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Letter to the Editor

27 Roman Way,
Paulton,
Bristol,
BS18 5XB

25th Sept. 1969

Dear Dave,

Members may be interested to know that besides the courses run by the University of Bristol Dept. of Extra Mural Studies, mentioned by Alan Thomas (October B.B.-Ed) there are one or two others run in conjunction with the Central Somerset Evening Institutes as follows: -

Lead Mining on Mendip – P.J. Fowler and J.E. Hancock.  (Kings of Wessex Secondary School)

Introduction to Archaeology – M.G. Habditch, J.H. Drinkwater and J.E. Hancock.  (The Museum, Wells)

The courses mentioned are not the only ones available but are most likely to appeal to members.

I have further details about dates and times and will be only too glad to supply them to the interested.

                        Yours sincerely,
                                    Michael A. Palmer.

Since receiving Mike’s letter I have seen the U.B.S.S. winter evening lecture programme.  These meetings are open to anyone and so members might like to take advantage of the following series of lectures: November 3rd – Caving in Rumania (Gilmore).  Geomorphology of D.Y.O. (Coase), Dec 3rd:  Jan 19. Cave Rescue (Appleing). Held in the Geography Dept. Little Lecture Theatre, University of Bristol. 8.

Bryant’s Winter Lectures 1969/1970

Monday 17th November 1969. CHRIS BONNINGTON – ‘The Blue Nile Expedition’.

Monday 16th February 1970. JOHN CLEARE – photographic ‘Mountaineering Assignments’

Monday 16th March 1970. JOHN EARL and NED KELLY of the B.E.C. present their outstanding mountaineering films.

Lectures start at 7.30pm in the Y.M.C.A. Hall, Trenchard Street, Bristol.

A few details of St. Cuthbert.

St. Cuthbert, the uncorruptible saint, died in Lindisfarne in 687 A.D. after an exhausting illness lasting three weeks.  After his death he was embalmed and laid in a stone sarcophagus. After 11 years the tomb was re-opened and the body found to be ‘incorrupt’ and was revested.  In 875 the tomb was opened yet again and the body transported to Northern England where it was carried round for all to see.  The embalming was so good that it was still intact in the 16th century though by 1827 the remains had reduced to a skeleton.