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Author Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
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Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
Posted: 07/11/2011 20:01:44
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Hi
I Haven't been into the Box mines since about 1972 (using a much copied copy of a survey done by Bristol University Caving Group). I now live in the Black Country and had assumed that later surface work had destroyed the tunnels. I would be thrilled to visit again. Are there any groups or individuals planning on visiting in the near future that I could tag along with?
Trevor Big Grin
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Posted: 07/11/2011 22:55:46
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The forum:

http://www.darkplaces.co.uk/

has many people who visit Box regularly. If you register then it should be fairly easy to arrange a trip with some very experienced folk.


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Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
Posted: 08/11/2011 23:39:29
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very good surveys available from the quarrymans
Box is on 3 sheets
it has changed a lot since my dad was in there as a teenager with lots more paint and roof falls

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Posted: 09/11/2011 09:10:19
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The RFDCC and the Gloucester Club usually have a trip down there after Christmas. If you can't find a trip before then PM me and I'll see what I can arrange. IP: 82.33.242.34
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Posted: 09/11/2011 11:03:30
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There is an excellent book on Box which is up to date

http://moorebooks.co.uk/shelves/cart.php?target=product&product_id=16681&category_id=322

£7.95 + P&P

Mike
IP: 92.42.56.244 Edited: 09/11/2011 11:03:47 by Moorebooks
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Posted: 09/11/2011 18:21:52
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Am local(ish) (mendipshire) drop us a line buddy if you wanna meet up for a bit of "flatmining".

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Posted: 09/11/2011 19:01:23
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From Mikes website:
" The first edition was published in 1967 and if I remember correctly is was a quarto sized publication, run off on an old Gestetner duplicator."

Guess who has one!
No answers on a postcard with free DeathStar 6000 as a prize

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Posted: 09/11/2011 20:31:27
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HMMMMM!! my surveys are A3 laminated and come courtesy of the SMCC via the Quarrymans Arms (where they serve a decent pint as well!!)

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Posted: 10/11/2011 09:13:42
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royfellows wrote:

From Mikes website:
" The first edition was published in 1967 and if I remember correctly is was a quarto sized publication, run off on an old Gestetner duplicator."

Guess who has one!
No answers on a postcard with free DeathStar 6000 as a prize


I have one of those for sale too

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Posted: 12/08/2013 22:13:03
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2390137/Incredible-pictures-125ft-tall-underground-cathedral-actually-abandoned-Wiltshire.html

'busty caver' in the comments section seems to be getting excited about the bats.

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Posted: 12/08/2013 22:26:57
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Busty Caver does have a valid point though, there are at least three species of bat that use Box as a roost.

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Posted: 12/08/2013 22:30:38
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Wormster wrote:

Busty Caver does have a valid point though, there are at least three species of bat that use Box as a roost.


With a username like that I suspect that personally, I'll agree with anything she wants me to agree with... Innocent
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Posted: 13/08/2013 09:39:38
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Just out of interest can anyone show me where the daylight shaft into the Cathedral is, on the surface? IP: 198.28.92.5
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Posted: 13/08/2013 11:04:08
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RichardLevett wrote:

Just out of interest can anyone show me where the daylight shaft into the Cathedral is, on the surface?


Have pm'd you what I've seen described as the location. Seems to be in someone's garden.


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Posted: 13/08/2013 12:42:23
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RJV wrote:

Wormster wrote:

Busty Caver does have a valid point though, there are at least three species of bat that use Box as a roost.


With a username like that I suspect that personally, I'll agree with anything she wants me to agree with... Innocent


You'd have to get through her hubby though!!, Hannah's a lovely lass!

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Posted: 13/08/2013 13:03:35
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Can't see the comment by "Busty caver", has it been redacted??

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Posted: 13/08/2013 13:51:17
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rikj wrote:

RichardLevett wrote:

Just out of interest can anyone show me where the daylight shaft into the Cathedral is, on the surface?


Have pm'd you what I've seen described as the location. Seems to be in someone's garden.


Its in a field with a high wall around it.
Up the lane past backdoor on the right, bit further on, look over to the left.


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Posted: 13/08/2013 16:13:02
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Did anyone see this? SSSI/Bats/Fire. Not a good combination:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2390137/Incredible-pictures-125ft-tall-underground-cathedral-actually-abandoned-Wiltshire.html

Originally posted on UKC...
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Posted: 13/08/2013 16:32:40
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Possible fallout is being discussed on other websites already, ME, DP, UKC etc

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Posted: 13/08/2013 16:37:17
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teejaydubbya wrote:

Hi
I Haven't been into the Box mines since about 1972 (using a much copied copy of a survey done by Bristol University Caving Group). I now live in the Black Country and had assumed that later surface work had destroyed the tunnels. I would be thrilled to visit again. Are there any groups or individuals planning on visiting in the near future that I could tag along with?
Trevor Big Grin


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