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Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Vanoord

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 24/07/2019 09:33:49   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote]Before I start I want to say a massive thank you to the channel members and patreons, Without you guys the channel would now be dead! YouTube doesn't promote adventure / urban exploring channel
Topic: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/07/2019 17:52:42   Subject: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours
[quote]Open Doors 2019 - Pant yr Afon Hydroelectric Powerstation

Join us in a celebration of architectural heritage across Gwynedd and Conwy.

As part of Open Doors 2019, Llechwed
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/07/2019 21:49:13   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
And you have my sword!

Er... count me in. I have unfinished business there!
Topic: Thursday Nighters 23rd May
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2019 11:09:04   Subject: Thursday Nighters 23rd May
Could you pop round and do my ironing as well? :lol:
Topic: Eckington Colliery closure?
Vanoord

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/05/2019 13:05:45   Subject: Eckington Colliery closure?
[mod]Title edited for clarity[/mod]
Topic: Sad news
Vanoord

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/05/2019 08:28:18   Subject: Sad news
Very sad news.

Kate was, well: Kate was Kate. Unique, enthusiastic, unforgettable. A one-off - and the world is a darker place without her.

Thoughts are with Ian and his family.
Topic: Tilly Whim Duplicated
Vanoord

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/04/2019 19:09:11   Subject: Tilly Whim Duplicated
Done.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Vanoord

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/04/2019 15:04:43   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="danswift"]If we're talking about publicly accessible, sensitive information surely aditnow itself is the biggest culprit? :guns:

:lol:[/quote]

Not really ;)

I
Topic: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2018 17:51:45   Subject: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
Just a bump to say there are still calendars available and that any sent out tomorrow or Friday will be sent 1st Class in the hope that they will be with you for Christmas (as today's have been).
Topic: Bryneglwys
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/12/2018 17:40:01   Subject: Bryneglwys
[quote="ChrisJC"]'There is a book' to quote the late* Tony Oldham.
Slates from Abergynolwyn by Alan Holmes. If anyone has it, Mike Moore at moorebooks will have it.

Chris.
[/quote
Topic: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2018 16:38:06   Subject: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
There is still some stock of the AditNow 2019 Calendar and there's still time to get it delivered before New Year - possibly even before Christmas if you're fortunate!

Proceeds will be spl
Topic: Farming in mines
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2018 17:36:47   Subject: Farming in mines
One wonders if the esteemed professors have been into an abandoned coal mine?
Topic: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2018 16:15:23   Subject: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
* IF ANYONE WHO HAS ORDERED A CALENDAR DOES NOT WANT IT DELIVERED AT ANY SPECIFIC TIME, PLEASE REPLY BELOW! *

Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/11/2018 14:57:41   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
Actually my good friend Pred is the main event, he does all the talking on screen whilst I hide in the background. I'm rather shy on screen.

BUT I do blow something u
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Vanoord

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2018 10:49:23   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
I think the answer to the question (sort of) is Fenix TK47.

The question is one of throw rather than flood, which pushes towards a TK series light.

Two versions - one 3,200lm wit
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Vanoord

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2018 17:51:13   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
[quote="SimonRL"]I know the stock answer is "Fenix xyz123" buts it's been so long since I even looked at a torch I have no idea what is current...

What would be recommendations for best and
Topic: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/11/2018 11:22:54   Subject: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
If anyone does happen to find something blue around the ladder shaft on Parc 2 - or outside the mine - could they please flag it up and it can be reunited with its owner. :flowers:
Topic: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/11/2018 10:35:51   Subject: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
No, but I know of something blue that was lost recently on Parc 2...
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
Vanoord

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/11/2018 14:45:34   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
Excellent, thank you! I've added two commas ;)

[quote]The Firestone Level is a part of the Rampgill Mine workings which runs in Rampgill Vein, 60m above the Horse Level, up to the area of t
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
Vanoord

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/11/2018 11:07:16   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
How about:

[quote]The Firestone Level is a relatively small part of the Rampgill Mine workings which and above the main Rampgill Vein workings for almost its full course. It was driven in 1
Topic: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2018 13:50:06   Subject: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
Another calendar caption question...

There is reference to Cwmorthin being connected to the Festiniog Railway in 1861.

At that point - as far as I am aware - the Festiniog Railwa
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
Vanoord

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/10/2018 12:39:04   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
The 2019 calendar is nearly completed, with the captions remaining to be added.

One query I have is whether there is any more information on Rampgill Firestone level.

What I ha
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2018 12:04:52   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
[quote="royfellows"]If it is at all possible to explore the adit inbye there is a section of plankway over understoping. There are traverse lines that I put in.

When I did this and reached
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2018 12:03:09   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
[quote="davel"]Hmm ... I don't think Simon is doing a good job of selling this. :( He makes it sound like Caplecleugh (where in places I was having to float) but with added 'gloop'.

It's a
Topic: Entrance being concreted
Vanoord

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/10/2018 22:09:25   Subject: Entrance being concreted
Indeed.
Topic: Dog rescue from mineshaft
Vanoord

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/09/2018 10:20:11   Subject: Dog rescue from mineshaft
Well it's nice to see that South Wales Fire & Rescue have got some use out of their nice shiny rescue pod / Thunderbird 2 thingy.

I wonder if a call to a local cave rescue team might have
Topic: Stenlight parts
Vanoord

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/08/2018 15:39:20   Subject: Stenlight parts
[quote="royfellows"]
Chinese junk?
:lol:[/quote]

Well... they do say ".....fire" on them.

