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Introduction

This index covers only the main articles that have been produced in the Belfry Bulletin.  It does not cover any news snippets, regular features such as “On the Hill”, which was mainly news of people or progress in digs and caves.

The first sheet shows the main categories and on which page to find the main topics.  The biggest topic is of course, caving, which has several sub-indexes, which are shown in italics.  Climbing also has sub-indexes.

The list only shows the Belfry Bulletin Number, as to show the page would not bee very helpful, as there are three separate issues for each Bulletin.  The first issue is the original, which had a various number of different sizes and fonts; the second issue is a reformatted issue, which is all on A4 size pages and uses a common font, which is Times New Roman at point 11; the third edition is the one on the web site, which has been taken from the second issue.  The second issue is also available if anybody wishes a copy of them.

At the back of the index are a few statistics, relating mainly to issue two, but gives a very good indication as the size of each Bulletin.

The next page show how each issue relates to its volume and year of publication.  A few discrepancies will be noted: -

  • Issue 341 was never issued.  It was produced and printed on one side of each sheet, but the stencils were then destroyed by the printing machine, when it broke down, and they were never retyped.
  • Issues 263 to 269 were skipped when the editor found he couldn’t count, so they do not exist.
  • Issue 48 was never completed or issued, but a copy has been found, and what there is has been reproduced.

 

 

After the first year of the Bulletin, the magazine became a monthly issue, with a few hiccoughs.  Where an issue was produced to cover two months, they were sometimes given two numbers, such as can be seen in volume 5 and volume 10.

Most of the early issues were only 4 to six pages long, only rather quarto of foolscap size of paper.  In 1960, number 143 was produced on a foolscap paper, but printed sideways so that the number of pages could be doubled but still keep the same number of sheets of paper.  This continued until 1968, when it reverted back to quarto.  In 1975, the Belfry Bulletin was then produced on A5 size of paper, maintaining a fair number of pages.  In 1977, it was decided to print the Belfry bulletin on A4 size paper, where it has remained today. In 1980, it was found to be difficult to maintain a monthly magazine, using A4 size paper, and from then onwards, the monthly issue became approximately two monthly, with a volume covering each year, until 2002, when even this numbering system went out of the window.  Nowadays, issues only come as and when.


Volumes

Volume

Year

Numbers

Volume 1

1947

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Volume 2

1948

8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18

Volume 3

1949

19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

Volume 4

1950

31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42

Volume 5

1951

43,44,45,46/47,48,49/50,51,52

Volume 6

1952

53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64

Volume 7

1953

65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76

Volume 8

1954

77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87

Volume 9

1955

88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99

Volume 10

1956

100,101/102,103,104,105,106,107,108

Volume 11

1957

109,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119

Volume 12

1958

120,121,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,129,130,131

Volume 13

1959

132,133,134,135,136,137,138,139,140,141,142

Volume 14

1960

143,144,145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,154

Volume 15

1961

155,156,157,158,159,160,161,162,163,164,165,166

Volume 16

1962

167,168,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,176,177,178

Volume 17

1963

179,180,181,182,183,184,185,186,187,188,189, 190

Volume 18

1964

191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199,200,201,202

Volume 19

1965

203,204,205,206,207,208,209,210,211,212,213,214

Volume 20

1966

215,216,217,218,219,220,221,222,223,224,225,226

Volume 21

1967

227,228,229,230,231,232,233,234,235,236,237

Volume 22

1968

238,239,240,241,242,243,244,245,246,247,248,249

Volume 23

1969

250,251,252,253,254,255,256,257,258,259,260,261

Volume 24

1970

262,270,271,272,273,274,275,276,277,278,279,280

Volume 25

1971

281,282,283,284,285,286,287,288,289,290

Volume 26

1972

291,292,293,294,295,296,297,298,299,300,301,302

Volume 27

1973

303,304,305,306,307,308,309,310,311,312,313,314

Volume 28

1974

315,316,317,318,319,320,321,322,323,324,325,326

Volume 29

1975

327,328,329,330,331,332,333,334,335,336,337

Volume 30

1976

338,339,340,,342,343,344,345

Volume 31

1977

346,347,348,349,350,351,352,353,354,355,356

Volume 32

1978

357,358,359,360,361,362,363,364,365,366,367,368

Volume 33

1979

369,370,371,372/373,374,375,376/377,377,378,379,380

Volume 34

1980

381,382,383,384/385,386/387,388/389,390,391/392

Volume 35

1981

393/394,395/396,397,398/399,400,401,402/403

Volume 36

1982

404/405,406/407,408/409,410/411,412-415,416

Volume 37

1983/84

417,418,419,420,421,422

Volume 38

1984

423,424,425,426

Volume 39

1985

427,428,429,430,431,432

Volume 40

1986

433,434,435,436,437,438

Volume 41

1987

439,440,441,442,443

Volume 42

1988

444,445,446,447

Volume 43

1989

448,449,450,451,452

Volume 44

1990

453,454,455,456,457

Volume 45

1991

458,459,460,461,462

Volume 46

1992

463,464,465,466

Volume 47

1993/94

467,468,469,470,471,472,473,474,475

Volume 48

1995

476,477,478,479,480,481

Volume 49

1996/97

482,483,484,485,486,487,488,489,490,491,492,493

Volume 50

1998/99

494,495,496,497,498,499,500,501,502,503,504,505

Volume 51

2000/01

506,507,508,509,510,511,512

Volume 52

2002

513,514

Volume 53

2003/04

515,516,517,518,519,520

Volume 54

2005

521,522,523

 


Annual General Meetings

 

194x

195x

196x

197x

198x

199x

200x

0

 

 

152

287

400

457

 

1

 

 

176

298

none

463

 

2

 

54

188

300; 308; 309

none

468

 

3

 

 

none

322

426

470

 

4

 

79

200

332

430

476

 

5

 

85

212

342

431

482

 

6

1

100-101

226

344; 350

437

488

 

