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Where posters have been placed
« on: July 13, 2018, 12:45:06 pm »
I have been asking local businesses and organisations if they would please put a New To Caving poster up.



Wanted to keep a record of where I've been and who I've asked so am doing so here - hopefully will prompt other cavers to help promote a website that promotes caving to potential new cavers.

Ingleton Waterfalls Cafe
Ingleton Tourist Information and also Community Centre
Meadowfalls Campsite, Thornton in Lonsdale
Woodclose Caravan Park, Kirkby
Kirkby Lonsdale Tourists Information
Inglesport Climbing Wall (Thanks to David at Inglesport)

15th July

Ingleton chippy (just closed, missed my chippy tea, but he did let me put a poster up :)  )
Helwith Bridge
Station Inn & Bunkhouse (they would like some leaflets from Instructors working in the area as get asked all the time)
Orcaber Caravan and campsite, Austwick
Marton Arms

(Sounds like I've been on a pub crawl :)

17th July - Whitescar Caves & Ingleton Petrol station.

25th July

Pinecroft Lodges, Ingleton
Clapham Bunkhouse and cafe
Clapham notice board
Ingleborough Hall, Clapham
Ingleborough Cave & Nature Trail



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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 01:06:58 pm »
Two in peak cavern.
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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 03:13:18 pm »
May be worth asking if you could put one in the outside cafe in hathersage and Pete’s eats in llanberis

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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 03:24:04 pm »
May be worth asking if you could put one in the outside cafe in hathersage and Pete’s eats in llanberis

I know them both well, however am rarely passing by these days - anyone help me out?  Posters can be collected from ours near Ingleton (PM me) or Tony Seddon will carry some with him or collect from Inglesport.

Thanks for the ideas and helping out - a huge task for me to do it all on my ownsome   :blink:


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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 04:27:14 pm »
I can easily manage Pete's Eats if anyone can caver post them to the BEC lot going to the Berger, failing that Jane I'm sure our paths will cross before too long

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 04:48:33 pm »
I can easily manage Pete's Eats if anyone can caver post them to the BEC lot going to the Berger, failing that Jane I'm sure our paths will cross before too long

Tony Seddon (Starless River) will collect some posters from me soon and have them with him on his travels, thanks Tony  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 09:26:56 pm »
The Smithy in Monyash is another caver-friendly place that might be worth trying?
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 10:26:31 pm »
The ones in Peak Cavern are already looking a bit knackered so I think we'll want some more at some point.

There are some small posters in the TSG kitchen if anyone wants to take one. I can get a poster to Outside.
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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 06:50:18 am »
I'll pick one up if I get over to the Chapel at any point in the  near future, or try and arrange to get one via Phil, I can call in at the Smithy on a dog walk. I could also drop one in at the Mining Museum.
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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 10:49:59 am »
Thanks everyone.

I could do with a number of places in each of the caving regions for folks to collect posters from.  These can then be taken home and put up in local schools, scout huts, climbing walls etc etc.

The Dales - our house or Inglesport (If you want one of the larger posters PM me)

The Peak - the TSG hut in Castleton?

Mendip?

South Wales?

Forest of Dean?

Cornwall?

Other areas?

I've been told people take photos of the posters in Peak Cavern with their mobiles as they exit the showcave. If folks agree we need to encourage new cavers to our sport, then surely taking the time to put a poster up that might, just might encourage someone to have a go at caving is worth while, isn't it?

...and while I'm on the subject, links to www.newtocaving.com on your club website, or other suitable websites are another great way of spreading the word.  Remember, New to Caving has been adopted by the BCA, it's there to inspire a new generation to our sport and its run on a not for profit basis.

Thank you, Jane  :)

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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 05:25:48 pm »
Is it worth gett one of those QR codes on the poster so people can scan their way straight into the website?

No idea how this works or what it costs, but I'm sure someone here will know.

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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 06:28:46 pm »
TSG member here! I'm sure we'd have no problem having a stash of the posters at the Chapel.
I'll actually be in Inglesport tomorrow morning with a couple of members so could collect some if you can get any there for us?

