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Topic: Photography in caves
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 17/06/2020 10:58:55   Subject: Photography in caves
Caves? What are caves? :lol::lol:
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2020 12:35:07   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="Digit"]In the news again:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52994405[/quote]

Is it my eyes (yet again) or do some of what in reality are the arches actually look like
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2020 12:32:31   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="Digit"][quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="JohnnearCfon"]An "exciting and much-needed" project,

Yes, right, just like a visit to the dentist!!![/quote]

Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2020 11:44:12   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="JohnnearCfon"]An "exciting and much-needed" project,

Yes, right, just like a visit to the dentist!!![/quote]

For some people that last bit might a
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2020 10:20:33   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
An "exciting and much-needed" project,

Yes, right, just like a visit to the dentist!!!
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/06/2020 14:02:12   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
Cracks? What cracks?

Dangerous? What is dangerous?

Has THAT crack got wider?

What is that deep rumbling noise?

Oh!! **** I think we had better move!
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/06/2020 14:01:34   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
Ah! It has used the word "sustainable", so that is ok then!
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2020 12:31:19   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
[quote="BertyBasset"]

Yes, I assume they'll have bore-holed the ground to death...[/quote]

Doubtless the investors too!:lol:
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2020 19:31:33   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
Maybe the share price has been dropping too low recently. :lol::lol:
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2020 11:48:06   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
No, it was done much more recently than that either by Friends of Cwmorthin or Go Below.
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/05/2020 22:39:26   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
A couple of photographs have appeared on Faceache showing graffiti that has been sprayed in several places on the Managers House at Cwmorthin.

[link]120440[linkphoto]120440[/linkphoto][/lin
Topic: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/05/2020 19:45:25   Subject: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
That seems a clear, and sensible statement to me. No ifs or buts, just clarity.
Topic: House with an incline?
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2020 13:43:29   Subject: House with an incline?
Assheton-Smiths' definitely had a railway for delivering food from the kitchen, whether or not it included an incline I don't know.

Ah yes Sennan is the one I had seen photographs of. Looki
Topic: House with an incline?
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2020 21:54:17   Subject: House with an incline?
I am sure that is not unique. I remember reading about one (used mainly for the bins) a year or so ago. I think it was in North Devon.

Unfortunately, I cannot now remember any details :(
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/05/2020 19:39:18   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
They ****ed up big time!! From the very beginning.

Oh! and do you [b][i]really[/i][/b] think BJ had the virus?
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2020 20:48:10   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Donald Trump!!
Topic: Tramway bridge (photo)
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/04/2020 14:54:52   Subject: Tramway bridge (photo)
You will need to send him a PM on here.
Topic: Theme
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2020 15:05:08   Subject: Theme
Hi all,

As, thanks to Twll Mawr, the theme tune from The Flinstones is now going round and round in my head I thought everyone else should similarly suffer!!

https://www.youtube.
Topic: Dark Theme
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 01/04/2020 12:13:16   Subject: Dark Theme
[quote="Mr.C"]Go back to Oldhams?
I've only recently upgraded to one![/quote]

From a candle? :lol:
Topic: Mining term: jem crow
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2020 16:59:03   Subject: Mining term: jem crow
I tried to find the origin of the term Jim Crow. I found it went back at least to 1900 and applied to similar items from non mining industries.
Topic: Nuggets!
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 19:42:55   Subject: Nuggets!
I don't know about "Nuggets", I am sure selfish morons would be far more appropriate!! :curse::curse::curse::curse::curse::curse:
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 19:40:39   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Excellent news Rick, very pleased to hear it from all perspectives.
Topic: info
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 19:30:07   Subject: info
I am not over 70, so I wouldn't be allowed in! :lol:
Topic: info
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 17:24:15   Subject: info

[b]Essential[/b]

adjective
adjective: essential


absolutely necessary; extremely important.
"it is essential to keep up-to-date records"
Similar:
c
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 20:26:16   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ChrisJC"]This all has an air of finality about it.

Will you not re-open when this current pandemic is over?

Chris.
[/quote]

Not convinc
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 15:50:50   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Very sad to see Rick, I echo the sentiments on your tally board and what others have said.

Kind regards,
John (the Wingrove owner!).
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 19:01:12   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]

Bad news all round.

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

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 16:44:11   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="Tamarmole"]
Too true.

Today I locked down and mothballed the George & Charlotte at Morwellham. This was my last duty as mine manager and I am now gainfully unemployed. Sad bu
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 11:26:22   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
By coincidence this just popped up:-

https://www.facebook.com/maegan.cottone/videos/10157946561865449/

I think that says it all really! Watch all of it.
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 11:10:36   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
I wasn't meaning you in my earlier comment Sinker, sorry if I offended you. It was the OP I was referring to. I thought Tamarmole worded his reply very well.

Perhaps the OP could have worde
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2020 18:31:09   Subject: Recommended places to stay and eat?
Thus totally ignoring the current advice!!!!:curse::curse::curse:
Topic: National Coal Board Training Video (1975, Seaham Colliery)
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2020 11:24:41   Subject: National Coal Board Training Video (1975, Seaham Colliery)
[quote="Moorebooks"]Copyright???[/quote]

This is the second Video they have posted like that. Obviously the (C) word doesn't apply to them!
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.
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