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Editorial

Matters Arising

The minutes of the last A.G.M. will be found (as threatened
in the last B.B.) in this issue.  Apart
from the almost inevitable discussion on the subject of tackle, one imagines
that comments might well centre on the various changes – actual and proposed –
to the Belfry.

Readers will note that this subject has not escaped the
hawk-like eye of the Belfry Birds who write ‘Fifth Column’ and who imply that,
whereas our committee (quite properly) has obtained various quotations for the
installation of central heating and found the prices to be too high, the
Shepton are about to install central heating in their hut.  Much the same sort of argument could be
brought to bear about other schemes involving improvements to the Belfry.

At the risk of sticking out the editorial neck, it would
appear that what we lack is the amount of effort which some other clubs seem to
be able to coax out of their members.  In
these days of high labour rates, being able to do ones own work and merely
having to buy the materials makes all the difference between a project being ‘on’
or ‘off’.  It is not intended to offer
any comment on why the B.E.C. find it difficult to persuade members to lend a
hand, but it is, we suggest, a fact which (sadly perhaps) we will have take
into account in future plans.

Dinner ’77

As many members are only too aware, the last dinner left
much to be desired on a number of fronts. We are now booked up once again with the ‘cliff’ and we would like to
make a plea to members to ‘give it another try’.  In years past, we have had good dinners
there, and we hope we have thrashed out most of the points about service, wine,
beer and other things dear to the heart of the typical B.E.C. dinner goer.  We asked you what you wanted, and have done
our best to comply.  We hope you will
support your dinner!

 

The Growth Of The B.E.C.

PART TWO – EXPANSION – 1943 to 1951

Since the club records started in September 1943, the first
few years covered the latter half of the war and the immediate post-war
period.  Neither of these were typical
times and so it would not be surprising if the figures reflected this
fact.  The published figures of total
club members over this period assumed that every member who was serving in the
forces was still in the club, and this scheme only ceased in 1948.  However, the analysis of the records is
capable of some pretty fine interpretation, and this can be allowed for.

The members who attended the meeting in September 1943 were
below the average for a year’s new membership as one might well expect in the
middle of the war.  In contrast, their
staying power was better than average which, again, one might expect from those
people who effectively started the club going again.  Much the same remained true of the 1944 and
the 1945 batches.

Thus, by the end of the war, the total number of club
members was way below the predicted value, but their better than average
staying power meant that losses from these groups would be low in future years,
and would thus help to keep numbers up. Members who are still seen from time to time from these batches include
Dan Hasell (Number 4) and Bob Bagshaw (Number 20).

In 1946, with the war now over, new members started to
arrive in large numbers. Some were friends of B.E.C. members who had been in
the forces with them and who were now demobbed. Others had been students during the war. ‘Sett’ (Number 78) is an
example of the latter group.  Although
the staying power of the 1946 batch was only average, its large number of new
members, plus the low loss batches, pushed the total up almost to the predicted
level.

In contrast, 1947 was a disappointing year.  A very average batch both in number and in
staying power. A typical disappointing and average example is Alfie (Number
89).  However, the effect of the large
1946 batch served to keep the slope about right in spite of this slight setback.  From 1948 to 1950, the second – and even
greater – expansion occurred.  Very large
numbers of new members joined in each of these years.  Unfortunately, their staying power was very
poor indeed.  The 1948 batch declined so
quickly that although it started off with no less than 36 members, within ten
years not a single member remained – and to this day we have no members who
joined in 1948.

Such rapid was the decline of the 1948 batch that even the
reasonable size of the batches for 1950 and 1951 only produced a small increase
in the total membership which was by now running at about the rate of increase
one would expect from the theory.  Even
so, we still se a few members whose membership dates from this time such as Pat
Ifold (number 150); Jill Tuck (number 157); Norman Petty (number 160) and Roy
Bennett (number 214).  Derek Targett’s
father – Fred Targett – was also a member at about this time.

Thus, in 1951, club membership stood at 131 against a
predicted total of 119.  The rapid
expansion of the club had slowed up, but even so, it was still increasing at a
rate which agreed with the predicted rate and which now made it the second
largest caving on Mendip.  If future
years results were in line with those predicted, then the club could look forward
to breaking through the 150 members barrier by 1955 – but as you might guess,
nothing so simple is going to happen in the next instalment of these jottings.

