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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.