7

8

110

235

 

442

495

 

8

18

129

none

374*; 375*;375

451

none

 

9

32

141

176

386-387

none

508

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* = This was for an EGM


Belfry Matters

Belfry Improvements                                   417

Belfry News                                               1; 2; 3; 13; 17; 23; 24

Building a Belfry                                        62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 145; 149; 150

Building for the Belfry                                 408-409

Belfry Rules                                              74

Exodus                                                     14

Do we want a New Belfry?                          223

Long Term Planning                                   225; 226; 227; 228; 229; 319; 321

Proposed Alterations                                  347; 383


Caving

A Chicken’s Guide to Caving                      481

Above Ground                                           6

After Glow/Luminescence                          171; 172; 173

An Unusual Cave Rescue                           363

Artic Norway                                             355

Are You on a Safe Lifeline                          326

Camping Underground                               77

Carslbad Caverns                                      284

Cave Access and Control                           309

Cave Art                                                   171

Cave Diving                                               186

Cave Flora                                                15

Cave Grading Severity                                320

Cave Photography                                     See page 9

Cave Surveying                                         See page 9

Cavern of Ludchurch (Staffs)                       166

Caving and Diving in Oman                         470; 477; 480

Caving in Africa                                         22

Caving in Aruba                                         468

Caving in Australia                                     500; 507; 510;

Caving in Austria                                       See page 9

Caving in Belgium                                      174; 231; 383

Caving in Britain                                        See page 10

Caving in Central Kentucky                        464

Caving in China                                         450; 468

Caving in Crete                                          292; 512

Caving in Cuba                                          464; 466

Caving in Eastern USA                              448

Caving in France                                       See page 18

Caving in Germany                                    22; 226; 500

Caving in Gibraltar                                     364; 380

Caving in Greece                                       230; 326; 360

Caving in Hungary                                     501

Caving in India                                           See page 19

Caving in Ireland                                        See page 19

Caving in Italy                                           354; 359; 369; 376-377; 383

Caving in Jamaica                                     448; 462; 478

Caving in Lebanon                                     190

Caving in Malaya                                       111; 118

Caving in Malta                                         302

Caving in Mexico                                       418; 433; 460; 483

Caving in Morocco                                     215

Caving in New Mexico                                511

Caving in New Zealand                               391-392434; 435; 450

Caving in Pakistan                                     497

Caving in Palestine                                    8

Caving in Salawesi                                    477; 478; 482

Caving in Saudi Arabia                               434

Caving in Saurland                                     64; 488

Caving in South Africa                                360; 390; 391-392; 393-394; 452

Caving in Spain                                         See page 19

Caving in Sweden                                      307

Caving in Switzerland                                 210; 211; 217; 241; 290; 371

Caving in Tasmania                                   515

Caving in Thailand                                     443; 445; 500

Caving in the Falkland Islands                    476

Caving in The Philippines                           448; 449; 452; 455; 456; 479; 483; 490; 499

Caving in Vietman                                     464; 498; 515

Caving in Yugoslavia                                  282; 462

Caving in Zanzibar                                     521

Caving on Bonaire                                     466

Caving with Yogi and Spacemen (USA)       481

Communication/Radio                                210; 247; 305; 393-394

Deneholes of Hangman’s Wood                  321; 323

Fish Pot (Cotswolds)                                 395-396

Forest of Dean                                          187

Geyser Stalagmites                                   178

Going Solo                                               427

Have you got the Right Equipment              61

High Flying Caver Drops a Bollock              455

How to Avoid Caving Trips                          364

How to Increase Membership                     78

Ice Formations in Caves                             190

If its Caving You Do                                   721

In Praise of Naked Lights                           167

Lava Caves of Lanzarote                            455

Lifelining, A Safe Approach                        359

Mammoth Cave                                         479

Otter Hole                                                 326

Passages Named Pooh                             506

Past Exploits of a (Not Very Bold) Caver     505

Pate Hole                                                 366

Pumacocha (Andes)                                  513; 515; 516; 521

Romania 1989                                           471

Route Severity Diagrams                            250; 251; 253; 255; 256; 261

Safety                                                      13

Safety in Cave Diving                                 453

Secondary Lighting                                    158

Slit Sided Stalactites                                 208

Some Continental Show Caves                   434

Some Thoughts on the Leader system        150

Sussex Underground                                 471

Tailor Made                                               340

Them Muddy ‘Oles                                    470

This Caving                                               73

Try Anything Once                                    81

Weil’s Disease                                          360

What’s in a Name                                     454

Why I am a Caver                                      174

Yorkshire Pot (Canada)                              416

 


Cave Photography

Cave Photography                                    157; 160; 220; 221; 260

Colour Photography in Caves                    69

Early Photographers and Their Work         460-407

Equipment for Cave Photography               299; 302

Exploring by Camera                                124

Multiple Flash Unit                                   240; 245

Starting Cave Photography                       39


Cave Surveying

A Brief Review on the Theory Available to the Cave Surveyor          253

Drawing of Accurate Cave Surveys                        256; 258

Electromagnetic Surveying                                   132

Further Thoughts on Surveying                             170

Grading Must Go                                                 297

Notes on Cave Surveying                                     86; 89; 94; 100

On Describing the Accuracy of a Cave Survey        255

Photographic Cave Surveying                               327

Some Comments on the Recent Surveying Articles           171

Some Thoughts on Cave Surveying Grading           169

Sunto Instrument Bracket and Maintenance           363

Surveys Past and Future                                      316

The Logistics of Cave Surveying                            203

Barometers in Caves                                           142; 149; 161; 257

Traverse Closure in Cave Surveying                       303; 304

 


