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Blue ShaftHistoric artefactsWorkings on the vein, Engine VeinFinlow MineT'owd man in Wood MineDevil's GraveTom's Shaft in the Cobalt MineThe Beacon before demolitionWood MineSRT in Engine VeinNorth Boundary Fault, Wood MineKey Chamber, Wood MineMain Chamber Engine Vein1930s visitors at BrynlowThe Laundry Chute in West MineDoc MineWest MineRoman coins
Gaping Gill, YorkshireConiston Copper Mine, LakesWartling Bunker, KentStockport air raid sheltersOld Ing Cave, Yorkshire DalesMoel Fferna slate mine, N WalesFirst Pitch, P8 DerbyshireBagshawe Cavern, DerbyshireAlum Pot, Yorkshire DalesOgof Dydd Byraf, North WalesColonnades: Lancaster HoleMagpie Mine, DerbyshireAven d'Orgnac, FranceGiants Hole, DerbyshireCoventosa, SpainRampgill Mine, NentheadLennies Cave, MatienzoSnailbeach Mine, ShropshireBull Pot of the WitchesNettle Pot, DerbyshireCarrs Mine, Nenthead
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In the past, one could almost literally walk into a new cave in Great Britain but these days almost all the open cave entrances have been explored. Now, it is necessary to dig one's way into unexplored cave passage. Sometimes, this means removing loose boulders, at other times it means shovelling out clay and sand. If there is a strong probability of a cave, then cavers will even resort to using explosives to enlarge a passage. This dig, reinforced with scaffolding, is at the end of Pooles Cavern in Derbyshire.
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This was taken in a chert mine in Derbyshire. After the chert (a form of silica) had been extracted, the waste was left in the mine retained by walls such as the one on the right.
Two flashes have been used so as to gain perspective. The nearby flash was not on the camera so as to avoid spots on the picture and to provide a bit of shadow behind the nearby objects.

The next public event at the Alderley Edge mines is an evening trip at Wood Mine on Tuesday 19/07/2022.To find out if there is still space available, go to the booking page.

In case of emergency at Alderley Edge, call POLICE 999 and ask for DERBYSHIRE CAVE RESCUE.   They will call out local team members.  Do NOT call for the Fire Brigade.