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The Friends of The Ironbridge Gorge Museums and the Shropshire Caving & Mining Club held a successful day of talks and films in memory of Dr Ivor Brown on Saturday 27th October 2018 in The Glass Classroom, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale.
Ivor was a well respected supporter of the Friends of the IGMT and a number of mining history organisations as became evident during the course of the day.
During the dry spell this summer the entrance to Yew Tree level at Snailbeach was stabilised with a new large (1.4m diameter) plastic tube. The pipe is large enough for most to enter (although you do drop into the water).
A grille, made from an old gate, was also fitted to try and prevent cattle from damaging the entrance and interupting the water supply for the local farmer.
At the end of June, Club members made the final touches to the ropeway trestle which had been donated by Forterra and erected by the Landscape Partnership at the Bog Visitor centre on the line of the former Bog Ropeway.
The work involved to replace the second plastic tube in Level Fawr with RSJ steels and packwalling has been completed. Several SCMC members helped Roy ferry the steels into the mine and the work was carried out over a number of visits.
Exploring underground for over 50 years
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