Caving in Austria

Ahnenschacht                                         237; 239; 246; 261

Austria 1965                                            214

Austria 1981/82                                       412-415

Austria 1983                                            417; 423

Austria 1986                                            436;439

Austria 1990                                            457

Austria 1993                                            474

Caves in Upper Austria                             249

Dachstein                                               201; 366; 370; 379; 388

Dachstein 1986                                       436

Dachstein 1991                                       464

Dachstein 1994                                       475

Dachstein 1999                                       506

Dachstein 2000                                       508; 512

Eislufthohle                                             378

Exploration in the Dachstein area 1992-1997        503

Jager Hohle                                             436

New Austrian Discovery                            259

Raucher Week                                        222

The Exploration of C33                             510

Totes Girbirger                                         354; 366

 


Caving in Britain

Caving in Derbyshire                                See below

Caving in South West England                  See below

Caving in the Isle of Wight                        141

Caving in the Mendip Area                        See page 11

Caving in Scotland                                   See page 15

Caving in Wales                                       See page 16

Caving in Wiltshire                                   327; 340; 517

Caving in Yorkshire                                  See page 17

 


Caving in Derbyshire

B.E.C. Visit to Derbyshire                        99

Caving in Derbyshire                                91; 93; 100; 101-103

Club Trip to Derbyshire (1952)                   57

Club Trip to Derbyshire (1964)                   197

Darfar Pot                                               422

Happy Birthday Stan (Peak Cavern)           368

Into the Devil’s Arse                                 363

Knotlow Caverns                                      504

Peak Cavern Again                                  374

Pot Bottomer’s Delight                             166

 


Caving in South West England

A Cave at Newton Abbot                           123

Bakers Pit                                               35

Brixham Bone Cave                                 189

Caves at Berry Head                                435; 439

Caves at Branscombe                              506

Caves of Cornwall                                    9; 12; 26; 313

Kents Cavern                                           173

Pipers Hole (Scilly Isles)                          384-385

Plymouth Caves                                      6

Portland Assaulted                                  391-392

Pridhamsleigh Cave                                 8; 24; 356

Raiders Rift                                             140

Reeds Cavern                                          19

Rocky Acres Cave                                   459

Sea Caves at Studland                             401

Smugglers Hole                                       4

The Caves of Buckfastleigh                       23

Wareham’s Cave                                     406-407

Whiting Hole                                           478

 


Caving in the Mendip Area

 

Attborough Swallet

Avelines Hole

Badger Hole

Balch’s Hole

Banwell Caves

Bildon’s Mole Project

Bleadon and Hutton Caverns

Blockhead Slocker

Bog Hole

Bowery Corner Swallet

Burrington Coombe

Burrington Master Cave

Castle Farm Swallet

Caves on Brean Down

Caves on Bristol Waterworks Land

Charterhouse Cave

 

Cheddar Caves

497

252

4

166; 169; 170

372-373; 376-377

509

496

166

2

442; 453; 457

64; 307; 505

420

188; 195

523

140

410-411

 

A Brief History of Gough’s Caves

A Lost Cave Site at Cheddar Caves

Bigger, Better, Enormous Extensions

Blood Chits for Cheddar Caves

Cheddar River Cave

Coopers Hole

Cox’s Cave; Souvenir China

The 150th Anniversary of Cox’s Cave

The Enigmas of Cheddar Caves

Thixotropia Blues

440

384-385

384-385

252

434; 444

388-389; 39-392

518

442

397

439

Christmas Hole

Contour Cavern

Cross Swallet

Crystal Pot

Diggers Corner

East Twin Swallet

 

168

238

24

37

494

250

Eastwater Cavern

A New System in Eastwater Cavern

Boulder Chamber and Ifold’s Series

Digging Burnished Passage

Eastwater Cavern

Flooding Incident

History of Terminal Rift Digging

History off Various Digs

Life, The Universe and Eastwater

Mellow Digs & Russian Womans Hands

Morton’s Pot Dig

Morton’s Pot – The Final Solution

Radio Location in Eastwater

Trial ands Tribulations of Eastwater

West End Series

White Elephant Breeding Grounds

 

46-47

433

498

419

445

441

481

518

521

475; 516

522

424

519

420; 438; 445

57

Elm Cave

Emborough swallet

Fairy Cave Area

Fernhill Cave

Five Buddles Sink

G.B.

Goatchurch

Halloween Rift

Hazelnut Swallet

Heale Farm Cave

Henry’s Hole

Hillgrove Water Tracing

Honeymeade Hole

Hunter’s Hole

 

Hunter’s Lodge Inn Sink

391-392

137; 238

143; 296; 503; 505; 506

154

481; 494; 495; 500; 501

143

19; 77; 226

416; 419

500

247

417

252

146

127; 240; 514

 

As Hunter’s Lodge Inn Sink articles are a story of continuing exploration, they are in date order.

Beginning

Last Laugh

Dis Cam

Following the Stream

The Good and Bad News

Beyond the Drip Tray Sump

Broon Ale Boulevard

Dives and Climbs

Hair of the Dog Sump

Pushing the Streamway

Pushing the Barsteward & Filming

Hangover Hill and Stillage Sump

Summer Season at Stillage Sump

Digging Update

Below Pewter Pot

511

514

514

515

515

516

516

517

517

518

518

518

519

522

523

Ife Hole

Jill’s Cave

Lamb Leer

Lionel’s Hole

Little Crapnell

Lodmore Hole

Longwood/August

Lost Caves of Mendip, The

Loxton Cavern Rediscovered

Maesbury Swallet

Manor Farm

Nine Barrows Swallet

North Hill Swallet

On the Naming of Caves

Ore’s Close, Its cave and Mines

Peak’s Hole

Pen Park Hole

Priddy Green Sink

Redcliffe Caves

Reservoir Hole

Reynold’s Rift

Rhino Rift

Rocket Drop Cave

Rose Cottage Cave

 

38

183

194; 476

361; 390

496

519

53; 54; 484

505

520

238

312; 358; 388-389; 401

167; 232; 238

498

183

517

42

156

484; 195; 502; 503

24; 25; 31; 76

510

318

311; 482; 481; 502

368

522; 523

Saint Cuthbert’s Swallet

A Psychological Experiment

Account of Recent Activity (1958)

Annexe Chamber

Bug Hunting in Cuthbert’s

Carbon Dioxide Concentrations in the Air

Cuthbert’s Early Map

Cuthbert’s Geology

Cuthbert’s Rescue

Cuthbert’s Revisited

Cuthbert’s Two

Dig in Gour Rift, The

Digging

Diving Operation

Dragged from St. Cuthbert’s

Fixed Tackle in St. Cuthbert’s

Formations in Cuthbert’s

Further Thoughts on St. Cuthbert’s

Hanging Chamber

Highways and Byways if Cuthbert’s

Incident 24/1/1960

Laddering St. Cuthbert’s

Lake Chamber

Lead Sediments in St. Cuthbert’s

Long Chamber Extension

Marble Pot

Maypole Series

On a Trip on a Trip?

