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Owner: Nigel Dibben  P8 in 2010  Date: 11 July 2010 
Kitting up in the car park :: 2010:07:11 10:49:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Looking down the entrance :: 2010:07:11 11:14:44 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the entrance passage :: 2010:07:11 11:33:43 :: Canon PowerShot A610 2010:07:11 11:30:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Crossing the Bold Step :: 2010:07:11 12:29:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Crossing the Bold Step :: 2010:07:11 13:16:00 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the rather dry final sump :: 2010:07:11 13:25:07 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tony climbing out of the sump :: 2010:07:11 13:25:56 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Glyn, Tony and Alison at the sump :: 2010:07:11 13:26:48 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Pretties! :: 2010:07:11 13:32:22 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Alison admiring a stalactite :: 2010:07:11 13:28:03 :: Canon PowerShot A610 About to climb the second pitch :: 2010:07:11 13:59:29 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Tom near the Bold Step :: 2010:07:11 14:10:00 :: Canon PowerShot A610 At the entrance on the way out :: 2010:07:11 15:07:48 :: Canon PowerShot A610          
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Peak Cavern trip  Date: 28 February 2010 
Group at the end of the Five Arches :: 2010:12:09 17:28:31 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Colin before Surprise View :: 2010:12:09 17:28:31 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the downstream passage :: 2010:12:09 17:28:32 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the downstream passage :: 2010:12:09 17:28:32 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Nearing the downstream sump :: 2010:12:09 17:28:32 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the downstream sump :: 2010:12:09 17:28:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the downstream sump :: 2010:12:09 17:28:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The ladder at Surprise View :: 2010:12:09 17:28:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Squaw Junction :: 2010:12:09 17:28:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Squaw Junction :: 2010:12:09 17:28:35 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tony looks happy :: 2010:12:09 17:28:35 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Bill looks thoughtful :: 2010:12:09 17:28:36 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Going upstream :: 2010:12:09 17:28:36 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Going upstream, classic passage :: 2010:12:09 17:28:36 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Bill in the upstream sump, proving he*s got a wetsuit :: 2010:12:09 17:28:37 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The boulder pile :: 2010:12:09 17:28:37 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Climbing the boulder pile :: 2010:12:09 17:28:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Cascade :: 2010:12:09 17:28:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the upper passage on the way out :: 2010:12:09 17:28:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Colin in the show cave :: 2010:12:09 17:28:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the Wanted Inn :: 2010:12:09 17:28:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the Wanted Inn :: 2010:12:09 17:28:40 :: Canon PowerShot A610  
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  NAMHO conference 2010 - South Gloucestershire  Date: 4-6 June 2010 
Whittington Stone Mine, Gloucestershire :: 2010:06:04 15:53:47 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Whittington Stone Mine, Gloucestershire: Maurice :: 2010:06:04 16:14:45 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Whittington Stone Mine, Gloucestershire :: 2010:06:04 16:49:20 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Monument Pit, Forest of Dean :: 2010:06:05 10:37:17 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Monument Pit, Forest of Dean :: 2010:06:05 10:52:35 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Monument Pit, Forest of Dean :: 2010:06:05 10:56:56 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Monument Pit, Forest of Dean :: 2010:06:05 10:59:26 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Monument Pit, Forest of Dean :: 2010:06:05 11:09:42 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Monument Pit, Forest of Dean ::  2010:06:05 11:09:42 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Monument Pit, Forest of Dean :: 2010:06:05 11:36:49 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Monument Pit, Forest of Dean :: 2010:06:05 11:56:57 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lambs Quay Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 13:34:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Lambs Quay Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 15:07:25 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lambs Quay Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 15:15:21 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lambs Quay Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 15:19:13 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lambs Quay Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 15:27:46 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lambs Quay Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 15:32:12 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lambs Quay Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 15:33:19 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Old Ham Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 15:50:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Old Ham Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 15:53:02 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Old Ham Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 15:57:59 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Old Ham Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 16:32:20 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Old Ham Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 16:34:30 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Old Ham Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 16:48:05 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Old Ham Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 16:50:56 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Old Ham Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 16:57:48 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Old Ham Iron Mine :: 2010:06:05 16:58:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lower Balls Green Mine :: 2010:06:06 12:37:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lower Balls Green Mine :: 2010:06:06 14:49:12 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lower Balls Green Mine :: 2010:06:06 15:00:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lower Balls Green Mine :: 2010:06:06 15:20:28 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lower Balls Green Mine :: 2010:06:06 15:41:31 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lower Balls Green Mine :: 2010:06:06 15:52:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lower Balls Green Mine :: 2010:06:06 15:55:18 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lower Balls Green Mine :: 2010:06:06 16:08:58 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lower Balls Green Mine :: 2010:06:06 16:10:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610
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Owner: Nigel Dibben and Neil Garrard  Annual Dinner 2010  Date: 21 November 2010 
Guests: Juan and Penny :: 2010:11:20 19:20:38 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS The diners :: 2010:11:20 19:54:26 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Helen, Thomas, Rob and Liz :: 2010:11:20 18:58:40 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Geoff, Frank, Colin and partners :: 2010:11:20 20:48:56 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Sam and Mike :: 2010:11:20 20:53:53 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Heather (looking to camera) :: 2010:11:20 20:54:03 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Top table with Sue, Angela, Bill, Jennie, Paul and Donna :: 2010:11:20 21:09:18 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Checking Colin*s integrity :: 2010:11:21 01:21:00 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Neil, the Dingles, Dave and Julia, Allan and Sarah :: 2010:11:20 19:45:47 :: DMC-TZ3 The Shillito clan :: 2010:11:20 19:45:59 :: DMC-TZ3 John and Charlie*s table :: 2010:11:20 19:46:29 :: DMC-TZ3 Vera, Lou, Geordie, ?, Todge and Arthur*s head :: 2010:11:20 19:46:48 :: DMC-TZ3
James, Sean, Mary, Jock and Chris :: 2010:11:20 19:47:49 :: DMC-TZ3 Mary, Jock and Chris :: 2010:11:20 19:48:01 :: DMC-TZ3 ?, ?, Bob and Ann :: 2010:11:20 19:48:09 :: DMC-TZ3 Wendy, Lugger, Bill, Olly and Ethel :: 2010:11:20 19:48:40 :: DMC-TZ3 Donna, Sue, Noreen, Bill, Jennie and Paul :: 2010:11:20 19:49:58 :: DMC-TZ3 Donna and Colin :: 2010:11:20 19:51:00 :: DMC-TZ3 Chris, Pete and Heather :: 2010:11:20 19:52:24 :: DMC-TZ3 2010:11:20 19:53:15 :: DMC-TZ3 2010:11:20 19:55:43 :: DMC-TZ3 2010:11:20 19:56:38 :: DMC-TZ3 2010:11:20 19:56:53 :: DMC-TZ3 2010:11:20 19:57:22 :: DMC-TZ3
2010:11:20 19:57:34 :: DMC-TZ3 2010:11:20 19:58:43 :: DMC-TZ3 2010:11:20 20:01:26 :: DMC-TZ3 2010:11:20 20:29:59 :: DMC-TZ3 John and Wendy  :: 2010:11:20 20:30:09 :: DMC-TZ3 Sean and James :: 2010:11:20 20:32:28 :: DMC-TZ3 Dale St, Arthur, Juan, Penny and Len :: 2010:11:20 20:33:26 :: DMC-TZ3 Colin, Angela, Tom, Phil, Pete, Babs :: 2010:11:20 20:35:17 :: DMC-TZ3 Simon :: 2010:11:21 00:40:24 :: DMC-TZ3 Sue and Ashley :: 2010:11:21 00:40:40 :: DMC-TZ3 Nigel and Liz :: 2010:11:20 22:23:13 :: DMC-TZ3 Martin, Bryan and other older members :: 2010:11:20 21:59:43 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS
Top table :: 2010:11:20 20:31:30 :: DMC-TZ3 Tony*s speech :: 2010:11:20 21:51:25 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Tony*s speech :: 2010:11:20 23:31:19 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Alan :: 2010:11:20 22:09:09 :: DMC-TZ3 Alan*s speech :: 2010:11:20 21:55:19 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Alan*s speech :: 2010:11:20 21:52:48 :: DMC-TZ3 Alan*s speech :: 2010:11:20 21:57:28 :: DMC-TZ3 John*s speech :: 2010:11:20 23:25:06 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS John*s passionate speech :: 2010:11:20 22:14:07 :: DMC-TZ3 Singing the traditional  end-of-dinner song: Jerusalem :: 2010:11:20 23:33:16 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Jock*s speech :: 2010:11:20 21:44:16 :: DMC-TZ3 Jock :: 2010:11:20 22:20:04 :: DMC-TZ3
