Caynton Cave(s)

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Hayman

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Some is showing their age here, Thought I was one of the few who remember being paid in £,s & p :D
A compliment?! When I delivered milk in the mid 1950s, for pocket money at weekends, for a local dairy - 11s 6d for a Saturday, 13s 6d for a Sunday - ordinary milk (silver top) was 7d a pint, TT (Tuberculin Tested, striped top) 7½d a pint, Channel Islands (from herds of Jersey or Guernsey cows, gold top) 8d a pint. Thus a half-pint of TT was 3¾d – or threepence (thruppence) three farthings. And some customers would pay with pennies, halfpennies (hape’nies) and a farthing or farthings, or expect a farthing change from their four pennies. But then two pennies (the equivalent of 4∙8p, new pence) would buy a packet of Polo mints – now 55p at Asda.
 

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You are older than me then. I remember the farthings, they used to turn up regular but never seemed to be used much. My favorete was a joey or did you know it by another name.
The guys on here must think there are a couple of right old codgers on here and wonder what the heck we are taking about with £.s.d :D
 
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You are older than me then. I remember the farthings, they used to turn up regular but never seemed to be used much. My favorete was a joey or did you know it by another name.
The guys on here must think there are a couple of right old codgers on here and wonder what the heck we are taking about with £.s.d :D
A mere 80 back in February. Yes, a joey was a thruppenny (three penny) bit - perhaps Australian slang from a baby kangaroo being a joey. The earlier coins were silver and round - about the size of a farthing, or a 5p piece today. Later came the larger twelve-sided nickel-brass version - which gave rise to railway engine drivers talking of locos with flats on the wheel tyres running as if on thruppenny bits. Decimalisation occurred on 15 Feb 1971, 15 Feb being my brother's birthday, but long before 1971.
 

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Oh and here's a bonus video. Not very long or informative, but you can't see my chisled features in this one - just the caves' instead - and you do get an impression of the size.
I plan to go here with my explorer friend, any tips wld be welcome. We recently explored Browns Folly caves which was fantastic to say the least. We felt privileged to have walked in the footsteps of previous quarrymen.
 

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I plan to go here with my explorer friend, any tips wld be welcome. We recently explored Browns Folly caves which was fantastic to say the least. We felt privileged to have walked in the footsteps of previous quarrymen.

You can park on the road that runs alongside the location.

Take clothes that you do not mind getting dirty, as you're going to be crawling into it.

There are signs saying that there are hidden cameras. I wouldn't take them seriously.

If you have arachnophobia, you might want to find another cave.

Lastly, if you don't mind, take a bag with you and pop all of the spent tealight candles into it and bin it somewhere. The place is littered with them.
 

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I plan to go here with my explorer friend, any tips wld be welcome. We recently explored Browns Folly caves which was fantastic to say the least. We felt privileged to have walked in the footsteps of previous quarrymen.
This place is tiny, you will only be in there half hour. As you have done browns you will have no problems here
 

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