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These two pillars were at the end of the outer line of pillars that supported the roof of the limestone workings and were famously known as the Seven Sisters. They were demolished in 1961. Photo taken late 1940s/early 1950s.
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View looking out from between the first two Seven Sisters pillars. Pillar 1 can be seen on the left. Photo from the early 1950s.
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Seven Sisters - view looking south. Photo from the early 1950s.
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Seven Sisters - view looking north. Photo from the early 1950s.
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View looking down from ground level into the Seven Sisters Cavern. Photo from the early 1950s.
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View looking down from ground level into the Seven Sisters Cavern. Photo from the early 1950s.
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Seven Sisters Cavern. Photo taken by Tony Ashwell in 1957. We are grateful to Tony for permission to use this photo.
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Significant fault. Nodular Beds near Seven Sisters. Photo by Peter Oliver, c1966.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest. Photo by Peter Oliver.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest. Photo by Peter Oliver.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest (made from the last 2 photos). Photos by Peter Oliver.
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Wren's Nest canal basin at lowest level of Lower Limestone at the bottom of the workings from Severn Sisters. This was when you could walk all the way down and through the workings! Photo by Peter Oliver c1966.
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Southern end of Seven Sisters Cavern, Wren's Nest. Photo taken in 1977 by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest, c.1978. View looking north. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest, c.1978. View looking down into the lower gallery showing erosion of pillars along plane of bentonite bed. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest, c.1978. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest, c.1978. View looking north west. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest, c.1978. Lower quarried limestone member pillar showing bioherm. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest, c.1978. Lower quarried limestone member pillars showing limestone/shale bedding sequence and also erosion along bentonite bed. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest, c.1978. View of roof showing topmost beds of lower quarried limestone member and also bottom beds of nodular member. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest, c.1978. Old entrance to underground workings. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest, c.1978. View looking south. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest, c.1978. Photo made from joining WrensNest1978PParkes05.JPG and WrensNest1978PParkes07.JPG. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Northern end of Seven Sisters Cavern. Photo taken in the late 1970s by Peter Parkes.
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View looking northwards along the line of outer pillars of the Seven Sisters Cavern, Wren's Nest. Photo taken in 1979 by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Entrance to the cavern. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. View looking down into the lower gallery. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. View looking down into the lower gallery. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Right hand pillar showing well developed bioherm. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Pillar showing erosion along the bed of bentonite clay. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. View looking down into the lower gallery. The imprint of ripple beds can be seen in the roof. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. Photo by Peter Parkes.
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Seven Sisters Cavern at the Wren's Nest,1984. View looking down into the lower gallery Photo by Peter Parkes.

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