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The trials and tribulations during the quest to extend the known cave passages of Wookey Hole Cave, Mendip, Somerset.

The main protagonists, in no particular order, have been: Vince Simmonds, Jonathon Riley, Robin 'Tav' Taviner, Nick Hawkes, Graham 'Jake' Johnson, Mike Moxon, Paul 'Brockers' Brock, Duncan Price,  Connor Roe, and Roz Simmonds. Others have lent a hand too, including Callum Simmonds, Tom Chapman, Ray Deasy, Alex Gee, Pete 'Snablet' McNab, Pete Bolt, Claire Cohen, Pete Hall, Mandy Voysey, David Walker, Lee Hawkeswell, James Begley, Naomi Frazier, Estelle Sandford, Max Fisher, Adele Ward, Lee Smith, Chris Dubery, Will (Nick's nephew) and the Belgians (seven members of the Cascade Caving Club).

Above: the banner image, 'Mud cones in Land of Hope & Glory' was taken by Mark Burkey.

12th September

2019 Posted on 13 September 2019 5:54 am

Report by Vince

Vince, Jake and Tav.

Jake digging, Tav clearing the filled buckets, Vince was on spoil dispersal. Tav reckoned he “bagged a Munro” with the number of times he had to climb to the top of the pit carrying the filled buckets to load into the skip. The space we had to dump spoil when there is a smaller team is rapidly diminishing too.

We were far too busy for the usual chatter and no-one counted the buckets either, but they kept coming until it was time to leave!

5th September

2019 Posted on 6 September 2019 6:24 am

Report by Vince

Vince, Tav, Jake and Mike. Duncan was also present although he had another little project to attend.

Vince digging, Tav clearing, Jake and Mike were organising the spoil disposal. Mike also got a side project underway, more space creation. There was a lot chattering and discussion regarding the sediment layers and time passed quickly. Another productive session.

This evenings load number was 42. According to Douglas Adams’ Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy: “42 is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.”

NOTE: there have been other digging sessions during August but no reports have been added or recieved!