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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 11:13:07 pm »
Any chance of a few to put up around North Wales, local climbing wall, school etc etc.
Cheers

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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2018, 06:57:14 am »
TSG member here! I'm sure we'd have no problem having a stash of the posters at the Chapel.
I'll actually be in Inglesport tomorrow morning with a couple of members so could collect some if you can get any there for us?

Thank you  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Tim will be in Inglesport cafe by 10am - I'll make sure he takes some supplies.  If he takes a could of the larger ones, could you get them to Peak Cavern please??



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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2018, 07:00:09 am »
Any chance of a few to put up around North Wales, local climbing wall, school etc etc.
Cheers

Absolutely - I will be in N.Wales, near Ruthin on 31st July/1st Aug - have sent a PM  :thumbsup: ;D


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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2018, 07:18:41 am »
TSG member here! I'm sure we'd have no problem having a stash of the posters at the Chapel.
I'll actually be in Inglesport tomorrow morning with a couple of members so could collect some if you can get any there for us?

Thank you  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Tim will be in Inglesport cafe by 10am - I'll make sure he takes some supplies.  If he takes a could of the larger ones, could you get them to Peak Cavern please??

No problem.

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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2018, 09:14:10 am »
NewToCaving  and lots of people pushing caving is mentioned in this article   :clap2:

Some great quotes & photo's

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44715684
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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2018, 05:49:10 pm »
Met with a nice chap at Whitescar Caves this afternoon who said he's put one of our larger posters up - chuffed at this as surely folks who have just been down a showcave and are interested in finding out more about caves and caving will find New to Caving useful??

Any help getting posters in more showcaves very much appreciated (Peak Cavern should have new ones soon).

Thank you

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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2018, 07:23:49 pm »
Met with a nice chap at Whitescar Caves this afternoon who said he's put one of our larger posters up - chuffed at this as surely folks who have just been down a showcave and are interested in finding out more about caves and caving will find New to Caving useful??

Any help getting posters in more showcaves very much appreciated (Peak Cavern should have new ones soon).

Thank you

Send one to Vicky Turner at Treak Cliff Cavern - she'll deffo put one up.

Can't do it myself as I now live in France! ;D

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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2018, 07:40:52 pm »
I have deposited a pile of posters at TSG. Some will make their way to Peak Cavern this week but if anyone wants to grab one for any of the other showcaves/mines then go for it.

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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2018, 09:39:07 pm »
I have deposited a pile of posters at TSG. Some will make their way to Peak Cavern this week but if anyone wants to grab one for any of the other showcaves/mines then go for it.

I'll ask John Turner to call in and pick a couple up for TCC and the shop in Castleton.

Once he's back from his pirate weekend in Whitby!  :shrug:

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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2018, 10:11:51 pm »
Is it worth gett one of those QR codes on the poster so people can scan their way straight into the website?
No idea how this works or what it costs, but I'm sure someone here will know.
I was already thinking that by I got to your post. Here's one that should point to the right place...



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« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2018, 10:43:04 pm »

Send one to Vicky Turner at Treak Cliff Cavern - she'll deffo put one up.

Can't do it myself as I now live in France! ;D

Thank you, on my to do list....

Met a very nice woman called Sue today who agreed to put one of our posters up at the Nature Trail in Clapham + also Ingleborough Show Cave, marvellous  ;D

...also met two cavers who helped me today - it's amazing who you pop in to when delivering posters.... :)

Tony Seddon of Starless River (www.starlessriver.com) is collecting a load of posters of us soon - if you would like to help, please get a poster or three off Tony, thank you  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2018, 10:11:27 am »
Do people actually use QR codes instead of typing in web addresses?

I don't have a QR scanner app, and never jumped over the hurdle of downloading one when typing is perfectly acceptable.

Plenty of uses in various industries for traceability and the like though...

I'd be interested to know if anyone engages with them!

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« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2018, 12:19:25 pm »
Do people actually use QR codes instead of typing in web addresses?

