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Author Islip / Thrapston Mines - open?
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Islip / Thrapston Mines - open?
Posted: 17/10/2016 10:48:35
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Before I make the longish journey across to re-visit Willow Close, Crops Acre and the Church mines, could someone tell me if they are still open?

Its been a good 10 years since my last visit, but I've heard rumours that some of them might have been back-filled or damaged by the solar farm.

Thanks in advance.
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Islip / Thrapston Mines - open?
Posted: 17/10/2016 14:00:30
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They have all been grilled by the landowner, sorry.

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Islip / Thrapston Mines - open?
Posted: 17/10/2016 19:10:27
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Thanks Roy. Gutted that they are all closed now. Had many a good trip down willow when I was growing up in the area.
Don't suppose its even possible to 'squeeze through the grill' if you get my drift. Desperate to get down for old times sake.
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Islip / Thrapston Mines - open?
Posted: 17/10/2016 20:23:54
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No, no way through. And the landowner makes very threatening noises about anyone seen attempting to get into the mines.

I had many happy hours in there, but at the end of day there are plenty of other places to go.

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