The
Bristol Exploration Club,
The Belfry,

Wells Road
,
Priddy, Wells,

Somerset

.

Telephone: Wells (0749) 72126.

Editor: G. Wilton-Jones,

24 Redland Way
, Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire.

Telephone: Aylesbury (0296) 28270.

Rather a short B.B. this bi-month, I’m afraid.  Several snippets of news but few
articles.  I’ve kept back one article for
next month, on

Cheddar
Caves
, in case nothing
else comes in.  I’m determined to do at
least another monthly B.B. this year! I’ve been premised various writings, including Iceland, Diving in 1980,
Use of Explosives Underground, Mendip Mines, Lake District Walks, Tackle Care,
Vercours in Winter and a Song about Biffo! If you all keep your promises, then we shouldn’t go short on material.

World Depth Record back in the
Pyrenees?

It is reported from

France
that a cave close to the P.
S.M. has recently been descended to world record depth.  If the report is correct then the depth will
be well over 1400 metres.

Cuthbert’s Leaders: Andy Sparrow and Jim Durston are
now leaders once again, and Ian Caldwell has been accepted as a leader.

Cave Keys for PINETREE POT and BROWNS FOLLY: These
keys are now in the library and are available to members in the usual way.

Cuthbert’s Rescue Practice: This will be held on
Saturday May 2nd.  We will meet at the
Belfry at 10 o’clock in the morning. Anybody and everybody is welcome to come along, except for Crikey
Mollins and Deadly Ernest!

Bradford Pothole
Club Winch Meet Gaping Ghyll
:  We
shall once again be going to this event to goad the B.P.C., pinch the winch,
throw chairs down the main shaft, and generally have a good time.  Remember the dates: Friday May 22nd evening
until Monday May 25th afternoon.

If you want to have beer taken up for you let Martin or me
know a.s.a.p.  We generally camp up above
the B.P.C. city, in our own little village. Let us know if you fancy coming along. Many trips will be available.

 

Fish Pot

by Dave Hatherley

Neil Brown heard a rumour that was going around Broadway in
Worcestershire about a cave in the Cotswolds, into which a dog fell, and a
group of cavers from

Gloucester

were called to get it out.  The cave was
reported to be 100 feet deep and the sound of rushing water was heard from the
bottom.  This was all in late 1978.  In early 1979 we went to the alleged
‘cave’.  Deep snow was on the ground and
there was no way we could cover our tracks on this private property.  We found the cave easily for a high wire
fence had been put around it.  We climbed
the fence and pushed ourselves under a large oak tree root.  On this cold night the feel of warm air
draughting from the ‘cave’ was bliss on our chilled faces.  We had no caving kit with us but, with hopes
high, we decided to return at Easter, that being my next holiday.

Next Easter holiday found me with Neil plus 100 feet of
tackle ready to descend this ‘cave’.  We
still had doubts as to its authenticity. There are no caves in that region and being in Inferior Oolitic
Limestone a call on the farmer seemed warranted.  The farmer only confirmed the original story
he was very helpful and relations are good.

The next Saturday night we called on Frank Trowman (The
Incredible Lump) to see if he could assist. Unfortunately he was tied up, being
three parts the worse for wear.  At 23.00
we decided to go it alone.  With a few
cans of beer and plenty of tackle we headed for the ‘cave’.  We changed and started walking towards the
wood where the cave lies when suddenly a car pulled up.  There was no way we could disguise ourselves
but for cavers.  The driver of the car
was very cooperative and explained that he was the warden from the nearby
nature reserve and had recently taken the lease of the land on which the ‘cave’
lay.  He was interested in our activity
and would like to know the outcome as he had intended a nature walk to pass the
cave mouth.  We agreed to abide by his
wishes.  He wished us all the best and we
carried on.

