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Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 21:54:13   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
A Freemasons Lodge or Conservative Club could also make similar claims about benefiting the community yet I doubt few here would shout out about how they can get "£££Free Money£££". At least in their
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 21:50:39   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Quite right PWhole - don't let anyone make you feel guilty about it. :thumbsup:[/quote]

The suggestion is that as mere taxpayers it is not our position to care?
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 21:25:45   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
"Benefit the community".
https://darknessbelow.co.uk/event-wessex-cave-club-ceilidh/

"Open to cavers".

Taking from the community to benefit a privileged self-interest group
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 18:17:15   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
Or a Wessex Cave Club Ceilidh or a round of public school boy caving songs...
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2020 18:04:18   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
It's not free money from the government it's free money from the taxpayer.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 22:20:52   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Urgh, forgot about the climbing hut sh1theap.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 22:15:03   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Can't be many silver tackle sacks either...

Where is that?
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 17:33:46   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Remains of a coat rack (complete with castors) in Smallcleugh.
Topic: info
RJV

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 14:28:08   Subject: info
Farmers are starting to get tetchy now about people crossing their land, using gates, stiles etc.
Topic: info
RJV

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 12:04:43   Subject: info
No basically. Unnecessary travel isn't permitted and exposing yourself or others to unnecessary levels of risk is likely to make you as unpopular as it's possible to be in the current climate.
Topic: Mine on scarrowmanwick fell Cumbria
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 10:00:39   Subject: Mine on scarrowmanwick fell Cumbria
[quote="Hattlebags"]ocal vampire legend of a demon that appeared as a man and sucked the blood of travellers.[/quote]

Nowadays more commonly known as MOTO Southwaite Services...
Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2020 20:19:14   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
There are some interesting videos about. This Nent one was posted a while back:
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=14251
Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2020 20:13:03   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
[mod]I've deleted the post criticising another member's grammar. It's really not needed.

Cheers. [/mod]
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
RJV

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/02/2020 21:45:40   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="Vanoord"][quote="rikj"]I think there was some spam that has now been removed.[/quote]

Correct.

It lasted about 3 minutes... :guns:[/quote]

Unlike the Tesco to
Topic: PVC Oversuit Repair
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 17:19:39   Subject: PVC Oversuit Repair
Aquasure, the wetsuit glue, is really good. Ive used it to fix various holes in PVC & cordura oversuits. Just cut an appropriate sized patch of durable material from an old rucksack or whatever is lyi
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
RJV

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 29/11/2019 09:24:22   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
I actually quite enjoyed that thread on the Skeptics forum. I've never heard the term Woo before. :)
Topic: Route to Ballroom Flat
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/10/2019 23:10:50   Subject: Route to Ballroom Flat
There ought to be at least a couple good plans in the Smallcleugh folder, all which make the route look far simpler than it may possibly seem. Couldn't begin to give a step-by-step description that di
Topic: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/08/2019 08:13:14   Subject: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
Not sure about East Yorkshire but if you don't mind spending a tenner, Along the Scar by Dennis Goldring will show you where the majority of Alum, Jet, Iron etc workings are along the North Yorkshire
Topic: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #27 : Finding Mineral Collectors & Descending To The Lake : Corkscrew Mine
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2019 21:35:04   Subject: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #27 : Finding Mineral Collectors & Descending To The Lake : Corkscrew Mine
The first time we visited we rigged it for SRT however there was a huge thaw during the course of the trip which made it somewhat damp as the ropes kept you directly in the meltwater for the full acse
Topic: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #27 : Finding Mineral Collectors & Descending To The Lake : Corkscrew Mine
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2019 16:19:29   Subject: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #27 : Finding Mineral Collectors & Descending To The Lake : Corkscrew Mine
Haven't watched it but would guess Wetgrooves in Wensleydale from the title.
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
RJV

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 11:38:09   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
Could the fall affect the air pressure and skew the readings?
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
RJV

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 11:06:31   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
My bike Garmin has one but I'd never treat it as more than a guide - even on a short ride there can be significant differences with people using similar devices. There's often a lag too.
Topic: Uploading Images
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 10:55:50   Subject: Uploading Images
Photos taken in portrait seem to upload for me without cropping or other meaningful editing. Could it be a consequence of a setting on your processing software?
[link]118221[linkphoto]118221[/lin
Topic: Fundraising for Yorkshire cave rescue
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2019 06:44:42   Subject: Fundraising for Yorkshire cave rescue
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2173521236070650&id=135295783226549

£11600 currently. :)
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/04/2019 22:51:42   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Whitby & tourism more generally is the long-term cash cow & employer in those parts, not a mining venture with a finite lifespan. Bringing huge freight trains into or close to Whitby or along the coas
Topic: Cheap thermal "base layers"
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2018 21:45:27   Subject: Cheap thermal
Yeah, I've got some too. Not as well fitted or as warm as Helly stuff but for anything scruffy, they're perfect, especially for the price.

The Lidl Ben Bracken Islay goes down well enough t
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
RJV

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/10/2018 18:10:50   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
It's wet, horrible, cold & muddy?

