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The Bristol Exploration Club, The Belfry, Wells Road, Priddy, Wells, Somerset.
Editor: Ted Humphreys

1990 - 1991 Committee

Hon. Sec.                Martin Grass
Treasurer                 Chris Smart
Caving Sec.             Jeff Price
Hut Warden             Chris Harvey
Tackle Master          Stuart McManus
B.B. Editor               Ted Humphreys
Hut Engineer            Nigel Taylor
Membership Sec.     John Watson
                               Ian Caldwell 

Editorial

If I hadn’t been so idle I could have made this BB much longer, but it had to be out in time for the A.G.M.  This means that with the articles I hope to receive soon the Christmas BB, whoever produces it, should be a bumper one!  Locations will include such places as Yugoslavia (did the BEC start the fight?) Jamiaca, Sima, Vimy Ridge, Guernsey and many more.

In the last BB, I included a political article (Wig's) and in this one are included differing viewpoints (from Bryan Ellis and Andy Sparrow).  Wig's article was included because the committee thought that the membership should be aware of what is going on nationally in cave politics and the replies are included as members must have the right to reply.  In future, however, I would suggest that articles on national cave politics be sent to nationally distributed commercial caving publications such as Descent (the caver's magazine).  Caves & Caving (the bulletin of the BCRA) or Speleoscene (the newspaper of the NCA).  After all, the BB is merely a club bulletin, almost entirely funded by the club, and to spend more than £10 a page on something that few will read is unproductive.