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Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2021 07:29:20   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke

I know a Dutchman who has a really comfortable pair of inflatable shoes.


I noticed that I hadn't seen him out and about for ages and wondered where he was.



Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2021 22:45:59   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
[quote="TwllMawr"]“Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...”

Underground, passing by a pretty ‘dense’ group not so long ago.[/quote]

"Dense" as in numerous and tightly p
Topic: Oxygen levels
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2021 20:43:50   Subject: Oxygen levels
[quote="Trogloxene"]

If you have biodegrading matter.....corpses of previous explorers etc....

[/quote]

:lol: Or, more commonly sheep, here in Wales! :surrender:
Topic: ONLINE TALKS
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2021 11:13:23   Subject: ONLINE TALKS
[quote="Down and beyond"][quote="ttxela"]I think it's an excellent idea, sadly I don't think I have enough knowledge on anything to do one myself. .[/quote]

I no a lot about are area but am
Topic: ONLINE TALKS
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2021 14:45:04   Subject: ONLINE TALKS

Its a great idea now and after lockdown too, whenever that is!
I wouldn't think it would ever stop anyone attending a NAMHO conference. Go for it :thumbup:
Topic: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2021 06:57:09   Subject: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
[quote="Roy Morton"]

….a receipt for carbide...

From South Crofty dated 1911.

….the order is for 1cwt of carbide :o to power 2 lamps !

[/quote]

<
Topic: T4 antidote - Mine History Talks Online
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/01/2021 21:10:37   Subject: T4 antidote - Mine History Talks Online
[quote="Monty Stubble"]

...7th January on the Zoom Platform at 20.00h, Mark Hatton will give an illustrated talk on the History of the Coniston Copper Mines.

[/quote]

Topic: T4 antidote - Mine History Talks Online
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/01/2021 13:13:08   Subject: T4 antidote - Mine History Talks Online

I'd be interested :thumbup:
Don't have much to contribute but if interest generates enthusiasm and if that in turn helps folk keep connected and keep their minds off the outside world then
Topic: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2020 23:02:16   Subject: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
[quote="Roy Morton"]On the subject of carbide. How about some of this from Italy
Sporting purposes only :lol::lol::lol:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163118292737

[/quote]
Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2020 13:40:23   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams

31. Plas y Nant

Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2020 10:53:06   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
[quote="ChrisJC"]

Is that an anagram?

[/quote]

No, just an expletive :lol:
Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2020 21:17:34   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
[quote="BertyBasset"]

Iesu Goc.

[/quote]

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2020 13:04:28   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
[quote="John Griffiths"]

[quote="ChrisJC"]The clue is that in Welsh, the consonant at the start of a word can mutate to a different one depending on the ending of the previous word.
Yo
Topic: Wheal Gorland yields a new mineral
sinker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/12/2020 20:39:00   Subject: Wheal Gorland yields a new mineral
[quote="Monty Stubble"]Mainly consists of tears and broken promises if it come from underground Cornwall.[/quote]

Wales too....

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/
Topic: Merry Christmas 2020
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2020 17:14:07   Subject: Merry Christmas 2020

Frohe Weihnachten Michael :thumbsup:

Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2020 14:00:02   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams


23. Croes y Ddwy Afon :smartass:

Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2020 08:39:42   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke

Policeman - "PC Jones to control, I'm down here with the Coroner in the marshalling yard at the narrow gauge railway. A man has been found dead after being run over by several steam locomotives.
Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2020 19:50:55   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
[quote="BertyBasset"]
[quote="skimble"]18 Castell Carndochan[/quote]

And there it is![/quote]


I'm still sweating over Davel's Nr 19.

:curse:
Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2020 15:55:44   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
Free ticket to next year's AditNow christmas party for anyone who gets Nr 18!!

:flowers:
Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2020 15:09:28   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
17. Rhos Mynach


The other two I'm stuck on....help please someone! :surrender:
Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2020 15:06:25   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
16. Seler Ddu
Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2020 14:52:36   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
Beat you to it Ange :lol:
Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2020 14:51:20   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
14. Pant y Wrach
Topic: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2020 10:30:35   Subject: North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
13) Moel Fferna
Topic: 2021 Calendar
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2020 17:44:04   Subject: 2021 Calendar
[quote="Down and beyond"]

Hello everyone just wanted to share 2 photos of my calendar I made for my mates who are part of my usual mine exploring team hope you enjoy the images ! Have never
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2020 11:51:33   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="Ty Gwyn"]Rather minor environment damage compared to the HS2 genocide i would have thought,which the media don`t make much issue with.[/quote]

Genocide?
https:
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2020 09:04:59   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="Peter Burgess"]

….. why straighten it in the first place?

[/quote]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Canute_and_the_tide

Topic: Simon Hughes
sinker

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/12/2020 05:53:55   Subject: Simon Hughes
[quote="Graigwen"]Word has reached me through an intermediary that Si died at Aberystwyth this morning.

