QUODCUMQUE  FACIENDUM : NIMIS  FACIEMUS

Editorial

Profundior!

We feel sure that we can speak for the entire club in
congratulating Graham and John on becoming the current holders of the world
depth record and look forward to reading about their exploits in the B.B.  It is particularly pleasing to note that both
John and Graham are members of the club committee, so that we can claim to have
some active committee members, although your editor is, of course, a notorious
exception.

Fatal Accident.

Unhappily, we have also to record the death of Chris Murray
which occurred during this years

Wessex
expedition to the Picos – a
sad reminder of the dangers associated with caving of this magnitude.  We would like to offer our sincere
condolences to our colleagues of the Wessex Cave Club on this tragic occasion.

Covers

We must apologise (we presume, not having yet seen the last
B.B.) for the horrible temporary covers. Unfortunately, the hand-copied cover took the printing machine by
surprise with the result you, no doubt, noticed.  If it is any consolation, at least, if we
ever have to do it again, we can prevent the fault recurring.

Corrigendum

Many thanks to Mike Wheadon who, in addition to providing
material for the B.B. and standing in as Hon. Sec., designed and drew the
improved heading on last month’s B.B. One small point for perfectionists – for ‘faciendus’ read
‘faciemus’.  The editor will be asking
the Hon. Librarian to purchase a Latin grammar at this rate!

Who Wrote What ?

For anyone who likes to know these things, we have analysed
the contents of the last complete volume of the B.B.  (Volume 28 for 1974) and it turns out, much
as we suspected, that a small number of people write most of the contents.  In fact, four people wrote half the total for
individuals.  Figures are given below:-

Total pages in volume

 

 

 

256

100%

Total Authors Contributions

 

 

 

149

58%

Individuals,

 

 

 

 

 

Contributions:-

Dave Irwin     

46 pages

30.90%

 

 

 

Andy Nichols

13 pages

8.80%

 

 

 

Bob Cross        

8 pages

5.30%

 

 

 

Graham W-J

7 pages  

5.00%

 

 

Total

 

 

 

74½

29%

Remaining author’s contributions

 

 

 

74½

29%

It would be nice to think that more people would be involved
in the makeup of the present volume. There is still time for you to make your mark on the next list!

All Quiet

Some time ago, we said that the B.B. would keep members
aware of what was going on in caving councils, and readers may wonder why there
has been a lull in news from this front. As explained in last month’s ‘Round & About’, the N.C.A. have
promised to investigate all the viewpoints currently being expressed.  To date, the CSCC is the only council who
have actually appointed a member for the proposed ‘commission’.  It must be hoped that the delay elsewhere is
merely due to holidays etc. rather than to any wish not to participate.  Assuming this to be so, the B.B. is not
making further comment while the issue is under investigation.  Should it turn out to be otherwise, the B.B.
will, of course, do its best to put all members straight on what is happening.

 

Club Officer’s Reports – Publication Editor’s Report

The Official report for the Annual General Meeting from the
Publications Editor … Chris Howell

The past year has proved representative of many previous
ones as far as Club Publications are concerned namely, lots of work in the
pipeline or ‘promised’ but little in the way of new Caving Reports!

On the credit side, it does seem at the time of writing (and
subject to the Treasurer’s final figures) that the year has produced record
sales income for a year in which no new major work has appeared.  This is despite a prolonged period during
which we were unable to offer surveys at the Belfry due to problems with the
printers.

Cave Notes ’74 (Report No. 18) was published early in 1975
and has been followed by complete survey sheets of Drunkards Hole and Sidcot
Swallet.  A similar sheet for Rod’s Pot
is in the pipeline.  The Withyhill survey
also appeared recently.

Work continues on the Cuthbert’s marathon (have you read
this before somewhere?) although it is pleasing to report that surveys for
Maypole and September Series have been printed and only(!) the text is awaited
before this part can go to the printers.

