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Posts by JohnnearCfon

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Topic: A 1958 National Coal Board (NCB) Documentary On The History Of Coal Mining : Nine Centuries Of Coal
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 21/01/2020 21:30:03   Subject: A 1958 National Coal Board (NCB) Documentary On The History Of Coal Mining : Nine Centuries Of Coal
It is possible to get it on DVD. Along with a few other NCB etc videos.
Topic: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/01/2020 23:16:28   Subject: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
He normally makes comments on the running of the Santa Specials and other items this time of year though.
Topic: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/01/2020 17:41:58   Subject: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
I had been wondering the same!
Topic: Underground Mines and Caverns
JohnnearCfon

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/01/2020 11:52:14   Subject: Underground Mines and Caverns
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Google RAF Fauld.


I got in there a few years ago when it was open and it was just mind boggling. We had a plan and still got lost.

Topic: Need Buddies
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 07/01/2020 16:31:32   Subject: Need Buddies
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="Moorebooks"]What do you mean by central belt[/quote]

Scotland?[/quote]

Surely he must mean one that goes round the waste? :lol:
Topic: Private Messages
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2020 22:36:24   Subject: Private Messages
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="Digit"]If anyone who has died replies consider carefully who you tell.[/quote]

My powers are great; but reanimating corpses and compelling them to reply to PMs is b
Topic: Merry Christmas 2019
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2019 14:44:48   Subject: Merry Christmas 2019
I wonder if I might crave your momentary indulgence to discharge a by no means disagreeable obligation which has, over the years, become more or less established practice in social media circles as we
Topic: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2019 16:38:57   Subject: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
Mine arrived today and t'other one arrived yesterday I gather.

Thank you everyone involved with its production and distribution.
Topic: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2019 15:21:09   Subject: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
:thumbup::thumbup:
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/12/2019 11:25:36   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
It is strange how the councils insist everything is bi-lingual (ie not in English only) yet it doesn't seem to apply the other way round! >:(
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2019 18:06:09   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
CATMHS gets my vote.
Topic: Gwylwyr Granite Quarry
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/12/2019 11:53:38   Subject: Gwylwyr Granite Quarry
We seem to have ended up with two enrties for Gwylwyr Granite Quarry, could one be removed please.
Topic: Ogwen Mountain Rescue Team Burglary
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/11/2019 19:54:06   Subject: Ogwen Mountain Rescue Team Burglary

Between 2130 and 2200 on Thursday night thieves broke open one of the windows to the crew room and entered base. They attempted to kick down the ops room door but were unsuccessful so broke into
Topic: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/11/2019 15:02:50   Subject: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
If it is only "to do with" Wemyss then surely it should either with Wemyss or if a separate site, it should only be linked to/from Wemyss. The fact there is another (unconnected) site nearby is irrele
Topic: Mine pop videos
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2019 09:33:58   Subject: Mine pop videos
Led Zep filmed a music video at Aberllefenni Slate Mine although only above ground.
Topic: Halkyn District United Mines
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/10/2019 13:11:28   Subject: Halkyn District United Mines
[quote="rufenig"][b]Britain's longest tunnel network lies hidden under the Flintshire hills[/b]
[i]It's well known among the caving community, but lying beneath Flintshire is what is believed to
Topic: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/09/2019 12:26:41   Subject: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours
Yes, good chap is Eryl! Very helpful and full of info. Was a great help to me when I was getting the rail out from the former Miners' Tramway.
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
JohnnearCfon

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/08/2019 22:37:39   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
I am not sure. It was known (by a neighbour of a friend) that I had an interest in such things so I was asked. I said I would try and find out.

I have seen the one in Blackwell, very nice.
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
JohnnearCfon

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/08/2019 20:08:21   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
A friend of mine has asked me how much one half of a former coal mine head gear would be worth.

They want to put one in the middle of a village in Derbyshire (Westhouses) which had quite a
Topic: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/08/2019 14:17:25   Subject: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
It seems that 2019 is the international year of the periodic table!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49409055
Topic: Tan Yr Ywen SH906767 |Llysfaen
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/08/2019 18:26:41   Subject: Tan Yr Ywen SH906767 |Llysfaen
That link says you do not have permission to access this page!
Topic: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2019 15:05:14   Subject: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
That link was already given on another thread.
Topic: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2019 11:58:21   Subject: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
[quote="joso"]The pump and dump is the foundation of British mining. The Taylors and Francises would be proud![/quote]

Are you referring to minerals or money?
Topic: Mapping
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 09/06/2019 18:33:40   Subject: Mapping
I prefer to use the link to the OS maps anyway. The only time I use the Google Map is when I want to lokk at "Mines Near" markers. So making that work with a button sounds a good idea. So long as it d
Topic: Mapping
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/06/2019 20:54:37   Subject: Mapping
[quote="SimonRL"]AditNow easily costs £1500 a year to run these days.

So, sorry, until I can come up with a cunning plan the maps run out before the end of the day.[/quote]

For w
Topic: Mapping
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/06/2019 11:24:27   Subject: Mapping
Google have recently put limits on how many times their maps can be looked at per day for medium sized websites. A few other sites I use are affected by this. :(
Topic: Golwern Quarry
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/05/2019 18:21:17   Subject: Golwern Quarry
Gosh!!! They are [b][i]so[/i][/b] brave!
I see Steve Daglish has had his photos share on there. I always said he was after "brownie points" for quantity.

