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Posts by RichardLevett

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Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
RichardLevett

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2016 17:53:37   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
[quote="Morlock"]Is it possible to drop anything down the rising main?[/quote]

I've just been to see this place today, the rising main is only 2ft until filled with rocks, with a flooded s
Topic: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
RichardLevett

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/04/2016 16:01:10   Subject: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
[quote="ttxela"]I can't see the picture[/quote]

Cheers, I've modified it now so hopefully it works for all.
Topic: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
RichardLevett

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/04/2016 15:56:21   Subject: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
Are we talking about this one?

[img]http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj544/TheLoneRanger1/7_zpswts7rsop.jpg[/img]

Taken from google which took me here:
http://www.28days
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
RichardLevett

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2016 12:16:29   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Sorry for the 4 years late reply. The building looks to be the top of the 200m Sharnberry air shaft. Info taken from page 4 of this PDF on the subject...

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&r
Topic: Calendar - reprint I WANT ONE
RichardLevett

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2015 10:32:46   Subject: Calendar - reprint I WANT ONE
I'll have one. Thanks.
Topic: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
RichardLevett

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/04/2015 15:56:10   Subject: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
[quote="rufenig"]An angry badger is the worst that I have encountered.[/quote]

I think I'd rather face the Rattlesnake! :D
Topic: Two cows rescued from mineshaft
RichardLevett

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/01/2015 09:18:05   Subject: Two cows rescued from mineshaft
Cold time of year to get stuck. Poor thing must have been Friesian.

Edit: Just realised Yorkshireman beat me to this one! ;D
Topic: Windegg access
RichardLevett

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/11/2014 10:38:24   Subject: Windegg access
[quote="ChrisJC"]but I might pop in as a courtesy measure.
[/quote]

I went to the farm first time I went to Windegg, the owner seemed a perfectly nice man who was knowledgeable and hap
Topic: Rampgill Mine access
RichardLevett

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/11/2014 10:29:07   Subject: Rampgill Mine access
I believe there is a place just round the corner to put a small donation to the Heritage Center if you feel the need.
Topic: Windegg access
RichardLevett

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/11/2014 10:27:21   Subject: Windegg access
[quote="christwigg"]Did it last week, can see it would be quite a chew on without a short length of rope lashed from the fence.[/quote]

10ft of knotted rope and you'll be out like a rat up
Topic: Man Flies Balloon Into Cave
RichardLevett

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2014 14:46:27   Subject: Man Flies Balloon Into Cave
It all sounds like a lot of hot air to me ;D
Topic: boundary cross flatts collapse - rampgill
RichardLevett

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/09/2014 14:41:20   Subject: boundary cross flatts collapse - rampgill
[quote="Mr Mike"]Something to bear in mind is that once past the NORPEX Door there is no other way to get into the mine.
[/quote]

The air is remarkably good in bye considering that's
Topic: Theme Park in Salt Mine
RichardLevett

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2014 15:41:17   Subject: Theme Park in Salt Mine
Fairly interesting:

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/05/salina-turda-underground-theme-park-in.html
Topic: Catherine and Janes Consols Mine - Queries?
RichardLevett

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2014 11:30:08   Subject: Catherine and Janes Consols Mine - Queries?
[quote="Spires"]Safe to use and long enough?[/quote]
The only thing I can contribute to this is it's probably for the best to assume random ropes lying around underground are not safe or long eno
Topic: Hawkside Hush Lead Mine
RichardLevett

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/12/2013 09:26:40   Subject: Hawkside Hush Lead Mine
[quote="RJV"]
Fairly sure that Master Leveret & myself blocked it properly when we were last there three years ago (on the way to Barney to meet you in the pub I think). :)[/quote]

Y
Topic: Smallcleugh Exploration History
RichardLevett

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2013 10:31:28   Subject: Smallcleugh Exploration History
I found the ballroom back in 2012 ;D
Topic: Upper level has a boat! (photo)
RichardLevett

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/08/2013 09:03:40   Subject: Upper level has a boat! (photo)
It looks as good a place as any to hide a boat.

