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BikinGlynn

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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.

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

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

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Interesting Water Troughs

37069906613_589384e22d_b.jpgIMG_9288 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

Crane Remains

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Calculations

37482463940_ba15d53b36_b.jpgIMG_9318 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

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Lamp stand

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A very overgrown ROC

37692252006_3ab30b455f_b.jpgIMG_9351 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

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

37740760831_13f61e7609_b.jpgIMG_9330 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

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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.

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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That looks a great fun day out.you got a lovely nice mixture of photos
 

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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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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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