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Posts by Ty Gwyn

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Topic: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2020 10:39:55   Subject: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
Here`s the short one for Cefn Coed shaft,

https://youtu.be/2QOZZpaKAC4
Topic: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2020 20:13:47   Subject: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
I was wondering because a video was on the Welshcoalmines in the week after they put a drone down Cefn Coed shaft to check the state of things down there,also heard the winding wheels are back up on t
Topic: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2020 09:35:52   Subject: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
Anyone know where this shaft was situated?

Surely its not a secret.
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2020 20:47:10   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
My cousin had a TR7,like you mention more off the road than on,and a money pit,i agree with the TR6 much better car or a Triumph Stag,personally i liked my Triumph 2.5 TC.
Topic: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2020 17:21:38   Subject: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
Where was this shaft in the country?
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2020 19:36:24   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
I had a Ventora in the early 80`s,but it was a 3.3l,K or L reg.
Topic: Clogau
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2020 19:56:07   Subject: Clogau
Was that core boring that was taking place?for sampling.

Did`nt they core bore in Gwynfynydd when it was working?
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2020 00:20:25   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Is`nt that in Caer Bont just before Abercraf?
Topic: South Wales Coalfield book query
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/01/2020 11:17:09   Subject: South Wales Coalfield book query
Without the info Alan above mentioned it could possibly be a company advertisement for their products,i saw one recently on one of the Mining sites regarding Ystrad Owen Colliery advertising their Pum
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/01/2020 02:12:13   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
After closure Hargreaves purchased the site and held it till sold to the new company,NZ firm if I remember correctly,will have a check up.
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/01/2020 20:47:33   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
Was not the screened material far lower percentage than anticipated?
Lets hope the new company makes a go of things.
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/01/2020 19:22:04   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
Hemerdon has new owners,2nd in-fact since it closed,working on developing a better screening process by all accounts,as the last method was a dead loss.
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/01/2020 18:15:11   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
1O of the workforce laid off,including Mining Engineer and the Surveyor,only 4 remain.
Topic: Gas Stalagmite??
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/11/2019 16:22:02   Subject: Gas Stalagmite??
Methane is odourless.
Topic: The Last Years in Coal Mining in South Wales Volume 2 Aberdare to Pembrokeshire
Ty Gwyn

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 12/11/2019 19:29:59   Subject: The Last Years in Coal Mining in South Wales Volume 2 Aberdare to Pembrokeshire
Very good photograph`s,but the written details are full of errors,
Deninitely not researched.
Topic: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 28/04/2019 21:31:15   Subject: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Would that be on the old Selar opencast site?
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2018 10:18:24   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
And Eckington in Derbyshire,still working I believe.
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2018 12:03:28   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Nothing at all.
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2018 02:29:53   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Don`t forget Danygraig No4 in Crynant,still raising about 80ton per week,mainly for filtration.

There seems to be a gagging order on Aberpergwm,no news coming out,lol,as its back to the ori
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2018 12:29:05   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
[quote="Quizsmith"]There was talk of a new opencast between Ffos-y-fran (Merthyr Tydfil) opencast and the Rhymney Valley a couple of years ago. Objections by the council and residents and the uncertai
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2018 12:23:28   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
I remember you mentioning before about the stone in the coal,There was a new washery built not long before it closed last time,hope it does a better job than before.

The water filtration pl
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/06/2018 22:51:29   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
No,not specific outlets,but I imagine same as before the domestic market,
One market for Anthracite that I never knew or thought about before is the sewage filtration process,apparently it cons
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/06/2018 13:54:42   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
Re-opening is one thing,being productive and successful is another.

They still have going on for 2,000m to drive the new drift into the reserve,otherwise its working patches that have been
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/04/2018 22:10:21   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Seems they are drilling this time for seam sample cores for sending to their prospective customers for trials as to quality.
Topic: W.E.Teale and Co. lamp
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/11/2017 00:28:04   Subject: W.E.Teale and Co. lamp
Excellent nwminer,i will pass the info onto the guy that owns two of these lamps,they were his Grandfathers.
Thanks so much.
Topic: W.E.Teale and Co. lamp
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2017 19:47:56   Subject: W.E.Teale and Co. lamp
This lamp was manufactured in Swinton Lancs,its a Mark V11 HCP lamp.
Can anyone give any info on this make.?
Topic: Miners' greeting
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/10/2017 00:39:34   Subject: Miners' greeting
Lol,
Shwmai butt or Twl mewn dram wag.
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/10/2017 21:47:57   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
It looks like a variety of Pine,and if as hard has you mention European Larch would be my bet,or depending on the period this timber was stood in the Mine,imported would be another bet,a lot of timber
Topic: Hemerdon Mine
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/10/2017 21:30:25   Subject: Hemerdon Mine
That certainly portrays a brighter looking future,lets hope it carries on.
Topic: Hemerdon Mine
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/10/2017 12:08:23   Subject: Hemerdon Mine
Heard that the price of material has risen,that`s a good sign,but apparently,maybe you might be able to confirm or not,that the set up to separate the various minerals from the mined ore,is just not w
Topic: Hemerdon Mine
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/10/2017 22:49:34   Subject: Hemerdon Mine
Does`nt someone on here work for Wolf Minerals?

