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Topic: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/10/2020 09:13:14   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
[quote="peter.stockton"]Reading this thread I've hunted out an account of the Croesor Rhosydd through trip we made in January 1994. ...[/quote]
I remember reading this, and particularly the expla
Topic: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2020 19:57:45   Subject: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
For those interested in armchair shaft exploration I suggest they look at http://www.shropshirecmc.org.uk/minecam.html

This is a single cable suspended unit with a rotatable head containing
Topic: New mining regulations - late 19th and/or early 20thC?
davel

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 27/09/2020 21:31:24   Subject: New mining regulations - late 19th and/or early 20thC?
Possibly (but don't take my word for it) the 1894 Quarries Act to "Provide for the Better Regulation of Quarries" which extended the Metalliferous Mines Regulation Acts of 1872 and 1875 to stone etc.
Topic: The track (photo) bryneglwys
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/09/2020 18:20:34   Subject: The track (photo) bryneglwys
[quote="JonK"]In the 1999 edition of the book there is mention of page 61 that the incline went to floor 50 ...[/quote]
I had spotted that but took it to mean one of the shafts shown in the secti
Topic: The track (photo) bryneglwys
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/09/2020 22:43:19   Subject: The track (photo) bryneglwys
The plan and section in Alan Holmes, 1999, [i]Slates from Abergynolwyn [/i] p. 57 appears to show an incline down to floor 75B. I had thought this incline was underground and was the only access to 75
Topic: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/09/2020 17:15:58   Subject: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
The above info came from Jeremy Wilkinson's Gazetteer and Bibliography of the Mines and Quarries of North Wales - available online at www.hendrecoed.org.uk

... but we're getting a bit :offt
Topic: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/09/2020 14:47:29   Subject: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
[quote="stevem"][quote="BertyBasset"]Also for novelty value, Cae Fali, you can enter an adit, pass under the Ffestiniog Railway, and pop out of a hole on the other side.[/quote]
where is this Mr
Topic: Ardda Sulphur Mine
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2020 20:20:53   Subject: Ardda Sulphur Mine
[quote="Morlock"]Could the flagged structure be part of the incline?[/quote]
No, that's the incline and ore bins near Cae Coch sulphur mine. What I take to be the Ardda mine incline is further no
Topic: Ardda Sulphur Mine
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2020 18:22:57   Subject: Ardda Sulphur Mine
Of note is that this mine had its own railway!

According to Boyd, J.I.C, 1986, [i]Narrow Gauge Railways in North Caernarvonshire[/i] Vol. 3 pp. 172–9 a line was built with an initial inclin
Topic: Ardda Sulphur Mine
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2020 11:02:19   Subject: Ardda Sulphur Mine
I have a location for this mine as SH759658 under the names:

ARDDA MINE sulphur
[i]Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald[/i] 12 Mar 1864 p. 1
Gwynedd Archives Service – Caernarfon Archive Of
Topic: Dinghies available
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2020 21:19:09   Subject: Dinghies available
[quote="Corin"]... I came across 4 inflatable dinghies, sorry no paddles ... 3 are available for free ...[/quote]
I have two dinghy paddles (single ended) available also for free if anyone wants
Topic: Dinorwic - Snakes Ladders and Tunnels - (3D)
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2020 09:49:37   Subject: Dinorwic - Snakes Ladders and Tunnels - (3D)
[quote="TwllMawr"] ...Theres a print of a plan showing all the proper level names at the Joe Brown shop in Llanberis. The plan was made by one of the quarry workers ...[/quote]
Is this the same
Topic: Found: Headtorch Wrysgan
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2020 19:56:12   Subject: Found: Headtorch Wrysgan
Headtorch found this morning (5th September 2020) near the top of the path up to Wrsygan underground quarry.

If it's yours then contact me with description and we can work out how to get it
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
davel

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/08/2020 19:04:05   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
New battery for Roy's lamps?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/11/powerhouses-nanotechnology-turns-bricks-into-supercapacitor-batteries

I'm not sure this technolog
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 16:17:03   Subject: Hidden
[quote="Morlock"]Anyone got an image of the petrol station?[/quote]
I've been looking for one but not found one yet. there's mention of it at https://www.thebmc.co.uk/for-sale-well-known-climbing
Topic: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 15:20:17   Subject: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
Not sure if these have been mentioned on AditNow before, but there's some impressive photos of the explosives store on Martin Prichard's website at https://www.fluidr.com/photos/63164772@N05/sets/7215
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 13:06:52   Subject: Hidden
[quote="Morlock"]... The service station is actually Eric Jones cafe outside Tremadog.[/quote]
As it happens Eric Jones' cafe once was a petrol station.

