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Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/06/2020 12:36:04   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
Had a very enjoyable visit there a few years back on an aditnow organised trip. My only visit to date.

Rather odd B&B I stayed in though, much running around and banging of doors in the ear
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2020 09:12:05   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="pwhole"]ttxela - I should have pointed out more clearly (I was typing in haste whilst on the phone!), that I was referring to myself considering trips, not whether you should be - I hope you d
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 17:01:23   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="pwhole"]

I'm struggling to consider doing easy sites - as has been pointed out, the trip getting out there may be riskier than the underground - though I generally use the bus, whic
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 09:18:23   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="pwhole"][quote]I dunno, this seems really messy to me. On the one had it seems official legal restrictions have been lifted for some weeks now.

On the other you have some persuasive
Topic: Wrysgan Slate Mine - 3D
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/06/2020 10:41:46   Subject: Wrysgan Slate Mine - 3D
Fantastic

As close as I can get to a trip at the moment ;(:thumbup:
Topic: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2020 22:15:30   Subject: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
Nice little discovery that adit and shaft.
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2020 10:26:26   Subject: Back underground ????
I dunno, this seems really messy to me. On the one had it seems official legal restrictions have been lifted for some weeks now.

On the other you have some persuasive arguments that it is s
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2020 08:32:53   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="Tamarmole"]Now we are further down the line I wonder if people's views have changed?

[/quote]

I'd be interested to know too. Nikki and I had our first outing of any dista
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2020 11:05:07   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="SimonRL"]

North Wales Tourism and the local councils have said - post C-19 - that they want to re-imagine tourism in North Wales; look to attract higher spending tourists rather tha
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2020 08:45:04   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="Blober"]Ultimately, can anyone explain what the end purpose will be? I can't for the life of me work out what it actually will be.

Its all well and good creating a few jobs, but the
Topic: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2020 11:56:50   Subject: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
[quote="Tamarmole"]Really enjoyed the last Shropshire NAMHO. Great venue. I particularly enjoyed the winch trip down Chapel Shaft(?) at Snailbeach. Hopefully they'll run that again.[/quote]
Topic: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2020 09:57:14   Subject: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
Was the last Shropshire one really nearly 10 years ago :ohmygod:

Was a great venue last time, looking forward to it :thumbup:
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2020 13:41:05   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Maybe he took exception to your YouTube videos.....
[/quote]

Or hoping to star in one...:thumbsup:
Topic: Green Wheelie Bin
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2020 12:08:40   Subject: Green Wheelie Bin
"Where you bin?"
"I bin in mine"
"No, where you wheelie bin"
"I wheelie bin in mine, why you not believe me?"
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2020 12:05:01   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="50shadesofgreen"].

Would be interesting to know if there were any other attempts at the "go home" and covid message nearby.[/quote]

Well there was something similar on on
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2020 21:39:18   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
I suppose if one really wanted to restore everything back to it's natural state you' should really stuff all the inside bits of the mountain that are now on the outside back in the hole they came from
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 15:52:14   Subject: Back underground ????
I did say partially solved :lol:
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 15:25:56   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="50shadesofgreen"]

When I'm in a mine alone and take a photo with an ordinary flash I always get a hazy image with a mass of white orbs on. I've always assumed that was the light ref
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 22:29:40   Subject: Back underground ????
As keen as I am to get back underground I'm rather keener to see my grand-daughter again. I've had 4 video calls so far today from her as she is desperate to see us!

Living nearby it would
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 19:12:31   Subject: Back underground ????
Entirely agree with the above. I can't think why the 'drive any distance' bit was included.

Far better to hold off until other tourism type businesses were able to reopen and communities co
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 17:28:01   Subject: Back underground ????
It seems my fears were justified. I've now read the full guidance document and it is pretty clear that as far as the government is concerned it is fine from Wednesday to jump in your car with your fam
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 12:54:18   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="Tamarmole"]Looking at the latest government pronouncements two things strike me. Firstly two people from different households can now exercise together providing they socially distance. Seco
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2020 13:08:44   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
Untangling the ethics of the way public funds are spent is a tricky subject at the best of times, for instance why do we subsidise things like performing arts when we still have child poverty and home
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 10:58:11   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Jim MacPherson"]This thread has become a bit tetchy, the OP's comment about funding seems quite a reasonable avenue for clubs to pursue. If you feel the need to vent spleen
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 09:41:58   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
I have mixed feelings on this, I imagine supporting caving club huts wasn't uppermost in the thoughts of those devising the scheme but then again perhaps the general notion of preserving the more frag
Topic: RIP Steve Thompson
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2020 09:11:16   Subject: RIP Steve Thompson
Very sad news indeed :(
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2020 08:47:21   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="sinker"][quote="jagman"][quote="sinker"][quote="ttxela"]

