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               Ty Gwyn

The Ty Gwyn is a Victorian mine completely separate from the other mines of the Great Orme.

Entrance is gained by way of a manhole near to the pier entrance on the prom.

The photographs displayed here have been taken by a variety of club members. Due to the large number available, these images are not in any particular order. Edric Roberts has kindly allowed us to reproduce here his set of photographs taken when GOES first broke into the Ty Gwyn workings, these have the description prefixed with "ER".

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Acrow supporting a loose rock

Acrow supporting a loose rock

Muriel and Ali in side passage

Muriel and Ali in side passage

Ali Surveying

Ali Surveying

Brian & visitors in coffin level

Brian, Ali and Tom in coffin level

In side passage

In side passage

Brian in cofin level

Brian in cofin level

Brigette entering manhole

Brigette entering manhole

Clog Prints

Clog Prints

Debris from incline dig at breakthrough

Debris from incline dig at breakthrough

Passage to inclines

Passage to inclines

ER tangled roots searching for water

ER tangled roots searching for water

ER the dig

ER the dig

ER left for the night

ER left for the night

ER the initial breakthrough

ER the initial breakthrough

ER the diggers

ER the diggers

ER some relics of miners past

ER some relics of miners past

ER the digging team

ER the digging team

ER Edric in the mine

ER Edric in the mine

ER some of the team

ER some of the team

ER shuttering the new entrance

ER shuttering the new entrance

ER the first pipe in place

ER the first pipe in place

ER manhandling a concrete pipe

ER manhandling a concrete pipe

ER artifacs

ER artifacs

ER lowering the pipe

ER lowering the pipe

ER a later dig through the blockage

ER a later dig through the blockage

Er as it looked then

ER as it looked then

ER the bottle, now on display in the Kings Head

ER the bottle, now on display in the Kings Head

Er shuttering team

ER shuttering team

ER rings to grass level

ER rings to grass level

Er one of the cast wheels

ER one of the cast wheels

ER The entrance progressing

ER The entrance progressing

ER inside at the 'fireplace'

ER inside at the 'fireplace'

ER another cast wheel

ER another cast wheel

ER more roots searching for water

ER more roots searching for water

Fiona leaving the mine

Fiona leaving the mine

Flooded cross cut

Flooded cross cut

A group in the main adit

A group in the main adit

A member descending the entry shaft

A member descending the entry shaft

Infilled phreatic tube

Infilled phreatic tube

Mark and others at clog prints

Mark and others at clog prints

Mark and visitor in side passage

Mark and visitor in side passage

members on a trip

Members on a trip

Mark at the portal to the Simms shaft found in 2002

Mark at the portal to the Simms shaft found in 2002

Mark returning through base of air shaft

Mark returning through base of air shaft

Looking up through hole in floor

Looking up through hole in floor

Muriel about to leave the mine

Muriel about to leave the mine

The pumping rods in the Ty Gwyn shaft

The pumping rods in the Ty Gwyn shaft

The pumping rods in the Ty Gwyn shaft

The pumping rods in the Ty Gwyn shaft

Surveying in a side passage

Surveying in a side passage

Steve and Ali surveying

Steve and Ali surveying

Tony and others in main adit

Tony and others in main adit

Tom & Ali at start of final blockage

Tom & Ali at start of final blockage

Surveying

Surveying

In main adit

In main adit

Billy looking at different glacier horizons, see the colours

Billy looking at different glacier horizons, see the colours

The brick wall

The brick wall

Gaz returning from the inclines

Gaz returning from the inclines

Gaz returning through the brick wall

Gaz returning through the brick wall

Ginging, note the support on the left hand sideP

Ginging, note the support on the left hand sideP

Glyn across Ty Gwyn shaft

Glyn across Ty Gwyn shaft

Phil looking up capping

Phil looking up capping

Tony at the muddy end

Tony at the muddy end

Tom at shaft from lower level

Tom at shaft from lower level

Tony in main adit. nb tony is 6' 4''

Tony in main adit. nb tony is 6' 4''

Looking across main adit showing different floor levels

Looking across main adit showing different floor levels

The 'Coffin Level'

The 'Coffin Level'

Ginged main adit, nb different coloured stones for roof

Ginged main adit, nb different coloured stones for roof

In 'Coffin Level'

In 'Coffin Level'

Visitor in 'Cofin Level'

Visitor in 'Cofin Level'

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