On Crossing the Gower Fault

Plantation Stream

Practice Rescues

Report of a New Discovery (1962)

Return of the Natives

September Series

Sequence of Development of Cuthbert’s

St. Cuthbert’s - Young or Old

St. Cuthbert’s III

St. Cuthbert’s Report

Stream Feeding into Cuthbert’s

Sump II.  Where do we go from here

Surveying in Cuthbert’s

Swimming in St. Cuthbert’s

Tourist Routes

Towards Wookey Hole

Uranium Dating of St. Cuthbert’s

Waster Temperatures

Water into Cuthbert’s

Water Tracing

Why I’m Glad I’m Thin

 

208

128

194

170

499

133

171

216; 226

358

261; 274; 275

296; 315

238; 254

228

495

284

152

346; 366

125; 410-411

190; 209

144

233

242

358

410-411

381

126

402-403

212

166; 167

184; 195; 197; 198; 207; 211; 242; 248; 404-405

178

237

135; 160

200; 20

493

408-409

114; 116

482; 496

519

145; 146; 227

491

198

241; 241

485

118; 119; 120; 226

318

29; 296

109

Saint George’s Cave

Sandpit

Sandford Gulf

Scramble Swallet

Second Tier Cave

Shatter Hole

Sidcot Swallet

Sludge Pit

Snake Pit

Some Caves near Bristol

Stewart’s Hole

 

 

 

Stock House Shaft

408-409

473

426

110

278

254; 261; 505

240; 305

481; 424

481

48

3

 

 

 

As Stock House Shaft articles are a story of continuing exploration, they are in date order.

Another Lost Cave Rediscovered

A Small Cave Becomes a Large  Mine

A Winter’s Tale

The Spring Offensive

Summer Madness

Winter Draws On

Towards the Hundredth Ton

Digging into History

The Breakthrough

 

502

504; 505

506

507

508

509

510

511

512

Stoke Lane Slocker

 

50 Years a 20

A Serious Warning

Beyond Cairn Chamber

Can You Find a Better Hole?

Chrococcus Turgidus

Flooding

History

New Discoveries

Some Interesting Theories

 

494

26

5

25

40

15

497

182; 293

20

Swildons Hole

 

A Broadcast

Before the Flood

Diving

Diving to Excess

Exploration of the Nether Regions

Exploring Swildons Hole

Free Diving to Swildons 9

Long Round Trip

My First Caving Trip

Rescue

Stereoscopic Survey

Sump 12

Swildons Four

Swildons goes to Wookey

Swildons in Flood

Swildons Revisited

Vicarage Passage

58

338

133

449

59

348

290

291

131

196; 210

368

393-394; 495

115; 131

227

501

475

408-409

Tankards Hole

Thrupe Lane Swallet

Twin Titty Hole

Tynings Barrow Swallet

Upper Flood Swallet

Viaduct Sink

Waldegrave Swallet

Waterlip Quarry Cave

 

120; 134; 135

199; 369; 458; 516; 517

401

347; 360; 416

433

377-378; 381

509

362

White Pit

 

The Waste of Thyme

Management/Access

St. Alactite’s Hall

Foul Air in Cave Digs

Welsh’s Green Swallet

Prophecy Pot Extensions

As White Pit articles are a story of continuing exploration, they are in date order.

468

472

478

491

495

496

Wigmore Swallet

As Wigmore Swallet articles are a story of continuing exploration, they are in date order.

Dig

Success to Bolde Myners

Christmas at Wigmore

End of Part One

Breakthrough

Revisited Some Further Thoughts

Still More about Wigmore

Revisited Again

Excavation and Exploration

Digging News

Notes of Survey

Diving

Only Another 5.75 Miles to Cheddar

Death Throes

Upstream Sump 3 Extension

356

357

359

368

371

391-392

393-394

406-407

460

461

462

466

467

469

498

Windsor Hill Swallet

Withybrook Swallet

 

Wookey Hole

441

7; 8; 318; 328

65 Years of Diving

Cam Valley Passage

Dye Tracing

Exploration 23 – 25

Free Diving to Nine

Recent Exploration (1996)

Rescue at Wookey

Stopped by Mud

Survey

Up the Wadi

Water Studies

Where to in Wookey

Wookey 1997

508

418

363

364

319

488

186

481

382

418

501; 504

495

494





 


Caving in Scotland

A couple of Small Caves in Scotland         465

A Fortean Experience in Assynt                492

Annual Dinner Rescue                              499

Assynt Again in August                            469

Assynt Antics                                         460

Assynt Descents                                     465

Assynt in October                                    500

Elphin Epics                                            468

Highland Fling                                         455

Just Another Swift Half                             481

Much Wittering on the Moors                    504

New Discoveries in Cnoc Nan Uamh          475

Rob Roy’s Cave                                       148

Scotland (1998)                                       497

Some Scottish Caves                               154

Surveying on Staffa                                  523

Sutherland (1978)                                    246

Ten go Caving in Sutherland                      466

Tree Hole                                                460

Uamha a’ Bhrisdedh – Duile & Tree Hole    468

 


Caving in Wales

 

