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Alderley Open Days
The DCC Open Days take place twice a year at Alderley Edge. These pictures show some of the visitors and the displays set up by the Club.

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    ENGINE VEIN (2017) (by Rob S)
    WOOD MINE (various years)
    ENGINE VEIN (various years)
    WOOD MINE (2010)


ENGINE VEIN (2017) (by Rob S)
James briefs a group on safety before going inExplaining the Engine Vein faultElaine describing the method of processing the oreJames demonstrating to a young visitorDescending the stairs into the main chamber
James briefs a group on safety before going inExplaining the Engine Vein faultElaine describing the method of processing the oreJames demonstrating to a young visitorDescending the stairs into the main chamber
Olly talking to a group in the main chamberElaine explaining the width of the veinThat's that done!  
Olly talking to a group in the main chamberElaine explaining the width of the veinThat's that done!  

WOOD MINE (various years)
At the Wood Mine entrance in the early daysWood Mine entrance before the adit was clearedYoung chemistsApproaching North End ChambersDisplays in Sand Cavern
At the Wood Mine entrance in the early daysWood Mine entrance before the adit was clearedYoung chemistsApproaching North End ChambersDisplays in Sand Cavern
Displays in Sand CavernDemonstrating rope techniquesDemonstrating rock drillingExcavation at Timber ShaftExcavation at Timber Shaft
Displays in Sand CavernDemonstrating rope techniquesDemonstrating rock drillingExcavation at Timber ShaftExcavation at Timber Shaft
Stands and sheltersA young family after the tripMore young chemistsPart of the Open Day teamRemoving the cabling
Stands and sheltersA young family after the tripMore young chemistsPart of the Open Day teamRemoving the cabling
Taking it easyEvening social event - one of Lennie's stewsKitting up a young visitorMineralisation being pointed out to a visitorRope techniques
Taking it easyEvening social event - one of Lennie's stewsKitting up a young visitorMineralisation being pointed out to a visitorRope techniques

ENGINE VEIN (various years)
At the stands in the QuarryDemonstrating smeltingThe displaysSmelting again - Steve using his smoke generatorThe stand at Engine Vein
At the stands in the QuarryDemonstrating smeltingThe displaysSmelting again - Steve using his smoke generatorThe stand at Engine Vein
A group on the BridgeGoing down the stairsMain chamberDisplays in Engine Vein main chamberPointing out rock formations
A group on the BridgeGoing down the stairsMain chamberDisplays in Engine Vein main chamberPointing out rock formations
Happy miners - Paul (L), Harry and Steve taken by JuliaJohn kitted up to try some prusiking at the Engine Vein display tentsRoger demonstrates climbing a single ropeThe reception tent in the National Trust yardCopper and bronze smelting demonstration
Happy miners - Paul (L), Harry and Steve taken by JuliaJohn kitted up to try some prusiking at the Engine Vein display tentsRoger demonstrates climbing a single ropeThe reception tent in the National Trust yard *Copper and bronze smelting demonstration *

WOOD MINE (2010)
Sand Cavern. This group was kind enough to let me take pictures during their tourThis is what happens when the flash does not go offRabbit CavernsKey ChamberKey Chamber
Sand Cavern. This group was kind enough to let me take pictures during their tourThis is what happens when the flash does not go offRabbit CavernsKey ChamberKey Chamber
In the middle of the mineGreen WaterfallOutside after the tripThe dumper and rocket took centre stage (have a look at the Rocket page on this site for the full story) 
In the middle of the mineGreen WaterfallOutside after the tripThe dumper and rocket took centre stage (have a look at the Rocket page on this site for the full story) 
Open Day September 2014 - visitor pictures

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The club reception and displays at the Open DaySteve provides entertainmentPurdie and Lauren who produced these photos which were sold to visitorsWOOD MINE 01WOOD MINE 02
The club reception and displays at the Open Day *Steve provides entertainment *Purdie and Lauren who produced these photos which were sold to visitors *WOOD MINE 01 *WOOD MINE 02 *
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WOOD MINE 23WOOD MINE RED BULLWOOD MINE PURDIE AND LAURENWOOD MINE STEVEWOOD MINE GARY
WOOD MINE 23 *WOOD MINE RED BULL *WOOD MINE PURDIE AND LAURENWOOD MINE STEVEWOOD MINE GARY