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Topic: Oakeley Quarry?
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/11/2019 10:58:00   Subject: Oakeley Quarry?
This just popped up on Facebook. 1960's fashion, with some nice track work:-

https://www.facebook.com/bbcradiowales/videos/296342414307010/UzpfSTE0NzkxMzgzNTQ6Vks6MTAxNTc1NTM2MzIyODk4Mjc/
Topic: Welsh slate on Channel 5
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/08/2019 11:34:12   Subject: Welsh slate on Channel 5
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49372075
Topic: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2019 10:48:23   Subject: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
Groudle Glen Zoo.

http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/tourism/glens/groudle.htm

And more images:-

https://www.google.com/search?q=isle+of+man+zoo+groudle+glen&rlz=
Topic: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/06/2019 14:02:00   Subject: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
I cannot, as yet, find an obituary for him! It seems he died about 1895.(http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2008-53169/) It is also very odd that there were two Gwilym Eryri's. There are hardly
Topic: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2019 19:02:59   Subject: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
This explains some of the leats to the waterwheels:-
https://www.dyserth.com/leats.html
Topic: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2019 09:44:23   Subject: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
I wonder if it is the Talargoch Lead Mine?Top right hand side of map shows aqueduct.

https://maps.nls.uk/view/102342339
Topic: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2019 15:14:05   Subject: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
Are you sure it's the "South Cardiganshire Mining Club"?

There's a reference here of the North Cardiganshire Mining Club!

https://www.nmrs.org.uk/assets/lookinside/bm17lookinside
Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/04/2019 19:44:56   Subject: Maenofferen
On this 1888 map Maen y fferm seems to have changed to Maen Offeren , and just below that is Maen Offeren cottages.

Maen -offeren Quarries located on this map co-incide with the location
Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/04/2019 17:34:35   Subject: Maenofferen
A map of 1840 shows Maen y fferm. Blaenau Ffestiniog does not seem to exist!!

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/maps/series?xCenter=3101337.90425&yCenter=2991869.1195&scale=63360&viewScale
Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 19:44:55   Subject: Maenofferen
Bywyd yn boen, ar adegau!
Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 16:23:59   Subject: Maenofferen
Llaeth o'r fuwch.

Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 14:05:17   Subject: Maenofferen
Yn y gongl

Yn y cornel

Yn dy gornel

Yn fy nghornel

Yn eich cornel

Yn ei chornel
Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 13:26:50   Subject: Maenofferen
Wel, wel!

Mae'n flin iawn gydaf am greu cynnen.

Mi af i sefyll yn y cornel!

I stand corrected!

When needed I use this online dictionary from the University
Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 16:06:49   Subject: Maenofferen
The examples Willy Ekerslike and Skimble give are actually place names.
The clue seems to be where they got their information from- Historic Place names!!
https://historicplacenames.rcahmw.
Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 17:00:40   Subject: Maenofferen
The spoken word might sound like Fferam , but written it is still fferm- even in Anglesey!:)
Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 14:32:39   Subject: Maenofferen
Ac y finnau.

And me.
Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 13:09:50   Subject: Maenofferen
I don't mean to imply that the area is a heap. It's just that in welsh you would refer to a pile of stones as tomen .

Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 11:12:18   Subject: Maenofferen
Sometimes listed as Maenofferem, but mostly Maenofferen in old newspapers. Fferem is not farm. Fferm is Farm! Offeren as mass is fine , but as mass of stones, not ecclesiastic (The area maybe holey b
Topic: Maenofferen
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2019 18:42:04   Subject: Maenofferen
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cymrufyw/47910051?fbclid=IwAR2NnolS89gpdNGpxYTaJ67UGEy_rjr2urBbEfl2LADJwk6Hp0BIbHdi-Yg

Bydd ddim pob ymwelwr yn deall Saeseg , chwaith!

Not every visitor wi
Topic: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/04/2019 16:41:23   Subject: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
The 1851 census shows a William Roberts, and 4 siblings, living with his widowed mother,Catherine, and his grandparents, henry Jones (shipbuilder) and grandmother, Margaret.

