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Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 11:28:35   Subject: Back underground ????
Seems reasonable to me.

The only caveat that I would add would be prepared to bail and find another venue if there is someone else in the cave / mine.
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2020 11:18:16   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="ttxela"][quote="Tamarmole"]Now we are further down the line I wonder if people's views have changed?

[/quote]

I'd be interested to know too. Nikki and I had our first out
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2020 10:56:41   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="pwhole"]But we need to know - did you cough on any of the hangers? ;)[/quote]

;D
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2020 23:18:29   Subject: Back underground ????
Now we are further down the line I wonder if people's views have changed?

I went underground today for; the first time since the lockdown started. Since lockdown was relaxed I have been do
Topic: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
Tamarmole

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2020 16:10:35   Subject: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
[quote="royfellows"][quote="Tamarmole"]Really enjoyed the last Shropshire NAMHO. Great venue. I particularly enjoyed the winch trip down Chapel Shaft(?) at Snailbeach. Hopefully they'll run that ag
Topic: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
Tamarmole

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2020 10:15:31   Subject: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
Really enjoyed the last Shropshire NAMHO. Great venue. I particularly enjoyed the winch trip down Chapel Shaft(?) at Snailbeach. Hopefully they'll run that again.
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 18:11:02   Subject: Back underground ????
In spite of what government advice apparently says I think driving any appreciable distance to pursue one's hobby is not on. Living in Cornwall the last thing I want to see is an influx of people fr
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 14:44:59   Subject: Back underground ????
I must admit I am in two minds. At the moment my inclination is to err on the side of caution.

Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 12:10:27   Subject: Back underground ????
Looking at the latest government pronouncements two things strike me. Firstly two people from different households can now exercise together providing they socially distance. Secondly we can now tra
Topic: House with an incline?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2020 14:50:42   Subject: House with an incline?
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Assheton-Smiths' definitely had a railway for delivering food from the kitchen, whether or not it included an incline I don't know.

Ah yes Sennan is the one I had seen
Topic: House with an incline?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2020 09:45:16   Subject: House with an incline?
There is a house near Sennen in West Cornwall with a domestic incline. Probably the most notable is the one at St Micheal's Mount (also in Cornwall).
Topic: House with an incline?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2020 17:24:25   Subject: House with an incline?
I seem to recall that the Asheton Smythe family of Dinorwic fame built an incline from their kitchen to their dining room to speed up food delivery.
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2020 12:18:58   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Les W"]I'm sorry I started this now. I didn't realise how much hate there was in the mine and cave community.
[/quote]

Hate is a strong word. I don't see any hate in this thre
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 10:35:50   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]This thread has become a bit tetchy, the OP's comment about funding seems quite a reasonable avenue for clubs to pursue. If you feel the need to vent spleen etc have a beef at
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 00:10:21   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="sinker"][quote="Peter Burgess"]Quite right PWhole - don't let anyone make you feel guilty about it. :thumbsup:[/quote]

No guilt there that's for sure. It stinks. Wrong time. Wrong m
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Tamarmole

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/04/2020 09:52:01   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
Never owned one myself but.... If it is a Fisma it works on a pressurised system. The Fisma was always reckoned to be the best carbide generator around as it wouldn't cut out when held in odd positi
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2020 11:53:40   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
Getting back to the mine in the garden thing.

Back in the early 90s I was a post grad at Bournemouth Uni. At weekends I used to play trains at a little village called Corfe Mullen where
Topic: Early Engines Conference 2
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2020 16:37:47   Subject: Early Engines Conference 2
Latest gen is that it is being rescheduled to spring 2021 rather than November 2020.
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
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