I have added a few comments to
Topic: Maenofferen
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2019 19:10:56   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="jaiyls"][quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="alex17595"]Has anybody been on one of the tours yet?[/quote]
Yes[/quote]


yes....and?[/quote]
Topic: Tilly Whim Duplicated
JohnnearCfon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/04/2019 11:22:57   Subject: Tilly Whim Duplicated
Thanks Van. :thumbsup:
Topic: Tilly Whim Duplicated
JohnnearCfon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/04/2019 10:35:05   Subject: Tilly Whim Duplicated
A new entry for Tilly Whim has been entered a couple of days ago which duplicatews the original entry (this already includes photos) could the new entry be removed by an an admin please?
Topic: Maenofferen
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/04/2019 18:43:19   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="euros"]A map of 1840 shows Maen y fferm. Blaenau Ffestiniog does not seem to exist!!

"The map is the territory"
[/quote]

Although the Maen y Fferm shown is south of
Topic: Maenofferen
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 22:02:12   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="JonK"]I have had look back into this with regard to what is in Gwynedd Archives. The spelling Maenofferen, in connection with the quarry, seems to start in the 1860's. Prior to this it was Mae
Topic: Maenofferen
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 21:14:21   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="gNick"][quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="ttxela"][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 a
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2019 21:08:58   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Google "Translate" made a total pigs ear of that!!
Topic: Maenofferen
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 19:42:17   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="euros"]Sometimes listed as Maenofferem, but mostly Maenofferen in old newspapers. Fferem is not farm. Fferm is Farm! Offeren as mass is fine , but as mass of stones, not ecclesiastic (The are
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/04/2019 17:23:49   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="Morlock"][quote="ivortheengine"]I know for a really nice looking co*l level. Beyond a roof fall lies a really tantalising heading in perfect nick. Also beyond the roof fall is a complete absen
Topic: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2019 10:19:31   Subject: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
A few years ago I was driving North up the A470 on a day when it had snowed earlier in the morning. As I got to the roundabout in Blaenau with the incline virtually to straight on, I noticed the snow
Topic: Wandering Twins
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2019 20:42:27   Subject: Wandering Twins
[quote="grahami"]
A good place for them to rest for now.

Grahami[/quote]

I quite agree.

What concerns me now is what will happen next.

I am now going
Topic: Gwynfynydd
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2019 22:47:06   Subject: Gwynfynydd
Thank you for the clarification and explanations MM and TwllM.

:thumbup::thumbup:
Topic: Gwynfynydd
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2019 11:06:56   Subject: Gwynfynydd
The link given by Robnw does confirm what I said regarding the route past Ty Mawr that whilst the sign is correct in stating it is not a public footpath, it is indicated on that map as an ORPA (the re
Topic: Gwynfynydd
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/03/2019 22:22:05   Subject: Gwynfynydd
[link]117512[linkphoto]117512[/linkphoto][/link]

According to the OS map, (if I am looking at it correctly) that track is "Another Route With Public Access"! :guns::guns:

[link]1
Topic: Wandering Twins
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/03/2019 16:47:49   Subject: Wandering Twins
JonK,

I totally agree with your summary. Especially the last paragraph. However, two problems, not steam (even though they once were). There is also a lot of feeling that they should be res
Topic: Wandering Twins
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/03/2019 20:25:00   Subject: Wandering Twins
Both names are preceded by the definite article!!!!!
Topic: Weardie Beardies - Cornwall's Mining Oddball Meetup
JohnnearCfon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/03/2019 12:55:27   Subject: Weardie Beardies - Cornwall's Mining Oddball Meetup
Somehow this seems appropriate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A8WjGP9SQE

OK I will get my coat.
Topic: question guys
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/01/2019 11:35:46   Subject: question guys
[quote="Llanigraham"]Minllyn, Corris etc are in [b]MID[/b] Wales.
[/quote]

Mind you, as far as Welsh Government is concerned anything north of the Heads of the Valleys Road (A465) is "
Topic: question guys
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/01/2019 20:46:47   Subject: question guys
[quote="skimble"]If you go to the Minllyn page
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Minllyn-Slate-Mine_1241/
and click on the "Discuss in Forum" button, you get the option of creating a new topi
Topic: Longlands Slate Quarry
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/01/2019 18:30:58   Subject: Longlands Slate Quarry
We appear to have two entries for this mine, with two sets of identical photos.

Could one be deleted please?
Topic: Penarth survey/map
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/01/2019 07:05:21   Subject: Penarth survey/map
There is a mine plan [b][i]on this site[/i][/b] you obviously haven't searched very hard!!!
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2018 12:17:34   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
The long version:-

I wonder if i might crave your momentary indulgence to discharge a by no means disagreeable obligation which has, over the years, become more or less established practice
Topic: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2018 06:42:27   Subject: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
Mine arrived today thank you Vanoord and Simon. As usual, I won't look at mine until January ;D
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