Material is slow in arriving for Cave Notes ’75, which
report is reserved for reports of original work by Club members (or other
interested parties requiring an outlet for their researches).  This does rather sadly reflect on the amount
of new work being done, or perhaps rather on the willingness of those concerned
to write about it.  I can only crave member’s
indulgences in remembering that, being resident some distance from Mendip, it
does make progress both difficult and/or costly if I have to keep writing to
people.

The ever popular Caves of Burrington is being reprinted and
will provide a valuable source of income, if only due to its popularity with
the weegees at Burrington Café.

Field work is almost complete on Caves of
Western
Mendip
, and this manuscript should be finished during the coming
winter.  The rather long gestation period
of this report is due in no small measure to its production having been
something of a one man exercise (including the surveying!)

The continuing stocks of back numbers of B.B ‘s and some
reports is a cause of some concern, as it does represent a ‘lock up’ of
valuable funds.  Against this, it must be
recognised that stock will to some extent appreciate in value, but nonetheless
I would like to remind members that any back numbers they may be missing can be
easily replaced in many instances.

Finally, my thanks to those who have assisted in their
various ways during the year and, whilst it is often thought invidious to
single out individuals, I must refer in particular to Dave Irwin who, if he
handed over some pretty chaotic ‘stock records’, at least produced much
valuable help and guidance in the early part of the year.  The Hon. Auditors will no doubt be pleased to
learn that with effect from the start of the next financial year a proper stock
record will be obtainable!

 

Letter to the Editor

Stockuponium,
23/7/75.

Dear Alfie,

I have recently received some copies of the B.B. have read
with interest the comments regarding the loss various traditional songs and
dances that were performed on Mendip many years ago.  I feel I must write to you about a recent encounter
I had with the lost tribe of the B.E.C. in

Cheshire
.

Whilst journeying in these wild and windswept parts I
bethought myself to visit the hill country to the west and, crossing the Mersey
river, I came presently to the town of Stockuponium, nestling at the base of
the mighty Pennine mountains, where it is said that the great peaks touch the
skies themselves and that potholes penetrate to the very fires of hell.

One evening, traversing one of the quaint cobbled streets, I
became aware of voices singing in a local hostelry.  The words were unintelligible, being in a
local dialect, but the tune was vaguely familiar, and soon I recognised the
dulcet strains of ‘Standing on the bridge at midnight’.

Upon cautiously entering the tavern, I beheld a strange
collection of hill peasants playing a variety of weird instruments, one of
which somewhat resembled an accordion but for which they used the dialect name
‘the teeth’.  They then commenced to play
‘The Good Ship Venus’ and followed this with ‘If I was the marrying kind’.  It was then that I realised, not without,
some trepidation, that I had stumbled upon the last B.E.C. tribe of
Chestershire.  I say ‘trepidation’
because of the legend I had heard concerning this fierce mountain tribe who, it
is said, periodically come down from the hills to loot and pillage the Southern
villages.  (What!  No rape? – Ed.)  More horrifying still are the stories of
various southern gentlemen who journeyed in these parts without the protection
of a B.E.C. membership card and were never seen again!   However, their attitude to me was cordial,
and they told me the following story.

Many years ago, two members of the DCC tribe (pronounced
D.C.C.) had made several journeys to the mountains of Mendip, where they had
met some members of the B.E.C. namely, Chief Sett and Lord Alfie and
others.  After they had completed the
tribal rituals of being ‘flushed’; swimming the mineries, being thrown naked
into the snake infested Belfry stream and using the old Belfry Bog, they were
formally made blood brothers of the B.E.C.

After some time, they returned to their own tribe, taking
with them part of the B.E.C. culture – which has survived to this day.  I talked to the two original voyagers – one
Stangeoca and ½aball and told them tales of modem Mendip.  They listened with awe and after I had
related these tales and, upon my completion, took a great horn which they blew
to summon other members of the tribe. Some of the multitude that assembled were B.E.C. members and others
sympathetic D.C.C. members.  All listen
intently while Stangeoca explained the situation.  Then, painting Robinson’s beer on their
faces, they elected to raise a large war party and march on Mendip to slaughter
and maim weegees and restore the ancient rights of the B.E.C.

