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Topic: South Wales Coalfield book query
skimble

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/01/2020 22:06:03   Subject: South Wales Coalfield book query
Could it be this book?
https://discover.library.wales/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=44NLW_ALMA21847066280002419&context=L&vid=44WHELF_NLW_NUI&lang=en_US&search_scope=LSCOP_INLIBRARY&adaptor=Loc
Topic: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
skimble

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 22/01/2020 11:15:09   Subject: INTER - NAMHO Conference April 2020
[b]Note that the "early bird" registration period ends on 9 February[/b], after which the delegate fee increases to £55.

Here's a list of the other prices, which don't seem to be visible un
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2019 12:22:40   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
[quote="Manicminer"]Kate liked the mountains around Moel Siabod so I also vote for Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue[/quote]

But, since COMRU has already been decided on, that would leave us wi
Topic: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2019 21:53:35   Subject: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation
The Management Plan - 147 pages in all - can be found at:
https://www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/en/Council/Documents---Council/Have-your-say/Slates/Slate-Landscapes-ENG-190809.pdf
or, in Welsh, at:
Topic: Caving Videos ?
skimble

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2019 09:27:12   Subject: Caving Videos ?
[quote="ttxela"]Why not post them in the 'Pub' section, which is intended for non mine related stuff :thumbup:[/quote]

I'd second this.:thumbup: If you haven't already got access to the Pub
Topic: Maenofferen
skimble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 21:08:56   Subject: Maenofferen
There appears to be an earlier lease in 1836 (Lord Newborough to David James and William Thomas) of land known as Ffridd Maen y fferam.

https://archifau.llyfrgell.cymru/index.php/agreement-
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2019 21:36:29   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Google "Translate" made a total pigs ear of that!![/quote]
I see what you mean. :lol:

Jac Codi Baw = JCB
Topic: Maenofferen
skimble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 10:00:59   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="euros"]The spoken word might sound like Fferam , but written it is still fferm- even in Anglesey!:)[/quote]
Except when it isn't:
https://historicplacenames
Topic: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
skimble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2019 21:03:34   Subject: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
[quote="BertyBasset"]So, anyone actually been in? It does look quite low for a mine level. It also appears to veer to the left, so possibly going along the line of the ridge? Can't go far in any case
Topic: question guys
skimble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/01/2019 20:56:48   Subject: question guys
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Confusingly, if you go to that page and look at the map on the right, it shows it in Mid Wales! :confused:[/quote]
I see that the same applies for Aberllefenni and Bryneglwy
Topic: question guys
skimble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/01/2019 20:16:19   Subject: question guys
If you go to the Minllyn page
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Minllyn-Slate-Mine_1241/
and click on the "Discuss in Forum" button, you get the option of creating a new topic in the North Wa
Topic: MInes Historical Trust for Ireland
skimble

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 08/01/2019 22:09:01   Subject: MInes Historical Trust for Ireland
Here's the agenda for the forthcoming MHTI EGM. :(

https://www.facebook.com/165987500136619/photos/a.175836285818407/2045412458860771/?type=3&theater
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2018 12:04:30   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
[quote="sinker"] Ok, so add your names below if you're coming along and let me know your menu choices when you have decided. These can be sent by PM if its easier to avoid clogging up the thread.[/quo
Topic: Dorothea
skimble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2018 18:42:04   Subject: Dorothea
I note that the new company Dorothea Pumped Hydro Limited only has one director, Paul Cairns. He is also [i]inter alia[/i] the only current director of The Dorothea Lakes Ltd which previously went by
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
skimble

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/06/2018 10:25:59   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="Moorebooks"]I do have a criticism the Vegetarians were not catered for on Friday night vegetarians do not eat fish or they would be pescatarian . The same on Saturday would have been useful to
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
skimble

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/05/2018 16:38:23   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="Grout1"]Noted the Monument trip on Friday doesn't kick off until 4pm.
[/quote]
I have heard, but cannot confirm, that the Friday trips to Monument and Morse's Level actually start at
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
skimble

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 22:01:49   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="ttxela"]I have indeed had my cheque returned, it was waiting for me when I got home this evening.

I made mine out to NAMHO 2018, not sure why[/quote]

Probably because NAM
Topic: PRACTICAL INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY
skimble

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/03/2018 21:07:33   Subject: PRACTICAL INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Do the organisers realise that this clashes with the NAMHO conference?
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/03/2018 09:56:40   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
[quote="Moorebooks"]I cant answer for the organisers however the trip information is there you have to look on the site at trip before going to the booking form.[/quote]
Most of the trips do ind
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/03/2018 09:24:46   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
Are any of the conference organisers reading this thread? I would like to know:

1 Is anyone picking up emails sent to the gmail contact address given on the conference website?

2
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 16:26:44   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
[quote="ttxela"]I filled out the booking details but couldn't figure out how to pay by paypal?[/quote]
or by cheque.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2018 13:10:56   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Is this in Ireland?
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2018 22:36:42   Subject: Where Is It.... ? Not North Pennines.
I know, but I'll let someone else have a go this time. :)
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 20:33:23   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="SimonRL"]It's Bwlch Cwmllan isn't it? [/quote]

Yes! In the words of Alun Richards "[i]the body of a rubbish wagon, which following the American troops exercises in 1944 might do dut
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 20:27:45   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="Tamarmole"]Hafod Las?[/quote]

