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Report - Box Freestone Mine. Wiltshire 15/9/07

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by pob, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. pob

    pob 28DL Full Member
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    Went to Box for the first time On Sunday. A big thanks to Root for showing us round and a big thanks for Exocet for driving down also thanks to rikj, madrab79, herbie for making it an enjoyable day.
    I very much enjoyed and hope to go back down again.

    Sorry for the pictures I did not have a adequate lighting.
    Enjoy

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  2. rikj

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    Re: Box Freestone Mine. Wiltshire 15/9/07 REPORT

    Thanks to hammy for the trip. Also, thanks to pob, exocet, madrab and herbie for being the sort of people you'd want on a trip. No messing and everyone helping everyone else. Once in a lifetime trip for me, (though I might be tempted again!).

    Don't want to hijack pob's thread but I'll put a couple of pics here rather than start a new thread. I was trying out a new light and a new camera so it was all a bit hit and miss. Completely messed up the Cathedral pics which was a shame.

    I was surprised at how much of the rail system was still there.

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    Final pic hopefully shows the size of the place. Not sure whether it is OK to post pics of all of the areas that aren't quite "public". So I won't.

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    Some of the photos are here:

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    And yes. It's big.
     
  3. Exocet

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    Re: Box Freestone Mine. Wiltshire 15/9/07 REPORT

    A few of my photos, mostly the usual stuff, perhaps one or two that aren't usually posted. I've already mentioned in other threads, but once again - Excellent trip, excellent people, brilliant place. Thanks to Root and the rest of the gang.

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    Cathedral.

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    Tom, enjoying a meal.

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    A well.

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    A crane, along with the ever elusive mine tripod. We tried to catch one, but alas they're too fast for us two legged humans.

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    The same crane, looking towards the end working.

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    Crab winch.

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    6 foot saw!

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    Looking up steps to the base of a shaft to the surface. MadRab's up there... Somewhere!

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    At the top of the steps, the ladder to the surface. Not very stable these days!

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    Looking back down the steps. Though it doesn't show in the photo, these are really steep.

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    Slender forest. We didn't go here, honest.

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    Finally, the robots, still partying away.

    Cheers!
     
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