Colin*s short speech :: 2010:11:20 22:34:44 :: DMC-TZ3 Good wishes from our MP :: 2010:11:21 10:41:33 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Thanks for the good wishes, Ma*am :: 2010:11:21 10:42:56 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Sue, Tony and Ashley :: 2010:11:21 10:11:40 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS  ::  ::       
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Holme Bank Chert Mine  Date: 13 November 2010 
An open stope in the mine :: 2010:11:13 15:23:24 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Phreatic cave features in the roof :: 2010:11:13 15:29:00 :: Canon PowerShot A610 On the face, pack on the left and bare rock on the right :: 2010:11:13 15:36:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Roadway heading to the upper quarry :: 2010:11:13 15:54:43 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Emerging into the quarry.  The metal object is a crane skip. :: 2010:11:13 16:01:29 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Underground junction :: 2010:11:13 16:39:11 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The flooded section frequented by divers :: 2010:11:13 16:43:36 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Junction with flat wagon :: 2010:11:13 16:49:17 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Crab winch :: 2010:11:13 16:50:07 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Crab winch :: 2010:11:13 16:51:24 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Emerging from the bottom entrance :: 2010:11:13 16:52:58 :: Canon PowerShot A610 
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Matienzo people  Date: August 2010 
At the Bar La Panaderia, the Baker*s Bar :: 2010:08:06 14:19:58 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Allan :: 2010:08:09 17:43:15 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Allan :: 2010:08:08 16:13:48 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Jane, Geoff, Liz, Bill and Sue :: 2010:08:07 15:53:18 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Andy :: 2010:08:10 20:34:08 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Bill :: 2010:08:07 00:28:38 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Bill :: 2010:08:06 16:24:50 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Geoff :: 2010:08:07 18:50:29 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Geoff :: 2010:08:08 16:22:21 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Jane and Toby :: 2010:08:07 15:17:31 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Jock and Mary :: 2010:08:09 01:17:04 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Johnny :: 2010:08:11 12:11:10 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS
Juan :: 2010:08:05 14:40:11 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Julie, Sue, Carolina and Liz :: 2010:08:07 13:15:01 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Kieran :: 2010:08:06 17:31:49 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Len and Liz :: 2010:08:07 00:28:38 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Len and Sean :: 2010:07:30 12:20:50 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Mary, Jock and Kieran :: 2010:08:06 22:21:00 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Nigel :: 2010:08:07 18:50:29 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Nigel, Allan and Tom :: 2010:08:09 16:45:20 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Nigel, Tony, Tom and Kieran :: 2010:08:01 12:50:53 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Pablo :: 2010:08:08 16:08:59 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Pablo :: 2010:08:07 23:52:48 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Pete :: 2010:08:04 15:04:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Phil :: 2010:08:07 15:18:04 :: SAMSUNG ES15 / VLUU ES15 / SAMSUNG SL30 Phil, Kev, Carolina and Juan :: 2010:08:07 10:59:27 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Sena the dog :: 2010:08:02 20:25:33 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Spanish cavers and Tiano :: 2010:08:08 11:35:49 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Squirrel, Trish and Penny :: 2010:08:07 15:17:39 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Steve, Steve, John, Phil, Jennie, Jane, Julie and Juan :: 2010:08:07 14:58:09 :: SAMSUNG ES15 / VLUU ES15 / SAMSUNG SL30 Sue :: 2010:08:08 17:48:04 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS The Fluffies - Liz, leader :: 2010:08:08 14:20:24 :: NIKON D90 The Fluffies - Arthur, mascot :: 2010:08:08 14:36:55 :: NIKON D90 The Fluffies - Allan :: 2010:08:08 13:58:34 :: NIKON D90 The Fluffies - Bill :: 2010:08:08 14:37:35 :: NIKON D90 The Fluffies - John :: 2010:08:08 13:59:33 :: NIKON D90
The Fluffies - Kieran :: 2010:08:08 14:04:55 :: NIKON D90 The Fluffies - Nigel :: 2010:08:08 14:16:47 :: NIKON D90 The Fluffies - Pete :: 2010:08:08 14:03:41 :: NIKON D90 The Fluffies - Phil :: 2010:08:08 14:03:21 :: NIKON D90 The Fluffies - Steve :: 2010:08:08 14:04:55 :: NIKON D90 The Fluffies - Tom :: 2010:08:08 14:03:37 :: NIKON D90 The Fluffies - All :: 2010:08:08 13:56:59 :: NIKON D90 Tom :: 2010:08:08 16:22:21 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Tom :: 2010:08:09 15:18:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom :: 2010:07:29 21:19:53 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Tom, Liz and Sean :: 2010:07:31 22:23:55 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Tony :: 2010:08:06 17:47:25 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Tony and Sue :: 2010:07:31 22:24:39 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS The vultures are waiting :: 2010:08:02 17:32:41 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS          
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Box Mine  Date: 7 November 2009 
One of the entrances :: 2009:11:07 11:06:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 19th century graffiti of a horse in the mine :: 2009:11:07 11:23:04 :: Canon PowerShot A610 One of the wooden cranes :: 2009:11:07 12:01:11 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Stone blocks prepared but never taken out of the mine :: 2009:11:07 12:34:29 :: Canon PowerShot A610 A workshop area in the mine for preparing blocks :: 2009:11:07 12:37:22 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Some idea of the general size of the mine passages :: 2009:11:07 12:39:58 :: Canon PowerShot A610 More graffiti from the mining period.  Pictures of boxers are common. :: 2009:11:07 12:58:11 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lunch break in one of the tunnels :: 2009:11:07 13:38:27 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The well near the railway tunnel workings :: 2009:11:07 13:46:49 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Crawling through the gate into the government workings, now abandoned :: 2009:11:07 14:14:37 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The door into Spring Quarry underground factory :: 2009:11:07 14:29:22 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Supports installed in the government controlled area :: 2009:11:07 14:39:57 :: Canon PowerShot A610
The roadway to Spring Quarry :: 2009:11:07 14:51:40 :: Canon PowerShot A610 A walled up area leading to one of the old entrances :: 2009:11:07 15:37:50 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The Cathedral :: 2009:11:07 16:25:25 :: Canon PowerShot A610 A side view in the Cathedral :: 2009:11:07 16:31:07 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Exit :: 2009:11:07 16:50:01 :: Canon PowerShot A610       
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  White Scar Cave  Date: 9 January 2011 
Getting changed in the car park :: 2011:01:09 10:06:50 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Waiting for the cave to open :: 2011:01:09 10:13:36 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Bill made the mistake of changing in range of Colin*s snowballs :: 2011:01:09 10:29:47 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Someone from an earlier trip who got stuck in the showcave :: 2011:01:09 13:33:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Carefully labelled underground features help prepare for awkward sections of passage :: 2011:01:09 13:23:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Well-dressed cavers :: 2011:01:09 13:24:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Simon  coming out of the Big Bertha choke :: 2011:01:09 11:15:52 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tony, Pete, Kieran (with hangover) and Jo :: 2011:01:09 11:43:20 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Traversing over the streamway after Big Bertha :: 2011:01:09 11:45:13 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom with flash and Chris :: 2011:01:09 11:45:51 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Chris in an oxbow :: 2011:01:09 12:29:11 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Nigel :: 2011:01:09 12:30:31 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Steve coming out of the cave with Neil behind :: 2011:01:09 13:33:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610 On the surface after the trip :: 2011:01:09 13:35:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610          
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Moel Fferna Slate Quarry  Date: 5 February 2011 
View down valley from near the entrance ::  :: Part of the workshop wall, heavily reinforced ::  :: In the old workshops ::  :: Half-sunk tub ::  :: Entrance pitch to Moel Fferna ::  :: Lauren at the first incline pointing to the dismantled brake drum :: 2011:02:05 12:50:59 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The famous cog, a distinctive feature of Moel Fferna, possibly made by Wrexham coal miners :: 2011:02:05 13:08:36 :: Canon PowerShot A610 General view of the workings :: 2011:02:05 13:22:18 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom examining one of the winches used in the working areas :: 2011:02:05 13:26:55 :: Canon PowerShot A610 A clear view of how the access tunnels on each level cut across the main workings :: 2011:02:05 13:49:04 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The Bridge of Death, or BOD, as Ed calls it :: 2011:02:05 13:53:56 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Looking down from the Bridge of Death - the pipe is a compressed air line :: 2011:02:05 13:59:12 :: Canon PowerShot A610