Not very historical but factual. Or I'm soft. One of the two... :-[
Topic: Photographs Of Kettleness (album)
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/10/2018 17:58:15   Subject: Photographs Of Kettleness (album)
Hi

There are three Kettleness mine entries on here in case you haven't seen them all.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Kettleness-Alum-Shale-Mine_3791/
https://www.aditnow.c
Topic: bulbs
RJV

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/04/2018 22:17:50   Subject: bulbs
[quote="SimonRL"]Thought so, quite short and shallow angle. Was still there around 5 or 6 years back?[/quote]
I think so.

There was also a climbing wall of sorts on the side of the bui
Topic: Site description
RJV

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 27/03/2018 10:59:12   Subject: Site description
[quote="PeteJ"]and I cannot see who are the regional editors for England....[/quote]
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/contributors/
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
RJV

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/02/2018 22:44:42   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
SRL & Vanoord should perhaps enter as Team Aditnow? :thumbup:
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
RJV

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/02/2018 16:06:16   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
[quote="Blober"]Its interesting, the price, I assume most of it is just on insurance.[/quote]
Nah. Its just profit.

Proper fell/mountain races cost +/- a tenner and don't need to mark
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
RJV

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/02/2018 12:36:59   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
One hundred & ninty-nine pounds!!! :o :guns:
Topic: Old Moulds
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2018 08:42:06   Subject: Old Moulds
Heard mention (on here?) of a manhole cover but last time I walked past it was as John Lawson says, just a short drop into the level covered with some rusty scrap. Probably five years ago though.
Topic: Bad air in ironstone mines
RJV

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/02/2018 10:26:33   Subject: Bad air in ironstone mines
Having spent a reasonable amount of time in complex ironstone mines with gas detectors and having seen how the air 'shifts', even to the extent of O2 levels dropping a few percent by the mere action o
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 12:03:21   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="legendrider"]
I'm going to stick out my neck and go with Caplecleugh[/quote]
Probably the best mine in the whole wide world.
Definately still in the Pennines! :)
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 21:22:50   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="Boy Engineer"]It is west of the Pennines. North of Wales, south of Scotland, and not in the Lakes.[/quote]
Crag Foot?!?
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 18:57:30   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Were I a proper hardcore mine explorer then clearly the correct answer would be any or a combination of all three of the following: :)

a) an outright lie
b) I could tell you but then I
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 18:37:02   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Good idea.

Whitesike for a complete guess.
Topic: another mine lost
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/01/2018 11:11:19   Subject: another mine lost
[quote="legendrider"]Both The Coal Authority and HSE (to name but two) are known lurkers and have acted on information posted hereon.
MARK[/quote]
In Weardale?
isn't reckless dickheader
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
RJV

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2018 15:48:08   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="Edd"]A few of us camped over night in the limestone workings a few years back and 2 of us have had children since then so no lasting effects :lol:[/quote]
& filled out water bottles downs
Topic: Calendar 2018 - preview
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/10/2017 18:02:38   Subject: Calendar 2018 - preview
Fantastic :thumbsup:
Topic: Teesside Mine
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/10/2017 09:38:24   Subject: Teesside Mine
Actually, here's a familiar tale.
http://www.nmrs.org.uk/assets/pdf/BM43/BM43-53-62-teesside.pdf

Name duly changed.
Topic: Teesside Mine
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/10/2017 09:30:38   Subject: Teesside Mine
People have always had difficulties with the double S, even here on the Costa del Redcar.
[photo]113247[/photo]

There are however references to a Teeside Mining Company so whilst the n
Topic: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2017 11:56:08   Subject: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
[mod]Maximum drivel quotient reached, thread locked/pruned - RV[/mod]
Topic: Gin centre stone (photo)
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/08/2017 08:01:09   Subject: Gin centre stone (photo)
Not quite the North Pennines but certainly on the edge. There's a nice one a Hurst though I'm not certain how much it reveals about it's construction.
[link]37533[linkphoto]37533[/linkphoto][/lin
Topic: Shot Holes
RJV

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 09/06/2017 11:12:24   Subject: Shot Holes
This has come up before. Haven't re-read the thread so can't say whether it is helpful. :)

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=6183
Topic: Parkes Level, Swinnergill
RJV

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/05/2017 19:18:15   Subject: Parkes Level, Swinnergill
Chris, Chris T & I had a look in a few years ago. Doesn't do much now I think (unless we bottled it) but definitely a connoisseurs trip.

Worth it purely for the wondrous effect it has on th
Topic: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
RJV

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/03/2017 19:09:34   Subject: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
Cannabis growing if Drakelow & the other one are anything to go by...
Topic: New ladder to Proud's Flats
RJV

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/02/2017 17:50:13   Subject: New ladder to Proud's Flats
[quote="royfellows"]Nicely secured. Something I do and like to see.[/quote]
Can't see any cable ties there to be honest.

The smaller ladder that dangledin the hopper used to have at l
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