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Topic: Thursday Nighters 14th February
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/02/2019 10:10:28   Subject: Thursday Nighters 14th February
Good trip. An hour earlier home than last week. We’re slacking. :)

I suggest an incline embargo for a while now though. I was kn@&£?ed. :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2019 20:34:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
Reportedly its where Sion Blewyn Coch lived. Well known to 4-9yo born and raised around there. :)

[photo]117124[/photo]
Topic: Photographs Of Bodgynydd (Photo ref 117118) (photo)
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2019 12:13:48   Subject: Photographs Of Bodgynydd (Photo ref 117118) (photo)
A shallow adit close to the dressing area goes SW along the footpath. Around 100Mts of interspersed shafts and stopes. Intriguingly some flooded, some not. So it’s not likely their all connected?
Topic: In North Wales for a couple fo months
TwllMawr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/01/2019 16:59:23   Subject: In North Wales for a couple fo months
[quote="TwllMawr"]Er... Manbat666’s been and gone home. I refer you to the dates. ;D[/quote]

With the earlier ones removed, post admin works I see. :lol:
Topic: In North Wales for a couple fo months
TwllMawr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/01/2019 15:45:33   Subject: In North Wales for a couple fo months
Er... Manbat666’s been and gone home. I refer you to the dates. ;D
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 6th Nov
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2018 17:03:22   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 6th Nov
[quote="sinker"] So is this a cold, wet, horrible, miserable, dirty trip then....you know how much I love Parc....:(

[/quote]

I really hope not. The idea is to drop down a hole.
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/11/2018 09:28:12   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]No, I was the highlight[/quote]

You can perpetually banquet your vanity over the next 29 days on BBC iplayer:lol:
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2018 22:45:23   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
... Similarly, we’ve been unable to undo a clash regrettably. So All have a good evening from the both of us :(

Julie & Edwyn
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
TwllMawr

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2018 08:59:33   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Other than reliability ‘Best’ being subjective though. For a while I’ve been looking for a torch having a good diffused/uniform spread to improve composite photo shots. Feedback on those boasting sho
Topic: Sunday 11th trip
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/11/2018 21:38:41   Subject: Sunday 11th trip
Regrettably my weekly Release on temporary licence only extends to Thursday evenings for now. Though I am digging a tunnel so a weekend trip could be tempting before Christmas ;)
Topic: Zombies take over Welsh mine|
TwllMawr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/10/2018 20:57:05   Subject: Zombies take over Welsh mine|
Great! Where do I post my precious cash?.

...Apart from the typical atrocious D.Post editing triggering a migraine, can I get the same kick by watching some Gaewen videos on 28daysafter? ;)
Topic: Rescue in Arizona
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2018 15:42:39   Subject: Rescue in Arizona

News quote..."After the fall, Shrader says Waddell found himself trapped -- and with several rattlesnakes around him."

...I suppose for us here, you'd need to replace "rattlesnakes" w
Topic: North Bute (Montana) copper mine disaster 1917
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2018 19:30:06   Subject: North Bute (Montana) copper mine disaster 1917
Im presently reading a book about the North Bute (USA) copper mine disaster 1917. The book has a wider scope than the mine itself but there’s a YouTube video of a lecture by another author that’s pre
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 11th of October
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/10/2018 09:33:05   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 11th of October
Planning to attend though as I’m attending an octogenarian’s mid afternoon birthday rave beforehand, :thumbup: who knows what state I’ll be in!
Topic: Quarry for sale....
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/10/2018 11:15:30   Subject: Quarry for sale....
[quote="Llion"]
£95,000 for the site...and £10 million quid of classic car parts ;D Bargain.[/quote]

Not so sure about a bargain. As well as classic cars it may also come with an en
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/09/2018 22:18:23   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
... That’s OK then. As for myself there’s was the decent around the beginning to a scary area, some accent around the middle with a muddle of dodgy ladders (with a f&&king great wooden shaft), some p
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 27th of September
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/09/2018 09:13:51   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 27th of September
[quote="John_Smith"]No SRT kit required, just legs of iron for the walk up![/quote]

... Walk Up... Walk in... Rummaging about... Walk Out... Walk back!

