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Pete Monkhouse

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G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
Posted: 09/04/2019 12:37:41
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Has this area been quarried away?

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Posted: 09/04/2019 13:00:32
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Yes SadSadSad

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Posted: 09/04/2019 13:01:34
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Posted: 09/04/2019 13:10:33
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But you can still see the big metal block that holds the pipe coming down to G from DE Thumbs UpBig Grin

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Posted: 10/04/2019 12:18:41
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Llion wrote:


But you can still see the big metal block that holds the pipe coming down to G from DE Thumbs UpBig Grin


Where is that Llion? Don't think I've seen it.

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Posted: 11/04/2019 08:59:10
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SimonRL wrote:

Llion wrote:


But you can still see the big metal block that holds the pipe coming down to G from DE Thumbs UpBig Grin


Where is that Llion? Don't think I've seen it.


Up the drainage tunnel...or you could ab down the shaft from the surface..

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Posted: 11/04/2019 20:00:52
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I think Llion means this:


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Its partner on the DE tunnel:


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And the pipe from there upto the surface - allgone now,I guess.


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Posted: 11/04/2019 20:48:20
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Thanks Graham and Llion.

I remember now.

An area I wish I'd devoted more time to.

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Is there still enough to see to make it worthwhile crawling in the water under the gate where it all comes out? IP: 90.241.30.45
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Posted: 11/04/2019 21:20:41
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Pete Monkhouse wrote:

Is there still enough to see to make it worthwhile crawling in the water under the gate where it all comes out?


IIRC there an serious collapse just inbye of that (assuming we're talking about the drainage level near the railway tunnel at the BF end).

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Posted: 12/04/2019 13:54:15
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Always been interested in this. Could never quite work out its relationship to the more well known bits

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Posted: 13/04/2019 08:28:54
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Thanks Grahami, that's the big metal block thingy Big Grin not sure how to get photos off the site onto threads..
There is a nice big collapse not far from the adit, a load of small pipes carry the water through..and a large pipe at the bottom is big enough for you to squeeze through, depending on the amount of water coming into your face Laugh Its a wet trip but worth it. Can also get up the channelled slot to the next level, was no ladder when we were there but there is a polly rope. A hole in the floor of G that goes somewhere was passed using an old metal fence..
I would assume the shaft down from DE to G is still there, it was a few years ago and no work has been done to that side of the twll ?



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Posted: 13/04/2019 08:32:23
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Pete Monkhouse wrote:

Is there still enough to see to make it worthwhile crawling in the water under the gate where it all comes out?


If you plan a trip Pete let me know, would like to go again Big Grin

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