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Topic: Collapse at Dorothea - 04/07/2020
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/07/2020 20:05:23   Subject: Collapse at Dorothea - 04/07/2020
https://www.facebook.com/groups/43619826683/permalink/10158448980581684/
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2020 09:12:34   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
[quote="Chrissie4224"]ExploringWithFighters never venture underground without guides who know the mine working and know how to navigate all the tunnels etc safely. They wear the appropriate clothing a
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/06/2020 12:24:17   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
It's entirely possible to work out the location of virtually all the locations, so not naming them doesn't keep them off the radar. Particularly landowners - for example, the Coal Authority, who have
Topic: House with an incline?
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2020 16:45:35   Subject: House with an incline?
There are probably some puns easily available - but anyway, if you've ever wanted a house with an incline, here's one:

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/local-news/west-country-man-builds
Topic: Dark Theme
Vanoord

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 31/03/2020 22:06:25   Subject: Dark Theme
No.
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Vanoord

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/02/2020 20:34:51   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="rikj"]I think there was some spam that has now been removed.[/quote]

Correct.

It lasted about 3 minutes... :guns:
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Vanoord

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/02/2020 09:33:48   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="MollyTaylor"]Here is the best online platform to get the best quality flashlights, ******[/quote]

And here is the quickest way to get banned from AditNow ;)
Topic: Sten
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/02/2020 10:02:11   Subject: Sten
Batteries all gone now.

Best option was to use one of the Fenix headlamp 18650 packs with a StenLight connector on them but I've not been able to get hold of the Fenix battery boxes for a
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2020 13:38:20   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
The 'Carbis Bay Crew' have the following to say:

[quote]A long time before teh interwebs, there were people going down holes and most of them belonged to caving clubs.

Caving clu
Topic: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 14:03:11   Subject: 2020 Calendar - JUST 15 LEFT
A big batch was posted on Friday, so good to know it's arriving now :thumbup:

Orders placed over the weekend will go out in tonight's post and there are 15 calendars remaining, so if you wa
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Open for orders!
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2019 17:33:07   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Open for orders!
[mod]Thread tidied up with order link, locked.[/mod]
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2019 13:06:07   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
I'd agree with that.

The split is usually one Rescue Organisation, one preservation / history group.

In the absence of any other preservation / history being being proposed, I'
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Vanoord

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2019 17:26:43   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
I would be happy with CATMHS.
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
Vanoord

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 28/11/2019 15:56:33   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
[quote="r1xlx"]it is only a strange theory to fools who think themselves evolved from monkeys.
get a bag of monkey nuts and go swing through the trees.
[/quote]

:sigh:
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
Vanoord

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 28/11/2019 13:58:02   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
[mod]:blink:

Feel free to discuss stone cutting in ancient times and probably there will be someone registered here who knows a lot about it.

Dissolve into strange theories or i
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 21st November
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2019 21:27:59   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 21st November
My suspicion would be that there is a fair bit that's not been seen for a long time in Parc, but it involves either climbing or descending.

The current Levels 2 and 3 are relatively modern
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 21st November
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2019 09:38:47   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 21st November
I wonder if Mrs.Vanoord would mind me skipping my wedding anniversary to come along... :o
Topic: Bwlch Glas Lead Mine
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2019 09:36:51   Subject: Bwlch Glas Lead Mine
This may be of some interest: http://orapweb.rcahms.gov.uk/coflein//S/SJSH04.pdf
Topic: Hartham Park Limestone Quarry fly-through
Vanoord

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/11/2019 18:11:54   Subject: Hartham Park Limestone Quarry fly-through
I happened across this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhJaJBTR1PQ
Topic: Halkyn District United Mines
Vanoord

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/10/2019 19:44:21   Subject: Halkyn District United Mines
No doubt United Utilities will be particularly pleased to see their mine workings in glorious colour on the Daily Post's website. Not.

Given they have a legal obligation to keep the place s
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...
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