We soon reached the cave entrance and belayed to a large oak
tree outside the fence.  We both slipped under
the oak root and once again the warm draught of air hit us.  The hole was directly beneath us but to the
left was a huge pile of old bottles which looked as if they were going to slip
into the hole.  Neil said that tramps
often came here and used this as their litter bin!  We pushed one down and started to count the
seconds…..32 feet per second per second. “Bloody hell!  That makes it
over 300 feet.”  We then knew that
we were in something big.  The top was
pretty well blocked, but, getting as much rubbish out as we could and,
unfortunately, pushing some down, we had an opening just large enough for us to
descend.  We clipped on 20 feet of ladder
and I descended with Neil life-lining in the cold air above.  About 15 feet down I came to a boulder which
had jammed itself in the rift.  I tried
to hit it down without any success.  I
ascended and Neil tried.  Still no
success.  I went down again and this time
thought, “Well, I can’t move it.  Can I
squeeze past it?”  I did.  The rift opened out and I called up for
another 20 feet of ladder.  I clipped
this on and descended through an easy ladder pitch to the top of a highly
fluted part of the shaft, where one is able to get off the ladder and rest on
the top of the fluted limestone.  A lot
of water at one time must have caused this. Once again I had run out of ladder and decided to ascend.  Feeling pleased and excited Neil went down
next with our final 60 feet of ladder. He must have gone 50 to 60 feet when there was a long pause.  I called down.  His voice seemed very far away when he
reported that he had disturbed a colony of bats and was worried by all the
broken glass that was falling.  However
he carried on.  Soon I was holding only 2
to 3 feet of a 100 foot plus lifeline. After a long pause he started to return. He came out covered in mud and looking tired.  He said he had bottomed it and had pushed a 5
– 6 foot ‘stick into glutinous mud at the bottom.  He reported no way on, but why were bats
there and why was the cave draughting so much? I was so cold with the life-lining that I could not go down after him.

Both of us were highly excited at our find but, being cold
and extremely muddy, decided to de-rig the pitch.  This proved harder than anticipated.  The ladder got caught on the lodged
boulder.  I went down and for some reason
made a right mess of things (highly unusual, this!).  The ladder was in a hopeless mess – it was
covered in mud and tangled like a tangle has never been.  Mendip has nothing on this mud.  It clings to everything and will not come
off.  I can honestly say it is the worst,
dirty hole I have ever been in.  Anyway,
eventually we got this ball of mud up and decided to sort it out the next day.  At last we got into clean clothes and warm
car, and drove back to Evesham.  This was
at 3.00 in the morning.

We called the cave Fish Pot because it is at the top of a
hill called ‘Fish Hill’.  In the light of
day we called back there to see a line of depressions through the woods.  It looks as if it is a geological fault
line.  I am no expert on this so any
advice would be welcomed.

Anyone wishing to visit the cave ( you must be mad ) should
get in with Neil Brown, whose address will be found in the November B.B.

One final thought: if this cave were on Mendip it would be a
first dig job.  It must go somewhere with
it draughting like that.

 

Letter to the Editor

Somewhere in
Darkest

Somerset
.

B.A.T.    1 P.

Dear Editor,

It would appear some strong words have been caused by the
presence of a large wicker basket at the Belfry.  I am now at liberty to divulge the reason for
its presence.

Your readers may recall that some months ago a certain
gentleman, who took great delight in thrusting people into marrow fissures
making them enlarge said fissures into cave sized passages, went away to parts
foreign.

All was peace and calm. For a time life once more went about its usual pace of “sleep, wake,
pub, sleep, wake, pub”.

Suddenly the peace was shattered by the return of the man of
foreign parts.  Suddenly innocent cavers
found themselves forced down narrow fissures with large streams pouring upon
them.

Representations were made to the L.V.A. without
success.  Cavers Anonymous were
speechless (mainly because they had just seen the latest prices of Petzl
helmets).

Then along came a gentleman called “Smuck” who
shall remain nameless with a large wicker basket for the purpose of hiding from
the gentleman of foreign parts.

The basket serves a dual purpose – also holding objects of a
weighty nature in case they may be placed in high places whence they may fall
with a sickening thud upon the heads of certain unsuspecting Belfryites.

