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  1. just a quick one, not going to write an esssay on this one as it's been done a hundered times and i really need to go do some christmas shopping! visited with 3 non memmbers before heading to certain social event around the corner. was a banging day, wanted to see box for ages and from what i gather took in the majority of the cool bits and bobs down there, the robots, some cranes, the door and of course cathedral. Was nice going down with someone experiences as he knew a lot about the workings of the mine and would point out cool things that might have gone unnoticed, crane anchor points and erosion in certain places caused by the ropes hauling the stone around corners. History courtesy of http://www.subterraneanhistory.co.uk/ This mine has been worked over centuries (probably back to Roman times) and extends many miles. It is located in the village of Box, near Bath. It was used to extract limestone which was used to build many of the buildings in the local area and had military uses during WW2. Box is now a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, on account of the number of bat species which reside in the mine. There are many famous sites to see within Box Mine including the Cathedral (an open shaft to the surface) and the robots (a large number of bricks which people have taken to making into robots and other things). have a great christmas kids
  2. A 6:30 start made sure the ten of us were down at the Quarryman's arms as soon as it opened and stood by the entrance, ready to go at half ten. 10 hours later and a few tired legs we headed home, four noobs hooked, six explorers in awe. southern section later this year first report, constructive comments welcomed!
  3. Visted With Phill, Les, Ben, and myself, we arrived a little late to the proposed meet-up, because we got breakfast - omnomnom we managed to gain access via the wrong grill. but never-the-less, armed with a map and a compass we made our way around, Starting at cathedral we followed our noses to the smell of a fresh bbq, to see a pre-lit foil tray with no food but never mind! we plodded on, after speaking to two people who stayed over night.we attempted to get to the northern section (as we thought this was where everyone was headed), so following the map we soon lost track of where on the map we were, so vaguely following north, we somehow ended up going around 4 times and thought lets try and get back to catherdral and start again, so we plotted and pondered and eventually we turned up, about 1-2pm just as everyone finish a group shot as was on their way out, so after a few minutes to get our breath back and say our goodbyes, we decided to head back to the entrance and head to the northern section once more. So after a few twists and turns, over a few falls, we still got lost, but suddenly we saw a sign! a big square tank, after looking at the map, it sure was a eureka moment! So yeah after that we didnt get lost again, but on the way out we ended up getting trapped in the dead routes once more and could find the way home! but needless to say, we're alive! Also thanks to Phill, Les, Ben for lighting up the tunnels, and inviting me along! Anywho, sorry to drag on a bit, but here's some photos =) Thanks! Please check Out my other photos! http://www.flickr.com/photos/mperryphotography/
  4. Box Quarry Sept 2012

    Explored with 3 non members This was my first underground and it defo wasnt my last, Unfortunately we didnt find the ''red door'' so i revist is defo on the cards
  5. A quick report on day three of our wiltshire trip. Visited with Maniac,Obscurity, Frosty, Raptor Jesus, and TB Theres a stack of history on this the countrys largest man made underground structure(apart from tube system) This for me was the last day of a fun tripending in a wet nights sleep in the Robot factory.. A few pics Was a fun day checking out the cathederal,shame the night before turned out to be a fail withsleeping conditions ,as it was just a tad wet withlots of water dripping randomly on us from above..And team tb's camp was pants.(private joke aye obs) Thabks for looking
  6. Big shout out to Oxygen Thief for not getting us lost , Jesus for driving, Maniac for the tripod and everyone else who made it, special shout out to Tommo for making it through that gap!! History - http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/boxmine.htm On with the pics, I'm sure others will add to them. OT feels a change in channel, fishing on discovery hah Group shot Nibbles with the robots. Thanks again everyone, looking forward to seeing you all again! Cheers, Shadow

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