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EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« on: January 16, 2008, 05:30:01 pm »
I am restarting the Compton martin renovation trips in on 7th Feb 2008.
Meeting at the mine entrance, or inside if your late.
7pm Start, end in time for the pub @ Ring O Bells.
Full protective gear recommended, gloves, wellys oversuit and change of clothes etc as it will stain your clothing.
This same event will be posted on http://www.c**tplaces.co.uk
Plenty of places as plenty to do and people can spread them selfs around.
Open to all.

Objective - To clear and in some cases to lower the floor (back to its mined height?) to enable future wooden supports to be installed. Lots of wall buildng with deads. artefact's to be retrieved and protected. I'd like to see the rails again. Please let me know if you can attend.

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c**tplaces
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madrab

Unconfirmed Maybe Kinda
Elaine + Hughie - might be doing stuff to cows.
Bob Smith - Requires Transport

I wont put names down till they confirm.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2008, 04:59:51 pm by darkplaces »

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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 05:34:53 pm »
Woohoo, count me in.. my house has looked decidedly less orange of late.. can't be having that.
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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 06:03:31 pm »
We enjoyed our last session in there, so I will try and persuade Hughie to come along with me. I want to see if my last wall is still standing, and to see if there are any more treasures to be found.
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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008, 12:08:33 pm »
sounds like fun if someone can pick me up from priddy.

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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 08:46:01 am »
A reminder to everyone about this event, nice little mine, needs some attention. Jolly red atmos. GO home looking like you been rolling in lipstick  :doubt:

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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 06:04:46 pm »
So who is coming?
Do I need to pick you up Bob?

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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 05:11:47 pm »
everyone jump in your cars and head for compton martin!  Its ON tonight!

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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2008, 07:13:24 pm »
You should be in there now as I post this. I have just come in and Hughie is still working - finishing up. Hence our non appearance.

Must sell these cows!
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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2008, 11:48:11 pm »
lol,

No worrys, good night, new wall built, Les turned up and lectured me.

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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008, 07:10:06 pm »
'twas a good lecture though  ;D

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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2008, 07:29:10 pm »
Multimedia, or just good old-fashioned talking?

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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2008, 07:45:20 pm »
Oh it was t'proper jobby with power point slides, handouts and demonstrations.

I had forgotten that the mine is NOT closed by bats but the landowner closes the mine every Jan so it doesn't become a right of way.

Attending: Known & Madrab + Root.

On entering the mine I was reminded of how red it was and noticed a few rocks had dropped from the roof in the short time we had been away, answering peoples question of just how exactly does the floor get covered in so much rubble. The place is more unstable then I had thought. We made our way though, saw a couple of bats flying about and reached the 1st junction were we discussed things. Then Known said "Bloody Hell! look at that!" I turned and shreeked like a girl as we had not noticed a couple of bats roosting behind us, we moved away quietly and found some were to dig. I carried on digging were I had left off, building a new wall opposite to a new one I had already started. It was looking good. Les W & Darren turned up and had a bit of a look around and we had a chat about bats and things and trips and forums and dropping stones on peoples heads accidentally. Then having finished the new wall and madrab shoveled some loose stones ontop we left, my stenlight fading as the battery was running very low, not sure if its duff or I miscalculated how much I had used it, my backup assisted my exit. We all screamed our way back to the Hunters were Madrab was introduced to th caving community. Baptism by fire springs to mind hehe  :lol: We discussed past trips and future trips and routes and Organized a Thursday trip.

A fun night :D

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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2008, 08:02:42 pm »
Is this place suitable for beginners and does it need SRT?  :doubt:
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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2008, 08:25:00 pm »
DP - apologies for our non appearance.

Got a calving victim tonight.

But we have a very important chinese takeaway to eat first.


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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2008, 08:48:27 pm »
As C&A Officer I do feel a tad guilty. As a result of our visit the hard working restoration team were encouraged to finish their work early and we all made it to the Hunters by 9:15pm   :beer2:

I am certain that if we hadn't visited them they would have worked through to 10:30 and rushed into the "Ring 'o Bells" for last orders.  :beer2:

Our intervention resulted in around 4.5 lost man hours of restoration work  :-[

Keep it up root, it's looking good in there now.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2008, 08:48:41 pm »
Is this place suitable for beginners and does it need SRT?  :doubt:

lol  :thumbsup:

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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2008, 09:20:25 pm »
Is this place suitable for beginners and does it need SRT?  :doubt:
Yes Graham its it suitable for beginners and no SRT is required, if you need help getting though the entrance I am sure we can form a team to help. If bending is a problem I recommend crawling the 1st 20ft.

Bit at a time, this is a long term project.

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Re: EVENT - Compton Martin Ocher Mine renovation - 7th Feb 2008
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2008, 07:36:55 pm »
I would have replied to this thread sooner, but LesW has delegated next Thursdays lecture to me. Apparently if you think roots going to turn up you have to have a 10 minute lecture prepared just in case.  If you know roots going to turn up then then a full 20 minutes is the very minimum acceptable.

So far I've managed 12 minutes on the pros and cons of Bunny ears and Italian hitches, I was thinking of winding up with short practical on how to love your ladder.

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