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The cave consists of two chambers, the entrance chamber and the larger inner chamber. An old report in a local newspaper says that the cave contained a total of eight chambers, one of which contained a small stream and waterfall. These further chambers cannot be found today perhaps the route into them has collapsed. The entrance chamber is easily explored but beware of the holes in the floor and the low roof. The local archaeologist, Mr Micah Salt from 1884-1899 whilst excavating the cave found a vast amount of Romano-British pottery along with bones of the great brown bear. Outside the cave two skeletons were found buried about 4ft below the surface. These internment's were of New Stone-Age people. Also outside the cave entrance there is a spring of water and local folklore tells a tale that the water was charmed by an elf named Hob, who lived in the cave. It is now said that if the water from the spring is drank on Good Friday all your ailments will be cured. Many years ago the cave was actually called Hobs Thirst House on account of the resident elf. (information from www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk) The photographer was Sir William Boyd Dawkins( 1837-1929), English geologist and archaeologist. He was a member (1861-69) of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, curator (1870-90) of the Manchester Museum, and professor of geology (from 1872) at Owens College (now Victoria Univ.), Manchester. Noted for his research on fossil mammals and on the antiquity of man, he wrote Cave Hunting (1874) and Early Man in Britain (1880) and was co-author of The British Pleistocene Mammalia (6 vol., 1866-1912). In 1919 he was knighted.