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Alasdair Neill

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Posted: 27/11/2012 09:57:06
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Thinking about trying to get digital copies of any surveys of both mines & caves so they can be overlaid onto OS maps or google earth. I think the WSG did this for the caves many years ago, just need to find them. Doesn't seem to be a survey of Ogof Bwa Maen.
Got a copy of the Dinas plan (?copy of MRO plan) but the text is illegible. Also have seen a survey of Bwa Maen mine (across the bridge from Dinas) but don't have a copy. Can anyone supply better copies of either of these? (I suspect PB may be responsible for these).
Two workings I only spotted recently were an adit on the south bank of the river, between Wills Hole & the Dinas Rock carpark, & one shown on the OS map further downstream from the road bridge, havn't been up to either.
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Posted: 27/11/2012 11:05:00
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Have you tried SWCC library?

Edit: The one mentioned on south river bank appears to be called 'Blue Dinas'.
A fairly recent name?
IP: 86.29.103.52 Edited: 27/11/2012 18:47:31 by Morlock
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Posted: 27/11/2012 22:24:40
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Alasdair, if you would like photos, I have a load of recent ones of the said mines. PM me if required.
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Posted: 28/11/2012 12:24:07
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Alasdair Neill wrote:

Thinking about trying to get digital copies of any surveys of both mines & caves so they can be overlaid onto OS maps or google earth. I think the WSG did this for the caves many years ago, just need to find them. Doesn't seem to be a survey of Ogof Bwa Maen.
Got a copy of the Dinas plan (?copy of MRO plan) but the text is illegible. Also have seen a survey of Bwa Maen mine (across the bridge from Dinas) but don't have a copy. Can anyone supply better copies of either of these? (I suspect PB may be responsible for these).
Two workings I only spotted recently were an adit on the south bank of the river, between Wills Hole & the Dinas Rock carpark, & one shown on the OS map further downstream from the road bridge, havn't been up to either.


There is a book ....

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Posted: 28/11/2012 16:34:06
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rhychydwr wrote:

There is a book ....


Unless it's out of Copyright, I think that may be a problem.

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