On a slight tangent, there are always a few boats kicking around in Nenthead village a good 40 miles away from the sea.
Topic: stupid t***s in cornwall
RichardLevett

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/08/2013 09:00:25   Subject: stupid t***s in cornwall
[quote="Dolcoathguy"]Dunno where this is , but I have seen some shafts in areas where the local inhabitants are possibly to be avoided (thinking some regions around St.Day here, among others) and may
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
RichardLevett

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2013 09:39:38   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
Just out of interest can anyone show me where the daylight shaft into the Cathedral is, on the surface?
Topic: Working a 23ft coal seam in the 1870s
RichardLevett

Forum: Europe   Posted: 12/08/2013 16:18:28   Subject: Working a 23ft coal seam in the 1870s
[quote="christwigg"]the dog had eaten the original[/quote]

Bo**ocks. That excuse doesn't work now and didn't work then.
Topic: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
RichardLevett

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/07/2013 10:34:56   Subject: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
[quote="skimble"]£50 a go[/quote]

I occasionally work with a Bungee Jump/Zip Line company who usually charge around £20-40 per go on a mobile rig circa 1000ft long. The majority of our cost
Topic: Bike tracks - Dinorwic
RichardLevett

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/07/2013 11:34:43   Subject: Bike tracks - Dinorwic
Looks like a decent route, I wouldn't fancy falling off onto those sharp slate tips mind.
Topic: Coppermines Deep Level
RichardLevett

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2013 11:49:17   Subject: Coppermines Deep Level
[quote="John Lawson"]
The second was the blockage of Gripps level at Leadhills.
Here Scottish waster becamee really worried for there was thee possibility of part off the village being washe
Topic: New event added 'Summer Meet 2013 - Friday' on 12/07/2013 at 10:00
RichardLevett

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/06/2013 10:50:54   Subject: New event added 'Summer Meet 2013 - Friday' on 12/07/2013 at 10:00
[quote="christwigg"]Dropping like flies..... sadly with two of my local lot now out of the picture i'll have to discuss the doubled travel costs with jcam, will be seeing him tomorrow.[/quote]
Topic: New event added 'Summer Meet 2013 - Friday' on 12/07/2013 at 10:00
RichardLevett

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/06/2013 10:16:44   Subject: New event added 'Summer Meet 2013 - Friday' on 12/07/2013 at 10:00
I'm double booked, so can't make it afterall >:( . Enjoy.
Topic: New event added 'Summer Meet 2013 - Friday' on 12/07/2013 at 10:00
RichardLevett

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/05/2013 13:12:36   Subject: New event added 'Summer Meet 2013 - Friday' on 12/07/2013 at 10:00
As long as there is guaranteed sunshine and limitless cheap cider I'm there.
Topic: Llechwedd public tour revamp
RichardLevett

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/04/2013 09:51:44   Subject: Llechwedd public tour revamp
Looks good
Topic: When to scrap ropes
RichardLevett

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 17/04/2013 09:40:45   Subject: When to scrap ropes
She sheath is supposed to be just for protection, although it will have some strength in itself.
Topic: Summer meet 2013
RichardLevett

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2013 13:34:45   Subject: Summer meet 2013
[quote="RockChick"]Ooooo, Dinorwic would be good to finish the Snakes and Ladders game off properly! :thumbsup:[/quote]

It would be great to get back there again.
Topic: Summer meet 2013
RichardLevett

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2013 10:58:25   Subject: Summer meet 2013
Sounds good to me, count me in. And I remember that sunny day in Wales, back in 2011.
Topic: How to check the weather
RichardLevett

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/01/2013 15:00:56   Subject: How to check the weather
Brilliant!
Topic: Indian Coal Mines
RichardLevett

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2013 15:40:21   Subject: Indian Coal Mines
I just stumbled upon this, interesting article with some fantastic pictures...

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/05/child-labor-in-indian-coal-mines.html
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level Bridge
RichardLevett

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/01/2013 08:51:37   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level Bridge
[quote="gNick"]Worryingly the mine seems to be riddled with dry rot...[/quote]

Try not to drag it back to your house, that's when the real fun begins.

