News: The 2017 J-Rat Digging Award

News: The 2017 J-Rat Digging Award

The deadline has passed, the figures are in and the 2017 annual J-Rat Digging Award will be announced at a gala evening at the Hunters’ Lodge Inn on Saturday 25th November. The festivities will begin at 7.30 p.m. Will the winner be from Mendip, like last year, from Scotland or from further afield? Your correspondent…

9th September 2017

9th September 2017

I was on a digging trip to the Gower this weekend, but a team did go to HR and Tav supplied the following report: “HR – 09.09.2017 Tav, Jon, Matt, Jake Jake texted that he would meet us at the dig so t’other three made their way up to the Tuck Shop, which was a scene of devastation. There was big pile of rocks on the floor with a couple of alarming lumps hanging out of the roof. With just three diggers we ‘ummed and ahhed’ a bit about the wisdom of carrying on and had just about decided to knock the session on the head when Jake arrived, which swung the pendulum back in favour of digging. We set about removing the spoil – Jake loading, Jon on the slope, Tav on haul and shuttle and Matt on the surface. 45 loads of rock and gravel were duly removed – a mere fraction of the stuff that remains in the Tuck Shop. Loads still to clear but the face (according to Jake) is ready for another bang. Raining on the surface so we applied the ‘old’ adage … When rain clouds form round Pen Hill mast, It’s quick lads, to the Hunters’ fast”