The culmination of 3 years and 7 months of hard work comes in to play tomorrow (23rd April) With hundreds of meetings, miles and miles of travelling, Blood Sweat and loads of tears. This would not have been possible if it was not for you, the dedicated paying members of the Society. I applaud and thank you all for your faith and loyalty. The team we now have are no nonsense hard working people, with not a cross word in over a year! We have achieved more in one peaceful year that we did in 2 troubled ones. Long may it continue. Rhondda Tunnel Engineer Steve Jones and Project Secretary Tony Moon will be lowered into the Rhondda Tunnel tomorrow (23rd April) to begin work at the Blaengwynfi side at the bottom of the Air Vent. It is unlikely that Chairman Steve Mackey will be joining them due to ill health. "I am absolutely gutted, I pulled a few stomach muscles this week and I don't want to be the cause of a crisis below ground", said Steve. It was planned to use the new Hatch to lower men and equipment in, but due to bad weather works have run over schedule which means the men will have to enter Blaencwm end. Work will consist of levelling the rubble at the bottom of the Air Vent to firstly make a safe landing area for the coming Detailed Examination which will now begin 3 days later than planned, and secondly to make room for drilling into the wall at the bottom of the Air Vent to examine what secrets lay beyond this mysterious wall? Below: -The rubble at the bottom of the Air Vent that is to be levelled. The Wall that will be drilled into, ' Hatton Garden Style! Photos: - Forgotten Relics. Graeme Bickerdike.