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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2006, 08:27:19 am »
:o
Actually chaps, hasn't a well know and respected local caving emporium entrepreneur
been rescued from his own digs several times, on occassion almost missing last orders.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2006, 08:33:51 am »
:o
Actually chaps, hasn't a well know and respected local caving emporium entrepreneur
been rescued from his own digs several times, on occassion almost missing last orders.


At least once to my knowledge ;)
I'm a very busy person

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2006, 09:50:23 am »

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2006, 10:38:31 am »
:o
Actually chaps, hasn't a well know and respected local caving emporium entrepreneur
been rescued from his own digs several times, on occassion almost missing last orders.


At least once to my knowledge ;)

Twice that I can think of.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2006, 04:27:23 pm »
 :bounce:
Also, once from his own kitchen, when a dancing sesion mis-fired.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2006, 07:10:48 pm »
 :(

Just a quick question, has any caver fairly recently been in Tyning's?
The reason I ask Is David reakes is notorious for purchasing his "farm" padlocks, whilst holidaying in Spain.
His Missus told me this.
U may not think this relevant but his padlocks are always going wrong, also they get confused over which key fits which lock.
Not quite so bad now they live on site. :doubt:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2006, 10:10:29 pm »
10/10/06

The lock was old and hard to open

Take some WD40 or similar

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2006, 11:25:49 am »
whitelackington calling Mendip,
I have been ill for quite a time but now seem to better, so I fully intend to be doing the Tynings trip on Sunday 3rd December, in the afternoon.
As I have not been in Tynings for a year or so and as i have not been to mendip for a while.
Would it be possible for a public spirited Mendip, Local, Caver, to try & obtain the key from David or his missus and see if it is the correct key and actually opens the padlock, (if there is one, sometimes it's unlocked)  as, as this is supposed to be a mass Christmas romp, it will be rather embarrasardo, for me at least, if we can not actually get in the plce.

I might add, that when A.C.G. were regularly digging in Tynings, it was always the padlock / Key problems that prevented us from finding The Cheddar Master System,
not our useless digging techniques. :clap2:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2006, 08:46:05 am »
The trip did not happen, there were no public spirited caver's about to see if it was possible to gain entry, unfortunately for us David Reakes had gone on holiday, so we did Singing River Mine instead.
We WILL get back in there one day!

Some of you newer Axbridge Carvers have probably not done it.
This cave was first explored by A.C.G.
However as it was straight away filled in by the then irate Farmer, the main exploration was done years later by other's.
If Axbridge had been let to find it all, it would have become The A.C.G. longest ever find.
I think it is about the twelfth longest natural cave.
Axbridge had a dig in Bertie's Paradise, end of last century.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2006, 08:52:41 am »
I think it is about the twelfth longest natural cave.


1 Mammoth Cave System U.S.A. Kentucky 563,270
2 Optimisticeskaja -Gypsum cave Ukraine Ukrainskaja 191,500
3 Jewel Cave U.S.A. South Dakota 189,597
4 Holloch Switzerland Schwyz 165,500
5 Lechuguilla Cave U.S.A. New Mexico 154,883
6 Fisher Ridge Cave System U.S.A. Kentucky 135,990
7 Siebenhengste-hohgant Hohlensystem -Muttee cave Switzerland Bern 135,000
8 Wind Cave U.S.A. South Dakota 131,033
9 Ozernaja Ukraine Ukrainskaja 111,000
10 Gua Air jernih-Lubang Batau Padeng -Cleawater cave Malaysia Sarawak 109,000
11 Systeme de Ojo Guarena Spain Burgos 100,000
12 Reseau de la Coumo d'Hyouernedo(e) France Naute-Garonne 94,843
13 Sistema Purificacion Mexico Tamaulipas 90,470
14 Zolushka -Gypsum cave Moldavioa Moldarskaja 90,200
15 Hirlatzhohle Austria Oberosterreich 84,992
16 Toca da Boa Vista brazil Bahia 71,000
17 Friars Hole Cave System U.S.A. West Virginia 70,882
18 Easegill System United Kingdom Yorkshire Dales 70,500

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2006, 09:11:06 am »


1 Mammoth Cave System U.S.A. Kentucky 563,270 etc

563,270 what? cm, inches, bananas?

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2006, 09:16:13 am »
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563,270 what? cm, inches, bananas?

I thought they were grid references. If I found a cave with a survey length that looked like a grid reference, I'd be well chuffed.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2006, 09:42:38 am »
The lengths are in proper SI metres.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2006, 09:53:28 am »
The lengths are in proper SI metres.  :thumbsup:

Out of interest, what other sort is there?

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2006, 10:37:59 am »
The twelfth longest cave. The twelfth longest cave in what? - limestone, sand, balsa, England, Tibet, Monaco, Jupiter?

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2006, 02:57:17 pm »
>:(
U clog heads   Mendipshire of course :coffee:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2007, 04:30:12 pm »
 :)
A few of us doing Tyning's on 3rd February, that is a Saturday ;D

I hope Mister Reakes will be @ home & that his padlock is not rusted solid :down:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2007, 07:37:30 am »
Appologies, we have decided to move The Tyning's Barrows Swallet Tip
from Saturday  3/2/2007
to      Sunday  4/2/2007


this is mainly to allow for people
who want to participate at
Upper Flood Swallet
on    Saturday  3/2/2007 :blink:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2007, 07:38:25 am »
Don't forget A.C.G. you are invited to do Tyning's
 Sunday about 11 o'clock
or 10 .15 am at MCG Cottage
with The Bracknell.