No, sorry.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 16:18:21   Subject: Where Is It.... ?
I see that there is an almost identical photo uploaded to the correct album by one of the Thursday nighters. Has the photographer forgotten?
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 15:59:19   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="SimonRL"]There's a railway connection here isn't there :-)[/quote]

It's a rail wagon innit :)

There is a railway line not too far away, but that's true of a large number
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 15:56:31   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="lazyjason"]Penarth?:confused:[/quote]

No, you're too far east.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 15:55:57   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="BertyBasset"]Wrysgan?[/quote]
No.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 14:24:50   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="sinker"] I have it narrowed down to 3 but I don't want to win by employing a 'scatter-gun' approach and just naming North Wales slate mines until I get it right :angel:
I'll let someone
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 14:16:11   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="sinker"]Rhosydd?[/quote]

No, but you're in the right part of the UK.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 13:41:30   Subject: Where Is It.... ?
Sorry, this is an above ground photo as I haven't got ready access to any decent underground ones which I haven't already uploaded.

I'm sure someone will recognise it within 5 minutes. :)
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 11:04:21   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Laxey?
Topic: CALENDAR - LAST CHANCE SALOON!!!
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2017 23:28:44   Subject: CALENDAR - LAST CHANCE SALOON!!!
I once bought a calendar which had 31 days in November. The new AN calendar, of course, doesn't have any of these mistakes.

I've already written in a large number of the date boxes on my 20
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2017 12:07:03   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
[quote="Vanoord"][i]No elves were harmed during the making of this message, with the exception of one, whose finger which was fed through a franking machine (he'll probably grow a new one). [/i][/quot
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
skimble

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 22:24:16   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
And then there were the 140 Spitfires buried in Myanmar...

http://uk.businessinsider.com/man-who-tried-to-dig-up-140-spitfires-in-burma-2015-9
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2017 15:10:47   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Thank you Simon for producing another excellent calendar this year. :thumbsup:

Here again is the link to order a copy:
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Pages/Mine-Exploration-Calendar-2018_27
Topic: One for the steam buffs
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2017 12:43:27   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="Pinzgauer"][quote="Morlock"]Can anyone remember in which year Flying Scotsman visited Cardiff?
Also, can anyone recall a prolonged driving wheel slippage incident that resulted in wheel
Topic: Old mines delay railway electrification
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2017 18:39:23   Subject: Old mines delay railway electrification
[quote="crickleymal"]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/IOTsoa0AdYw/hqdefault.jpg

I believe that is based on a real incident.[/quote]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindal_Railway_Incident
Topic: exploring new mines
skimble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/10/2017 09:13:33   Subject: exploring new mines
[quote="danswift"]I.S.C?[/quote]

Perhaps
http://www.iscwales.com/
Topic: Event reminder: Parys trip 23rd Sept
skimble

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/08/2017 16:10:00   Subject: Event reminder: Parys trip 23rd Sept
Clive, do I gather that there are going to be two separate trips, only one of which is the through trip from Mona to Parys? Please could you clarify the various options?
Topic: Drws-y-Coed Copper Mine
skimble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2017 20:15:03   Subject: Drws-y-Coed Copper Mine
When I visited in 2010 I thought it likely that there was a blocked adit approximately here:
https://zoom.earth/#53.25322,-3.8572,18z,sat
There was a suspicious trickle of water emerging at
Topic: NAMHO 2014 Conference Proceedings
skimble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/07/2017 11:30:54   Subject: NAMHO 2014 Conference Proceedings
One of the Amazon sellers has a secondhand copy for sale at £169.15 :o
Perhaps the WMS ought to consider online sales?
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
skimble

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/06/2017 23:11:36   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Yes please. One question, I assume it would be a reprint of the second edition?[/quote]
I've got a copy of the first edition (dated 1974). How different is the second editio
Topic: Quirks & Curiosities
skimble

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 13/04/2017 00:59:39   Subject: Quirks & Curiosities
Beamish's replica of the steam loco Samson is also expected to be present at the event. The original was built by Stephen Lewin of Poole in 1874 and worked at London Lead Company's Cornish Hush mine i
Topic: Llanberis
skimble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2017 18:52:21   Subject: Llanberis
There's a parallel thread here

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Community/viewtopic.aspx?t=677

in which it is suggested that bolts do not survive well in the acidic environment.
Topic: New event added ''Williamson Tunnels - Liverpool'' on 26/02/2017
skimble

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/02/2017 17:58:25   Subject: New event added ''Williamson Tunnels - Liverpool'' on 26/02/2017
I visited both Paddington and Williamson's house in Mason Street one morning last summer. Neither trip is very long, though more has been excavated at Mason Street since I was there, and I would have
Topic: Hi :-)
skimble

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/02/2017 18:51:10   Subject: Hi :-)
[quote="gingerlycolors"]I often visit the Swaledale area, usually to visit Tan Hill Inn which has some photos from the mines in it. I would be up for a trip to the mines near Gunnerside myself.[/quot
Topic: Temple Pitch (photo)
skimble

Forum: The 2007 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 30/01/2017 16:19:54   Subject: Temple Pitch (photo)
[link]110110[linkphoto]110110[/linkphoto][/link]

Wot no ladder? :confused: Has it gone for good?
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
skimble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/01/2017 10:58:25   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
It was announced earlier this month that NRW had granted environmental permits for the scheme.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/controversial-hydropower-scheme-snowdonia-
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