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Topic: Golwern Quarry
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2019 09:26:13   Subject: Golwern Quarry
Shame if that's the case, have you got a link to the Facebook video?
Topic: Maenofferen
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/04/2019 12:40:06   Subject: Maenofferen
Hello, i'm planning on visiting there soon to do some filming....are we talking the N.3 Rhiwbach drumhouse or the large steam/electric one in the Twll....with the blue window frames? And are they rest
Topic: Dorothea
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/08/2018 20:26:13   Subject: Dorothea
Brilliant, thanks....any chance you can PM me his number if you've got it? If not I'll see if I can find the quarry number. Thanks again! Pete
Topic: Dorothea
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/08/2018 13:48:44   Subject: Dorothea
That is sad.....I am going down in a couple of weeks to compile footage of a number of sites before they deteriorate further and Dorothea was on my list.

I'll just have to be clever with m
Topic: Cofio Cwmorthin Remembered
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/11/2014 13:42:52   Subject: Cofio Cwmorthin Remembered
Yeh, it's amazing news. And from what I hear, they're now looking at Capel Y Gorlan, which could be worked on by Christmas!!
Topic: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/11/2013 13:49:45   Subject: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
I'm definitely donating. People are fascinated about this area, and I've bumped into a few people up there who haven't known anything about what the buildings were for and upon educating them they've
Topic: Aberllefenni Bell House
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2013 13:56:05   Subject: Aberllefenni Bell House
Not sure if anyone has already mentioned it, but fantastic news to hear that the old Quarry Office at Aberllefenni is being restored, admittedly as a dwelling with a few additions, but the plans seem
Topic: Conclog/Cwmorthin Tramway question
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2013 14:08:27   Subject: Conclog/Cwmorthin Tramway question
Thanks for your help on this, I've certainly got something to go on now.

It is such a shame about the chapel...and i suppose even the landowners could throw obstacles in the way.

Topic: Conclog/Cwmorthin Tramway question
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2013 16:31:42   Subject: Conclog/Cwmorthin Tramway question
Hello all,

I'm attempting to do a period (reconstruction) painting of Capel Y Gorlan, and I have a quick question in the following picture;

[img]http://www.penmorfa.com/Slate/rou
Topic: Maenofferen Quarry - RCAHMW video
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/10/2012 19:30:41   Subject: Maenofferen Quarry - RCAHMW video
Yeh not as good as the last one, and I noticed a few in-consistencies, like when the wagons leave the adit towards the mill, there is no reference of the tunnel that should fork to the left into mill
Topic: Maenofferen Quarry - RCAHMW video
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/10/2012 17:14:33   Subject: Maenofferen Quarry - RCAHMW video

I'm not sure if this has already been posted or not, but I stumbled across what appears to be the computer generated animation of Maenofferen that was commissioned by RCAHMW.

http://w
Topic: Dorothea Quarry
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/03/2012 16:57:31   Subject: Dorothea Quarry
Really good news, slightly terrified about what will happen to some of the relics around there like the old pump house etc, but the area really does need some good luck and I hope it succeeds.
Topic: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/02/2012 11:49:17   Subject: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
Wonder if he knicked the old weighing scales from the weighbridge hut a bit further along from there.
Topic: Dorothea Movie Clip
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2012 09:31:28   Subject: Dorothea Movie Clip
Yeh that's typical, like that part of Y Chwarelwr that went missing. When do we think it was filmed, pre-war?
Topic: Dorothea Movie Clip
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2012 14:32:30   Subject: Dorothea Movie Clip
Hello All,

I stumbled across this short old cinema peice of footage of Dorothea, named 'Men Against Death a story of peril in our time'. It shows some amazing footage of how the blondin tow
Topic: Quarrymen on the march
hammond

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 11/10/2011 11:41:24   Subject: Quarrymen on the march
Anyone know whether that row of dilapidated houses in front of the slate tips still exist? Amazing to see that even in 1958 they looked practically ready to collapse.

There's another one of
Topic: Hello from London!
hammond

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/02/2011 17:44:00   Subject: Hello from London!
He he Mr Turbo has already met our new our new member here, as was she was the lucky lady who joined us for that experience down Rhosydd and beyond.

Yes a thoroughly enjoyed myself, albeit
Topic: Rhosydd Trip
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2010 16:00:03   Subject: Rhosydd Trip
That's fine, it is a bit short notcie anyways.

