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Well that was the Dinner that was!  Only 2 persons short of the magic 200, and I believe a very successful dinner was enjoyed by all.  To hear No.1 in his account of "Genesis" and to hear him being barracked by No.4!

Many of you will now join me in wishing a speedy recovery to Harry Stanbury who just a few weeks later is recovering from a serious operation to correct an aneurysm near his heart, at a hospital in Plymouth, and also that our thoughts are with his wife Glenys at this time.    Get well soon

Harry, its only 11 months to your next BEC Dinner, and you have to return the "Boar trophy", perhaps to Dan for his interjections? !

Congratulations are again due to Bob & Mariyka Hill, our Omani ex-pats, on the birth of another daughter, I await confirmation of her name and details!

Rumours are rife on the Hill, of the discovery of nearly 1,000 feet of new cave in the Thrupe area, it echoes well Fred Davis's "Caves be were you find 'em".

The Committee are planning a "Belfry Bash" at Priddy village hall in March of next year; further details soon, tickets will be around £3 in advance to include Bread & Cheese supper.

Hon. Sec asks if there is anyone out there who fancies the idea of a Burns Night Supper in January at the Belfry, nothing formal, but Haggis, Neepes and Whisky prior to the Hunters on a Saturday night?

COMMITTEE MEETING DATES for the next year, At the Belfry on Fridays at 8.00pm are:-

December 7th 1995. January 5th 1996.  February 2nd.  March 1st.  Apri1 5th. May 3rd.  June 7th.  July 5th. August 2nd.  September 6th.

AGM & DINNER Saturday 5th. October 1996.  SUBSCRIPTIONS, subtle reminder pay now and save yourself £4 off the £24 annual fee, by the 1st. January 1996 to the membership secretary Richard Stephens.

My Apologies in advance, but I shall be absent from the December Committee meeting, away in sunnier climes, Martin Grass has actually welshed out on caving with me this time!

Bye for now from the Belfry Table! , “Mr. N”  J. Nigel Taylor, Hon.Sec.

Some late in the day additions which arrived today (24/11/95):-

There is a letter in this bulletin concerning "The Wharehouse, Gloucester, proposed artifica1 cave system, and their request for NCA support" as I feel that the membership should be aware, and again, I feel that there are strong concerns over such an idea, please let me have your views!.

ANNUAL DINNER 1996: I think that it is time for a change, I have organised the last six or seven dinners, and I think someone else might care to have a go, PLEASE SOMEONE Volunteer and let the Committee know as a venue will have to be chosen and booked very shortly

That’s all from the Belfry Table postscript!

Lastly a Very Merry and Speleological New Year to you and your families,

Nigel Taylor,  Hon. Secretary.