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JR

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Posted: 04/06/2009 12:51:44
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I've just been reading the Geevor Update thread and it occured to me that there hasn't been any news on the Duchy of Cornwall's position on (no) access to underground workings for some time. Is there any news suitable to open forum ?

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Posted: 04/06/2009 13:18:44
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Hopefully Roy will see this when he next signs in Flowers IP: 83.148.135.213
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Posted: 04/06/2009 19:09:22
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OK, I suppose that it’s an open secret and aditnow is as good a place as anywhere to 'come clean'.

I am in negotiations with Wardell Armstrong as mineral agents for the Crown Estate with regard to forming a company limited by guarantee for the purpose of purchasing both soil and mineral rights to the Cwmystwyth mines.

There is quite a history to this, and now that it has come up I think it appropriate to prepare a statement on the events to date. I will do this under a new topic heading.
To answer the question, it has been ongoing for about 12 months now. Early in the year I wrote to Wardells and asked what the current situation was as people wanted to know how things were progressing.
I received a reply to the effect that they (Wardells) were still negotiating with their clients the Crown Estate.
A few weeks ago I attended a meeting of the Ceredigion Mines Forum where I gave a presentation on Cwmystwyth and outlined my skeleton management strategy as well as a number of what I call my “small works”. I urged everyone there who supported my initiative to write to Wardells urging some action on the matter.
That is the state of play at the moment.

Roy A Fellows
AKA “An individual in the mining history community”


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Posted: 04/06/2009 21:41:00
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Thank you Roy. I'm sure negotiations could not be in better hands. I'm not much good with a pick or shovel these days, but I can negotiate the back legs of a donkey (used to be a probation officer and I've been in 'discussions' with all types including the Home Secretary - not this one mind !). Basically if you think you'd like some backup you only have to ask.

By the way. When you do open the new thread put it in the correct region. Not like me! Oops Stupid

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