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Offline alastairgott

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Stoney Middleton "Hollywood" Filmset
« on: April 24, 2021, 08:27:32 am »
I was sworn to secrecy by one of our members last Sunday who invited me and Lizzie out for a walk. We sneaked up on it from several directions, but i'm sure security will be getting tighter. Pretty cool.


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I give up on the secrecy now, seen as the BBC has blown its cover!

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Re: Stoney Middleton "Hollywood" Filmset
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2021, 10:01:25 am »
This must be the first time that Stoney Middleton and Hollywood have appeared in the same sentence.

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Re: Stoney Middleton "Hollywood" Filmset
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2021, 11:41:49 am »
Pah - I was caving up the hill above that with Roy Rodgers last week and he's way cooler than Tom Cruise, and does his own stunts.

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Re: Stoney Middleton "Hollywood" Filmset
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2021, 01:59:51 pm »
Will they resurrect ‘The last drop cafe’

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Re: Stoney Middleton "Hollywood" Filmset
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2021, 05:15:08 pm »
Pah - I was caving up the hill above that with Roy Rodgers last week and he's way cooler than Tom Cruise, and does his own stunts.
Roy is taller too.  :)
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Re: Stoney Middleton "Hollywood" Filmset
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2021, 10:49:13 pm »
Blueberry
Is that 'Lovers Leap Cafe'? 🤔

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Re: Stoney Middleton "Hollywood" Filmset
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2021, 07:05:27 am »
T pot 2. You may well be right. It's been along time. I was last there having a breakfast in about 1987, caving with Nottingham University. The story of the name as I recall, was about a girl who tried to commit suicide by jumping off the hill and her skirt opened and acted as a parachute. She survived and so the cafe got it's name. Whether she started the cafe I don't know.  :)

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Re: Stoney Middleton "Hollywood" Filmset
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 08:03:28 pm »
A few years back I was in Porth yr Ogof when they were filming a scene for Britannia. Lots of extra fibre-glass rocks brought in, lighting rigs, etc. At one point I thought I heard a flood pulse coming and had a bit of a panic until a giant camera drone came sweeping in and landed on a platform they'd set up just short of White Horse Pool.
Nice thing was they kept letting me take groups through while they set up. Then when it came to filming they let me know where I could still go but not the entrance chamber. So we lay with our torches off in a side passage and watched.

 

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