 

ISC ‘77

The 7th International Speleological Conference is to take
place at the University of Sheffield between Sept 10th and Sept 17th 1977.  During the week before and the week after the
main Conference, various excursions and Caving Camps are being arranged.

The excursions are of a specialist nature and include
Hydrology, Archaeology etc.  For the more
sporting caver, the Congress Central Committee have arranged Caving Camps in
the various caving areas of Yorkshire, S Wales and Mendip.  About 1,000 foreign visitors are expected to
attend.

To facilitate these camps, local committees have been set up
to ensure that lines of communication are available and carry out detailed
planning.  The local committee comprises
Prof E.K. Tratman, Tim Atkinson, Tim Reynolds, Chris Hawkes, Pete Smart and our
own Dave Irwin – each individual has a responsibility to arrange specific
functions.

As far as Mendip is concerned, the Camp will centre at the
Belfry.  The club has agreed to allocate
17 bunk spaces.  It is expected that be
an entourage of ‘unofficial’ guests and the Wessex and Shepton have agreed to
provision for overflow.

The plan of events is based on enabling the cavers to visit
all the major caving areas on Mendip and follows the following outline
schedule:

Day 1    Central Mendip – Swildons or St Cuthbert’s as the visitor wants

Day 2    Charterhouse – GB, Manor Farm or August/Longwood

Day 3    Eastern Mendip – Stoke, Fairy Quarry or Thrupe Lane

Day 4    Miscellaneous Caves or to Bath area and Stone Mines

If you can assist with any of the following, you should
contact Wig ASAP:

1.                  Could you lead a trip should leader be required.

2.                  Could you assist in arranging evening activities
including an informal dinner/ skittles cum beer-up/slide show etc.

3.                  Do anything else to provide a ‘typical’ Mendip
type evening (or even day).

PS Dave Irwin’s telephone number is Priddy 369.

Notice

If any members know of a cheap supply of A4 size paper
suitable for the B.B. (about 70g/m2 bond) we shall be very pleased to hear from
them.  At present we are having to pay
anything up to £2 per ream, and the B.B. uses (or should do if it again comes
out regularly) about 35 reams per year.

 

Minutes Of The 1976 A.G.M.

The annual account of the A.G.M.
is being published somewhat earlier than usual this year.  This will give club members plenty of time to
read it and ask awkward questions about it at the next A.G.M.!

The meeting started at 10.45 a.m. with 44 members
present.  The Hon. Secretary called the
meeting to order and asked for nominations for a chairman.  “Ginger” Thomas proposed
“Sett”.  There were no other
nominations, and he was accordingly elected as Chairman.  The Chairman then asked for members
resolutions.  The next item was the
minutes of the last meeting.  Owing to
the poor standard of printing in the B.B., Alfie volunteered to read them from
the plates, if required.  Nigel Taylor
proposed that they be taken as read. This was then seconded by Bob Cross and carried by the meeting.  The Chairman then asked for matters arising
from the minutes.  There were none.

The Hon. Secretary then read his report, which
consisted of a general review of club activities during the year.  The Chairman asked for the actual membership
figure.  Angie Dooley said that 120
members were paid up.  There were also 51
life members and there had been 27 new members this year.  Some other members still owed their subs, but
were expected to pay them.  Nigel Taylor
proposed than the report be accepted. This was seconded by Paul Christie and carried.

