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Topic: Cwmorthin Query
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/04/2020 18:26:09   Subject: Cwmorthin Query
[quote="alex17595"]There is a boathouse marked on the 1949-61 Os maps.

It is also mentioned on this page:
http://www.cwmorthin.com/9._the_people.html


[quote]The people
Topic: Theme
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2020 15:15:09   Subject: Theme
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Hi all,

As, thanks to TwllMawr, the theme tune from The Flinstones is now going round and round in my head.....

:lol:[/quote]

I'm still not convi
Topic: JH mine
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/03/2020 22:30:47   Subject: JH mine
[quote="pwhole"]

….here:

https://www.tsgcaving.co.uk/content/tsg-19

What? :smartass:

[/quote]


:offtopic: but....



Oh
Topic: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/03/2020 19:23:20   Subject: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
[quote="Danibanez"]Hi Phil it’s Dan (Paul’s friend) awesome photos! Interesting stuff![/quote]

Hi Dan. Thanks. Wasn't actually me who spotted it, I just flagged up what TwllMawr had spotted
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2020 22:47:13   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="Buckhill"]

….while the sump emptied:)

[/quote]

Is that a euphemism....:lol:
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2020 11:45:47   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="Wormster"]
[quote="sinker"]
The actual "sheep components" are long gone but there is STILL a green film floating on the water...

[/quote]

EWWWW!!

[/q
Topic: Mining term: jem crow
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2020 19:02:49   Subject: Mining term: jem crow
I've always known it as a rail bender. Jim Crow also a term used to describe a general steel-bending device; used for putting slow radius bends into steel duct. The duct would be packed (rammed!!) wit
Topic: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2020 12:20:05   Subject: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
[quote="royfellows"]

An interpretation board would be nice then.

[/quote]

Guaranteed to get HLF funding if it has an interpretation board or three :thumbup:
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2020 11:16:39   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
This poor fella is still in Wrysgan. He has changed colour a few times from white to green to purple and back to a "dark gray with blue patches" type of pattern. He has bloated and lost weight a few t
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2020 11:11:15   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="Wormster"]

Abbing into a trial shaft at Drwys y Coed, exploded floating darwin sheep on the top of the flooded level!

[/quote]

The actual "sheep components" ar
Topic: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2020 11:08:24   Subject: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)

Ok so....heritage lottery fund application...?
Imagine that restored EXACTLY as it was, using the correct materials and methods and left there in total isolation as it was.
That woul
Topic: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2020 20:54:19   Subject: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
If you ever wanted a way to appreciate the way that the slate industry rose and then fell away to nothing in the space of a generation, check this out:

Then:

[link]120025[linkpho
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 20:55:24   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
The wind-up snowman by the machine bases on Lake Level in Cwmorthin.
He's called 'Frosty'.

Aren't they all....? :)
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 18:34:19   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="Blober"]That car in Pandora...[/quote]

Or the plastic toy fire engine in Dead Sheep Stope?
Or the horse's jaw bone up the ladders?

:blink:
Topic: info
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 18:31:29   Subject: info
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]
[b]Essential[/b]

adjective
adjective: essential


absolutely necessary; extremely important.
"it is essential to keep up-to-date records
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/03/2020 12:27:12   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="Moorebooks"]

Trouble is we are part of a global economy and its almost impossible to buy just British any longer, apart from food although even a lot of that is imported.

Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 20:34:44   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="JonK"]On a similar note Llechwedd is suspending all tours. Just need another 6 months of rain to keep the hydro schemes running flat out.[/quote]
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 17:21:09   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="JonK"]On a similar note Llechwedd is suspending all tours. Just need another 6 months of rain to keep the hydro schemes running flat out.[/quote]

We did the UG tour and the Quarry T
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 12:18:00   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]

I wasn't meaning you in my earlier comment Sinker, sorry if I offended you.

[/quote]

No worries John, none taken :surrender: :thumbup:

Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 09:33:49   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="50shadesofgreen"][quote="sinker"][quote="JohnnearCfon"]Thus totally ignoring the current advice!!!!:curse::curse::curse:[/quote]

I give up ::)
[/quote]

I wasn't look
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 05:57:57   Subject: Recommended places to stay and eat?
[quote="Llion"]

http://ypengwern.co.uk/

if you are in the Blaenau Ffestiniog area.

:thumbsup:

[/quote]


Sorry to say Phil, it's now clos
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2020 20:43:59   Subject: Recommended places to stay and eat?
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Thus totally ignoring the current advice!!!!:curse::curse::curse:[/quote]

I give up ::)
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2020 14:28:39   Subject: Recommended places to stay and eat?
[quote="50shadesofgreen"]Hi. Having been both to Wales and abroad in last few weeks it was saddening to see some treasured pubs, guesthouses and other businesses struggling. I wonder if it would be us
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 12th March.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/03/2020 21:15:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 12th March.
[quote="pingu"]Hope to make it before I hit the roads again. Cake will be supplied :angel:[/quote]

SRT harness is at full extension. As was my wetsuit last week :lol:
Does cake add buo
Topic: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/03/2020 18:07:42   Subject: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
[quote="iain6661"]We will go back with some rope and BA’s and have a good explore of that I reckon it goes on for a fair bit[/quote]

Yes agreed. Maybe even a week on Thursday! And the maypo
Topic: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/03/2020 19:33:56   Subject: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
[quote="sinker"]

Great trip guys thanks.

