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PostCaves I've Visited (John Heelan, UK, 08/13/17 4:51 am)
I have only four experiences of caves, two in Spain as a tourist and two in the UK. The first was when we lived in Derbyshire, we would visit the "Blue John mines" in Castleton.
The second was far more scary. One of our opponents in my rugby playing days was an enclave of Welsh miners, imported to SE Kent to mine the coal seam that extended under the sea in chalk galleries and thus very dangerous to work. On our first trip there, the miners asked if we would like to see the seams, led us to the mineshaft, encased us in a cage which they then dropped what seemed like a thousand feet out of control, scaring the life out of us before the game! Never again did we fall for that trick! Over the years we made many friends among that mining community who were great hosts and very tough opponents.
JE comments: Sheesh. That's the perfect way to psych out your opponents--bury them alive!