The Hon. Treasurer’s report then followed.  This had been published and the Chairman
asked Barrie if he wished to add anything to his written report.  Barrie said that tackle fees were very low at
45p for the year. Mike Palmer said that much of the money paid as tackle fees
went into the conscience box as donations. Barrie said that his point was, whether leaders really collected these
fees.  A short discussion followed and it
was agreed that leaders should make an effort to collect tackle fees.  Barrie then made the point that the
refreshments for last years A.G.M. made a loss. He suggested that 40p a head should cover them this year.  Nigel Taylor asked if Barrie could account
for the loss shown on the telephone account. Barrie explained that we paid the rental and that two thirds of the sum was
repaid by M.R.O.  However, this year, we
donated the sum involved to M.R.O. which explained the loss.  The Chairman asked whether the general
financial situation was satisfactory. Barrie replied that it was very satisfactory.  The Chairman then asked whether Belfry
charges were set at an optimum level. Barrie replied that of the £1,094 from the Belfry, about £400 came from
the navy.  Without them, we would only
just pay our way.  Nigel Taylor asked
what would happen if the navy ceased using the Belfry.  Barrie replied that we would still be in
business.  There was some discussion on
the part played by guests in the financing of the Belfry.  Martin Bishop asked whether the ratio of
members to guests was known, and suggested that this should appear in the B.B.
because club members would then realise that most people staying at the Belfry
were guests rather than members of the club. Joan Bennett said that a reasonably high proportion of guests was
reasonable.  Apart from the club offering
hospitality to other cavers, making useful contacts as a result and
occasionally recruiting new members, guests were necessary because without them
members would find themselves paying a very much higher Belfry fee.  She said that no change of attitude was
needed.  Nigel Taylor then asked if
Barrie thought the electricity bill was too high.  Barrie explained that previous bills had been
based on estimates which had turned out to be too low.  We were now having to pay the backlog.  Dave Irwin pointed out that the Survey Scheme
must be isolated financially because this was part of the agreement by which
the scheme operated.  Barrie said that he
would look into this matter.  The
Chairman, then read out the Auditor’s Report and Dave Irwin proposed the
adoption of both reports.  This was
seconded by ‘Ginger’ Thomas and carried.

The Caving Secretary then read his report. Mike
Palmer reminded the meeting that foreign cavers attending the International
Speleological Conference next year would need leaders to take them down caves
on an organised basis.  Tim replied that
a Planning Committee already existed and ‘Wig’ pointed out that he was the main
organiser for Mendip.  He assured Mike
Palmer that there would be plenty of warning given to clubs who were required
to help.  Mike Palmer then proposed that
the report be adopted.  This was seconded
by Paul Christie and carried.

The report of the Climbing Secretary followed.  There was, apparently, nothing to report,
except that Russ Jenkins was actively climbing nowadays.  Mike Palmer suggested that it was, perhaps,
time that the A.G.M. reviewed the position of the climbing activity of the
club.  Alfie suggested that the meeting
might care to appoint the new committee or some other body to look into matters
and report to the next A.G.M.  Dave Irwin
suggested that the word ‘climbing’ was too specific and that some more flexible
title be given to the section which would enable more people to feel that they
were involved.  Colin Dooley suggested
that we got on with it and didn’t bother. The meeting appeared to agree with him, for it went straight on to the
next club officer’s report without adopting (or failing to adopt) the Climbing
Report.

The Hut Warden’s Report was then read by the
Chairman.  John Dukes asked whether it
was a good idea to remove all the crockery and cutlery.  The suggestion in the report, as the Chairman
reminded him, was to retain six sets of equipment for people who were ‘caught
out’ with no means of eating, to use on payment of a deposit and to return in a
clean condition.  Bob Cross announced
that he was against this scheme.  “T’was
ever thus” was the general theme of his argument.  Nigel Taylor doubted whether this was a
matter for the A.G.M. to discuss at all but suggested that, in any case, a
trial period could be instituted.  Martin
Bishop made the point that the Belfry is always dirty and that anything which
would improve matters should be tried. ‘Ginger’ Thomas thought that the word to describe the Belfry should be
‘filthy’ rather than ‘dirty’.  Mike
Wheadon suggested that the lack of a set of Belfry Rules was a contributory
cause of the trouble and suggested that re-issuing the rules – or a modern form
of them might help.  Martin Bishop gave
it as his opinion that an inspection by a Health Inspector at any time over
recent weeks would have resulted in the Belfry being closed on health grounds.  No decision was actually reached by the
meeting however, and the report was adopted after this had been moved by Nigel
Taylor and seconded by Martin Bishop.

