Thoughts From Abroad.
The club has
recently received a letter from our Hon Member Wilf. Taylor, who now lives in New Zealand. He
enclosed an articles for the library on Wiri Lava Cave, which is under threat of being quarried
away. He missed a trip down this cave but explored another in West
Auckland, situated in someoneís back garden.
Now as for Wiri Mountain
its about a mile and a half from this house. A modern road goes over the top of
the cave. In fact Iíve been
driving over the top of the bloody thing, and did not know it was there. Since
the article was written the quarry company has got stuck in with modern
machines and the rate things are going theyíll have the 500ft. mountain leveled
in about two years. They have already covered in the entrance with loose metal
and made a truck park there.
that the cave is dangerous; but there is a way in. Itís on the grass verge, off the road down a manhole. This manhole
is welded to stop people entering. One of these days Iíll cut the weld and go
down ó Iím not an engineer for nothing.
the club for the last news letter, it was a good one. Youíve certainly got some
witty bastards in the club. They remind me of George Cornes, myself, and Jim
Eyreís. We were a shower of bastards too. Hope to hear from you soon.
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