THRUPELITE

Pictures from the digging log

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Balch Cave:

Balch Cave
9th August 2006
Rob Taviner in Pool Passage dig.
(Mark Lumley)
Balch Cave
9th August 2006
Pool Passage dig.
(Mark Lumley)
Balch Cave
9th August 2006
The Tube dig
(Mark Lumley).
balch cave: calcite
23rd August 2006
Calcite formations in the tube dig.
(Mark Lumley).
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23rd August 2006
Clive North in the tube dig.
(Mark Lumley).
Balch cave: dig pitch
The pitch (re)found after the "breakthrough"
(Mark Lumley)
Balch Cave
31st October 2006
The Balch Cave cableway (before it got muddy).
traversing pulley
7th November 2006
The Mk II pulley.
Balch Cave dig (Mark Lumley)
15 th November 2006
Looking down the pitch.
(Mark Lumley).
Balch Cave
22nd November 2006
Matt Voysey and Mark Lumley digging at the start of the Carpal Tunnel.
Balch Cave
22nd November 2006
Looking up the tube from the digging site.
Balch Cave
13th June 2007
Matt Voysey digging in the Carpal Tunnel.
(Mark Lumley).
Balch Cave
13th June 2007
Looking up the tube from the Carpal Tunnel dig - Multiple Dave Kings are pictured.
(Mark Lumley).
Balch Cave
5th September 2007
Dave King, ferrying bags in Erratic Passage.
Balch Cave
5th September 2007
Dave King at the entrance bag-dump.
Balch Cave
5th September 2007
The squeeze between Erratic and JW.
Balch Cave
5th September 2007
Mandy Voysey in the squeeze.
Balch Cave
5th September 2007
Alan Gray skip hauling.

Fairy Cave:

Fairy Cave
22nd March 2006
Richard Witcombe in Disappointment Chamber.
(Mark Lumley)

Horrington Hill Shaft:

Horrington Hill Shaft
29thMay 2006
Tangent, Henry Bennett, Bob Smith, Hannah Bell and JRat.
Horrington Hill Shaft
29thMay 2006
JRat by the shaft
Horrington Hill Shaft
29thMay 2006
Looking down the shaft.
Horrington Hill Shaft
29thMay 2006
Hannah Bell, Rich Witcombe, John Williams (Tangent) and Bob Smith.
Horrington Hill Shaft
7th June 2006
Tangent about to descend, JRat encouraging him.

People:

BEC Barbeque
11th August 2007
BEC Barbeque
Jane Clarke, Fiona Crozier and Ian Gregory (Slug).
BEC Barbeque
11th August 2007
BEC Barbeque
Jane Clarke and Fiona Crozier.

Rose Cottage Shaft:

This account refers to the second entrance shaft at Rose Cottage.   The shaft was started because water sinking here was not thought to enter the adjacent dig.   When the mistake was realised, we continued because (a) it was fun and (b) it would divert water from the main entrance and prevent the underground dry stone walls being washed out.   Ironically this shaft was on the site of the original dig, which was abandoned when it reached "solid" rock.

Rose Cottage Shaft
16thJanuary 2006
Henry Bennett starting to re-excavate the shaft
Rose Cottage Shaft
16thJanuary 2006
Henry Bennett again.
Rose Cottage Shaft
16thJanuary 2006
HB with JRat a little later.
Rose Cottage Shaft
16thJanuary 2006
Towards the end of the day.
Rose Cottage Shaft
16thJanuary 2006
JRat in the clag at the shaft bottom.
Rose Cottage Shaft
24th April 2006
Temporary shoring in position.
Rose Cottage Shaft
24th April 2006
The usual fumes.
Rose Cottage Shaft
1st May 2006
Rich Witcombe walling below the temporary shoring.
Rose Cottage Shaft
5th June 2006
Raising the wriggly tin.
Rose Cottage Shaft
28th June 2006
Rich Witcombe walling the SE corner.
Rose Cottage Shaft
11thJuly 2006
A selection of digging tools !
Rose Cottage Shaft
31stJuly 2006
RW looking for walling stone.
Rose Cottage Shaft
31stJuly 2006
Walling continues.
Rose Cottage Shaft)
14th August 2006
Temp. shoring now removed.
Rose Cottage Shaft
25th September 2006
Looking down the underground shaft. JRat at the bottom
Rose Cottage Shaft
25th September 2006
3/4 down, looking at the (then) bottom.
Rose Cottage Shaft
25th September 2006
Looking straight down on the digging face.
Rose Cottage Shaft
19th March 2007
The completed shaft and surface walling.

Last modified:   20-Aug-2008