Pretoria Chert Mine, Bakewell – Tuesday 27th March 2018.
An evening trip to explore this fascinating mine, with its impressive packwalls, artefacts and in places, more holes than rock! An easy grade, dry trip, which is suitable for novices, entry to the mine involves a 15ft(5m) fixed ladder climb, so a belt or helmet mounted light is essential, boilersuit or old clothes will be fine. The passages are mostly large walking size, steeply inclined in places. An optional short crawl leads into another section of the mine, with a colourful surprise at the end! Well worth bringing a camera. Party size is limited to 8, plus the leader/BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Presently two members & one guest booked on trip. Reference: Mining History (PDMHS) Vol.13, No.5 (1998) and Vol.19, No.6 Spring 2017.
Please contact the trip organiser if you are interested in attending.