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Topic: Ifor Richards RIP
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/12/2017 00:29:37   Subject: Ifor Richards RIP
I have just heard that Ifor passed away aged 93 last month. He was a well known mine explorer in Mid Wales. He will also be known to anyone who has read any of Simon Hughes' British Mining Books, Ifor
Topic: George Hall's Mining Journal Index
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2017 19:41:26   Subject: George Hall's Mining Journal Index
I am pleased to announce that George Hall's Mining Journal Index for Wales & Shropshire (1835-1921) has now been digitised and has been placed on the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust Website.

Topic: Bronfloyd access
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/07/2017 22:24:35   Subject: Bronfloyd access
Hello John

Private message sent.

All the best

Graham
Topic: Kelvin Davies of Aberystwyth
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/04/2017 15:45:13   Subject: Kelvin Davies of Aberystwyth
Rob

Private message on the way !

All the best

Graham
Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/09/2016 22:25:08   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
Hello Lizzie

In addition to Dave's recommendation, I would also suggest you get a copy of Nigel Chapman's book - The Van Mines. It can be obtained from Mike Moore's Bookshop:-

ht
Topic: New here. Interested in the smaller mines near Dylife
mwynwr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/02/2016 16:37:42   Subject: New here. Interested in the smaller mines near Dylife
Welcome mattm

The Welsh Mines Preservation Trust has an ongoing project at Cwmbyr Mine (near Aberhosan). We have spent the last 6 years carrying out archaeological excavations there. See ou
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2016 20:51:07   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
The Observation car No 14 and Pullmans 'Isle of Thanet' and 'Lydia' were imported back into the uk in 2007 and as far as I know they are now based at the Swanage Railway.
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2016 00:42:42   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
The second tender was sold to Jeremy Hoskin and is used as a second water carrying tender (as it was with Flying Scotsman) behind his A4 loco "Bittern".

see http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community
Topic: Ray Wright RIP
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/08/2015 16:53:54   Subject: Ray Wright RIP
Ray Wright, the owner of Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean has passed away after a long illness.

His funeral is at the Forest Crematorium (between Cinderford & the Speech House ), on F
Topic: New event added 'Open Weekend' on 25/04/2015 at 11:00
mwynwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/04/2015 17:40:07   Subject: New event added 'Open Weekend' on 25/04/2015 at 11:00
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Open Weekend[/b]

[b]Date & time: 25/04/2015 at 11:00[/b]

Details: OPEN WEEKEND AT CWMBYR MINE – APRIL 25/
Topic: Essential Reading Project
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/04/2015 20:29:51   Subject: Essential Reading Project
The Old Metal Mines of Mid Wales (Parts 1 to 6)
David Bick
Out of print - second hand copies usually available from Mike Moore.
Digital version available on Kindle
Essential readi
Topic: Pub Area
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2015 22:20:11   Subject: Pub Area
Diolch Simon
Topic: Pub Area
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2015 22:17:28   Subject: Pub Area
Yes please Simon
Topic: Catherine and Jane Consols
mwynwr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/02/2015 21:03:00   Subject: Catherine and Jane Consols
Bryn

I sent you a personal message a couple of days ago, with info on C & J.

Graham
Topic: Old Esgairlle
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/01/2015 13:27:50   Subject: Old Esgairlle
Many mines included the name Van in their title, to con shareholders into thinking their mine would be as rich as the famous Van Mine.

See British Mining No 81 The Van Mines by NA Chapman,
Topic: Sad News - GPJ RIP
mwynwr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/12/2013 11:43:05   Subject: Sad News - GPJ RIP
The news of Gwynfor's passing is very sad.

As a tribute to him I thought I would tell a story that he told me many years ago, when he gave me a tour of Dorothea:-

As some of you
Topic: George Hall
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2013 22:21:45   Subject: George Hall
I must add my tribute to George, a founder member and former Director of the WMPT, President of the WMS.

He will be sadly missed in the Welsh Hills.

Graham Levins
Secretary
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 11:29:42   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Brilliant News. Well done Roy and thanks for all the hard work I know you have put into this.

