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Posted: 04/02/2019 20:18:46
26/1/19 South Wales Iron Mine

A bit of a mine trip during the WCMS dinner meet.

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Posted: 24/04/2019 20:37:28
6/4/18 Reigate Cave Day, Guide Safety Training

A bit of a different one, safety training for cave day guides, how to cope with emergencies that may occur without distressing people etc. Quite interesting stuff really.
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Posted: 29/04/2019 11:54:50
19/4/19 Dale Abbey

Nikki had an appointment at Derby Hospital on the Thursday before Easter so we made a weekend of it and stayed up there in the motorhome.

On Friday we had a ride out on the eBikes to Dale Abbey. Found the Hermitage Cave which is an interesting little site. then on the way back I spotted what looked like an opening in the woods by the side of the road. It turned out to be a little tunnel which opened out to a very overgrown cutting (with resident owl). I asked a few locals about this but no-one knew anything about it. A check of old maps revealed a sand pit in the woods and a colliery in the adjacent field with a tramway running between them, so this must be the remains of a tramway tunnel?

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Posted: 04/06/2019 13:26:11
26/5/19 Mendip Ochre Mine

Nikki and I were on a motorhome weekend in Somerset, she wanted a day studying quietly in the van so I rode over the hills to re-visit a little ochre mine I had looked around a couple of years ago.

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Posted: 12/06/2019 15:16:45
8/6/19 Reigate Cave Day

Another open day showing people around the Barons Cave. A slow start due to the wet weather but a bit busier in the afternoon. Some great groups with very interested youngsters which was nice.
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Posted: 15/07/2019 08:55:51
28/6/19 Elliott Colliery Winding House

On my way to the WCMS BBQ weekend I stopped off at the Elliott Colliery winding house to have a look at the preserved engine there. Unfortunately I was a day early to see it running but it was well worth a visit nonetheless Thumb Up

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Posted: 31/07/2019 21:42:36
4/7/19, NAMHO 2019, Pant Mawr

Nice little mine this, a dampish entrance but lots to see and a great start to the weekend Thumb Up



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Posted: 31/07/2019 21:58:24
5/7/19, Cwmyswyth Level Fawr

A good look around with Roy, some impressive work in here, another group in the mine at the same time went down the skipway.



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