The Bridge of Death from the other side :: 2011:02:05 14:07:44 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Another general view of thew workings :: 2011:02:05 14:28:40 :: Canon PowerShot A610 A chain and bar ladder up to the working face :: 2011:02:05 14:33:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Looking down from one of the horizontal tramways - some of the slopes were very slippery (note the l :: 2011:02:05 14:48:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Climbing up at the working face on Level 7 :: 2011:02:05 14:49:51 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom trying to see where the water comes out and John about to demonstrate to him :: 2011:02:05 15:12:10 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The brake drum on the upper incline with lighting and equipment in place :: 2011:02:05 15:38:08 :: Canon PowerShot A610 If this is to believed, the graffiti shows the final closure date of the quarry :: 2011:02:05 15:43:59 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The whole team at the top of the first internal incline :: 2011:02:05 15:04:48 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Leaving the entrance ::  ::   
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Giants Hole, Derbyshire  Date: 26 February 2011 
Tony indicates that he will be ready to go in two seconds :: 2011:02:26 11:11:19 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Getting ready to go :: 2011:02:26 11:33:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Pete looking apprehensive before descending Garland*s Pot :: 2011:02:26 11:41:47 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Allan rigging Garlands Pot :: 2011:02:26 11:42:08 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Steve with Tom before the Crab Walk :: 2011:02:26 11:42:41 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom beyond the Eating House :: 2011:02:26 13:47:17 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Allan and Tom outside the Giants Windpipe before we realised we had to go back up the Crab Walk :: 2011:02:26 14:50:43 :: Canon PowerShot A610     
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Croesor Rhosydd Through Trip  Date: 5 March 2011 
The support and rescue team prepare in the car park :: 2011:03:05 10:31:26 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The long walk up past the lake and Cwmorthin workings :: 2011:03:05 10:47:01 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Looking down on the Conglog mill :: 2011:03:05 11:15:40 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The drum house at Croesor :: 2011:03:05 12:14:41 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Looking down the Croesor incline with the Rhosydd incline to the right :: 2011:03:05 12:11:47 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Preparing outside the Croesor level beside the fan house :: 2011:03:05 12:04:14 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Abseiling the first drop inside the mine :: 2011:03:05 12:56:14 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the collapsed debris that floors the earlier parrts of the mine :: 2011:03:05 13:01:07 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Looking down the third chamber towards the first zip wire :: 2011:03:05 13:26:35 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Crossing the first lake :: 2011:03:05 13:38:43 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Crossing the second lake on a dubious bridge known as Mild Terror :: 2011:03:05 13:50:26 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Mild Terror with Ed on it :: 2011:03:05 13:54:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Lunch break :: 2011:03:05 14:00:23 :: Canon PowerShot A610 A miner*s ladder up the wall of the mined out chamber :: 2011:03:05 14:15:30 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Crossing the next bridghe: Slightly More Terror :: 2011:03:05 14:25:26 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Zip wire over the next: Distinctly Scarey Bridge :: 2011:03:05 14:32:01 :: Canon PowerShot A610 And this is defintiely the Bridge of Death :: 2011:03:05 14:41:23 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Detail of the timberwork on the Bridge of Death :: 2011:03:05 14:53:17 :: Canon PowerShot A610 End of the large dinghy lake :: 2011:03:05 16:01:18 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Short prusik up to the level of Rhosydd :: 2011:03:05 16:02:40 :: Canon PowerShot A610 An interesting car on the 3-6 incline between stopes G and H in Rhosydd :: 2011:03:05 16:23:49 :: Canon PowerShot A610 View up the incline :: 2011:03:05 16:25:42 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Further up where level 4 intersects the incline :: 2011:03:05 16:27:50 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The sheaves at the top of the incline, fairly complete :: 2011:03:05 16:30:31 :: Canon PowerShot A610
A side view of the sheaves :: 2011:03:05 16:32:02 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Descending 3-6 incline in Rhosydd :: 2011:03:05 16:33:51 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Steps for the brakeman to get up to the sheaves :: 2011:03:05 16:35:12 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The team on 9 level just before leaving the mine :: 2011:03:05 17:05:43 :: Canon PowerShot A610 At the entrance to 9 adit :: 2011:03:05 17:19:18 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Leaving Rhosydd :: 2011:03:05 17:20:00 :: Canon PowerShot A610      
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  South Wales - 2011  Date: 28-29 May 2011 
Tom contemplating straws in DYO :: 2011:05:28 11:22:35 :: Canon PowerShot A610 DYO - long straws :: 2011:05:28 12:04:08 :: Canon PowerShot A610 DYO - in Flabbergasm Chasm :: 2011:05:28 12:00:10 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Chris, the leader, coming through Lake 1 which was rising at the time :: 2011:05:28 14:10:08 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Allan does not like deep water! :: 2011:05:28 14:10:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In DYO show cave :: 2011:05:28 14:15:20 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Hazards of Welsh caving - avoid deep river gorges :: 2011:05:28 14:22:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Welsh caving club committee meeting in Cathedral Cave :: 2011:05:28 14:41:49 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Entrance to Little Neath River Cave - flooded - again :: 2011:05:29 13:29:17 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Neil in the main inlet to Bridge Cave :: 2011:05:29 11:17:22 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Main river passage in Bridge Cave :: 2011:05:29 11:25:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Allan negotiates a tricky bit where the river is funnelled into a narrow passage :: 2011:05:29 11:40:23 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Looking back up the river passage :: 2011:05:29 11:52:16 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Allan in an oxbow at the start of the entrance passage on the way out :: 2011:05:29 12:06:16 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the entrance passage :: 2011:05:29 12:18:17 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The river in flood at Cwm Pwll y Rhyd :: 2011:05:29 12:51:25 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Team photo standing (just) in the Little Neath River :: 2011:05:29 12:37:55 :: DMC-FZ38       
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Derbyshire weekend - Hillocks Mine and Bagshawe Cavern  Date: 12 June 2011 
Descending to Hillocks Mine on the Saturday :: 2011:06:11 11:58:15 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the upper chamber on the way into the mine :: 2011:06:11 12:04:35 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the upper chamber  :: 2011:06:11 12:05:00 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom about to descend the coffin level shaft :: 2011:06:11 12:22:35 :: Canon PowerShot A610 2010:06:11 12:30:06 :: X5 Happy Nigel :: 2010:06:11 12:30:26 :: X5 The cartgate with coffin level in the roof :: 2011:06:11 13:33:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Another view of the cartgate :: 2011:06:11 13:33:08 :: Canon PowerShot A610 coffin level (slightly) enlarged :: 2010:06:11 13:18:50 :: X5 2010:06:11 13:28:08 :: X5 Coffin level (slightly) enlarged :: 2010:06:11 13:32:17 :: X5 Looking up the engine shaft :: 2011:06:11 13:39:17 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Coffin level dig :: 2010:06:11 13:56:28 :: X5 The coffin level off the Wharf Pipe :: 2011:06:11 13:57:22 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the further reaches of the mine :: 2011:06:11 14:10:29 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Pretties :: 2010:06:11 14:15:22 :: X5 the first pitch :: 2010:06:11 15:08:06 :: X5 Nigel on the ladder at first pitch  :: 2010:06:11 15:09:49 :: X5 2010:06:11 15:28:50 :: X5 Bye Nigel.  :: 2010:06:11 15:43:51 :: X5 2010:06:11 15:48:45 :: X5 Emerging from Hillocks :: 2011:06:11 11:59:45 :: Canon PowerShot A610 After the Hillocks trip :: 2011:06:11 15:46:11 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Walking down to the entrance to Bagshawe Cavern :: 2011:06:12 11:43:22 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Steps down the vein into the cave :: 2011:06:12 11:47:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom points out the vein in the roof :: 2011:06:12 11:49:47 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Cave passage :: 2011:06:12 12:03:28 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Steve looking down the Dungeon :: 2011:06:12 12:31:17 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the main passage :: 2011:06:12 12:44:51 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Nice divide by boulders :: 2010:06:12 13:10:49 :: X5 The Hippodrome :: 2011:06:12 13:55:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Approaching Sump 1 :: 2011:06:12 13:42:35 :: Canon PowerShot A610 First sump :: 2010:06:12 13:40:09 :: X5 Formations on the way out :: 2011:06:12 14:15:02 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Cave pearls :: 2011:06:12 14:15:40 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Looking at the Devils Organ Loft :: 2011:06:12 14:27:58 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Another section of the vein :: 2011:06:12 14:34:18 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Typical passage in bagshawe :: 2010:06:12 12:09:04 :: X5 Formations :: 2010:06:12 14:14:15 :: X5 Coming down from the end of a branch of the show cave :: 2011:06:12 14:36:25 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Old steps at the further reaches of the showcave :: 2010:06:12 14:37:32 :: X5 Old electrics Tom found interesting  :: 2010:06:12 15:00:42 :: X5 The team :: 2011:06:12 14:45:52 :: Canon PowerShot A610     