I remain yours faithfully

B.A. Twiddle

 

Monthly Notes

LONGWOOD-AUGUST: This piece of news, although anticipated,
was received just too late for inclusion in the last B.B., so it may be old hat
to many Mendip regulars.  Pete and Alison
Moody have finally reached the elusive waterfall at the end of Reynolds’s
Rift.  The noise is created by what is
presumed to be all or part of the Longwood stream issuing from a 15cm diameter
hole.  The passage continues, aqueous and
narrow for the most part and with a current strong enough to wash away your
nife cell, according to Alison, and eventually reaches a sump.  A possible route above this is visible – a black
space with boulder obstructions – and this is the next site to be pushed.  Since Andy Sparrow has been here with Pete
and Alison we shall expect a full report from him.

By the way, Andy, don’t forget that you owe us an article
Lionel’s as well, to go with the survey which has already been published.

SUN MAGIC CHEMICAL HEAT: Fred Weekes of the Valley Caving Club is currently trying out these
Orient-manufactured heat bags.  A powder
is contained within a cloth bag and this is in turn sealed from the air with a
polythene bag (17 x 12 cm).  When the
polythene bag is torn open and the inner bag of powder shaken or pummelled,
oxygen from the atmosphere reacts with the powder and heat is given off.  I have not measured the temperature so it is
best described as ‘warm’.  It lasts for
up to 24 hours.  Various of these bags
were tried out during the
Lake District meet –
they worked very well on the tops of the hills and around the several bars,
although one failed dismally in the murky depths of Windemere.  Presumably they are no good when wet.  If Fred thinks they will be a success he will
be marketing them for about 80p. each – good value if kept for use in
emergency, as you would a space blanket or a chemi-light.

WEST KINGSDALE SYSTEM:  Last year members of the Northern Section of
C.D.G. spent a number of trips exploring Jingling Avens, beyond the long
Frake’s Passage sump.  Some 150 feet
above the water level a wide bedding plane was pushed until it became
‘uncomfortable’.  At this point it is
only about six feet below the level of the N.S.G. digs in Jingling Pot.  It would see that yet another link in the
West Kingsdale System is nearing completion.


LANCASTER

EASEGILL SYSTEM:  This cave continues to
grow, with another half mile of passage discovered beyond sumps near Fall
Pot.  It has been named

Woodhouse Way
.

CAVE ART IN
BRITAIN:  At the beginning of the year there were
various press reports of the discovery of some cave paintings in

Wales
.  Some controversy still surrounds these works,
which are said to show a deer and a bison. In fact they are not paintings (any more?) but rock etchings.

WIG-PRINTS IN
WELSH
CAVE: Hitherto the only known Wig-prints in

Britain
were to be found in St.
Cuthbert’s Swallet.  Recent
investigations concerning Wig-prints in

Wales
, have been fruitless.  Reports of Wig-prints at other spelaeological
sites are likely also to be mere rumour. There is fairly conclusive evidence to support the theory that the
creator of Wig-prints no longer leaves his humble Mendip abode.

NORTHERN CAVE FINDS: In the
Northern Pennines a complex,
phreatic, joint-controlled network of passages is presently being
explored.  It has so far been surveyed to
a length of two miles by members of the Gritstone Club.

A second cave has been discovered in the Magnesian Limestone
at Maltby, and its Phreatic origins suggest that many other similar caves
probably exist in this extensive strip of limestone.

At the upper end of Littondale, near Halton Gill, 1000 feet
of stream passage has been dug into. Named Snuffit Pot, it is a significant drainage route for several of the
caves in the area.

The recent extension of Marble Pot to a depth of nearly 300
feet has been cut off by an enormous collapse. This is likely to take several years to clear!

More details of the above four items can be found in Caves
and Caving, a copy of which is in the club library for those members not
belonging to BCRA.

OTTER HOLE:  A
leadership system is now operating, organised by the Royal Forest of Dean
Caving Club.  At the time of printing
there are no guest leaders, and trips are therefore limited to weekends only.

