Sunday, 5 January 2014

Swildon's Hole, Priddy, Mendip Hills, Somerset.1921.


Tratman's Temple, Swildon's Hole, cave near Priddy, Mendips, Somerset.1921.
BGS Image ID: P249907
Tratman's Temple 

Barnes Loop. Tratman's Temple, Swildon's Hole, cave near Priddy, Mendips, Somerset.1921.
BGS Image ID: P249908
Barnes Loop

The White Way through Barnes Loop. Swildon's Hole, cave near Priddy, Mendips, Somerset.1921.
BGS Image ID: P249905
The White Way through Barnes Loop

Slender stalagmite pillars. Swildon's Hole, cave near Priddy, Mendips, Somerset.1921.
BGS Image ID: P249906
Slender stalagmite pillars [Tratman's Temple]

Images from the British Association for the Advancement of Science photograph collection held at the British Geological Survey.

Photographs were taken by J.Harry Savory in 1921. A brief account of the cave exploration at this time can be found in the recent book: Irwin, D., Moody, A., Farrant, A. Swildon's Hole: 100 years of exploration. Published by the Wessex Cave Club, 2007.

Bob McIntosh

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