I don't have a QR scanner app, and never jumped over the hurdle of downloading one when typing is perfectly acceptable.

Plenty of uses in various industries for traceability and the like though...

I'd be interested to know if anyone engages with them!

they're good for when the website is a bit of a faff to type, I use them on bus stops to get live times so I don't have to type in firstbus.com/stop/bus/Yhdk76msyhhFGh283FFS

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« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2018, 09:04:44 pm »
I use QR codes a lot. Not just when I find them around, but I sometimes put them on worksheets I give to pupils so they can get some interactive or video content to go with the black-and-white photocopied page.
They're even being used for orienteering on permanent courses now - scant the code on the checkpoint to record when you were there.

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« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2018, 09:05:15 pm »
Spotted a poster in Redpoint Worcester on Thursday.

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« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2018, 01:20:05 pm »
Spotted a poster in Redpoint Worcester on Thursday.

Thanks for the info glyders  :thumbsup: and thanks to the kind soul who put it up  :thumbsup:

http://www.redpointworcester.co.uk/

Tony Seddon www.starlessriver.com collected loads of posters from me this week.  Look out for Tony in The Peak this weekend and here's his calendar for next weekend:

https://www.starlessriver.com/news/?page_id=200

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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2018, 08:39:13 am »
Thanks to Ian Adams and cavermanmike for help with putting posters up in North Wales  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Posters delivered to them this week  :)


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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2018, 02:16:55 pm »
Poole's Cavern have kindly agreed to put some posters up.  Can anyone deliver some for me please??

We'll have some at Hidden Earth or maybe there are some in Derbyshire somewhere, thank you  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2018, 02:24:02 pm »
They're even being used for orienteering on permanent courses now - scant the code on the checkpoint to record when you were there.

Last year I was in a cave in France (a caver cave, not a show cave) and there were lots of little laminated signs with QR codes propped up near interesting features. I couldn't check what happened if you scanned them, though, as for some reason I never thought to take my phone down a 120m pitch...

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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2018, 12:19:34 am »
I've managed to get two up so far around Belfast. I'll attempt to get a few more about the place whenever I can.
These two posters are permanent fixtures on our club notice boards (see attached pictures)

One of our members, Roisin, was so happy about the new addition she wanted me to take a photo of her beside it!

QUBCC are well into their promotion of new to caving for you Pegasus!
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« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2018, 04:16:28 pm »
SUSS have dropped some posters in Peak Cavern as suggested, and I have added a link to our website (shefcavers.org.uk).







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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2018, 09:09:50 am »
CHECC 2018 - NUCC's Entry
We  do have images, but I'm struggling to upload them at moment! Will try again later after lecture

When we saw this challenge we thought this would be the perfect opportunity for us to take advantage of the old Welsh name for Nottingham - Ty'r Ogofedd. Which, nicely, translates to 'House of Caves'.

The first place we tried putting up a 'New to Caving' poster was obviously the city's cave attraction, which to our surprise, didn't allow us to put one there. They did, however, tell us to try the National Justice Museum, who surprisingly took one off us to stick in their cafe! The receptionist also convinced this serious looking person in a silly hat to pose for a photo.

As we wandering, we happen to pass the Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery. We thought, what the hell, we may as well try and convince some people who aren't scientists or engineers to come caving! Sadly, they don't allow posters here, but said if we came back with flyers that would be ok..!  :-\ 

Our next destination was the local bouldering centre. In typical climber fashion we were met with blank, emotionless faces that told us, in around about "What even is caving, please don't make our building muddy" sorta way, to please leave!

Not disheartened, we headed to the pub. Along the way we passed by Nottingham's most famous resident and gave him a message to send on his arrow.

The pub we went to was Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, oldest in England apparently, which is conveniently built into a few sandstone caves. Here, we were told we could leave a poster on the menu table, though apparently it's likely to get ruined by the Friday crowd. Hopefully, one of them will join a caving club before that happens.

