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Topic: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 05/04/2020 16:43:01   Subject: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="gingerlycolors"]Being as the NAMHO 2020 Conference did not go ahead this weekend due to the Dreaded Lurgi that is sweeping the globe right now, I will be suggesting that th
Topic: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/04/2020 18:19:47   Subject: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
Can't help thinking NAMHO's in the south west are cursed!

2000: Most field trips cancelled at short notice
2007: Death of the pig man / website hijacked and replaced with p0rn/ the p
Topic: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/04/2020 16:43:38   Subject: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
[quote="I.A.Recordings"]If you are sitting at home like us and you are disappointed at the cancellation of the InterNAMHO Conference in Cornwall, due to Covid-19, and are missing your Cornish mining f
Topic: Mines to explore
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/04/2020 20:32:39   Subject: Mines to explore
Welcome to Aditnow.

Now really is not a good time to be going underground. Stay in and stay safe.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2020 13:17:04   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
A few years ago I went to explore Lockeridge mine on the Bere Peninsula. On the way in I stumbled upon the ubiquitous black bin bag of p0rn. Being of an inquisitive mind I took a look inside (as you
Topic: Mining term: jem crow
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2020 17:43:24   Subject: Mining term: jem crow
As a railwayman a Jim Crow (rail bender) is my stock in trade. I spent all of January and a fair chunk of February using one.

I have always wondered where the term Jim Crow comes from.
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 18:32:33   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Some positive news. My redundancy has been rescinded and I am now on furlough. It looks like there may be light at the end of the tunnel.
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 09:31:00   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="D.Send"]Hi,
Which dam are you referring to ?

During the rediscovery of deep adit level in 1971, there was a dam below a shaft, because of muck having fallen down from above, bu
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 17:10:00   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Moped in Great Rock.
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 21:21:01   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]The dam in the adit Rick. How much of a dam is it? Is it something we can take out with a breaker and a load of time? With some old layflat an air "sucker" could
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 20:46:47   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="waggy"]Thats not good at all. Im guessing it falls under mine management regs whats the plan with that. just abandoned again?.[/quote]

That's in the hands of the mine owner /operato
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 20:34:43   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="waggy"]Have you been laid off until notice or can you still attend work to care and maintain?[/quote]

Got my redundancy notice today.
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 19:59:50   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="ChrisJC"]This all has an air of finality about it.

Will you not re-open when this current pandemic is over?

Chris.
[/quote]

Not convinced we will; it's a
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 15:57:10   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Very sad to see Rick, I echo the sentiments on your tally board and what others have said.

Kind regards,
John (the Wingrove owner!).[/quote]

I've laid
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 13:06:57   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
A couple of photos taken as Phil Hurley & I shut down the George & Charlotte mine on 20.3.2020.

Phil Hurley (L) and Rick Stewart (R) having just powered down the mine electrical systems for
Topic: Evening folks
Tamarmole

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/03/2020 22:02:29   Subject: Evening folks
Hi, Welcome to AN.
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/03/2020 23:21:00   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="Alec"]Rick, very best wishes for the future on every front.

I have completed ten years' worth of work on the L and CR and fortunately distributed it to interested parties while I w
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/03/2020 21:10:14   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="Margot"][quote="Tamarmole"]

Too true.

Today I locked down and mothballed the George & Charlotte at Morwellham. This was my last duty as mine manager and I am now gainful
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 19:14:50   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="JonK"]On a similar note Llechwedd is suspending all tours. Just need another 6 months of rain to keep the hydro schemes running flat out.[/quote]

Bad news all
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 15:35:39   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="staffordshirechina"]This week I went over to North Wales to do the Outdoor Centre mine safety inspections. We decided on Monday that we would go ahead with minimal staffing just to get it done
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2020 21:10:39   Subject: Recommended places to stay and eat?
We are living in unprecedented times.

My take is that in the short term the only thing we need to concentrate on is getting through the current crisis. Unfortunately there is going to be
Topic: Early Engines Conference 2
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2020 16:34:24   Subject: Early Engines Conference 2
The Early Engines Conference has been postponed until November (assuming we are out of this mess by then).
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/03/2020 22:01:51   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
[quote="ttxela"][quote="Moorebooks"]
Not an easy one but under the circumstances would seem sensible

Not sure what myself and others might do about accommodation we have already booke
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/03/2020 18:53:15   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
[quote="Tamarmole"]Just to clarrify, the event will be split between two venues:

The conference runs from the Friday to Monday based at Redruth.

On the Tuesday and Wednesday ther
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/03/2020 18:12:53   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
The cancellation also includes the field trips running in the Tamar Valley.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Topic: Merry Christmas 2019
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2019 12:12:33   Subject: Merry Christmas 2019
Happy Christmas everybody
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/12/2019 22:01:46   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="ttxela"]I'm a little confused I filled in the booking form and got a booking reference (it didn't seem to ask if I wanted meals or anything) I then clicked to pay and enter
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/12/2019 16:05:49   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
Just to clarrify, the event will be split between two venues:

The conference runs from the Friday to Monday based at Redruth.

