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Posts by ladder monkey

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Topic: Parc (Slab) Slate Mine (mine)
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/03/2017 12:06:24   Subject: Parc (Slab) Slate Mine (mine)
Has anybody been round this Mine or got any photos ,as I've driven up the road I've often wondered about this?
Topic: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
ladder monkey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2017 19:02:05   Subject: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="towim"][quote="RAMPAGE"]
Just don't call me a tour guide again ok?

[/quote]

Post truth?[/quote]

Caving Instructor?

Ironic as
Topic: These won't come up very often...
ladder monkey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2016 19:29:11   Subject: These won't come up very often...
These won't come up very often...
Posted: 20/08/2016 11:47:41 Reply | Quote
Why the need for a spiral when plans had been drawn up for the standard gauge railway to be diverted round the e
Topic: The Cwmorthin Eisteddfod Chair of 1886 (photo)
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/07/2016 07:48:01   Subject: The Cwmorthin Eisteddfod Chair of 1886 (photo)
[quote="Llion"]
Nice one Miles, congratulations on getting something of local historic value back up here :thumbsup::thumbsup:[/quote]
All you now is a slate mine to exhibit it in:oops::oop
Topic: Gartheiniog Mill
ladder monkey

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/04/2016 21:42:06   Subject: Gartheiniog Mill
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of Gartheiniog Mill into a "barn conversion" home.

Estate agent details of the property are here:-

Topic: Mining exploration/caving for kids
ladder monkey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2016 22:43:24   Subject: Mining exploration/caving for kids
Cap house colliery/ national coal mining museum is not far from Brighouse and it's free and kids can go under ground
Topic: Oina Marble Quarry mid 1980''s? (photo)
ladder monkey

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 13/01/2016 19:20:29   Subject: Oina Marble Quarry mid 1980''s? (photo)
:offtopic::offtopic::offtopic:[quote="rufenig"]Allegedly some people (Russians?) are retaining typewriters so that key loggers and other spying systems can not intercept them.

Personally I
Topic: Oina Marble Quarry mid 1980''s? (photo)
ladder monkey

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 12/01/2016 20:54:15   Subject: Oina Marble Quarry mid 1980''s? (photo)
[quote="John Lawson"]Hi Jim and mine followers,
I can confirm that the plant, photographed, here was still on site, 18 months ago, when we last visited Iona.
The whole area, has been tactful
Topic: NYTH Y GIGFRAN
ladder monkey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/05/2015 11:32:59   Subject: NYTH Y GIGFRAN
Over the top from Cwmorthin
Topic: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/05/2015 17:11:22   Subject: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
Parc Slab? No has one been there?
Topic: Cwmorthin - changes to access system
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/04/2015 13:42:10   Subject: Cwmorthin - changes to access system
thanks MM it will be probably Thursday/Friday morning,what time do you open?
Topic: Cwmorthin - changes to access system
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/04/2015 21:32:50   Subject: Cwmorthin - changes to access system
Miles Has the Cafe key system started yet ?,as I'm staying 1 mile up the road next week and want to have a wander round with the kids( teenagers)
Topic: Cwmorthin - changes to access system
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/03/2015 08:20:28   Subject: Cwmorthin - changes to access system
good idea how many keys are you having cut?
will you be required to leave a deposit?just an idea
Topic: Holmfirth area
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/03/2015 20:54:14   Subject: Holmfirth area
Welcome I've a workmate who lives in the New Mill area I'll ask him next time I see him and ask him what he knows
Topic: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
ladder monkey

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 06/03/2015 18:26:38   Subject: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
Unfortunately this was an old thread and Inbye has PMed me and all stuff has goner:oops:>:(
Anyway hope to catch up with MartyMarty and Miles in Llan Ffestiniog next month
LM
Topic: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
ladder monkey