I have seen a plan in PDF format of the quarry which will be handy, i don't suppose anyone has a written account of directions or anything li
Topic: Rhosydd Trip
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2010 09:26:40   Subject: Rhosydd Trip
Hello All,

Myself and my girlfriend are venturing down to Wales on the week commencing the 18th of October. We fancy having a tour around Rhosydd. I have ventured to the end of the adit on
Topic: Old Slate Quarry photos
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2010 13:17:26   Subject: Old Slate Quarry photos
Hello,

Just wondering if anyone has any old pictures of Rhiwbach, Wysgan and Rhosydd with the buildings still intact or still operating? As these are quite remote locations and not the rich
Topic: slate art on the bbc
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/08/2010 21:12:14   Subject: slate art on the bbc
There's an amazing carving of a titanic style ship at Ratgoed in Corris. Possibly copied from a news article from back in the day, whoever carved it clearly had talent though.
Topic: Maen Offeren Buildings
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/08/2010 21:16:04   Subject: Maen Offeren Buildings
Yeh that is a good idea, glad thats being dealt with, i'm all for enthusiasts but these acts seem more than a little selfish. And i am amazed anything with GWR on it is still remaining, as it's shocki
Topic: Maen Offeren Buildings
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/08/2010 17:46:34   Subject: Maen Offeren Buildings
How would people be looking to remove these? I struggle to see these being an easy item to just lift up and plonk into a landrover, as they weigh a ton. Must be a rather large vehicle, which shouldn't
Topic: Maen Offeren Buildings
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/08/2010 19:41:24   Subject: Maen Offeren Buildings
That's fantastic news, looking forward to more updates.
Topic: Maen Offeren Buildings
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/06/2010 14:03:19   Subject: Maen Offeren Buildings
Presumably that will have to be removed eventually though?
Topic: Maen Offeren Buildings
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/06/2010 12:23:24   Subject: Maen Offeren Buildings
That is the main worry on any building that's falling into disrepair. The roofslates are also something that can be pinched by theives, as a couple of the remaining buildings at Cwmorthin have been su
Topic: Maen Offeren Buildings
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2010 22:50:00   Subject: Maen Offeren Buildings
So it does, i'm so blind. Would be quite a mamouth job, last time i walked through the mill there were a number of wagons, and some machinery, i seem to recall a saw table, not to mention the fly whee
Topic: Maen Offeren Buildings
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2010 22:13:48   Subject: Maen Offeren Buildings
Also another thought, probably outlandish, but any of the stuff deemed as scrap which is not needed, could it be sold to a scrap merchant on Lechwedds behalf, or by Lechwedd in order to raise money fo
Topic: Maen Offeren Buildings
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2010 22:03:54   Subject: Maen Offeren Buildings
How many of the relics worth saving on site are desirable in terms of scrap? Because surely if it has no archeological value and is only desirable to the scrap man wouldn't it be an idea to strip the
Topic: Gwynedd slate industry bids for World Heritage status
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/06/2010 12:49:42   Subject: Gwynedd slate industry bids for World Heritage status
They definatly mean the miners path, I can't think of any zig zag that prominent on the horizon. I'm not sure about lighting it though, could attract some unwanted attention, i think they should maybe
Topic: Google Street View
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2010 22:37:39   Subject: Google Street View
Yeh it's an amazing facility. I haven't been to Wales in a while and was having withdrawl symptons. You can get as far as the Votty tips and road up to Maenofferen, and the tips of Oakeley. Think i wa
Topic: Maen Offeren Buildings
hammond

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/06/2010 19:54:43   Subject: Maen Offeren Buildings
Well done and congratulations to the progress made by John and Dafydd regarding this topic. I couldn't even have imagined it getting to this stage, so really well done to you guys for getting this far
Topic: Response from Welsh Mines Preservation Trust on Slate Mill Preservation
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2010 14:12:46   Subject: Response from Welsh Mines Preservation Trust on Slate Mill Preservation
That's a very depressing insight into one of the many problems that MO may come against in the near future. An interesting task would be to confirm how plausible any future quarrying operations would
Topic: Response from Welsh Mines Preservation Trust on Slate Mill Preservation
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/04/2010 20:12:04   Subject: Response from Welsh Mines Preservation Trust on Slate Mill Preservation
That's something that we can certainly talk to our friend in the WMPT about.

I can't get out of my mind the old Land Rover trip that they used to do at Gloddfa Ganol. That was fantastic, a
Topic: Response from Welsh Mines Preservation Trust on Slate Mill Preservation
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/04/2010 17:02:56   Subject: Response from Welsh Mines Preservation Trust on Slate Mill Preservation
That may be where the expertise of the WMPT would be useful as i'm sure they are use to such discussions.

