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Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« on: November 09, 2006, 04:00:41 pm »
Trip into Tyning's Barrows Swallet (£1 each for David Reakes)
to occur on Sunday 3rd of December 2006
This is for A.C.G., B.D.C.C. & M.C.G. I am a member of all three clubs, I will supply the ladders.
Mick Norton :thumbsup:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2006, 04:38:55 pm »
I am a member of all three clubs, I will supply the ladders.
Mick Norton :thumbsup:

Does that mean that all three of you are going?

BTW, your previously anonymous forum name is now rendered unanonymous!

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2006, 06:02:48 pm »
You r correct but i have always been unannononmous!

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2006, 06:03:47 pm »
It is also true that I can not spell! :weep:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2006, 07:33:29 pm »
At least you have a sence of Humour! :o :o :bounce: Unlike the Cap'n'Chris! :o :o :o :o :o :thumbsup:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2006, 09:16:11 pm »
What is the opposite of anonymous - nymous, or ymous  :shrug:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2006, 09:17:56 pm »
At least you have a sence of Humour! :o :o :bounce: Unlike the Cap'n'Chris! :o :o :o :o :o :thumbsup:

Yes, I'm renowned for not having the slightest grain of humour in me. All my posts are deadpan serious, dull and lack joie de vivre.  :doubt: I take it you're using your formulaic sarcasm, monkeyspanker? ....   ;)

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2006, 06:31:08 am »
Cap'chris, u don't want to go upsetting one of mendips finest diggers.
I have dug with him for years and taught him all i know, therefor he is now very knowledgeable, also has a hilti caping rod and a pneumatic drilling / chiseling set up, also capable of designing & building cave lids & sewers.
The Cheddar might have needs of his expertise / equipment, should they ever drag themselves into the twenty first century and start a proper dig! :alien:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2006, 08:00:05 am »
Or even onymous?

OK, I'll go and make some tea.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2006, 08:42:09 am »
Cap'chris, u don't want to go upsetting one of mendips finest diggers.

Yes, you're right! All is forgiven, Treemonkey! I was only jesting; thereby proving, in a round about way, that I do have a sense of humour.  :ras:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2006, 01:30:27 pm »
The Cheddar might have needs of his expertise / equipment, should they ever drag themselves into the twenty first century and start a proper dig! :alien:

You haven't heard Cheddar's Damocles Rift dig: a good proper dig upwards through hanging death boulders like a giant Kerplunk! Not a soft easy horizontal dig. :sleeping: Some of the members may have secret digs as well  :tease:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2006, 03:26:21 pm »
should they ever drag themselves into the twenty first century

Cheddar only spent three years of its existence in the Twentieth Century; unlike some other Mendip clubs which have spent by far the majority of their existence not only in the C20th but also in the Dark Ages. Hey ho.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2006, 03:52:41 pm »
The Cheddar might have needs of his expertise / equipment, should they ever drag themselves into the twenty first century and start a proper dig! :alien:

You haven't heard Cheddar's Damocles Rift dig: a good proper dig upwards through hanging death boulders like a giant Kerplunk! Not a soft easy horizontal dig. :sleeping: Some of the members may have secret digs as well  :tease:

 :alien: I thought you said Mister Morgan, refering to the tar barrel dig,
 "That Chris Castle and dangerous digs don't make good bedfellows"

Mister Castle himself, (an old friend of mine), said that, that Damocles Dig is well dodgy! :blink:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2006, 04:17:38 pm »
that Damocles Dig is well dodgy! :blink:

IMO it's a miracle no-one has been killed or seriously injured there. It's one of those places where few people want to revisit; it also looks like the sort of place where the whole lot could collapse at any moment, given a prod in the right place. There's been a fair amount of brown trousers and jumping out of the way of falling rocks and I've had a good sized one drop on my helmet (this has happened so many times in my caving that I've lost count!).

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2006, 05:00:16 pm »

 :alien: I thought you said Mister Morgan, referring to the tar barrel dig,
 "That Chris Castle and dangerous digs don't make good bedfellows"

Mister Castle himself, (an old friend of mine), said that, that Damocles Dig is well dodgy! :blink:

Just because Chris Castle and dangerous digs don't make good bed fellows, doesn't mean they haven't mixed in the past.  :o :o :o

How do you think we are aware of their incompatibility.