….this takes me probably about 4 hours each week. Since I'm not furloughed I've been asked to use my holiday allowance for t
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2020 20:49:09   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="NewStuff"]Still working here, don't have a choice in the matter. I'd [i]like[/i] to be off, and earning 80% of my usual income, but that won't happen unless a shutdown for manufacturing that i
Topic: Pangolin
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/04/2020 08:29:23   Subject: Pangolin
[quote="Roy Morton"]I though a Peccary was a female contraceptive device. Imagine my confusion:blink:
google sorted it out :lol:[/quote]

If you keep one in your bed it may well make co
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2020 08:27:41   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="jagman"][quote="sinker"][quote="jagman"]Lockdown?

Still working, partly at home, partly in the office.

[/quote]

Ahem....me too. Don't shoot me. I have reasons.
Topic: Pangolin
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/04/2020 22:02:48   Subject: Pangolin
I think it's a sort of guitar.

Captain Corelli's Pangolin is one of my wife's favourite films.
Topic: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
ttxela

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/04/2020 21:11:47   Subject: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
That does sound like a good idea Roy :thumbup:
Topic: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
ttxela

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/04/2020 19:47:51   Subject: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
Hello Lydia

That is very good of you and I know it will be much appreciated. It is fantastic to know a mine site is in the hands of someone who wants to care for their slice of history.
Topic: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 06/04/2020 10:57:43   Subject: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
I suspect the best we can hope for in 2020 is a reasonably timely lifting of restrictions and a return to club/local small scale events, especially given the suggestions that there may be alternating
Topic: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/04/2020 21:13:37   Subject: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
Yes, it's a great shame, it's a much anticipated event each year. 2007 was the first one I attended and I had a fantastic time as I have at every one since, I think the only one I've missed was the o
Topic: Nuggets!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2020 08:55:10   Subject: Nuggets!
No mines, caves or mountains around here but as someone who is still travelling a bit due to essential work I've noticed that a few people are using the currently empty roads as a bit of an opportunit
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2020 08:49:59   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="Tamarmole"]Some positive news. My redundancy has been rescinded and I am now on furlough. It looks like there may be light at the end of the tunnel.[/quote]

Well thats absolutely
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 08:59:05   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="Morlock"]Found in the 70s in an U/G storm drain, about 12 inches nose to tail.

[link]120020[linkphoto]120020[/linkphoto][/link][/quote]

Theres a selection of those living
Topic: info
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 13:08:55   Subject: info
No, I think taking the advice absolutely literally and staying in apart from the stated exemptions is the way forward. The consensus seems to be that anything else just risks extending the restriction
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 20:05:48   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ChrisJC"]This all has an air of finality about it.

Will you not re-open when this current pandemic is over?

Chris.
[/quote]

Not convinc
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 13:24:33   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Sad times. My thoughts are with you Rick. Hopefully we'll be underground together again soon!
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2020 09:33:50   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="Tamarmole"]

Too true.

Today I locked down and mothballed the George & Charlotte at Morwellham. This was my last duty as mine manager and I am now gainfully unemployed.
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 20/03/2020 08:32:21   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]12-15/3/2020 Conglog-Wrysgan-Minllyn[/b]

A combined PDMHS/Masson weekend visiting Welsh slate mines, strange how the world has moved on in the intervening days and it looks like I won't
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 08:27:38   Subject: Recommended places to stay and eat?
I think the idea has some merit for once things start returning to normal, as Rick says, just going on a jolly at the moment seems to be against the mainstream advice.

Last weekend I did st
Topic: Early Engines Conference 2
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2020 20:24:53   Subject: Early Engines Conference 2
[quote="Tamarmole"]The Early Engines Conference has been postponed until November (assuming we are out of this mess by then).[/quote]

I couldn't make the May date so hopefully I might make
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/03/2020 08:34:27   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ttxela"][quote="Moorebooks"]
Not an easy one but under the circumstances would seem sensible

Not sure what myself and others might do about accommodation we
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2020 09:03:12   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Very smart :thumbup:
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/03/2020 08:57:01   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
[quote="Moorebooks"]
Not an easy one but under the circumstances would seem sensible

Not sure what myself and others might do about accommodation we have already booked though
Topic: New group in the Southern Uplands
ttxela

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 09/03/2020 21:57:21   Subject: New group in the Southern Uplands
Looks great - might have to have a trip up......
Topic: Potosi Silver Mines
ttxela

Forum: South America   Posted: 04/03/2020 08:39:54   Subject: Potosi Silver Mines
A very good candid video of a visit into the Potosi Silver mines showing current working conditions. Interesting that they sold her dynamite in the store to take in as a gift to the miners!

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