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Topic: Cwmorthin - FoC statement 28/09/11
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/10/2011 18:07:29   Subject: Cwmorthin - FoC statement 28/09/11
The generator indeed was sold last summer for the same amount that was paid for it. The funds are in the FOC bank account.

I would like to make things very clear that the generator was neve
Topic: Honister: Mark Weir RIP
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/03/2011 12:05:31   Subject: Honister: Mark Weir RIP
Got a phone call this morning telling me the sad news. I was ask if I new any more as I work with helicopters on a daily basis. The information so far is that it looks like pilot error and weather rel
Topic: Cwmorthin Lake Level - Lock Broken
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/02/2011 16:20:10   Subject: Cwmorthin Lake Level - Lock Broken
[quote="Vanoord"]Presumably this is now fixed? [/quote]

We are changing lock designs and adding a key lock, so there has been more of a delay. The locks were delivered to jagman last weeken
Topic: Cwmorthin Incandescent Trip 2010 - 06/11/2010
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Forum: Events   Posted: 02/11/2010 10:21:39   Subject: New event added 'Cwmorthin Incandescent Trip 2010' on 06/11/2010 at 10:00

If people stopped chucking lumps of slate at the wall then it would be in better condition. The condition of said chamber was reviewed last week. and we are happy that any further deterioration
Topic: Borrowdale Graphite Mine
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2010 18:18:06   Subject: Burrowdale Graphite Mine
[quote="jonnycarter"]I am very interested in obtaining some contact details for the Graphite Mine in Burrowdale, Cumbria.

I work as an artist and wish to discuss the possibility of visitin
Topic: Running out of road salt...
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Forum: Scotland   Posted: 04/01/2010 19:39:31   Subject: Running out of road salt...
I would have thought Boulby will be doing the same as last year, when they run out of salt and could not mine it faster enough to fill orders. And that was import several hundred thousand tons from t
Topic: Cwmorthin - Adits
SimplyExploring

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/11/2009 17:14:48   Subject: Cwmorthin floor 2 collapse
[quote="Vanoord"][i]Welsh[/i] legal system? :lol:

We struggle under the legal system imposed by our colonial masters in London! ;) [/quote]

Get over it, one day you except yo
Topic: Cwmorthin - Adits
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/11/2009 16:38:18   Subject: Cwmorthin floor 2 collapse
[quote="hymac580c"]A steel frame could be built under the present timbers which would save labour and be safer than removing the present timbers.
If nothing is done nature will take care of it by
Topic: Cwmorthin turbine/generator dvd.
SimplyExploring

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2009 22:44:05   Subject: Cwmorthin turbine/generator dvd.
you would first need to rip the dvd into mpeg format. Then it could be uploaded to Utube with no problem.

Topic: Milwyr and cwmorthin
SimplyExploring

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/05/2009 10:41:23   Subject: Milwyr and cwmorthin
[quote="derrickman"]ok, Cwmorthin is easy

Grosvenor CC is a bit of a mystery. There are various links, none of which appear to work. Any offers?


I am looking at being in Wa
Topic: Milwyr and cwmorthin
SimplyExploring

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/05/2009 10:15:49   Subject: Milwyr and cwmorthin
[quote="derrickman"]just doodling around on various sites, I have come across the Milwyr and Cwmorthin locations rtepeatedly mentioned.

I would be interested to see one or both of these, wh
Topic: cwmorthin
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/04/2009 20:24:04   Subject: cwmorthin
[quote="HannahB"]Hello

I'm new to the site and I'm trying to find out some info about Cwmorthin, so that we can visit this weekend.