This, then, is my account of the lost tribe of the
B.E.C.  I am sending this epistle by fast
runner who may reward with a pint of rough and orange.

Yours Faithfully,

Soararsis Horribus,

Explorer.

Editor’s
Note:     Stan Gee, who older members will
certain remember as being one of the pair referred to (Arthur B being the
other) says, on a more serious note, that there are 5 or 6 B.E.C. members in
Stockport who would be very pleased to see any other members who might like to
make an overnight stop en route to Yorkshire or the Lakes.  He gives average time from
Stockport
as follows:-

 

Derbyshire     (Caving and Climbing)          ½ hour.

Yorkshire       (Settle)                               1½ hours.

N. Wales       (Caving)                              1¾ hours.

N. Wales       (Snowdonia)                       2 hours.

Lakes.                                                    2 hours.


Scotland
                                                3- 4 hours.

 

Knowing Stan, I can guarantee that any members who like to
take him up will be assured of a very fine night in good company.  Get in touch with Angie Dooley for his
address – you won’t regret it (except, perhaps the next morning)

 

Club Officer’s Reports – Hut Engineer’s Report

The Official report for the
Annual General Meeting from the Hut Engineer … John Dukes

During the busy weekends at the Belfry, it became apparent
that the drains were not functioning properly and needed to be replaced, as the
fall from the old toilets to the septic tank was not great enough, which
necessitated them being rodded through during busy weekends.  All the drains have now been replaced, as the
original ones were installed incorrectly.

We were left with the choice of either raising the level of
the toilets or siting them elsewhere. After a number of schemes had been discussed and rejected on various
grounds, the finished plan was completed. Eventually, the old toilets will become the Tackle Store, and a workshop
– with charging facilities and a general store will be housed in the Stone
Belfry.

As there is no ventilation in the hut, during the winter
months fungoid growth is rampant throughout the interior, and it is my
intention to remedy this by installing air bricks throughout, and one extra
off-peak storage heater in the Men’s Dormitory before next winter.  During the winter months, when the storage
heaters are in use, members and guests are using them to dry their gear.  THIS PRACTICE IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS to
both the hut and the heaters themselves and MUST BE STOPPED.

A revised water heating system has been completed and there
is now hot water throughout the weekends for 15 showers per day at a cost of 5p
per person per shower.  During the week
it is still necessary to use the slot meter in the Changing Room which heats
ten gallons of water.

Twelve lockers have been built in the main room and are now
in use and an Alpine style bunk has been completed in the Men’s Dormitory and
would appear to be a success.

Costs are as follows:-

Alterations         £180

Locker                £50

Alpine bunk         £15

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people
who have assisted me in my term of office especially Pat Cronin and Keith
Newbury, who are not members.  Also Butch
and John Widley, who at the time of starting were not members but who have
since joined the club and without their assistance the alterations would not be
at the stage they are now.

Plan Of Alteration (Not To Scale)


 

Club Officer’s Reports – Caving Secretary’s Report

The Official report for the
Annual General Meeting from the Caving Secretary … Tim Large

The year started with a flourish with the Caving Sec.
arranging a monthly caving programme but, as seems to be the trend of late,
there was little demand for club trips. The majority of caving within the club revolves around the Belfry
nucleus.  From this group have come trips
to
Ireland and the
Pyrenees.  As
usual, the club gets around contrary to some beliefs.  Trips arranged by small groups of club
members appear to be more popular.

The vast rise in cost of petrol has restricted member’s
visits to the Dales.  Perhaps this will
be the dominating factor of future caving off Mendip.  Tourist trips into Cuthbert’s have maintained
their steady flow.  Several people have
shown interest in Cuthbert’s leadership – both club members and guest leaders –
and these will be welcome to supplement the dwindling band of active leaders.