We have two trips arranged for this year. They are both
over-tide trips i.e. about 12 hours duration (plus or minus 3 hours).

Dates are:         July
11th starting at 10am.

                        August
29th starting at 1pm.

If you are interested phone Martin Grass on
Luton 35145.

After a very successful February meet in the Lake District I
made everyone promise an article or a brief note for the B.B. – everyone that
is, except Kangy, who was somehow overlooked. Shame on you all – Kangy is the only one to have put pen to paper.  He writes:

 

“Apart form the pub, we did Great Gable by the Traverse –
plenty of flat areas of ice to fall over on and strong cold wind – and came
down over Base Brown.  On Sunday we spent
a long time getting to

Pavey
Ark
and even longer getting on
top.  The loose powder over the ice was
no help…I may well have filled Glenys Grass’s earhole with a snowball – could
you apologize publicly …. ”

He also writes:

WHATEVER IS WORTH DOING IS WORTHWORDS.

In Langdale as the snow came down

And capped the hills with soft white crown,
We shelter sought from bitter day
With warmth and drink to cheer our clay.

With Old Peculiar and old rum,
We thawed ourselves and one by one
Relaxed and burbled in our beer
Of icy climbs and frozen gear.

The B.E.C. had rented cheap
Stone cottages among the sheep
Of

Lakeland
by
the Dungeon Ghyll,
From there to climb and drink their fill.

Befuddled by the warmth and rum,
And missing those who hadn’t corns,
We found the moot in snowy weather
Was spent in different pubs together.

The simple answer to this brick
(Ordering more and drinking quick)
‘Was, drive off from the “Drunken Duck”,
(And guided by the Gods of Luck
And by these friends who shouted more)
Find “Britannia”, and its welcome door.

We found it soon cocooned in snow,
And all within was rosy glow,
The Tetleys tipple too was good
Beer drawn non-stop from the wood.

And in a room exclusively
United we’re the B.E.C.
So once again the chat was keen
We planned tomorrows climbing scene.

We didn’t sing, we didn’t shout
But at the time for chucking out
Boisterous spirits over spilled
And air with flying snowballs filled.

Kangy.


Bristol

Exploration Club Meet February 1981.

P.S. Sorry, Glenys!

 

Lifeline

by Tim Large

CAVE KEYS: – As many of you will know the club holds
keys for most of the locked caves on Mendip. They are kept in the library at the Belfry.  If the library is locked then access can only
be gained via a committee member (who all hold library keys).  Recently some of the keys have disappeared
notably G.B.  Please do not hang on to
keys any longer than is necessary, as other members are inconvenienced.  If you require keys for a midweek trip it is
usually easier to collect it at the end of the weekend.  Alternatively I have at home keys for G.B.,
Longwood, and Singing River Mine and am usually at home weekday evenings.  All you have to do is phone me at work on
Wells 73960 and I can usually arrange for the key you need.

TACKLE: – Recently a ladder being used on Arête Pitch
in Cuthbert’s (while the fixed ladder is out for repair) failed with one Ian
(Wormhole)

Caldwell

on it.  Fortunately for him only one of
the side wires snapped leaving him hanging on the other.  He managed to scramble up to cave another day.  The ladder was not of BEC manufacture.  Again recently I have seen a ladder which had
failed in a similar manner to the above in that the wire had snapped just above
the first rung.  It would appear that
both ladders had been used, as is so often the case, by joining the two C links
then passing a krab through the lot to attach to a belay.  Only the other day I came across a ladder on
the 20′ in Swildons belayed in just this manner.  It may be like teaching your grandmother to
suck eggs to some people but it happens on club tackle too.  It’s not good for the ladder and its not good
for you when they break – and cause headaches! Always use a spreader or other method of belay so that the tails of the
ladder are not stressed at such an acute angle.

SWILDONS: – Pete and Alison Moody (WCC) have just dug
into a passage in Swildons 4.  It has now
been surveyed to about 500′ and is estimated to be beneath Fault Chamber.  One sump has already been baled and passed
but another confronts the team – work continues.