Some people think that Goon is Britain's most rescued man but you have to go some to be rescued twice in one day  ;) ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2006, 05:21:47 pm »

Just because Chris Castle and dangerous digs don't make good bed fellows, doesn't mean they haven't mixed in the past.  :o :o :o

How do you think we are aware of their incompatibility.

Some people think that Goon is Britain's most rescued man but you have to go some to be rescued twice in one day  ;) ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2006, 06:03:31 pm »

 :alien: I thought you said Mister Morgan, referring to the tar barrel dig,
 "That Chris Castle and dangerous digs don't make good bedfellows"

Mister Castle himself, (an old friend of mine), said that, that Damocles Dig is well dodgy! :blink:

Just because Chris Castle and dangerous digs don't make good bed fellows, doesn't mean they haven't mixed in the past.  :o :o :o

How do you think we are aware of their incompatibility. I think Les that was also the same Cave he was rescued twice from! :bounce: :thumbsup:

Some people think that Goon is Britain's most rescued man but you have to go some to be rescued twice in one day  ;) ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2006, 06:05:58 pm »
It didn't work for some strange reason! :wall:

The reply. He was rescued twice from the same cave (a showcave) twice in one day! :lol: :thumbsup:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2006, 06:11:34 pm »
It didn't work for some strange reason! :wall:

The reply. He was rescued twice from the same cave (a showcave) twice in one day! :lol: :thumbsup:
I thought it was two different Show caves (but not very far apart  ;D )
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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2006, 06:15:33 pm »
Poor Chris, leave him alone!!

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2006, 06:22:14 pm »
Poor Chris, leave him alone!!

There is no point in having notoriety if people don't know what you are notorious for  :lol:
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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2006, 06:25:57 pm »
The Saga of the Double Rescue, as told to me by Uncle Sparrow, was indeed that Chris was rescued from two different caves in the same day - Gough's Cave and then Cox's Cave (whether in that order or not, I wouldn't know for sure). Perhaps Castle46 would care to regale us with the facts, suitably adorned with thrilling adjectives.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2006, 07:52:42 pm »
All this digging and rescuing!

Reminded me of an incident in Kentucky (Balch- Mendip its swallows, caves and rock shelters)

The death of Floyd Collins, an explorer in a new cave, a small rock falling and imprisoning his foot as he was on his way out of the cave. It was a tiny passage and no one could pass him to release his foot, which indeed was not even pinched by the fallen rock.
Day after day, and week after week he lay there, while every device known to man was employed to release him. Five thousand people from all over the USA brought as many theories and offers of large sums of money, all in vain. He died a lingering death with those thousands of people above straining every nerve to rescue him, yet he was only 60ft, below the surface.


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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2006, 07:08:15 am »
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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2006, 08:27:19 am »
:o
Actually chaps, hasn't a well know and respected local caving emporium entrepreneur
been rescued from his own digs several times, on occassion almost missing last orders.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2006, 08:33:51 am »
:o
Actually chaps, hasn't a well know and respected local caving emporium entrepreneur
been rescued from his own digs several times, on occassion almost missing last orders.


At least once to my knowledge ;)
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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2006, 10:38:31 am »
:o
Actually chaps, hasn't a well know and respected local caving emporium entrepreneur
been rescued from his own digs several times, on occassion almost missing last orders.


At least once to my knowledge ;)

Twice that I can think of.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2006, 04:27:23 pm »
 :bounce:
Also, once from his own kitchen, when a dancing sesion mis-fired.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2006, 07:10:48 pm »
 :(

Just a quick question, has any caver fairly recently been in Tyning's?
The reason I ask Is David reakes is notorious for purchasing his "farm" padlocks, whilst holidaying in Spain.
His Missus told me this.
U may not think this relevant but his padlocks are always going wrong, also they get confused over which key fits which lock.
Not quite so bad now they live on site. :doubt:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2006, 10:10:29 pm »
10/10/06

The lock was old and hard to open

Take some WD40 or similar

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2006, 11:25:49 am »
whitelackington calling Mendip,
I have been ill for quite a time but now seem to better, so I fully intend to be doing the Tynings trip on Sunday 3rd December, in the afternoon.
As I have not been in Tynings for a year or so and as i have not been to mendip for a while.
Would it be possible for a public spirited Mendip, Local, Caver, to try & obtain the key from David or his missus and see if it is the correct key and actually opens the padlock, (if there is one, sometimes it's unlocked)  as, as this is supposed to be a mass Christmas romp, it will be rather embarrasardo, for me at least, if we can not actually get in the plce.

