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    I have wrapped these 3 in to a day report as they have all been done to death, there may b quite a few pics though!
    At the weekend myself & a non member travelled the distance & had a look in Farleigh Tunnel , browns folly & Enstone ROC On the way back.

    IMG_9198 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9206 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    The greatest photographic struggle was to get a shot without a giant penis in it!

    IMG_9227 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    Into Browns, I was lucky enough to go first so only I saw bats ;-)

    IMG_9321 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9293 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9286 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9256 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    Interesting Water Troughs

    IMG_9288 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    Crane Remains

    IMG_9309 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    Calculations

    IMG_9318 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9319 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9303 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    Lamp stand

    IMG_9320 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9328 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    A very overgrown ROC

    IMG_9351 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    Has someone attempted restoration here? seems like newish paint/ signs to the shaft

    IMG_9330 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9334 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9337 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9341 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9349 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr


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    Now that's a good days nosing, Lovely set of pics Glynn, Proper Job, Thanks
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    Good stuff from the folly,haven't been down for around 20 years so it was good to see Longs passage,clapham junction and the water troughs on middle passage again.Thanks for bringing back great memories.....
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    Well done with this one. I noticed in the tunnel that taggers were even around in 1887.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Well done with this one. I noticed in the tunnel that taggers were even around in 1887.
    In the quarry you mean, the tunnel was constructed in 1940. Yes the mines are covered in pencil drawings, maths and marks. Workers were paid piecemeal so kept records of their yardage often in pencil on the walls, and doodled in their breaks, the quarry dates back as far as Georgian times but the majority of marks in Browns are from the Victorian period.

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    Really like that first pic! Great set.

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    That looks a great fun day out.you got a lovely nice mixture of photos
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    TBH I think I preferred it to box. the size of the main tunnels was awesome!
    Id like to check out swan next time Im down that way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    TBH I think I preferred it to box. the size of the main tunnels was awesome!
    Id like to check out swan next time Im down that way!
    Swan is okay, it's small and impossible to get lost in, but it's also the biggest death trap as it's the oldest and most unstable. Nice crane in Swan, worth a look if you're down this way but definitely not worth a trip by itself.

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