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 05/03/2015 21:17:55   Subject: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
I've a holiday in Llan Ffestiniog next month so I could collect them and drop off at both MartyMartys and Miles if there are any left .
( I live in WF3 so not far from Inbye)
Topic: Cwmorthin gate code has been changed
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2013 22:18:13   Subject: Cwmorthin gate code has been changed
[quote="martymarty"]Gate code changed cos some dick decided to remove the lock and chain at lake level leaving it completely open ...found loads of beer bottles in the as well.[/quote]Marty you have s
Topic: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
ladder monkey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2012 22:29:36   Subject: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
They filmed on a set at the studios in leeds
Topic: Moelwyn Mawr And The Mines (HD
ladder monkey

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/06/2012 19:47:15   Subject: Moelwyn Mawr And The Mines (HD
What's the Mini-digger doing at Cwmorthin
Topic: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/04/2012 12:53:18   Subject: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
I WOULD DO IT FOR FREE :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Topic: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/04/2012 16:06:57   Subject: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
[quote="grahami"][quote="AndyC"]Would it be also an opprtunity to open up any intetresting artefacts to the public?

It could be in the terms of the contract that they give the remaining wat
Topic: Cwmorthin
ladder monkey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/04/2012 15:53:27   Subject: Cwmorthin
[quote="christwigg"]Can no-one spare a motion activated camera to capture a 'wall of shame' for the Friends website ?[/quote]
Thats a good idea ,where will you erect it to catch the Chavs in acti
Topic: Leeds mystery pit.
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/03/2012 19:28:31   Subject: Leeds mystery pit.
I will have another go next week :sneaky: :sneaky: :sneaky:
Topic: Leeds mystery pit.
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/03/2012 19:27:18   Subject: Leeds mystery pit.
Pulled earlier today and could see all the stone/brick work but there are a few warning signs(which doesn't deter me one bit) then a van full of pikeys pulled up (the local council site is 300m away)
Topic: Leeds mystery pit.
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/03/2012 22:10:47   Subject: Leeds mystery pit.
I,ve driven up the A62 hundreds of times and never seen this will have alook tomorrow as I will be going down Geldard road at about 2pm ;(
Topic: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/03/2012 20:35:56   Subject: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
Should be there at the cemetery gates around 9 once school run out of w :angel: :sneaky: :glare:
Topic: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/03/2012 07:15:29   Subject: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
Same time next Thursday I will be there hopefully I won't need to rush off this time
Topic: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/02/2012 20:13:26   Subject: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
which road is the cemetery
Topic: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/02/2012 17:02:55   Subject: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
some thing came up today so I could,nt make it, but will try thursday after school run.
:oops:
Topic: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/02/2012 07:48:48   Subject: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
[quote="Cyril Maurice"]will be about down there with mi dog, round about 8-30 9-30.

may see you around dog is called Bruno .[/quote]
Where abouts down there, I will get the kids to sch
Topic: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/02/2012 21:58:51   Subject: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
Going for walk round this area on Wednesday on my day off with new DSLR
Topic: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/02/2012 21:51:24   Subject: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
On day off weds/thurs may go for a truge round the area with my new DSLR.
Drove down Hostingly Lane today while at work and could see the old tram line that ran down from Smithy Brooke towards Go
Topic: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
ladder monkey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/02/2012 16:39:40   Subject: Emroyd Pit Emroyd Wood
drove down south lane from Midgley end looking for the tunnel that goes under the road towards what is now Earnshaws woodyard (the old Prince Of Wales pit) but all I could see was loads of private /ke
Topic: Shawcross and Thornhill Collieries
ladder monkey

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/01/2012 21:51:27   Subject: Shawcross and Thornhill Collieries
Shawcross is only 400m from the border of Ossett WF5 the entrance to the Wakefield council landfill/recycling centre is roughly were the mine was.There was a bit Of a hoohar a couple of years when wak
Topic: Wrysgan-Slate-Mine-User-Album-Image-68962 (photo)
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/11/2011 22:30:44   Subject: Wrysgan-Slate-Mine-User-Album-Image-68962 (photo)
Done it six times over last20 years 3 times with the kids takes my breath away every time
Topic: Honister: Mark Weir RIP
ladder monkey

