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Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/12/2019 22:53:32   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
[quote="sinker"] ... Let me know your thoughts Dave, I won't have time to have s look until next week[/quote]
email sent

Note that representations on this planning application should b
Topic: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
davel

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/11/2019 16:05:49   Subject: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
The generating station was built following the acquisition in Frongoch Mine by Société Anonyme Minière in 1898 as part of their modernisation programme at the mine (see David Bick's [i]Frongoch Lead &
Topic: Ugly house
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/10/2019 22:16:19   Subject: Ugly house
[b]Caemawr[/b] (Bennett & Vernon, 1993, [i]Mines of the Gwydr Forest[/i] Part 5, p. 22)
[quote]Two parallel N-S trending lodes have been explored, with much the greater extent of workings found o
Topic: Mine pop videos
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2019 13:29:33   Subject: Mine pop videos
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Led Zep filmed a music video at Aberllefenni Slate Mine although only above ground.[/quote]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL3nFxSoApE

Dave
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/10/2019 18:01:45   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
Sinker +1 + 2 sinker jnrs
SimonRL + RockChick
Blober
Willy Eckerslyke
Don +1
Margot
davel + pamc
Topic: Tan Yr Ywen SH906767 |Llysfaen
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2019 18:06:37   Subject: Tan Yr Ywen SH906767 |Llysfaen
The starting point is to get to the old gate on Ffordd Isallt at SH90777659. (There's room for a car to park close by.)

Then, if I remember correctly ... go through the gate and head uphill
Topic: Hafod Las Slate Mine
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/07/2019 21:50:34   Subject: Hafod Las Slate Mine
[quote="BertyBasset"]... Had a look around the overgrown buildings at the top of the incline ...

... what was the cast iron structure for? Roof support or power transmission of some sort?
Topic: Moel Meirch
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/07/2019 12:42:30   Subject: Moel Meirch
[quote="BertyBasset"]I recently read an interesting article in a WMS newsletter about a 'crystal' mine on Moel Meirch near Nant Gwynant - crystal being gem quality quartz for collectors.[/quote]
Topic: Moel Meirch
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/07/2019 23:28:48   Subject: Moel Meirch
This seems to be the same site as the one Gwynfor Pierce Jones and Alun John Richards name as Nantgwynant ([i]Cwm Gwyrfai[/i], 2004, p. 204). They give the grid reference as SH645505? (note question m
Topic: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2019 17:24:16   Subject: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
In case it's useful information ...

Bowers Automotive Components Distributors https://www.bowersautomotive.co.uk/Cat_Bus-Coach.pdf list a

[quote]CAV Control board for D07X24 Low
Topic: Golwern Quarry
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2019 22:14:36   Subject: Golwern Quarry
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/end-era-landowner-takes-drastic-16322061

Dave
Topic: John Bennett
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2019 21:36:01   Subject: John Bennett
As I'm sure people will realise, I've posted the above on behalf of Rob Vernon. I imagine that anyone familiar with the mines in Gwydyr Forest will be aware of John and Rob's multi volume work on the
Topic: John Bennett
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2019 21:28:10   Subject: John Bennett
It is with sadness that I report the death of my friend and co-author John Bennett.
John was one of the first Directors of the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust.

I first met John about 19
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 13:14:24   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
[quote="sinker"]... Who knows what carnage and bending of the space/time continuum could occur? Everything will miraculously re-align itself though at a known point in time and space.[/quote]
Wil
Topic: FOUND: Gopro Black 7 on Snakes and Ladders
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/02/2019 10:28:31   Subject: FOUND: Gopro Black 7 on Snakes and Ladders
Anyone here lost a GoPro camera?

https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/lost+found/gopro_black_7_on_snakes_and_ladders-699998

Dave
Topic: GB1900 map
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2019 18:46:26   Subject: GB1900 map
[quote="JMB"]Has this map been mentioned here?[/quote]
Not as far as I am aware.

The dataset behind it (see http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/data/) looks as if it might be very useful
Topic: what's this adit
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/01/2019 17:38:19   Subject: what's this adit
[quote="mountainpenguin"] ... the gazette says its probably Clogwyn y Garreg mine[/quote]
Don't read too much into that name, it's shown on the second edition OS 6" map as "Level".