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Owner: Tom Howard  Moel Fferna   Date: 19 June 2011 
Colin in the slab workshop :: 2010:06:19 14:47:25 :: X5 Tom by the shaft :: 2010:06:19 15:19:29 :: X5 The Cog  :: 2010:06:19 15:58:39 :: X5 The Bridge of Death! :: 2010:06:19 16:31:51 :: X5 Tom at the first braking drum :: 2010:06:19 17:06:02 :: X5 The group looking down onto the cog :: 2010:06:19 17:19:21 :: X5 The group still smiling afterwards  :: 2010:06:19 18:04:48 :: X5     
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Owner: Tom Howard  Cambrian Slate Mine   Date: 14 May 2011 
The *dry* entrance (that*s what they always say) :: 2010:05:14 11:08:03 :: X5 The random outbreak into quarry :: 2010:05:14 12:35:45 :: X5 Having a break in the sun :: 2010:05:14 12:39:45 :: X5 Waterfall feeding the stream in the mine :: 2010:05:14 12:41:17 :: X5 Bye John, into the second half of the mine :: 2010:05:14 12:47:16 :: X5 Ed found a dig. Orange to grey in about 2 1/2 minutes :: 2010:05:14 14:12:06 :: X5 Looking back out of the concrete pipe entrance :: 2011:06:25 11:21:21 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The first junction with the branch to McEwan*s quarry :: 2011:06:25 11:19:42 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The concrete plug at the base of Dennis*s quarry :: 2011:06:25 11:31:57 :: Canon PowerShot A610 View out into Townsend*s quarry :: 2011:06:25 11:48:55 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Air receiver in the stope in Townsend*s quarry :: 2011:06:25 11:48:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Looking out over the flooded stopes :: 2011:06:25 12:14:55 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Flooded stopes down-dip from Townsend*s quarry :: 2011:06:25 12:30:01 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom looking at the entrance to the western part of the mine - a bit damp :: 2011:06:25 13:08:24 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Stope in the western part with a built up path across the floor :: 2011:06:25 13:29:02 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Smaller chambers in the western part :: 2011:06:25 13:31:04 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Larger workings in the western part - timer photo :: 2011:06:25 13:45:02 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Checking the route :: 2011:06:25 14:06:10 :: Canon PowerShot A610 A toilet made for two :: 2011:06:25 14:17:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Towards the entrance of the western section :: 2011:06:25 14:26:52 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Slightly dodgy roof supports in Martin*s quarry exit :: 2011:06:25 14:28:41 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Waterfall into entrance in Martin*s quarry :: 2011:06:25 14:31:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 At the dam.  :: 2010:06:25 11:40:31 :: X5 Fireplace in building remains :: 2010:06:25 12:00:33 :: X5
Looking out into open workings :: 2010:06:25 11:54:36 :: X5 Looking across a flooded incline.  :: 2010:06:25 12:15:51 :: X5 Flooded chamber :: 2010:06:25 12:46:09 :: X5 Outside in the open workings :: 2010:06:25 13:10:52 :: X5 Toward the last of the first.  :: 2010:06:25 13:49:47 :: X5 The general scale of the chambers were amazing.  :: 2010:06:25 13:53:26 :: X5      
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Speedwell to Peak  Date: 2 July 2011 
The clean team before we started :: 2011:07:02 09:47:58 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Miners boat in the far Speedwell canal,  Note low water level :: 2011:07:02 10:21:04 :: Canon PowerShot A610 At the bottom of Leviathan and the route from JH :: 2011:07:02 10:48:48 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Photographer at work :: 2011:07:02 10:49:50 :: Canon PowerShot A610 John coming out of the Whirlpool bypass crawl :: 2011:07:02 11:01:23 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Kieran trying to work out where we were with Colin and Tom looking on anxiously :: 2011:07:02 11:01:58 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Colin looking into Main Rising :: 2011:07:02 11:13:12 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Ed taking a swim in the Main Rising :: 2011:07:02 11:20:08 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The miners toast: A health to all miners and maintainers of mines :: 2011:07:02 11:25:26 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The bottle and glass and the start of the 1781 toast :: 2011:07:02 11:28:16 :: Canon PowerShot A610 On the way back to the Bunghole :: 2011:07:02 11:29:45 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Ed, still not feeling cool enough, takes a dip in the Bathing Pool Rising :: 2011:07:02 11:47:22 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Starting to go down the Bunghole :: 2011:07:02 12:20:18 :: Canon PowerShot A610 John emerges from the Bunghole ladder climb :: 2011:07:02 12:21:56 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the Lower Bunghole streamway :: 2011:07:02 12:25:14 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Checking out an inlet to the Lower Bunghole series :: 2011:07:02 12:25:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom at the inlet :: 2011:07:02 12:25:59 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Near the upstream end of Treasury Sump :: 2011:07:02 13:08:02 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In Treasury Sump - a bit misty :: 2011:07:02 13:09:09 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The ladderway to Colostomy Crawl up Egnaro Aven :: 2011:07:02 13:39:05 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Climbing, clean, up to Colostomy Crawl :: 2011:07:02 13:45:23 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Emerging, dirty, at the downstream end of Treasury Sump :: 2011:07:02 14:54:23 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Washing off in Peak Cavern at the end of the Show Cave :: 2011:07:02 15:15:37 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Colin - still smiling! :: 2011:07:02 15:16:16 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Kieran shows how clean his new suit is :: 2011:07:02 15:16:40 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Pete, ready for exit :: 2011:07:02 15:17:48 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom, still a bit of mud on his face (outside his washing range) :: 2011:07:02 15:17:58 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Paul and Olly - survived their first serious cave :: 2011:07:02 15:18:27 :: Canon PowerShot A610 John, not quite so clean yet :: 2011:07:02 15:18:37 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Relaxing after the trip on an untypical sunny Derbyshire day :: 2011:07:02 16:27:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610      
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  North Wales caves  Date: 23 July 2011 
The entrance to Dyer*s Adit and Poacher*s Cave :: 2011:07:23 12:32:19 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the phreatic passage near the entrance :: 2011:07:23 14:10:28 :: Canon PowerShot A610 It gets a bit low at times - but this can be by-passed :: 2011:07:23 13:18:40 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Looking down into the lower levels - at times, this can be flooded up completely :: 2011:07:23 13:54:17 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The river passage near the end :: 2011:07:23 13:36:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Another view in the river passage :: 2011:07:23 13:37:14 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom tries to avoid the water (we weren*t really dressed for the cave) :: 2011:07:23 13:41:29 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The entrance to Ogof Nadolig (Christmas Cave) :: 2011:07:23 14:37:07 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the main passage in Ogof Nadolig :: 2011:07:23 14:44:19 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The passages are not that large in there either :: 2011:07:23 14:56:16 :: Canon PowerShot A610 That*s better: Devil*s Gorge, otherwise known as a spar mine :: 2011:07:23 16:35:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Looking out of Devil*s Gorge :: 2011:07:23 16:48:08 :: Canon PowerShot A610
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Matienzo 2011  Date: August 2011 
In the Tidy Farmer*s field watching Dale Street avoiding a bath :: 2011:08:09 13:14:44 :: Oregon 550t 3577 Tony investigating possible dig :: 2011:08:06 15:34:28 :: Oregon 550t 3577 Digging progressing :: 2011:08:09 13:17:51 :: X5 Tom in 3577 - thats how big it is! :: 2011:08:09 16:19:44 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Digging at What-a-Mess :: 2011:08:16 16:54:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Bill in What-a-Mess :: 2011:08:16 14:32:37 :: Oregon 550t 3461 the rift near What-a-Mess :: 2011:08:16 17:58:14 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Bill and Tony in 3461 :: 2011:08:16 17:26:50 :: Oregon 550t Tony in Cueva Regato :: 2011:08:04 12:22:15 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Main chamber in Cueva Regato :: 2011:08:04 13:59:20 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tony exploring Cueva Regato :: 2011:08:04 14:03:11 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Formations in Cueva Regato 2 :: 2011:08:04 15:49:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610
