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Re: Peak District book research questions
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2020, 09:47:28 pm »
1st edition published April 1943

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Re: Peak District book research questions
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2020, 11:28:41 pm »
That's an earlier Royse - the John Royse who wrote Ancient Castleton Caves (and who opened up Treak Cliff and sunk the shaft into the cartgate at Odin Gorge in 1926) died in 1943, or maybe 1945, shortly after the book was published. He's in the DPC line-up photo outside Blue John Cavern in The Castleton Mines book.

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Re: Peak District book research questions
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2020, 09:01:34 am »
Thank you everyone who has posted, including those who have got me mixed up with Mark Wright  ;D
Sadly, I've never been to the Gouffre Berger but I have seen Mark's excellent book.
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Re: Peak District book research questions
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2020, 07:20:32 pm »
Wasn't John Royce the miner who covered up the "lost" vein in TCC recently re-discovered accidentally?
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Re: Peak District book research questions
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2020, 10:37:48 pm »
I think it was, yes. He was meant to show Peter Harrison the new vein the next day, but died that evening, not having told anyone where or how he'd hidden it. I hope I got the details right but I don't know if Vicky Turner reads this to correct any mistakes!

 

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