[quote="christwigg"]And cli
Topic: New feature - map searching
RichardLevett

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 04/09/2012 13:32:45   Subject: New feature - map searching
Fantastic!
Topic: Lake District - June 22nd / 23rd / 24th
RichardLevett

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/05/2012 10:17:52   Subject: Lake District - June 22nd / 23rd / 24th
I could be persuaded with a trip over. All the mines mentioned above are worth a look.
Topic: Bentyfield Mine
RichardLevett

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/05/2012 11:59:53   Subject: Bentyfield Mine
[quote="christwigg"]
Anyway it will be much easier to store now the handle is shorter.[/quote]

Agreed, it fits nicely in the wheelie bin now. On a serious note though, Johns informatio
Topic: Bentyfield Mine
RichardLevett

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/05/2012 11:47:25   Subject: Bentyfield Mine
[quote="christwigg"]Very interesting information, even more reason to look forward to the next visit.

Fingers crossed for no snow this time.[/quote]

The bill for my broken shovel
Topic: New event added 'Excavation and Conservation' on 29/04/2012 at 09:45
RichardLevett

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/04/2012 11:33:42   Subject: New event added 'Excavation and Conservation' on 29/04/2012 at 09:45
Hangover permitting I'll see you there ;D
Topic: Spital Tongues Colliery, Newcastle
RichardLevett

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/04/2012 10:55:10   Subject: Spital Tongues Colliery, Newcastle
Hello there, I don't know anything more than google can tell you about the history of the place, but I do know that this tunnel was built to service the Colliery and still survives under the city...
Topic: Caplecleugh to Brownley Hill 13-08-2011
RichardLevett

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/04/2012 08:30:35   Subject: Caplecleugh to Brownley Hill 13-08-2011
[quote="RJV"]They're all CC apart from the ones after the barrow/shovel[/quote]

Seconded

Topic: North Wales Summer Meet - 2012
RichardLevett

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/04/2012 12:06:59   Subject: North Wales Summer Meet - 2012
[quote="RJV"]
Think its meant to be a trip for active mine explorers buddy boy. :tongue:[/quote]

I was in Smallcleugh on Monday I'll have you know. Furthermore, this trip is going to f
Topic: North Wales Summer Meet - 2012
RichardLevett

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/04/2012 08:41:50   Subject: North Wales Summer Meet - 2012
I'm happy to go with the flow, as long as we're near a shop selling Amber Jack.
Topic: Trial near Gibsons cave
RichardLevett

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/04/2012 12:06:40   Subject: Trial near Gibsons cave
Sounds good, bring your anti-midge spray as they can be horrendous in those woods, we know you Middlesbrough folk aren't used to experience wildlife.
Topic: Trial near Gibsons cave
RichardLevett

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/04/2012 10:41:30   Subject: Trial near Gibsons cave
[quote="christwigg"]Yeah, i stuck my camera down and took a video, theres virtually no air gap.

Anyone got a pump ?[/quote]

It would be easy enough to siphon with some flexi-tube
Topic: Trial near Gibsons cave
RichardLevett

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/04/2012 15:58:09   Subject: Trial near Gibsons cave
I had a look in here last year, the lower level looks doable with a wetsuit, strange how it's so close to the 'upper' level.
Topic: Cwmorthin
RichardLevett

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/04/2012 08:46:10   Subject: Cwmorthin
Unbelievable that it's happened again.
Topic: Milwr Tunnel maps on Google Earth
RichardLevett

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/03/2012 10:02:13   Subject: Milwr Tunnel maps on Google Earth
Yes zoomed into the right area and toggled the various options of labels etc. with no success. Maybe it's something to do with being at work, I'll try again tonight at home.
Topic: Milwr Tunnel maps on Google Earth
RichardLevett

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/03/2012 09:53:29   Subject: Milwr Tunnel maps on Google Earth
Am I doing something wrong? I just get a google earth window on their page with no overlay, apparently no matter how long I wait. Tried on Firefox and IE.
Topic: bauxite mine needs explored
RichardLevett

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 29/02/2012 11:39:45   Subject: bauxite mine needs explored
[quote="samd"]help[/quote]

You may need to be a little more specific with regard to the help you require :)
Topic: Tynebottom on the telly
RichardLevett

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/12/2011 18:51:26   Subject: Tynebottom on the telly
I saw that the other night, they've clearly got a high tea light budget.
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