A Caving meet in South Wales

A New Cave Near Brecon

Agen Allwedd

Beneath Llangattwg

Callan Pot

Caving in Mynydd Ddu

Caving in North Wales

Caving in South Wales

Caving on the Gower

Ceirog Caves

195

190

184; 219; 236; 443; 445

362

214

504

10; 32; 61; 153

117; 121; 242

288

29

Club Trip to South Wales

Cwm Dwr

Dan-yr-Ogof

 

226

336

219; 236; 282; 391-392; 517

 

Daren Cilau

 

Daren Cilau Extension – The Story so Far

Daren Cilau

Extension on Llangattock Mountain

Nine Days of Hard Rock Hospitality

Daren on the Move

Progress in the Far reaches of Daren Cilau

First Impressions

Unfinished Business in Daren Cilau

The B.E.C. in Daren Cilau in 2004

As Daren Cilau articles are a story of continuing exploration, they are in date order.

433

434; 435; 437; 440

438

439

442

449

452

494

521

Digging in the Clydach Gorge

Gower – Pays des Caverns

Llangattwg Caves Update (1988)

Little Neath River Cave

Llethrid Cave

Nant-y-Glais

New Caves at Ystradfeltte

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu

Ogof Hasp Alyn

Ogof Rhyd Sych

Pant Pawr Pothole

Porth-yr-Ogof

Rock and Fountain

South Pembrokeshire

Tunnel Cave

Twll Gwyn Oer

Whitsun in Pembroke

462

90

447

262; 397

28; 193

340

190

39; 120; 239; 247; 253; 257

421

397

290

285

356; 367

357

362

376-377

213

 


Caving in Yorkshire

A No Name Article                                   364

A Visit to North Pennine in Autumn           87

All to Pot                                                318

B.E.C. Expedition to Yorkshire (1978)       361

Back Door to White Scar                          393-394

Beginners (and Friends)                           335

Birks Fell                                                314

Black Shiver – Attempt                             255

Black Shiver – Success                           260

Car Pot                                                   273

Caving in the Raw                                    461

Connecting Pippikin to Lancaster              372-373

Diccan/Alum Through Trip                         328

Easter 1966                                            218

Gaping Gill                                              225; 314; 517; 523

Ireby Fell Cavern                                      207

Juniper Gulf                                             252; 356

Langstroth Pot                                         309; 314

Large Pot                                                417

Link Pot                                                  384-385

Lost Johns New Roof Traverse                  275

Meregill                                                   254

New Finds in Valley Entrance                   339

New Year, Caving in the Dales                  371

Northern Weekend                                   337

Notts Pot                                                261

Penyghent Pot                                        250; 278

Pippikin Pot                                            344; 358

Potholing in Yorkshire                              105

Providence Pot to Dow Cave                     401

Shafts and All That                                  274

Simpson to Swinsto Non-exchange           248

Some Lesser Yorkshire Caves                  295

Straws Two Metres Long                          517

Stream Passage Pot                                262

Swinsto at Last                                       499

Swinsto Hole                                           307

Swinsto/Kingsdale                                   275

Tatum Wife Hole                                      324

The Descent of King Pot                           364

The Mohole                                             333

The Northern Caving Scene                       274

The S.M.D.T. in Yorkshire                        304

There Smaller Caves of Wharfdale             300

Trip to Upper Easgill                                 64

Whitsun in Yorkshire (1962)                      161

Whitsun in Yorkshire (1966)                      221

Whitsun in Yorkshire (1976)                      343

Whitsun in Yorkshire (1978)                      365

Yorkshire                                                281; 294; 300; 328; 380

 


Caving in France

A Few Notes on French Caves                  88

Aven d’Orgnac                                         36

B.E.C. at P.S.M.                                     323

B.E.C. Summer Holidays in the Pyrenees  462

Bel Espoir – Dia Traverse                         404-405

Berger 1985                                            433

Berger 1985 – Getting There                     432

Buckets and Pails in the Ardeche             404-405

Causse du Gramat, Easter (1999)             503

Cave Diving in the Dordogne                      512

Cave Paintings of Le Portal                       281

Caves in the Pyrenees – Grotte de Gargas 31

Caves in the Pyrenees – Niaux                 30

Caving in France                                      254

Caving in the Lot                                      478

Completely Bergered?                              427

Diving Record in the Dordogne                  509

Dordogne (1989)                                      454

Dordogne (1990)                                      462

Dordogne Revisited                                  484

Expedition Ariege                                    261

France (1981)                                          402-403

France (1983)                                          440

French Caving Techniques                        22

From Vercours Plateau to Ardeche Gorge  406-407

Going to the Caves                                  512

Gouffre de Corbeaux                                157

Gouffre de la Pierre St. Martin                   249

Gouffre of Coume Ferrat                           276

Grotte de Moulin Maquis                          471

L’Aven Grotte de Marzell                          42

La Cave and Padirac                                288

Lascaux II, Montignac, Brive                     446

Le Grand Souce                                      504

Le Grotte de Favot                                   43

Le Grotte du Bournillon                             41

Maypole Dance                                       325

More French Show Caves                         442

Notes on a Caving Trip to France               17

P.S.M. (1975)                                          335

Pyrenees (1974)                                      330

Show Caving in the Ardeche                     437

Tanne de Bel Espoir - Diau                       511

The Fives Caves Show                             290

The Great Cave of Chevre-Eglise               290

The Mines of Le Saut, Mribel                    495

The Subterranean River of Brambiau          33

The Voyage of the “Calypso”, Dordogne     452

Trip to the Berger                                     291

Underground Laboratories of Moulis           190

Vercours, South West France                   388-389

 


Caving in India

Meghalaya (1994)                                    476

Meghalaya (1997)                                    494

Meghalaya (1998)                                    496

Meghalaya (1998)                                    467

Meghalaya (1998)                                    468

Meghalaya (1999)                                    501

Meghalaya (2000)                                    507

Meghalaya (2002)                                    514

Meghalaya (2003)                                    516

Meghalaya (2004)                                    519

India’s Third longest Cave                         513

Meghalaya (2005)                                    522

 