The 1861 census
Topic: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/04/2019 10:30:03   Subject: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
Was the other Gwilym Eryri called William E Powell, from Milwaukee? From "Baner ac Amserau Cymru" 15th July,1874 is a letter from William Powell criticising William Roberts for using the same bardic n
Topic: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/04/2019 10:27:13   Subject: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
There's this from the Dictionay of Welsh biography:-
https://biography.wales/article/s-ROBE-WIL-1844


Topic: Wandering Twins
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/03/2019 18:14:25   Subject: Wandering Twins
The rusty green one (pic 1) is The Coalition from Bagnall 1278 Edith and the red and green rusty (pic 2)one is The Eclipse from Bagnall 1568 Dorothy ( some say Margaret!)
Topic: Cae Sara, Myddfai
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Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/03/2019 17:59:18   Subject: Cae Sara, Myddfai
There is a 4 page write up on page 32 under Casara in G.W.Hall's book "Metal Mines of South Wales".
Topic: Ffos y Bleiddiad - Abergele
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/03/2019 16:41:51   Subject: Ffos y Bleiddiad - Abergele
Thank you!
Topic: Ffos y Bleiddiad - Abergele
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2019 20:40:18   Subject: Ffos y Bleiddiad - Abergele
FFOS -Y-BLEIDDIAID, with a ^ above the O ( I don't know how to do that!)
Topic: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2019 16:15:49   Subject: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
Just found this. Surprisingly, mainly written in English! Is it of interest to others?

http://www.train4underground.co.uk/caban-magazines-available-online/?fbclid=IwAR2qMqyv7t_7zqmKBf75ybHL
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
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Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2018 15:31:38   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Was there a Fairlie locomotive on the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway? I seem to remember reading it somewhere, perhaps when Col. Stephens ran it? The BPGVR had running lines into Llanelli. S
Topic: Welsh Gold?
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2018 11:01:53   Subject: Welsh Gold?
Re-opening Welsh goldmines from BBC News:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46179570
Topic: Garth Iron Mine, Taffs Well, South Wales
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Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/09/2018 19:29:21   Subject: Garth Iron Mine, Taffs Well, South Wales
National Library of Scotland maps show this map of 1872:-
https://maps.nls.uk/view/102342583
Topic: Lichen as guide to chronology
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2018 11:11:55   Subject: Lichen as guide to chronology
Dating a telephone pole should be easy as it has always been carved on the pole-should be about 5-6 feet off the ground level.
Topic: Fron Oleu
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/02/2018 22:45:59   Subject: Fron Oleu
Twll Maen Grisial= Hole (or Mine) of the Crystal Stone(or Rock)
Topic: Sand saws
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/02/2018 17:22:39   Subject: Sand saws
Found this report in "Gwynedd Slate Quarries - An Archaeological Survey 1994-95. Report No.154 :-

Sawing machinery rarely survives in abandoned mills. Australia mill at Dinorwic is unique i
Topic: Sand saws
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/02/2018 22:40:09   Subject: Sand saws
In "The Slate Quarries of Pembrokeshire" by Alun John Richards there are two photographs (page 87 and 89) of the Pembrokeshire hand saw. They seem to have teeth, so may not be sand saws. ISBN 0-86381-
Topic: Picking Brains please
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Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/02/2018 18:19:30   Subject: Picking Brains please
"I see from your Profile you are based in Cellan (Lampeter)....If you are passing Pontsian or Talgarreg, then please call in to the Pub (Tafarn Bach) and introduce yourself..I have a beer with your na
Topic: Picking Brains please
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Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/02/2018 13:00:00   Subject: Picking Brains please
G W Hall in his book "Metal Mining in South Wales" does not mention this mine at all. The nearest are at Llangrannog and at New Quay! Ceredigion Archives(http://archifdy-ceredigion.org.uk/ )may have
Topic: Picking Brains please
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Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/02/2018 09:07:15   Subject: Picking Brains please
On the Old Maps of 1889 there is no old level marked.(https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/242500/251500/12/100696) Yet on their 1905 map it is shown as old level-lead. Perhaps when they were quarrying at
Topic: Gwendreath Colliery Disaster
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/09/2017 08:45:45   Subject: Gwendreath Colliery Disaster
GWENDRAETH! PONTYBEREM!

