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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2006, 01:54:54 pm »
I should be free. What time?

How about 9:00 am in the Peak Cavern car park?

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2006, 05:38:57 am »
Hi guys

Many thanks to Braveduck and Ally who dragged themselves away from ingleborough for the day and worked like troopers all day.

Also Marcus Crabbe, Bob Dearman, Dave Cowley, Chris (Eldon), John Taylor

Many hand make light work etc - though Im sure Ally would disagree as she spent most of the day mixing concrete  :bow:

As for this saturday - I cant make it - on holiday is some far flung exotic land .... think its called Wendydale or something. Famous for cheese. (Anyone know if they accept euros).

Twebb mentioned he might be available - and AndyF ?

I think Jim Lister might too (though not sure).

Johnny - can you provide some instructions about your proposed "phase 2" - I'll try and post up a photo of how we left it.

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2006, 02:47:38 pm »
Dont think that worked johnny

try again!

actually - not sure that the gallery is working. I use a flickr account. anyway - heres a picture

Removed cos I looked I right f***g geek! - Johnny

Johnny - I suggest you speak to Nick about your plans whilst both looking at this photo. Easier to explain then
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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2006, 04:27:00 pm »
is this happening this weekend then?

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2006, 05:42:58 pm »
is this happening this weekend then?


Yes. Meet in the Peak car park at 09:00 on Saturday.

Please let me know (via the board or a PM) if you can make it - it would be helpful to have an idea of numbers in advance. So far, it's looking a bit thin!

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 28th - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2006, 02:08:24 pm »
I've been to look at the job this morning, and while it will be 'doable' with the four people who have offered already, it is definitely a case of "many hands make light work" so if there's anyone else who can help on Saturday, please say so.

I'm taking my Landrover but it might well be helpful to have another vehicle which it doesn't matter if rocks and soil are chucked in the back of. I can see that an expedition to liberate some large stones from Dirtlow Rake may well be a useful part of the exercise.

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2006, 03:05:21 pm »
Glad to see you posting Nick! You didn't drown last night then?
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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2006, 08:04:11 pm »
Can make it for a few hours in the morning, landrover & trailer available if required

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2006, 08:44:20 pm »
Glad to see you posting Nick! You didn't drown last night then?

It was certainly quite damp but we did not drown! Eddie and I shifted about 10 bags and then spent an hour taking some photo's - with limited success, I may add, but it is the first time I have tried using an external flash-gun underground.

Lots of noise of water alongside/above us in the shaft but nothing but drippers in the bottom.

Hopefully you will be able to make it next week. Scaffolding and capping will be on the agenda.

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2006, 08:47:24 pm »
Can make it for a few hours in the morning, landrover & trailer available if required

That would be ace, please Mark. If you can lead the effort to get some big rocks from up at Dirtlow and get them back to the gorge, then we can probably manage without you after that.

We'll start with a council of war in the car park at 9:00. See you then.

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2006, 09:02:46 pm »
If anyone has some longish (5-6ft) piece of re-bar they can bring, I think they would be very useful.

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2006, 09:07:17 pm »
If anyone has some longish (5-6ft) piece of re-bar they can bring, I think they would be very useful.


Will bring some rebar stuff

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2006, 10:44:57 pm »
An excellent day was had on Saturday. Thanks to Cave Troll, Brendan and Ben from SUSS, Mark Noble, Eddie Mason, Zak Williams and especially Bob Dearman, who proved to be a whirling dervish of cement!

Pictures at www.hucklow.com/MISC/SLOP_MOLL/.

The scaffold needs to come out next and then one more days worth should do it, John.

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2006, 08:57:39 am »
Went and had a good look last night.
 Brilliant job guys! :clap2:
I have left the scaff in place as the next stage will be tackled a little differantly.

Still need help so if anyone is free this sat please come along.

Nick, will give you a bell.
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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2006, 01:54:09 pm »
before the world and his dog randomly turns up on saturday, do you want vollunteers?

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2006, 03:58:04 pm »
Yep.

Myself and Jim will be there and we need two to three others to help mix & carry, at present we have no volunteers
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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2006, 04:18:41 pm »
I can come again this weekend.

have i met either of you in real life?

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2006, 08:37:26 am »
You have now!

Anyone who is listening...
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Thanks for the help on sat mate.
Thanks also to Nick for the hose and Jim for all the barrowing.

One or two more sessions will see the end of this, hoping to pop along in the week to dismantle scaff and take down shuttering. We will be building the final wall on Saturday, myself and Bob will be there and could do with a couple more.
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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2006, 02:44:31 pm »
JOB DONE!

Thanks to all who have helped out. :beer2:
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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2006, 10:23:41 am »
has someone written it up for Descent?

whats next on the hit list?

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2006, 10:37:11 am »

How about stabalising and preserving the entrace to the smelting flue found by AndyF earlier this year. need a bit of digging out, bit of cement and pointing work to stabalise the dry stone arched roof, and then possibly some sort of gate fitting. (derbyshire spanner stylee).

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Re: HELP REQUIRED - Saturday 21st - slop moll (peak).
« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2006, 11:00:44 am »
December ?

 

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