Nick PoweOwner of Kents Cavern, Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, UK
Quaternary Area
Britain’s Oldest Home
Urban cave
Entrance to Kents Cavern         1780s
Father John MacEnery           1797 - 1841• Irish Roman Catholic  chaplain to the Cary family  at Torre Abbey.• His intere...
MacEnery’s Drawings
Stone Tools from  Kents Cavern
William Pengelly  The Great Excavation      1865 - 1880“The exactitude of the Kents Cavern excavation would not be repeate...
1st Stalagmite Floor Ice Age 12,500yaFlint tools and bones of extinct animals lie side by side in Breccia  2nd Stalagmite ...
500,000 years of human occupationLower                Middle               UpperPalaeolithic         Palaeolithic         ...
GeorgeSmerdon
Anstey’sCove1903
Francis Powe
Ilsham Valley1903
1903 Quarry
Agatha Christie’s Hampsly Cavern     Beatrix Potter’s                     Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
1926 Excavation
41,000 year oldHuman Jawbone
International Media Exposure     Thursday 2 November 2011                      •   Researched published                   ...
Cavern ResearchesJoint exhibition with Torquay Museum
Interactive promenadeshows12-17th NovemberBook on line
WesternMorningNewsToday!
Day at Kents Cavern10:00 Arrive for coffee10:30 – 11:30 Tour of caves - £6.0011:00 Arrive for coffee11:30 Tour of caves12:...
www.kents-cavern.co.ukwww.facebook.com/kentscavern
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
Kents Cavern: by the owner
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Talk available from Nick Powe, owner of Kents Cavern, where he'll reveal his family's 130 year involvement in protecting one of Europe's Top 10 Prehistoric Caves and the issues around running a successful visitor attraction within the constraints of the nation's highest level of state protection.

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  1. 1. Nick PoweOwner of Kents Cavern, Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, UK
  2. 2. Quaternary Area
  3. 3. Britain’s Oldest Home
  4. 4. Urban cave
  5. 5. Entrance to Kents Cavern 1780s
  6. 6. Father John MacEnery 1797 - 1841• Irish Roman Catholic chaplain to the Cary family at Torre Abbey.• His interest in archaeology came from the Abbey ruins.
  7. 7. MacEnery’s Drawings
  8. 8. Stone Tools from Kents Cavern
  9. 9. William Pengelly The Great Excavation 1865 - 1880“The exactitude of the Kents Cavern excavation would not be repeated anywhere else in the world for decades” Pr. Donald McFarlane
  10. 10. 1st Stalagmite Floor Ice Age 12,500yaFlint tools and bones of extinct animals lie side by side in Breccia 2nd Stalagmite Floor Ice Age 350,000ya Human evidence <350,000 years ago
  11. 11. 500,000 years of human occupationLower Middle UpperPalaeolithic Palaeolithic PalaeolithicFlint Handaxe Neaderthal Human jawc.500,000yo Flint bone c.90,000yo C41,000yo Bronze and Iron Age and Roman artefacts
  12. 12. GeorgeSmerdon
  13. 13. Anstey’sCove1903
  14. 14. Francis Powe
  15. 15. Ilsham Valley1903
  16. 16. 1903 Quarry
  17. 17. Agatha Christie’s Hampsly Cavern Beatrix Potter’s Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
  18. 18. 1926 Excavation
  19. 19. 41,000 year oldHuman Jawbone
  20. 20. International Media Exposure Thursday 2 November 2011 • Researched published in Nature • Confirming Kents Cavern Jawbone is 41- 42,000 years old and modern human • Oldest human bone in NW Europe £1million of PR for Torquay
  21. 21. Cavern ResearchesJoint exhibition with Torquay Museum
  22. 22. Interactive promenadeshows12-17th NovemberBook on line
  23. 23. WesternMorningNewsToday!
  24. 24. Day at Kents Cavern10:00 Arrive for coffee10:30 – 11:30 Tour of caves - £6.0011:00 Arrive for coffee11:30 Tour of caves12:30 Lunch (main + dessert + coffee)from menu - £16.0014:00 Arrive for tour of caves15:00 – 15:45 Cream Tea - £8.50
  25. 25. www.kents-cavern.co.ukwww.facebook.com/kentscavern

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