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CavefestUK Competition
« on: January 07, 2020, 09:10:13 am »
IT'S COMPETITION TIME AGAIN

To WIN this paperback edition of Peter Glanvills amazing book
Reservoir hole.  The story of a Cheddar Cave.





All you need to do is name the 10 Mendip cave/shaft entrances in the picture below and state the year the caves were discovered or the year the shaft was excavated by cavers.




Once you have your list, simply send your numbered answers to us via private message right here on the forum.



The closing date for the competition is
Sunday 12th January
All correct entries will be entered into the draw and the winner picked at random.
The winner will be announced
Monday 13th January

Good luck everyone.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 03:49:46 pm by Pegasus »

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 03:50:27 pm »
If you have a higher res copy of photos let me know and I'll replace the ones above  ;D

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 03:54:55 pm »
This photo's a little bigger, but still quite small if you're trying to make out some of the entrances!

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 04:30:27 pm »
Thank you artcooperdavis

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2020, 06:09:14 am »
Last day of the competition.  Surely someone fancies a shot?

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 07:30:35 pm »
I could not work out many of these but it is decades since I caved on Mendip. So can someone please post the answers now that the competition is over??

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 01:54:46 pm »
Sadly, no one entered any answers at all.
The prize will be offered in another competition soon.

Here are the answers we took from Mendip Undergruond


1).Templetons pot - 2000
2) Pinetree pot - 1960
3) Gibbets brow - 2003
4) St Cuthberts- 1953
5) Hunters lodge inn sink - 2001
6) Eastwater Swallet - 1902
7) Hunters hole - 1951
8) North Hill Swallet - 1965
9) Caine Hill shaft - 2003
10) Swildons Swallet - 1901

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2020, 06:14:44 pm »
Possibly because most cavers on Mendip have a copy of Mr Glanvill's excellent book.

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2020, 07:19:14 pm »
I recognised two of them, and thought 6, Eastwater, looked very picturesque.
Most of them seem to be big chunks of concrete and steel...  :o

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2020, 08:20:50 pm »
Most of them seem to be big chunks of concrete and steel...  :o

Well it is Mendip!

If I am not mistaken, there are only two entrances on Mendip that have not been opened artificially...
The distance between stupidity and genius is measured only by success.

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2020, 08:33:17 pm »
 "If I am not mistaken, there are only two entrances on Mendip that have not been opened artificially..."

Fairy Cave
Reads Cavern
Draycott Cave
Avelines Hole
Rowberrow Cavern
Wookey Hole
Stoke Lane Slocker
Great Oones Hole
Long Hole
St Dunstans Well Cave
You could actually even say Swildons as it was only blocked with debris. I expect there are more.

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2020, 09:05:45 pm »
"If I am not mistaken, there are only two entrances on Mendip that have not been opened artificially..."

Fairy Cave
Reads Cavern
Draycott Cave
Avelines Hole
Rowberrow Cavern
Wookey Hole
Stoke Lane Slocker
Great Oones Hole
Long Hole
St Dunstans Well Cave
You could actually even say Swildons as it was only blocked with debris. I expect there are more.
I had Stoke Lane and Goatchurch on my list, but with a little thought, there are some other obvious contenders. Who told me it was two?  :-\

That said, I think Read's was dug.
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Originally called Keltic Cavern, the cave (Read's Cavern) was opened in 1919 by UBSS...

And pretty sure Aveline's was dug open too, but text in MU5 isn't conclusive.
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Aveline's Hole was discovered in January 1797, when two men pursued a rabbit into a small hole (at the top of the present arch).

I'll give you the rest  :smartass:
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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2020, 09:11:01 pm »
Aveline's & Read's were dug out, although both had been accessible in pre-history.

Foxes Hole at Burrington & Denny's Hole were also historically open.

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2020, 06:13:17 am »
"If I am not mistaken, there are only two entrances on Mendip that have not been opened artificially..."

Fairy Cave
Reads Cavern
Draycott Cave
Avelines Hole
Rowberrow Cavern
Wookey Hole
Stoke Lane Slocker
Great Oones Hole
Long Hole
St Dunstans Well Cave
You could actually even say Swildons as it was only blocked with debris. I expect there are more.
I had Stoke Lane and Goatchurch on my list, but with a little thought, there are some other obvious contenders. Who told me it was two?  :-\

That said, I think Read's was dug.
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Originally called Keltic Cavern, the cave (Read's Cavern) was opened in 1919 by UBSS...

And pretty sure Aveline's was dug open too, but text in MU5 isn't conclusive.
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Aveline's Hole was discovered in January 1797, when two men pursued a rabbit into a small hole (at the top of the present arch).

I'll give you the rest  :smartass:

Its a shame you didnt enter your answers. You would have won with a percentage win.

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2020, 07:34:46 am »
http://www.thelog.org.uk/more07.html

Opening paragraphs are insightful.

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Re: CavefestUK Competition
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2020, 11:22:37 am »
I had Stoke Lane and Goatchurch on my list, but with a little thought, there are some other obvious contenders. Who told me it was two?  :-\
Wookey & Goatchurch are the only walk in entrances that led to anything extensive...