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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
Topic: Moel Fferna questions
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/12/2018 06:41:02   Subject: Moel Fferna questions
There is a survey on this site, but as this is mainly in blue I assume that is the one you already have. It does have a cross section. Maybe printing it out and cross referencing the plan and section
Topic: Welsh Gold?
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2018 12:22:40   Subject: Welsh Gold?
They must want to increase their share value!
Topic: Photographs Of Cambrian (Photo ref 116440) (photo)
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/11/2018 20:16:23   Subject: Photographs Of Cambrian (Photo ref 116440) (photo)
The link doesn't work.
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2018 20:44:03   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
Good Luck Mine near Matlock Bath?
Topic: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/10/2018 11:53:45   Subject: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
I tend to always use the F when referring to the railway, because that is still its correct legal title, but use Ff when referring to Blaenau Ffestiniog etc.

Same thing with Dinorwic/Dinorw
Topic: Re Use off Images
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/10/2018 20:42:26   Subject: Re Use off Images
You will have to send a PM to each photographer.
Topic: Hendreddu, Gartheiniog and Maesygamfa (plus more)
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/09/2018 17:48:02   Subject: Hendreddu, Gartheiniog and Maesygamfa (plus more)
It is Motor Rail (Simplex) works number 2059 of 1920.
The tramway acquired it in 1922.
It is now at Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire.
Topic: Hendreddu, Gartheiniog and Maesygamfa (plus more)
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/09/2018 17:27:38   Subject: Hendreddu, Gartheiniog and Maesygamfa (plus more)
Yes, it has, owned by Robin Pearman. I don't know (off hand) where it is at present.
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/08/2018 16:14:26   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
I once saw a single flanged slab wagon alongside the Rhiwbach tramway the MO side of Cwt y Bugail (the original CyB that is). It had vanished next time I went along there, possibly pushed into the lak
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/08/2018 11:46:52   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
[quote="SimonRL"]If I read the description of the Astley Green cart correctly they were given access to the original and made their replica as a pattern copy?[/quote]

My mistake Simon. I am
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/08/2018 11:24:53   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
If you look at the other wagon they are selling it shows that in its original condition. Definitely ex mine!
Topic: Dorothea
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/08/2018 21:22:28   Subject: Dorothea
Following on from Graham's post above I reread the original article. I think I have an idea who the IA personage is too.

I went on to read the comments (which include updates). I am shocked
Topic: Dorothea
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/08/2018 18:01:50   Subject: Dorothea
There is a Dorothea Facebook page which is going on about it. (and on and on and on).
Topic: Dorothea
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2018 19:15:57   Subject: Dorothea
Even if the large gates are locked there are side gates for pedestrians as they cannot close it off completely as it is a PRoW.
Topic: Dorothea
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/07/2018 21:38:29   Subject: Dorothea
I have just discovered this article:-

http://www.iainrobinson.online/tracks/the-beginning-of-the-end-for-dorothea

Also a new company was formed 2nd May 2017:-

https://
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 22:41:29   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
[quote="John Lawson"]Roy, this is my point with the video camera.
Once you can identify a thief, then the police have to do something, but without proof, they simply, do not want to know.
A
Topic: Mineral rights legal advice
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2018 16:23:36   Subject: Mineral rights legal advice
[quote="royfellows"][quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"].... and the major major PLC firm being held up for years over a quibble in this area speaks volumes.

[/quote]

maybe m
Topic: Hi I'm Jacob I'm new can someone help :)
JohnnearCfon

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/07/2018 13:13:24   Subject: Hi I'm Jacob I'm new can someone help :)
If you turn your phone 90 degrees when filming or taking photographs it looks much better on a PC screen :)
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
JohnnearCfon

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2018 16:17:04   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
The new gates at Dorothea are to discourage access for divers with vehicles. The PRoW will remain open for pedestrians, there are small side gates for their access. :offtopic:
Topic: Gwynedd Archives
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/07/2018 13:40:35   Subject: Gwynedd Archives
The Dolgellau office have a beautiful coloured mine plan of Maen Offeren Slate Quarry it is a real work of art (and a lot more understandable than some). It is very large. They offered to PHOTOGRAPH i
Topic: 'subscription' to threads
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 26/06/2018 12:12:49   Subject: 'subscription' to threads
Both points (ie the two tick boxes and the Sign in to Home page) are better left as they are I think.
Topic: Penrhyndeudraeth explosion - Daily Post
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2018 11:53:23   Subject: Penrhyndeudraeth explosion - Daily Post
[quote="SimonRL"]From that bastion of quality journalism with absolutely no click bait articles or annoying adverts and irrelevant videos...

[/quote]

So, the headline states 1998
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
JohnnearCfon

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 22:33:33   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
[quote="sinker"][quote="NeilC"]If he gates it, maintains the road, verge etc for 12 years with no objections then he can claim 'adverse possession' and it will become his property.:wub:[/quote]
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