19th September

Report by Vince.

Vince, Jake, Jon and Tav.

Tav digging, although weary after a day spent trudging around Ebbor Gorge guiding Mendip Cave Rescue to the various cave and mine entrances. It was Vince’s turn to ‘bag a munro’ clearing away the filled buckets from Tav, climbing out of the pit and loading the skip. Jon was hauling the skip, occasionally lubricating the slope with a frugal splash of water, unloading the buckets or rocks, to be carted away by Jake. The filled buckets and infrequent rocks were added to the spoil heap or wall as necessary, the buckets then scraped clean and returned, the process repeated. 54 skip-loads were dispatched and dealt with, there was no discrimination between filled buckets and the occasional rock in the final count.

It was warm work and refreshments later at the Hunter’s Lodge Inn were well earnt!

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist!