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Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
crickleymal

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/10/2020 19:02:30   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I'll have a look at Fasttech. Thanks
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
crickleymal

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/10/2020 18:43:20   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
So who is the go to supplier for lamp internals nowadays? I used to use Dealextreme or Kaidomain but looking on Trustpilot they're both getting awful reviews this year.
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 09:12:53   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
Just designates who is who. Doesn't affect strength. Read the link I posted
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 08:15:30   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
https://www.protecdirect.co.uk/Protec-PPE-Blog/Hard-hat-colour-code~ba~HardHatColourBlogPost
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 08:10:53   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
[quote="Heb"][quote="royfellows"]
Orange karabiner!
You like to live dangerously, white helmets have been known to fail.[/quote]

I know Roy, but having free-climbed the rise I was
Topic: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
crickleymal

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/10/2020 11:42:59   Subject: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
We were walking round there only last week. I really must get in touch with the guys who explore it and arrange a trip.
Topic: Dinghies available
crickleymal

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/09/2020 21:06:14   Subject: Dinghies available
I must admit when I saw the title of this thread iI wondered if it was a reference to the collection at Dover harbour.
Topic: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/09/2020 11:10:10   Subject: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
Weird because when I search for Brookman's or Brookmans and quarry or mine in the UK and limestone nothing shows up.
Topic: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/09/2020 10:14:28   Subject: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
No info on that in the database when I search for Brookmans. Where is it as it sounds interesting.
Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
crickleymal

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/09/2020 20:35:00   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
[quote="Wyn"]I used to live a few miles from Van and used to knock around there for my own interest and for professional reasons. I did have access to various consultant's documents (including report
Topic: Little Arrows
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2020 18:24:09   Subject: Little Arrows
I've even found them in a single adit mine. One passage and only one way out with a steel ladder.
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2020 03:23:33   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
[quote="legendrider"]broke my little mattocky-thing last week, handle snapped just under the eye ;(

this week, sharpened the adze end (underground of course, with the battery grinder) and u
Topic: Powdered milk
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/07/2020 08:53:57   Subject: Powdered milk
I've used Coffeemate before now with reasonable success.
Topic: Book offer
crickleymal

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 07/07/2020 17:07:42   Subject: Book offer
Damn beat me tuit.
Topic: Forest of Dean exploration (Newbie)
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/07/2020 00:36:32   Subject: Forest of Dean exploration (Newbie)
Judging by your 3 posts you seem to be looking all over the country.
Anyway most if not all of the mines in the Forest are on Forestry Commission land and you must have BCA insurance and permiss
Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
crickleymal

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/06/2020 14:06:32   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
I vaguely remember the portal of the adit being there in the late 80s but not going anywhere.
Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
crickleymal

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/06/2020 00:11:52   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
My grandfather used to drive the railway engine up to the mine. The locals nicknamed it the Fan Donkey.
Topic: Old miner's lamp
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2020 10:00:29   Subject: Old miner's lamp
I've just seen this on eBay. Any comments? What battery would it use?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-MINERS-LAMP/293307928806?hash=item444a83d0e6:g:rfQAAOSwdkNdpxum
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/05/2020 14:24:52   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
I bet most of the sheeple just think "I clapped for the NHS so I've done my bit" and conveniently forgetc by the next election.
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2020 13:32:53   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Les W"]
Clubs are specifically listed on the eligability list that has been published, as are hostels. This isn't a loophole it is a legitimate grant. The list is very long and has been a
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2020 10:49:45   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
The number of clubs with huts is very small. Possibly 20 or 30 at most. I hardly think it is going to drain the government's coffers compared with the number of small businesses that need help as well
Topic: Nuggets!
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2020 09:21:40   Subject: Nuggets!
When I refitted our kitchen a couple of years ago I ripped down the ceiling. We found a Pepsi can from the 1970s. You don't think they have changed much but they have. Quite a different shape and muc
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 09:52:30   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
We found a large eel swimming in Noxon Park iron mine once and a dead squirrel in Brinchcombe limestone mine.
Possibly the creepiest thing was the collection of animal skulls placed on rocks all
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 16:41:11   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="TheCret!n"]One of “those” blow-up dolls?

Did the trolley serve a purpose, or was it just dumped?

