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Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2020 12:56:15   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Unusual name...."rheolau" means "rules" in Welsh...no idea where that would have come from! :blink:
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2020 08:21:18   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
[quote="Paul Marvin"]WELL DONE lads !! Phil how old is the photo that you found ? I wonder if it was boarded up for the program or its shut in real life ?[/quote]


The imagery is date
Topic: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 22:33:52   Subject: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
[quote="royfellows"]Yes it is. But the URL reads as an email address to my system and opens MS Outlook. To use copy and paste I had to copy all of the post to notepad and selectively copy the URL.
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 22:30:24   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
[quote="Paul Marvin"]No Phil here is a good shot if anybody can recognise it


[link]120925[linkphoto]120925[/linkphoto][/link][/quote]



Got it:

[link]1
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 19:31:29   Subject: Hidden
[quote="Paul Marvin"]might be its a bit of a crap photo and angle[/quote]

That's the old other petrol station just down the road from Eric Jones.
Look it up on GoogleEarth :thumbup:
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 18:43:18   Subject: Hidden

Is it this one?


[link]120923[linkphoto]120923[/linkphoto][/link]

Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 18:31:43   Subject: Hidden
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Yes buddy where the murder take place[/quote]

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 12:29:15   Subject: Hidden
[quote="Morlock"]Any help?

"Maes Padarn in Llanberis (Snowdonia) is the backdrop for several scenes. Dylan Harris' workplace is set at the Northern Welsh Quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog. The
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2020 15:44:13   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
[quote="royfellows"]

Nobody yet mentioned how the cost of a project gets inflated out of all proportion by the 'passengers' it has to carry.

[/quote]

That's the issue
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2020 07:06:39   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
[quote="John Mason"][quote="NewStuff"]

The current council have zero interest in maintaining or making use of any heritage site...[/quote]

It's more likely due to the imposed sta
Topic: Boots/Socks
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/07/2020 18:55:41   Subject: Boots/Socks
[quote="Paul Marvin"]

….just £12.99 . Just right for the "splash over trips " :thumbsup:

[/quote]

Never going to hear the end of that one am I??! :lol:

Coi
Topic: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/07/2020 17:31:53   Subject: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="sinker"]
No access issues but please be careful wandering around. There are some lovely formations and it would be a shame to spoil them ;)

There are also s
Topic: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/07/2020 15:42:45   Subject: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)

No access issues but please be careful wandering around. There are some lovely formations and it would be a shame to spoil them ;)

There are also some 'flying mice' around there so do
Topic: Chemical rock splitting
sinker

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/07/2020 13:28:44   Subject: Chemical rock splitting
Definitely works; we've used it for breaking out concrete in sensitive places where access and vibration/noise are problems.

Big downside is that you need to drill more holes and deeper tha
Topic: hi folks
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/07/2020 17:00:25   Subject: hi folks
[quote="legendrider"]Seconded! :flowers:

Regarding Welsh Slate there are some very knowledgeable folks on here I'm sure you'll find it most rewarding

MARK[/quote]

"Thi
Topic: Mysterious Tunnel Salcombe Area
sinker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/07/2020 06:38:32   Subject: Mysterious Tunnel Salcombe Area
Welcome to AN :)

Buy yourselves a couple of hard hats for about a fiver each, couple of decent torches, wellies etc and go and explore it? :thumbup:

Meantime, no idea about that
Topic: Bryneglwys
sinker

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/07/2020 11:07:26   Subject: Bryneglwys
[quote="ChrisJC"]….

buy a book from Sara Eade is problematic as I believe she has died.

Chris.

[/quote]

"problematic"...is quite an understatement :surrende
Topic: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2020 21:01:23   Subject: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
[quote="UK Abandoned Mine Explores"]I'll do that, the same day you take your photos down, showing them, on pages that identify their location. My videos don't name the majority, and do not show anyth
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2020 08:27:09   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
Agreed,
I have the mattock and also the micro square mouth shovel:

https://www.toolstation.com/roughneck-micro-square-shovel/p99461?store=I6&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=feed&u
Topic: Powdered milk
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2020 08:18:07   Subject: Powdered milk
[quote="staffordshirechina"]


….bottled sterilised milk in tea, coffee and even on their cornflakes!

Vile stuff.

[/quote]

It's still a tradition in our
Topic: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
sinker

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/07/2020 21:36:59   Subject: South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team FundraisingAppeal
If they have nearly reached £15k then "our" £600 would do more good elsewhere I think??!

Topic: 2x Honeywell 15 minute escape set
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/07/2020 14:05:02   Subject: 2x Honeywell 15 minute escape set
[quote="joso"]If you two are going to discuss BA could you do it on the open forum so that we all (mainly me) can benefit? ;D[/quote]

Hi yes sorry. basically what I outlined above.

Topic: 2x Honeywell 15 minute escape set
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/07/2020 12:55:48   Subject: 2x Honeywell 15 minute escape set
[quote="Down and beyond"]Just wanted to offer these on here before I List them on eBay I have 2 of these for sale both are out of calibration but complete no marks on them in good condition one bag h
Topic: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.
sinker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/06/2020 21:45:15   Subject: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.
[quote="Paul Marvin"][quote="sinker"]
Welcome :)

Judging by your UserName you have the basics :)

Perhaps you should change it to:

"MagliteAndHardhatAndBackupTorc
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/06/2020 19:28:25   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
[quote="risy76115"]Ahh its the team fighters fan thats all i need to say :oops:[/quote]

Aye...our "mate" Chris has "history" himself too. Has been upsetting a few people in Blaenau....diffi
Topic: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.
sinker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/06/2020 18:06:01   Subject: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.

