Philmophlegm and Brythen traverse a spoilheap, which appears to have half-eaten an earlier building. I think the half-eaten building must be one of the nineteenth-century ones that wasn't needed in the 40's. Brythen is on the lead because I really don't need him trying to follow a rabbit down an abandoned mineshaft, the noodlebrain. I like the way that this photo vaguely suggests they have just popped up out of a hole.
Looking at this mine chimney enveloped in ivy and the castle-like ruin of the mine, it seems almost incredible that when the mine last re-opened, about 65 years after it closed, that was a longer time closed than the period from 1952 to now. The mine seems like it has been dead for centuries.
But when I came to look up the dates (which I stole from this Stoke Climsland magazine article), I stumbled across this Realplayer video about the Exciting Modern Mining Methods being deployed in cutting-edge Luckett...
I found a stream and experimented with fast and slow shutter speeds. I don't think this 'frozen' fall would be at all convincing as a background for tiny people.
But this one seems much more convinging - it absolutely calls out for a drama of some sort taking place before the Mighty Falls? Note to self, if I try this, remember to remove any leaves. That leaf in the middle would be a dead giveaway. I might need to photoshop the moss in the middle of the fall a bit too.
Luckett seemed a cheery village, until we stumbled across this rather macabre exhibit. I know sheep do go the Way of All Sheep with alarming regularity, but I still feel that celebrating the deaths by decking a bush with random skulls is just a bit odd.