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20th September 2015: A personal account of today’s trip.

With Paul Brock. Also Caroline Allen, Dave Fear and Duncan Simey.

After a trip down to Draycott, then return hame to deliver eggs and do some prep for today’s trip made my way up to Wigmore Farm. The others were already there so quickly changed and headed over the fields to the cave entrance.

Survey above as Published in the Wessex Cave Club Journal.

Paul set off to rig the pitch while I followed on, Duncan helped to carry a bag into the cave for me. While Paul and myself went on to the dig site the others went for a tour around the rest of the cave.

Survey of the crawl along to the dig (Roaring Waters) by Nick Hawkes, et. al.

Got to the end of the crawl (it hasn’t got any less squalid) and drilled 6no. holes, charged and retired laying out the wire. Back at the pitch there were still people on the rope so went for a tour around the cave with Paul to pass the time. Eventually we returned to the pitch Paul went up the rope and I completed the task in hand – a fine resounding echo! Up the pitch and out of the cave. After securing the entrance we left for refreshments and a natter at the Queen Vic.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, geologist, speleologist.