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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 3 weeks ago #40152

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Howdy Doody,

Here are the details for our next Thursday night trip;

Grand Turk Passage
This has a short SRT entry (and exit) and you will need to be SRT competent to come along on the trip. Once down the entry shaft there is a short crawl leading into a natural underground passage and waterway.

Location : Minera
Meet Place : Usual Car Park for meeting/changing
Meet Date : Thursday 9th Sept 2021
Meet Time : 6:30pm – 6:45pm
Requirements : SRT kit, Wellies, overalls, helmet, lamp, gloves

Link to Parking: www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.0606119,-3.099...3312!8i6656?hl=en-GB

That’s the turning to take which leads to the car park (it’s a cul-de-sac and the Google van didn’t go down it)

Nearest Postcode : LL11 3DE

If you do fancy coming, please could you let me know by replying to this thread. No worries if you don’t know.

Thanks !

See you soon…..

:)

Ian
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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 3 weeks ago #40153

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I'll be there
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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 3 weeks ago #40154

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Also Confirmed;

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... it's the Richard effect :whistle:
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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 3 weeks ago #40156

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I'm in :)
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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 3 weeks ago #40161

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Me too
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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 2 weeks ago #40167

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me , sam and
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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 2 weeks ago #40178

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I'll be there, depending on numbers on the night i might do ragmans passage and mine.
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do we know why its called grand turk please :)
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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 2 weeks ago #40182

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Tom2021 wrote:
do we know why its called grand turk please :)


On the 5th February 1932, a deputation from the British Agricultural Agency (as it was known then, today it is known as DEFRA) brought a delegation of Arabs from the Persian Peninsula (now Iraq) to examine the Alyn valley limestone erosion enigmas. At the time, little had been discovered in the United Kingdom and this area was considered to be substantially more rich in natural calcium deposits than other areas.

The entourage set up a "camp" (temporary caravanettes as they were then) in the area which we use today for parking when we visit Minera Mine and ODB.

During the last evening that the party were at this location (last day of 3 days), a party of two foreign delegates left their shelter under cover of darkness to explore a passage they had seen during their tour. This lead them to an internal pot (the same one we shall be going down - so you will see it yourself) and, from there, they "discovered" the passage.

The first man down was Turkish (a neighbour of the peninsula and who was part of the exchange group). He had the privilege of naming the passage being the first person down and he chose "Grand Turk" as he thought the passage was extraordinarily "Grand".

Quite a story really.

And all untrue.

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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 2 weeks ago #40185

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You have far too much time on your hands...
Ian wrote:
Tom2021 wrote:
do we know why its called grand turk please :)


On the 5th February 1932, a deputation from the British Agricultural Agency (as it was known then, today it is known as DEFRA) brought a delegation of Arabs from the Persian Peninsula (now Iraq) to examine the Alyn valley limestone erosion enigmas. At the time, little had been discovered in the United Kingdom and this area was considered to be substantially more rich in natural calcium deposits than other areas.

The entourage set up a "camp" (temporary caravanettes as they were then) in the area which we use today for parking when we visit Minera Mine and ODB.

During the last evening that the party were at this location (last day of 3 days), a party of two foreign delegates left their shelter under cover of darkness to explore a passage they had seen during their tour. This lead them to an internal pot (the same one we shall be going down - so you will see it yourself) and, from there, they "discovered" the passage.

The first man down was Turkish (a neighbour of the peninsula and who was part of the exchange group). He had the privilege of naming the passage being the first person down and he chose "Grand Turk" as he thought the passage was extraordinarily "Grand".

Quite a story really.

And all untrue.

:whistle:

Ian
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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 2 weeks ago #40193

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well it is true now , as trump and hitler said if you tell people enough times is becomes true !
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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 2 weeks ago #40195

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Tom2021 wrote:
... if you tell people enough times is becomes true !

Is once enough? It wasn't for Mary :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 2 weeks ago #40196

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for me yes and for me to repeat this with added or taken parts out of the tale of the turk ,i will as i liked the story :whistle: so its true :) untell some one digs up this fred and blows the bubble :woohoo:
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Re:RE: UCET Trip Grand Turk Passage Thurs 9th Sept 21 2 months 2 weeks ago #40204

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Love it hahaha
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Kieran T Wyatt
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