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Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2019 16:29:48   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
[quote="Bill L"]Dave did a slide show (remember?) as part of a hugely enjoyable course at Whernside. Manor. They included. my namesake in all his putrid splendor, with the tale of his discovery.
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2019 16:27:26   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
[quote="AR"]Aaargh, I'm going to have "sheep, sheep, everywhere" running through my head all day now....:curse:[/quote]

:lol:
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2019 01:04:32   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
[quote="rikj"]Only just woken up to the song reference on the plaque. March 1st 1987 the Beastie Boys released "No sleep till Brooklyn", and here in June 1987 we have "No sleep till Buckden".

Topic: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/09/2019 08:42:16   Subject: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
An interesting review. From an attendees perspective I think the organisation of the field trips was OK. At least comparable to previous conferences.

Getting a bunch of independent minded e
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2019 14:05:58   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Unless what we think are half wheels are just really firmly set into their bases.....
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2019 08:33:30   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="Morlock"]I suspect one half would equal one monument and command a higher premium as the complete wheel equals two monuments?;D[/quote]

Although every time I've seen a half wheel u
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2019 14:25:28   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Have a good holiday Roy :thumbup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 31/07/2019 21:58:24   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]5/7/19, Cwmyswyth Level Fawr[/b]

A good look around with Roy, some impressive work in here, another group in the mine at the same time went down the skipway.

[link]118597[link
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 31/07/2019 21:42:36   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]4/7/19, NAMHO 2019, Pant Mawr[/b]

Nice little mine this, a dampish entrance but lots to see and a great start to the weekend :thumbup:

[link]118592[linkphoto]118592[/linkphoto
Topic: Ambrose Hole
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 31/07/2019 13:19:54   Subject: Ambrose Hole
Hmm, perhaps I might decamp and venture onto Purbeck in the van.
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2019 08:44:33   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Made myself unpopular at home last night.

Youngest daughter came round for a some advice, she is considering a change of career but is unsure which direction to take. She currently works in
Topic: Ambrose Hole
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 31/07/2019 08:37:09   Subject: Ambrose Hole
Cheers Rick

We'll be taking the motorhome and getting about be the electric bikes though so range might be a bit more restricted, I'm thinking Tilly Whim might just about be do-able....
Topic: Ambrose Hole
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 30/07/2019 12:38:27   Subject: Ambrose Hole
I'm soon to be spending a couple of weeks at a relatively loose end near Lymington. Been checking to see what of not is in the area. Mostly what the interweb throws back at me is vague and rather impr
Topic: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/07/2019 12:51:36   Subject: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
Daventry Country Park........ :-[
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 13:03:54   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="Praada"]Our first mine explore consisted of a builders helmet with led strips stuck all over the outside, powered to a waist mounted bike battery... It was brilliant for whoever wasn't wearing
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 13:00:24   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Maybe you could strike a sponsorship deal in return for a promotional segment in their next production Roy :lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 15/07/2019 08:55:51   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]28/6/19 Elliott Colliery Winding House[/b]

On my way to the WCMS BBQ weekend I stopped off at the Elliott Colliery winding house to have a look at the preserved engine there. Unfortunate
Topic: Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland - final newsletter and winding up
ttxela

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 10/07/2019 10:10:17   Subject: Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland - final newsletter and winding up
A great shame, I very much enjoyed meeting everyone in 2016.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/07/2019 12:08:59   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I got back late last night after a fairly relaxed drive home and a pub meal.

Another excellent conference - never been to one I didn't enjoy.

Many thanks to all involved in the o
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2019 21:00:47   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
This was taken using the live composite setting on my TG4. Not as fancy as Paul's technique. I just simply left it until it looked Ok while everyone stood still.

This has absolutely no post
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 15:23:54   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="royfellows"]
Got it!
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?p=195202#msg195202[/quote]

Ah yes, thanks. The one with the Rio Tinto article
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2019 14:20:19   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
I've had a stab at one or two underground videos. FWIW I'd agree with keeping the adit splishy sploshy walking to a minimum - or perhaps use that footage to add some commentary to keep the interest up
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 13:14:28   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="royfellows"]Its your choice. I have now arranged a large area of parking space directly opposite the hall.
Parking on the Maesefelin car park is limited but camper vans have priority as i
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 12:00:31   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
OK, no worries Pete. Tent it is! ;D
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 11:36:47   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I've booked camping but am considering bringing my van instead, I don't remember specifying tent/van camping but if there is limited room I'm happy to stick to tent camping?
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 21:53:26   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
[quote="alex17595"]Will make a nice change from the top gear repeats[/quote]

I fear the average mine explore might need sexing up a bit to have a wide appeal, a couple of hours stumbling ab
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/06/2019 21:46:55   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
The pink slippers are a nice touch Roy :thumbsup:

You really are thinking of our comfort!
Topic: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2019 10:48:25   Subject: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Water and where it

