....and the cave passage this represents is??

JAA

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Roger ;



No, but my dad once told us a horrible story about a distant relative of his who got dragged into an industrial mangle in a big laundry facility . . . the last thing she ever did.
My mother had her arm pulled through a neighbours electric mangle when I was a kid, I can still hear the screams 35 yrs later. Ouch.
 

Al S

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Saw this today when queuing - I bet I was the only person in that long line who saw it and thought about caving 😁

Do you have a random object that reminds you of or represents a cave, formation, featuree queue for caving related reasons

That queue made us think of caving too! The cheese they were giving out while we waited was called Yoredale - can't be many cheeses named after a geological series.
 

Fulk

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Here's one for Mendip cavers:
 

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mikem

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Mangle Hole on Mendip still contains the rollers, although rest of original has deteriorated

Of course there are also the Buttertubs in Yorkshire
 

kay

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Posser is a new word to me. My mother used to use a dolly, which was why it was called a dolly tub.

I believe a marmite is a cooking pot for stews and casseroles, so the cave relevance is very similar to "Dollytubs" and not to do with brown sludge.
 

shotlighter

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Posser is a new word to me. My mother used to use a dolly, which was why it was called a dolly tub.

I believe a marmite is a cooking pot for stews and casseroles, so the cave relevance is very similar to "Dollytubs" and not to do with brown sludge.
Similar here in the Potteries, where its called a dolly peg.
 
I’ve heard them called “poss tubs” in swaledale certainly.
I think 'poss' is reasonably common, there was a poss stick mill down by the river here until the 1920's (Durham Derwent). My Mum had a single tub Hoover with an agitator, mechanical poss stick a bit like a domestic version of those tubs on the dressing floor at Killhope, and a rather lethal electric powered mangle, but the niff of washing and the steam was quite pleasant. There was also a drying maiden above the boiler in the kitchen.

Crumbs, those were the days.... sort of.

Jim
 

JAA

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I’ve still got my drying maiden thing above the fire in the front room, it’s ace! And makes the house smell lovely!
 

bograt

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It may be very regional, but what you're calling a "poss", in the coal mining area of east Derbyshire we called a "ponch".
 

Pitlamp

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I’ve still got my drying maiden thing above the fire in the front room, it’s ace! And makes the house smell lovely!

I've got a proper drying maiden in front of the stove right now, with all my wet running gear on.
But that doesn't seem to smell quite as nice . . . 🥴

Happy Christmas everybody! 🎄
 
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Pitlamp

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Bang on Mark; I thought a Derbyshire caver of your calibre would soon get that!

I remember when there was a pumping exercise there. Later, Ray Fairholome asked me to stick my head it it with a tank on. It didn't go unfortunately.

OK, you think of something to exercise our minds now!
 
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