THRUPELITE

Pictures from the digging log
~ Fernhill Cave & Fairy Cave Quarry ~

Fernhill Cave

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The day before the start of work
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The site of the buried bedding-plane
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The start of digging
(05Apr-08)
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Checking old photographs
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Uncovering the bedding-plane
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Fish and Chips
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Excavating a pit to reach the bedding-plane
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Installing the pipes
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Excavation backfilled
fernhill spoil-heap
A general view of the spoil heap
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Rich, Katie, Hannah, Dave and Alan by the shaft
(16-Apr-08)

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The MK I Fernhill Truck
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Sunlight in the shaft 12:44 GMT, 19-May-08
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Collapse 29-May-08
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Collapse 29-May-08
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The ACME Miracle drill jig
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The drilling jig in position
(01-Jul-08)
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Acupuncture to cure the collapse (14-Jul-08)
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The Bald Truth! Clive, Rich and Duncan
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Tony, adjusting a prop.
(16-Jul-08)
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Tony, installing lagging.
(16-Jul-08)
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Rich, wall building in the recovered section.
(21-Jul-08)
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Lunch at the shaft. Alan, Rich, Clive and Jrat
(21-Jul-08)
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Steel pins with lagging above. Alan at the base of the rings.
(06-Aug-08)

Fairy Cave Quarry

Flooding Wednesday 9th July 2008 - photographs by Alan Gray

Withyhill Cave in flood (c)Alan Gray
The entrance to Withyhill Cave
Fairy Cave Quarry flood
Lake at the SW corner of the quarry
Fairy Cave Quarry flood
Lake at the SW corner of the quarry
Withybrook strean in flood
The Withybrook stream
Damp people
The intrepid few: Mandy & Matt, Geoff, Duncan and Dave.

Created: 20-Jul-2008
Revised:   20-Aug-2008