The Tacklemaster then read his report.  Mike Palmer asked whether Graham was
proposing to standardise on Englefield Clips. Graham replied that he was not proposing to do this.  Mike Palmer pointed out that
non-standardisation posed various problems, but that he was not trying to argue
the case for Englefield clips.  Graham
said that he agreed with Mike, but that he had no way of making ‘C’ links and
had thus been forced to use Englefield Clips as the old ‘C’ links gradually
became unusable.  A general discussion
followed, which ended when Dave Turner volunteered to provide and fit ‘C’ links
if necessary.  It was then proposed by
Dave Turner and seconded by Colin Dooley that the club standardise on ‘C’ links
of the old type, or with links which are compatible with them.  A vote was called for by the Chairman, and
the result was declared as carried with 29 for and 3 against.   Graham said that at present only tethers
were fitted with Englefield clips and said that he would now be making more
tethers with ‘C’ links now that Dave Turner had volunteered to make a supply
available.  Mike Palmer said that tethers
with Englefield Clips should be taken out of circulation straight away.  Graham then agreed that this would be
done.  The adoption of the report was
then proposed by Tim Large and seconded by Nigel Taylor, and carried without
dissent.

The Belfry Engineer’s Report followed.  There was no official report, but he said
that there had not been a lot done in the year just ended.  Quite a lot needed doing but very little was
actually getting done.  For example, the
Tackle Store needed sorting out.  A
workshop would be very useful.  The
tragic thing in his opinion was that the money was there waiting to be spent,
but no members were willing to help.  The
Chairman said that if this were true, then the B.E.C. ought to be ashamed of
itself.  ‘Ginger’ Thomas offered to work
on the Belfry whenever he was down on Mendip. A suggestion was made that the club might employ somebody on a
contractual basis.  Various people said
that this was an insult to the club.  Bob
Cross asked whether some of the money could be spent on proper mattresses.  Paul Christie said that there was a lack of
motivation amongst club members and Mike Wheadon pointed out that a Belfry
Engineer must be prepared to lead as well as to work.  A heated discussion followed and in the course
of this, ‘Ginger’ Thomas said that he was prepared to donate two storage
heaters.  Dave Irwin then suggested that
some form of central heating might be a good way to spend the club’s money in a
way that would prove of long term benefit to the Belfry.  Dave Turner then proposed that ‘ The
Committee investigate the cost and feasibility of installing central heating,
and be authorised to spend the money.’ The Chairman and ‘ Ginger Thomas both pointed out to the meeting that
heating without adequate ventilation would only produce a warm, damp Belfry
instead of a cold, damp Belfry.  The
Chairman suggested an amendment of replacing the words ‘central heating’ with
‘central heating and ventilation.’  This
was agreed to by the proposer and the amended resolution was seconded by Colin
Dooley.  Voting was 36 in favour and none
against.

The Chairman then announced a break for refreshments at
12.30.

At 2.30, the meeting was re-convened, and the Chairman
announced that at one time during the morning session, there had been 52
members present.  The Belfry Bulletin
report then followed, which Alfie read. The Chairman said that it was obvious from the report that greater
participation from club members was needed. Angie Dooley said that perhaps we ought to look into having the B.B.
printed commercially.  Colin Dooley said
that Alfie had suggested a team, and this is what the club should be
debating.  He said that there must be
more involvement and said that we had had no committee election for two years,
and this pointed to the fact that members were not getting involved in running
the club.  Mike Palmer said that he
agreed with Angie and that we should look seriously at the idea of having the
B.B. printed professionally.  Barrie said
that he agreed with Colin.  We should try
Alfie’s plan, or at last discuss it. Dave Turner said that the Ballooning Club’s magazine is printed by
Electroprint and costs £400 an issue.  A
B.B. printed at similar cost would work out at about £4 per member per
anum.  Dave Irwin said that the Wessex
Journal costs £275 a year for six issues, and this is about £1 per member per
annum.  Colin Dooley said that if we only
spent £1 per member per annum AND installed the central heating AND paid the
new insurance premium AND were faced with the loss of the revenue from the
navy, then we should go broke.  Dave
Turner suggested that talk was of very little use, action is what we
needed.  Dave Irwin said that if a team
could be got going, then it should be tried. At this stage, the Chairman asked if there were any volunteers.  Andy Sparrow volunteered to collect material,
Alfie and Mike Wheadon volunteered to do the typing.  Barrie volunteered to provide stationary
covers and Alan Kennett and Tony Corrigan volunteered to print.  The Chairman said that under these
circumstances, the idea of a team as suggested in the B.B. Report should be
tried with the corollary that Alfie ran the team.  Bob Cross then proposed the adoption of the
report and the Chairman’s suggested solution. This was seconded by Andy Sparrow and carried without dissent.