Dave
Topic: Hafan Lead Mine
davel

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/07/2020 13:05:29   Subject: Hafan Lead Mine
[quote="John Griffiths"]... They were there in 1986 when I took the photo ...[/quote]
That's pretty much as I remember them when I saw them in April 2011. If I remember correctly they are on the
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/06/2020 12:01:34   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
"A multi-million pound visitor centre is proposed at the former Glyn Rhonwy slate mine next to Llyn Padarn in Llanberis."

See https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/snowdonia-set
Topic: New Zealand Gold Mining
davel

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 01/06/2020 17:33:06   Subject: New Zealand Gold Mining
https://kaelewis.com may be of interest.

Dave
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/05/2020 14:14:32   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
Hi Graham

[quote="grahami"]Both diagrams give the wrong idea, the second "map" in the "electrician" article shows the correct route from LLanberis over to Quellyn Lake then via Rhydd Du to
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2020 12:20:03   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
Gold Mines of Wales were not the first to be doing this sort of thing ...

[link]120526[linkphoto]120526[/linkphoto][/link]

George Hall (in red sweater on right of group) carrying
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/05/2020 15:36:41   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
[quote="davel"] ... [i]Ghosts of Aberglaslyn: The Porthmadog, Beddgelert & South Snowdon Railway[/i] John Manners with Michael Bishop, Welsh Highland Railway Heritage Group, 2016[/quote]
Unfortun
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/05/2020 17:10:53   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
It seems the document I’ve just uploaded is copyright IET. I thought as it was from 1906 that it was out of copyright. However, it seems that IET claim copyright on the photocopy they supplied.
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Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/05/2020 15:31:41   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
[quote="Pinzgauer"]I never realised there were plans afoot to electrify the railway. Presumably on the o'head trolley (500v DC ?) system.[/quote]

No, 3 phase 630 V 50 Hz AC actually - two t
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/05/2020 13:27:35   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
Is there sufficient interest in this topic that I should upload the 1906 article from [i]The Electrician[/i] to the Mining & Mine Exploration Documents section of the site? It's not exactly mining his
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/05/2020 11:03:01   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
[quote="TwllMawr"] ... there used to be quite a hideous looking substation South West of Llanberis towards Bwlch Maesgwm [/quote]
I saw that in August 1985, but I've not been that way since.
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/05/2020 17:39:13   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
To add to the information about Cwm Dyli power station and the Marconi radio station ...

The first diagram shows the Cwm Dyli as planned (from [i]The Electrician[/i] 1906. As can be seen th
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2020 19:56:20   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
[quote="sinker"] Orange t-shirt, back row...? :) [/quote]
Well spotted!

Dave
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2020 18:48:53   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
[quote="devondorset"] ... A lot of the underground types I know all have beards and wild hair ...[/quote]
I used to have hair :( ... still got the beard though.

Dave

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Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2020 13:08:06   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
As far as electricity is concerned, the North Wales Electric Power & Traction Company's Cwm Dyli power hydro-electric station commenced generation 13th August 1906. Details of its distribution networ
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
davel

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2020 10:11:48   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
This heaving rocks around business seems to be catching ...

I've just built a short flight of three steps to provide easier access to a raised area at the back of our garden. I can't preten
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/01/2020 12:38:11   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
According to the [i]Cambrian News[/i] Community News: Blaenau Ffestiniog today http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article.cfm?id=132111&headline=Community%20News:%20Blaenau%20Ffestiniog§ionIs=news&searchy
Topic: Found: Jacket
davel

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/01/2020 22:49:28   Subject: Found: Jacket
In Parc mine level 2 today we came across a black fleece jacket hanging on the air pipe just outby of Roy's dig through the fall before the route up to Edean's shaft. The jacket looked quite dry as if
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
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