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Odds 'n' Sods:

As you will see from the minutes of the A.G.M. Rob Harper has been elected as the Club Rescue practise coordinator thingy.

There are two weekends set aside for rescue practises: the first being January 27/28 and the other on June 29/30.  See also following page for further details.

All members are encouraged to attend whether locally based or not.  As I understand it from Rob the format will be a practical session as well as workshops on various techniques.  I daresay there's an outside chance of a pissup as well though quite what makes me think that about the B.E.C ............ etc!!

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Despite the lateness of this publication, for which I apologise and make no excuses, the date for subscription increase will still be 31.12.95. Up until this time single membership will be £20.00 and £24.00 thereafter.  The committee was directed by the AGM regarding this - there is actually no change from the past couple of years.  All payments should be sent to Richard Stephens at the address on the contents page, NOT left in the pub or given to other people to pass on.

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Andy & Ange Cave have now departed for Mexico and Ivan & Becca have moved into Glenview.  Full address is on the front page.  Ivan is Hut Warden this year and has asked me to point out that any club ladders etc may be left in his porch after use if you can't get at a tackle store key.  The tackle store key is now kept in the key cupboard, keys for which are held by committee members.

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Adrian Hole has agreed to take on the job of librarian and is currently sorting through everything. Hopefully he will be purchasing some new books soon.  I understand we now have a copy of the new Caves of South Wales for anyone interested.  He is also hoping to get the Descents up to date as well as catalogue other club publications.

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New passage has been found in Wigmore Swallet, above the sump 3 pool.  An aven was climbed and about 100' of passage found.  One passage heading back towards sump 2, the other leads presently ending in chokes.

Priddy Green Sink has yielded further passage as a result of J-Rat 'Helping' Mother Nature to take its course!  Along with the likes of Ivan, Adrian Hole and Mike 'Shut-up' Willet.  There are high hopes to connect to Swildon's Hole in the future.  When this will happen is anybody's guess, but watch this space.

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If anyone is foolish enough to be interested.  'The Belfry Boys' are performing as part of a new act 'Cantoris' with Mick Ryan and Pete Watkinson and will be at the Bath Arms in Cheddar on 28.1.95.  The following week at the same venue sees a rare appearance of Kieran Halpin ....  Not to be missed.  For details contact Snab & Anita.

Blitz, Estelle and Tony Boycott amongst others are in India caving at the moment - hopefully they will produce something for this rag on their return.

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Quotes of the month ...

Ivan:

"I've got this dig in Yorkshire but it keeps collapsing and it's full of shit!"

Pete Bolt:

"Just like a B.E.C. member!"

Paul Brock:

"To get in the Attborough digging team, I had to bite the head off a chicken !! "

Paul Brock:

" ... 'Ere ... Does 'E ever have Karaoke in the Hunter's ??"

Alex Livingstone:

(When informed that every time a full bag was picked up there were two more underneath ... )

'Just like Women ... !!'

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Address Change:  Martin Grass, Draycott, Somerset.

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NOTICE

TIM LARGE HAS SOME NIFE CELLS AND SPARES FOR SALE, INCLUDING SOME EDISON HEADSETS.  HE IS OPEN TO OFFERS FROM ANYONE INTERESTED.  THESE LAMPS ARE STILL WELL FUNCTIONAL AND LOOK PRETTY GOOD ON YER MANTELPIECE ETC.