Club members have been active also on the digging and
exploration scene.  A surface dig has
re-opened the old Waldegrave Swallet, and other digs are in progress at
Flowerpot,

Ludwell
Cave
and East Twin
sink.  Off Mendip, club members have been
involved in the exploration of the recently discovered Otter Hole near
Chepstow.

S.R.T. has made rapid strides this year, with many members
seen dangling around from odd bits of ironmongery.  As usual, the club maintains its wide and
well-informed outlook in the caving field. I am sure we shall continue to do so in the future, but perhaps more
caving time will have to be taken up in defeating these beliefs.

 

The Mohole

Derek Sanderson sends us this
description of a trip down this pot, which sounds as if it ought to have been
discovered by ‘Mo’ Marriott.

I had been wanting to visit this cave ever since an account
of its discovery appeared in ‘Descent’ No 13, but it was not until last Whitsun
could I persuade Roger Wing and Keith Sanderson that it was a worthwhile
trip.  The cave is situated on the South
Western end of Gragareth and is relatively easy to get to by parking as for
Marble Steps Pot and walking along the Turbary road until one passes through
the gate just before the open shaft of Kail Pot.

The Mohole is in a deepish shakehole about a hundred yards
to the left of the track, against the wall. The entrance consists of a low, descending passage with an earthy floor
(feet first crawling) which leads to a narrow rift formed in rough black-brown
limestone.  This is the head of the first
pitch – Flake Pitch (55feet) – and there are two convenient rock flakes on the
right for belays for ladder and lifeline. However, it is impossible to get directly down the ladder, and a
traverse over the pitch is necessary where a drop of ten feet to a ledge leads
to a short scramble from whence the ladder can be regained.  The whole of this area is constricted, and we
experienced some difficulty in transporting tackle, particularly on the return
journey.

Flake Pitch is not in smooth rock, but it is a reasonably
pleasant descent which opens out below a ledge half way into a small
chamber.  After making sure the double
lifeline was running smoothly, we attached a further length of ladder to the
previous one and fed it through a tight slot on the left.  This is the twenty foot slit, a pitch formed
in much smoother limestone with a very narrow top section which could present
some difficulties if approached hastily.

At the base is a second chamber formed in a rift which runs
off to the right.  At the far end, the
walls close in to form a short section of muddy rift passage with a floor of
wedged boulders, the far end of which is the head of Big Blast – a 95 foot
pitch.  This is the main obstacle of the
cave.  The belay point consists, I think,
of a ring bolt on the left. (Roger says we used a boulder in the passage
floor).  Unfortunately, we were unable to
find a second point for the lifeline, so we used one point for both.

The hardest part of the pitch is the top, where one has to
wriggle feet-first over the tight lip of the pot and down for about eight feet
only half on the ladder, until the walls begin to move apart.  The lip itself consists of a small boulder
wedged in the narrow gap, this rocks ominously if too much pressure is put upon


We abseiled down, and the rift-formed pitch opens out into a
good free dry descent.  One end of the
rift is a flat wall of dark clay with black flints embedded in it.  The landing is a sloping floor of massive
blocks partly coated in calcite and descending steeply to the head of the final
pitch – the 20′ Calcite Pitch.  We had
abseiled down on a new 150′ Terylene/Polyester rope so we used the remainder of
this as a handline over the unstable blocks and then attached a final length of
ladder to it by means of a clogger.  This
was to reduce pressure on the rocks, all possible belay points looking unsafe.

The technique of attaching a ladder to the midpoint of a rope
by means of a clogger is not normally to be recommended, though we have found
it satisfactory on ropes of little stretch and have used it occasionally on the
entrance to Marble Steps Pot where only one length of ladder is required midway
down a 150′ handline.

