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Access Restored to J.H. and Rowter Hole
Report From:
Report Date: 05/2002.
Published: 05/2002.

Access to Rowter Hole and JH has been reinstated after April's lambing. As before booking is required for JH, contact Dave Nixon, 3 Rose Cottages, Litton, Nr Buxton, SK17 8QY. Email dave.nixon@tesco.net For Rowter Hole booking isn't needed, just call at Rowter Farm first. Don't visit the mine or go on to the land without permission. Small fee charged.

Nikergrove Mine Air Quality Checked
Report From: Iain Barker.
Report Date: 05/2002.
Published: 05/2002.

Following the report made to the DCA about bad air at this site in March, Iain Barker and Bog Bergman were dispatched to investigate and found nothing out of the ordinary, Possibly some of the rotting digging gear which has been abandoned over the years may occasionally whiff a bit, but generally the mine is clear.

previous related report - March 2002.

The Owner of Peakshill Farm Dies
Report From: Ralph Johnson.
Report Date: 05/2002.
Published: 05/2002.

Tom Watson, the owner for many years of Giant's Hole, died on Tuesday 7th. Giant's however, is still open to cavers. Following Tom's death Betty Watson is going to be busy, particularly during this lambing season, so if she is not at the farm when calling to pay please put the usual fee (2 per head) in the pot by the door.

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