For a fair few months we have seen the work going on around
Thompson's Level, then the new portal stone work and finally steel gate - all
the time wondering what is down there. From various people we knew there was a
collapse not far in, but there is nothing like seeing something for
I quick enquiry at the Heritage Centre and we had the key to
go to check the level out. As expected the first section is stone arched, which
then gives way to stone walls framed by a rock roof. This eventually (maybe a
too strong a word, more like a few metres) give way to solid rock passage and
the fall. The fall does look like it is a rise that has come in or been filled.
It could be coincidence but there is a depression on the surface which could
correspond with the rise.