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Topic: Opening a ET&W cambrian b/136
Heb

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/05/2020 18:03:24   Subject: Opening a ET&W cambrian b/136
To see what you're dealing with, have a look at ebay item 264735073136

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Aluminium-Welsh-miners-lamp-old-Thomas-Williams-of-Aberdare/264735073136?hash=item3
Topic: Opening a ET&W cambrian b/136
Heb

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/05/2020 13:27:44   Subject: Opening a ET&W cambrian b/136
The pictures have come up a bit small (not sure they have been posted in the correct format). Looking at the picture of the base of the oil vessel, on the left hand side, close to the edge looks like
Topic: Opening a ET&W cambrian b/136
Heb

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/05/2020 21:42:04   Subject: Opening a ET&W cambrian b/136
Are you sure there is no magnetic lock on the base of the oil vessel? Can you post a couple of pictures?
Topic: Hepplethwate Gray type 10
Heb

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/02/2020 15:43:53   Subject: Hepplethwate Gray type 10
Can you post a picture of the lamp?
Topic: Cromford Moor Sough
Heb

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/02/2020 20:59:59   Subject: Cromford Moor Sough
Good idea - I'm a PDMHS member, so keeping my fingers crossed that it works out. Keep us posted on the outcome?
Topic: Cromford Moor Sough
Heb

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2020 18:34:01   Subject: Cromford Moor Sough
Shame it didn't go to a 'local' museum, but at least you got some good photographs. As I mentioned, I didn't realise they were produced to commemorate other mining stuff other than accidents & disast
Topic: Sten
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/02/2020 11:22:01   Subject: Sten
I bought some Stenlight stuff late 2018 from here

http://onrope1.com/lights-page-4/

They are in the US, but everything was in stock & arrived quickly. Worth sending an email.
Topic: Cromford Moor Sough
Heb

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/01/2020 12:04:51   Subject: Cromford Moor Sough
Spotted this item for sale

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/canterbury-auction-galleries/catalogue-id-srcan10049/lot-77ee4f04-4376-481c-954d-ab4a00df768e

Com
Topic: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2020 11:45:44   Subject: Ian Tyler Cumbria Mines Heritage Walks
Hi Thula,

Sent you a PM.
Topic: Greenside Mine
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/09/2019 13:02:41   Subject: Greenside Mine
Yes it's still open. Access is controlled by CATMHS.

Warren can probably be contacted at
chairman@catmhs.org.uk
Topic: Tilberthwaite Mixed Mine (mine)
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/06/2019 16:53:04   Subject: Tilberthwaite Mixed Mine (mine)
Went up there today & moved the pin!:thumbup:
Topic: Sad news
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/05/2019 23:08:44   Subject: Sad news
Kate's funeral is on Monday 20th May, 3.40pm at Carlisle Crematorium.
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Heb

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/03/2019 11:47:48   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Thank you Mike - a nice touch & a great book!

Great to know a seller who actually cares about their customers these days.
Topic: Retirement Sale - Stenlight S7 stuff.
Heb

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/02/2019 17:18:20   Subject: Retirement Sale - Stenlight S7 stuff.
Large bundle of Stenlight stuff for sale.

2 x Stenlight S7 Lamps. 1 is faulty, so for spares. The other works fine.
2 x Mains battery chargers. 1 is as new (my spare – never used)
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Heb

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2018 11:32:55   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Good work Roy.

Nice touch that they dubbed little clips of silence over the film to make it sound like you'd occasionally stopped talking.;)
Topic: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2018 21:40:31   Subject: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
Wolf F.S. wouldn't pass mining legislation as it hasn't got a lock. Variants of this lamp (F.G. & F.C.) have magnetic locks.

F.S. Used for gas testing in sewers and man-holes, the G.P.O.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 22:17:00   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="moorlandmineral"]
I must be warm.... ;D
[/quote]

Warm? In Scotland... I very much doubt it. Toss another Haggis on the fire & name the mine. ;)
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 18:56:34   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
So which one are you going for??? A list of places is just not good enough Robert!!! :sneaky:
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 12:41:53   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="moorlandmineral"]Scotland?[/quote]

Yes.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 12:31:35   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="moorlandmineral"]Corrantee[/quote]

Afraid not - have another go.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 11:17:13   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Thank you!

Nice easy surface shot.

[link]114259[linkphoto]114259[/linkphoto][/link]

Good luck.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2018 22:55:58   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Coniston, Old Engine Shaft?
Topic: Drift entrance (perhaps Frazers Hush) late 1980''s (photo)
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2018 17:24:53   Subject: Drift entrance (perhaps Frazers Hush) late 1980''s (photo)
Firestone Decline, Grove Rake.
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Heb

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 11/12/2017 16:09:38   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
I would like a copy as well please Mike.
Topic: Bouseteam/Bingstead probably early 1970s (photo)
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2017 18:11:26   Subject: Bouseteam/Bingstead probably early 1970s (photo)
Is the picture the right way round? Hudgill bingstead (NY 7522 4628? Or the one just below the main road at Nenthead (NY 7772 4405)?
Topic: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2017 09:37:17   Subject: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Can I add a word of caution about adding fixed ropes to this sump, creating a new so-called 'round trip'. Caplecleugh High Level and the North Vein workings are, at present, still in a nice remote an
Topic: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/04/2017 22:24:01   Subject: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Just re-read this, plus the previous Caplecleugh threads and my surveys done with Roy during our first explorations. If it's the same sump, then this was descended to the North Vein workings a few ye
Topic: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/04/2017 20:16:11   Subject: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
[quote="Simon Beck"]Wow! a new round trip, deserves a speed solo then.[/quote]

