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Posts by Rheidol United

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Topic: Cwmystwyth Mine on TV
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 28/02/2019 15:52:06   Subject: Cwmystwyth Mine on TV
As part of S4C’s Cynefin programme, a surface and underground tour of Cwmystwyth Mine was featured and is viewable at https://www.s4c.cymru/clic/programme/798832479.
Tools and artefacts shown are
Topic: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/11/2018 12:47:37   Subject: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
A very good point. I had a similar experience recently, when a friend wanted to explore an adit I had reopened in the valley last year. This adit had a length of over 700 feet of the best hobnail boot
Topic: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/11/2018 17:12:14   Subject: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
Written and designed by Ioan Lord, published by Vale of Rheidol Railway. 272 pages, hardback with dust jacket, includes plans, surveys, sections and a wide range of old and new photographs. Contains g
Topic: Dog rescue from mineshaft
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/09/2018 18:43:46   Subject: Dog rescue from mineshaft
I wonder how accurate the 80 feet measurement is... how deep would you say is the shaft before becoming blocked Roy?
Topic: Dog rescue from mineshaft
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/09/2018 17:50:37   Subject: Dog rescue from mineshaft
I think this is the Engine Shaft at Elgar Mine, on the hillside opposite Penycefn and near Mynydd Gorddu Mine above Penrhyncoch. In the background of the group photo you can see the tip from one of th
Topic: Cwm Ricket
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/11/2014 17:39:40   Subject: Cwm Ricket
There is another mine in the vicinity which almost no-one knows about. Cwmricket or Maesnant Mine is the one described, whilst Nantricket/Great Gias/Lloches Y Lladron Mine lays a bit downstream. The L
Topic: Pantywrach Mine
Rheidol United

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2014 17:20:00   Subject: Pantywrach Mine
Ah thanks - in that case I went into the Smithy Level. It was the one which had that winze down to the Deep Adit, and the flat-rod dolly wheel at the collar. I also did Hafod Boeth Middle and Deep adi
Topic: Pantywrach Mine
Rheidol United

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2014 20:17:43   Subject: Pantywrach Mine
Thanks for the info - yes I have a lot to learn about those mines! I also went to Bwlchyplwm and Catherine & Jane - some interesting adits at C&J, and spectacular views and open-casts at Bwlchyplwm. A
Topic: Pantywrach Mine
Rheidol United

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/09/2014 22:23:41   Subject: Pantywrach Mine
Hi all
I was walking along the lane from Penrhyndeudraeth to Rhiwgoch farm a few days ago, and came across a few adits. At SH62044013 were two adits, one was only a few feet long and displayed a
Topic: Bryneglwys
Rheidol United

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/04/2014 21:39:49   Subject: Bryneglwys
The Bryneglwys book has a great underground plan of the workings, and also some spectacular photography. I highly reccomend you buy both ;)

Ioan
Topic: Bryneglwys
Rheidol United

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/04/2014 21:07:14   Subject: Bryneglwys
Sounds interesting! I also understand that the Long Tunnel (Lefel Fawr) is now blocked? I also heard that it leads to the open waterfall chamber (9B) further up the hill.
Topic: Bryneglwys
Rheidol United

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/04/2014 19:38:06   Subject: Bryneglwys
Okay - I won't try and do it in summer then!
As a matter of fact, I've just bought the new book, that's what got me interested in the underground system of Bryneglwys!

Thanks ;D
Topic: Bryneglwys
Rheidol United

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/04/2014 10:32:18   Subject: Bryneglwys
Great - I'll go up there some time and find the 10C adit. Once I find that one it shouldn't be too hard to get down to the artifacts.

Thanks
Topic: Bryneglwys
Rheidol United

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/04/2014 18:00:45   Subject: Bryneglwys
I'm not sure when I'll be going, but unfortunately not in the near future. I just wanted information for future reference! So 10C is the adit to go into - and how is the climb down from 10C to 15C?
Topic: Bryneglwys
Rheidol United

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2014 21:03:44   Subject: Bryneglwys
Hi all
I'm thinking of visiting Bryneglwys Quarry, Abergynolwyn, I've been before around the surface but not underground. I've heard and seen that 15C adit is one of the best, with the wagon and
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/08/2013 21:02:04   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
Yes, it's very small but looks actually quite inviting. I'm just afraid that around the corner it will lead to a dead end! :curse:
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/08/2013 18:55:04   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
I'll upload another picture to the album which shows the inside of the adit.
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/08/2013 10:25:07   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
I know what you mean about Foster-Smith, but I don't think that he mentions the mine either. The only reference I have is the one by RCAHM.
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/08/2013 09:25:08   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
I found the name in the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historic Monuments Internet Database (RCAHM), who note 'drainage adit' at the given grid reference.

