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Posted: 20/10/2014 20:39:11
10/10/14 Carnglaze Cavern



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A pleasant day out with the friends we were staying with, they are on a mission to visit every tourist attraction in the area so they know what to recommend to visitors to their holiday let.
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Posted: 20/10/2014 20:51:24
18/10/14

A hard day helping lay the new car park at the WCMS Welsh cottage - my knees still hurt!



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Posted: 21/10/2014 18:51:44
19/10/14 Upper Silica Mine

A quick wander around the Silica mines on my way home from the Welsh cottage car park works Smile



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Posted: 18/02/2015 20:06:28
16/2/15 Masson Mine

Half term and back again! The young-un took me by surprise by suggesting a trip, familiar territory was chosen since we had another friend in tow to introduce to the underworld.



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Posted: 22/03/2015 19:32:15
21/3/15 Box Freestone Mine

A relaxed WCMS through trip with tea and biscuits afterwards Smile



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Posted: 13/05/2015 21:14:46
11/4/15 Grotte Niaux



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A cave but containing some pretty impressive prehistoric art that you can actually see rather than a replica Roll Eyes

Visitors and tours are limited but well worth a visit if you are nearby (near Carcassonne) sadly photos are not allowed inside.
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Posted: 13/05/2015 21:29:09
9/5/15 WCMS Reigate Cave Day

Another open day at the Reigate Caves, as usual I spent most of the day in the Barons Cave, one of my tours included some torch enthusiasts from the candlepower forum, definitely the most brightly lit tour of the day.

I managed to sneak a quick look at the newly re-opened wine vaults that the local members have been clearing up.



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Posted: 31/05/2015 21:30:09
22/5/15 Rampgill/Scaleburn - NAMHO 2015

An excellent trip led by Rob, my introduction to Nenthead mines, and very impressed I was too!



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Posted: 31/05/2015 21:56:38
23/5/15 Smallcleugh NAMHO 2015 New Fan Flats trip

A trip to access New Fan Flats via an extension ladder placed specially for the NAMHO conference (Thanks!) a few other places were visited too!



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Posted: 31/05/2015 22:12:29
24/5/15 Ayle Colliery, NAMHO 2015

A fascinating tour around this working coal mine.


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Posted: 31/05/2015 22:22:50
24/5/15 Brewery Shaft, NAMHO 2015

What a wonderful end to the weekend! A winch trip to see the artifacts at the bottom of the shaft, a fascinating place and an effortless ride to get there! Massive thanks to all who gave up their time to run this for us!



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I filmed the ride down with my Gopro Blush

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Posted: 16/06/2015 21:14:03
5/6/15 WCMS Peak Weekend - Spinney Level

An afternoon wander into Spinney level followed by a walk around looking for other entrances.



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Posted: 16/06/2015 21:28:05
6/6/15 WCMS Peak Weekend - Deep Ecton

A trip kindly arranged by AR (Thanks!) in and out of Salts level down the ladders and up again Thumbs Up



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Posted: 16/06/2015 21:50:37
6/6/15 WCMS Peak Weekend - Clayton Adit

A trip down Clayton and into the pipe workings with AR.



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All followed by an excellent meal at the Royal Oak Thumb Up
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Posted: 16/06/2015 21:55:35
7/6/15 WCMS Peak Weekend - Jacksons Mine

An excellent winch trip with WMRG, sadly I forgot my camera and left it at the OCC Blush
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Posted: 16/07/2015 13:26:24
3-5/7/15 WCMS Annual Welsh BBQ

Another visit to the Welsh cottage - no mines were visited however I did get Young Summer and her friend to go underground.



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Posted: 16/07/2015 13:29:37
11/7/15 WCMS Reigate Cave Day

Another day spent in the Barons Cave, gave a few tours and spent some time behind the cash desk. A fairly busy day!
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Posted: 10/08/2015 11:16:29
8/8/15 WCMS Reigate Cave Day

A very busy open day, I spent it at the Barons Cave as usual Smile
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Posted: 16/09/2015 20:20:54
12/9/15 Wapping/Cumberland

My nephew was over from Texas and requested an underground trip. Wapping/Cumberland seemed like a good choice. We met Zomjon and youngster inside although young T opted for a hasty exit, she doesn't like to be underground too long these days Sad



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We stopped overnight at the OCC, the next day we opted for a walk up onto Kinder as the weather was so nice!



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Posted: 25/11/2015 07:40:41
20/9/15

A trip to Reigate for the WCMS AGM
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