:(:zzz::zzz:;)
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
TwllMawr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/09/2018 22:35:45   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
[quote="Boy Engineer"]If you connected one of the "voltage of less than 0v" cells to a lamp, would it give out darkness? Or capture it? We didn't cover this sort of thing in chemistry in the 70s.[/quo
Topic: Snakes and Ladders
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2018 09:27:33   Subject: Snakes and Ladders
[quote="davel"]Interesting thread on UKClimbing.com https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/rocktalk/snakes_and_ladders-692967

Dave[/quote]

... Very. As to date there’s been access dis
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 13th September
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/09/2018 08:44:20   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 13th September
...[quote="John_Smith"]and prepare to get wet if that is your thing.[/quote]

And if getting wet isn’t your thing, levitation skills may help. ;D

Spare time allowing, I’ll be ther
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 6th of September
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/09/2018 11:42:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 6th of September
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]
It was getting pretty dark by then so we took the easier path down to Llyn Dinas instead of trying to find the one down to Sygyn itself. Need to return in daylight.[/qu
Topic: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/08/2018 10:41:51   Subject: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
Very interesting. Thanks all for the feedback. Considering the spoil around Machroes I guess there would have been extensive works underground. And all having stopped pre 1880’s according to the earl
Topic: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/08/2018 22:02:04   Subject: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
Rummaged around Cilan the other day, following the coastal path around from Llanengan to Machroes.

Can’t seem to find much, but It’s mentioned the chimney at Llangengan is an old lead mine
Topic: Olympus TG4 Info to share...
TwllMawr

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/07/2018 15:38:53   Subject: Olympus TG4 Info to share...
Bought the tg5 for work about a month ago. Also bought the lens attachment/adaptor with a filter for lens protection. Looks vulnerable otherwise. Not used it underground yet and It’ll take leap of fai
Topic: Llanberis near miss
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/07/2018 23:10:28   Subject: Llanberis near miss
Lucky! The anticipation of Facebook fame followed by the short lived joy of ignorance.
Topic: Rhosydd - Bad Air
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/07/2018 11:17:01   Subject: Rhosydd - Bad Air
Perhaps it’s that Cheviot lamb after Bear Grills and Rob Brydon made the poor thing attempt a role as a Welsh mountain breed.
Topic: Penrhyndeudraeth explosion - Daily Post
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2018 18:07:21   Subject: Penrhyndeudraeth explosion - Daily Post
Our overall family’s service contribution to Cooks/ICI added up to 130 years. 47 of them by my father who over his later time there was head supervisor on the ‘Miners’ branch of the works where they p
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2018 09:45:08   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
Perhaps I blocked out that detail as I negotiated the descent. Not quite as appealing now then. ;)
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/05/2018 22:00:31   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
I recall an interesting looking explore inby just below the middle adit as you drop and a tricky bolting/re.belay across to it. But it’s a long way to CC from there.

Worth a look though.
Topic: Hi, New Member here
TwllMawr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/04/2018 18:48:07   Subject: Hi, New Member here
[quote="John_Smith"]Tomnadashan is worth a visit, Though be very careful as there are false floors and vertical shafts from the surface down to the workings.[/quote]

... Along with the Kill
Topic: Ffynnon Badarn Slate Mine
TwllMawr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/03/2018 18:19:30   Subject: Ffynnon Badarn Slate Mine
Yep Thanks. So south of Ratgoed quarry everything's Cymerau other than a singular small level called Ffynnon Badarn on the west side which appeared between map versions 1887 and 1900

Altho
Topic: Ffynnon Badarn Slate Mine
TwllMawr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/03/2018 14:32:18   Subject: Ffynnon Badarn Slate Mine
Thanks for that. I only searched 2km around Aberlleffenni on the map and just missed the Ratgoed marker. Cymerau seems a tad off though. Still, Ffynnon Badarn looks to be a mystery as there’s nothing
Topic: Ffynnon Badarn Slate Mine
TwllMawr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/03/2018 11:33:17   Subject: Ffynnon Badarn Slate Mine


Is What's named Ffynnon Badarn Slate Mine on AN and Ratgoed Quarry or Cymerau Quarry on the OS maps one and the same?