He was well known for his great knowledge of Welsh mining and a number of published b
Topic: CRTT
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2020 08:16:27   Subject: CRTT
[quote="JonK"]

I can't identify everybody in the photo. Could you do the honours.

[/quote]

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Full-Team-On-The-First-Crtt_121881/
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2020 11:03:09   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="BertyBasset"]Must be modus operandus. There is (or was) a bit of woodland next to the Vaynol roundabout in North Wales next to a small river. The landowner applied for permission to build a st
Topic: PM Hiccup ?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2020 10:57:46   Subject: PM Hiccup ?
[quote="cantclimbtom"]Yes, experienced the same on Sunday although on Android (so not sure if cursor related), think the issue was timeou. Back and re-send worked for me[/quote]

Ah that exp
Topic: PM Hiccup ?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2020 06:31:13   Subject: PM Hiccup ?
[quote="Roy Morton"]I wonder if anyone else has had an issue when sending a PM and pressing the Submit tab, you end up at the Mine Exploration and History Home Page.

This only happens if I
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2020 06:26:40   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
The story has gone 'viral' now!

Well, what I call 'viral' in my little world..... i.e. it was on Farming Today on Radio 4 at 5.40 this morning. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2020 11:30:21   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="rikj"]Interesting to see it being discussed on the farming forums. Lots of people saying what a good and tidy job it is.

General view is that it is to prevent local flooding. A snip
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2020 11:13:09   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="ChrisJC"]

It does seem to be an epic blizzard of bureaucratic bullsh*t.
....few years and you would never know it happened...

nature very quickly moves back in.
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2020 09:04:13   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
Any idea what the reason behind the work was?
We carry out all sorts of "consented" river works and costal works, often on behalf of EA/NRW and the control measures we employ are expensive and ti
Topic: Mine/Cave Filming Location (England/Wales)
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2020 19:55:35   Subject: Mine/Cave Filming Location (England/Wales)
[quote="royfellows"]

Cwmorthin could be the best choice.

[/quote]

Cwm would be very easy but it has been done to death.

I reckon Corris Mine Explorers (Brai
Topic: postage costs rising
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2020 15:55:51   Subject: postage costs rising
[quote="ttxela"]

I'm no economist... :confused:

[/quote]

I saw Jack Dee a few years ago and he did a really funny bit about Royal Mail putting up the cost of the First
Topic: Gas Monitors
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 01/12/2020 08:28:55   Subject: Gas Monitors
[quote="Down and beyond"]

Gas detectors require bump testing to check the gasses this is day to day practice this is normally done outside before a shift , I am only speaking on my experien
Topic: Clogau
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/11/2020 07:29:54   Subject: Clogau
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]As this has now wandered totally off the subject of Clogau, could one of the Admins create a new (Parc) topic and move the last few posts to that please?[/quote]

Start
Topic: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2020 16:49:17   Subject: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
ZX80 in 1980 and then a ZX81 for Christmas in 1981.
Both came in kit form and had to be built up and soldered.
Great fun.

Then moved on to a Commodore 64 and an Atari ST, the firs
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2020 09:05:50   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="SimonRL"]

It's going to take a lot of effort and a lot of social media work to gain any traction.

[/quote]

I don't think you would ever gain any traction and o
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 21:17:03   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="Peter Burgess"]

Supermarket shopping with Fighters.
Baby-sitting with Fighters.
Washing the car with Fighters.
Vacuuming the house with Fighters.
Weeding the gar
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 19:04:46   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="AR"][quote="sinker"][quote="Peter Burgess"]Maybe there is scope for someone with the various skills required, to make a series of EWF parody videos. I would definitely watch them![/quote]
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 16:02:00   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Maybe there is scope for someone with the various skills required, to make a series of EWF parody videos. I would definitely watch them![/quote]

Someone has already d
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 14:18:24   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="ttxela"]

….what you really want is to seed discussions amongst your viewers that you no longer need to engage with - for instance you make a negative comment on a video, their fans
Topic: Boxed Off
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2020 16:47:30   Subject: Boxed Off
[quote="ChrisJC"]Googling for 'box mine rescue' gives an impressively long list. All f*ckwits.

If I were Hansons, I'd be pouring concrete in all the entrances.

Chris.
[/quot
Topic: 28DL loves Roy
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2020 15:27:02   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
Don't know anyone who has a problem with 28DL....?

They have issues every now and again, as does AditNow.
Part of life, innit ::)

Topic: Melynllyn Slate Mine (mine)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/11/2020 18:29:09   Subject: Melynllyn Slate Mine (mine)
Album is here:

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Melynllyn-Slate-Mine_1240/

Topic: Ventilation in mines and caves
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/11/2020 07:31:41   Subject: Ventilation in mines and caves
[quote="robnorthwales"]

If he was approaching it on the basis of monetising a channel, then he was doing it in a bit of a crap way

[/quote]

Even if he came on here and
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