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Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/08/2020 13:17:35   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
“... watch out for several of the rural scenes, often at chapels...”

Stereotyping? :lol::lol:
Topic: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2020 11:08:02   Subject: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
If the culprits wisely invest their swag proceeds it may go some way to pay for the ventilator they’ll need later in life.
Topic: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2020 17:42:18   Subject: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
Great Photos. I remember going to a talk by the photographer at Penrhyn camera club about how he took them. His name escapes me at the moment.

Slightly misleading text accompanying the ph
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2020 11:21:51   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
I’ve been using one of these from time to time, having rediscovered it in the shed some years ago. Only recently did I realise it’s a WW1/2 entrencher. Great tool for confined digging (clearly). Thes
Topic: 2x Honeywell 15 minute escape set
TwllMawr

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/07/2020 15:34:01   Subject: 2x Honeywell 15 minute escape set
[quote="Down and beyond"]Il remove the post to save any confusion mate and message you many thanks , I also use these at work in drains a different atmosphere I understand, but have never had a pr
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/06/2020 16:18:44   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
Had a thorough look about down there more than a few years ago but never found any gaps large enough to suggest likely ways through for anything but the water.

Thinking about it, wouldn’t
Topic: Photography in caves
TwllMawr

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/06/2020 12:24:32   Subject: Photography in caves
[quote="Blober"]...I've been using the Emisar D4 for awhile now, 4300 lumens from a single 18650 is rather incredible. Its a really nice floody optic and perfect for lightpainting.[/quote]

Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
TwllMawr

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 19:11:47   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
My father who worked at Cook’s Explosives Penrhyn (for 47 years!) told me of a time when a crew were transferring Cordite to Croesor one morning and found a couple of campers close by (real ones then
Topic: Photography in caves
TwllMawr

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/06/2020 18:11:51   Subject: Photography in caves
[quote="gingerlycolors"]I recommend using the Olympus TG5 camera for underground photography. It comes with a function called Live Composite Mode which enables you light-paint a photo and see the resu
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
TwllMawr

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 17:07:11   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
[quote="sinker"]
"The past is a foreign country:

they [b][i]get things done[/i][/b] there"

;)

[/quote]

... As in the early 90’s, Bangor city’s sewage
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
TwllMawr

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 13:32:15   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Interesting. Thanks.

I wonder what sea floor environmental assessments would have been carried out before and after. None then probably.

Lots of sea creatures beyond the periphe
Topic: Back underground ????
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 10:21:57   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="ttxela"]
Does anyone think this is a terribly irresponsible plan?[/quote]

Sounds reasonable. Bear in mind you’ll probably rub your nose/face sometime along the trip.

Topic: Photography in caves
TwllMawr

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 17/06/2020 08:14:57   Subject: Photography in caves
Here's one of my many perfect pictures taken with the natural light available underground.

[photo]120708[/photo]
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/06/2020 10:36:26   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="50shadesofgreen"]I'm not going to read it all again, as it's tosh. But there was mention of some kind of outdoor pursuit area. What kind of enterprise like that would you like to see there?[/q
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2020 14:06:23   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="Blober"]I've just remembered the term I was looking for

"Spinning bowtie extravaganza" :lol:[/quote]


Looking at the concept illustrations it reminds me of the Gaiet
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2020 23:09:34   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
[quote="John Lawson"]Hi whilst you are correctly offering your pessimism over the chances of finding any useful welsh, gold. Please remember that we have at least two viable gold mines in the U.K. one
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/05/2020 20:37:38   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Cardiff where the decisions for Pwllheli are made is also closer than London.

BTW, the link to Daily Pointless that 50shadesofgreen posted today was dated the 11 April. Thats over...
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2020 12:48:10   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="Peter Burgess"]We need to find someone who loves model boats, and get them to sail a model motor torpedo boat armed with live mini torpedos. I'd have a go![/quote]

I understand Llyn
Topic: Maentwrog Power Station
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2020 10:40:25   Subject: Maentwrog Power Station
Wonderful photos. Thanks.

Brought back the recollection of oily warm air that seem to be a part of olde galleries with large alternators/motors.
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2020 10:10:09   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="Dr J"]
From experiences, resistance etc encountered in the past by Go Below, especially at the start on account of a certain Mr Miles not being 'local'..suspect the latter of the two..
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2020 16:58:08   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Perhaps a few on walks have seen Go Below people about there and misinterpreted what was going on. Big shame however frustrated folks are becoming with all of this.

I know of a few legit
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/05/2020 14:26:04   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
Yes please Dave, I'd certainly like a read of the article.

It's all part of the jigsaw.

I guess Simon will want to throw buns my way for asking this... Is it possible to split t
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/05/2020 13:08:03   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
Pretty much agree. With the camera placed around the elbow of the highlighted area.

[photo]120416[/photo]
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/05/2020 18:47:09   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
The location of the substation and the dogleg on the lines diverging to Glyn Rhonwy and Cefn Du on Dave's second diagram seem to marry up nicely.

Who would think power distribution networks
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/05/2020 18:16:10   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
very interesting. Thanks Dave.