In 3554 :: 2011:08:05 12:26:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tony emerging from new rift opened at 3554 :: 2011:08:05 15:20:08 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tony and Bill in 3564 :: 2011:08:09 17:05:45 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom at formaitions in 3564 :: 2011:08:09 17:08:44 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Stal curtain in 3564 :: 2011:08:09 17:58:23 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Sue and Bill at the stal curtain in 3564 :: 2011:08:17 16:21:51 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In Cueva de Espada with local farmer :: 2011:08:11 13:28:16 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In Cueva de Espada :: 2011:08:11 13:18:42 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In Cueva de Espada :: 2011:08:11 13:23:07 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom on the Hornedo hillside :: 2011:08:11 14:57:05 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom entering cave at Hornedo :: 2011:08:11 15:03:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Inside *new* cave :: 2011:08:11 14:45:40 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Inside *new* cave at Hornedo :: 2011:08:11 15:45:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Rascavieja :: 2011:08:14 17:59:40 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Rascavieja :: 2011:08:14 18:09:50 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom and Laura in Renada :: 2011:08:15 13:01:20 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Laura about to enter the blow hole (note water level on legs) :: 2011:08:15 13:27:24 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Coming through the blow hole in Renada :: 2011:08:15 13:29:27 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In Renada :: 2011:08:15 14:08:11 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom and Laura after Renada trip :: 2011:08:15 15:45:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Cobwebs in 489 :: 2011:08:13 14:46:32 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Len and Bill at 489 :: 2011:08:13 14:49:51 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Approaching Cuatribu :: 2011:08:19 15:56:44 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Liz helps Dale Street dressing at Cuatribu :: 2011:08:19 16:04:55 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Dale Street at the barrier polished by cave bears :: 2011:08:19 16:59:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The polished barrier :: 2011:08:19 17:12:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Bear scratches in Cuatribu :: 2011:08:19 16:22:21 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In Cuatribu :: 2011:08:19 16:29:00 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Team photo in Cuatribu - last trip for most :: 2011:08:19 16:20:15 :: Canon PowerShot A610       
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Owner: Oliver King  Nenthead   Date: 19-21 September 2011 
Day 1 - Smallcleugh entrance adit  ::  :: Paul navigates a shaft ::  :: Nice example of dry stone wall supporting many hundreds (or thousands) of tonnes of *deads* ::  :: Nice example of Gypsum crystals ::  :: Ascending one of the many access shafts from a lower level ::  :: slightly muddy (but dry) end to a first days trip ::  :: Wheel pit  ::  :: Lauren & Paul go for a ride :-) (Paul literally :-D ) ::  :: Some of the processing buildings ::  :: Day 2, Brownley Hill Mine - Terry climbs into a Geode ::  :: Terry peeps out of Geode ::  :: Inside the Geode ::  ::
Geode again ::  :: Blue pool part of lower flooded workings ::  :: End of trip outside the *Canadian* level ::  ::          
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Mistral Pot  Date: 9 October 2011 
A misty murky day at Easegill Beck - clean :: 2011:10:09 12:09:10 :: Neil descends Mistral entrance :: 2011:10:09 12:10:24 :: Neil, Tom, John and Kevin fairly clean on the way in  :: 2011:10:09 12:29:17 :: Where are we? (Dusty Junction, Neil) :: 2011:10:09 12:44:24 :: John admires the sculpture in Hall of the Mountain King :: 2011:10:09 13:12:56 :: Kevin in Leck Fell Lane at the start of the Cigalere Inlet :: 2011:10:09 13:34:15 :: Neil tries to wash off in Cigalere Inlet :: 2011:10:09 13:34:46 :: Formations in Leck Fell Lane :: 2011:10:09 13:37:45 :: John coming out at the end of the trip :: 2011:10:09 15:01:00 :: Washing off in the now-swollen Easegill Beck :: 2011:10:09 14:58:34 ::   
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Bagshawe Cavern  Date: 27 November 2011 
The clean team before we started :: 2011:11:27 12:28:00 :: Canon PowerShot A610 LIz and Pete in the Hippodrome :: 2011:11:27 13:44:14 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Admiring formations :: 2011:11:27 13:56:36 :: Canon PowerShot A610 At the top of the pitch with Allan lifelining :: 2011:11:27 14:12:58 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Neil climbs the pitch :: 2011:11:27 14:14:09 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Meeting before going separate ways :: 2011:11:27 14:14:48 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Neil coiling ladder :: 2011:11:27 14:16:55 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Tom always gets a bit muddy :: 2011:11:27 14:17:59 :: Canon PowerShot A610 On the way up the steps to the surface :: 2011:11:27 14:32:18 :: Canon PowerShot A610   
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  West Mine photographic trip  Date: 31 January 2012 
Dropping in! :: 2012:01:31 19:19:32 :: Canon PowerShot A610 A rather poor attempt at light-painting of the main chamber from the Cliffs of Dover :: 2012:01:31 19:48:14 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Descending the upper ladder :: 2012:01:31 20:15:37 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Descending the lower ladder :: 2012:01:31 20:09:02 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Descending the lower ladder :: 2012:01:31 20:01:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Dropping in to the main chamber now :: 2012:01:31 20:29:45 :: Canon PowerShot A610 20th century passage near the original entrance :: 2012:01:31 20:45:31 :: Canon PowerShot A610 20th century passage near the original entrance :: 2012:01:31 21:01:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Looking at some of the graffiti in a side passage :: 2012:01:31 21:15:12 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Graffiti from 1896 :: 2012:01:31 21:11:47 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Graffiti from 1907 in the main chamber :: 2012:01:31 21:27:02 :: Canon PowerShot A610 
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Timna copper mining area, Israel  Date: 6 February 2012 
The general area of Timna, a few miles from Eilat :: 2012:02:06 09:47:06 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS Mining sites in the sandstone cliffs :: 2012:02:06 09:24:00 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS Copper ore in sandstone: malachite and azurite :: 2012:02:06 09:15:06 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS Bronze Age (4000BC) mine shaft top - about 0.6m diameter :: 2012:02:06 09:23:45 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS Bronze Age workings :: 2012:02:06 09:36:04 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS Bronze Age workings :: 2012:02:06 09:38:02 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS Our Israeli guide :: 2012:02:06 09:40:20 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS Crushing block (of granite) :: 2012:02:06 10:07:42 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS Mock-up of furnace in display area :: 2012:02:06 10:03:28 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS Original furnace in situ :: 2012:02:06 10:14:38 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS Shrine or temple :: 2012:02:06 10:15:33 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS Modern mining (1950s-1980s) a few miles away :: 2012:02:06 13:48:42 :: Canon PowerShot A710 IS
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Swan Mine and Brown's Folly  Date: 4 March 2012 
SWAN MINE: Entrance passage :: 2012:03:04 13:29:36 :: Canon PowerShot A610 A loading bay to transfer stone onto horse-drawn carts :: 2012:03:04 10:20:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The height of the workings before backfilling :: 2012:03:04 10:45:10 :: Canon PowerShot A610 An unusal sight, a ladder up a faulted area :: 2012:03:04 10:54:07 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Cart tracks :: 2012:03:04 11:05:41 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Horse prints in the mud, carefully protected by boulders and tape :: 2012:03:04 11:08:49 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Saw sharpening bench with frigbob in place :: 2012:03:04 11:13:32 :: Canon PowerShot A610 More cart tracks showing how the carts leant outwards on the curves :: 2012:03:04 11:33:37 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Relics including chain, partly worked blocks and a water trough :: 2012:03:04 12:06:36 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Crane in situ and in quite good condition, but very fragile :: 2012:03:04 12:19:03 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Crane in not quite such good condition after the roof fell on it :: 2012:03:04 12:45:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 A good illustration of the method of working in layers :: 2012:03:04 12:59:32 :: Canon PowerShot A610
BROWN*S FOLLY: Larger passages still using horse and cart :: 2012:03:04 14:13:05 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Part of the mine where rail has been used known as Clapham Junction :: 2012:03:04 14:19:09 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Water troughs fed from seepage collected in a gulley carved round the pillar :: 2012:03:04 14:51:07 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Graffiti :: 2012:03:04 14:56:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Dead crane :: 2012:03:04 15:11:18 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Pit props in the middle route through the mine :: 2012:03:04 15:24:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610      
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Owner: Alley  Stockport Air Raid Shelters  Date: 2010 
Dodge Hill :: 2011:07:24 17:40:23 :: Canon EOS 1000D Dodge Hill :: 2011:07:24 17:20:51 :: Canon EOS 1000D Dodge Hill :: 2011:07:24 17:15:15 :: Canon EOS 1000D Dodge Hill :: 2011:07:24 17:31:18 :: Canon EOS 1000D        
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Owner: Alley  Stockport Water Tunnels  Date: 2010-11 
Water tunnel on the Goyt :: 2011:12:17 12:35:38 :: NIKON D40 Water tunnel on the Mersey :: 2010:09:24 15:57:12 :: NIKON D40 Water tunnel on the Mersey :: 2010:09:24 15:54:50 :: NIKON D40 Water tunnel on the Mersey :: 2010:10:02 16:26:21 :: NIKON D40 Water tunnel on the Mersey :: 2010:10:02 16:29:49 :: NIKON D40 Victorian sewer :: 2010:10:09 19:21:57 :: NIKON D40 Water tunnel under Woodbank Park :: 2011:04:09 14:29:57 :: NIKON D40 Water tunnel under Woodbank Park :: 2011:04:09 14:34:00 :: NIKON D40 Water tunnel under Woodbank Park :: 2011:04:09 15:27:05 :: NIKON D40 Water tunnel under Woodbank Park :: 2011:04:09 13:17:45 :: Canon EOS 450D Water tunnel under Newbridge Lane :: 2011:01:15 17:04:20 :: NIKON D40 Water tunnel under Newbridge Lane :: 2011:01:15 16:59:37 :: NIKON D40
