk of course.
(I own it)
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/02/2019 11:45:39   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="Manicminer"]Is the lecture program repeated on both days or will they have different content[/quote]

The norm is to have new talks each day

Mike[/quo
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/02/2019 09:22:21   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Lecture program update

Mine exploration as a research tool - applications in mining history, geology and archaeology

Mine exploration, using speleological techniques, takes the r
Topic: Advice needed on lamp improvements
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/02/2019 13:52:29   Subject: Advice needed on lamp improvements
[quote="Pete Monkhouse"]Hi Roy (and others!)

I'm looking at the LTC3454 although I suspect there are many alternatives.

Regards, Pete[/quote]

I have not worked with o
Topic: Masson Video
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2019 11:01:02   Subject: Masson Video
I think that in some respects mine exploration still needs to gain ground to be universally regarded as a legitimate leisure activity.

I also see the best way to progress is to take owners
Topic: Advice needed on lamp improvements
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/02/2019 11:11:14   Subject: Advice needed on lamp improvements
If the cells are in pairs there is a Hammond box that just takes them and allows for a PSB and cable gland, but need sealing in as box isn't waterproof.
Use the black nylon glands with cable sup
Topic: Advice needed on lamp improvements
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/02/2019 19:31:27   Subject: Advice needed on lamp improvements
Bit more
I dont know how your cells are housed but if you are using 18650 battery holders (held by springs) beware of fitting unprotected OEM cells with a management circuit. A sharp jolt could c
Topic: Advice needed on lamp improvements
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/02/2019 19:28:20   Subject: Advice needed on lamp improvements
[quote="Pete Monkhouse"] I'll test the condition of what I have and have a think.....
[/quote]

Would you like me to read your tea leaves?
:lol:
Topic: Advice needed on lamp improvements
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/02/2019 16:51:02   Subject: Advice needed on lamp improvements
Here she is:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Sanyo-NCR18650GA-Li-Mn-3500mAh-INR-10-20A-3-7v-18650-battery-case-UK-genuine/182235740604?epid=2256157998&hash=item2a6e18b9bc:g:MIEAAOSwlzZbKTaR:rk:2:pf
Topic: Advice needed on lamp improvements
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/02/2019 16:45:07   Subject: Advice needed on lamp improvements
You came to the right shop.

XRE-Q5s are really obsolete now and looking at the drivers they should still be considered good.

I would move forward by replacing the emitters with C
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/02/2019 10:57:16   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Henfwlch

I have been working things out re a possible round trip and noting that the no 1 winze which takes water is only vertical for 8 metres before it picks up a slight underlie. This ma
Topic: Wheal Edward and Owles, a big question.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/02/2019 21:20:03   Subject: Wheal Edward and Owles, a big question.
With Dickie kindly uploading more of his photos from the 1970s and the latest being Wheal Edward, I have a question that I have pondered on for years.
Has West Owles pumping shaft ever been open?
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/02/2019 21:13:50   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="danswift"]Roy, Is there any trips running at the weekend or just lectures? And will there be a trip schedule up soon? Cheers.[/quote]

Already answered

[quote="royfellows"
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