Welcome :)

Judging by your UserName you have the basics :)

Perhaps you should change it to:

"MagliteAndHardhatAndBackupTorchAndPairOfGlovesAndChangeOfSocks"....
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
sinker

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 13:59:30   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
[quote="Morlock"]

"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

[/quote]


"The past is a foreign country:

they [b][i]get things d
Topic: Save a Railway Tunnel
sinker

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 23/06/2020 13:09:33   Subject: Save a Railway Tunnel
[quote="derrick man"]I have to say, looking at the report, that that looks like a nasty old place, with a fair likelihood of continuing long-term problems from the surrounding water and workings, and
Topic: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/06/2020 21:38:05   Subject: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
[quote="dwarrowdelf"]Interesting feed back, worth a try, but I won't risk damaging the sample for now as I sadly won't be back to find any more on the tips any time soon in the present situation :([
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2020 09:36:39   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="Blober"]

"Spinning bowtie extravaganza" :lol:

[/quote]

Strangely enough, that's the theme for this year's AditNow Christmas Party :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/06/2020 13:47:29   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'

Oh dear, sounds dreadful. :(

There was a bit about it in the Daily Post the other day; Gwynedd Council are mad keen for it as the whole place is a liability for them. I imagine some g
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2020 12:02:02   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="50shadesofgreen"]

Genuinely sorry to have caused annoyance to anyone.

[/quote]

No annoyance I don't think; not with you.

Annoyance with the Welsh Go
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/05/2020 15:47:13   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="50shadesofgreen"]Similar graffiti message in Pwllheli????

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/vandals-paint-go-home-graffiti-18077745.amp[/quote]<
Topic: Back underground ????
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/05/2020 13:38:40   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="alex17595"]

[quote="Daggers"]https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/chaos-dovestone-reservoir-motorists-flock-18253241?utm_source=linkCopy&utm_medium=social&utm_cam
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2020 08:07:14   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
:(

I suspect two issues here;

1. Someone specifically taken against "English visitors" coming to Wales whilst [u]we are still in lockdown.[/u]

2. Someone generally tak
Topic: ? (photo)
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 17:36:24   Subject: ? (photo)
Saw this photo......

Photograph:

[link]73698[linkphoto]73698[/linkphoto][/link]

….and it made me think where Moocher is these days. Last time I saw him was either Moel
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2020 19:54:25   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
[quote="davel"]

….the North Wales Electric Power & Traction Company's Cwm Dyli power hydro-electric station commenced generation 13th August 1906.

Dave[/quote]

I rep
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2020 19:45:02   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
[quote="davel"]

I used to have hair :( ... still got the beard though.

[link]120332[linkphoto]120332[/linkphoto][/link][/quote]

Orange t-shirt, back row...? :)
<
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2020 13:42:19   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
[quote="TwllMawr"][quote="sinker"]

Brilliant! And a 'cameo appearance' by our very own TwllMawr at 01:17:16 too :lol:

[/quote]

I'd like to think I'm somewhat sprightli
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2020 08:45:10   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
[quote="Roy Morton"]Not mining but well worth a watch.
Another dying trade that one brought pleasure to many.
What a character. Popcorn Sutton and JB Rader's Moonshine plant. On second thoug
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2020 08:16:15   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]They ****ed up big time!! From the very beginning.

Oh! and do you [b][i]really[/i][/b] think BJ had the virus?
[/quote]

Please John; this is not the ti
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 22:20:54   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Quite right PWhole - don't let anyone make you feel guilty about it. :thumbsup:[/quote]

No guilt there that's for sure. It stinks. Wrong time. Wrong mood. Wrong money
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 18:15:11   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Les W"]Hi Al

I just don't want anybody in the caving/outdoor world to miss out on free money from the government... :thumbup:

[/quote]

Is it just me or is this
Topic: Miners Tools.
sinker

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 19/04/2020 18:25:11   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="speculator"]Need help. How do I add photos to new or old topics have one to start with with this topic,? OK there is the image tab above but how do I use it? Indeed how do I add new pics to th
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2020 05:44:04   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="jagman"][quote="sinker"][quote="ttxela"]

….this takes me probably about 4 hours each week. Since I'm not furloughed I've been asked to use my holiday allowance for the days I don't
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2020 21:03:26   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="ttxela"]

….this takes me probably about 4 hours each week. Since I'm not furloughed I've been asked to use my holiday allowance for the days I don't have to go in...

[/qu
Topic: Adit in Bangor near the Pier
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/04/2020 18:54:04   Subject: Adit in Bangor near the Pier
[quote="angleseyexploring"]Despite the name I live in Bangor and saw this during my hours excerise! I can't really claim to be an explorer either.. working on the photos[/quote]

Ah you're
Topic: Adit in Bangor near the Pier
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/04/2020 18:23:06   Subject: Adit in Bangor near the Pier
[quote="angleseyexploring"]I found a mine a little further away from the pier on the beach. It's well hidden, and looks like someone was living in it at some point.. I got a few photos which I'll atta
Topic: Finger twiddling
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/04/2020 12:30:58   Subject: Finger twiddling
[quote="Roy Morton"]Bored with just about everything, I was messing around on the guitar and put together the first verse of a silly song.
Any contributions for subsequent ones ?

To th
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2020 14:33:44   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="jagman"]Lockdown?

Still working, partly at home, partly in the office.

[/quote]

Ahem....me too. Don't shoot me. I have reasons.
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