The special item of INSURANCE was taken next. Joan and Roy
Bennett produced suitable tables showing the various options and their cost and
type of cover and Dave Irwin outlined the background to the change of attitude
by the insurance companies.  At the end
of the presentation, Dave Turner proposed that the club should take up the 44p
+ 25% + 10% policy and that all members should be strongly urged to take out
their own Public Liability insurance in addition to the club’s policy.  This was seconded by Paul Stokes and carried
with 35 in favour and 4 against.  Joan
Bennett announced that she had made arrangements for further information on
insurance to cover climbing, hill walking etc. to be sent to the committee.

The Publications Report followed.  In the absence of a formal report, the
subject was referred to the next committee by the Chairman.

The Hon. Librarian’s Report made the point that the
main source of concern was the damp state of the library.  Apart from this, all was well.  It was hoped that the work to be carried out
on central heating would remove the damp in the library.  Barrie proposed that the report be adopted
and this was seconded by Mike Palmer and carried without dissent.

The Ian Dear Memorial Fund Committee report
followed.  There was no discussion and
the adoption of the report was proposed by Nigel Taylor and seconded by Mike
Wheadon and carried without dissent by the meeting.

A members resolution concerning new arrangements for the
payment of annual subscriptions was defeated by 8 in favour to 25 against.  There being no further business, the Chairman
declared the meeting closed at 3.50 p.m.

Dinner- 1977

The Club Dinner is fixed to be at the Cliff Hotel Cheddar
this year.  As usual it will be the first
Saturday of October (1st).  The Menu is
under negotiation but at present is: Choice of Starter: Soup/Prawn
Cocktail/Fruit Juice; Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce/Roast
& Boiled Potatoes/Sprouts/Carrots etc; Sweet will be from Fruit Salad &
Cream/Apple Pie & Cream/Ice cream; Cheese & Biscuits and Coffee – the
price will be £4.50.  More details will
be given later; the main reason for advance notice is that BOOKING SHOULD BE
DONE BY 12th OF SEPTEMBER and PAUL CHRISTIE would like to know at this time if
you wish to travel from the BELFRY BY COACH. The Cliff could provide a vegetarian meal if necessary but there would
have to be advance warning of this need. Another defect (to some) will be that provision of one’s own vintage
will not be allowed this year – the Cliff are troubled that it might make
someone ‘ill’ and their cuisine would carry the blame.

 

Fifth Column – A Birds’ Eye View of Mendip

With the problems of the B.B. machine dogging us; it’s nice
to be back and flattering to learn that our column was missed when we took a
rest at the ed’s request.  A group of our
fans were heard to ask “Where is the Fifth Column?” and both said it
was the first thing they read in the B.B. each month.  It is food for thought that although we think
we have got journal troubles, it was rumoured recently that the club might be
asked by a very well known club to print their magazine, as they too have
problems which might indeed prove to be greater than ours.  Not least of the B.B.’s worries would have
been a planned coup, which was luckily averted.

Celebrations and festivities abound, from the modest to the
excessive, although none organised by the B.E.C. committee who, on receiving a
request for a jubilee celebration, lapsed into unaccustomed silence.  First there was  Jon Jon’s birthday in the village hall, attended by the usual select
gathering.  Then there was the amazingly
exclusive Shepton Dinner at the Hunters Lodge.  They claim the food was excellent and in excess (sounds familiar!)  More personal celebrations came with the
announcement from the Franklin clan of their latest arrival – Benjamin
Somerset.  Congratulations.  Pat and Beryl Ifold – sadly, no longer
members, celebrated their Silver Wedding with (we hear) a splendid party.  (Quite correct – Ed!)  The Palmers housewarming is coming up and the
Bishops held a jubilee do which turned into one of ‘those’ parties.  Angie is reported to have been more
adventurous than can be repeated here without the use of asterisks.  Brenda, found sitting on the step, was asked
what she was doing.   Her reply was
“Waiting to be sick”.  Such
parties are only to be wondered at!