Ioan
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/08/2013 18:12:47   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
Brynchwyth Mine was a small blind drive heading towards Crown Mine, probably attempting to cut the Castell Lode below the latter or drain the shaft. As David sais, it's just a small adit and is referr
Topic: A merry christmas to all
Rheidol United

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2012 10:11:31   Subject: A merry christmas to all
Nadolig llawen
Topic: Cave rescue near Taliesin
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/09/2012 18:11:57   Subject: Cave rescue near Taliesin
In that case, I'll go!

I've been past the masonry portal before but haven't gone in yet...

Thanks! :thumbup:
Topic: Cave rescue near Taliesin
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/09/2012 08:14:16   Subject: Cave rescue near Taliesin
That's an annoying coincidence - I was actually going to explore the deep adit next Sunday!
Topic: Another video for the Ian Adams fan club Bwlch y Plwm
Rheidol United

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/06/2012 19:08:41   Subject: Another video for the Ian Adams fan club Bwlch y Plwm
Great one!
Topic: Question to anyone who's been at Dolgoch Slate adits near Talyllyn Railway
Rheidol United

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/06/2012 18:46:44   Subject: Question to anyone who's been at Dolgoch Slate adits near Talyllyn Railway
Hi all.
I visited Dolgoch recently and found that one adit had been gated whilst I'm pretty sure it wasn't when I last visited. All the others are open and I thought maybe there was something int
Topic: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine - underground footage
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/04/2012 19:07:00   Subject: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine - underground footage
Great! Thanks for the info.
Topic: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine - underground footage
Rheidol United

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/04/2012 10:33:05   Subject: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine - underground footage
Great film - good thing I can speak Welsh!
A real pain that the adits are all gated at the moment: :curse:
Topic: Alltycrub
Rheidol United

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2012 18:33:34   Subject: Alltycrub
Hi all.

I was thinking of visiting Alltycrub sometime soon. Can anyone tell me what to look for and how to get there? I've never been before and it looks very interesting with the kibble an
Topic: Mine name wanted near Dolgoch
Rheidol United

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2011 22:44:24   Subject: Mine name wanted near Dolgoch
I took a walk down from Dolgoch station on the Talyllyn railway recently and came across several old adits down by the stream. All were accessible but the first starting at a viewpoint was as if part
Topic: Henfwlch mine
Rheidol United

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2011 22:38:46   Subject: Henfwlch mine
Thanks. I'll try to visit soon. :thumbup:
Topic: Henfwlch mine
Rheidol United

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2011 20:40:47   Subject: Henfwlch mine
Hi

I'm thinking of going to Henfwlch mine to see that underground wheelbarrow soon. I had a look at the user album on this website and saw a picture showing the adit fenced over. Is this th
Topic: Photo competition entries
Rheidol United

Forum: The 2011 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 06/12/2011 20:07:09   Subject: Photo competition entries
Cwmrheidol mine no. 9 adit
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Topic: Ystrad Einion Wheel
Rheidol United

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2011 16:18:59   Subject: Ystrad Einion Wheel
Thanks. Is the tunnel as far as the wheel chamber safe or are there any winzes or catwalks before I get there? Where exactly are the ones I need to look out for?

I hope the gate at the entr
Topic: Ystrad Einion Wheel
Rheidol United

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2011 21:05:18   Subject: Ystrad Einion Wheel
Thank you for your help! :flowers: I'll try and visit soon. :thumbsup:
Topic: Ystrad Einion Wheel
Rheidol United

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2011 18:34:55   Subject: Ystrad Einion Wheel
Thanks for the information. :thumbsup: I did some research to the mine and it appears that there are an upper and deep adit, both gated. Which one has the wheel and how do I get to the portal?
Topic: Ystrad Einion Wheel
Rheidol United

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2011 17:15:06   Subject: Ystrad Einion Wheel
I've always wanted to see the underground waterwheel at Ystrad Einion! But I've never been for all my friends tell me the tunnel leading to it is inaccessible. Is that true? :confused: Could you tell
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