Safety Platform, Perkins Level
To allow the Shropshire Mines Trust to take visitors beyond the metal bridge in Perkins / Roberts Level a certain amount of safety work was needed.
So Club members undertook the task of constructing a shelter at the base of the large stope, plus an 'ACME' bridge (Troll bridge - but don’t tell the children otherwise they won't cross it !!) across the small stope between there and the metal bridge.
To protect members of the public as they walked from the end of the metal bridge from any falling rocks it was decided to build a set of timber platforms in the stope above the end of the metal bridge.
This involved cutting pockets in the hanging and foot wall, then fitting timbers with planks on top. Rather than build one large platform, two staggered platforms have been constructed to allow bats to fly between (they have already been seen doing this!).