Author Topic: What does this mean for the Longleat caves?  (Read 401 times)

Offline Judi Durber

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What does this mean for the Longleat caves?
« on: April 05, 2020, 03:19:48 pm »
The 7th Marquess of Bath, Alexander George Thynn, has died.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-52173794

I wonder what effect this will have regarding access to the caves (& climbing) on Longleat land?

Does anyone know how the 8th Marquess views cavers?
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Offline mrodoc

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Re: What does this mean for the Longleat caves?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 03:25:18 pm »
I did meet him when the Duke of Wessex was touring his 'domain' a few years back.  Some of the discoverers of the Frozen Deep were invited to make a short presentation on the find, in Gough's Cave during his tour.  He was with the Duke. he had a charming wife who was dishing out strawberries after the event!  He has been closely involved with running the family enterprise for some time so I don't imagine there will be many changes, if any (apart from the perennial attempt to boost revenue).

 

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