http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/Carm/GwendraethWatney.htm
or
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1243475
Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
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Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/09/2016 23:29:59   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
http://orapweb.rcahms.gov.uk/coflein//S/SJSH09.pdf

and

http://orapweb.rcahms.gov.uk/coflein//S/SJSH10.pdf
Topic: Penrhyn water balances
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/09/2016 15:38:30   Subject: Penrhyn water balances
Lots of pictures here:-

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=penrhyn+water+balance&rlz=1C1PRFE_enGB654GB690&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=638&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwios-qP26XPAhXEAMA
Topic: Industrial Wales
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Forum: South Wales   Posted: 16/09/2016 17:04:23   Subject: Industrial Wales
Just found this site:-
http://industrialgwent.co.uk/index.htm

Topic: Wanted - A photograph for the cover of Mining History
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Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/08/2015 22:58:48   Subject: Wanted - A photograph for the cover of Mining History
I like Esgair Mwyn

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Mill-Building-In-1985_99157/
Topic: Old film of Dorothea and waterwheel
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2015 15:17:42   Subject: Old film of Dorothea and waterwheel
Dorothea
http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-men-against-death-a-story-of-peril-in-our-time-1933/

Waterwheel etc. Ceredigion

http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-shadow-on-th
Topic: Riding the 'car gwyllt'
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2015 22:01:09   Subject: Riding the 'car gwyllt'
Part of the film "Y Chwarelwr" made in 1935. This bit starts with Bagnall Kidbrook and then the workmen coming home on the "car gwyllt". There is a story that there was a school near the quarry and th
Topic: Books about mining in Welsh
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2015 20:28:00   Subject: Books about mining in Welsh
Chwareli Dyffryn Nantlle gan Dewi Tomos. Gwasg Carreg Gwalch. 1-84527-083-5 .Covers quarry, bards,community, and a lot of poetry-mostly about slate.

Criw Diddan Dwr Oer. Biography of workin
Topic: Awesome quarries/mines from the air
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2015 18:32:10   Subject: Awesome quarries/mines from the air
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Database/:)
Topic: Snailbeach from John Thomas ca 1885
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/03/2015 19:57:17   Subject: Snailbeach from John Thomas ca 1885
Try:-

http://www.llgc.org.uk/collections/digital-gallery/photographs0/johnthomas/how-to-search-and-view-the-results/

On right hand side, find "search the catalogue" click
Topic: Snailbeach from John Thomas ca 1885
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/03/2015 18:57:59   Subject: Snailbeach from John Thomas ca 1885
The National Library of Wales hold the John Thomas collection of about 3320 photographs ( he was reputed to have taken well over 25,000 during his working life, probably the rest used for a glasshouse
Topic: Snailbeach from John Thomas ca 1885
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/03/2015 20:11:55   Subject: Snailbeach from John Thomas ca 1885
http://delwedd.llgc.org.uk/delweddau/jth/jth00609.jpg?return_url=http%3a%2f%2fcat.llgc.org.uk%3a80%2fcgi-bin%2fgw%2fchameleon%3fsessionid%3d2015030319331235725%26skin%3deresources%26submittheform%3dSe
Topic: Interesting Images on Ebay
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2015 15:29:16   Subject: Interesting Images on Ebay
This is a photograph taken by John Thomas before 1900 of the gold mine machinery at Pumsaint :-

http://delwedd.llgc.org.uk/delweddau/jth/jth00822.jpg?return_url=http%3a%2f%2fcat.llgc.org.uk
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