On the Tuesday and Wednesday there will be field tri
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2019 23:04:53   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
[quote="ChrisJC"]Were CATMHS to be a beneficiary, I imagine they would spend the money on something specific and relevant.

I would also add that CATMHS are in a sound financial position, so
Topic: how do i find old mines?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2019 11:08:51   Subject: how do i find old mines?
The chaps you need are the Royal Forest of Dean Caving Club:

http://www.rfdcc.org.uk/
Topic: Mine pop videos
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2019 14:11:56   Subject: Mine pop videos
[quote="Tamarmole"]I seem to recall that some 80s band recorded a vid underground at Carnglaze caverns. I think their manager at the time owned Carnglaze[/quote]

I was sort of right. The
Topic: Mine pop videos
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2019 09:23:41   Subject: Mine pop videos
I seem to recall that some 80s band recorded a vid underground at Carnglaze caverns. I think their manager at the time owned Carnglaze
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
Tamarmole

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/10/2019 17:22:18   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
[quote="lozz"](Silver) 303S was the Stoper with the integral leg, the 303A was for a separate Air leg (jackleg) and the 303H was for manual Hand pushy pushy....so far as I know.

Maybe the S
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
Tamarmole

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/10/2019 18:18:23   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
I'd call that a sinker. The stopers have an integral airleg in the same plane as the body of the drill, whilst the airleg machines have a seperate air leg.

Alex, the drill I was restoring
Topic: Website advice
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2019 08:21:45   Subject: Website advice
Thanks for all the advice chaps. As I only need a few static pages and haven't a clue about coding Wix looks like my way forward.
Topic: Website advice
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 12:11:52   Subject: Website advice
As some of you may know I do a lot of lecturing /guided walks etc for local history societies, U3A groups etc, plus some TV work. On the back of this I get a lot of e mail enquiries about what I do /
Topic: Cwmystwyth Book
Tamarmole

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/10/2019 18:07:18   Subject: Cwmystwyth Book
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="Tamarmole"]Mike, could you put one aside for me, I'll be in touch dreckly.[/quote]

Tamarmole it has your name on it

Mike[/quote]

Arrived s
Topic: Cwmystwyth Book
Tamarmole

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 26/09/2019 08:17:07   Subject: Cwmystwyth Book
Mike, could you put one aside for me, I'll be in touch dreckly.
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2019 17:35:54   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Watching a Youtube video last night when a pretty slick, five minute long advert for Cornish Lithium pops up.
Topic: holman 303 rock drill wanted
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/09/2019 20:57:21   Subject: holman 303 rock drill wanted
[quote="Bill e"]Hi, I know this is an old thread but could someone give me a ball park figure of what I would expect to pay for a Holman rock drill (silver3 in working order)- 3 different length shaft
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Tamarmole

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/08/2019 21:45:30   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Have you managed to isolate / cure that high pitched whistling noise?
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
Tamarmole

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/08/2019 20:21:39   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="D.Send"]Hi Folks,
William FitzOsberne, one of William the Conqueror's companions, controlled the Forest of Dean iron mines, which had had free miner's rights 'since time out of mynde'. Th
Topic: Early Engines Conference 2
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/08/2019 18:49:47   Subject: Early Engines Conference 2
The second Early Engines conference is taking place at the Black Country Museum from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May 2020.

https://www.earlyengines.org/

The first conference, held
Topic: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/08/2019 08:39:27   Subject: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
[quote="BertyBasset"]Graphite (Seathwaite) done. Fluorite (Rotherhope and Boltsburn) done + bonus Kelhope visit + bonus weasel killing a rabbit and dragging it into it's burrow. Jet tomorrow, so Whitb
Topic: Ambrose Hole
Tamarmole

Forum: South East England   Posted: 30/07/2019 22:00:37   Subject: Ambrose Hole
You've got some interesting stuff within around an hour or so.

Portland is worth a look, lots of interesting quarries and natural cave.

To the North in Wiltshire are a number of
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
Tamarmole

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/07/2019 23:00:47   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Just got back. A fantastic time was had. Many thanks to everybody who made the weekend a success.
Topic: South Crofty
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2019 17:31:21   Subject: South Crofty
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]They're looking for funding and they'll say whatever the current fashion is to get it.

There is a lot of government money coming to "get cornwall min
Topic: Sad news
Tamarmole

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/05/2019 22:31:34   Subject: Sad news
Very sad. I only met Kate once, when she and Ian visited Morwellham a few years ago. We had a great chat which ended with "next time you're up in Cumbria we must go underground together". Sadly we
Topic: Cae coch sulphur mine
Tamarmole

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/05/2019 22:35:17   Subject: Cae coch sulphur mine
I was mooching around there last year. I found what looked like the location of a lower adit heavily blocked with various and sundry cr*p. If memory serves it was making water.

The only b
Topic: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/04/2019 22:59:26   Subject: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
[quote="TheBogieman"]I was talking about big in exploration and knowledge terms!

Hope you're keeping well, how are those METS tokens working on the mine railway or do you still need someone
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