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Posts by NeilC

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Topic: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
NeilC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2019 16:15:50   Subject: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
Thanks for the comments so far...

I have come across references to both North and South CMC before (I have a couple of pages from SCMC Newsletters).

I will try the BC Library. I'
Topic: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
NeilC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2019 12:47:40   Subject: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
I'm trying to track down copies of the Newsletters from SCMC for my exploration research.

Dating back to the 70's I'm not having much luck (I have 2 pages from a couple of NL's from '77) so
Topic: Cae Sara, Myddfai
NeilC

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/03/2019 12:34:43   Subject: Cae Sara, Myddfai
Paul - you should have asked me on Sunday! ;-)

Good to hear you've ordered a copy of MMoSW - it will be your Bible for our area! ;D
Topic: Mining before Powder - free copy
NeilC

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/02/2019 16:02:39   Subject: Mining before Powder - free copy
PM inbound....

Neil
Topic: Newbie S Wales
NeilC

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/02/2019 19:00:10   Subject: Newbie S Wales
PM also sent...
Topic: Newbie S Wales
NeilC

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 02/02/2019 11:23:13   Subject: Newbie S Wales
Nantymwyn (Rhandirmwyn) is one i visit often.
Drop me a PM if your planning on heading up there and we can try and meet up...?
Topic: Newbie S Wales
NeilC

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/01/2019 10:33:44   Subject: Newbie S Wales
Another explorer here living near Brecon....

Second Peaty's comment about a meet up too.
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
NeilC

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/11/2018 23:16:38   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
I'd be interested to know too! ??
Topic: Barmouth Manganese
NeilC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/07/2018 00:08:36   Subject: Barmouth Manganese
I can recommend the walk up to Old Diphwys mine in Cwm Mynach - interesting and scenic following the route of the tramway with its inclines, causeways and remains of an aerial ropeway.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
NeilC

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/06/2018 10:19:18   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
@gNick - glad to hear you enjoyed Windrush. I spent several years digging various collapses in there to get into Windrush '2', '3' and '4'.

Miss my regular Thursday nights since moving away
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
NeilC

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/05/2018 12:45:08   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="ttxela"]The trip timings are on the 'trips' section of the website, the schedule appears if you hover over the drop down arrow without pressing it. :)
[/quote]

Got it, thanks.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
NeilC

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/05/2018 08:56:07   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
As mentioned by Roy, the personal itinerary page is blank.

Can someone shed light on Registration Time and Trip timings please?

Cheers
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
NeilC

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 21:17:46   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
If he gates it, maintains the road, verge etc for 12 years with no objections then he can claim 'adverse possession' and it will become his property.:wub:
Topic: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
NeilC

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/05/2018 16:06:13   Subject: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
I've dowsed water pipes with success and had mixed results dowsing for 'passages' - ie some results proven through exploration but mostly unconfirmed theories!
Topic: Rhiwbach
NeilC

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/04/2017 10:31:53   Subject: Rhiwbach
Interested too...
Topic: A (not very) interesting discovery
NeilC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2016 10:05:55   Subject: A (not very) interesting discovery
Another mapophile here...

I have a number of the old 6" maps of mid/north Wales that have been annotated in one way or another with sett/estate boundaries, notes etc which add to the pleasu
Topic: Person Newydd
NeilC

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/11/2015 21:15:33   Subject: Person Newydd
Croeso from Brecon too!
Topic: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
NeilC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/09/2015 23:07:14   Subject: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
Another vote for CMT...
Topic: Brecon reigon
NeilC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/08/2015 23:03:05   Subject: Brecon reigon
How far time/distance are you prepared to travel?

Underground only or surface walks/features?

2nd vote for Big Pit, add a visit to Blaenavon Ironworks museum (also free) as well
Topic: Framed pen and ink print of Wheal Edward
NeilC

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 07/12/2014 20:19:48   Subject: Framed pen and ink print of Wheal Edward
Hi folks,

Just thought I'd offer this here before advertising it on a well known auction site... it may be of interest to someone? Christmas is coming after all! :)

As per the ti
Topic: Penarth - Trolley vandalised
NeilC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/05/2014 21:34:04   Subject: Penarth - Trolley vandalised
@steve turbo - "where have I heard of a similar incident?" - see posting 'A sad bit of mining vandalism'

@New Stuff - you've not wasted your breath. People do care. I have just updated the
Topic: A sad bit of mining vandalism
NeilC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2014 21:22:05   Subject: A sad bit of mining vandalism
As I started this thread I thought I'd leave an update -

The efforts of a few individuals got the NAMHO Conservation Officer, Welsh Mines Preservation Trust and the local caving club Glouce
Topic: Bryneglwys
NeilC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/04/2014 22:10:16   Subject: Bryneglwys
Thanks!

Collecting mining related books seems to be a secondary hobby - I spend enough as it is without being encouraged to by more! Cheers! :thumbsup:

Sounds like I'll start w
Topic: Bryneglwys
NeilC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/04/2014 20:51:23   Subject: Bryneglwys
Hi guys,

Ref the book -

Dave you mention Slates from Abergynolwyn has an underground survey and Mike you refer to the fact that the new book, Bryneglwys Slate Quarry is out.
Topic: Strange graffiti
NeilC

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/04/2014 19:21:10   Subject: Strange graffiti
There are no chog holes in the quarry that the original photo's came from and no evidence of cranes either.

We do know that there were a number of ponies used underground to pull the trucks
Topic: A sad bit of mining vandalism
NeilC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2013 22:52:44   Subject: A sad bit of mining vandalism
Just for the record there was another individual involved with this (Name Withheld) associated with Moseley Railway Trust.

They [b]DID NOT[/b] have permission to vandalise and remove parts
Topic: A sad bit of mining vandalism
NeilC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/10/2013 22:08:39   Subject: A sad bit of mining vandalism
No idea - I never got a chance to see the wagon, and guess I never will!

(P.s I was being sarcastic in OP about them putting is some effort to get it out, it should never have been removed
Topic: A sad bit of mining vandalism
NeilC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/10/2013 21:30:05   Subject: A sad bit of mining vandalism
A friend brought this to my attention -

[url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/16809752@N05/8201353536/[/url]

Sorry to see it go even [i]if[/i] the landowner did give permission for i
Topic: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
NeilC

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/08/2013 21:42:39   Subject: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
Another vote for Roy's lamps from me too -

I'm anal about researching a subject before spending a load of money (must be my Scottish gene?!) and looked at various lamps / conversions with r
Topic: Cwmorthin Book reprint
NeilC

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/07/2013 22:38:58   Subject: Cwmorthin Book reprint
It would be a 'Yes' from this corner too....
Topic: Marke Valley Mine - Top Adit, Eastern Section
NeilC

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/02/2013 18:05:29   Subject: Marke Valley Mine - Top Adit, Eastern Section
Hi Guys,

Was on holiday recently, staying a stone's throw from Marke Valley mine. On a walk from my cottage was an adit - on googling around this appears to be the Top Adit, Eastern section
Topic: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
NeilC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/12/2010 22:03:19   Subject: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
Have recently spent many hours researching lamps from all different angles - cost, power (lumens), run times, build quality, Oldham conversions vs off the shelf etc.

Was impressed with Roy
Topic: Competition entry - NeilC
NeilC

Forum: The 2010 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 08/12/2010 16:36:19   Subject: Competition entry - NeilC
A small hand winch in Wigpool Iron Mine, Forest of Dean.


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Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
NeilC

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/12/2010 16:00:02   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Damn those family members who request the presence of their son!!

Would love to be there Matty, sounds like fun! But I cant. >:(

If my health had been better the OH and I were p
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