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Topic: South Crofty
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2019 14:57:05   Subject: South Crofty

Hmmm yes. What was Mark Twain's definition of a mine...?

"A hole in the ground owned by a liar."

:(

Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2019 14:35:10   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]

I hope AditNow's version of netnanny doesn't treat this as mining porn! :o

Photograph:

[link]117933[linkphoto]117933[/linkphoto][/link]
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Topic: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #23 : Lowering A GoPro Camera Down A Shaft From The 1600s. Discovery Made!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/05/2019 08:26:13   Subject: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #23 : Lowering A GoPro Camera Down A Shaft From The 1600s. Discovery Made!
I (re)discovered and confirmed that all mines other than slate are cold, wet, nasty places to be avoided at all costs. :guns:

;)
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 9th of May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/05/2019 20:23:17   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 9th of May

Yep :thumbup:
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2019 19:22:57   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
[quote="legendrider"]

The van on the left looks to me like a Commer, I'm sure Sinker can confirm the model :thumbup:

MARK[/quote]

Cool photo. SUPER cool van with a sup
Topic: Caving Videos ?
sinker

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2019 10:19:59   Subject: Caving Videos ?
[quote="skimble"][quote="ttxela"]Why not post them in the 'Pub' section, which is intended for non mine related stuff :thumbup:[/quote]

I'd second this.:thumbup: If you haven't already got
Topic: Caving Videos ?
sinker

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2019 23:58:23   Subject: Caving Videos ?
[quote="Paul Marvin"][quote="ttxela"]Hello John

I often think it would be nice to do that, however in many cases that would give the game away regarding the location of the site and possibl
Topic: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
sinker

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2019 15:06:43   Subject: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
[quote="ttxela"]Similar to the rare stuff that grows on lead contaminated tips in the Peak. Funny how what might be regarded as pollution turns out to provide rare habitats for different forms of life
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/04/2019 19:46:14   Subject: Maenofferen
Off a ni eto! :devil: :lol:
Topic: Diving Dinas Mine
sinker

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/04/2019 17:42:16   Subject: Diving Dinas Mine
Nice one! Love the truck at 8:00 :thumbup:
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/04/2019 10:20:48   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="TheBogieman"]Llefrith - Ynys Mon, Dinas a Caernarfon, llaeth - Yr Wyddgrug a Wrecsam...[/quote]

Llwyth o bolocs - no translation required!
Topic: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 17/04/2019 21:46:39   Subject: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
Hi there.
Try sending a PM to Paul Marvin. He seems to know the score over there.
See you in Wales in May ??
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 18:39:07   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="euros"]Llaeth o'r fuwch.

[/quote]

Treiglo!! Damia! :curse:
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 15:32:02   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="euros"]Yn y gongl

Yn y cornel[/quote]

Not where I come from.

We'll be arguing over milk next!

Llaeth o'r buwch, llefrith ar y bwrdd?
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 13:28:49   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="euros"]

I stand corrected!

[/quote]

….yn y gornel ;) :surrender:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 13:22:20   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
[quote="davel"]

[quote="sinker"]... Who knows what carnage and bending of the space/time continuum could occur? Everything will miraculously re-align itself though at a known point in time
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 11:03:56   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 18th of March
[quote="gingerlycolors"]Do you mean 18th of April?[/quote]

Time is relative. It certainly will be on Thursday night. Who knows what carnage and bending of the space/time continuum could occ
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/04/2019 10:58:28   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke

"Gyfeillgar" = 'Friendly'

"Codi llaw"; literal translation 'lifting a hand'; "codi llaw" is a colloquial Welsh term for waving, whilst passing in a car or across the street.

Topic: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 12:30:12   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 18th of March
I'm in.

I'll be having 3 Shredded Wheat for breakfast. I'm going to eat the spoon too. Feeling strong. :thumbsup:
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 11:14:02   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="SimonRL"]

Moved to N Wales :thumbup:

[/quote]

…..best thing your parents ever did! You're one of us now!
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::thumbsu
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 19:55:43   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="sinker"][quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="euros"]I don't mean to imply that the area is a heap. It's just that in welsh you would refer to a pile of stones as tomen .
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 18:10:31   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="euros"]I don't mean to imply that the area is a heap. It's just that in welsh you would refer to a pile of stones as tomen .

[/quote]Most of Wales is a heap o
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2019 20:22:15   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="danswift"]What is the English translation for maenofferen?[/quote]

Literal translation would be something like "massive rock", unless the 'offeren' bit was originally 'offeryn' mean
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2019 14:05:00   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="jaiyls"]slate mountain! everything in English website n all no Cymraeg :guns: bit of a stink about it on local radio, apparently it will be in welsh "eventually" nice AFTERTHO
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2019 09:22:26   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Llion"][quote="jaiyls"]slate mountain! everything in English website n all no Cymraeg :guns: bit of a stink about it on local radio, apparently it will be in welsh "eventually" nice AFTERTHOUG
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/04/2019 11:35:26   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="ttxela"][quote="alex17595"]

I wish I could make money from mine exploring but I'm useless at all thongs video editing[/quote]

A shame, unfortunately you do need to get a
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 13:51:20   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]

…..the razzle-in-the-hedge days.

[/quote]

:angel: :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 12:58:08   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke

I have finally quit my job at the can-crushing plant.



I couldn't stand to work there any longer. It was soda pressing.



