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Topic: The Notebook of a Devon Great Consols Mine Captain: 1886 – 1900 post free offer
Tamarmole

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 10/09/2018 19:54:53   Subject: The Notebook of a Devon Great Consols Mine Captain: 1886 – 1900 post free offer
[quote="coachman"]Many thanks, Mike. Will do.

Dave[/quote]

Evidently a man of taste and discernment :thumbup:
Topic: The Notebook of a Devon Great Consols Mine Captain: 1886 – 1900 post free offer
Tamarmole

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 06/09/2018 17:25:45   Subject: The Notebook of a Devon Great Consols Mine Captain: 1886 – 1900 post free offer
Good of you to flag this up.

In addition to the transcription, Woolock's notebook has also been heavily annotated by Robert & I. There are also additional chapters covering William Woolco
Topic: Hendreddu, Gartheiniog and Maesygamfa (plus more)
Tamarmole

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/09/2018 17:20:59   Subject: Hendreddu, Gartheiniog and Maesygamfa (plus more)
Excellent stuff. I've always been rather fascinated by the Hendre Ddu tramway since I read about it in Boyd many moons ago. Am I imagining it or has the bow frame simplex survived?
Topic: Caves
Tamarmole

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/09/2018 19:57:12   Subject: Caves
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Thank you sir I have not upset everyone then ?

;([/quote]

Not at all. On the quiet many of us commit caving.
Topic: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
Tamarmole

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/08/2018 19:39:26   Subject: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
[quote="Paul Marvin"]I know a diver that still dives and he is 84 and has a twinset on !:ohmygod:[/quote]

Blimey, diving whilst cross dressing :lol:
Topic: Hello from joss Ex Brodsworth miner
Tamarmole

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 29/07/2018 20:43:51   Subject: Hello from joss Ex Brodsworth miner
Welcome to AN :thumbsup:
Topic: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
Tamarmole

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/07/2018 16:50:01   Subject: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
Good video:thumbsup:

Any reason why you are using back mounted tanks as opposed to side mount?
Topic: Say hello!
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2018 11:45:04   Subject: Say hello!
[quote="Martin Bull"]I've recently 'Googled' into this Forum and thought I'd update this rather aged thread.

I have a longstanding interest in Cornish mining ( since a family holiday in the
Topic: Gwynedd Archives
Tamarmole

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/07/2018 22:19:49   Subject: Gwynedd Archives
Dealing with archives and libraries is getting increasingly difficult (for difficult read expensive). As an author I find reproduction fees for images has, in some cases, become prohibitive. For exam
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2018 18:11:22   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Nice one, looking forward to it.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
Tamarmole

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/06/2018 20:03:14   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
Just got back, a great time was had. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Topic: Greenside mine book
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2018 08:22:37   Subject: Greenside mine book
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="sparlad"]'Worth only what someone as willing to pay'

hmmm, isn't that true of everything?

[/quote]

Yep and also what prompted me to publish
Topic: New Book - Wheal Trewavas
Tamarmole

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/05/2018 22:24:38   Subject: New Book - Wheal Trewavas
The latest Trevithick Society publication is co-authored by Pete Joseph and the late Ali Neill and looks at this lesser known Cornish mine. It has been published as a tribute to Ali and has been part
Topic: Ironstone Mining In The Lincolnshire Wolds- new book
Tamarmole

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/05/2018 19:08:27   Subject: Ironstone Mining In The Lincolnshire Wolds- new book
Many years ago Stewart Squires produced a very good book "The Lincolnshire potato railways"; a must for fans of obscure narrow gauge railways.
Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/04/2018 21:40:42   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
Its a consequence of a visit of HMI mines.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2018 21:31:54   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="royfellows"]I wasn't too bothered about money this time, I saw it as a window of opportunity, but they have offered, dont know how much though.[/quote]

Grab it.

Think of
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2018 19:09:10   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Having done quite a lot of this sort of thing the one thing I would say is make sure you get paid; they are, and they are making their money from your knowledge and experience. In the case of a trust
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/03/2018 20:06:43   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
Just received the good new that the Duke of Bedford has remitted any reproduction charges for images used in the canal book.
Topic: A Narrow Escape
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2018 08:14:52   Subject: A Narrow Escape
Pretty much what happened to me in Coad's a couple of weeks ago.
Topic: Snow in Cornwall !
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2018 21:30:52   Subject: Snow in Cornwall !
[quote="trebor"]Will be in St Ives in a couple of weeks, hope it's a bit warmer, thought I had a bargain out of season.[/quote]

If it is any consolation today was lovely.
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/03/2018 15:39:06   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Private archives and the people who own them sometimes have some pretty funny ideas. But it is their stuff to set fire to, if they choose.[/quote]

Whi
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 08:15:51   Subject: Communicating in shafts
[quote="inbye"]What about air horns?
I'm thinking, fairly cheap, anyone could use one, no batteries, not affected by water, no fiddly buttons covered in mud etc.
Is there a downside?[/quote]
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2018 13:31:01   Subject: Communicating in shafts
[quote="ttxela"]I've certainly been on winch trips in shafts where field telephones were set up but I guess that would be a bit excessive for a one off explore.

Maybe just arrange a system
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2018 22:17:56   Subject: Communicating in shafts
This weekend myself and one of my chums headed into darkest Cornwall to drop a reasonable sized shaft. The shaft is about 40 - 50 meters deep, laddered (some fairly dodgy) with intermediate stagings
Topic: Happy Christmas
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2018 20:15:46   Subject: Happy Christmas
Mrs Tamarmole and I have just got round to eating our Christmas pud. That's Christmas 2017 dealt with!
Topic: Childrens Film Foundation: Luckett 1952
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/03/2018 22:25:15   Subject: Childrens Film Foundation: Luckett 1952
One or two shots of South Kit Hill. The main action was focussed around Bayleys shaft at Hingston Down. The house is still standing to full height.