What's a speed solo?
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/02/2017 20:53:48   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
3 MOLES spent today braying hell out of blocks of shale clearing this fall.
Another big fall in the area previously cleared in 2015 was also tackled, along with the one holding the water that b
Topic: Cwmystwyth book (BM 17) reprint 1993
Heb

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/01/2017 12:09:34   Subject: Cwmystwyth book (BM 17) reprint 1993
My 'Special Edition Hafod Church Restoration Fund' has the caver's guide, but no plans.
Topic: Cleaning Crabs
Heb

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/01/2017 18:56:24   Subject: Cleaning Crabs
[quote="gNick"]Having just spent a long time trying to get the graunchy noises caused by Nenthead penetrating mud out of my screwgates with partial success I wonder if anyone has any good ways of clea
Topic: Caplecleugh Shaft
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2016 16:18:25   Subject: Caplecleugh Shaft
[quote="royfellows"]

Anyway, there is a sump down to the little limestone level and I expected something sizeable, maybe SRT able. What I found was a small, possibly 3 ft square, timber lin
Topic: Caplecleugh Shaft
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2016 16:09:42   Subject: Caplecleugh Shaft
That's it! Not a pleasant spot apparently.
Topic: Caplecleugh Shaft
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2016 15:52:33   Subject: Caplecleugh Shaft
[quote="Mr Mike"]Heb, do you have date for Longholehead descent? 1998 Minecam reports it open to 100-110m and flooded at that point.

Do you know if anyone been down either of these shafts i
Topic: Caplecleugh Shaft
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2016 14:34:01   Subject: Caplecleugh Shaft
[quote="royfellows"]The rise has been explored by Heb and friends who may wish to comment.
I understand that it lead to a ladderway that eventually ended at a collapse.
[/quote]

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Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 23:08:53   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
I looked at them all in the late 90's with Edd Brown & never found a way onto any of the horse levels unfortunately!

I think Caplecleugh Engine shaft is at approx NY785421, there is a larg
Topic: Fallowfield (1980''s?) (photo)
Heb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/11/2016 23:22:25   Subject: Fallowfield (1980''s?) (photo)
Not sure this is Fallowfield (or Langley Barony as previously suggested)?

Photograph:

[link]108978[linkphoto]108978[/linkphoto][/link]



Could it be the shaf
Topic: Android tablet horrors!
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2016 15:53:36   Subject: Android tablet horrors!
[quote="royfellows"]If I had two of them I would send you one each, goodbye life[/quote]

Can I have the red one?
Topic: Android tablet horrors!
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2016 15:30:40   Subject: Android tablet horrors!
By the way Roy - this very long ladder.... I thought you lived in a bungalow? Or was it an impulse buy to a pop up ad on a tablet?:)
Topic: Android tablet horrors!
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2016 10:46:09   Subject: Android tablet horrors!
[quote="Captain Scarlet"][quote="royfellows"] This morning spent 45 minutes again on it, constantly interrupted by stinking adverts.

[/quote]

Are there any good deals to be had?[
Topic: Android tablet horrors!
Heb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2016 10:05:20   Subject: Android tablet horrors!
Why not just go with Exeter? It's probably much warmer & drier than Nenthead at this time of year.

Oh, and what colour tablet did you buy?
Topic: Croggan lead mine - Mull
Heb

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 28/07/2016 15:13:16   Subject: Croggan lead mine - Mull
Nick,
Wilson, in 'The Lead Zinc, Copper & Nickel Ores of Scotland' (1921), states "A lead mine is said to have been worked for argentiferous galena near Croggan, but all signs of it are now oblit
Topic: Hello! from Ayrshire
Heb

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/05/2016 09:43:44   Subject: Hello! from Ayrshire
I'm keen to have another look up there - have SRT gear & a Land Rover!:)
Topic: Deil's Pudding Stone
Heb

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 02/04/2016 08:23:57   Subject: Deil's Pudding Stone
[quote="Monty Stubble"]What about a look on the early May BH weekend?[/quote]

Sounds good - give me a shout nearer the time.
Topic: Deil's Pudding Stone
Heb

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 31/03/2016 20:11:36   Subject: Deil's Pudding Stone
It's been 25 years since I was up there, but I remember finding a very short trial level in the valley of the Holm Burn.

Wouldn't mind a wander up there again if anyone fancies it?
Topic: Horse level tip (photo)
Heb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/10/2015 09:08:08   Subject: Horse level tip (photo)
.... And because it's MOD property stick to footpaths & underground access is prohibited.
Topic: Rampgill Lead Mine
Heb

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 06/07/2015 22:53:34   Subject: Rampgill Lead Mine
Errr Chris, Tonto was originally asking about Scaleburn Firestone level, which is also gated (swinging) but unlocked!

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Scaleburn-Firestone-Level-Lead-Mine_4801
Topic: Rampgill Lead Mine
Heb

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 06/07/2015 22:38:30   Subject: Rampgill Lead Mine
This thread might help if read from the very beginning

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Community/viewtopic.aspx?t=10891&pid=1
Topic: Rampgill Lead Mine
Heb

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 06/07/2015 22:15:15   Subject: Rampgill Lead Mine
:ohmygod:

Surely it swings closed.......? But don't bend down to pick the key up or it'll hit you on the back of the head.
Topic: Rampgill Lead Mine
Heb

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 06/07/2015 16:15:20   Subject: Rampgill Lead Mine
Looking at your location, you're in South Wales? Could I ask why, out of the miles of accessible workings at Nenthead, are you wanting to travel all the way up north to explore 100yds of grotty silte
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