Calcite Pitch drops into the final chamber formed in the
same rift and is floored with more massive boulders.  A climb down between boulders is the deepest
paint so far reached.

The Mohole is only given a grade that it demanded quite a
high standard in the handling of tackle, and the whole trip must have taken
about 4 hours – much longer than we expected. The last chamber I found oppressive, but this is no reason to avoid the
place.

 

Round and About

A Monthly Miscellany

Compiled by ‘Wig’

A mixture of success, tragedy and access – three ingredients
of caving – form the basis of this column for August.

187.      World Depth Record:  As members will know, the B.E.C. found
themselves flashing around the
Pyrenees and
the French Alps.  Those wandering to the
western mountains homed in to the Pierre St. Martin.  During August, various members made a through
trip from the Tete Sauvage to the EDF tunnel and others were working locally in
the EDF tunnel area.  Meanwhile, the
French connected the hole known as M3 to the

Pierre
, thus increasing its depth range by
90m (295′).  Previously, the

Pierre
was recorded as
being about 3,800 feet deep.  At the
other side of France, near the Berger, the Jean Bernard and the Luive were
connected, displacing the Pierre to Number 2 in the depth records by about
200’.  Then Graham Wilton-Jones and John
Dukes, helped earlier by Mike Palmer et al., connected the P.S.M. to the nearby
Reseau d’Arphida.  The Arphida being some
110m deeper than the

Pierre

now increased the depth of the system to nearly 4,400 feet.

No doubt Graham and John will be
telling us about their experiences in the B.B. and Cave Notes.  The world depth record smashed three times
within a month is quite something.  So is
the fact that the present holders are B.E.C. members!

188.      Tragedy in the Picos: The Wessex
returned to the Picos to continue their valuable work in that area.  During one of the trips, Brian Woodward,
Chris Murray and Pete Moody descended, using SRT techniques.  On the return up a wet, noisy, 150′ pitch,
Chris Murray was about 30’ up when the rope broke high above him.  Due to an awkward fall, Chris died from
severe head injuries.  A rescue mounted
by the other members of the party got Chris’s body out of the cave.  He was later buried at Bilboa.

189.      Gouffre Berger: Bob Stevenson and
Martin Bishop were two amongst the strong party from Derbyshire to descend this
huge system.  No doubt they will be
writing about their experiences in the B.B.

190.      Otter Hole: Sump III has now been
passed by divers and about six hundred feet of new cave discovered.

191.      G.B. Access problems again: A.
unilateral move by UBSS has revoked the 1973 agreement between the member clubs
of the Charterhouse Caving Committee and UBSS. This move is on the ‘flimsy’-grounds of interpretation of clause 4 of
the agreement, which deals with expenses ‘incurred by UBSS in lieu of tackle
fees.  Not only that, but to add fuel to
the fire, it will cost £1 per party (of up to six cavers) to descend the cave
PLUS £1 key deposit.  Bookings to be made
directly to Oliver Lloyd.  Clubs who are
not members of CCC will have to apply to a member club who will in turn have to
apply to Oliver for a key.  Only the Hon.
Sec. or Caving Sec. may apply on behalf of a club.

About two years ago, the UBSS
agreed to distribute keys to the member clubs of CCC so that their members
could descend whenever they wished – a great break through in the CCC access
agreements.  To cover the UBSS, the CCC
paid £24 for the cost of a lock and additional keys – the ‘bob-a-nob’ being no
longer required.  Clause 4 of the
agreement covered both the cost of the keys and what would happen should the
UBSS incur any further expenses.  The clause
read something like this: – ‘Application for funds to cover any capital
expenditure which might be necessary for the UBSS shall be made annually at the
AGM of the CCC.  An initial amount shall
be agreed as £24 for 1973.’  The UBSS are
now arguing that the £24 was an agreed annual payment.  My comment at the moment is “Come off
it, UBSS!  As these rules were tabled
before the meeting with a few modifications – hard luck if your negotiators
didn’t carry out your requirements!” Why haven’t the UBSS asked for discussions before invoking clause 12
which enables them to break the agreement should the situation warrant it?  This is the ‘Big brother’ attitude of
wielding the stick and then talking.  At
the 1975 AGM of CCC, the UBSS did not send along any representatives nor were
there any correspondence or apologies.