How can I find out the access codes? A friend
Topic: cwmorthin
SimplyExploring

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/04/2009 10:43:59   Subject: cwmorthin
[quote="turbo"]ok it would be great to meet u as i dont know many fellow explorers as yet[/quote]

I was there last weekend, as I understand you was also but we did not get to chat. I was t
Topic: cwmorthin
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/04/2009 00:01:27   Subject: cwmorthin
[quote="turbo"]i will be up at cwmorthin this saturday taking a newcomer to underground exploration is there any body else going up then if so hope to meet u up there[/quote]

I will be on
Topic: Gold price
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2009 08:43:29   Subject: Gold price
[quote="Roy Morton"]I heard not too long ago that a company (foreign) were interested in Gwynfynedd and that 'papers had been signed'
Rumour or fact.......Anyone?[/quote]

Very much a r
Topic: Gwynfynydd Gold Mine - Access
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2009 20:20:54   Subject: Gwynfynydd Gold Mine - Access
I have just received a letter from the current owners of the site, They are very concerned that recently the EA has recency contacted them. Informing them that they have on several occasions, monitore
Topic: Gwynfynydd Gold Mine Redevelopment
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/03/2009 23:08:15   Subject: Gwynfynydd Gold Mine Redevelopment
They did say to me a few months ago that they were not concerned with the site at present as they had too much going on. On other sites up north. They were very happy to sit and await on the applicati
Topic: New mine ladder for Frongoch
SimplyExploring

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 14/02/2009 07:46:52   Subject: New mine ladder for Frongoch
what timber did u use Roy? Oak or something other?
Topic: Same Camera - different colour
SimplyExploring

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/02/2009 20:23:00   Subject: Same Camera - different colour
I would go with what Simon said "Auto White Balance"
Topic: Looks like Boulby are keeping busy
SimplyExploring

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/02/2009 18:45:54   Subject: Looks like Boulby are keeping busy
[quote="simonrl"]There's another salt mine in Northern Ireland... [url]http://www.irishsaltmining.com/home.htm[/url][/quote]

We asked for a tour here last year, we are on a 2 year waiting l
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2009 17:48:32   Subject: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
The vehicle restriction is in place for many reasons, and it was one we suggested, after a long list of complaints. We have to cross a numbers different plots belonging to not just one Land owner to g
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2009 14:00:31   Subject: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
From what I understand from the the people I know who have been given a section 59, is that if your caught any where your vehicle is crushed.

But I agree, this is not very clear to the aver
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2009 11:56:46   Subject: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
[quote="Vanoord"]that and a machine-gun post to deal with the moto-crossers and the quad-bikers! :o [/quote]

I can see a new weekend sport coming on :thumbsup:

Yes the the symb
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2009 11:45:59   Subject: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
[quote="AndyC"]Would that be an easy answer?

With 11 landowners involved it might be bit of a headache?[/quote]

Nail on head!

Nothing is simple when it comes to Cwmort
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2009 11:31:13   Subject: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
Christ man that's going be a big sign

personally i don't think it needs to be that long winded
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2009 11:28:45   Subject: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
The sad truth is your kinda right Mr Mustard. But Cwmorthin explorers do add to the growing problem. We know we can not stop every tom dick and harry, but as long as we are seen doing as much as possi
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2009 11:11:50   Subject: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
You have permission :tongue:

Wording: No unauthorized vehicles beyond this point

Or if anyone else can think of something better, please feel free to give input
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2009 10:52:32   Subject: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
[quote="Colonel Mustard"]If the landowners were so concerned about limiting access to vehicular traffic onto their land, then surely a sign on the gate would a minimum requirement? Or is it easier to
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2009 23:04:05   Subject: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
A section 59 can be issued without a police officer being present. If I took a photo of a vehicle that was not suppose to be at Cwmorthin, and then took that into the police station and asked them to
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2009 19:43:22   Subject: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
[quote="Moorebooks"]I take the point re good manners - however I do take exception to the legal comments.[/quote]

The law is the law, we did not right it!

[quote="Moorebooks"]I t
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2009 17:03:41   Subject: Friends of Cwmorthen Website
If a road has been classified a byway open to all traffic - BOAT or Other road with public access" - ORPA Then it subject to road traffic law, but legal to drive. (The queens highway)

If it
Topic: Vehicular access to the countryside (including Cwmorthin)
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2009 14:52:03   Subject: Friends of Cwmorthen Website
[quote="Moorebooks"]
For the first time I had a look at the website and noted the announcements on front page.

