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How's the sewing going Barrows?? Could be a nice thing in those dark evenings to wind down after flashing 8b/+s....

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Imagine all the cute little cowls you could make for the plastic orcs Fiend.

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How's the sewing going Barrows?? Could be a nice thing in those dark evenings to wind down after flashing 8b/+s....

Surely the real question is what does he think of the slash grade?!

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I didn't know sewing had slash grades but maybe I'll give it a dabble too this winter, if it does!

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I heard sewing used to be Very Boring, but the wide availability of podcasts have moved it down to a lowly HB/VB...

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#130 Re: Good hobbies if you live in Sheffield
November 03, 2021, 12:36:48 pm
I don't know about it being a long term hobby, but everyone in Sheffield should explore the Megatron culvert as least once...Its amazing!!

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#131 Re: Good hobbies if you live in Sheffield
November 03, 2021, 12:47:00 pm
I don't know about it being a long term hobby, but everyone in Sheffield should explore the Megatron culvert as least once...Its amazing!!

I'd advocate not doing this.

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#132 Re: Good hobbies if you live in Sheffield
November 03, 2021, 04:27:17 pm

I'd advocate not doing this.

Why out of interest.  As an (ex-ish) caver, its been on my list for years and not got round to it.

Flood risk at the moment is a valid reason.

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#133 Re: Good hobbies if you live in Sheffield
November 03, 2021, 04:43:10 pm
I don't know the particulars about this culvert but I'd guess that, apart from the obvious risks of drowning/getting lost/injuring yourself on some rusty discarded shopping trolley, there's a risk of encountering some fairly lethal gasses.

But the Megatron might be different. There are guided tours.
https://www.sheafportertrust.org/guided-tours

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#134 Re: Good hobbies if you live in Sheffield
November 03, 2021, 06:07:25 pm
The tunnels are pretty large and seemingly well ventilated so I wouldn't worry about build up of gasses too much. It's a decent evening out in the summer after a dry spell. Probably best avoided after any sort of rain though, as I imagine a few sewers overflow into it. A mate of mine fell over and got a mouth full of water and was pretty ill for a week  :sick:

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#135 Re: Good hobbies if you live in Sheffield
November 03, 2021, 09:31:44 pm
Why out of interest.  As an (ex-ish) caver, its been on my list for years and not got round to it.

Flood risk at the moment is a valid reason.

Simply because I think people are being blasť about risks they can't see/are unaware of and can't control.

I imagine a few sewers overflow into it. A mate of mine fell over and got a mouth full of water and was pretty ill for a week  :sick:

Everyone is now acutely aware after the events of the past few weeks that the UK operates a combined storm/foul network.

 

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