Well before caving clubs, Plumley's hole in Burrington Combe...Mike
I know the story of Plumley's Hole, but what about nearby Aveline's?.
Perhaps we also have an accidental death in the skeleton found in OFD [ https://www.swcc.org.uk/aboutswcc/history/members/piwh_1/discovering_ofd.php ].
Quote from: Martin Laverty on September 27, 2018, 01:58:34 pm Perhaps we also have an accidental death in the skeleton found in OFD [ https://www.swcc.org.uk/aboutswcc/history/members/piwh_1/discovering_ofd.php ]. To say nothing of the mysterious skeleton found in the Main Chamber of GG!
Afraid I can't recall the details of the GG skeleton I read about, other than that I believe it wasn't long after the end of the 2nd. World War and there was a suggestion that the person could have been a wartime spy who was thrown down the pothole after his identity was discovered. I think the police were involved in the investigation but the body was never identified and certainly wasn't "ancient".Perhaps someone else can come up with the appropriate references for this tale because I've come across it in several histories of Gaping Gill but can't now remember where I read it.
There is also the skeleton found in Body Pot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trow_Ghyll_skeleton
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