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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'

    Just be careful when you water your tomatoes tonight...

    A Black Country pensioner had a lucky escape when a 100ft mineshaft opened up below his greenhouse as he was watering his tomatoes.

    Bill Howes, aged 69, said he noticed the plants wobbling as he was tending to them, then noticed that the water was disappearing down a hole which began to get bigger and bigger.

    "The plants were moving at the bottom and shaking at the top," Mr Howes explained. "Then a hole appeared by my feet and the soil started to disappear down it as it got bigger."

    http://www.expressandstar.com/articles/new...ticle_77619.php

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  • Location: Lindum Colonia
  • Location: Lindum Colonia

    OMG I've just been and watered my tomatoes!!!

    What a lucky escape, except that I'm not from the Black Country and I'm miles from any mine shafts but you know - Makes you think!

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  • Location: Portland, Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: Mixed winters and springs, thundery summers and meditteranean autumns
  • Location: Portland, Dorset

    Sad to read that most of the garden is to be excavated.

    Thankfully, the chap is fine though! ;)

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