Our recent report that ‘they ‘orrible words’ are again to be
heard at Hunters has been confounded. The whistle-and-accordion folk persons have taken over, and continue
their interminable and mournful songs in strange keys, which drives your
correspondent to drink, or at least to the other bar.  Why do they never seem to enjoy their
music?  Caving songs are occasionally to
be heard at the Shepton Hut after hours, and it is shortly to be
central-heated.

Mysterious plans to remove and re-located the Belfry kitchen
have not borne to fruition despite much patter at committee meetings.  In any case, should we contemplate new
schemes when so many half-complete schemes already exist?  Sett has been doing some talks recently on
the archaeology of Mendip and was understandably disappointed at the
response.  Perhaps the non-appearance of
the B. B. can be the cause?

Tynings Barrow made the national news as the ‘major new cave
of Mendip’.  Congrats to the Institute;
(T.I.T.S.) who held a celebration dinner at Hunters.  Soon there will be enough record holders on
Mendip to hold a dinner on their own, as Richard et al. have made an attack on
Wookey Hole and were (as they modestly report) successful.  Perhaps we’ll read all about it in the
B.B.  The local press reviewed Wig and
Tony’s new book and gave it a good write up. Strange that when the local television station did the same thing where
only Wig got a mention – he must be in with someone at the B.B.C.

At the Belfry, the men’s room has a new bunk thanks to
Martin and Garth – made they said out of supermarket trolley wire!  Jarrett fell out of same and has had to have
his hip pinned.  Colleen Gage assured us
that all proper precautions were taken to protect his vital parts during
X-rays.  Mike Holland and George Pointing
(and Dave Berry) have recently been seen on the hill.  Maureen has had her second eye operation.  There are bound to be some who will be
disappointed that she might be able to see them instead of using Braille to
locate them!  Finally, there are rumours
that Alfie is going to talk about caving to boy scouts (can he still remember
it?) and that the Hon. Treasurer actually went underground recently.

 

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1. I’d be a northerner for this
Mendip cave. (6)
4. Drinks from Wales. (4)
8. Quiet nobleman found occasionally in caves. (5)
9. This ground is where caves are found. (5)
10. Not on!. (3)
11. Prolific writer. (4)
13. Pitch in bare terrain underground. (5)
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helped P.G. in Cuthbert’s. (5,5,5)
19. 5 down has it if one ignores the learner. (4)
21. Posses nothing and two points of the compass. (3)
23. Arise! (3,2)
24. Tried otherwise after a caving trip? (5)
25. Reflections of a sort often noticed in caves. (4)
26. Old Mendip Cave dweller. (6)

Down (Pitches)

1. Division of Highland clan
gives short version of Cuthbert’s series. (4)
2. Start of well known Goatchurch crawl. (5)
3. Rope material in long or short lengths. (5)
5. See 16 across.
6. 1 down is a this. (6)
7. Soft type of stal. (4)
12. The Double Pots are in Swildons this. (3)
14. 198” for this and its Mendip Pot. (3)
15. Noise made by stream perhaps. (6)
17. See 16 across.
18. Useful aid in European caves. (4)
19. There may be restrictions on this. (5)
20. Overeat in G.B. (5)
21. Hunters criterion without learner. (4)

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Club Headquarters

The Belfry, Wells Rd, Priddy, Wells, Somerset.  Telephone WELLS 72126

Club Committee

Chairman          S.J.
Collins

Minutes Sec      M.
Wheadon

Members           C. Batstone, P. Christie, J. Dukes,
R. Jenkins T. Large, Barry Wilton, G. Wilton-Jones.

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. Tele : TEMPLE CLOUD
52072

Caving Secretary                TIM
LARGE, 15 Kippax Avenue, Wells, Somerset

Climbing Secretary             R.
JENKINS, 10 Amberley Close, Downend, Bristol.

Hut Warden                        C.
BATSTONE, 8 Prospect Place, Bathford, Bath..

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

 

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committee of the Bristol Exploration Club or the Editor, unless so stated.  The Editor cannot guarantee that the accuracy
of information contained in the contributed matter, as it cannot normally be
checked in the time at his disposal.

 

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