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Offline Peter Burgess

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Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« on: January 06, 2007, 08:43:16 pm »
Just thought I'd share these words from the next generation of cavers.

My elder son was talking with me about where he would like to go caving next time.

'I like Wales', he said.

'Why's that', I asked.

'I like the cottage'.

'Oh. What was good about it', I asked.

'The stairs. And the smell'.

'What did it smell like, son'.

'Old people'.

Pause while I let this sink in.

'And what do old people smell like'.

'Soap'.

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007, 09:48:09 pm »
I was there between Xmas and new year I'm old perhaps your son could smell me, Its a  great place with good caving I should go more often.
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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007, 09:53:46 pm »
Torchwood.  :o
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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007, 10:05:37 pm »
It's actually two summers ago that they were there. I suppose the cavers are now much older and even cleaner than they were in 2005.

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007, 02:46:06 am »
Torchwood.  :o

I want to know where the pub is. Never found it.

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007, 10:10:06 am »
Believe it or not (I don't) the pub scenes were filmed in the changing rooms.  :o

Actually the pub scenes out side were of the changing rooms, the inside was a studio set. But let's not let the truth get in the way of a good story.
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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2007, 02:49:16 pm »
i'll like to say that were not all old! i'm glad your son like the hut! and the pub well it's a lie! although there did used to be the penwyllt arms acrross saddly just an empty cottage now! ( i never saw it as a pub tho way before my time)

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2007, 08:39:42 pm »
Believe it or not (I don't) the pub scenes were filmed in the changing rooms.  :o

Actually the pub scenes out side were of the changing rooms, the inside was a studio set. But let's not let the truth get in the way of a good story.


Well seeing as it's Torchwood, of course don't let the truth get in the way of a good story. The idea of beer in the changing rooms is an idea a member might like to put to the comimttee.

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2007, 01:25:09 pm »
Do they still have the Marmite Challenge at Penwyllt?

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2007, 01:33:36 pm »
Maybe they use the new plastic squeezey jars now?

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2007, 04:43:00 pm »
The plastic Marmite jars aren't as spectacular when they can't be removed.

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2007, 08:35:57 pm »
Squeezing them when they are full might be fun for someone though. :o

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2007, 08:59:47 am »
Perhaps, but they're supposed to be empty for the Challenge.

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2007, 09:31:35 am »
I may regret asking, but what's the Marmite Challenge? I like Marmite - is it likely to put me off?  :unsure:

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2007, 10:41:19 am »
I may regret asking, but what's the Marmite Challenge? I like Marmite - is it likely to put me off?  :unsure:

You really don't want to know.

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2007, 11:31:50 am »
No, you really don't want to know. As for the squeezy jars, well - I won't go into details.....

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2007, 12:55:03 pm »
Absolutely you really really don't want to know because it can cause serious embarrassment and distress to anyone who witnesses it.

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2007, 02:37:43 pm »
Has anyone actually witnessed it or is it just a bit of an urban legend?

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2007, 03:07:48 pm »
I've seen it and I haven't been the same since. 

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2007, 03:16:04 pm »
Seen it or been in it?

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2007, 03:19:24 pm »
I wasn't bladdered enough to have been in it but I know several people who have.  They are now singing in the soprano section of a Welsh male voice choir.

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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2007, 08:12:25 pm »
The plastic Marmite jars aren't as spectacular when they can't be removed.

You can cut glass with an ordinary pair of scissors so long as it's immersed in water. (Did it in physics at school)  Wonder if that'd work on an irregular object like a Marmite Jar?


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Re: Penwyllt the preferred caving accommodation
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2007, 01:07:15 pm »

You can cut glass with an ordinary pair of scissors so long as it's immersed in water. (Did it in physics at school)  Wonder if that'd work on an irregular object like a Marmite Jar?



From what I saw when someone got stuck, an axe head works quite well... :o