AGGY RESCUE: – This much publicised rescue was over
the weekend of 17/18 January and extended until midday on the 19th calling on
large numbers of cavers from all over

Britain
.  The casualty Tim Flanagan was caving with the
Croydon CC on a trip to the end of Southern Stream Passage.  As they were starting on their return back up
SSP, a boulder fell and broke his leg in three places.  From what we understand the party went underground
at 10am, the accident happened around 5pm that Saturday evening.  MRO assistance was requested at 9.30am Sunday
morning.  About 20 Mendip Regulars from
BEC and WCC arrived in Crickhowell by about midday.  Most went underground that evening while other’s
assisted with radio communications using MRO equipment.  The carry through Sunday night and early
Monday morning was undertaken by the Mendip team – the victim still being in
SSP being rather cold but in good spirits – helped along by the Doctors bag of
trips – oops I mean tricks!!  Meanwhile
in the entrance series another group of Mendips bods rearranged the cave!! to
smooth the victims exit.  He emerged at
1.30 on Monday afternoon.  Throughout the
rescue he was not put into any kind of exposure bag or waterproof suit which
says something for his resilience.  So
don’t have an accident at the far end of SSP. You’ll probably be late home for tea!!

*****************************************

H.M.S. Bulwark is to be scrapped six months earlier than
planned.  We should have known that
Trevor’s drunken activities would lead to this. How can the Belfry survive much longer?

*****************************************

My lovely older man is 44 and I’m 20.  We met while caving beneath the Mendip Hills
in

Somerset
. I
think it was the way he so delicately removed my hand from my hold on the cave
wall that first made me notice him.  It
caused me to fall flat on my face into three feet of freezing water.  With a sense of humour like that, how could I
resist him?

from a letter to The Sun.

Who could it be, do you suppose?


 


Bristol

Exploration Club – Membership List March 1981

828 Nicolette Abell                       Faulkland,

Bath

20 L Bobby Bagshaw                   Knowle,
Bristol,
Avon

392 L Mike Baker                         Midsomer
Norton,
Bath,
Avon

818 Chris Batstone                      Bathford,
Bath,
Avon

390 L Joan Bennett                      Wesbury-on-Trym,

Bristol

214 L Roy Bennett                       Wesbury-on-Trym,

Bristol


731 Bob Bidmead                        Middle
Street, East
Harptree,

Bristol

364 L Pete Blogg                         Cheviot
Close, Avenue Rd., Banstead,
Surrey

336 L A. Bonner                           Little
Broughton, Cokermouth,

Cumberland

145 L Sybil Bowden-Lyle              Calne,
Wiltshire

959 Chris Bradshaw                     Wells,
Somerset

868 Dany Bradshaw                    

Bristol

967 Michael Brakespeare             Dilton
Marsh, Westbury. Wiltshire

751 L T.A. Brookes                     

London
, SW2

981 Terence Buchan                    Shepton
Mallet,

Somerset

956 Ian Caldwell                           Clevedon,
Avon.

977 Tony Callard                          Southsea,
Hampshire

955 Jack Calvert                          Dilton
Marsh, Westbury, Wiltshire.

902 L Martin Cavendar                  Westbury-sub-Mendip,
Wells,

Somerset
.


785 Paul Christie                        

London Road
, Sunninghill,
Ascot, Berks

655 Colin Clark                            Redland,

Bristol


983 Jane Clarke                           Wet
Lane
, Draycott,

Somerset
.