There's little to see at the location for FFynnon B alth
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
TwllMawr

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/02/2018 19:19:44   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
[quote="sinker"]

"Prince of Wales" across from Pete's Eats? YAAAAYYY! :thumbsup:[/quote]

:o:o;(;(:surrender:
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
TwllMawr

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/02/2018 21:55:02   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
There’s a mention of each team having guide. How many individuals that actually means is anyone’s guess. But for a race purportedly (I’m guessing what that word means by the way) well subscribed, som
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
TwllMawr

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/02/2018 16:07:18   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
[quote="Blober"]I'm not even sure the allure of cheesy chips would be enough to get me running. :lol:[/quote]

Ok then... How about Cheesy Peas?

I’m told most of these events are
Topic: Deep sea mining
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2018 19:34:29   Subject: Deep sea mining
[quote="gNick"]Whether it will actually happen at full depth is another story of course, pumping slurry up 5km is going to cost a fair whack.[/quote]

.... Ignoring the density of the solids
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 8th of February
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/02/2018 12:43:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 8th of February
Hmm... Now that you put it like that I do remember;(

...Not to put anyone off, we wont be going there/doing that again for a while. Well I won't be anyhow.;);D
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 8th of February
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/02/2018 12:29:14   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 8th of February
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]This week we're in Cwmorthin Slate Mine for some friendly SRT practice. :thumbup:
[/quote]

... and pleasant (what's unfriendly SRT like then?);D
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 14th of December
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/12/2017 11:04:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 14th of December
but feel free to bring a small offering to the gods of flatulence.

... Baked beans or a whoopy cushion?

If I can figure how to get out, I’ll be there... Just looking for the cro
Topic: AditNow Christmas party!
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/12/2017 12:14:57   Subject: AditNow Christmas party!
Pheasant- starter
Sea bass- main
Bara Brith- pudding.

Do we need to make a note?

Thanks. By the way, is it Christmas!
Topic: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/11/2017 15:41:31   Subject: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
Meh, I'm sorry I missed that. Been ages since I got thrown through the front window of a pub :(

[/quote]

Hmm... Clearly very posh where you've been chucked
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 28th of September
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/09/2017 20:24:40   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 28th of September
Got it. Better planning this week will hopefully avoid being the wrong side of N.Wales without kit at 5pm on a Thurs!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 28th of September
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/09/2017 11:20:48   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 28th of September
Ok... I need some orientation here. You were at the west end of the stope where the large tree trunks are perched on each side and what look to be tunnels one leading SW and the other NW?... and obliv
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 28th of September
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/09/2017 21:59:21   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 28th of September
Coming up for air... The fridge etc. area is east if the tricky end of the stope? Or did you drop to both sides of what looks like ‘access’ each side?
Topic: exploring new mines
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2017 23:01:34   Subject: exploring new mines
... And SL! At least everywhere I've just been and thought was sort of fresh. ????
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/08/2017 22:07:58   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
So, the new door:
[photo]112688[/photo]

If Carlsberg made doors...[/quote]

So... We only need to blow the Bl@&dy walls off... then?

(Sorry,
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 24th of August
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/08/2017 08:19:05   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 24th of August
[quote="sinker"]And I declare that the correct name should "Bryn-y-Felin". All in agreement? :thumbup:[/quote]...

Err No. ;D.

My take is Brynfelin as a place name (Bryncrug; Bryn
Topic: ThursdayNighters 10th August
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/08/2017 09:50:01   Subject: ThursdayNighters 10th August
Old Sailors wisdom... the best knots are the simplest ones. As you may need to undo them very quickly to avoid grief at sea. There are parallels for explorers... needing to undo them swiftly for a qu
Topic: ThursdayNighters 10th August
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/08/2017 19:19:38   Subject: ThursdayNighters 10th August
Would have been, but for yours truly ffaffing with the ropes while all around were being devoured by midges. When we resurfaced we were inhaling them! As Wyn said... think of the protein. ;D
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