As we were moving onto our next pub, we happen to walk past Nottingham City Collage. Ryan had the brilliant idea of seeing if we could put one in there. We asked security and they said we could put one up for now and they would check with reception in the morning if it can stay there. Fingers cross, the poster will reach out to young adults at the collage who wouldn't otherwise even known caving was a thing!

The final place we tried was on of the artsy pubs, The Malt Cross. We can try and get some cultured people to join our NUCC. The pub said it was fine so we placed the poster by the rest of the notices and flyers - you never know, we may convince someone who's interested in pottery or embroidery to come caving!

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« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2018, 05:17:35 pm »
MUSC managed to pick up a few posters from TSG when we were there last. They sat around on my kitchen table for a while until I decided to put the cider down and do something productive! So off I went, into Manchester, hoping to find some nice places to put them up. I went to two seperate climbing centres, MCC and Rockover. The poster is the only thing on the Rockover noticeboard, looking very eyecatching, if a little lonely. The notice board there is next to some of the bouldering walls upstairs, and in MCC it is in the changing areas.


I also put one up in the UoM Students union building, and infiltrated MMU students union as well.


I gave some to Ellis Brigham, and Cotswolds Outdoors in the centre. The representatives said they would be put up in the staff rooms for now, so unfortunately no photos, but should hopefully be in the shop front after the black friday sales.

We also have the link on our facebook page and website.



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« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2018, 05:38:11 pm »
Further to Jacob's (Maddoghouse) post, here are the accompanying images for NUCC. Posting them as Jacob is currently in JH or somewhere.

CHECC 2018 - NUCC's Entry
We  do have images, but I'm struggling to upload them at moment! Will try again later after lecture

When we saw this challenge we thought this would be the perfect opportunity for us to take advantage of the old Welsh name for Nottingham - Ty'r Ogofedd. Which, nicely, translates to 'House of Caves'.


The first place we tried putting up a 'New to Caving' poster was obviously the city's cave attraction, which to our surprise, didn't allow us to put one there. They did, however, tell us to try the National Justice Museum, who surprisingly took one off us to stick in their cafe! The receptionist also convinced this serious looking person in a silly hat to pose for a photo.


As we wandering, we happen to pass the Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery. We thought, what the hell, we may as well try and convince some people who aren't scientists or engineers to come caving! Sadly, they don't allow posters here, but said if we came back with flyers that would be ok..!  :-\ 

Our next destination was the local bouldering centre. In typical climber fashion we were met with blank, emotionless faces that told us, in around about "What even is caving, please don't make our building muddy" sorta way, to please leave!


Not disheartened, we headed to the pub. Along the way we passed by Nottingham's most famous resident and gave him a message to send on his arrow.


The pub we went to was Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, oldest in England apparently, which is conveniently built into a few sandstone caves. Here, we were told we could leave a poster on the menu table, though apparently it's likely to get ruined by the Friday crowd. Hopefully, one of them will join a caving club before that happens.


As we were moving onto our next pub, we happen to walk past Nottingham City College. Ryan had the brilliant idea of seeing if we could put one in there. We asked security and they said we could put one up for now and they would check with reception in the morning if it can stay there. Fingers cross, the poster will reach out to young adults at the collage who wouldn't otherwise even known caving was a thing!


The final place we tried was on of the artsy pubs, The Malt Cross. We can try and get some cultured people to join our NUCC. The pub said it was fine so we placed the poster by the rest of the notices and flyers - you never know, we may convince someone who's interested in pottery or embroidery to come caving!

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Re: Where posters have been placed
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2018, 10:29:43 pm »
DUSA have got a brand new tackle store in the Durham Students Union, (we got kicked out of our old cupboard because apparently it was blocking a very important water pipe :-\), which conviently faces out along the footpath infront of the dsu and is right next to the entrance. So we took advantage of this and stuck a New to Caving poster up in each the three windows in our tackle store, facing out so everyone who walks past or goes in and out of the Student Union will hopefully see them!

We also filled our website with banners and links to New to Caving, as I mentioned here: https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22143.0


 

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