211 L Clare Coase                      

Berkeley-Vale
,
New South Wales, 2259,

Australia

89 L Alfie Collins                          Bishop
Sutton, Nr Bristol,

Somerset

862 Bob
Cork                              Stoke St. Michael,

Somerset

585 Tony Corrigan                        Stockwood,

Bristol


890 Jerry Crick                           

Chertsey Road
, Windelsham,
Surrey

680 Bob Cross                             Knowle,

Bristol

405 L Frank Darbon                     
Vernon,
British Columbia,

Canada


423 L Len Dawes                        

Main Street
, Minster Matlock, Derbyshire

449 Garth Dell                             Heywood,
Lancs.

815 Nigel Dibben                          Poynton,

Cheshire

164 L Ken Dobbs                         Beacon
Heath,
Exeter,
Devon

972 Mike Duck                            Wells,
Somerset

830 John Dukes                           Shepton
Mallet,

Somerset

937 Sue Dukes                            Shepton
Mallet,

Somerset

847 Michael Durham                   

Bath

779 Jim Durston                           Chard,

Somerset

322 L Bryan Ellis                         Westonzoyland,
Bridgwater,

Somerset

269 L Tom Fletcher                      Bramcote,
Nottingham.

404 L Albert Francis                     Wells,
Somerset

468 Keith Franklin                       
Dandenong,
Victoria 3175,

Australia

569 Joyce Franklin                       Stoke
Bishop,

Bristol

469 Pete Franklin                         Stoke
Bishop,

Bristol

978 Sheila Furley                        
Glastonbury,

Somerset

835 Len Gee                                St.
Edgeley, Stockport,

Cheshire


648 Dave Glover                          

Green Lane
, Pamber Green,
Basingstoke, Hampshire

860 Glenys Grass                       
Luton, Beds

790 Martin Grass                        
Luton, Beds

432 L Nigel Hallet                         No
known Address

104 L Mervyn Hannam                  St
Annes,
Lancashire

4 L Dan Hassell                           Moorlynch,
Bridgwater,

Somerset


974 Jeremy Henley                      Leg
Square
, Shepton Mallet,

Somerset

917 Robin Hervin                          Trowbridge,
Wiltshire

952 Robert Hill                             Chippenham,
Wiltshire

905 Paul Hodgson                        Hoo,

Rochester,
Kent

793 Mike hogg                            
Nuneaton, Warks

898 Liz Hollis                               Milborne
Wick, Nr Sherborne, Dorset

899 Tony Hollis                            Milborne
Wick, Nr Sherborne, Dorset

387 L George Honey                    19044,

Odensala,
Sweden

923 Trevor Hughes                       HMS
Bristol, BFPO Ships,

London

855 Ted Humphreys                     Moorsite,
Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

73 Angus Innes                            Alveston,

Bristol
, Aven

969 Duncan Innes                        Address Unknown

540 L Dave Irwin                           Townsend,
Priddy,

Somerset

792 Ken James                            Worle,
Weston-super-Mare,
Avon


922 Tony Jarratt                           Station
Road
, Congresbury,

Bristol


51 L A Johnson                            Station
Rd.
, Flax Bourton,

Bristol

560 L Frank Jones                       Wells,
Somerset

907 Karen Jones                          New
End
Hospital,
Hoampstead,

London

NW3

567 L Alan Kennett                      Henleaze,
Brsitol

884 John King                              Partridge
Green,

Horsham,
Sussex

316 L Kangy King                        Pucklechurch,
Bristol,
Avon


542 L Phil Kingston                      St.
Mansfield
,
Brisbane,
Queensland,
4122,

Australia

413 L R. Kitchen                          Horrabridge,
Yelverton,
Devon

946 Alex Ragnar Knutson             Southville,

Bristol

874 Dave Lampard                      
Horsham,

Sussex

667 L Tim Large                           Wells,
Somerset

958 Fi Lewis                               
Wells, Somerset

930 Stuart Lindsay                       Keynsham,