[/quote]

And thanks to Pingu for the cakes(s)….I'm just off to change my UserName to "Billy Bunter"....:lol:

Topic: Thursday Nighters, 12th March.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/03/2020 19:31:51   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 12th March.
Ok a slight change of pace this week....something warm, dry, slatey yet still slightly...."off piste"...:blink:

But definitely sociable....bring a friend :thumbup:

Meet here, Cwm
Topic: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/03/2020 19:24:37   Subject: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
Great trip guys thanks. At least one of us got into New Ground….even if it did involve a submerged dive through a sump. What a total hero! Well done iain6661 :thumbup:

Topic: Drws Y Coed Copper Mine (mine)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2020 17:27:35   Subject: Drws Y Coed Copper Mine (mine)
[quote="Paul Marvin"]

I can fully appreciate your memory isn't so good now at your age :lol::lol:

[/quote]

Do I know you...? :blink:

Topic: Drws Y Coed Copper Mine (mine)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2020 14:05:25   Subject: Drws Y Coed Copper Mine (mine)
[quote="Paul Marvin"]

" Mostly Underwater "

Do I need to be looking in here ??

[/quote]

Its / was a huge mine. Forget the depth but many, many fathoms. Only
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2020 13:59:49   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
[quote="Speedycaver"]

Absolute min 22 meters for each of the abseils, 23 meters would be better. :thumbup:

[/quote]

...or 23.5m if you want a knot :tongue::tongue:
Topic: Drws Y Coed Copper Mine (mine)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/03/2020 13:48:20   Subject: Drws Y Coed Copper Mine (mine)
Let us know before hand if you manage to get there. May join you depending on notice/weather/energy levels :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/03/2020 07:51:41   Subject: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
[quote="danswift"]Going right at the main junction leads to a massive chamber that has somehow been filled with rubble (either from above or carried in on tracks I presume?) Appeared to be some asbest
Topic: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/03/2020 18:23:50   Subject: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
Thursday evening this week....back to Pandora with a plan to check out some of the lesser visited areas.
No SRT this time unless you really want to.
Plan is to go in through the Pontifex Ad
Topic: South Wales Coalfield book query
sinker

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/03/2020 12:00:23   Subject: South Wales Coalfield book query
Thanks for uploading these; they're fascinating. :thumbup:
Topic: Drws Y Coed Copper Mine (mine)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/02/2020 18:33:30   Subject: Drws Y Coed Copper Mine (mine)
Hello

Drws y Coed.

Nice mine.
Mostly under water.
Bits accessible.
If you are SRT proficient it opens up more areas.
Some bits suitable for novices, some no
Topic: Hang out in Cornwall?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2020 09:21:16   Subject: Hang out in Cornwall?
[quote="royfellows"]

[quote="Peter Burgess"]

If you were asking about anywhere else, you would be signed up with three clubs and be Treasurer of at least one by now, as well as s
Topic: Thursday Nighters 27th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/02/2020 18:03:09   Subject: Thursday Nighters 27th February.
[quote="Paul Marvin"]

This place in Gwydyr Forest Fray Bentos Man ??

[/quote]

Aye, just. Hard to say really; Conwy Valley definitely.
:thumbsup:

Topic: Moel Fferna Slate Mine (mine)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/02/2020 08:43:02   Subject: Moel Fferna Slate Mine (mine)
[quote="danswift"]That's a good result :thumbsup:[/quote]

Very sad story by the sounds of it but what an excellent result. Amazing how many parts of a "jigsaw" you can find and piece togeth
Topic: North Wales Mini Break
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/02/2020 19:03:53   Subject: North Wales Mini Break
[quote="Coggy"]

Yeoman tinned pies....

[/quote]

Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney. :thumbsup:

The pie of choice for the discerning Gentleman ;D

Topic: Thursday Nighters 27th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/02/2020 13:32:28   Subject: Thursday Nighters 27th February.

A return visit to something "different"....

Meet up at 1815 here:

https://zoom.earth/#view=53.173562,-3.830241,16z/layers=crosshairs

Some parking spaces on both
Topic: Spawood Mine (photo)
sinker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/02/2020 21:05:44   Subject: Spawood Mine (photo)
[quote="legendrider"]Continuing the automotive dump-trawling,

Orange 4-door MkII Escort, Toyota van (or one of those bloody Japanese Bedfords). Blue Cavalier I (?), red 2CV, White Transit
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 20th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/02/2020 08:18:00   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 20th February.

Great trip last night guys. And the finest banana cake courtesy of Mrs Freddo :thumbsup:

I thought that the last time I had been there was 2011:

[photo]70369[/photo]
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Topic: Thursday Nighters, 20th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/02/2020 12:21:24   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 20th February.
[quote="Llion"]

I'm in Llan tomorrow for a few days but wont get there till 8:30 :thumbdown::thumbdown:

[/quote]

I'll come back down and pick you up at 8.30 if you wa
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 18:52:11   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="royfellows"]

Now bringing my workbench into it is hitting below the belt.

[/quote]

Below the BLACK belt. I wouldn't dare....:tongue:

Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 16:22:36   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="lozz"]

Lozz.[/quote]

An admin must have tidied something up in your post. Once that's been done the post can't be edited. Hope that helps explain :flowers:[/quote]
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Topic: Thursday Nighters, 20th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/02/2020 09:26:16   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 20th February.

Nice little wander into Cwt y Bugail this week. :thumbsup:

There is a handline that will need replacing so I'll be taking drill, bolts, hangers, rope etc. No real SRT required but the
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine description
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/02/2020 11:15:22   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine description
Still as gloomy and lethally dangerous today as it was in 1837 :lol:
Topic: Hello
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/02/2020 18:30:34   Subject: Hello
Welcome :thumbup:
Topic: National Coal Board Training Video (1975, Seaham Colliery)
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2020 15:14:35   Subject: National Coal Board Training Video (1975, Seaham Colliery)
[quote="UK Abandoned Mine Explores"]Copywrite holder spoken to before upload.[/quote]

Great. :thumbup:
Perhaps a credit to the copyright holder and a statement declaring who owns that
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