“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Sucks to be the property owner but that’s pretty cool...
Thanks be it didn't open up under the loo whilst the owner was sitting on the throne...
Does he get to keep all the tin ore he finds?
No. That belongs to the Queen.
That's pretty deep. I wonder what was actually covering it that lasted this long?
Probably a couple layers of logs and fill dirt.The early last century and the last of the one before didn't seem to give a lot of thought to what happened when things went south in the future.
Ah England. So full of surprises.
Future root cellar?
Cornwall has many of these old shafts, which were capped but their locations were not recorded. After many decades the caps fail, as pictured. My mother lived in Calstock Cornwall (near Gunnislake bridge over the river Tamar) and witnessed a neighbour's rotary clothes dryer disappearing below the garden.Lovely area, but traces of lead & arsenic are everywhere, with radon bubbling up through the granite into basements...
What happened to all the dirt? If it just "dropped down" then it was deeper than 97m to start with, no? Musta been twice as deep in order to absorb all that dirt and still be 97m deep. 97 m = about 300 feet right? Jeez. If you fell in it'd take 2 days to hit bottom! You'd starve to death enroute!
Think of the manual labor that went into that.
Now that Oak Island is [theoretically] wrapping up, might be time to bring in the Lagina Brother's...could be some Templar treasure down there.
"Honey, where's the dog...?"