Bristil

574 L Oliver Lloyd                        Withey
Close West, Westbury-on-Trym,

Bristol

58 George Lucy                           Long
Lane, Tilehurst,

Reading
,
Berks

550 L R A MacGregor                   Baughurst,
Basingstoke, Hants


725 Stuart McManus                   

Wells Road
, Priddy, Somerset

106 L E.J. Mason                         Henleaze,

Bristol

980 John Matthews                     
Clifton,

Bristol

979 Richard Matthews                 
Clifton,

Bristol

558 L Tony Meaden                      Westbury,
Bradford Abbas, Sherborne, Dorset

963 Clare Merritt                          Chippenham,
Wiltshire

957 Dave Morrison                      

London
NW11

308 Keith Murray                        

London
  SW7

936 Dave Nichols                        
Exeter,
Devon

852 John Noble                            Tennis
Courts Rod, Paulton,

Bath

880 Graham Nye                          Horsham,
Surrey

938 Kevin O’Neil                          Melksham,
Wiltshire

964 Lawrie O’Neil                         Melksham,
Wiltshire

396 L Mike Palmer                       YarleyHill,
Yarley, Wells,

Somerset

22 L Les Peters                          
Knowle
Park,
Bristol
Avon

499 L A. Philpott                          Bishopston,
Bristol,
Avon

961 Mick Phinster                       
Inverness,

Scotland

337 Brian Prewer                         West
Horrington, Wells,

Somerset

622 Colin Priddle                          Wadeville
1422,

South Africa

481 L John Ransom                     Patchway,
Bristol,
Avon

452 L Pam Rees                          No
Known Address

343 L A Rich                              
Basham,
Alberta

Canada

672 L R Richards                         Jacobs,

Natal,
South Africa

945 Steve Robins                         Knowle,

Bristol

970 Trevor Roberts                       Yatton,
Avon

921 Pete Rose                            

Chandlers
Ford, Hants

832 Roger Sabido                        Westbury-on-Trym,

Bristol

941 John Sampson                      Knowle,

Bristol

240 L Alan Sandall                       Nailsea,
Avon

359 L Carol Sandall                      Nailsea,
Avon

760 Jenny Sandercroft                  Henleaze,

Bristol

237 L Bryan Scott                       

Havestock Road,
Winchester

Hants

482 Gordon Selby                        Wells,
Somerset

78 L R Setterington                     

Taunton
, Somerset

213 L Rod Setterington                 Chiswick,

London
W4

915J Chris Smart                         Woking,
Surrey

823 Andrew Sparrow                   

Bath

984 Dave Speed                           Dinder,
Nr Wells,

Somerset

1 L Harry Stanbury                       Bude,

Cornwall

38L Mrs I Stanbury                       Knowle,

Bristol

575 L Dermot Statham                 No
current address

365 L Roger Stenner                    Weston
super Mare,
Avon

772 Nigel Taylor                           Chilcote,
Nr Wells,

Somerset

284 L Alan Thomas                     

Nine Barrows Lane
,
Priddy, Somerset

348 L D Thomas                          Little
Birch, Bartlestree,

Hereford

571 L N Thomas                         


Norwich Rd.
,
Salhouse,
Norwich,

Norfolk
.

994 Martin Thompson                   Matson.

Gloucester

699 Buckett Tilbury                     
High Wycombe, Bucks

700 Anne Tilbury                         
High Wycombe, Bucks

80 Postle Thompsett-Clark            Great
Baddow,
Chelmsford,
Essex

74 L Dizzie Thompsett-Clark         Great
Baddow,
Chelmsford,
Essex

381 L Daphne Towler                    Nyetimber,

Bognor Regis,
Sussex

157 L Jill Tuck                             Llanfrechfa,
Cwmbran, Gwent,

Wales

769 Sue Tucker                           Tynnings,
Radstock,

Bath


678 Dave Turner                           Brewery
Lane
, Holcombe,

Bath


912 John Turner                          

Launceston Rd.
, Tavistock,
Devon.


925 Gill Turner                            

Launceston Rd.
, Tavistock,
Devon.