I think it's still there, but there used to be quite a hideous looking substation South West of Llanberis towards Bwlch Maesgwm (above Snowdon Ranger YH on t
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 10:33:40   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
[quote="John_Smith"] I signed in especially to comment that the similarity is quite striking :lol:[/quote]

You wouldn't be saying that if you saw my shaven look... :-[


[pho
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/05/2020 09:41:54   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
To highlight the importance of Cwm Dyli power station, it was also used to power one of Marconi’s transatlantic transmitters on Cefn Du by Waenfawr from 1913. Pulling around 370kW off the network, it
Topic: Novel, but fatal, use of a straw hat
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2020 14:07:05   Subject: Novel, but fatal, use of a straw hat
Thanks. Very interesting.

Also on Peter's theme on misusing explosives...

Diphwys-Casson-Fatality...
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Diffwys-Slate-Mine/Diphwys-Casson-Fa
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2020 13:01:59   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
[quote="sinker"]

Brilliant! And a 'cameo appearance' by our very own TwllMawr at 01:17:16 too :lol:

[/quote]

I'd like to think I'm somewhat sprightlier looking, but my
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2020 12:33:37   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Peter Burgess"]The most I can see is dismissive resentment, but sort of understandable.[/quote]

I'm Disappointed. I was aiming for 'strong objection and very understandable'. ;) :
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2020 11:53:39   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
20-30 huts... So its ok to misspend around £300,000 of tax payers money on the hobby of a very few. I really should try and find a way of trickling it my way.

It feels like the interpretat
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 21:30:01   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
What we do is a pastime. Where we choose to do it is a pastime. If a few people get together and form a club and stay together communally, it’s still a pastime. If they then rent the club out to other
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 19:59:25   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="sinker"][quote="Les W"]Hi Al

I just don't want anybody in the caving/outdoor world to miss out on free money from the government... :thumbup:

[/quote]

Is it ju
Topic: The ‘Office’
TwllMawr

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 23/04/2020 10:22:42   Subject: The ‘Office’
In the early 80’s, the operators main ‘residence’ was a small annex located mid length of the building and only reached via the main doors at the end. Sound proofing being layers of soft board mounte
Topic: Bryn Eglwys Workers photo- toddler (photo)
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2020 21:19:33   Subject: Bryn Eglwys Workers photo- toddler (photo)
Spotted a toddler in the Bryn Eglwys group photo I posted recently... Unusual?

Quite sad I know but during a bout of indefencable bordom I was actualy counting how many workers weren't wear
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2020 20:44:00   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
Weird or what?... Dry stone walling our boundary using round rocks in slate country. It's not even my job.
Topic: Theme
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2020 21:26:53   Subject: Theme
[quote="sinker"]

I'm still not convinced that retirement was the best option for our friend TwllMawr. He appears to have WAAAY too much time on his hands these days. His behaviour has becom
Topic: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2020 17:15:56   Subject: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
Reconstruction would be a great project but as Roy's mentioned, it wouldn't look as intended for long as we've already experienced around Dinorwig. The Mon cottages were trashed pretty quick and the
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 10:10:01   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Don’t forget the Wing (?) of Red Dragons lurking in an adit within Wrysgan.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 20:58:37   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
A significant dump of pharmaceuticals down a shaft at Gwydir.

Though I suspect the winner has to be the big, BIG bag of cash found down a shaft around NE Wales... Then handed in to the Pol
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 08:40:23   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Responsible local eating places are busy adapting to the situation by enhancing their otherwise fine hygiene procedures, suggesting limits to group numbers, rearranging their rooms to segregate and of
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2020 15:55:49   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
A charitable group left a new rope rigged on the first pitch along side the existing one, mid Dec last. Was quite a swift ride I recall. Is it not there anymore or is traffic so high its already thr
Topic: Estates and Slate Quarrying Seminar
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2020 16:46:17   Subject: Estates and Slate Quarrying Seminar
For those interested in such things, there's a seminar's being held at Bangor Uni on the 12th March, 5:30pm on how Estates shaped Slate quarrying around Gwynedd.

Flyer:

[link]119
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
TwllMawr

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 19:57:41   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="Speedycaver"]
I've no requirement for the search light group of torches. My view is that if 500 or possibly 1000 lumens isn't enough then check if you have remembered to open your eyes :
Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2020 11:16:37   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
Interesting to reflect over the recent Ben Nevis trainers ascent who ha and what we come across underground.

I think it was last November after lots of rain, two if us were jollying around
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/02/2020 22:29:55   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
[quote="Speedycaver"]
The problem with swimming across the chambers is what you do with your Harness, SRT kit, spare rope, food, drink, etc,. I guess you let your mate bring them across in his d
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 6th February.
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/02/2020 19:01:05   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 6th February.
[quote="sinker"]
...I was hoping to lose a stone or three in weight...[/quote]

:lol: After last Thursday’s Pizza, and now irresistible offers of surrogate Pingu cake... Good luck with
Topic: The discovery of Drws y coed Copper mine
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/02/2020 11:46:42   Subject: The discovery of Drws y coed Copper mine
A nice share sale pitch. Thanks Dan.

I think the Romans were there sooner and Edward 1st’s been for a gander as well so we’re told. They could have peddled their way over Welsh ‘accliviti
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 6th February.
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/02/2020 17:57:37   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 6th February.
Goggles?... Check.
Elbow length gloves?... Check.
Chem suit?... Check.
Deluge shower?... Afon Ddu?
... Prepared!:thumbup:

See you there. ;D
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 23rd January.
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/01/2020 19:48:50   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 23rd January.
[quote="pingu"]I hope to be there!:thumbsup::thumbsup:[/quote]

I hope to have dryer feet than the last couple of Thursday evenings! :thumbsup::thumbsup: :lol:
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