Each club that received a key
paid £2 for the privilege and the appointed club officer signed to state that
he would be responsible for its safe keeping; failure to do so would be to
possibly forfeit holding any further keys. It was also agreed that any club, other than member clubs of CCC would
apply to key holding clubs for arrangements to descend the cave and not to
UBSS, thus reducing their clerical tasks.

The new rules include two
dangerous and rather silly clauses that each party descending the cave must not
lock the door, and should any other party be met with in the cave, they must
leave with the key holders.  Only one
party can descend in anyone day.  The
second rule is that MRO will not be given a key.  Speaking quite frankly this is bloody
stupid.  A moment’s thought will
highlight the problems.  Who is going to
search the cave to ensure that it is empty? If a party DOES lock the door and becomes overdue, does MRO have to
drive to

Bristol

and collect a key from the Hon. Doctor? What if he isn’t home and the UBSS are on holiday?  Are the UBSS really so naive as to believe
that all clubs and independent cavers will be aware of the rules applicable to
the cave and so not descend if they find the cave door open?  I suppose that the clubs are expected to post
a guard at the entrance!

At the time of the discussion and
the agreement, the BEC were in favour of supporting the right of UBSS to make
their own decision regarding access to the cave.  If they were not prepared to distribute keys,
then BEC would support their right (this is minuted in BEC Committee minutes
and is not a figment of my imagination). However, one imagines that the committee may well think again under the
present circumstances.

 

Focus On The Insurance Policy

Some information following the sub-committee’s report

The report of the sub-committee on insurance and allied
matters is, perhaps, not easy to follow without some background
information.  This article tries to
supply it .

To start with, the club’s policy is a liability
insurance.  This is not the same as
accident cover as far as the member who might expect to receive money is
concerned.  Personal accident cover (if
your policy covers caving/climbing activities) will recompense you against
losses you may incur as a result of an accident.  It does not insure you against damages that
might be awarded against you if an accident occurred to somebody else as a
result of your proven negligence.  It is
this type of situation that the club policy is designed to cover.

Thus, the club policy cannot take the place of a personal
accident policy.  Caving is, to some
extent, a hazardous pastime and accidents through bad luck are much more like
than those through actual negligence. Any member should therefore weigh up the odds and take out some form of
personal accident cover if at all worried.

So the club policy is there to protect you against the
effects of legal action.  It turns out
that any trip consisting predominantly of club members would be covered whether
officially organised or not.  Even trips
which involved trespass might not be ruled out, although each case would be
taken on its merits.  On the other hand,
a collection of cavers from various clubs engaged in a co-activity – such as
NHASA or the Friday Night Club – might not be covered by the insurance policy
of any club.

The club policy applies with particular force where a
successful action by an outsider could if any fixed tackle failed through the
club’s negligence in failing to maintain or inspect it.  Without a suitable policy, any resulting
damages and/or costs would have to be found by selling all the club’s assets
(like the Belfry and its site) and even this might not be enough in some
cases.  Members of the committee might
find themselves held liable and even ordinary members of the club could be at
risk.  Thus, a policy is very necessary,
but there is some cause for alarm about the whole situation because it appears
that insurance companies are not very keen on this type of insurance for caving
and our policy could always be cancelled. In that event, we might well find no other policy available or none so
cheap as the present one.  As a result,
the sub-committee are proposing a number of things designed to make us look
more attractive to our insurers (like a waiver signing away the right of any
member to sue any other member).  In
addition, a regular inspection of Cuthbert’s tackle is being arranged with a
record of checks and maintenance.  A
notice accepting no liability will also be displayed at the entrance.