Caving in Ireland

Down The Thurlough                                 419

Ireland (1954)                                          85

Ireland (1967)                                          232

Ireland (1975)                                          239

Ireland (1986)                                          425

Ireland (1994)                                          474

Poll Na G Ceim                                       435

Pollaraftra                                               209

Sleepless in a Skoda                               499

Stretching Time in County Clare                410-412

Tales from County Cork                            459

The Lads in Ireland (1984-1986)                 451

Trip to Clare (1985)                                  432

Trip to Clare (1986)                                  434

Trip to County Clare (1995)                       479

 


Caving in Spain

A Visit to la Cueva de Nerja                      156

Badalona                                                474

BU56 (1991)                                            466

Casteret’s Ice Cave                                  463

Shrimpbones, Mongooses & Porcupines    509

Sima G.E.S.M.                                        463

Spain (1962)                                            168

Spanish for Beginners                              453

Systema Cueto – Coventoso- Cuvera         511

The Grand Tour – Caving Style                  365

Tito Bustillo – Northern Spain                    404-405

 


Climbing

4,000's in Winter, The                              282

A Climb on Dartmoor                                109

A Day in Letterewe Forest                        290

A New Climb at Black Rock Quarry           301

A Rope Ladder for a Crevasse Rescue       154

A Trip to Spitsbergen                               100

Along the Cumbrian Way                          423

Analysis of an Accident                            240

Are Rock Climbers Lazy                           64

Austrian Tyrol                                          62

Balatious                                                501

Black Mountains, The                              65

Bluebell Quarry Climbs                             430

BMC Saga                                              355

British West Indies                                  19

Caerfai SW Face 1974                             329

Changabang                                            362

Cheddar                                                  31

Climbing???????                                     499

Climbing for the Over 40's                         468

Climbing Huts in Wales                            107

Climbing in 1971-1972                              295

Climbing in Cornwall                                 172; 298

Climbing in SE England                            22; 194

Dewar Stones                                          66

Don't Eat Yellow Snow                             362

Easter 1971 in Scotland                           289

Easter in Cornwall                                    147

Edward Whymper                                    498

Enchanted Mountain, the                          273

Fred Davies Forty?                                   313

In the Brecon Beacons                             292

In the Cuillins                                          281

Islands and Highlands                              108

Jane, Spain, Plane                                   458

Just Like Old Times                                 109

Lake District                                            See page 21

Living in Style                                          271

Loch Coruisle                                          243

Losing a Mountain                                   94

Mount Cameroon                                     38

Near Massacre at Glen Coe                      99

Neouvielle                                               311

North Wales                                            See page 21

On Climbing 'Victis'                                  262

On the Ice Factor                                     523

Open Air Caving                                       306

Otzatler Alpen and Bernina                       247

Peak District                                           3

Pembrokeshire                                        197

Personal reflections on Climbing               324

Rescue in Langdale                                 242

Scotland                                                 242

Search for Pant-y-Crac                             510

Simonds Yat                                           196

Skiing on Blackdown                                190

Ski Mountaineering                                  296

Skye                                                      91; 97; 209

Snow and Ice in Scotland                         114

Snowdon at Sunrise                                 106

Some Climbing Snippets                          458

Some Peaks in the NW Highlands            352

Static in the Cairngorms                           399

Swanage                                                 251

Switzerland 1975                                     338

Torridon '70                                             283

Utopia on Mendip                                     251

Weekend on the Dewerstone                    184

Why go to Iceland                                    76

 


Climbing in Lake District

A Dryish Easter in the Lakes                    352

A long Weekend in Langdale                    291

A Month in the Cumbrian Mountains          154

A Week in the Lakes (1953)                     73

A Week in the Lakes (1975)                     328

Another Menace Episode                         20

Buttermere Fells                                      326

Christmas (1950)                                     43

Christmas (1951)                                     53

Faith and Friction                                    16

Surrey North Independent Transport to the Lake District   398-399

 


Climbing in North Wales

A New Way Off Yr Elen                            152

Another Mighty Saga                               41

Blaenant Farm                                        44

Climbing in November                              201

Dicing in North Wales                              35

High Camp on Crib-y-Ddysgl                     83

In Search of Snow                                   123

Lliwedd                                                   42

Occasional Writings of the Climbing Section       283

Racing in North Wales                             129

Running an Instructional Course                98

Sell’s Baptism                                         237

Snow and Ice in North Wales                    251

Snow Ridge Climb                                   43

Snowdonia in January                              294

The Great Gully of Craig-yr-Isfa                 131

The Years Climbing (1965)                       214

Two Cliffs in Llanberis                              80

Weekend in North Wales                         110; 122; 152; 154; 178; 182; 189; 191; 192; 198; 199; 280; 281; 300; 326; 330

Whitsun (1950)                                        37

Yet Another North Wales Trip                   304


Geology and Archaeology

Archaeology                                            11; 128; 159; 161; 163; 165

Rocks in South America                          10

Bones in Stoke Lane                               40

Belfry Site                                               40; 42; 43

Cadbury Camp                                        139

Dating of Archaeological Specimens         64

Palaeolithic Art at Naiux                           270

Torridon Sandstone                                  135

 


History

A Night to Remember                              504

A statistical History of the B.E.C.             521

BB 300                                                   311

Belfry in 1949, The                                   502

Christmas 1962                                       302

Early days                                              429

From the Past                                         519

Goatchurch                                             340

Growth of the BEC                                   349; 350; 351; 352; 353; 354

History of the BB                                     290

History of the BEC                                   3; 27; 147; 237; 293

The Rise & fall of B.E.C. membership        522

True Tales from History                            343

 


