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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
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 24/04/2019 20:37:28   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]6/4/18 Reigate Cave Day, Guide Safety Training[/b]

A bit of a different one, safety training for cave day guides, how to cope with emergencies that may occur without distressing people e
Topic: Diving Dinas Mine
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 24/04/2019 16:31:29   Subject: Diving Dinas Mine
Excellent, thanks for the clarification Paul :thumbup:
Topic: Diving Dinas Mine
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 24/04/2019 15:02:25   Subject: Diving Dinas Mine
Enjoyed that, familiar with the dry bits but interesting to see whats below the water. From the survey I've seen there is quite a substantial portion of the mine flooded, given it dips at quite an ang
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 24/04/2019 15:00:09   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="ivortheengine"]By contrast, a few friends have commented - more constructively - on the vid in question - and all have been told to F off and then been blocked. Is there a way to 'encourage' t
Topic: NAMHO 2019
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2019 14:48:54   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Got my act together and booked on some trips - looking forward to this. I have the Wednesday before and the Tuesday after booked off work too for travelling.
Topic: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2019 14:40:46   Subject: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
Excellent stuff, sounds like you are thinking along the right lines. Insurance is required by the landowners for some sites but not all by any means - although many might say its still beneficial. Hop
Topic: Maenofferen
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 08:29:34   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="euros"]I don't mean to imply that the area is a heap. It's just that in welsh you would refer to a pile of stones as tomen .

[/quote]Most of Wales is a heap o
Topic: NAMHO 2019
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2019 14:51:10   Subject: NAMHO 2019
[quote="royfellows"][quote="ttxela"]Hello Roy

How do I amend my booking to book the trips if I am a f*$kwit that has forgotten his booking number? :lol:

Thanks...sorry......[/quo
Topic: NAMHO 2019
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2019 12:27:53   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Hello Roy

How do I amend my booking to book the trips if I am a f*$kwit that has forgotten his booking number? :lol:

Thanks...sorry......
Topic: NAMHO 2019
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2019 14:05:22   Subject: NAMHO 2019
[quote="royfellows"]Hi people

I need to get a couple of things sorted.

1/ vegetarian meal option, Saturday evening dinner.
I need to ascertain whether this option is require
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/04/2019 12:07:34   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="sinker"][quote="ttxela"][quote="alex17595"]

I wish I could make money from mine exploring but I'm useless at all thongs video editing[/quote]

A shame, unfortunately you d
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/04/2019 10:59:10   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="alex17595"]

I wish I could make money from mine exploring but I'm useless at all thongs video editing[/quote]

A shame, unfortunately you do need to get a good number of t
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 20:55:24   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="ttxela"][quote="alex17595"]I think a large amount of these Youtubers/Social media people are just using it as a persona to get more views and therefore more money from i
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 20:07:04   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Here's a thought....

Great as that letter is, I suspect if people have found their way to the DCA site the battle is already part won and you may well be preaching to the choir to a certain
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 16:42:34   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
That's a great letter Pete and deserves to be read more widely.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 15:24:31   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="alex17595"]I think a large amount of these Youtubers/Social media people are just using it as a persona to get more views and therefore more money from it.
'[/quote]

I fear the
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 14:52:37   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="sinker"][quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]

…..the razzle-in-the-hedge days.

[/quote]

:angel: :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:[/quote]

Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 09:27:18   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Mixed feelings on this, perhaps predictably.

I totally understand the frustration behind your comment and generally it’s pretty fair. Perhaps your tone though was not best calculated to pro
Topic: PDHMS - Bulletins free
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 10/04/2019 12:22:22   Subject: PDHMS - Bulletins free
Thanks Roy! :thumbsup:
Topic: PDHMS - Bulletins free
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/04/2019 13:36:02   Subject: PDHMS - Bulletins free
I'd like the Vol 14 one.

Idly considering a visit to the Rio Tinto area at some point....
Topic: Water Engines
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2019 16:58:15   Subject: Water Engines
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]I misconstrued your initial post gNick, if you had said Male Water Sheep as I believe the hydraulic ram has been mistranslated...

[/quote]

Which is, of co
Topic: Red Soil Mine, Derbyshire
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/03/2019 09:35:48   Subject: Red Soil Mine, Derbyshire
[quote="Tin Miner"]Many thanks for your reply AR. Thought someone would've known about it... I concentrate on Devon's mining history.

I did visit Magpie Mine and stayed over one night some
Topic: Sir Francis Level
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/03/2019 11:01:58   Subject: Sir Francis Level
Always somewhere I've wanted to see but not got around to yet. Has the air quality dropped to a point where visits are difficult/inadvisable?
Topic: NAMHO 2019
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2019 15:03:44   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Thanks Roy :thumbup:
Topic: NAMHO 2019
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2019 14:37:09   Subject: NAMHO 2019
When do we book our trips Roy?

Looking forward to this - time off work confirmed :thumbsup:
Topic: NAMHO 2019
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2019 14:27:15   Subject: NAMHO 2019
[quote="royfellows"]Just a heads up, Cwmystwyth Crossroads SRT through trip added to the trips list[/quote]

Escellent. A new NAMHO tradition, soap themed underground trips :thumbup: I might
Topic: New user from abroad
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/03/2019 15:43:20   Subject: New user from abroad
[quote="OliVDB5590"]Thanks! Sorry for the word "dive", I didn't mean it in the literal sense, I just went down that mine and back again.[/quote]

:thumbup:

Good stuff, not many co
Topic: New user from abroad
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 25/03/2019 21:19:25   Subject: New user from abroad
Hello and welcome :thumbup:

Diving in a coal mine sounds like a bold undertaking!
Topic: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2019 10:32:32   Subject: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
[quote="wheal"]https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/An-Early-Engraving-Of-The-Wherry-Mine_117478/[/quote]

Is that a horse at the end near the shaft?
Topic: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2019 10:03:57   Subject: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
Presumably from inside some sort of caisson?
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:
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