Water tunnel on the Mersey :: 2011:04:29 14:34:20 :: NIKON D40 Water tunnel on the Mersey :: 2011:04:29 14:14:16 :: NIKON D40 Water tunnel on the Mersey :: 2011:04:29 14:27:41 :: NIKON D40 Bredbury culvert :: 2011:09:24 16:42:59 :: NIKON D40 Bredbury culvert :: 2011:09:24 16:40:19 :: NIKON D40 Bredbury culvert :: 2011:09:24 16:38:03 :: NIKON D40 Tin (Hempshaw) Brook :: 2011:04:25 00:07:06 :: NIKON D40 Tin (Hempshaw) Brook :: 2011:04:10 16:41:13 :: NIKON D40 Tin (Hempshaw) Brook :: 2011:04:10 17:01:04 :: NIKON D40 Tin (Hempshaw) Brook :: 2011:04:10 16:55:25 :: NIKON D40 Tin (Hempshaw) Brook :: 2011:04:10 16:51:53 :: NIKON D40 Tin (Hempshaw) Brook :: 2011:04:11 22:56:27 :: NIKON D40
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Len Gee - in memoriam  Date: July 2012 
 :: OpticFilm 7200  :: OpticFilm 7200  :: OpticFilm 7200  :: OpticFilm 7200  :: OpticFilm 7200  :: OpticFilm 7200  :: HP ScanJet 5530  :: HP ScanJet 5530  :: HP ScanJet 5530  :: HP ScanJet 5530  ::  ::
 :: HP ScanJet 5530  ::  ::  :: MP540 series  :: HP ScanJet 5530 2000:08:06 13:00:15 :: KODAK DC280 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA  ::  ::  ::  :: 2003:10:03 18:06:46 :: Canon PowerShot A70 2003:08:05 21:28:21 :: Canon PowerShot A70
2003:08:14 12:05:38 :: Canon PowerShot A70 2003:08:14 12:17:38 :: Canon PowerShot A70 2003:08:14 14:33:21 :: Canon PowerShot A70 0000:00:00 00:00:00 :: E775 2004:08:03 11:19:45 :: Canon PowerShot A70 2004:08:06 13:57:15 :: Canon PowerShot A70 2004:08:03 13:40:53 :: FinePix S304  2004:07:11 10:40:45 :: Canon PowerShot A70 2005:05:07 13:46:45 :: DSC-P93A 2005:05:07 13:01:36 :: Canon PowerShot A70 2005:05:07 14:47:35 :: Canon PowerShot A70 2005:11:26 23:56:20 :: Canon PowerShot A70
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2011:08:19 16:20:15 :: Canon PowerShot A610 2011:08:09 21:49:41 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS 2011:08:19 21:53:47 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS 2011:08:10 16:14:45 :: X5 2011:08:16 16:54:39 :: Canon PowerShot A610 2011:08:13 14:49:51 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS 2011:08:13 15:26:20 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS 2011:08:20 12:10:05 :: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS    
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Lennies Cave  Date: August 2012 
Eddie (Eldon PC) at the entrance that was dug (3721) ::  :: The team on the day of breakthrough into the main cave ::  :: In the main passage ::  :: Tony and Bob look on while Dan digs his way out of the second entrance ::  :: Tony And Eddie outside the second entrance ::  :: In the main passage - a decent size for once! ::  :: Looking west along the main passage ::  :: Formations in the main passage ::  :: Some form of crustaceans living in the water in a stream in the main passage ::  :: Liz admiring some curtains :: 2012:08:06 11:03:12 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Curtains ::  :: Steve crawls out of a side passage ::  ::
In the second entrance series - nice phreatic passage ::  :: More formations ::  :: Tom on the way to the western end of the cave :: 2012:08:06 11:07:34 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Emerging from a short ladder climb ::  :: The scramble up in ther middle of the main passage ::  :: DCC team on the third visit ::  ::       
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Owner: Alley  Mellor Mill tunnels  Date: 21 October 2012 
2012:10:21 14:27:12 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 14:46:51 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 14:57:41 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 15:01:46 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 15:01:00 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 15:09:11 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 15:11:14 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 15:24:22 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 15:38:18 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 15:40:59 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 15:44:30 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 16:06:23 :: NIKON D40
2012:10:21 16:18:21 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 16:27:19 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 16:38:59 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 16:38:59 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 16:40:05 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 17:15:23 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 17:15:53 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 17:17:18 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 17:43:54 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 18:25:35 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 18:26:56 :: NIKON D40 2012:10:21 18:29:18 :: NIKON D40
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Cwmorthin Mine  Date: 28 October 2012 
At the entrance :: 2012:10:28 10:31:48 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Dam in the workings :: 2012:10:28 10:50:22 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Lever operated gate valve on the dam :: 2012:10:28 10:51:20 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Waste wagon that was probably rolled down the incline when the working stopped :: 2012:10:28 10:52:18 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Waste wagon that was probably rolled down the incline when the working stopped :: 2012:10:28 10:52:33 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Olly looking at a missing bridge :: 2012:10:28 11:04:05 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Points :: 2012:10:28 11:04:46 :: Canon PowerShot A610 A crane cum winch in one of the chambers at the top of an incline :: 2012:10:28 11:19:46 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Closer view of the crane :: 2012:10:28 11:20:18 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Electric motor and gearing :: 2012:10:28 11:20:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Starter and speed controller :: 2012:10:28 11:22:15 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The incline :: 2012:10:28 11:26:16 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Another view of the incline - flooded :: 2012:10:28 11:23:24 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The remains of a dismantled derrick crane in the nearby level :: 2012:10:28 11:31:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Typical abandoned working area :: 2012:10:28 11:33:14 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Climbing down the remains of a staircase :: 2012:10:28 12:10:22 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Flooded workings :: 2012:10:28 12:12:20 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the caban chamber :: 2012:10:28 12:28:18 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The caban, trial level and chamber above :: 2012:10:28 12:31:38 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Reading old newspapers stuck to the caban wall :: 2012:10:28 12:13:55 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Some rippled rock found in a floor :: 2012:10:28 13:00:47 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Connecting levels :: 2012:10:28 13:02:14 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Waterfall :: 2012:10:28 13:09:58 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Some crystals, possibly gypsum, in the roof :: 2012:10:28 13:12:09 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Olly*s glove for scale :: 2012:10:28 13:12:21 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Climbing up to a winch operating platform :: 2012:10:28 13:35:13 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The winch platform :: 2012:10:28 13:30:57 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Mark climbing up too :: 2012:10:28 13:31:21 :: Canon PowerShot A610 View of one of the winch drums from below :: 2012:10:28 13:31:52 :: Canon PowerShot A610 From the other side :: 2012:10:28 13:32:16 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The top of the incline served by the winch :: 2012:10:28 13:32:51 :: Canon PowerShot A610 In the compressor chamber :: 2012:10:28 13:39:28 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Cooling water tanks for the compressor :: 2012:10:28 13:39:07 :: Canon PowerShot A610 The waterwheel that powers the lamps in the compressor chamber :: 2012:10:28 13:50:22 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Waterfilled level - an alternative route! :: 2012:10:28 13:55:26 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Steve demonstrates the depth :: 2012:10:28 13:53:32 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Signing the visitor book :: 2012:10:28 14:01:48 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Entering the hurdle passage :: 2012:10:28 14:06:08 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Roof support :: 2012:10:28 14:09:01 :: Canon PowerShot A610 And more support :: 2012:10:28 14:09:26 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Some bridges haven*t done well :: 2012:10:28 14:40:37 :: Canon PowerShot A610 But others are still quite solid :: 2012:10:28 14:48:54 :: Canon PowerShot A610 With good roof supports :: 2012:10:28 14:49:25 :: Canon PowerShot A610 But there again! :: 2012:10:28 14:49:48 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Returning over a good bridge :: 2012:10:28 14:50:48 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Rust formations on a chain :: 2012:10:28 14:52:01 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Another winch installation :: 2012:10:28 15:11:24 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Waterfall :: 2012:10:28 15:13:11 :: Canon PowerShot A610
Looking at some roof fall :: 2012:10:28 15:15:14 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Formations in the slate :: 2012:10:28 15:14:23 :: Canon PowerShot A610 One of the solid timber supports in the area ... :: 2012:10:28 15:16:28 :: Canon PowerShot A610 ... viewed from the other side :: 2012:10:28 15:16:44 :: Canon PowerShot A610 Miner*s ladder :: 2012:10:28 15:18:06 :: Canon PowerShot A610 And then back to the exit :: 2012:10:28 15:24:12 :: Canon PowerShot A610      
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Owner: Olly King  JH to Peak Exchange  Date: 5 October 2013 
Left to right - Lauren, Olly, Tom and Damian at lid of JH ::  :: Lauren, Tom and Damian At egnarO aveN ::  :: Jack, Tom, Paul and Olly at lid of Titan ::  :: Olly rigging the first pitch of Titan ::  ::         
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Open Day - April 2014  Date: 26-27 April 2014 
