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Workings on the vein, Engine VeinThe Beacon before demolitionRoman coinsBlue ShaftKey Chamber, Wood MineWest MineTom's Shaft in the Cobalt Mine1930s visitors at BrynlowMain Chamber Engine VeinWood MineHistoric artefactsT'owd man in Wood MineThe Laundry Chute in West MineDoc MineFinlow MineDevil's GraveSRT in Engine VeinNorth Boundary Fault, Wood Mine
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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.
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West Mine is the largest mine under Alderley Edge, and the main chamber, not far in from the entrance, is the largest single open space underground at Alderley. Nevertheless, it is small by comparison with mine chambers elsewhere in the UK. The chamber was excavated by using hand drills and gunpowder and probably took a couple of years to get as large as it is now.

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.



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