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Hon. Sec: A.R. Thomas, Westhaven School, Uphill, Weston s Mare, Somerset.
Hut Warden: P.Townsend, 154 Syvlia Avenue, Bristol 3.
EDITOR:  D.J. Irwin. 23 Camden Road, Bristol 3.

Important New Find At Fairy Cave - Shatter Hole or Balch III

A 1,200ft. long system has been found in Fairy Cave Quarry.  The entrance lies at the bottom of the southern face of the quarry, to the right of the short system found early last year known as Balch extension. The new cave has been called Shatter Hole because of the extensive blast damage to be seen in the first two hundred feet of the cave.

Entry is fairly restricted and is controlled by the Cerberus Spel. Society.  Indemnity forms have to be signed and returned to Brian Prewer before going into the cave system.  The forms are available from Alan Thomas.  Members wishing to visit the cave are invited to write or contact Dave Irwin, 23 Camden Road, Bristol 3, as soon as possible in order that arrangements can be made to get as many people down the cave before blasting in the quarry starts again.  At the moment Bob Whittaker, Hon. Sec. of the C.S.S. has held an injunction against further blasting until the cave has been surveyed for the Avon River Authority; this is thought to be only about three months.  The cave was found on the Tuesday after Easter.  The formations are magnificent and anyone interested in cave photography should have a heyday in there.  A more detailed article will appear in the June B.B.

Address Changes

Alan Williams, 34 Cross Ways, Roggiett, Newport, Mon.
Rowan Brown, 24 Cranleigh Gardens, Luton, Beds.
Stephan Miller, 27 Walnut Way, South Ruislip, Middx.  (new member).
A (Rusty) Rushton, Rectification Squadron, A.S.F., R.A.F. Coningsby, Lincs.
Mr & Mrs B.C. Tilbury, 256 Cressex Road, High Wycombe, Bucks.
G. Watts, 23A Hampton Park, Redland, Bristol 6.
Miss S. Paul, 21 Lovelace Road, Surbiton, Surrey.

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SOME SUBS ARE STILL OUTSTANDING – SEND IT TO Bob Bagshaw2, 699 Wells Road, Bristol 4.  Remember it’s 25/- and was due on 31st Jan. 1969.

Ian Dear Memorial Fund

There was one application for the Ian Dear Fund this year, in fact the first member to apply, and was granted a sum of £10 towards his costs to visit the Ahnenschacht this year. One of the requirements, under the rules drawn up at the 1965 Annual General Meeting, was that he should submit a report to the Club of his activities – so, Dave Yendle, get your pen ready for the September B.B.