Topic: Thursday Nighters - 11th April
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/04/2019 10:37:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 11th April
Nice one. I'm in :)
Topic: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/04/2019 20:34:31   Subject: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
[quote="Morlock"]Appears to have a slight change of direction 2/3 up, wonder if that was where the wooden sledway started?[/quote]

Have some photos somewhere; will dig them out. The wooden
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 4th of April
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/04/2019 13:40:00   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 4th of April

Fully intend on joining you this evening guys.
I'll text one of you when I'm leaving work/home/whatever.
If I'm late leave a trail of breadcrumbs or similar.

Topic: Water Engines
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2019 15:06:02   Subject: Water Engines
[quote="ChrisJC"]

His museum of retro tech might appeal to some.
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/museum.htm

[/quote]


Oh great....thanks a bunch for that
Topic: Wandering Twins
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2019 20:56:56   Subject: Wandering Twins
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]

Now that they are in a stable, safe, environment where hopefully little or no [b][i]further[/i][/b] deterioration will occur. I would almost prefer nothing to be done
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 28th of March
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2019 11:46:40   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 28th of March
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]

Parc Lead Mine this week....

Meet up at Hafna 3 star michelin car park....

[/quote]

Funny you say that....at least one user on he
Topic: Croesor - Rhosydd Through Trip
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/03/2019 20:45:54   Subject: Croesor - Rhosydd Through Trip
[quote="theyorkshireminer"]Did it in December and seemed fine![/quote]

Probably best to approach the trip assuming that you'll come across a problem....
Take a couple of ropes and a pu
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2019 20:40:42   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
[quote="50shadesofgreen"]Yes. It seems that it must be. I missed that before as it looks different now. The surface planks have gone now and just the girders below appear to remain now.

Tha
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2019 20:38:56   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
[quote="sinker"][quote="50shadesofgreen"] In the large pit just above the upper road there is a rust red girder structure sitting at the bottom of the quarry. This could be either wooden or iron, and
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2019 20:03:32   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
[quote="50shadesofgreen"]Had an explore about the quarries this week. In the large pit just above the upper road there is a rust red girder structure sitting at the bottom of the quarry. This could be
Topic: Pull-through cord
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2019 18:10:13   Subject: Pull-through cord
[quote="ChrisJC"]Your Mileage May Vary.

Chris.
[/quote]


Erm….? :confused:



OK; just Googled it. ::)


Topic: Pull-through cord
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2019 17:00:46   Subject: Pull-through cord

Hmmm. This is all very interesting and highly technical.....but what does YMMV mean??!? Is this some new-fangled 21st century yoof-speak? :blink:

[i] */luddite mode off/* [/i]
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Topic: Loco loaded outside of workshop (photo)
sinker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/03/2019 17:37:35   Subject: Loco loaded outside of workshop (photo)
Send a PM to the copyright owner and ask permission; although I notice he hasn't posted on AditNow since August 2016 so may no longer be active?
Send a PM, wait a month and see what happens?
Topic: Weardie Beardies - Cornwall's Mining Oddball Meetup
sinker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/03/2019 22:14:27   Subject: Weardie Beardies - Cornwall's Mining Oddball Meetup
[quote="Blober"]If I was local or happened to be down that way I'd be all over this, my beard isn't overly weird but I do posses one. Maybe in the future![/quote]

Yeah agreed....sounds grea
Topic: Ffos y Bleiddiad - Abergele
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2019 21:47:30   Subject: Ffos y Bleiddiad - Abergele
[quote="euros"]FFOS -Y-BLEIDDIAID, with a ^ above the O ( I don't know how to do that!)[/quote]


Ta-da!

Ffôs y Bleiddiaid

:smartass:
Topic: Cigga Photo
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/03/2019 08:04:19   Subject: Cigga Photo

Nice photo....worth the wait ;)
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2019 20:34:58   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
[quote="danswift"]The hole is quite easy to climb through but needs a head first approach :lol: anybody know what's through the adit? Does it just emerge into the pit and dead end? I had to stop where
Topic: Thursday Nighters 14th February
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/02/2019 21:33:23   Subject: Thursday Nighters 14th February
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="sinker"]in line with my new 21st century outlook and opinions[/i][/quote]

It only took 19 years :lol: :tongue:[/quote]


We're not quite there yet bu
Topic: Thursday Nighters 14th February
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/02/2019 10:46:26   Subject: Thursday Nighters 14th February
[quote="TwllMawr"]

I suggest an incline embargo for a while now though. I was kn@&£?ed. :lol:

[/quote]


Those inclines certainly sort the men from the boys[b]*[/b
Topic: Photographs Of Bodgynydd (Photo ref 117118) (photo)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/02/2019 23:03:15   Subject: Photographs Of Bodgynydd (Photo ref 117118) (photo)
My memory is not not what it used to be....

Photograph:

[link]117118[linkphoto]117118[/linkphoto][/link]

@ SimonRL: did you and I drop into this stope one evening abou
Topic: Mine Dive Video
sinker

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 09/02/2019 20:45:17   Subject: Mine Dive Video
Great stuff as usual, nice that someone is prepared to put in the effort to do this stuff. Keep them coming. :thumbsup:
Topic: Cwmorthin Video
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/01/2019 18:02:57   Subject: Cwmorthin Video
Nice one Paul. Good to see familiar sights.
Love the Welsh language bits too :thumbup:
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