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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
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 16:38:40   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2018 2/6/18 Old Bow to Lambsquay[/b]


Saturday afternoons trip was a very enjoyable through route around these iron workings, loads to see here and a place I'd like to revisit
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/08/2018 21:44:45   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]
Its a bit like Conner McGreggor taking up crochet.
:lol:[/quote]

If he did I wonder if he'd take on the best at knitting at the craft show......:confused:
Topic: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
ttxela

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 07/08/2018 09:18:27   Subject: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
It's not just wildlife that might be affected by tidal power. There's no such thing as free energy so these installations must effectively slow down the tides. With the tides being caused mainly by th
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 23/07/2018 11:35:12   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
[quote="royfellows"]Thanks Alex.
Did you notice whether 'checkpoint Charley' was still there across the council road just above the car park?[/quote]

Ooops, no, sorry. We couldn't even
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2018 15:40:00   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Hello Roy

I was there a couple of weeks ago and the water levels were a bit lower than usual but not dramatically so.

Topic: Nottingham
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/07/2018 11:57:27   Subject: Nottingham
In the end the training course I was on turned out to be a little more intensive that I expected and didn't leave much time free for exploring - it was also brutally hot which sometimes left me more i
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/07/2018 11:51:05   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
As always, very much looking forward to this :thumbup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 27/06/2018 21:02:26   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2018 2/6/18. Brinchcombe Limestone Level[/b]

Friday evenings fish and chips were very well received, after that and a bit of an introduction I ducked out to pitch my tent at Clearw
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 26/06/2018 21:11:46   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2018, 1/6/18 - Doward[/b]

The week before the NAMHO conference this year I was struck down by a particularly obnoxious bug which left me with a chest infection, it was by no means
Topic: Nottingham
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/06/2018 11:54:48   Subject: Nottingham
Thanks everyone, I'll definitely look to see a few of these :thumbup:
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2018 11:53:40   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
[quote="Morlock"][quote="legendrider"]The cement industry for one, uses a pulverised coal/air fuel mix which just cant be replaced with solar/wind/wave power.[/quote]

I suspect coal is on t
Topic: Nottingham
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/06/2018 14:40:39   Subject: Nottingham
I've just ordered the book, the map with all the sites on also looks useful.

I shall report back after my visit :thumbsup:
Topic: Nottingham
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/06/2018 15:42:25   Subject: Nottingham
I'm due soon to spend a week in Nottingham on a training course. I imagine a visit to the Trip to Jerusalem will take place but are there any other underground type sites that I should visit?
Topic: Hi from Sweden!
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/06/2018 10:09:38   Subject: Hi from Sweden!
Aren't there some fairly extensive stone mines?
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/06/2018 09:05:57   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
Yes, I too had an excellent time, many thanks to the organisers!
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