Don`t seem to be having much luck down there.
Topic: Hello, newboy here
Ty Gwyn

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/08/2017 21:05:52   Subject: Hello, newboy here
Considering the number of seams worked at Ffos y fran,the above is quite feasible.
Topic: The Anatomy of a Coal Mine - Daw Mill Colliery 1957 - 2013 The complete history of the last coal mine in Warwickshire
Ty Gwyn

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/06/2017 17:01:29   Subject: The Anatomy of a Coal Mine - Daw Mill Colliery 1957 - 2013 The complete history of the last coal mine in Warwickshire
It was due to close the following year even if the fire had not occurred.
It would have needed a new drift or shaft to work remaining coal.
Topic: Cleeves Valley Anthracite Ltd
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/04/2017 14:28:45   Subject: Cleeves Valley Anthracite Ltd
Do you have an NGR for the shaft position?

It does sound like Crosshands Colliery.
Topic: 'Maerdy Monster' found at coal mine
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2017 22:02:50   Subject: 'Maerdy Monster' found at coal mine
Would that be Terry the Cockney or Dick from Aberdare?
Topic: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/02/2017 09:24:23   Subject: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
Is your stable block an old brick building on the site of Llanharry Mine?
I`m sure I have seen a photo of this on the Welshcoalmines forum,but have failed to find it now,but plenty of other info
Topic: Ystradgynlais Colliery
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Genealogy   Posted: 24/01/2017 19:27:33   Subject: Ystradgynlais Colliery
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Ty Gwyn"]If you look at the google map on the site John,where Neath road joins Station road,on that bend there used to be what looked like a loading point up on the bank comin
Topic: Ystradgynlais Colliery
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Genealogy   Posted: 24/01/2017 09:39:29   Subject: Ystradgynlais Colliery
If you look at the google map on the site John,where Neath road joins Station road,on that bend there used to be what looked like a loading point up on the bank coming down to the road,either shutes o
Topic: Update on active Forest of Dean coal mines
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/01/2017 10:30:27   Subject: Update on active Forest of Dean coal mines
I`m aware Nant Helen opencast was mothballed,but considering the Colliery workings they have unearthed and the period that site has worked since the 60`s,its a wonder there`s much coal left there.
Topic: Update on active Forest of Dean coal mines
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/01/2017 13:22:35   Subject: Update on active Forest of Dean coal mines
Aberpergwm is Anthracite,and Welsh Anthracite still commands a high price as domestic fuel,but its the duff that is the problem,with Aberthaw due to close next year I believe,the expenditure needed to
Topic: Bodmin Moor Ponies Poisoned by Arsenic
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2017 20:26:03   Subject: Bodmin Moor Ponies Poisoned by Arsenic
I once knew a farmer in Ystumtuen who failed to keep cattle on the farm in winter,they got poisoned from licking the stone in the old buildings.
Topic: End of underground coal mining in South Wales
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/11/2016 19:24:28   Subject: End of underground coal mining in South Wales
Is A J Booth still with us? possibly he might be interested in these 2 as an addition to his books on Smallmines in South Wales,

Would the RCAHMW really be interested in these 2 Collieries
Topic: End of underground coal mining in South Wales
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/11/2016 18:13:05   Subject: End of underground coal mining in South Wales
Notices were given to the men working Nant Hir No.2 Smallmine in Seven Sisters last Friday,closure due before Christmas,this is the last Colliery working in South Wales,Danygraig No.4 was put on care
Topic: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/11/2016 20:32:38   Subject: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Its been used for years in market gardens in favour of Potash.
Topic: Sinkhole - Plumstead
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South East England   Posted: 03/11/2016 09:12:03   Subject: Sinkhole - Plumstead
That`s another interesting link you have put up John,highlights the scope of the chalk mining in that area.
Topic: Dale Mine Ecton
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/10/2016 18:42:30   Subject: Dale Mine Ecton
Take a photo of the prints next time your in there,as there is a big difference between a rat and a cats footprint other than the size.
Topic: 50 years ago today.
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/10/2016 12:34:04   Subject: 50 years ago today.
Sad day indeed,our thought`s are still with these familes.
Topic: Blackdown Hills area of Devon
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/09/2016 11:30:09   Subject: Blackdown Hills area of Devon
Thank you John,very interesting read,i will pass the info onto the lady.
Topic: Blackdown Hills area of Devon
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/09/2016 23:56:08   Subject: Blackdown Hills area of Devon
Not knowing this area myself,would anyone know if Mining of any kind has taken place in this vicinity?
Query on another site of person considering purchasing land in this area and showed iron oxi
Topic: Access issues
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2016 13:49:19   Subject: Access issues
It is all very complicated with minerals other than coal,

You may own the land that the majority of the mine is under,but unless you own the mineral rights and the site the mine entry is on
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