I think for me, the most surprising thing I’ve seen underground was an ot
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 16:01:56   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Well there were the two inflatable dolls in Oakwood Mill Deep mine. Rumour has it that that address of the owner was still legible on the wrapping at one time.
We did spend some time puzzling out
Topic: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2020 09:30:22   Subject: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
I was reading a bit about this elsewhere. It would seem there are no shafts in this mine so how he died is a mystery unless it's related to diving.
Topic: Spawood Mine (photo)
crickleymal

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/02/2020 10:47:02   Subject: Spawood Mine (photo)
Yes. Can't be 1970 like the caption says as that's a Mk 4 or 5 Cortina.
Topic: Used for sale bargain books
crickleymal

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/02/2020 10:48:22   Subject: Used for sale bargain books
Could I have lot 4 please?
Topic: Stone mines
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2020 15:15:48   Subject: Stone mines
I know some of them are multiplication presumably to find square and cubic footage. We came across one in Swan Mine which made no sense for a while.
3 6
2 3
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6 9
1 1
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/01/2020 13:33:22   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
[quote="ttxela"]I will often look pointedly at my watch in meetings, it's not really the watch itself I'm trying to draw attention to though :lol:[/quote]

You should come to our caving club
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/01/2020 13:33:21   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
[quote="ttxela"]I will often look pointedly at my watch in meetings, it's not really the watch itself I'm trying to draw attention to though :lol:[/quote]

You should come to our caving club
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
crickleymal

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 30/11/2019 09:17:58   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
[quote="BertyBasset"]To be fair, his 'Top Twats' is/are very good.[/quote]

Yes they made me chuckle.
Topic: how do i find old mines?
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2019 15:07:42   Subject: how do i find old mines?
Or the Gloucester Speleological Society.
https://www.gloucester-speleo.org
Topic: Whitehaven Candlestick Chimney/Vent
crickleymal

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/11/2019 09:07:02   Subject: Whitehaven Candlestick Chimney/Vent
I was told about it catching fire by the guys in the now closed (?) Haig mining museum. The fire brigade had to hose down the outside of the stack to stop it crumbling with the heat.
Topic: Mine pop videos
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2019 17:20:57   Subject: Mine pop videos
Speaking of Carnglaze Caverns.
The very wonderful Mad Dog McCrae
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6tA6k8dIlXI
Topic: Industrial archaeology guides price drop
crickleymal

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/10/2019 17:17:07   Subject: Industrial archaeology guides price drop
What area does the West Midlands book cover please? It says West Midlands Iron District but where exactly is that?
Topic: Help identifying a lamp
crickleymal

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/09/2019 12:48:40   Subject: Help identifying a lamp
Pretty sure it's just the wick adjuster. It's hard to see how you'd pass a current through that to light the wick.
Topic: Help identifying a lamp
crickleymal

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/09/2019 14:28:26   Subject: Help identifying a lamp
I'm definitely not expert but if you have to unscrew it to light it then it's probably or possibly not mine safe. I have a Wolf GPO safety lamp which is very similar but with 2 gauzes used in sewers
Topic: Cumbria
crickleymal

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/06/2019 09:14:48   Subject: Cumbria
There are also some possibilities above Boot where there are 2 or 3 open levels above a fine inclined plane. I haven't been in very far as I didn't have wellies at the time.
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2019 18:08:07   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Anecdotes.
A friend was going to abseil into a coal mine in Bixslade in the Forest of Dean with other members of the RFDCC. They lowered a paraffin lamp in and it went out 6ft below the surface r
Topic: Golwern Quarry
crickleymal

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 15:22:44   Subject: Golwern Quarry
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 disposable BBQ on Mwnt bea
Topic: Sad news
crickleymal

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/05/2019 08:32:21   Subject: Sad news
Oh dear. I never met her but I met her father at the museum he used to run.
Topic: Mining before Powder - free copy
crickleymal

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 20/02/2019 22:19:41   Subject: Mining before Powder - free copy
Received today and what a fascinating book it is too. I've just finished the paper on firesetting.
Thanks Mike

Topic: Access level
crickleymal

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/02/2019 08:24:52   Subject: Access level
Access level to where?
Topic: Multiple 18650 Charger
crickleymal

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/12/2018 08:26:29   Subject: Multiple 18650 Charger
Might be of interest

https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-18650-Lithium-Ion-Cells-Charging-Grid/
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 12:05:01   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Forest of Dean free mines. Currently the largest active coalfield in the UK (so one of the miners told me). I think there are about 4 being worked on an ad hoc basis.
Topic: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2018 15:02:43   Subject: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Nah, Perseverance is in the Forest of Dean and has been shut for 100 years ;D
Topic: Cheap thermal "base layers"
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2018 16:18:39   Subject: Cheap thermal
[quote="NewStuff"]Lidl base layers work well - I use them on the bike at this time of year.
If there's anywhere underground that feel's colder than a 2c air temp at 60+ MPH, I don't want to go t
Topic: Hillocks Mine
crickleymal

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/10/2018 09:03:55   Subject: Hillocks Mine
[quote="Hammy"] The crawl to the first pitch into the coffin level is very much flat out in a puddle for the first couple of metres so expect a wetting.[/quote]

It always was
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
crickleymal

Forum: North America   Posted: 28/08/2018 10:55:34   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
[quote="Morlock"][quote="JMB"]

https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/historic-wyoming-gold-mining-town-opens-tunnel-that-had-been/article_a649e8ec-e4d7-5abe-9e06-9ffad7f7d582.html
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