They're charging on my desk. Nt risking leaving them unattended! :o
Topic: Stenlight parts
Vanoord

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/08/2018 14:06:03   Subject: Stenlight parts
[quote="royfellows"]The battery box looks very good.
I assume that the cells are connected in series and not parallel?

As I understand it, Stenlights wont work below 5.2V.
No dis
Topic: Stenlight parts
Vanoord

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/08/2018 10:26:43   Subject: Stenlight parts
I was digging though the depths of the old stock in my office this morning and found a few remaining StenLight bits.

Now with reduced prices:

Mains battery charger - https://www.
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2018 21:45:52   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
I am very doubtful that the wheels (in particular) are of modern manufacture...
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2018 20:42:38   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1800s-slate-mining-cart-industrial-unusual-narrow-2ft-gauge-coffee-table/223102089296?hash=item33f1ebb850:g:AbwAAOSwmCVY8zqG

It hasn't got double-flanged wheels..
Topic: Photo query: Fotty & Bowydd
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/08/2018 13:57:58   Subject: Photo query: Fotty & Bowydd
Track layout has also changed - the track closest to the building has gone.

Presumably this is the change referred to in Graham's caption, ie the change of route for traffic to the mill?
Topic: Photo query: Fotty & Bowydd
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/08/2018 10:38:54   Subject: Photo query: Fotty & Bowydd
I do believe you are correct!

That's presumably a somewhat later photograph given that the roof is missing compared to the photograph I linked to.
Topic: Photo query: Fotty & Bowydd
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/08/2018 13:47:05   Subject: Photo query: Fotty & Bowydd
This popped up somewhere else.

Does anyone have any idea where it was taken?


[link]5005[linkphoto]5005[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Campers feared missing spark rescue operation
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/08/2018 22:18:06   Subject: Campers feared missing spark rescue operation
A good bit of publicity for NWCRO :thumbup:
Topic: Stenlight parts
Vanoord

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2018 10:01:47   Subject: Stenlights
Not [i]quite[/i] the last... :o

I've still got a cardboard box in my office that contains:
- 6 battery chargers
- 1 headstrap
- 1 switch kit
- 4 screen kits
- 4 con
Topic: Hodge Close fatality
Vanoord

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/07/2018 13:44:54   Subject: Hodge Close fatality
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-44793684

[quote]The body of a man has been found in a disused Lake District quarry.

The 30-year-old man was spotted jumping "from he
Topic: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
Vanoord

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 01/06/2018 14:51:34   Subject: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
On the bright side, presumably all the web servers were running, just that they were running in lonely solitude, no visiting web traffic mode...
Topic: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
Vanoord

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 01/06/2018 14:44:57   Subject: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
Assuming this is the same incident that entirely removed internet access for a lot of the Abergele / St.Asaph / Llandudno area, [i]apparently[/i] the two cable runs are 2km apart and someone went thro
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
Vanoord

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/02/2018 14:21:08   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
Unless I'm strangely mistaken, there's no reason for anyone other than Bounce Below to be aware of a group booking for their operation, whether it's a year in advance or for tomorrow.

Yes,
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
Vanoord

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/02/2018 14:05:13   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
My suspicion would be that Mr.RL is correct and it's part of Bounce Below at Llechwedd - probably the underground treetop adventure thingy.

I suppose you could claim to be half a mile unde
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
Vanoord

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/02/2018 21:54:06   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
Mrs Vanoord - who has more brain cells than I - points out that ‘half a mile underground’ may also refer to horizontal distance...
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
Vanoord

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/02/2018 21:44:24   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
Er..

1/2 mile underground?

2,640 ft?

In North Wales?

Even at a really generous 60ft a floor, that’s 44 floors.

Anyone care to tell me which mine
Topic: CALENDAR - LAST CHANCE SALOON!!!
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2017 17:55:46   Subject: CALENDAR - LAST CHANCE SALOON!!!
All the calendars that were ordered between my posting of that message and 3pm - and thus which *should* have been dispatched today - were indeed dispatched today ;)


In other news,
Topic: CALENDAR - LAST CHANCE SALOON!!!
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2017 12:35:00   Subject: CALENDAR - LAST CHANCE SALOON!!!
I have about 3 calendars sat in my office looking for homes (Simon has a couple more somewhere).

Order by about 3pm today and they will be dispatched this afternoon and *should* be delivere
Topic: 2018 Calendar - final few!
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2017 09:57:26   Subject: 2018 Calendar - final few!
The pile of calendars in my office is getting ever-smaller! :thumbsup:

There are, if I've counted correctly, 6 remaining (plus whatever Mr.RL has) and there's still time to get them before
Topic: 2018 Calendar - final few!
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2017 14:54:22   Subject: 2018 Calendar - final few!
Anyway, with a more serious hat on...

YES! Please buy a calendar!

There are very few left and the photographs are most excellent!



[i]Incidentally... than
Topic: 2018 Calendar - final few!
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2017 14:42:03   Subject: 2018 Calendar - final few!
:lol:

Indeed.

But then again, we'd have had to call it the 'Cwmorthin' calendar ;)
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2017 10:42:38   Subject: Calendar 2018 - SUNDAY QUIZ / ORDER NOW!!
The AditNow Sunday quiz:


Are you looking for a last-minute Christmas present for someone?

Do you have an unrequited desire to look at photographs of mines on your wall for
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2017 11:25:29   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Order NOW!
Cheers! :thumbup:

If anyone can spread the word on other forums / Facebook groups (hello Darkness Bellow!), that would be much appreciated. :flowers:


Another batch of calen
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