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RichardB

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Posted: 13/11/2017 20:22:29
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I've seen pictures of the new grid before but earlier in the thread Christwigg said that the adit has been buried. IP: 51.9.205.69
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Posted: 13/11/2017 20:35:58
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Yeah 100% agree I mean I'd only be taking still photographs. IP: 94.194.101.39
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Posted: 14/11/2017 19:57:06
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Not sure why I thought it had been covered. Haven't been there for years, since things really started changing and ensafenated.
IP: 90.218.86.12 Edited: 14/11/2017 19:57:44 by christwigg
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Posted: 15/11/2017 13:47:21
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Miles,
Grove was a bit of an acquired taste. The waist deep water, hidden underwater obstructions, clawing bootlace fungus and the all pervading smell of creosote for the first 1,000 feet was enough to put of most I guess. Still I got to quite like the place and managed to both photograph and survey the accessible workings on numerous visits up to 2014.
The highlight was undoubtedly draining the flooded section at the bottom of the Firestone decline to enable a through trip to be made - in Rake level, down Gary Bellamy's rise and then back up the dib. All accomplished with around 450 feet of inch diameter alkethene pipe - which we subsequently recovered about a year later by dragging it back up the rise!!!

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