Pete emerges with a trip :: 2014:04:27 10:52:26 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Andy's lamp and helmet shop :: 2014:04:27 10:52:37 :: Canon PowerShot A630 James with a group in Engine Vein :: 2014:04:27 11:10:27 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Steve comes up the steps with a young visitor :: 2014:04:27 11:13:39 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Mervyn cleans the steps :: 2014:04:27 11:40:50 :: Canon PowerShot A630 John and Helen at the SRT demonstration :: 2014:04:27 11:15:33 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Helen descends :: 2014:04:27 11:18:11 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Dave prusiking :: 2014:04:27 11:18:42 :: Canon PowerShot A630 James and party on the bridge :: 2014:04:27 11:22:08 :: Canon PowerShot A630 James and his ancestor :: 2014:04:27 11:26:00 :: Canon PowerShot A630 You have to duck slightly :: 2014:04:27 11:33:34 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Phil explains SRT to visitors :: 2014:04:27 11:39:55 :: Canon PowerShot A630
James ends his trip :: 2014:04:27 11:45:52 :: Canon PowerShot A630           
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  South Wales Meet  Date: 3-5 May 2014 
The two groups together after the OFD II to Cwm Dwr trip on Sunday :: 2014:05:04 16:34:56 :: Canon PowerShot A630 At OFD I entrance :: 2014:05:05 11:05:26 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Misty lens - Annette in OFD I :: 2014:05:05 11:35:18 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Anton on the ladder :: 2014:05:05 11:46:46 :: Canon PowerShot A630 In the Rawl Series :: 2014:05:05 12:19:14 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Neil admiring formations :: 2014:05:05 12:28:49 :: Canon PowerShot A630 ... and Nigel, too :: 2014:05:05 12:29:41 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Tom emerges from the crawl to the pretties :: 2014:05:05 12:31:48 :: Canon PowerShot A630 More pretties :: 2014:05:05 12:32:35 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Emma admiring the ceiling :: 2014:05:05 12:42:07 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Even more pretties :: 2014:05:05 12:49:22 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Tom in the stream inlet passage :: 2014:05:05 13:22:50 :: Canon PowerShot A630
Neil in the stream inlet passage :: 2014:05:05 13:25:45 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Annette in the inlet :: 2014:05:05 13:26:57 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Group picture :: 2014:05:05 13:52:49 :: Canon PowerShot A630 Slightly better group picture :: 2014:05:05 14:00:05 :: Canon PowerShot A630        
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  West Mine trip - May 2014  Date: 24 May 2014 
Olly descends into the  Main Chamber ::  :: Looking up Chain Shaft ::  :: First abseiler ::  :: Second considering it ::  :: Second abseiler ::  :: And the third ::  :: Descends ::  :: Coming through the Lost Canal ::  :: Emerging - wet ::  :: Near the Pin ::  :: Traversing a ledge ::  :: The team with John and Olly behind them ::  ::
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Matienzo 2014  Date: August 2014 
Campsite and bars The team on the campsite ::  :: Meal at Bar Tomas ::  :: Meal at Bar Tomas ::  :: Lauren looking a bit fish-eyed ::  :: Juan reads about events in Solorzano ::  :: Another bar scene ::  :: The Ason gorge ::  :: The Ason gorge ::  :: From the campsite ::  :: Mountain scene in the evening ::  :: Tom ::  ::
Wildlife on the campsite ::  :: Expedition dinner in Pablo's ::  :: Pablo takes instruction from Purdie on using an SLR ::  :: Noella - smiling ::  :: Pablo - smiling too! ::  :: Chair squeezing ::  :: Chair squeezing ::  :: Table traversing ::  :: More wildlife on the campsite ::  :: Riocueva upstream exploration Entrance shaft ::  :: Low section after joining the stream ::  ::
At the stream ::  :: Steve demonstrating his wetsuit  ::  :: Ali coming through the duck  ::  :: Ali reacting to the duck ::  :: Surveying in the duck area ::  :: Surveying ::  :: James emerges with tape ::  :: Upstream crawly passage ::  :: Reñada Robin on the rope climb ::  :: Bill resting ::  :: Team picture in Stuffed Monk ::  ::
Joel setting up a photograph ... ::  :: ... still ::  :: Lauren admires the Stuffed Monk ::  :: Helictites ::  :: Decorated passage ::  :: A formation like a chocolate fountain ::  :: Cleaning off near the entrance ::  :: Selfie with Joel doing a dive ::  :: Trip to Cueva de Vaca Changing for Vaca (before the lorry arrived) ::  :: Entrance shaft ::  :: Purdie and Tom ::  ::
Formations ::  :: Tom ::  :: Joel at some of the taped-off formations ::  :: Lauren on the ladder ::  :: Robin on the second pitch ::  :: Joel in the sump/duck ::  :: Purdie and Lauren ::  :: Typical dry passage in first section ::  :: Robin traversing in the rift ::  :: Formations in a side passage ::  :: Return to Riocueva Upper passage end ::  ::
Lauren emerges from low crawl into new trerritory ::  :: Still emerging ::  :: Hairy climb into upper passage ::  :: Ladder in place ::  :: Upper passages ::  :: Sam emerges from downstream ::  :: Oxbow in streamway ::  :: Risco Formations in a recently found remote part of Risco ::  :: Standard costume for photographing the delicate formations ::  :: Crystal pool ::  :: Paul photographing ::  ::
Grotto ::  :: Paul photographing ::  :: Helictites ::  :: Grotto ::  :: White flowstone surrounding stals ::  :: Helictites again ::  :: Tom (standing on a bag to protect the flowstone) ::  :: White flowstone surrounding stals ::  :: More ... ::  :: Unusual stalagmite ::  :: Stal in a crystal pool ::  :: Footleg filming in 3-D ::  ::
More stal ::  :: Curtains ::  :: Curtains ::  :: Curtains backlit ::  :: Jivero 2 Downstream entrance ::  :: Classic key-hole passage shape ::  :: Charlotte modelling with back-lighting ::  :: Pete poses (why?) in streamway ::  :: Paul giving scale to picture of a spider ::  :: Spider (and its discarded skin) ::  :: Crayfish (European)  ::  ::
Upstream entrance ::  :: BigMat Calf Hole dig At the dig ::  :: Doug working on the spoil heap ::  :: Liz helping Pete to raise buckets ::  :: ... doing most of the work? ::  :: ... and cutting scaf bars ::  :: What shall we do now? ::  :: Down to the Euro-media bar ::  :: "It was this easy" ::  :: Cueva Coventosa Sign giving a tackle list and grade of severity ::  ::
On the way to the cave ::  :: Looking out of the entrance ::  :: Charlotte demonstrating the draught in Coventosa ::  :: Bill admiring stal in Coventosa ::  :: More stal in Coventosa ::  :: And more ::  :: And more ::  :: Charlotte doing close-up photography ::  :: Team picture  ::  :: On the way out ::  :: The Udias zinc mine Walk in to the mines ::  ::
General view of the area ::  :: Ali at the adit entrance ::  :: Inside the main adit ::  :: Natural in the main adit ::  :: The concrete internal headframe ::  :: The engine bed for the concrete internal headframe ::  :: The concrete internal headframe ::  :: In the main incline ::  :: Large stopes in the main incline ::  :: Stal formations on the floor ::  :: Stopes ::  :: The main incline in Udias ::  ::
Part of the manway out of the deeper sections ::  :: Natural cave and formations ::  :: Going round ore chutes ::  :: More of the manway ::  :: Bridge ::  :: Working up through the mine ::  :: Walking passage ::  :: The small steep incline to the middle level ::  :: The small steep incline to the middle level ::  :: Swiss cheese! ::  :: Doug surveying near the middle entrance ::  :: Remains of a wooden barrel ::  ::
Doug ::  :: Surveying ::  :: The middle entrance ::  :: Moving on to the upper entrance ::  :: Stopes and a railway level ::  :: More levels ::  :: Remains of a wooden winch ::  :: Another winch ::  :: Basket in a blind heading ::  :: Approaching the top entrance ::  :: More stopes near the surface ::  :: Open works ::  ::
Open works ::  :: Open works ::  :: Lenny's cave Formations ::  :: At the face ::  :: Liz ::  :: Bill ::  :: Pete C ::  :: Pete O'N ::  :: Walk to cave 489 Looking over the valley outside 489 ::  :: Team picture ::  ::
Liz in the entrance ::  :: Bill puts some flowers in remembrance of Roy ::  :: Fine cattle ::  :: Pete pretending to be a Dales farmer ::  :: Poseur ::  ::        
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Matienzo - summer - 2015  Date: August 2015 
Arrival ::  :: Lennie's Cave ::  :: Lennie's Cave ::  :: Dave photographing in Lennie's Cave ::  :: Lauren photographing in Lennie's Cave ::  :: Relaxing after a hard trip ::  :: Dinner in the Baker's ::  :: Anton in the Cuba Libre entrance to Vaca ::  :: Anton and Lauren after Vaca trip ::  :: Expedition dinner in Pablo's ::  :: Practical exercises at the dinner ::  :: Bill in the new cave (4189) found next to 1438 dig ::  ::
Team photo at Coventosa day off trip ::  :: Formations in Coventosa ::  :: Formations in Coventosa ::  :: Formations in Coventosa ::  :: Day off to Castro Urdiales ::  :: Bit too busy on the beach ::  :: Team at 489 ::  :: Roy's memorial ::  :: Entrance to 0083, Cueva Chica ::  :: Bear scratches on the wall in 0083 ::  :: Entrance to 0094 spotted from the apartments ::  :: 0094 with Pete in Red Indian disguise ::  ::
Digging at 4131 above Uzueka ::  :: Small new cave 4216 above Risco ::  :: Looking down the shaft at 4215 above Risco ::  :: Day off to look at Comelliante ::  :: Tourist trip in Cueva Molino (Agua) ::  :: Cuevona ::  :: The horticultural competition - judging ::  :: Meal after the show ::  :: Squirrel, Pete and Bill enjoying postres ::  ::    
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Moel Fferna slate mine  Date: 31st August 2015 
The entrance ladder pitch ::  :: First chamber below the pitch ::  :: Electric lighting - Tom is needed here ::  :: One of the worked areas ::  :: Winch and chain method for hauling blocks ::  :: The famous 'crib' ::  :: The bridge of death ::  :: James in his hi viz ::  :: Gate on the adit ::  :: Team after the trip ::  :: View up the valley from the hillside ::  :: The mine tips ::  ::
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Matienzo past (slides)  Date: September 2015 
  ::  :: The valley in mist ::  :: Geoff and Len and Nigel's old van ::  :: Camping in the woods ::  :: Local transport in 1976 ::  :: Getting ready for the expedition dinner at German's bar ::  :: John D telling a story ::  :: Lank following ::  :: Time off on the beach ::  :: Tony, Juan, Dave and Frank ::  :: On the Mostajo track ::  :: Mist again ::  ::
Pasabolo at La Secada ::  :: Pasabolo ::  :: Farming in the 1980s ::  :: The Risco waterfall in flood ::  :: Bar Tomás before the restaurant was built ::  :: Still in the woods ::  :: Liz at the top of Puerto de Los Tornos ::  :: Still in Bar Tomás with groceries on sale at the back ::  :: German's bar: Frank, Phil, Stuart, Pat, Len, Liz, Howard, Liz ::  :: Liz and Pat in Ramales ::  :: No change yet! ::  :: The new farm on the edge of the woods ::  ::
