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    Cool Shropshire Caves


    A little uncertain history...


    Yes it is a bit strange that you donít hear anything about these neo-Romanesque caves for a long while and then Mockingbird puts up his fab report just as Iím having trouble uploading mine, nothing new there then...actually I think itís all a bit sinister but I wonít dwell on it.


    So the elaborate history which seems to follow these caves about simply appears to be rumours. It doesnít look like these carved red sandstone caves are the secret ancient Knights Templar hideaway that they plotted up in whilst on their blood curdling crusades, but more realistically a Georgian folly, a subterranean grotto, but I donít mind I like it.



    Historic England dates the caves back to probably around the late 18th century or early 19th. Since the 1980ís the caverns have been used for all sorts of creative purposes such as devil worshipping, satanic rituals, black magic ceremonies and various voodoo sacrifices involving Maggie Thatcher corn dolls, I think I made that last one up. In 2012 the land owners attempted to close the caves off due to vandalism, but recently due to internet images they have become popular once more.



    The visit...


    I had this enjoyable little explore with my mate Dez and his young lad Jack. I got there about half an hour early and hoovered up the place of beer cans and old tealights, whacking me head a few times on the ceiling probably knocked the last bit of sense out of me. Then we got to work setting up the lights, luckily Jack was great at moving them about and replacing them into new positions, as 120 of them still didnít seem enough...he also saved me from getting covered in hot wax, but I hear some folks pay good money for that sort of thing??? Sorry Dez I hope you donít get any awkward questions from Jack about that last comment


    So letís have another look at the mysterious caves...



    084 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    Walk into the woods and follow the light, donít stare directly into it, squint one eye slightly more than the other for this shall reveal the hidden path, breathe deeply and take in the fresh scent of the dew laiden woodland , mind the fox shit by the log, your nearly there...



    093 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    Tiptoe through the bluebells, do it on one leg, ssshhhh listen for the whispering voices, the soft murmurings of the lost ancient souls....ssshhhh if you listen inbetween the bird song you can hear their faint calls...ĒFook off you c*%ts , get off my land and take them fookin candles wiv yaĒ...



    _MG_3101 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    Ignore the voices, itís just a trap the woodland has set...then have a quick fight to see who goes down the hole first, I think you cheated mate, Jack never stood a chance...



    Templar 044 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    So we arranged the tealights and tried to keep out of each otherís shots, which was a bit tricky at times...



    Templar 050 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



    Templar 062 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



    Templar 029 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



    Templar 025 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



    Templar 019 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



    Templar 016 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



    _MG_3049 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



    _MG_3039 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



    066 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr


    Hope you enjoyed your little look around the cave


    No spiders were hurt whilst taking these shots, I think a centipede had a slightly singed leg and is considering legal action...well if your reading this Mr Centipede Iím fookin nuts bring it on
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    Brilliant.

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    That's a really nice take on this place with them candles as well.my dort of place.great pics
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Really nice photos, looks great with the candles. A very different type of place, bet some weird stuff has happened in here over the years!

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    Cracking pics, the candles are such a good addition!

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    Ah this looks lovely in the candlelight. Best report I've seen on this place :)

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    Nicely done :) I'm Suprised not many others have gone really, have to say oxygen must of been thin in here with that amount of candles ;) lovely mood an shots though, now we wait an see whos next lol
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    Cracking photos, you have captured really well and looks lovely lit up with the candles PV
    Wish Rubex and I had took some candles when we visited last year.

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    Thats a lovely set of pics Milady..well done.

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    That's a lovely set there
    Excellent with the candles

    Good work PV!
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