Humourous

A Season of Goodwill                               261

A tale of Two Caving Huts                         326

Alternate Glossary of Caving Terms           476

An Imaginary Tale                                    443

Annual Report of the B.B.L.H. & S.R.G.    280; 302; 314

Beer Quotes                                           494

Belfry Birds                                             61

Digging for Cheese                                  523

Excuses Reasons for not Going Caving     178

Fauna Around the Belfry                           450

Fish of Ffynnon Ddu                                 76

Funny Expressions                                  498

Ghost of Rookham Hill, The                      178

Gwyn & Hilary’s Grot Caving Menu            500

Historic Occasions                                  248

Isis                                                         470

Last Tour of Mendip                                 290

Letters to/from the Duke of Mendip            71; 72; 81; 84; 91

More Belfry Birds                                     63

Nicknames                                             504

Pandemonium on Seutra Hill                    280

Rest Assures                                          345

The Coming of the Mark III                        337

Trapped in a Chair                                   190

Weegee Goes West                                290

Words of Little Wisdom                            499

Wot I Did in mi Sumurr Holeesaz              486

 


List of Members

List of Members 1948                              10;11;12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18

List of Members 1949                              22;23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29

List of Members 1950                              34;35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 42

List of Members 1956                              108

List of Members 1957                              119

List of Members 1958                              131; 132

List of Members 1959                              142

List of Members 1960                              154

List of Members 1961                              16

List of Members 1962                              178

List of Members 1963                              190

List of Members 1964                              201

List of Members 1966                              225

List of Members 1967                              236

List of Members 1968                              247

List of Members 1969                              259

List of Members 1970                              279

List of Members 1971                              289

List of Members 1972                              301

List of Members 1973                              313

List of Members 1974                              325

List of Members 1975                              336

List of Members 1976                              344

List of Members 1977                              255

List of Members 1978                              367

List of Members 1979                              379

List of Members 1980                              382; 391-392

List of Members 1981                              395-396

List of Members 1982                              406-407; 412-415

List of Members 1983                              None

List of Members 1984                              None

List of Members 1985                              431

List of Members 1986                              437

List of Members 1987                              442

List of Members 1988                              447

List of Members 1989                              452

List of Members 1990                              457

List of Members 1991                              None

List of Members 1992                              463

List of Members 1993                              467

List of Members 1994                              476

List of Members 1995                              481

List of Members 1996                              None

List of Members 1997                              491

List of Members 1998                              495; 498

List of Members 1999                              493

 


Mendip Rescue Organisation Matters

Annual MRO Report                                 28; 55; 69; 220; 361; 372-373; 384-385; 408-409; 410-411; 423; 454; 459

Fatal Accident in Wookey                        21

Longwood Tragedy                                   433

Night we Heard the Wild Goose Cry          147

Practice Rescue in Stoke Lane                 301

Practice Rescue in Goatchurch                367

Rescue in Two Caves                               157

Watch That Stal                                      294

 


Mining

Alderley Edge Copper Mines                    404-405

Bathstone Mines                                     419

Box Mines                                              364

Chalk Mine (Herts)                                   11; 12

Chilham Stone Mine                                327

Coombe Martin Mines                              130

Coniston Copper Mines                            391-392

Cuthbert’s Leadworks                              250

Dan-y-Craig Quarry                                  426

Derelict Lead Mine in Swaledale               44

Desilverisation of Mendip Lead                  111; 112

Eastwood Manor Mines                            504

Finedon Iron Stone Mines                         465

Geever Mine                                            408-409

Holly Bush Shaft, Shipham                       518

Lead Mining Methods                               348

Lynford Mines, Sandford                           517

Magpie Mine                                           39; 243

Mendip Mining                                         15; 113; 114; 117; 272; 504; 505

Mersham’s Underground Stone Quarries    422

Mines of the Harptree Area                       107; 467; 506; 510

Mine Shafts and Dangers                         249

Mine Sites on Churchill Knowle                 520

Mining a Century Ago                              421

Ochre Mines at Wets Horrington               372-373

Risca Lead Mine                                     437

Roman Mine                                           206; 214

Romano-British Lead Smelting at Priddy    70

Rookham Wood Mine Shaft                      240

Sandstone Mines in West Sussex            454

Singing River Mine                                   484

Smitham Chimney                                   301

Star Mines                                              376-377

Stock Hill Mine                                        461; 467

Tales of Chiltern Chalk Mines                   360

Tales of Talking Trees                              427

Tin Mining in Cornwall                              121; 122

Virgin Islands Copper mines                     440

 


Miscellaneous

Stereoscopic  Photography                         115; 116

Summary of the Constitution                       255

Summer 1981 in the Alps                            402-403

Supping Tups Arse in Dentdale                    492

SW Africa and Fish River Canyon                421

Swiss Cave Congress                                 472

Synthetic Ropes for Caving                         249

Tackle Story                                              304

The Final Word on F and Bloody M              511

There's This Computer                                337

This or That?                                              146

Tinkering Around Perthshire                        279

Tourists Caving Abroad, A                           416

Towards a National Council?                       219

Trappiste as Newts                                     382

Travels in Africa                                          329; 330

Travels in America                                      506; 508; 510

Travels with a Test Tube                              298; 308

Under England's Mountains Green               459

Under the Ice                                             428

Up the Creek                                             320

Victoria Falls                                             214

Vimy Ridge                                                46

Voting Methods                                          190

Wansdyke                                                 100

Warehouse, Gloucester, The                       482

Waterfall                                                    253

Webbing Knot                                            305

Weak Karabiners                                       99

Weekend in the Chilterns                            349

Welsh Rarebit                                            75

West Virginia 1988                                     445

What Happened to the Mammoth?               178

What the Well Dressed Caver Should Wear  92

What to do With Your Oldhams                   357

Whimsey in Wales                                     119

Why Not Come Caving?                              107

Why Ski in the Pyrenees                            363

Wig in Caving. The                                     522

Wildlife Countryside Act 1982                      416

William Eggy-Belch                                    523

Winter Motoring in the Alps                         80

Wookey Hole Inscriptions                           504

Yellowstone to Florida                                406-407

 


