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Offline mrodoc

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A bit of Mendip cave history
« on: August 08, 2018, 11:11:44 pm »
I was at Sidmouth Folk Festival today and at a leather store got chatting to the ownee Spike Cadman. He told me that he did some digging in Swildons as a Scout and remembers being involved in opening up Barnes Loop. I think from his description he met St. Paul's series. Anybody remember him? He also tells me that on another occasion he and a group of others used something like chimney sweeps poles to go fishing in the Upper Traverse in Eastwater Cavern. It has always been knows as a kit swallower and apparently their fishing trip was very successful. Anybody else done this?

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Re: A bit of Mendip cave history
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 08:22:01 am »
I know Tony Jarrett used to fish for kit that'd fallen down the Upper Traverse. I once dropped an ammo tin down there (embarrassingly shortly after lecturing the group I was taking down Eastwater on the hazards of so doing...) which contained a cheap camera and a Marathon bar. Never did get it back. Selfishly, a friend point-blank refused to send his three-year-old daughter down there to retrieve it.
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Re: A bit of Mendip cave history
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 09:21:20 am »
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a cheap camera and a Marathon bar. Never did get it back.

I wouldn't worry. You're only talking peanuts for both items.