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Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/03/2019 13:22:36   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Thanks for your efforts in maintaining access Pete. I've yet to go underground at Mandale - hopefully soon!
Topic: Weardie Beardies - Cornwall's Mining Oddball Meetup
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/03/2019 08:02:16   Subject: Weardie Beardies - Cornwall's Mining Oddball Meetup
[quote="Moorebooks"]Tamarmole you are always welcome in Shropshire[/quote]

Or indeed the broad featureless wasteland of the fens.
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/03/2019 08:18:39   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Ah, yes. Cambridgeshire certainly has/had lots of surface workings, there is still a great deal of quarrying for gravel going on very close to our house - but I'm still only aware of the two sites whe
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/03/2019 14:50:17   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Got mine the other day too, not had much of a chance to look at it yet but looking forward to having a read later :thumbup:
Topic: Search Mines, Am I missing a trick?
ttxela

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 26/02/2019 12:00:06   Subject: Search Mines, Am I missing a trick?
I usually try and find nearby sites if I am going somewhere, say for instance a campsite.

The way I usually do it is to go to search for mines in the Landranger grid square my location is i
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/02/2019 12:20:14   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
I'm definitely going to order a copy, however......

[quote="Moorebooks"]
Every county in England has a network of mine and quarry workings, a little-seen underground world that is full
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/02/2019 18:44:54   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="royfellows"]
You can have your cake and eat it at this one
:lol:[/quote]

And possibly even your mixed berry roulade :lol::lol:

Sorry Roy, couldn't resist - seri
Topic: Mine Dive Video
ttxela

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/02/2019 15:29:58   Subject: Mine Dive Video
Indeed - great video :thumbup:
Topic: Masson Video
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2019 08:52:06   Subject: Masson Video
I think its a difficult line. I post videos myself and after a misunderstanding a couple of years back am much more careful now.

The videos are great. I think on the positive side if a wide
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/02/2019 19:58:43   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Successfully booked up now - looking forward to it.

My booking number is in the double figures this year - who got the coveted delegate no. 1 :lol:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 04/02/2019 20:18:46   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]26/1/19 South Wales Iron Mine[/b]

A bit of a mine trip during the WCMS dinner meet.

Many thanks to our guide for showing us this fascinating site :thumbup:

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Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/02/2019 19:26:23   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="malachite"]I've fixed this now. I mis-keyed that only 05 people could have desserts instead of 95 people. If you are one of those who wanted a dessert but couldn't book it, you should be abl
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/02/2019 11:02:58   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="gNick"]Oddly I got the same error with lemon cheesecake.
It works if you don't have the pudding - the sacrifices we must make :([/quote]

:ohmygod::ohmygod::ohmygod: :(
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/02/2019 11:48:15   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Just tried to book and completed the form only to be told it couldn't be processed because of insufficient supplies of mixed berry roulade :lol:

Gets the prize for most original error messa
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/02/2019 14:34:40   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I'll take a look at making a booking later this evening - looking forward to it :thumbup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 23/01/2019 20:58:49   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]19/1/19 Ritual Protection Marks[/b]

A trip to the South East to help with a project to find and record ritual protection marks in a stone quarry.

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Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/01/2019 20:47:31   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
My first attendance was in 2007 so I only really remember the current field trips and lectures mix. I did book for 2006 but as I recall had to cancel due to an impressively spectacular episode of food
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/01/2019 10:29:57   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="Moorebooks"]
you are less likely to see a guest lecturer that has travelled over from the USA as happened at the Dublin Conference.

Mike[/quote]

Yes, by a strange
Topic: Rhiwbach Video
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/01/2019 14:49:29   Subject: Rhiwbach Video
Yes, fantastic video :thumbsup:
Topic: MInes Historical Trust for Ireland
ttxela

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 12/01/2019 22:15:09   Subject: MInes Historical Trust for Ireland
What sad news, the Irish NAMHO was a fantastic event and it seemed like a very enthusiastic group.

I guess if you can't go underground a lot of interest will drop off. ;(
Topic: feedback please guys
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/01/2019 11:41:21   Subject: feedback please guys
I guess it all depends what you are trying to show and who you are going to show it to. I would have thought one 20 minute film would be better myself.

Personally I never like too many stil
Topic: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2018 12:44:07   Subject: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
Just ordered mine :thumbup:
Topic: The Jet Project
ttxela

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/11/2018 11:10:22   Subject: The Jet Project
Excellent stuff, great find!
Topic: Dave Williams
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2018 13:11:41   Subject: Dave Williams
Very sorry to hear this.
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 25/11/2018 20:26:11   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]25/11/18 WCMS AGM[/b]

Time for the annual pilgrimage to Surrey for the WCMS AGM. Tradition dictates a contribution is made to a small buffet so on the way I picked up a pack of mini saus
Topic: Lamp cable failure
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2018 10:49:34   Subject: Lamp cable failure
[quote="royfellows"][quote="ttxela"]All my lamps still have belt mounted batteries, including the one made by Roy :lol:

Cracking bit of kit though :thumbup:[/quote]

yes but my la
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 21/11/2018 20:47:48   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]16-18/11/18 PDMHS AGM and a trip into Wapping Mine[/b]

A trip to Matlock Bath for the PDMHS AGM, I managed a trip into Wapping on the Friday despite technical difficulties with my bike.
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 21/11/2018 20:43:36   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]26-28/10/18 Ivor Brown Memorial Event[/b]

This was put on by the Shropshire Cave and Mine Group and coincided with their annual dinner. It seemed a very fitting tribute with a day of ver
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 21/11/2018 20:36:53   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]5-7/10/18 WCMS Welsh Cottage Track Building[/b]

A weekend spent at the Welsh cottage assisting with the track build, I had a good go at driving the vibrating roller which was a bit of a
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 21/11/2018 20:26:04   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]30/9/18 Grain Fort and Tunnels[/b]

A WCMS trip to Grain Fort, a Napoleonic fort in the Thames estuary later used as a WWII gun emplacement. Reached by a causeway across the mud.

Topic: Lamp cable failure
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2018 17:10:34   Subject: Lamp cable failure
All my lamps still have belt mounted batteries, including the one made by Roy :lol:

Cracking bit of kit though :thumbup:
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Here it is!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2018 13:15:33   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Here it is!
Excellent stuff, I shall be purchasing one to send to Texas as usual :thumbup:
Topic: Masson Quarry Access
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2018 14:27:49   Subject: Masson Quarry Access
Would be a shame if access were lost, hope its sorted soon, thanks to all those that are working on talking to the landowner ;(
Topic: Penarth Odd Metal work; any ideas
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/10/2018 14:31:38   Subject: Penarth Odd Metal work; any ideas
It was me asked a while back, nothing particularly conclusive came up and Detrus was wondering about it back then as well :lol:

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=12451
Topic: Goin' down an 'ole!
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/10/2018 13:36:24   Subject: Goin' down an 'ole!
[quote="Roger L"]Why not use a fishing rod with nylon line and a large float or paternoster to plumb the depth. then you can stand well away from the shaft. If you knot the line when you get to the bo
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 02/10/2018 13:21:03   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]12/9/18 Last day in Mulu[/b]

OK, we didn't actually get underground on the last day but may as well complete the set.... It was an absolutely fantastic prize and we were so lucky to win
Topic: Goin' down an 'ole!
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/10/2018 22:09:48   Subject: Goin' down an 'ole!
Why not use timbers or scaffold pole or something rigid to make your cross piece? If the 'ole is deep you may end up with a considerable weight of rope hanging down, maybe enough to pull out tent pegs
Topic: Members Survey
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/09/2018 15:53:30   Subject: Members Survey
Yes, bring 'em on! :thumbup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 20/09/2018 08:25:47   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]11/9/18 Wind Cave, Lady Cave & Clearwater Cave[/b]

More Mulu showcaves, what a fantastic place!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zDqbBKku3I
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 17/09/2018 13:07:16   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]10/9/18 Lang Cave & Deer Cave, Gunung Mulu National Park[/b]

Ok, no mines were involved but a pretty good trip nonetheless, this was the raffle prize I won at the '50 years of Cave Explo
Topic: Advice for newbies and beginners...
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/09/2018 12:00:12   Subject: Advice for newbies and beginners...
Last time I was in Wapping I took out about 50,000 tea lights, if nothing else the place is probably singlehandedly supporting a candle factory somewhere.....
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/09/2018 12:17:47   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
As a famous constructor of coffee tables I must admit I quite like the truck table, impressive if it is all made from scratch!

To my mind the glass top spoils it a bit, why not just go the
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 22:07:13   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]11/8/18 Reigate Cave Day[/b]

A busier day today, lots of tours of Barons Cave!
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 22:04:14   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]29/7/18 Pooles Cavern[/b]

A trip in the motorhome up to Hayfield resulted in a trip with Nikki into Pooles Cavern, not a mine of course but they did have cow identification books in the
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 21:58:04   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]14/7/18 Reigate Cave Day[/b]

Another day showing people around Barons Cave. I do enjoy spending the day there although it is quite a long day including travel!
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 21:55:38   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]2-6/7/18 Nottingham[/b]

A week spent in Nottingham on a training course for work, I intended to see if I could get a look at some of the sandstone tunnels and mines but the course took u
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 21:46:44   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]30/6/18 Dinas Silica Mines[/b]

Summer and her boyfriend Tom joined me at the WCMS cottage for the annual BBQ, we had a trip into the Silica Mines.

https://www.youtube.com/watc
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 21:43:13   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]9/6/18 Reigate Cave Day[/b]


Another day showing groups around the Barons Cave, a relatively relaxed day compared to some.
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 21:36:06   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2018 Bailey Level 3/6/2018[/b]

Sundays afternoon trip was to Bailey Level. We helped shift a boulder from the collapse at the end and watched a very interesting demonstration of an
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 17:03:04   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2018 3/6/18 Noxon Park[/b]


Sunday mornings trip was to Noxon Park, a picturesque place but I was feeling pretty rough and coughing my lungs up, probably a result of the dusty
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