Obituaries

Bryan Ellis                                              503

Dan and Stella Hassell                             490

Dave Yeandle                                          514

Don Coase                                              121

Graham Balcombe                                   507

H.E. Balch                                              125

Jock Orr                                                 518

John Stafford                                           513

Luke Devenish                                         473

Oliver Lloyd                                             431

Robert Davies                                          467; 498

Royston Bennett                                     451

Sago and Tich                                         508

 


Poems

A B.E.C. Type Cave Report                       190

A Letter of Lamentation                             64

A Little Too Keene!                                   190

A Pressing Point                                      309

A Son of Mendip                                       481

Bats of Bristol's Belfry                               150

Beerwulf                                                   131

Bender                                                     33

Biffo                                                         401

Butcombe Blues, The                                473; 502

Cangi                                                       122

Castle on the Hill                                      317

Caver, O Caver                                         163

Caving Formulae                                       230

Chaucer's Prologue                                   214

County Councils                                       313

Diving                                                      14

Down Swildons Hole                                 473

Dreadful Ditties                                         508

Dry Humour                                              38

Experimentation                                       125

Exploring Bravely Underground                   5

Gazzum's Brain Child                                90

Gentle Dizzie                                           41

Hill in Bat                                                 477

Hut Wardens Report 1994-95                     480

Immortal Statement, The                           67

In Olden Days                                          52

Irish Easter                                              419

Janet's Last Monroe                                  496

Memoirs of Mendip in the Forties               517

Motorbikes                                               19

Mystery, The                                            5

Nigel's Dirty Weekend                               456

O for a Skylark                                         64

Ode to a Digging Bat                                 46

On the Bog                                              329

Our Belfry on the Hill                                 4

Poem                                                      5; 146

Poem by William Browne (1590)                13

Poet's Corner                                           115

Pome                                                      44

Practice Rescue in St. Cuthbert's 1981       404-405

Pre Speleode                                           7

Priddy Green Song, The                            499

Rubaiyat of Omar 'Obbs, The                     119

Ruthless Rhymes for Callous Cavers          65

Saint Cuthbert and the Yorkies                  454

Shepton Mallet Caving Club                       118

Snaffle-plate Sonnet                                  35

Some People                                           71

Sonnets                                                   94; 131; 132; 133; 134; 136; 137

Speleode by Snab                                    462

Tale of the Wessex Cattle Grid                  416

Thoughts of a Claustrophobic Mum             181

Thoughts of Chairman Sid, The                  237

Triple Trouble in the Double Troubles          390

Waldegrave Swallet                                   509

Weathers                                                 42

Whatever is Worth Doing with Worthwords  395-396

Who?                                                      154

Words of Little Wisdom                             499

Wot No Cookies                                       462

You Have Had Your Wordsworth                66

 


Review Of Books

1967 Expedition to the Gouffre Berger            247

About Caves                                                261

British Caving                                               80

Cave Surveying                                             226

Caves and Cave Diving                                  113

Caves and Caving                                         241

Caves and Tunnels in SE England                  471

Caves of Mendip, The                                    114

Caves of NW Clare                                       255

Caves of South Wales                                   372-373

Caves of the Great Hunters, The                    119

Caves of Wales and the Marches                   238

Caving and Potholing                                    401

Caving Clubs of Mendip, The                          119

Darkness Under the Earth                             82

Death of an Owl                                            167

Doolin - St. Catherine's Caves                        214

Four Hundred Centuries of Cave Art                74

Great Storm and Floods of 1968, The             279

International Expedition to the Goufre Berger   119

Kent and East Sussex Underground               471

Limestone and Caves of NW England             316

Mendip Karts Hydrology Research Project      239

Mendip Underground                                     440

My Caves by Casteret                                   10

Northern Caves Vol. 5                                   358

One Thousand Metres Down                          119

Paeolithic Cave Art                                       261

Penguin Parade                                            33

Pennine Underground                                    7

Pioneer Under the Mendips                           262

Plume of Smoke, The                                   62

Potholing Under the Northern Pennines          198

Quarrying in Somerset                                  293

Rivers of London                                           192

Shropshire Mining Annual and Year Book       242

Speleological Yearbook & Diary, The              202

SWETC Expedition to Norway                       355

Underground Adventure                                 59; 164

Vertical Caving                                             378

Volcanoes in History                                     197

Walks in Limestone Country                          290

 


Songs

A Carbide Lamp Totally Failed                  77

A Local Bloke from Rodney Stoke             164

A Winter's Tale                                        503

Amalgamation Song, The                         498

At Our Belfry on the Hill                           501

BEC Song, The                                       150; 494; 495

BEC Thrutching Song, The                       76

Belfry Benaviora                                      8

Belfry Boy, The                                       358; 481

Beneath the Boozer                                 518

Bottom that Hole                                     485

Boulder Have a Crunch on Me                   498

Bowery Corner Song                                448

Boys of the Hill, The                                471; 518

Complete Caver, The                                461

Diggers Song, The                                   305; 410-411; 499

Diving                                                     14

Droves of Priddy, The                               469

Exploration Club Song, The                      493

Golden Jubilee of the BEC                        432

Goon's 40 Years                                      501

Heeland Cavers                                       500

If it's Caving you will Go                            68

John Riley                                               87

Mountaineer's Duet, the                           76

My Mate He is a Caver                             470

Novice Rap, The                                      472

Ode to a Beeza                                       12

Ode to Black Betty                                  500

Ode to Vince on his Geburstag                 500

Song of a Speleo-biologist                        18

Song of the CCPS                                   104; 471

Steigl                                                     474; 475

Tankard Hole Song                                  497

There is a Tavern in the Town                    99

We are the Exploration Club                     273

Wee Caver Wha' Carn Fae Fife, The          500

Wessex Cave Club Hymn                         496

Young Mendip Caver, The                         358; 508