Outside German's ::  :: Liz, Pablo, Penny, Juan, Lank and Noella ::  :: New restaurant at Bar Tomás ::  :: The famous five in the blue van ::  :: Liz, Arthur and Colin on the new campsite behind the bar ::  :: Lloyd on the beach ::  :: Jenny on the beach ::  :: Pablo's new restaurant ::  :: Some pictures outside Matienzo: Asturian barn at Cangas ::  :: Typical Asturian building ::  :: In the Cares Gorge ::  :: Cares Gorge: footpath and hydroelectric water course  ::  ::
Cueva Soplao - show cave ::  :: Cueva Soplao - show cave ::  :: Cueva Valporquero show cave ::  :: Approaching the zinc mines at Udias ::  :: Entrance to Udias mine ::  :: Inside ::  :: Inside ::  :: The old iron works at Cabarceno ::  :: Cabarceno wildlife park ::  :: Cueva Cullavera at Ramales ::  :: Cueva Cullavera at Ramales ::  :: Santillana del Mar: historic town ::  ::
Santillana del Mar: historic town ::  :: Back to German's: German in the beret ::  :: Outside German's: new tables and football machine ::  :: Outside the Baker's too ::  :: BBQ at saucepan street ::  :: BBQ at saucepan street ::  :: Shell found at Steve's house ::  :: New shower block ::  :: Computerisation in German's restaurant ::  :: Ramales looking up ::  :: Cavers looking down ::  :: Caravanning at Pablo's ::  ::
Meal with Jock and family also Chris and Roy ::  :: BBQ at the campsite ::  :: Striptease challenge (Roy in the orange underpants) ::  :: Catalan version of the Full Monty ::  :: Cantabrian sign - right cave - wrong survey ::  :: Touristy trip to Arenal ::  :: Geoff and Roy at the Vega bar ::  :: Liz with a few empties ::  :: Down at the river ::  :: Bar Tomás - and Tom ::  :: Tom and Lucy at the river ::  :: Abseiling ::  ::
Thinking about that next can of beer ::  :: In Comelliante ::  :: Geoff and Chris on South Vega hillside ::  :: Smoothy Bar ::  :: We've arrived! ::  :: Tom being fitted for a boiler suit ::  :: Kieran's 18th ::  :: Pasabolo at La Secada ::  :: Caving trip for village youngsters - before ::  :: - and after ::  :: How to keep the cars clean ::  :: The Baker's ::  ::
And the main square ::  :: Vultures gather on a deserted farmhouse ::  :: Vultures gather on a deserted farmhouse ::  :: Pablo's early in the morning - for once ::  :: Sena ::  :: Raffle prize (behind Tom) ::  :: Bus to Burgos ::  :: S Miguel brewery ::  :: Drink as much as you like -  ::  :: - but later listen carefully to the archaeological lecture ::  :: Bar Tomás yet again ::  :: Fiesta starts ::  ::
Juegos infantales ::  :: Ladder climbing ::  :: Tortilla competition ::  :: Duck race ::  :: Tug of War ::  :: and to cap it all, the Fluffies ::  :: Who's who ::  :: But some things still haven't changed in 2010 ::  :: Visits to Arkwright's bar ::  :: Visits to Arkwright's bar ::  :: Ramales fia ferrata ::  :: Hotpants herding cows ::  ::
Expedition dinner in Pablo's ::  :: BBQ on the beach ::  :: The horticultural show ::  :: Dressed up for dinner ::  :: Outside the Baker's again ::  :: On the campsite ::  :: 2014 team ::  :: Noella - smiling ::  :: Pablo - smiling too! ::  :: Juan reads about events in Solorzano ::  :: Chair squeezing ::  :: Table traversing ::  ::
In Ramales again ::  :: Smoothy Bar still empty ::  :: BBQ at the apartments ::  :: Pete still hungry ::  :: Expedition dinner ::  :: Chair squeezing again ::  :: Multi-screen computing ::  :: The horticultural competition - judging ::  :: I'll be back ::  ::    
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Owner: Anton Petho  Matienzo present (slides)  Date: September 2015 
 ::  :: History ::  :: Treasures from the past ::  ::  ::  :: Matienzo valley looking south ::  :: Typical Matienzo scenery ::  :: The four major systems ::  ::  :: Matienzo looking a bit damp at Christmas 2014 ::  ::  ::
 ::  :: Darren Jarvis at the top of the BigMat Calf Hole entrance ::  :: Discussing digging tactics at BigMat Calf Hole entrance ::  :: Anton removing a boulder from the entrance of site 4117 ::  :: Anton pushing Alex Ritchie into the now enlarged entrance of 4117 ::  ::  ::  :: Andy just after the entrance series to 4117 ::  :: Pretties! ::  :: Alex Ritchie surveying in 4117 ::  :: More pretties in 4117 ::  ::
Some rather nice helictites ::  :: Tom with his survey data ::  :: The computer bank in the back of Pablo’s ::  ::  ::  :: Bear! ::  ::  ::  :: Paul Dold on the Ramales via ferrata ::  :: Paul Dold with daughter Imogen on the Ramales via ferrata ::  :: Surface bashing on the hill above Torca La Vaca ::  :: Is it draughting? ::  ::
 ::  ::  :: Lauren in Lenny’s Cave ::  :: Lauren with pretties in Lenny’s Cave ::  :: Someone let the student loose with the exploder! ::  ::  :: Dave modelling as a photographer ::  :: Anton with pretties in Vallina ::  :: Nice phreatic passage in Vallina ::  :: Swirl chamber in Vallina ::  ::  ::
Anton acting as a scale for the newly found Cuba Libre entrance ::  ::  :: Happy team at dig at site 1438 ::  :: Tom with the Dale Street in the new dig at site 1438 ::  :: Anton in Coventosa entrance ::  :: Anton lifelining Lauren down the pitch in Coventosa ::  :: Pete Clewes making his way through the Fantasmas in Coventosa ::  :: Lauren admiring the Fantasmas in Coventosa ::  ::  :: Pablo's ::  :: Arkwright's ::  :: Baker's Bar ::  ::
Expedition meal ::  :: Steve looking a little worse for wear ::  :: Anton after yet more alcohol trying to squeeze through a barstool ::  ::  ::  ::  ::  ::      
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Owner: NJD  Matienzo 2016  Date: August 2016 
Dig at 4407 ::  :: Dig at 4407 ::  :: Cueva de la Iglesia ::  :: Cueva de la Iglesia ::  :: Cueva de la Iglesia ::  :: Cueva de la Iglesia ::  :: Cueva de la Iglesia ::  :: Cueva de la Iglesia ::  :: The Dairy Dig ::  :: The Dairy Dig ::  :: The Dairy Dig - bear scratches ::  :: The Dairy Dig - the way on! ::  ::
Dead Fox Dig ::  :: Dead Fox Dig - caterpillars ::  :: Dead Fox Dig ::  :: Dead Fox Dig - spiders ::  :: Dead Fox Dig ::  :: Dead Fox Dig ::  :: Dead Fox Dig ::  :: Cultural outing - Altamira ::  :: Altamira ::  :: Altamira ::  :: Altamira ::  :: Altamira ::  ::
Orilllon - Juan looking for a skyhook ::  :: Orilllon ::  :: Orilllon ::  :: Orilllon ::  :: Cave 0616 ::  :: The hunt for Las Cosas ::  :: The hunt for Las Cosas ::  :: The hunt for Las Cosas ::  :: BigMat Calfhole and Vaca ::  :: BigMat Calfhole and Vaca ::  :: BigMat Calfhole and Vaca ::  :: BigMat Calfhole and Vaca ::  ::
BigMat Calfhole and Vaca ::  :: BigMat Calfhole and Vaca ::  :: Euromedia Bar ::  :: On South Vega ::  :: On South Vega ::  :: On South Vega ::  :: At 489 paying respects to Roy ::  :: Another culture day - Cabarceno Zoo ::  :: Cabarceno Zoo ::  :: Cabarceno Zoo ::  :: Cabarceno Zoo ::  :: Cabarceno Zoo ::  ::
Cabarceno Zoo ::  :: Cabarceno Zoo ::  :: Cabarceno Zoo ::  :: Cabarceno Zoo ::  :: Shaft 3004 ::  :: Shaft 3004 ::  :: Shaft 3004 ::  :: Shaft 3004 ::  :: Shaft 3004 ::  :: Shaft 3004 ::  :: The Baker's Bar ::  :: Barbecue at the Apartments ::  ::
Barbecue at the Apartments ::  :: Bar Tomas ::  :: Last night ::  ::          
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Yorkshire Dales - chillout meet  Date: 10th - 11th December 2016 
Small Mammal to GG Preparing to descend Small Mammal ::  :: Rob prepares to descend the main pitch ::  :: Gina arrives below the Greasy Slab ::  :: Gina starts to go down the main pitch ::  :: Anton descending the Greasy Slab ::  :: Admiring the waterfall ::  :: Mince pies ::  :: Dead mince pies ::  :: Evening curry provided by Steve Just before midnight - nice JimJams, Charlotte ::  :: Cola Caos ::  ::
Old Ing Cave on Sunday Rob and Yvonne entering Old Ing ::  :: Deep pools ::  :: The sump in Old Ing ::  :: Inlet ::  :: Birkwith Cave Going down to the entrance ::  :: At the bottom of the main cascade ::  :: At the junction with the canal ::  ::    
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Wretched Rabbit to Lancaster; Bull Pot of the Witches  Date: 28-29 January 2017 
Wretched Rabbit to Lancaster (28th January) Outside the entrance ::  :: Once we got into the big stuff ::  :: In the minarets ::  :: Scylla and Charybdis ::  :: The Painter*s Palette ::  :: Callum looking at the formations ::  :: Anton and the Collonades ::  :: Coming out of Lancaster ::  :: Bull Pot of the Witches (29th January) James and Pete in the snow at Bull Pot of the Witches ::  :: Pete at the bottom ::  ::
Team picture in Burnett*s Cavern ::  :: About to start out again ::  ::           
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  St Cuthberts, Priddy, Mendip  Date: 17 November 2012 
The entrance ::  :: Formations ::  :: Formations in the mist ::  :: More formations ::  :: And more ::  :: The team including Alison, our leader, in the centre ::  :: Near the first sump ::  :: Through the sump ::  :: Some of the dams ::  :: Returning along the streamway ::  ::   
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Hillocks Mine  Date: 11 June 2011 
At the entrance ::  :: Main chamber before the coffin level ::  :: Main chamber before the coffin level ::  :: In the first shaft ::  :: The cartgate with coffin level in the roof ::  :: Looking up Whalf Mine shaft ::  :: At the bottom of the shaft ::  :: Cross-cut ::  :: Towards the northern end ::  :: Towards the northern end ::  :: End of the trip ::  ::  
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Monyash Weekend  Date: 27th - 29th June 2003 
Part of the campsite ::  :: Hillocks team ::  :: Checking gear ::  :: Amusements ::  :: Saturday night ::  :: Saturday night ::  :: Saturday night - Elaine ::  :: Saturday night - Steve ::  :: Saturday night - Todge ::  :: One of the walks ::  :: Magpie - Red Soil Mine ::  :: Magpie - main shaft ::  ::
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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Through trip from Engine Vein to Wood Mine  Date: 7 November 2017 
Waiting to board the boat ::  :: Boarding ::  :: Boarding ::  :: The underwater shaft at Brynlow ::  :: 18th century workings below adit in Brynlow ::  :: Looking down to the landing stage at Brynlow ::  :: Ladder up to workings at Field Shaft ::  :: The miniature railway at Field Shaft ::  :: Looking down at Field Shaft ::  :: Azurite on thw wall at the Crossroads ::  :: Azurite on thw wall at the Crossroads with Jamie as scale ::  :: Looking up a sealed shaft on the Hough Level ::  ::
ANother view up the sealed shaft ::  :: Blue Lake in Wood Mine ::  :: Blue Lake in Wood Mine ::  :: Blue Lake in Wood Mine ::  :: Blue Lake in Wood Mine ::  :: The team at Blue Lake ::  ::       

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