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Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« on: February 01, 2017, 08:55:01 pm »
Yes that's right... We need are turning 50 in May and I need you.

We are putting together a special anniversary journal to mark this milestone (will be available online after the celebrations) and I am looking for images and stories of your caving experiences in the Clydach Gorge area.

So dig deep!!
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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 12:10:57 am »
Congratulations Brynmawr!

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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 07:20:46 pm »
Didn't you used to have the little cottage on the steep hill out of Llangattock towards the Chelsea hut? I stayed in there once - there was a chap boiling up a bucket of eels for breakfast one morning. Not helpful when you had a dreadful hangover...
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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 07:47:15 pm »
The club hasn't had its own hut but I wonder if anyone actually lived where you say. I'll get investigating.
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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 07:50:41 pm »
The little cottage you refer to is the Old Darren Sunday School
I think it was used by BUSS for a while
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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 08:14:26 pm »
The old Sunday School is owned by West Midlands Cave Exploration Group.  Their efforts to make it habitable as a caving cottage was hampered by a certain local resident..
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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 08:23:24 pm »
No, not the Sunday School, we used to stay in there regularly. This was further down the hill, on a steep bit, right on the road on the left as you went up.
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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 10:36:10 pm »
This [cottage] was further down the hill, on a steep bit, right on the road on the left as you went up.
That was the place the Llangattock Caving Club used to rent. It was very basic.

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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 08:26:28 am »
Ahh yes! I remember it well...you're correct of course (this getting old thing's a real pain in the bum). I remember it as being sumptuously appointed.
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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2017, 12:19:57 pm »
Yes that's right... We need are turning 50 in May and I need you.

We are putting together a special anniversary journal to mark this milestone (will be available online after the celebrations) and I am looking for images and stories of your caving experiences in the Clydach Gorge area.

So dig deep!!
Colin Edmunds, Bill Gascoine and I started Brynmawr Caving Club 50 years ago. Only Colin and myself left now


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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 02:58:32 pm »
Hello Mr W! I was going to message you, to ask if you would write something for the 50th anniversary journal, about you setting up the club and the early years after that. A couple of people have already agreed to write pieces about different eras. Will message you.

Huw Jones.

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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2017, 04:00:29 pm »
Hello Mr W! I was going to message you, to ask if you would write something for the 50th anniversary journal, about you setting up the club and the early years after that. A couple of people have already agreed to write pieces about different eras. Will message you.

Huw Jones.
Sure - will also be in Brynmawr in May


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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2017, 12:28:57 am »
That's great Peter! We are also planning a 'do' for May. Will be in touch with the details.

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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2017, 09:52:17 pm »
And is Peter another Wilton Jones? Finally had the pleasure of meeting Tarquin last month.
Party is planned for may. Details to follow and tickets to sort. Won't be alot just to cover journal costs and food :) 
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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2017, 09:58:53 pm »
No peterogof is a different Peter.

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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2017, 01:54:40 pm »
🎂......first post

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Re: Brynmawr is Caving club is turning 50!!!
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2017, 04:30:30 pm »
Worked out who this Peter is now thanks to the page steve
P has sent me
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