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Saturday 10th November 2007

Memorial Plaque 

We are all meeting at the Belfry at around 0930 next Saturday 10th November, where we shall meet Dave’s family Mike Irwin and family. The intention is to go down Cuthberts with Dave’s nephew John Irwin to unveil the plaque in Cerberus Hall. We are hoping to take a few pints of lager and some lime juice as Dave was known occasionally to drink a half. We are then going to pour the remains of Dave’s ashes into the streamway, either at the Dinning Room or even perhaps at Gour Hall. We then exit the cave circa 1300 for drinks and nibbles at the Belfry, until about 1630.  All of the BEC are welcome.

Caving Books and Art Auction 

At about 1630 we go to the Village Hall for the auction and pre-priced book sell. The auction is starting at 1700 prompt followed by an auction of prints that also belonged to Dave. After this, the book stalls will be opened for people to buy the remainder of Dave’s books ~ 300 , that are priced in £1, £3, £5 and £10, these are going to be sold at various tables around the hall. Read more for auction details.

An Evening of Celebration 

Once this has been completed, there is a bar starting at around 1730 with free food, - bangers and mash and peas. This is to be followed by live music from Cheddar Blues Band, bar closes at around 2330. 

Free entry!!

Priddy, Near Wells, Somerset

A smallholding comprising two bedroom bungalow, buildings and pasture. In all about 17 acres.


For Sale By Auction – mid November




Guide Price

£300,000 - £350,000

 Details from


********  Another ~50m  was added last weekend!!! ********

On Sunday 7th October 2007 Chris Jewell pushed an airbell in one of the downstream sumps to find a significant inlet.

While being supported by Rich Smith and Barry Lawton, he pushed an estimated 150m!

For more details click the read more button (updated Friday 12 October)

Some good caving advice form the good ol US of A. Maybe the BEC should be re-equiped with the modern caver gear shown here.