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Author New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
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New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 18/05/2009 12:19:33
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sparty_lea wrote:


There were also a couple of things that, on balance I probably wouldn't do again, camping in a bog next to enclosures full of jungle animals who got into full voice every night was one and Roy's sheep cemetery was possibly another, pleased I didn't have to share a car with that rope afterward!


Aye.... I noticed no one ordered the Lamb Samosas in the curry house that night.... Laugh

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New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 18/05/2009 12:34:50
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Another thanks to Simon and also to Roy whose knowledge of the mines of mid-Wales fortunately by far outstrips his knowledge of shortcuts! IP: 80.254.146.20
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New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 18/05/2009 12:50:57
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RJV wrote:

Another thanks to Simon and also to Roy whose knowledge of the mines of mid-Wales fortunately by far outstrips his knowledge of shortcuts!

And thanks to RJV who acted as my chauffeur on the Grand Scenic Tour of Forestry Tracks of Mid Wales Thumbs Up
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New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 19/05/2009 09:15:48
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Just to echo what the others have said, an excellent weekend of exploration in good company. And sincere thanks to Roy for his expert guidance and knowledge. You get so much more out of an explore when you go with somebody who really knows the history of a place, and in Roy's case, dug it out Big Grin The work done in Allt y Crib was amazing.

The dead sheep descent, Roy's Revolting Rovings if I recall correctly, is something I won't be repeating though. At some point today I'm going to have to wash that rope Shocked
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New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 21/05/2009 12:50:42
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I don't suppose anybody knows the name of the mine/quarry you could see at the head of the valley from Bwlchglas do they? The one with the incline. IP: 80.254.146.20
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New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 21/05/2009 13:35:16
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Its Hafan, it worked the same lode or lodes as Henfwlch but I believe, as did the late David Bick, that the two mines never connected although worked together.
The water from Henfwlch definitely exits by the Hafan deep adit however, so must drain by fissures.


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New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Posted: 21/05/2009 13:50:09
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Thank you Roy.
I remember you explaining how Henfwlch drained into Hafan but never put two and two together about where exactly Hafan was.

Edit: all making a bit more sense now - found an article on the Plynlimon and Hafan Tramway which DaveL had mentioned.I was looking at the granite quarry high on the hill - wondered why it didn't took much like a lead mine. Richard.
IP: 80.254.146.20 Edited: 21/05/2009 13:55:32 by RJV
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