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John Lawson

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Posted: 25/05/2019 21:07:41
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hi Guys, just to inform you, on an old map which was given to me this Scraithole adit is called Toby level.
There used to be a higher adit which, when the recent mining operations took place served as a second way out!

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legendrider

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Posted: 26/05/2019 07:20:42
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Thanks for the clarification, John.

I also did wonder about the second egress, although there is at least one day shaft still open (as evidenced by the British Standard Sheep test)

A laddered rise further inbye gives access to an impressive stope, and continues to height unknown (air goes up, water comes down) so that may have been the connection.

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Posted: 26/05/2019 14:45:06
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legendrider wrote:

Thanks for the clarification, John.

I also did wonder about the second egress, although there is at least one day shaft still open (as evidenced by the British Standard Sheep test)

A laddered rise further inbye gives access to an impressive stope, and continues to height unknown (air goes up, water comes down) so that may have been the connection.

best wishes MARK





I have a very vague memory that once upon a time there was a shaft with a lid on it that was laddered for the egress. By lid I mean a bit of tin laid over it
Somewhere directly up the hill from the portal I think

Its a very dim and distant memory though and I may be mixing it up with somewhere else.
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PeteJ

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Posted: 27/05/2019 19:43:31
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the shaft is still there, the tin has dissolved, ladders long gone, sheep only bones IP: 87.115.69.108
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Posted: 27/05/2019 19:59:10
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PeteJ wrote:

the shaft is still there, the tin has dissolved, ladders long gone, sheep only bones


Reassuring to know I'm not going senile then Big Grin
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