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Topic: Interesting Development
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2020 12:46:45   Subject: Interesting Development
I wonder if the Senedd will follow?
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2020 19:54:58   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
[quote="Andy Mears"]Landrovers don't leak oil - they mark their territory.
[/quote]

:lol::thumbsup::lol::thumbsup::lol:
Topic: Clogau
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2020 11:40:01   Subject: Clogau
If it does happen, maybe they will increase the minute percentage of "Clogau" gold in "Clogau jewellery". I won't hold my breath.

I seem to remember the previous attempt at having some kind
Topic: Clogau
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/10/2020 21:25:26   Subject: Clogau
Clogau have posted a new video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=SQwMn-ZYKCA&fbclid=IwAR3P7sbtbz3Exlf93v3zIIqCYLfPRf9viHbw4fFLbSgx7Hv5hbHqJ9ZzGL4&app=desktop

Shar
Topic: 2021 Calendar
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/10/2020 15:39:21   Subject: 2021 Calendar
[quote="royfellows"]Its unlikely that there will be one this year due to background issues. Sorry.[/quote]

I am sad to hear that. I usually buy two, one for me, and another for a friend.
Topic: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2020 22:10:21   Subject: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
Someone seems to have been very heavy handed with the pruning shears!!! :guns::guns::guns::guns:
Topic: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/09/2020 19:01:28   Subject: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
[quote="davel"]
Boyd, J.I.C., 1975, [i]The Festiniog Railway[/i], p. 271 (erroneously described as an adit of Catherine and Jane Consols)

Dave[/quote]

Surely not Dave!!! :l
Topic: Geology / drainage patterns - Talyllyn valley
JohnnearCfon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/09/2020 20:00:34   Subject: Geology / drainage patterns - Talyllyn valley
I am probably barking up the wrong tree (or valley), but didn't Tom Rolt mention something about at least one of the rivers in that area being blocked off and diverted? By nature not man!
Topic: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2020 20:02:34   Subject: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
[quote="ttxela"]

Incidentally the Roman fort is marked on the OS map as Roman Practice Works - does this literally mean they were practising making forts?[/quote]

I asked the sa
Topic: Welsh gold: 'High possibility'
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/09/2020 20:22:22   Subject: Welsh gold: 'High possibility'
[quote="TwllMawr"]A pattern possibly?

[photo]121169[/photo][/quote]

Surely that is pure coincidence? :lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Dinorwic map?
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2020 21:05:35   Subject: Dinorwic map?
If you get hold of a copy of "Slates to Velinheli", it is often available on ebay, that has a resonable plan of the quarry showing the names and designations of the levels and inclines etc, as well as
Topic: Croesor approach road
JohnnearCfon

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/08/2020 17:33:46   Subject: Croesor approach road
[quote="TwllMawr"]

Its popularity with those unwilling to walk and as the track doesn’t have a vehicular right of way, last chat was one of the lower gates is going to have a shiny lock.[/
Topic: Cambrian Mine Video
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/07/2020 22:47:06   Subject: Cambrian Mine Video
There is one that is not flooded not sure which floor now. It is nearly 30 years since I went down to Floor F so can't remember.
Topic: Cambrian Mine Video
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/07/2020 12:27:11   Subject: Cambrian Mine Video
As a rule of thumb, levels are at between 60 and 70 foot intervals. Below "E" you have four floors so approximately 240 to 280 feet.

Plans do exist of the mine including those levels.
Topic: Snailbeach Railway
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 14/07/2020 19:40:55   Subject: Snailbeach Railway
I have to add, I saw that thread, and noticed how Admin there made several gentle and very polite requests to cease asking questions or continuing discussions, mainly aimed at three people including "
Topic: Cambrian Mine Video
JohnnearCfon

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/07/2020 10:55:31   Subject: Cambrian Mine Video
It is flooded below Floor E. I have been to Floor F (in the mid 90s. There are G, H, and I below that. They were allowed to flood in about 1974-75.
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.
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