Whe
Topic: Forest of Dean photographs
davel

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/12/2018 21:14:12   Subject: Forest of Dean photographs
Thanks to everyone who sent me photos – in fact so many excellent photos that I was spoilt for choice. It's a shame I can only use a couple of them.

Dave
Topic: Forest of Dean photographs
davel

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/12/2018 15:32:25   Subject: Forest of Dean photographs
I'm looking for [u]underground[/u] photos of (a) Monument coal mine and (b) the ironstone workings in Mine Train Quarry, both in Bicslade in the Forest of Dean. (I've got surface photos so it's only u
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2018 17:53:16   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
[quote]Sinker +1 + 2 "sinker jnrs"
SimonRL + RockChick
skimble
Margot
Willy Eckerslyke
Wyn[/quote]
davel + pamc

I would add my thanks to Sinker for organising
Topic: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2018 14:30:14   Subject: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
[quote="Barney"]... Vanoord, should this not be Fanoord??[/quote]
Surely, it should be Fanwrd. ;D

(... and, before anyone else says it, don't call me Shirley!)

Dave
Topic: Thursday Nighters 25th October
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 16:14:47   Subject: Thursday Nighters 25th October
[quote="sinker"]No such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing ;)[/quote]
Hmm ... see http://tohatchacrow.blogspot.com/2015/04/obscured-by-cloudswainwrights-bad.html

Dave, who is way
Topic: Cwmorthin - geology question
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/10/2018 14:37:38   Subject: Cwmorthin - geology question
[quote="Praada"]Best fact of the day for me was them saying that every single piece of slate present on the spoil pile 'mountains' has been touched by a human hand and some point in its journey from t
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2018 23:07:44   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
See https://naturalresources.wales/about-us/our-projects/reservoir-safety-projects/gwydir-reservoirs/?lang=en

Dave
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2018 08:54:58   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
[quote="SimonRL"]I'm five foot nine and in places it was shoulder deep ...[/quote]
Hmm ... I don't think Simon is doing a good job of selling this. :( He makes it sound like Caplecleugh (where in
Topic: Prince Llewelyn slate mine
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/09/2018 18:52:59   Subject: Prince Llewelyn slate mine
A list of owners, managers, agents etc. plus a list of references can be found in Wilkinson's Gazetteer and Bibliography of the Mines and Quarries of North Wales http://www.hendrecoed.org.uk/Wilkinson
Topic: Snakes and Ladders
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/09/2018 19:30:27   Subject: Snakes and Ladders
Interesting thread on UKClimbing.com https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/rocktalk/snakes_and_ladders-692967

Dave
Topic: old hawn stone quarry - writing slates
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/09/2018 10:53:41   Subject: old hawn stone quarry - writing slates
[quote="AndyC"]I have just learned that tha visitor centre at Ogwen Cottage is on the site of 'Old Hawn' stone quarry - mentioned on their web site:

http://ogwen.co.uk/snowdonia/

Topic: Thursday Nighters - 6th of September
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2018 21:54:17   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 6th of September
Some info on the copper mine including pictures of the aerial ropeway and its bottom terminal can be found at https://www.welshhighlandheritage.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/WHH-No-65.pdf pp. 2-5.

Topic: Dog rescue from mineshaft
davel

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/09/2018 22:36:39   Subject: Dog rescue from mineshaft
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45402874

Anyone know where this was?

I note that the rescue took 18 hours (20:00 until 14:00 the next day) because the fire service "could not
Topic: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/08/2018 09:50:44   Subject: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
As someone once said "There is a book ..."

Bennett, J S & Vernon, R W, [i]Metal Mines of Llanengan[/i], 2002

I've wandered around looking for some of the sites but not got underg
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 16th of August
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/08/2018 15:19:39   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 16th of August
It's quite some time (nearly 11 years!) since I walked up the exit incline.

The top part through the tunnel is 'interesting'. Most of the packing from the incline is missing and what is lef
Topic: Barmouth Manganese
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/06/2018 16:32:34   Subject: Barmouth Manganese
I'm afraid there's not much to be seen underground in manganese mines around Barmouth, but the area is interesting as a mining landscape as a whole.