635 L Stuart Tuttlebury                 Boundstone,
Farnham,
Surrey

887 Greg Villis                             Banwell,
Weston-super-Mare,
Avon

982 Christine Villis                       Banwell,
Weston-super-Mare,
Avon

175 L Mrs. D. Whaddon               

Taunton
, Somerset

949 John Watson                         Westbury-on-Trym,

Bristol


553 Bob White                            

Henley Lane
, Wookey, Wells, Somerset

940 Val Wilkinson                        Melksham,
Wiltshire


934 Colin Williams                       St.
Austell,

Cornwall


885 Claire Williams                      St.
Austell,

Cornwall

916 Jane Wilson                          Portswood,
Southampton

568 Brenda
Wilton                      

Clutton,

Bristol

721 Graham

Wilton
-Jones             Aylesbury, Bucks

850 Annie
Wilton-Jones                Olton, Solihul,
West Midlands

813 Ian
Wilton-Jones                    Olton, Solihul,
West Midlands

943 Simon Woodman                   Burrington,
Nr Bristol,
Avon

877 Steve Woolven                      
Horsham,

Sussex

914 Brian Workman                     11
New
Bath Road, Radstock,

Bath

635 L S. Tuttlebury                       Boundstone,
Farnham,
Surrey

887 G. Villis                                Banwell,
Weston-super-Mare,
Avon

175 L D. Waddon                        

Taunton
, Somerset

949 J. Watson                             Westbury-on-Trym,

Bristol

953 J. Watson                             Southfields,
Rugby, Warks.

973 J. Wells                               
Yorkyown,

New
York
10598

397 Mike Wheadon                     

Bath

861 Maureen Wheedon                

Bath


553 R. White                              

Henley Lane
, Wookey, Wells,

Somerset

975 M. White                              
Upton, Langport,

Somerset

878 Ross White                           5
Troop, B. Company, 40 Comando Royal Marines, Seaton Barracks, Crown Hill,
       Plymouth,
Devon

939 Woly Wilkinson                     Melksham,
Wiltshire

940 Val Wilkinson                        Melksham,
Wiltshire

934 Colin Williams                       Address
unknown

885 Claire Williams                      Address
unknown

559 Barry Wilton                          Clutton,

Bristol

568 Brenda Wilton                       Clutton,

Bristol

721 Graham

Wilton
-Jones             Aylesbury, Bucks

850 Annie
Wilton-Jones                Olton, Solihul,
West Midlands

813 Ian
Wilton-Jones                    Olton, Solihul,
West Midlands

943 Simon Woodman                   Burrington,
Nr Bristol,
Avon

877 Steve Woolven                      
Horsham,

Sussex

914 Brian Workman                     Radstock,

Bath

 

Easter Meet,
South Wales

Once again the club will be meeting over the Easter weekend
in the

Usk
Valley
. Last year there were about 50 cavers on the camp site, over half who
were B.E.C. members.  Let’s hope we can
make and even bigger showing this year. Most people will be staying from Thursday April 16th night until Monday
20th evening.

Caves already booked are Pant Pawr Pot, Agen Allwydd and Tooth
and

Llethrid
Caves
. Trips are also planned for

Hepste
River
Caves

and Little Neath.

Campsite is at Llangatock, beyond the recreation
ground.  See you there.

“Tell me about this hang-up of yours!”

 

Library Exchanges

List of clubs with whom we exchange club journals, which may
be found in the Belfry Library.

  • Axbridge
    Caving Group.
  • B.C.R.A.
  • Bradford Pothole Club.
  • Cerberus
    Spelaeological Society.

  • Chelsea
    Spelaeological Society.
  • Descent.
  • Devon Spelaeological Society.
  • Dorset Caving Group.
  • Dr.
    H. Trimmel,

    Austria
    .
  • G.S.B.
    del CAi.

  • Gloucester
    Spelaeological Society
  • Grampian
    Spelaeological Society.

  • London
    University
    Caving Club.

  • Mendip
    Cave
    Registry.
  • Mendip
    Caving Group.
  • Northern
    Pennine Club.

  • Plymouth
    caving
    Group.

  • Red
    Rose
    Cave
    and Pothole Club.
  • S.W.E.T.C.C.C.
  • Shepton
    Mallet Caving Club.
  • Somerset
    Mines Research Group.
  • The
    British Caver.

  • University of
    Bristol
    Spelaeological Society

  • Wessex
    Cave
    Club.

  • Westminster
    Spelaeological Group.

 

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