Did you know that there was once a world record set at Stump Cross Caverns?
Back in 1963, Geoff Workman set out to live underground in the Stump Cross system for 100 days by himself. His only contact to the surface world was via a simple telephone.
This crazy feat was an attempt to break the previous world record of 62 days for the longest time spent underground.
Geoff also did this in order to see how the human body would adapt to being isolated, underground for such an extensive period of time.
In the end, Geoff managed to stay down the caves for 5 days longer than anticipated. Making for a total of 105 days!
The newspaper extract below was taken from the Daily Herald on the 30th of September, 1963. The picture shows Geoff emerging from the cave for the first time since his decent.
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