Years ago, when I dabbled with some chemical engineering stuff, which included water treatment, I did recall seeing a classificati
Topic: Tilberthwaite Mixed Mine (mine)
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/06/2019 09:00:40   Subject: Tilberthwaite Mixed Mine (mine)
[quote="Heb"]Went up there today & moved the pin!:thumbup:[/quote]

:lol:
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 15:37:42   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
[quote="sinker"][quote="TwllMawr"][quote="sinker"][quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="ttxela"]One of those fancy modern levels with a laser projecting a point on the wall might enable you to use this me
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 13:25:37   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]
It could be done in steps with a spirit level and tape measure but if there was a £20 device that gave adequate results in a single go, it would make life easier.
Topic: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2019 15:28:27   Subject: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
I recall on a few occasions being told about various levels but 'don't go in because the farm uses it as a water supply', I can't recall specific locations but it seems like it might be relatively com
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 12/06/2019 15:16:45   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]8/6/19 Reigate Cave Day[/b]

Another open day showing people around the Barons Cave. A slow start due to the wet weather but a bit busier in the afternoon. Some great groups with very int
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 07/06/2019 08:29:13   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="royfellows"]I have yet to schedule the karate demonstration
:lol:[/quote]

Surely best left unscheduled and performed when least expected, Cato Fong style....
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 15:41:35   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
[quote="legendrider"]When I was at ICI Wilton in the late 80's, there was one particular anecdote which a staple of plant safety talks.

A process vessel had been nitrogen-purged, and left w
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 04/06/2019 13:26:11   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]26/5/19 Mendip Ochre Mine[/b]

Nikki and I were on a motorhome weekend in Somerset, she wanted a day studying quietly in the van so I rode over the hills to re-visit a little ochre mine I
Topic: Underland by Robert Macfarland
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 10:27:07   Subject: Underland by Robert Macfarland
:offtopic:

I got bought one of his books a while back about 'hidden ways' or some such.

It was a good read and inspired me to walk the 'Broomway' in Essex which I hadn't heard of
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 10:15:13   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
[quote="Praada"]When coal is involved, i only do guided trips in working mines with fans on etc. Apedale is a brilliant tour i've recommended it a to a few guys now, I think its £5 per head (not much
Topic: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2019 15:17:16   Subject: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
Fantastic stuff, will it be taking photos/video whist down there?
Topic: Golwern Quarry
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/05/2019 11:54:53   Subject: Golwern Quarry
[quote="crickleymal"]Quite why people in general and the British in particular (from what I can observe from various trips abroad) are such messy buggers I have no idea. I've seen people leave a dispo
Topic: Sad news
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/05/2019 08:33:21   Subject: Sad news
Sad news indeed :(
Topic: Cae coch sulphur mine
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2019 14:21:07   Subject: Cae coch sulphur mine
Somewhere I have always wanted to visit but somehow never got around to.

I feel a trip to Wales coming on......:)
Topic: Dale Abbey No 2 Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/04/2019 12:13:25   Subject: Dale Abbey No 2 Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Recently stumbled across a tunnel on the remains of the tramway between the colliery and the sand pits - which then I think went on to the iron works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gNbvI
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 29/04/2019 11:54:50   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]19/4/19 Dale Abbey[/b]

Nikki had an appointment at Derby Hospital on the Thursday before Easter so we made a weekend of it and stayed up there in the motorhome.

On Friday we h
Topic: Caving Videos ?
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2019 16:24:41   Subject: Caving Videos ?
[quote="Boy Engineer"][quote]and no-one has visited me in the night with pliers and a blowtorch as yet.......[/quote]

That’s only because we haven’t tracked your house down yet.:lol::o
Topic: Caving Videos ?
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2019 12:53:24   Subject: Caving Videos ?
Another option might be to start a Member Journal, I've put cave related stuff into mine and no-one has visited me in the night with pliers and a blowtorch as yet.......
Topic: Caving Videos ?
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2019 08:25:15   Subject: Caving Videos ?
[quote="Cat_Bones"]Plenty of people post stuff that's only very loosely connected to mining (other industrial stuff, climbing, etc) so I don't see a problem with the odd bit of caving content posted b
Topic: Caving Videos ?
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2019 21:53:38   Subject: Caving Videos ?
Hello John

I often think it would be nice to do that, however in many cases that would give the game away regarding the location of the site and possibly vulnerable artifacts etc. Whilst th
Topic: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2019 11:23:27   Subject: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Similar to the rare stuff that grows on lead contaminated tips in the Peak. Funny how what might be regarded as pollution turns out to provide rare habitats for different forms of life.

I g
Topic: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/04/2019 08:28:40   Subject: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
[quote="TheBogieman"]You need to have a word with Rick who runs the George and Charlotte (now tourist) mine at Morwellham - BIG mine explorer, .[/quote]

Seems a little harsh - slightly stoc
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