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By Alan Thomas

A number of courses run by the University of Bristol Department of Extra-Mural Studies may be of interest to members.  ‘Geology of Mendip’ by Dr. F.F. Wallis in the Town Hall, Axbridge on Tuesdays; ‘Structure and Scenery of the South West’ by R. Hicks at West Huntspill County Primary School on Mondays and ‘The Wedmore Area’ by A.B. Hawkins on Tuesdays are things of interest of which I have details.

Steve Grime had landed himself a job at the West Highland School of Adventure, Applemore, Nr. Kyle at Lockhals, Rosshire, Scotland, which is now his new address.  He and Dorothy would be delighted to see any of the B.E.C. at any time of the year – though Steve points out that the Schools equipment cannot be used for private purposes.

There will be a Committee meeting on Sunday 28th September at 2.15pm in the New Inn, Priddy, of the Council of Southern Caving Clubs.  Its main object will be to discuss the Proposed Constitution of the National Caving Association (I have copies if anyone wants one).  Now is the time to air your views on this highly political subject.

The Cambrian Council, on which we are also represented, meets on 21st September for the same purposes as the Southern Council

A Register of Environmental Research on Mendip has been set up.  The idea is to avoid duplication of effort.  Anyone conducting and form of scientific investigation on Mendip can get details from me.

Among visitors from the distant past to the Belfry recently was Pete Miller on leave from MaltaMalta is all limestone but the biggest cave is like an ‘ Upper Goatchurch’.

Apologies Department

The Editor would like to offer his apologies to Roger Stenner for ‘inverting’ the curve accompanying his article in the August B.B. – The Use of barometers in Cave Surveying.

Articles for the Christmas B.B. should be sent to the Editor as soon as possible.  This will be the largest B.B. ever – 40 pages approx.