Very interesting to hear about it being owned by Llechwedd though, if there is any
Topic: Response from Welsh Mines Preservation Trust on Slate Mill Preservation
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/04/2010 16:08:38   Subject: Response from Welsh Mines Preservation Trust on Slate Mill Preservation
Thank you John for your response, I and i completely agree on the Maenofferen site, i have always found it fascinating and it would be devastating to lose it.

And thanks for your response
Topic: Response from Welsh Mines Preservation Trust on Slate Mill Preservation
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/04/2010 13:43:32   Subject: Response from Welsh Mines Preservation Trust on Slate Mill Preservation
Hello,

This follows on from the 'Will the Slate Mill survive' topic. I contacted some of the guys from the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust regarding it and got an interesting response. (see
Topic: Will the Welsh slate mill survive??
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2010 19:46:53   Subject: Will the Welsh slate mill survive??
Shame about the Pen Yr Orsedd project because that sounded like a real positive, even though it was up against fairly big odds of success. Is this subject not something that the Welsh Mines Preservati
Topic: Will the Welsh slate mill survive??
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/04/2010 18:56:42   Subject: Will the Welsh slate mill survive??
What state is Maenofferen in now? Last time i visited was probably about 2 - 3 years ago. I know some relics have been vandalised and the workings are unstable, but have the buildings gone dramaticall
Topic: Will the Welsh slate mill survive??
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/04/2010 14:18:20   Subject: Will the Welsh slate mill survive??
Hello,

This has probably been discussed before but has there been any news on the Pen Yr Orsedd site being preserved?

It got a lot of press during the BBC restoration series, and
Topic: Pant Mawr / Fron Boeth - explorations
hammond

Forum: Events   Posted: 18/04/2010 11:01:54   Subject: Moelwyn - Rhosydd tramway??
That's great i was looking for a picture, it looks quite prominent with what looks like some nice embankment work.

Topic: Pant Mawr / Fron Boeth - explorations
hammond

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/04/2010 09:26:24   Subject: Moelwyn - Rhosydd tramway??
I didn't think this topic would cause this much discussion he he. I went to Moelwyn quite a while ago and what made me wonder was that you could see a faint ridge that went around the inside of the mo
Topic: Pant Mawr / Fron Boeth - explorations
hammond

Forum: Events   Posted: 15/04/2010 20:48:36   Subject: Pant Mawr / Fron Boeth - explorations
Hello,

I've just been messing around with the Google Satellite function and it has raised a question, which everyone probably knows, but it would quench my curiosity.

I was look
Topic: What Slate mines are in this footage??
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2010 17:32:36   Subject: What Slate mines are in this footage??
Whoops, forgot the link

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.amertonrailway.co.uk/pb-774-1-j-600.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.amertonrailway.co.uk/amertonlocobaguley774.htm&usg=_
Topic: What Slate mines are in this footage??
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2010 17:24:44   Subject: What Slate mines are in this footage??
That's amazing, had no idea such a thing existed, is that what came before the little diesel powered hunsletts?

I just had a little research on the web, and the following link shows one of
Topic: What Slate mines are in this footage??
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2010 14:29:20   Subject: What Slate mines are in this footage??
Great, i'll definatly have a look into that. Is there extensive Slate quarry footage or is it just about general life in the area?

Yeh i was going to ask what the hell that was, looked lik
Topic: What Slate mines are in this footage??
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2010 12:14:04   Subject: What Slate mines are in this footage??
Yeh i know, it's amazing. I love how quickly the load on the incline suddenly accelerates upward, quite terrifying really. Yeh It's known as a 'car gwyllt' or wild car in English for obvious reasons.
Topic: What Slate mines are in this footage??
hammond

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2010 14:33:53   Subject: What Slate mines are in this footage??
Hello,

I was just leafing through a few old bits of footage on Youtube and i found this old gem, the link is below.

Does anyone know what quarry or quarries this footage was tak
Topic: Oldham FX2 lamps, Batteries and Charger for Sale
hammond

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 11/02/2010 13:47:40   Subject: Oldham FX2 lamps, Batteries and Charger for Sale
Apologies for my appalling spelling btw, I’m saving money, not the pop artist formally known as Mobey.
Topic: Oldham FX2 lamps, Batteries and Charger for Sale
hammond

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 11/02/2010 13:41:27   Subject: Oldham FX2 lamps, Batteries and Charger for Sale
Hello People,

I'm just having a clearout of some of my caving gear. I have decided to part with a pair of FX2 Oldham lamps. I have had them for a little while and am only parting with them
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