With Alex, Tav fallen victim to the lurgi. Without the required number of personnel we didn’t get the entrance cleared and concentrated instead on beginning the removal of the slab barring the way at the T junction [end of Toil and Trouble] in an effort to open up more options. At the completion of a satisfactory session we duly set off for the Hunter’s and the customary refreshments.
In the evening after a fine curry at Shahnaz down in Cheddar with the family for a birthday celebration, went to the Hunter’s to celebrate Fred Davis’s 80th birthday. Fred is a caver, digger and keen cyclist of long renown and it was good to meet up with him and a whole load of chums.