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/03/2011 20:45:22   Subject: Honister: Mark Weir RIP
Meet him briefly 11years at honister rekindled my interest in mines ,a rare maverick in today's buracratic world of pen pushing office types
Topic: Moel Fferna shaft - depth?
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2010 15:54:38   Subject: Moel Fferna shaft - depth?
where did the ladder come from then???? :glare:
Topic: Fron Boeth Tunnel - digging?
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/05/2009 13:11:28   Subject: Fron Boeth Tunnel - digging?
This a total long shot/off topic but in 1973/74 my dad was involved in the WHR on a workweek end in the valley below this mine ,lifting the track from the Croeser tramway and there was a youngish blok
Topic: Welsh Highland Railway on track for re-opening
ladder monkey

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 17/10/2008 20:34:32   Subject: Welsh Highland Railway on track for re-opening
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]I am sure I have seen a photo of one wagon still there in 1968. The rails on that section were lifted later than that possibly as late as very early 70s by the WHR (64) company w
Topic: RAILWAY WALKS BBC4 8.30pm
ladder monkey

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/10/2008 19:19:35   Subject: RAILWAY WALKS BBC4 8.30pm
Tonight,s subject is Barmouth to Dolgellau taking in former industrie, such as quarrying and is presented by the gorgious Julia Bradbury :wub: :-[
Topic: 'North Wales Weekend' 2nd/3rd/4th August 2008
ladder monkey

Forum: Events   Posted: 30/07/2008 18:36:53   Subject: 'North Wales Weekend' 2nd/3rd/4th August 2008
with the 20mm eye boltz its easier if you drill a 10mm hole first,
Topic: Trip Report - Gunnerside Gill 16/3/08
ladder monkey

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/04/2008 19:42:55   Subject: Trip Report - Gunnerside Gill 16/3/08
What dus tha mean it,s grim in deepest yorkshire swaledalr is only just in Gods own county, if you want grim go to Dewsbury
Moor where parents let their 9year old children wander around.Now what
Topic: Croesor Tramway
ladder monkey

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 20/03/2008 19:27:25   Subject: Croesor Tramway
my farther when going thru his hobby cycles i.e b+w photography, caravans,etc he got into helping the Welsh Highland Railway[1964] when they had a work weekend to lift the remaining rails .It was abo
Topic: Tenerife
ladder monkey

Forum: Europe   Posted: 28/02/2008 19:58:40   Subject: Tenerife
I went down a similar type of cave in LANZERGROTEY 3years ago ,they did a trip which was guided ,they had converted part of it into a theater+resturante, it was just north of COSTA TEGUISE . I,m going
Topic: Cwmorthin Dig - 24/02/08
ladder monkey

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/02/2008 07:06:52   Subject: Cwmorthin Dig - 24/02/08
Simon Vanoord have unpacked it all yet ,just lets us know if you need any more 2M poles
Big GrinD
Topic: Cwmorthin Dig - 24/02/08
ladder monkey

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/02/2008 10:14:38   Subject: Cwmorthin Dig - 24/02/08
Hi all, both Oliver and myself had a brilliant time yesterday it was worth the 5hour round trip. Many thanks to Steve M for giving us both a quick tour round the mine.Plus I hope FOC can find a use f
Topic: IT,S A SMALL WORLD
ladder monkey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/02/2008 20:20:00   Subject: IT,S A SMALL WORLD
part 1
the other day iwas at my daughters gym lesson were isit outside talking to another bored dad called Mark[other daughter in my son class] we talk about allsorts ,cars,planes trains and gadg
Topic: Aberllefenni
ladder monkey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/10/2007 21:18:46   Subject: Aberllefenni
i can,t believe you don,t know who ROBERT PLANT is .LED ZEPwrote /recorded there third album LED ZEPP III at cottage somewhere near Corris about 1970-71 it was called BRON Y RON or something similar :
Topic: BBC Mountain programme
ladder monkey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/08/2007 20:04:23   Subject: BBC Mountain programme
the LAKES program had HONISTER on and the PENNINES had STANHOPE i think,the WALES one is repeated on BBC HD on friday night at 21.00hr
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