Cracking find!
Topic: Landjoff oversuit.
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2018 21:45:51   Subject: Landjoff oversuit.
Thought I would do an update on the Landjoff oversuit which I've had for nearly three years.

Its turned out to be the best caving oversuit I've owned (and I've had a few). After some initi
Topic: Photographs Of Devon Great Consols (Photo ref 54198) (photo)
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/02/2018 21:12:55   Subject: Photographs Of Devon Great Consols (Photo ref 54198) (photo)
1978.
Topic: Earthquake?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2018 14:39:29   Subject: Earthquake?
Just felt something that felt like a small earthquake. It occurred at 14.32 in Calstock, East Cornwall.

Did anyone else feel anything?
Topic: Experiences down the mine
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2018 00:27:54   Subject: Experiences down the mine
This has amused me over the years; the late great Peter Cook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofUZNynYXzM
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 17:49:56   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Hafod Las?
Topic: south caradon
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/01/2018 17:54:44   Subject: south caradon
The shaft was "backfilled" with old cars and corrugated iron. This ran in a couple of years ago. The shaft is open although it is very very dodgy, that said it has been descended at least once.
Topic: Nant Peris
Tamarmole

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2018 10:16:03   Subject: Nant Peris
[quote="trebor"]The 'Snowdonia Society' are spitting feathers over these schemes, want people to politely write a letter objecting to these scemes.
http://snowdonia-society.org.uk/hydro-power-ima
Topic: Repurposing
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2018 14:01:01   Subject: Repurposing
[quote="legendrider"]Evil Genius' Lair (personal ambition)

MARK

PS, Wanted:
4x Electric Golf Carts
100x orange boiler suits
1x laser table with restraints
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
Tamarmole

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 05/01/2018 18:11:58   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
What you need is a Kinnear half plate bellows camera; if it was good enough for J.C. Burrow........
Topic: Denys Bradford Barton
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/01/2018 13:42:33   Subject: Denys Bradford Barton
[quote="Alec"]Without any doubt at all, DBB fired my own enthusiasm for exploring and investigating the then slightly more intact remains of industrial archaeology in East Cornwall and West Devon.
Topic: Denys Bradford Barton
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2018 17:24:50   Subject: Denys Bradford Barton
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Well Rick, we should all get in the studies library/record office and private archives ourselves.

I most certainly am/do![/quote]

:thumbsu
Topic: Denys Bradford Barton
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2018 11:54:51   Subject: Denys Bradford Barton
Apparently much of Barton's research was done by H.L. Douch of the R.I.C.

I have real problem's with Barton's work. If you follow up his references (when he bothers to reference) more ofte
Topic: Hapoy new year!
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2018 22:13:31   Subject: Hapoy new year!
[quote="Chalcocite"]Hope you washed yer hands afterwards after poking around in those labrynths. That arsenolite is just as deadly now as it was way back then.

:)[/quote]

Thanks
Topic: Hapoy new year!
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2018 19:19:45   Subject: Hapoy new year!
[quote="Tamarmole"]
Thought for the year: Remember the exploration bit of mine exploration; don't be content to trudge up the same old adit time and time again, make it your new year's resolutio
Topic: Hapoy new year!
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2018 09:37:45   Subject: Hapoy new year!
Hapoy (a Welsh term I assume? ;)) new year chaps and chapessess, may your beards grow ever longer.

Thought for the year: Remember the exploration bit of mine exploration; don't be content
Topic: Battery charging warning
Tamarmole

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/12/2017 23:36:37   Subject: Battery charging warning
[quote="RAMPAGE"]Even the Oldham T cells leaked sometimes.[/quote]

Gaffer tape over the vent holes.

I still use an Oldham T everyday at work. I will be sad when it dies as I do
Topic: Happy Christmas
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2017 09:32:15   Subject: Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas from the Tamar Valley

So far this morning I've had my hand up a turkey's nether regions; the day can only get better from here :thumbsup:
Topic: CALENDAR - LAST CHANCE SALOON!!!
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2017 23:21:08   Subject: CALENDAR - LAST CHANCE SALOON!!!
[quote="pwhole"]I heard today about a photographic calendar recently produced where the printers had inadvertently arranged the dates one day off what they actually are. But they've offered to replace
Topic: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/12/2017 18:16:55   Subject: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
[quote="hcd563"]I helped to dismantle the motion and take it to Morwellham prior to the main parts being lifted out and delivered. Was surprised how easily it came apart, we took the rods and eccentri
Topic: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/12/2017 09:44:21   Subject: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
[quote="Cornish Wanderer"]I know exactly where that winder was, I can clearly remember stopping there with my Dad, probably around the time that pic was taken. I can confirm that it’s definitely not t
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
Tamarmole

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 22:24:19   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
[quote="D.Send"]Hi,
When I was six years old, I remember one day when our family all hid in the cupboard under the stairs, because of a leak that there was to be 'atomic testing' in the Excelsior
Topic: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 20:08:52   Subject: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
Two different winders

I understand that the Castle - an - Dinas winder is the one on display at KEM and can be run up on air. Off the top of my head it came to KEM via Poldark and prior to
Topic: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 19:07:50   Subject: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
It looks very very similar to one that ended up at Morwellham. Just before Morwellham went belly up in 2009 it was donated to King Edward Mine at Troon.
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2017 11:19:00   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
I've flagged the calendar up on UKcaving on their "Christmas presents for cavers" thread.

https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22866.msg288502;topicseen#new
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