I might add, that when A.C.G. were regularly digging in Tynings, it was always the padlock / Key problems that prevented us from finding The Cheddar Master System,
not our useless digging techniques. :clap2:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2006, 08:46:05 am »
The trip did not happen, there were no public spirited caver's about to see if it was possible to gain entry, unfortunately for us David Reakes had gone on holiday, so we did Singing River Mine instead.
We WILL get back in there one day!

Some of you newer Axbridge Carvers have probably not done it.
This cave was first explored by A.C.G.
However as it was straight away filled in by the then irate Farmer, the main exploration was done years later by other's.
If Axbridge had been let to find it all, it would have become The A.C.G. longest ever find.
I think it is about the twelfth longest natural cave.
Axbridge had a dig in Bertie's Paradise, end of last century.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2006, 08:52:41 am »
I think it is about the twelfth longest natural cave.


1 Mammoth Cave System U.S.A. Kentucky 563,270
2 Optimisticeskaja -Gypsum cave Ukraine Ukrainskaja 191,500
3 Jewel Cave U.S.A. South Dakota 189,597
4 Holloch Switzerland Schwyz 165,500
5 Lechuguilla Cave U.S.A. New Mexico 154,883
6 Fisher Ridge Cave System U.S.A. Kentucky 135,990
7 Siebenhengste-hohgant Hohlensystem -Muttee cave Switzerland Bern 135,000
8 Wind Cave U.S.A. South Dakota 131,033
9 Ozernaja Ukraine Ukrainskaja 111,000
10 Gua Air jernih-Lubang Batau Padeng -Cleawater cave Malaysia Sarawak 109,000
11 Systeme de Ojo Guarena Spain Burgos 100,000
12 Reseau de la Coumo d'Hyouernedo(e) France Naute-Garonne 94,843
13 Sistema Purificacion Mexico Tamaulipas 90,470
14 Zolushka -Gypsum cave Moldavioa Moldarskaja 90,200
15 Hirlatzhohle Austria Oberosterreich 84,992
16 Toca da Boa Vista brazil Bahia 71,000
17 Friars Hole Cave System U.S.A. West Virginia 70,882
18 Easegill System United Kingdom Yorkshire Dales 70,500

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2006, 09:11:06 am »


1 Mammoth Cave System U.S.A. Kentucky 563,270 etc

563,270 what? cm, inches, bananas?

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2006, 09:16:13 am »
Quote
563,270 what? cm, inches, bananas?

I thought they were grid references. If I found a cave with a survey length that looked like a grid reference, I'd be well chuffed.

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2006, 09:42:38 am »
The lengths are in proper SI metres.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2006, 09:53:28 am »
The lengths are in proper SI metres.  :thumbsup:

Out of interest, what other sort is there?

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2006, 10:37:59 am »
The twelfth longest cave. The twelfth longest cave in what? - limestone, sand, balsa, England, Tibet, Monaco, Jupiter?

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2006, 02:57:17 pm »
>:(
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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2007, 04:30:12 pm »
 :)
A few of us doing Tyning's on 3rd February, that is a Saturday ;D

I hope Mister Reakes will be @ home & that his padlock is not rusted solid :down:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2007, 07:37:30 am »
Appologies, we have decided to move The Tyning's Barrows Swallet Tip
from Saturday  3/2/2007
to      Sunday  4/2/2007


this is mainly to allow for people
who want to participate at
Upper Flood Swallet
on    Saturday  3/2/2007 :blink:

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Re: Tyning's Barrows Swallet
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2007, 07:38:25 am »
Don't forget A.C.G. you are invited to do Tyning's
 Sunday about 11 o'clock
or 10 .15 am at MCG Cottage
with The Bracknell.