Graham
Topic: 400th Anniversary of Sir Hugh Myddelton's New River
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2012 09:40:49   Subject: 400th Anniversary of Sir Hugh Myddelton's New River
‘London’s New River in Maps Volume 1 (Part 1) c1600 to 1850
Robert Mylne’s Survey’

Michael F Kensey
2012

330 pages

This weighty tome is the result of Mike’s
Topic: 'WMPT / Metal Links Heritage Weekend' on 26/05/2012
mwynwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/05/2012 16:01:57   Subject: 'WMPT / Metal Links Heritage Weekend' on 26/05/2012
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: WMPT / Metal Links Heritage Weekend[/b]

[b]Date & time: 26/05/2012 at 19:30[/b]

Details: As part of the H
Topic: 'WMPT / Metal Links Heritage Weekend' on 27/05/2012
mwynwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/05/2012 15:57:16   Subject: 'WMPT / Metal Links Heritage Weekend' on 27/05/2012
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: WMPT / Metal Links Heritage Weekend[/b]

[b]Date & time: 27/05/2012 at 12:00[/b]

Details: This Years Herit
Topic: New event added 'Welsh Mines Preservation Trust Working Weekend' on 28/04/2012 at 10:00
mwynwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/04/2012 08:00:51   Subject: New event added 'Welsh Mines Preservation Trust Working Weekend' on 28/04/2012 at 10:00
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Welsh Mines Preservation Trust Working Weekend[/b]

[b]Date & time: 28/04/2012 at 10:00[/b]

Details: Sat 2
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2012 19:47:02   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
Thank you Simon for the cheque which arrived safely. On behalf of the Directors of the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust thank you to everyone who purchased a calendar and to Simon for all his hard work
Topic: Ystrad Einion Animated Video
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/01/2012 15:08:48   Subject: Ystrad Einion Animated Video
You are correct John. As part of the survey work undertaken to produce the animation, a 3D laser scan was undertaken. It can be viewed on you tube:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_0nSJNKs
Topic: Ystrad Einion Animated Video
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 24/01/2012 16:20:41   Subject: Ystrad Einion Animated Video
Dear All

A low resolution version of the animated video of Ystrad Einion Mine made by the RCAHM (W) has been placed on You Tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BsTf6O24m8

T
Topic: Calendar 2012 - profits
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2011 15:25:43   Subject: Calendar 2012 - profits
Firstly a big thank you to Simon for all his work producing and distributing the calendar. Secondly thank you to all those who purchased them. The sum raised for both organisations is a tribute to you
Topic: Calendar - available to order NOW!
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2011 22:09:45   Subject: Calendar - available to order NOW!
Just received mine, very impressed; congratulations Simon and the photograph contributors.

Graham
Topic: Mine name wanted near Dolgoch
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2011 00:13:44   Subject: Mine name wanted near Dolgoch
See Mines of Merioneth JR Foster Smith British Mining No 6.
Dolgoch SH 655 044; Afon Cwm Pandy SH 633 026; Braich Y Rhiw SH 637 009. Trials driven in Ordovician rocks for lead & copper.

Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/09/2011 22:05:36   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
Thank you to Simon and members of Adit Now for selecting the WMPT as a beneficiary of 2012 calendar sales.

As for Cwm Ciprwth, I have contacted the Snowdonia National Park's Archaeologist.
Topic: 2012 Calendar - I want one
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2011 14:03:27   Subject: 2012 Calendar - I want one
Please hit reply then copy and paste this list (along with this paragraph) in the reply box and add your name and quantity after the last name.

Simonrl x 2
JohnnearCfon x 2
NewStu
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2011 09:10:06   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
The Welsh Mines Preservation Trust is honoured to be considered for a donation from the sale of the Adit Now calendar for 2012.

I note from some postings on this thread that the repair of t
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2011 10:17:17   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
I have only just caught up with this thread.

Whilst I would agree that profits should go to Air Ambulance/ Rescue Organisations. If consideration was given to making a donation in addition
Topic: Martha Wheelpit , Dylife Mine
mwynwr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 25/08/2011 23:44:13   Subject: Martha Wheelpit , Dylife Mine
Thanks Mike

The work was carried out by Michael Brown and members of the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust over the last few years. We will be holding our next working weekend at Dylife on Sat
Topic: Nothing Changes (apart from my size)
mwynwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2010 23:14:33   Subject: Nothing Changes (apart from my size)
For me it must be David Bick's Old Metal Mines of Mid Wales and Simon Hughes' British Mining Volume The Cwmystwyth Mines.
Topic: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
mwynwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/10/2010 00:24:39   Subject: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
I was in YE three weeks ago and the planks looked as they have always done, either they were never removed or they were removed but reinstated in their original position.

