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B Clarke

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Posted: 15/07/2016 17:32:49
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-36805615

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Posted: 15/07/2016 17:45:46
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Oh dear they got away lightly. Blink IP: 147.143.13.7
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Posted: 15/07/2016 18:15:49
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Pokemon for god's sake, they are sixteen and seventeen, they should be out drinking cheap cider and vandalising 'phone boxes.

On a serious note I wonder what impact this will have on access to Box.
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Posted: 15/07/2016 19:02:47
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Tamarmole wrote:

On a serious note I wonder what impact this will have on access to Box.


Nothing good, at a time when there has already been too much bad attention, other idiots having to get rescued, and one un-prepared chav trying to sue the QA, MOD tightening up their parts, fencing going up at Backdoor.. Confused

Hansons already see Box as serious liability, they'd love to seal the place off...this is certainly gonna add whole load more weight to doing just that Crying

Looking for Pokemon, really?? Pillocks.

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Posted: 15/07/2016 19:21:25
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There are parallels with Alderley Edge in the 60s. I can see access being lost and Box sealed. IP: 86.136.44.103
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Posted: 15/07/2016 20:24:55
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Tamarmole wrote:

There are parallels with Alderley Edge in the 60s. I can see access being lost and Box sealed.


Is that such a bad thing? as long as the entrances are well documented in someone's private archive, and the method of sealing is also known privately, the place could have a well deserved rest and let the next generation in in 20 years time, when the heat is off.
The present saga is occupying far too much time, effort, and attention of the serious cavers and mine historians....

The situation at Alderley, and quite a few other similar locations, has resolved itself amicably over time, maybe its the turn of Box?..

I'm not suggesting that the mine historian community should condone such action, just that resistance should not be vehement.

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Posted: 15/07/2016 20:48:36
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exspelio wrote:

Tamarmole wrote:

There are parallels with Alderley Edge in the 60s. I can see access being lost and Box sealed.


Is that such a bad thing? as long as the entrances are well documented in someone's private archive, and the method of sealing is also known privately, the place could have a well deserved rest and let the next generation in in 20 years time, when the heat is off.
The present saga is occupying far too much time, effort, and attention of the serious cavers and mine historians....

The situation at Alderley, and quite a few other similar locations, has resolved itself amicably over time, maybe its the turn of Box?..

I'm not suggesting that the mine historian community should condone such action, just that resistance should not be vehement.


From a conservation point of view it is arguable that Box is pretty close to the point of no return.

If Box is sealed the problem would probably move somewhere else, possibly somewhere more sensitive.

One solution would be to try and manage the situation; something as simple as putting way out notices at key junctions might help.
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Posted: 15/07/2016 20:59:14
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Tamarmole wrote:

exspelio wrote:

Tamarmole wrote:

There are parallels with Alderley Edge in the 60s. I can see access being lost and Box sealed.


Is that such a bad thing? as long as the entrances are well documented in someone's private archive, and the method of sealing is also known privately, the place could have a well deserved rest and let the next generation in in 20 years time, when the heat is off.
The present saga is occupying far too much time, effort, and attention of the serious cavers and mine historians....

The situation at Alderley, and quite a few other similar locations, has resolved itself amicably over time, maybe its the turn of Box?..

I'm not suggesting that the mine historian community should condone such action, just that resistance should not be vehement.


From a conservation point of view it is arguable that Box is pretty close to the point of no return.

If Box is sealed the problem would probably move somewhere else, possibly somewhere more sensitive.

One solution would be to try and manage the situation; something as simple as putting way out notices at key junctions might help.



ithink that is the point, box is just so big, when i went in with a party and guide, after 5 mins i would not of found my way out easily, of course im not 16, so i would not of panicked and would of eventually found my way out,

i remember seeing way out notices in there painted on the walls arrows ect, but many contradicted each other , whats needed on that score is a comprehensive signed routes and at the entrances or just inside notices saying please dont add way out signs,

i thought box was a allen key entrance , it was were i entered , there must be more access points.
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Posted: 15/07/2016 23:52:21
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Jesus Christ, how idiotic can you get !
I do wonder about the state of todays youth.

I mean seriously in a place like that you're looking at not much more than a Psyduck, or a Jigglypuff at best.

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Posted: 16/07/2016 00:47:06
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Depends wot you mean by youth. It appears that one of these pokie gubbins has been placed in the grounds (or at least adjacent) to the Bangor masonic lodge. There were several 20ish year olds lurking around lunchtime, mobile in extended hand. Although it strikes me as an activity, to be a waste of time, I quite like the subversiveness of some goth types trundling around, inadverdently taking snaps of the local Grand Master parking his car. IP: 81.153.94.32
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Posted: 16/07/2016 02:33:36
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Because no one ever did stupid things when they were young Roll Eyes

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Posted: 16/07/2016 06:37:15
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At least it gets them out and walking, not just sat in front of their computer or xbox.

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Posted: 16/07/2016 07:00:24
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I suspect, on balance, this pursuit is less damaging, in most respects, than golfDevil

As for getting lost, many mines around the North Pennines and Derbyshire were plastered with Parker Markers in the 60's, 70's and 80's, there are probably some still there - a new version of geocaching?. Bob Guthrie was notorious for getting "disorientated" almost as soon as he passed through Smallcleugh's portal, although I believe all butchers have signed a pact with Satan, what else explains savoury duck and saveloy? Big Grin

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Posted: 16/07/2016 08:30:28
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I do get a slight whiff of horse **** about the whole thing.
All the news outlets are absolutely falling over themselves to have any click-bait Pokemon Go stories.

Our local rag must have publishing a dozen in the last week.
This was my favourite, totally genuine.

"These were the scenes as Pokemon GO starts to take over Middlesbrough "



I'm not sure how the town didn't grind to a standstill due to that crowd of two.
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Posted: 16/07/2016 11:35:36
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Given that it needs GPS and some form of Data connection, so I suspect some fibbing is going on. From watching my little one play it, I can see how people get into trouble on the surface though.


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Posted: 16/07/2016 13:15:26
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When I were a lad
Looking at porn under the desk was the thing. Crying
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Posted: 16/07/2016 13:36:57
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Posted: 16/07/2016 15:14:42
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No pokemon when I was a lad, just a lighted candle to explore the innards of Alderley Edge mines, maybe that's what eventually led me to go mining...

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Posted: 16/07/2016 17:31:17
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Even the wife, who is a bit of an I.T. Luddite, picked up on the fact that this Pokémon thing is not available in enclosed places---

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