I am concerned at the wording that it is against the law to drive up past
Topic: 2009 Calendar - feedback please!
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2009 12:22:45   Subject: 2009 Calendar - feedback please!
Would also like to say a big "Thank You" to all that gave to the FOC this year, its with the help of yourselfs and Simon/Vanoords that FOC keeps going.
Topic: Power Flumes
SimplyExploring

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2009 11:32:09   Subject: Power Flumes
Croesor hydro station is still used also
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2008 11:44:59   Subject: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: A stirling effort and a great amount raised for 2 very good causes. Big thanks to Simon for all the hard work and everyone that help put the calendar together or bou
Topic: Oldham lamp information
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2008 08:43:27   Subject: Oldham lamp information
The MF Gel batteries you talk off were made for the south African market. I've had 2 of them over the years one was red another was blue. Red one only lasted a year before dying and blue one I sold to
Topic: UCET / Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2008 22:34:56   Subject: UCET / Hendre (Lloyds) Spa Mines
www.Cwmorthin.co.uk
Topic: Gwynfynydd Gold Mine Redevelopment
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/11/2008 18:23:45   Subject: Gwynfynydd Gold Mine Redevelopment
[quote="Vanoord"]A quick look at the National Park Authority's website suggests that this application has not yet been decided - the status is still showing as "registered".[/quote]

Natural
Topic: mine visit
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2008 20:03:16   Subject: mine visit
Depending on what gold mine you are talking about?

There is no access to any of the large gold mines, and panning for gold is a tad illegal!

Some of the smaller gold mines are op
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2008 09:54:33   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
Got mine this morning also ;D

Great job Simon and to everyone that contributed photo's

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Topic: Where can I buy a Pelican?
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2008 10:29:04   Subject: Where can I buy a Pelican?
I know someone who bought one of these and they will ship to UK

http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.aspx?c=2&cat=2,42578,40769&p=51123
Topic: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/11/2008 11:23:05   Subject: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
After a recent meeting with the main partied involved, the process of getting gate locked has started but is going to take some time to sort the red tape!

The police have also been informed
Topic: Friends Of Cwmorthin - BBC North Wales
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/11/2008 20:23:14   Subject: Friends Of Cwmorthin - BBC North Wales
Over the recent work weekend (25/10/08) we had the pleasure of meeting Huw Jenkins a BBC radio comunity reporter from Blaenau Ffestiniog

We was approached by Huw a couple of months ago look
Topic: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/10/2008 21:10:50   Subject: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
I have a meeting at the weekend with all concerned parties to try and move the locking of the gate issue forward.
Topic: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/10/2008 21:44:42   Subject: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
That would be great Vanoored. I was going to get one myself, but, one in both languages would be even better. Let me speak to the land owner first this week tho ;) and make sure he is happy.

Topic: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/10/2008 20:22:12   Subject: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
sounds easy dont it DP ;D

This was done by me in March and I was told it was being sorted.

But rest assured I will be making noises to get it locked from now on
Topic: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
SimplyExploring

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/10/2008 18:14:29   Subject: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
[quote="Hatstand"][quote="Dark Prince"]No matter how many signs you put up etc, if the gate is unlocked people are still gonna drive up.
[/quote]

I am suprised it is unlocked. Tradit
Topic: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/10/2008 10:43:11   Subject: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
Will keep you updated as how talks go this week, the other thing is when vehicles are parked up at Cwmorthin there on private land as all the land in front of the mine is owned by another party. So ag
Topic: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/10/2008 09:45:27   Subject: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
[quote="Vanoord"]Would it perhaps be worth adding some repairs to the track to the list of things to do at future work weekends?

The most significant problem with the track is the two drain
Topic: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/10/2008 08:27:21   Subject: Cwmorthin Vehicle Access
[quote="sparty_lea"]A sign on the gate at the bottom might help for those who don't visit forums much?[/quote]

Its not our gate to do that, but we are currently in talks of getting the gate
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