Mwynwr
Topic: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 01/09/2010 16:37:27   Subject: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
Iclok

As well as the badly decayed surface remains at Frongoch, to the south are the remains of the Belgian Mill at Wemyss. Slightly further west are the remains of Frongoch Generating Stat
Topic: New Consols Mine Luckett
mwynwr

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/07/2010 22:13:11   Subject: New Consols Mine Luckett
Thanks ICLOK, PM sent, if it did not get through my email address is graham.levins@btinternet.com.

All the best

Graham (mwynwr)
Topic: New Consols Mine Luckett
mwynwr

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/07/2010 15:45:43   Subject: New Consols Mine Luckett
Thanks Simon

I will email them this evening.

All the best
Graham
Topic: New Consols Mine Luckett
mwynwr

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/07/2010 14:00:39   Subject: New Consols Mine Luckett
I am hoping some one local can give me some information. I am visiting the area over the weekend and would like to have a surface walk around the mine. I have had a Share Certificate from New Consols
Topic: Catherine & Jane Consols
mwynwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/05/2010 15:00:51   Subject: Catherine & Jane Consols
JR Foster Smith - Mines of Merioneth p9. (1977)

HAFOD BOETH SH 637 415

A trial for lead ore was made here on a vein striking about east and west in Cambrian rocks, and which may
Topic: Catherine & Jane Consols
mwynwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/05/2010 13:25:58   Subject: Catherine & Jane Consols
There is a third (shallow) level, below the path from the Smithy up to the Engine House. This also leads to the Ross Shaft. You can cross the shaft on a ledge and continue for a short distance beyond.
Topic: Event: Welsh Mines Preservation Trust Working Weekend - 24/04/2010
mwynwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/04/2010 00:22:08   Subject: Event: Welsh Mines Preservation Trust Working Weekend - 24/04/2010
Simon

Please email me your postal address. I will email you a cd of photos taken over the weekend at Dylife, from which you can select some for AN.

Best Wishes

Graham<
Topic: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
mwynwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/04/2010 21:46:15   Subject: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
Ben, James

I was in the adit at Ystrad Einion on March 21 and the planks were still there then, any further information will be gratefully received.

Ceredigion County Council's P
Topic: Event: Welsh Mines Preservation Trust Working Weekend - 24/04/2010
mwynwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/04/2010 22:00:25   Subject: Event: Welsh Mines Preservation Trust Working Weekend - 24/04/2010
Just a reminder, this coming Sat & Sun.

Graham
Topic: Craig Rhiwarth Slate Mine?
mwynwr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/04/2010 11:54:00   Subject: Craig Rhiwarth Slate Mine?
At Craig Rhiwarth there is the Slate Quarry at the top of the hill, below it is the lead mine (also known as Ochrycraig or North Llangynog) (SJ 053 265).

The other side of the hill is Cwm O
Topic: BBC iplayer - Cwmystwyth
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 09/03/2010 00:25:45   Subject: BBC iplayer - Cwmystwyth
There is a programme (Country Tracks) about West Wales on iplayer, in the programme is the interview with John Craven and Simon Hughes at Cwmystwyth a few years ago (about 8 mins in).

www.b
Topic: Dylife - blog
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/02/2010 23:40:01   Subject: Dylife - blog
The Welsh Mines Preservation Trust will be holding a working weekend with Michael Brown at Dylife, over the weekend April 24th / 25th. All forum members are invited to come along and lend a hand or to
Topic: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/12/2008 12:40:44   Subject: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
I have added some photos of the "replica bell" in the Cwmystwyth Album.

I hope this answers Peter's questions.

mwynwr
Topic: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/12/2008 22:44:39   Subject: The Cwmystwyth Alarm Bell
Peter

As you said the "original Cwmystwyth Bell" was installed in the 1960's by Hoppy (who I believe was John Alder's father-in-law).

It worked on and off for many years, and bec
Topic: WMPT Weekend at Dylife 11 & 12 Oct
mwynwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/09/2008 11:59:06   Subject: WMPT Weekend at Dylife 11 & 12 Oct
Some of you will be aware of the excellent work carried out by Michael Brown at Dylife Mine (between Machynlleth and Llanidloes), in particular clearing rubbish dumped in the Martha wheel-pit.
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