Even so, there remains the possibility that our £250,000
policy might not be enough in some cases, and members are advised to have
public liability cover built into their household policies.  Bob White will advise.  Another way of protecting members – but not
club property – would be to make the club into a company, but present enquiries
show that this is too expensive, as it does not take the place of a policy, but
is additional to it.

The club’s trustees must also be insured.  At present they are not and now that they
know the risk they run, they are likely to resign unless cover is provided.

The above covers briefly most of the main points.  This is a very important subject which will
come up at the A.G.M. and members are advised to talk, wherever possible, with
members of the sub-committee for further details before the meeting.  It is hoped to have a panel of experts
available at the A.G.M. to answer specific questions.

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DON’T FORGET THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND DINNER.   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4th. A.G.M. AT THE BELFRY
AT 10.30am AND DINNER AT THE BLUE SCHOOL, WELLS (Same place as last year) in
the evening.

 

Monthly Crossword – Number 59

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3. Three directions and two
learners locally. (5)
5. The break up of chrome less a thousand for locally obtained pigment. (5)
6. Upper part of cave perhaps. (4)
7. Correct description of direction missing in 3 across. (4)
9. An exclamation……. (2)
11. ……for example. (1,1)
13. 8 down is light if caver just this. (4)
15. Caving emblem. (1,3)
16. Probing for caves with this can be a boring job. (5)
17. E. and W. on Mendip. (5)

Down

1. Not usually found littered in
front of show caves but deep inside Swildons. (5)
2. Document associated with Lamb Leer. (4)
3. Subjectively us. (2)
4. Unstable perhaps. (5)
6. Take it easy? (4).
8. Right, one foot, give this cave feature. (4)
10. Found in G.B., Stoke Lane etc. (2-3)
12. Found in Cuthbert’s (5)
14. He named a pot – gas risings from nothing. (4)
16. Like top of 14 reversed. (2)

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Club Headquarters

The Belfry,

Wells
Rd
, Priddy, Wells,

Somerset
. Telephone WELLS 72126

Club Committee

Chairman          S.J.
Collins

Minutes Sec      G.

Wilton
-Jones

Members           Colin Dooley, John Dukes, Chris
Howell, Dave Irwin, Tim Large, Andy Nicholls, Mike Wheadon, Barry Wilton

Officers Of The Club

Honorary Secretary             M.
WHEADON, 91 The Oval, Englishcoombe,

Bath
.  Tel :

BATH

713646

Honorary Treasurer             B.

WILTON
, ‘Valley View’,

Venus Lane
,
Clutton, Nr. Bristol.

Caving Secretary                A.
NICHOLLS, c/o The Belfry

Assist Cav. Sec.                 T.
LARGE,

15 Kippax Avenue
,
Wells, Somerset

Hut Warden                        C.
DOOLEY, 51 Ommaston Road., Harbourne,

Birmingham

17. Tele :  (021)  427 6122

Belfry Engineer                   J.
DUKES,

4 Springfield Crescent
,
Southampton. SO1 6LE  Tele : (0703) 774649

Tacklemaster                     G.
WILTON-JONES, ‘Ilenea’,

Stonefield
Road
. Nap Hill,
High Wycombe,
Bucks. Tele : (024) 024 3534

B.B. Editor                         S.J.
COLLINS, Lavender Cottage, Bishops Sutton, Nr. Bristol. Tel : CHEW MAGNA 2915

Publications Editor              C.
HOWELL,

131 Sandon Road
,
Edgebaston,

Birmingham

17.  Tele : (021) 429 5549

B.B. Postal                        BRENDA

WILTON
  Address as for Barry

Spares                               T.
LARGE,  Address already given

Membership
Sec.               A. Dooley, c/o The
Belfry.  TO WHOM ALL SUBS SHOULD BE SENT.

 

© 2024 Bristol Exploration Club Ltd

registered in England and Wales as a co-operative society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registered no. 4934.

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