The remains are generally trenches and o
Topic: Penrhyndeudraeth explosion - Daily Post
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2018 15:14:21   Subject: Penrhyndeudraeth explosion - Daily Post
Interesting film from 1960 of the works and the processes therein. It includes the inclines, aerial ropeway and a glimpse of a tunnel mouth.

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-cookes
Topic: WMS 2016 Conference Proceedings
davel

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/05/2018 12:38:39   Subject: WMS 2016 Conference Proceedings
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The Proceedings of the 2016 Welsh Mines Society Conference at Mellington Hall, Powys are now available. The conference celebrated the life in mining o
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/05/2018 18:32:09   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
If I remember correctly, there is a continuation (now inaccessible) of the middle level on the opposite side of the stope from the steps, so I think the middle adit probably predates the stope (and po
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/05/2018 13:01:46   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
The fact that the water level in the flooded winze that Dan mentions is at adit level suggests it has no connection with the shaft near the wheel, where the water level is significantly lower.
Topic: Bizarre shaft blockage!
davel

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/05/2018 13:36:54   Subject: Bizarre shaft blockage!
Best to go around low tide (unless you want to swim).

Dave
Topic: Bizarre shaft blockage!
davel

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/05/2018 09:42:19   Subject: Bizarre shaft blockage!
There is a wagon lodged near the bottom of the shaft in Llaneilian slate quarry, Anglesey. It's visible from the bottom of the shaft. (It might be an interesting project to rescue it.)

Dave
Topic: Thursday nighters - 10th May
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 22:51:08   Subject: Thursday nighters - 10th May
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"] ... There's an SRT through trip - descending only ... [/quote]
Just remember to take the knot off the end of the descent rope [i]before[/i] you attempt to pull it throu
Topic: Clogau Gold Mine
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/05/2018 10:16:40   Subject: Clogau Gold Mine
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/gold-miner-targets-two-sites-14607474 may be of interest. The news item includes a video with a 3D model of the existing workings.

Dave
Topic: MJ Extracts
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2018 20:12:48   Subject: MJ Extracts
Considering that the mines in the list are all(?) metalliferous, I suspect it's more likely to be Orsedd lead mine Whitford, Flintshire SJ149767

Dave
Topic: Go Below at Wrexham
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/04/2018 11:14:13   Subject: Go Below at Wrexham
Mr Moulding on film ...

See https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/new-adventure-tourism-attraction-planned-14501255

Dave
Topic: Llywernog heritage weekend 24/25th March 2018
davel

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 01/03/2018 10:18:40   Subject: Llywernog heritage weekend 24/25th March 2018
http://www.silvermountainexperience.co.uk/heritageweekend/ may be of interest.

Note that the "Free entrance" only applies to the surface site, not the underground tour or other 'attractions
Topic: Lliwedd Copper Mine
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/02/2018 18:18:21   Subject: Lliwedd Copper Mine
[quote="danswift"]I went for a bit of a reccy on this today.

Started out on the Watkin Path up to the waterfalls, crossed over and got distracted by some red tips on the hillside...had no i
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2018 17:44:57   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
[quote="crickleymal"]There doesn't appear to be an address to send a cheque to either[/quote]
There is now - see https://www.namho2018.info/conf_booking/

Dave
Topic: the "origional" name of the crimea pass ?
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2017 12:42:06   Subject: The original name of the crimea pass?
According to the OS 6" map sheet Merionethshire IV.NW (Surveyed: 1887 to 1888 Published: 1888) it is [b]Bwlch y Gorddinan[/b].

The map sheet shows the Crimea Hotel near the summit of the pa
Topic: Underground diving lakes?
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2017 22:07:19   Subject: Underground diving lakes?
[quote="lazyjason"]http://www.llynscuba.org [/quote]
I think that should be http://www.llynscuba.org.uk

Dave
Topic: AditNow Christmas party!
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/12/2017 10:42:47   Subject: AditNow Christmas party!
Very enjoyable.

... and a seasonable dusting of snow on the Crimea Pass on the drive home.

Dave
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
davel

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 10:47:57   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
[quote="royfellows"]I think that the story of nuclear weapons being tested underground in either Excelsior or Greenside may come from the same shop as the steam locomotives in storage under Box Hill .
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