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Posted: 19/06/2016 22:45:12
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I went climbing today to Smalldale Quarry. There's an obvious admit in the quarry face. Does anyone know anything about it? I didn't have a torch so I couldn't explore. IP: 2.24.143.69 Edited: 19/06/2016 22:46:00 by madness
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Posted: 20/06/2016 00:01:07
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Is that the Smalldale near Bradwell/Pin Dale?

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Posted: 20/06/2016 11:41:49
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If it is there, it's possible it could be connected to Pack of Meal or Lingard mine, which went straight through the current quarry site. It's on the end of Long Rake, with Bird Mine to the SW. IP: 81.174.241.13
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Posted: 20/06/2016 12:07:10
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Sorry, I should have been more accurate with my location description.

No, the Smalldale Quarry I was meaning is the one south of Peak Forest, just east of Doveholes on the Batham Gate Road.

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Posted: 20/06/2016 13:07:50
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If its the one I'm thinking of, roughly across the road from where the pub used to be?, I had a look about 30/ 35 years ago, IIRC, it goes in about 60ft to a dead end. I did find a horses tooth in there though --.

I believe the Eldon P.C. had a poke in there with no success, its just like them at the time to have left the tooth in there.

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Posted: 20/06/2016 20:30:23
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Thanks for the info. As it's already been checked out, I won't bother, especially if it only goes 60' IP: 2.24.143.69
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Posted: 20/06/2016 20:44:16
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exspelio wrote:


I believe the Eldon P.C. had a poke in there with no success, its just like them at the time to have left the tooth in there.


That makes it sound like they were brawling down at the end of the level, which would fit with the tales I've heard of the Eldon of old!

Going back to the actual query, there might be something mentioned in Chris Heathcote's article on the Wormhill area mines in the PDMHS bulletin - it's here is you want a look: http://www.pdmhs.com/docs/default-source/bulletins/bulletin-17-2/bulletin-17-2---fairfield.pdf?sfvrsn=8

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Posted: 20/06/2016 22:22:09
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The grate moor caving club Stockport dug a shaft out in that quarry in 1971 to a dead end 20 ft up the face we went in 10ft and down 20ft to a small bedding to tight to get in. IP: 86.26.226.247
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Posted: 20/06/2016 23:38:33
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AR wrote:



Going back to the actual query, there might be something mentioned in Chris Heathcote's article on the Wormhill area mines in the PDMHS bulletin - it's here is you want a look: http://www.pdmhs.com/docs/default-source/bulletins/bulletin-17-2/bulletin-17-2---fairfield.pdf?sfvrsn=8


Thanks for the link. The article doesn't seem to mention any Smalldale mines. Smalldale may just be in the Peak Forest liberty.
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