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Rustynail

it's dark in here innit?
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Islip ironstone quarries and mines supplied ironstone to furnaces in the Kettering area and were begun around 1869 by the Islip Iron Ore Co. and later taken over by Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd. A narrow gauge railway connected various different mines and quarries around Slipton. As far as I know this paricular on ceased production in July 1915.

Vistited today with a couple of mates who lurk on here. The mine lays on private land some way off the nearest road and the access involved a bit of a comedy moment as we scurried for cover from a seemingly non existent game keeper's motor and then a tight squeeze into a backfilled adit. Eventually we got underground and spent over 2 hours exploring the mine but probably seeing only 25% of it. We got lost and it did become a bit worrying when we realised we'd been going in circles for a while. Never have I been so glad to see daylight again!


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Some plants that were growing in a complete absence of light.
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Ancient sweary graffitti that appears to have been painted with soot using a lamp or candle.
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ultravox

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I remember having a wonder around this with DHL (R.I.P) in April 2010. I wonder if it's still accessible?
 

Down and beyond

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No mate sadly this mine has been sealed I live
Locally after dhl passed away YouTube people got inside the mine and Drayton estate have brought the quarry face down onto the addits now :( no traces left
 

ultravox

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Thanks for the info thought it might be worth a revisit. Shame everything gets ruined by the idiots out there. I thought, considering how careful you had to be getting past the game keeper it would still be accessible.
 

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